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The Resource Fullmetal alchemist, 1, Hiromu Arakawa

Fullmetal alchemist, 1, Hiromu Arakawa

Label
Fullmetal alchemist, 1
Title
Fullmetal alchemist
Title number
1
Statement of responsibility
Hiromu Arakawa
Title variation
Fullmetal alchemist 1
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Alchemy, everything works on the principle of equivalent exchange. Edward and Alphonse elric learnt this the hard way, when they paid the ultimate price for messing with the forbidden art of human transmutation. A failed attempt at resurrecting their dead mother left Edward without an arm and a leg -- and his little brother Alphonse with his soul fused with a suit of metal armour. Now older and seeking to undo their mistake, the Elric brothers embark on their journey to track down the fabled Philosopher's Stone, said to be able to create matter without a source. However, there are thsoe who also seek its power for evil intentions
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Storyline
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YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2011
Review
  • This manga inspired the popular series now airing on the Cartoon Network and captures the show's brand of mystical, action-packed adventure. Set in a steam-powered locale that isn't necessarily in our world, the series follows two teenage brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric—one bearing two cybernetic replacement limbs while the other's soul animates a cumbersome suit of armor. The two are government agents wielding prodigious abilities in alchemy who carry out the hazardous assignments issued by their handlers. Their exploits range from thwarting the machinations of a fraudulent and ambitious priest who abuses the faith of his oblivious flock to cunningly extracting an impoverished mining community from the exorbitant clutches of a corrupt official and dealing with a train-hijack situation that owes a serious debt to the film Under Siege . In a market glutted with too many like-minded efforts, Arakawa's work grabs readers and shakes them with simple yet eloquent visuals and a bizarre concept. To give away more would ruin the story, but the snippets of the brothers' origin hint at much darker things to come, and such portents herald fun in upcoming installments. (May) --Staff (Reviewed May 2, 2005) (Publishers Weekly, vol 252, issue 18, p178)
  • In this series' science-fantasy world, alchemy's rule of “equivalent exchange” states that for something to be created, something of equal value must be sacrificed. When the prodigiously talented young alchemists Edward and Alphonse Elric attempted a forbidden alchemical procedure to resurrect their mother, the results were disastrous. Not only did they fail, but Edward lost an arm and a leg and Alphonse's soul was trapped inside a suit of armor. Now Edward, with cybernetic replacement limbs, is a State Alchemist working for the military government, traveling with his brother in search of the Philosopher's Stone that may be able to help them become whole again. Along the way, they find themselves fighting corrupt leaders and righting wrongs. The anime TV show based on this manga, shown on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, has made quite a splash among fans. The more formative manga is, so far, less emotionally compelling than the anime, and closer to a typical shonen (boys') quest adventure story, with cartoony artwork and exaggerated action scenes to match. But both versions are entertaining, with moments of comedy among the fights and the drama, and the manga is recommended for teens and adults. --Steve Raiteri (Reviewed January 15, 2006) (Library Journal, vol 131, issue 1, p86)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
146207
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Arakawa, Hiromu
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
comic strips
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Fullmetal alchemist
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • Alchemy
  • Brothers
Label
Fullmetal alchemist, 1, Hiromu Arakawa
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000028668428
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
179 p.
Isbn
9781591169208
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
chiefly ill.
Label
Fullmetal alchemist, 1, Hiromu Arakawa
Publication
Control code
000028668428
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
179 p.
Isbn
9781591169208
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
chiefly ill.

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