Fullmetal Alchemist is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiromu Arakawa. The genres are Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Historical, Mystery, Psychological, Sci-fi, Shounen, Supernatural. The world of Fullmetal Alchemist is styled after the European Industrial Revolution. Set in a fictional universe in which alchemy is one of the most advanced scientific techniques, the story follows the Elric brothers Edward and Alphonse, who are searching for a legendary Philosopher’s Stone to restore their bodies after a failed attempt to bring their mother back to life using alchemy.
The story start with Elric brothers wandering from one place to another to find information about Philospher Stone. From their journey, they got a lot of friend. The also learn the truth about philosopher stone, the reason why Central is established, and many more. The truth making them have to postpone their will in restoring their bodies. Instead, they involved in a war to defeat “Father”, a creator of homunculus, a man who gained immortality through Philospher Stone.
Readers just can read the manga directly rather than read my review. Because the story is so complex and the author tells the story in back and forth storyline. I can explained all the story but it won’t come out entertaining for the reader who never read Fullmetal Alchemist before. The story in very unusual and unique. The characters are very well developed. The basis of the story is very strong and reasonable. The story resembels our real life, how country fight each other because of their lust and greed. We learn many lesson from this story.
My point is, this manga is very extraordinary, superb, and remarkable. As a manga lover, we have to read it. Even the anime version was voted as the most popular anime of all time in Japan. Reviewers from several media had positive comments on the series, particularly for its character development
There is its anime song that I love it so much. Though all of Fullmetal Alchemist songs is very great, this song is special. I really love the lyrics. The title is Let It All Out by Miko Fukuhara. The lyrics is really resemble Edward and Alphonse situation about they struggle a lot, facing all the difficulty and keep moving forward. Here is the lyrics in english:
Let it all out, let it all out
I don’t have to act tough, right?
The scribbling someone made…
On the wall, of a flower is swaying.
No one knows their true selves.
Even though we both lose and gain
By embarking on this long, long path,
And though there may be days loneliness strikes and makes us weep…
Let’s transform our tears and pains to stars.
Let’s light a candle to illuminate our tomorrow.
And we’ll hold our small hand over the fire to create stardust,
And an eternity that shines so brilliantly.
Farewells may be unavoidable,
Yet the seasons continue to change obliviously.
Even if I lose myself, I’ll continue to walk
Walk by your side.
That’s the one thing I’d like to never change.