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In an alchemical ritual gone wrong, Edward Elric lost his arm and his leg, and his brother Alphonse became nothing but a soul in a suit of armor. Equipped with mechanical "auto-mail" limbs, Edward becomes a state alchemist, seeking the one thing that can restore his brother and himself... the legendary Philosopher's Stone.There are many types of alchemy in the world. EdwarIn an alchemical ritual gone wrong, Edward Elric lost his arm and his leg, and his brother Alphonse became nothing but a soul in a suit of armor. Equipped with mechanical "auto-mail" limbs, Edward becomes a state alchemist, seeking the one thing that can restore his brother and himself... the legendary Philosopher's Stone.There are many types of alchemy in the world. Edward's commanding officer, "Flame Alchemist" Roy Mustang, can control fire. Shou Tucker, the "Sewing-Life Alchemist," specializes in the most difficult alchemy of all...biological transmutation, the ability to alter the tissue of living things. But no matter what their power, alchemists are still human. And when a mysterious killer begins stalking state alchemists, no one can escape his vengeance......

Title : Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 2
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ISBN : 9781591169239
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 192 Pages
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Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 2 Reviews

  • Antonio
    2019-02-21 22:56

    Tehlu misericordioso ¿Por qué?¿Por qué? Esto es perturbadoramente insuperable, es monstruoso, e imperdonable, hay poco que pueda decir sin hacer spoilers, pero les digo que Fullmetal Alchemist tiene elementos psicológicos que paran los pelos, y que en este tomo hacen llorar a cualquiera. Para saber porque deberías empezar a leer este grandioso manga puedes ver mi reseña del primer tomo de Fullmetal Alchemist #1AquíNo lo lamentaran ;-)

  • Lily
    2019-01-27 18:58

    Well, ouch. I picked this up looking for an fun, action-y read in the style of volume 1. I did not expect it to perforate my heart quite so quickly, or to haunt me for so long afterwards. The story still has its cute and slapstick moments, but their ephemerality is painfully evident. There's now little doubt that the stakes are high, and that the unthinkable is actually very thinkable for certain people. The early part of the story is so chilling that it kinda overshadowed everything that came after. However, there is more of a continuous storyline compared to the episodic style of volume 1, which I thought was an improvement.

  • Grace
    2019-02-18 16:43

    Second volume is better than the first one!!! We get to see more emotion from Edward and we also get to see the strong bond between the Elric brothers. I really love these two boys so much and I just want them to be happy!!! Definitely reading the next one soon!

  • Jedi JC Daquis
    2019-02-05 16:57

    While the first volume establishes the essentials in Fullmetal Alchemist, volume two expands this industrial-mechanical world as it introduces evem new characters and storylines.Volume 2 also does not veer away from elements which are pretty much hard to stomach, alchemy and political issues that display the dark side of this world. Kudos to Arakawa for being bold im writing these darmer elements.But FA is not Attack of Titan. It may be heavy on certain scenes, but the humor and the deliberate goofy art are abundant! This volume is very much balanced in action, comedy and drama.

  • Kogiopsis
    2019-01-28 15:59

    At the end of every volume of FMA is a very small panel depicting all the characters who died with halos over their heads and wings on their backs, ascending to Heaven.It's worth noting that Shou Tucker is shown wallowing in Hell. Even Father gets to go to Heaven, but Tucker goes to Hell. That makes me bizarrely happy, because I hate Tucker more than I hate any other character in the series, bar none - not Pride, though he creeps me out; not Envy, even after all he's done; not even Kimblee, who's almost as much of a human monster as Tucker is.The events that he's involved in break my heart every single time. To be honest, if they don't make you feel something, I worry about your emotional range. It's horrible, and at the same time that I'm sick with rage and sorrow, I can't help but take a step back and admire it, because really - it's a brilliant piece of writing to evoke such emotion.Oblique spoiler for Volume 4: (view spoiler)[It's also an uncanny bit of almost-foreshadowing that Tucker's transmutation of Nina takes place in the same book as Ed and Armstrong's visit to Marcoh, since it's from Marcoh's research that they learn what the Philosopher's Stone is made of - I don't remember if it's exactly referenced, but there's no doubt in my mind that seeing what happened to Nina is a large part of their reaction to that discovery. (hide spoiler)]My favorite and yet least-favorite moment (view spoiler)[is after Scar has killed Tucker and Nina/Alexander looks up at him and just says "Daddy" over and over and over. Oh god. That just breaks me into pieces. (hide spoiler)]The second half of the volume, which deals mostly with Scar, really pales next to the first, even though it has its own fair share of rich moments. The way Ed and Al react to things feels very real, true to their experiences and their age - they may act like adults, as Hawkeye says, but they're really just children, and here we see that in action as that uncommon maturity fails. At the same time, despite everything, they have an incredible internal strength - they turn pain into determination and just refuse to back down; I can't help but admire them.I actually don't remember exactly what happens in Volume 3, so I'm looking forward to re-reading it. Not, however, to Volume 4. That one is going to hurt.

  • Nərmin
    2019-01-23 17:40

    Woow! The coolness of this volume was impressive! I loved how it can be both funny and dark...Really liked Elric brothers))

  • Caroline
    2019-02-16 22:00

    ANOTHER great volume! I loved learning more about our two main characters as we get deeper into the story. I haven't watched the anime so all of this is new and exciting for me and I AM LOVING IT. Meeting new characters was a lot of fun, especially Roy Mustang because I've heard a lot about him. It was really cool as well to meet a villain character and see some awesome fight sequences. Scar seems like he'll be a really interesting antagonist. The art style is still great and I found fights easy to follow (which isn't always the case with fights in mangas so wooh). On to volume three!!

  • Becky
    2019-02-15 19:56

    Hawkeye is my favourite and I wish there were more girls.

  • Radwa
    2019-02-21 23:37

    So I can see a lot of religious details, such as introducing three of the seven deadly sins (lust, gluttony, envy) as demons? at this point, I don't know what they really are, but they're there. Scar's whole story and religious view are interesting. Using Alchemy to destroy Alchemists in the name of (religion?).I'm enjoying the tasks Edward and Al go through, and despite not being able to keep up with all the alchemists introduced in this volume, I love their variety. We also need more female characters!

  • Esma Tezgi
    2019-02-07 18:06

    Bu seride hoşuma giden bir şey var, sanırım bazı yönleri bana çocukken izlediğim çizgi filmleri anımsatıyor, Ed'in çıldırması, o sıradaki görüntüsü gibi şeyler.Şimdilik hoşuma gitti, devam etmei düşünüyorum, okuması zevkli ve rahatlatıcı. İyi zaman geçiriyorsunuz.

  • Ewelina
    2019-02-03 23:01

    I :) am :) perfectly :) fine. :)))

  • Maija
    2019-01-30 16:48

    The Shou Tucker storyline is still one of the creepiest things I've ever read/watched.The bigger plot gets started in this one. Still good, but a lot of characters are introduced that we'll only learn more about later, leaving them a bit flimsy for now.

  • Irmak
    2019-02-03 23:57

    İlkinden çok daha güzeldi. Sevdim ❤

  • Lanie
    2019-02-21 20:58

    I take back what I said in my review of book one. ;) I thought the first volume of "fullmetal alchemist" was pretty cheesy. Kinda cutesy & leaning more towards the lower end of the teenage audience range it's going for. But this! Volume two...My god! This was anything BUT cheesy. This was so sad. And so epic. And funny. There was so much character development and world building. We were given so much reason to love Al & Ed, echo at first seem like goofballs, but are really so much deeper and rounder. We got some fucking awesome introductions to our antagonists. I fucking love Edward. This sad tortured soul. :'( he loves his baby brother so much! & he's so sad & angry & lonely. & quiet obviously hates himself for not being able to save his mother & sticking his brother in that armor. But he's also so super badass. & hilarious. He's got this quirky snarky angry sense of humor that I just love so much. & poor Al. :'( he just wants to be a normal kid again. :( I'm fan girling so hard right now and it's only book 2. The art is growing on me to. :) like, I think I'm starting to really love it. it Is just a tad cartoonish & simple. And at first glance, that might seem like a bad or annoying thing. Especially for a gal who's use to more serious, more heavily detailed manga's like "black butler" (my personal favorite.) but as I read more of "fullmetal alchemist" I see how well this slightly cartoonish style actually works in the story's favorite. Along with this sad backstory & this obviously seriousness surrounding the brothers to regain their bodies & the threat of Scar, we all these super funny bits thrown in for some excellent comic relief. Like poor Al riding in the sheep cart or Edward's hilarious angry expressions when he thinks someone is picking on him about his height. Plus, these character designs are so clear & distinctive. & the facial expressions are actually really good, especially the angry ones Ed makes. I'm also deeply impressed by fight scenes. & the flashes of light & magic that show the use of alchemy. It's so perfect & pretty & bad ass all at once.Does any of what I just wrote make sense? Cartoonish style, but also fucking brilliant?If it doesn't, Oh well. Basically I'm saying: -cool powers -amazing characters- great world building -awesome storylineThis book (& the rest of the series I hope) is fucking amazing. I highly recommend this if you like the darker more fantasy type mantas with lots of action. If you've enjoyed "black butler", "pandora hearts" "inuyasha" or "attack on Titan" chances are you'll like "full teal alchemist"Onward to more good reads! (Ha! See what I did there?)

  • Julie (Manga Maniac Cafe)
    2019-02-08 21:39

    4.5 starsAs Edward and Al continue their quest to get their original bodies back, they encounter danger, and see how far a desperate alchemist will go to keep his license. This volume broadens the examination of the dark side of alchemy and the theory of equivalent exchange. What is the life of young girl worth, when her father has run out of options in his research? When he does the unthinkable, Edward realizes how close to the edge of darkness he came during his efforts to perform forbidden alchemy. Does it matter that he only wanted to see his mother again? When you look at what he lost, his brother's body, as well as his arm and leg, for what he got, a lump of flesh that couldn't even be called human, the price seems steep indeed. The whole system is rigged to so that the truly power hungry are willing to sacrifice the unthinkable to bend the rules. Alchemy can do so much good, but in the hands of the wrong person, it can corrupt absolutely.Envy, Lust, and Gluttony make another appearance, and we learn how evil than can be. They commit acts of violence without a thought, and because they are so powerful, they never even consider that there will be any consequences. They are so cold, and they don't hesitate to cause chaos and create havoc for the Elric brothers.Scar makes his first appearance, and one of the main themes of the manga, that war is hell and makes good people do terrible things, is brought to the forefront. The survivor of a genocide, Scar is on a mission to kill as many alchemists as possible. Thinking himself a divine instrument of justice, he considers alchemists sinful because they change the natural into the unnatural. Considering that state alchemists and the Central government almost wiped out his people, it's hard not to feel some sympathy for the guy, whether he's a nutjob or not. Or to sympathize with the state alchemists who were forced to slaughter men, women, and children because they were told to do so by their government.I love how the series alternates between slapstick humor and serious, thought provoking issues of morality, ethics, and the value of a human life.

  • King Haddock
    2019-02-17 22:49

    I suppose I discussed a lot of Scar's religious aspects in my review of Volume 1, no mind that we first meet Scar here. Thus, I will continue onto the creepy chimera-making whatnot.I definitely flinch about what happened. But good authors make us flinch, so no mind that the concept made me uncomfortable, I applaud Hiromu Arakawa for writing a potent scene. I really hope we meet no more chimera alchemists though... oh please no.I feel like the next volume is where things will really get "started"... guess I'll have to see.

  • Maria Kaye
    2019-02-11 18:47

    Scarrrrrrrrr!

  • Michelle *The Bookish Hobbit*
    2019-01-31 16:59

    I really struggled with rating this 3* or 4*. On one hand, this manga is the basis of one of my most favorite anime series ever, a series that I even added to my meager bluray collection (to clarify, I mean FMA:B, not the first incarnation - I'm one of the few who loathed that one). On the other hand, this was a slow volume that was conveyed most excellently on TV, and retreading it here was a bit...uneventful, to me. All in all, it probably deserves 4*, but my rating is what it is.

  • Marie
    2019-02-15 15:40

    3.5/5

  • Ishraq
    2019-02-11 19:38

    These two are one of a kind!

  • Mike
    2019-02-04 22:36

    I don't really know why I'm not into this series as I should be. Maybe it's the lack of an overarching plot, or villain - sure, there's the general theme of Edward and Alphonse trying to get their old bodies back, but the events of this volume and the last one didn't really work towards that theme. The lack of tension that this causes is pretty much all I can think of, in terms of why this isn't wowing me the way it seems to wow most people. Because this really was good. Arakawa's writing is consistently unpredictable, in spite of the patterns I try to find, and the ending scene of this volume was very intense and effective. The character development is also really well done, with Edward and Alphonse showing themselves to be significantly more complex than I expected. I'm definitely waiting in suspense for the next book.

  • Olivia
    2019-02-05 16:37

    Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 2, had all the right aspects that made me really like the first volume. However, I lost slight track of the events in the middle, things became a little hectic and hard to follow with the narrative jumping around a little with the introduction of new plots and lots of new characters. Despite being slightly confused, I really enjoyed the storyline. This instalment turned a little darker, and had less of the fun, dry humour that was in the first instalment, which was a shame. Nevertheless, I will be continuing with the next few books at least as I want to see where the Eldric brothers journey goes. Still lots to be had from this series I am certain off, and I quite easily devoured this in an hour!

  • নাজমুল হাসান
    2019-01-24 23:52

    As expected the story turns into a darker tone. But still keeps its lighthearted elements alive. The 2 most important characters introduced in this volume in my opinion are General Armstrong who is both funny and strong and the Alchemy hating Alchemist Scar, who is on a mission to kill all the National Alchemists for some unknown reason. After a battle with Scar, Edward and Alphonso goes on a journey to renew their search for Philosopher's stone and get back their original body. More mysteries surrounding the Philosopher's stone begins to tangle together in a complex plot build up. So, the adventure continues for the Elric brothers.

  • Chris
    2019-01-30 22:57

    Okay, book two completely won me over, mainly by the breadth of characterization that slipped in so quickly. The story of the alchemist who, out of desperation, transmutes his daughter and dog into a chimera, was as gut-wrenching as any good short-story. Alphonse and Edward, in the meantime, grow in depth and complexity, settling into the perfect balance between arrogant and tortured that hints at melodrama but is still believably human.

  • Roxana-Mălina Chirilă
    2019-01-28 19:04

    The second volume is darker than the first, and we're moving more into the story proper.I keep noticing all sorts of little details which I'd probably ignore if I didn't know the story already - I love this, the little picture of Armstrong in Mustang's pile of documents when he looks for Shou Tucker, Bradley's darkened image in a panel about the war. That's pretty cool.

  • Emmy
    2019-02-09 18:49

    Wow...okay, so that was really dark. Um, not sure how I feel about things right now. I'll give it another go with book 3 and see what happens...Also, I love Armstrong!! (´∀`)♡

  • Ghadeer Kja
    2019-01-27 15:50

    I love FMA

  • Gavin Abdollahi
    2019-01-29 20:59

    Still enjoyable, and a bit different from brotherhood.

  • Bobby
    2019-02-05 15:36

    4.25

  • André
    2019-01-23 18:50

    First read: Oct. 2013