Why is Fullmetal Alchemist Manga so Good? Explained!

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By Akash
Why is Fullmetal Alchemist Manga so Good? Explained!

Fullmetal Alchemist Manga is a written by Japanese writer hiromu. It was published in square erix’s Monthly shonen manga magazine from the time period between July 2001 and June 2010, and  publisher later on retrieved the individual chapters into 27 volumes.  The main plot of Fullmetal Alchemist is basically styled after the European Industrial Revolution of 18th century.

Fullmetal Alchemist Manga is primarily based in a fictional world in which alchemy is a widely applied or used science, and the manga follows the path of two brothers who are alchemist , Edward and Alphonse are two brothers, they are finding the philosopher’s stone which will help them to restore their bodies after a series of fail attempt only to bring their mother to life by using alchemy as a method in this.

Fullmetal Alchemist Manga is one of the only manga to sold over 70 million copies worldwide, which makes it one of the best manga. The manga also received the 49th Shogakukan manga award which it received for the shonen category in the year 2004, in the UK’s Eagle Award it also received award for favorite manga in the year 2010 and 2011, apart from this it also recieve the  Seium Award for best science fiction comic and many others.

Further, release of the manga’s first english volume is regarded as the top-selling illustrated novel during the year 2005 which is quite good. From several media outlets the reviews positively talk about the manga, primarily for its good character development and plot, action sequences and many more.

Fullmetal Alchemist Manga includes the main characters Edward and Alphonse basically lives in Resembool city with family members including their mother Trisha and their father whose name is Van Hohenheim, and he later on left without a reason giving to them. Mother Trisha very soon died from a disease. Apart from this, after completing their  training of alchemy under Izumi Curtis, the Elrics in order to bring their mother back with the help of alchemy they do a lot of hard work.

Fullmetal Alchemist Manga in the progress of the plot fires back, during which Edward loses his left leg while Alphonse body got damaged. And, Edward also sacrifices his right arm to get the Alphonse’s soul back, which he binds  to an armor suit. After that, Edward is bring by Roy in order to become a State Alchemist and for which he went through a painful medical procedure which grants him prosthetic limbs in return.

After, Edward becoming a State Alchemist, and he is granted the title of Fullmetal Alchemist after becoming an alchemist .In the story, Elrics spend about next three years in order to search for the mythical Philosopher’s stone and to acheive their end goals.

During which, Elrics heads northward and reach Fort Briggs in the north, which is being commanded by General Olivier . During this they also confronts the homunculus Sloth and learn about that Father founded Amestris to create enough population in order to form a big Philosopher’s Stone. With which, father can become god just by absorbing the the Gate of Truth which is being beyond on the ‘Promised Day’.

However, his Father manage to activate the nationwide transmutation circle and also absorbs the being which was superior . Hohenheim and Scar the main characters activate countermeasures for this, which drains much of Father’s souls which he absorbed, making him unstable in the process. After that, Elrics and their comrades have to face their Father in the final battle, in which later on Greed is eventually killed by Father by his own hands.

During the end Alphonse, and his shield almost got destroyed in the fight, and also sacrifice his own soul to restore the Edward’s right arm which got damaged.After that Edward defeats Father, in the Gate of truth, and it also where he got created. Further, Edward sacrifice his own ability of performing alchemy in order to fully restore the injured Alphonse, and during which Lin receives a Philosopher’s stone in the end.

Fullmetal Alchemist Manga, in the end, Elrics come back to home, but again two years later part ways to research alchemy further in the future. After years later, Edward and Winry marries and also have two children and live happy life.