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Comments for Fullmetal Alchemist Volume 07

Fullmetal Alchemist Volume 07: 09/01/11

 cover art (Link goes to Powells)Fullmetal Alchemist Volume 7 by Hiromu Arakawa turns up the heat with revelations with how corrupt the military government is and how deep the homunculi have penetrated into things. There is more time spent with Ed and Al's sensei and there's trouble afoot in Dublith.

Usually in these sorts of stories, this level of big reveal comes before a final act where the good guys rally to vanquish the evil and remove the corruption. Arakawa though choses to make the reveal at the end of the first act giving more time for the heros to come to terms with the situation and to plan for a way to root out all the corruption.

After all the excitement there's a humorous after story, a date involving 2nd Lt. Jean Havoc (a man always looking for love) and Catherine Elle Armstrong. This date showed up in the anime as well and is just as hilarious in print as it is fully animated. While this date seems like a throw away story, it is referred to later in the series. Arakawa doesn't toss things out there willy-nilly.

Five stars.

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Comment #1: Friday, September, 2, 2011 at 01:28:20

The Books of My Life

Hmm ... yes, the build up to the end had a really epic feel



Comment #2: Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 11:31:12

Pussreboots

It was the volume where I went from enjoyment to rabid fanaticism.



Comment #3: Friday, September, 2, 2011 at 19:42:17

Mari Juniper

I haven't read the manga, but the anime is fantastic! I really, really liked the second version (Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood) that is more faithful to the original story. The anime is really well conduced, in contrast to the first attempt that got the fans really angry (with good reason).

Glad to know we share the same opinion. This is totally a five stars! :)



Comment #4: Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 11:33:34

Pussreboots

Brotherhood is much closer than the previous anime but even it isn't a 100% match for the manga. I saw the first version of the anime before I started reading the manga. Then I started watching Brotherhood. So I'm not one of the angry fans.




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