“You know it's a good series when it leaves you with an empty feeling in the end and thats exactly how i felt and more. The ending was bitter sweet as it should be, because in war there will always be losses.
This series portrays two young siblings that have for a very long time sought to return their bodies to their previous state, before they had commited a terrible sin through alchemy. Although it's very light and comic in the beginning half way through the series you begin to see the consequences of war on both sides involved.
The main focus on the story is not war however, but the reason behind the war which in this case is immortality. Here we see the goverment and others seek immortality at any cost, and it comes with a very high price: human lives.
In a plan that involves the sacrifice of the whole nation in exchange of immortality and godhood, the governement creates certain attacks throughout their nation in order to establish an alchemy circle as big as the country. The siblings while trying to restore their former bodies lost in an atempt to bring their mother back to life stumble upon the goverments plans and try to stop them and save their country.
The sweetness of the whole story lies in them, because they're nothing but children caught in adult games of power, and through their innocence and naivete they show the better side of the human race while others remain lost in the sins of their past.
Another notable subject of the story is one of alchemy's laws of equivalent change, you can take no more and no less, but the brothers show that it's more than that in the end. They have helped and in return have been helped, but through their journey they feel like they have to do a bit more than that to repay people for their kindness. And isn't that what we all want when we feel grateful? To return the gesture and be paid with happiness and smiles? To go that extra mile just to feel the happiness of someone else?
There we're losses on both sides before the war was won, and although victorious, friends have died, yet our lives keep going and for them we keep on smilling that too is paying respect and showing gratitude for the fallen ones. That's how we honour someone.”
“I read through this series much to fast, and while that means that I enjoyed it tremendously, I don't want it to be over! I did love the ending though.”JAMIE wrote this review Tuesday, May 7, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“kewlness”Colleen Ekat wrote this review Tuesday, March 26, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“this is when al and ed has there final battle
“laparte mas bacana es cuando matan al clon del del papa del robo
“I really liked this series a lot! ”Kimberly wrote this review Saturday, September 1, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is the final book in this series, which I just finished. It is my absolute favorite thing I have ever read ever(Yes, 2 evers). I have a total obsession with it that I doubt will ever end. In a town called Resembool in the country of Amestris, the main protagonist, Edward Elric, along with his younger brother, Alphonse Elric, attempted a human transmutation to bring his mother back to life when he was just 11 years old. Keyword: attempted. The transmutation was not a success, and Ed lost his left leg, Alphonse his entire body. Ed then sacrificed his right arm in order to attach Al's soul to a suit of armor. Ed was then sought out by military Colonel Roy Mustang, who offers him the possibility of becoming a State Alchemist of the military. After receiving steel prostetics called auto-mail from his childhood friend, Winry Rockbell, Ed and Al go to Central City to see if Ed can gain this title. Ed passes the test, and earns a pocket watch as a identification, and the code name 'Fullmetal Alchemist'. Ed then begins to search for the legendary Philosopher's Stone, which may be his last chance to get his and Al's bodies back from the portal of truth. However, a group of homunculi, immortal beings fused with Philosopher's Stones, are attempting t destroy Amestris, and Ed and Al must do anything to stop them.”Emma Ault wrote this review Wednesday, October 17, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A statificing ending to really go series”J.W. B wrote this review Thursday, May 31, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Done at last! It felt like one big fight scene, and Edward's last-minute save for his brother is something he should have thought of 10 volumes ago.”Pith wrote this review Friday, April 13, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No