Story/Art by: Hiromu Aikawara
Japanese Name: Hagane no Renkinjutsushi
Status of Series: Complete (27 volumes)
Synopsis: Brothers Edward and Alphose are searching for a way to return their bodies back to normal. In a world where alchemy has the power to change the world, the brothers attempted to perform the forbidden — to bring their mother back to life. Alchemy requires equal trade, so they lost what was the most important to them, each other. Along their journey they make many enemies and allies as well as the truth of their nation and the world.
My Thoughts: Wow. I just made it sound really dumb. Anyway, this is one of the more popular manga since it has two anime seasons that are dubbed. I watched the first anime before reading this, and was really surprised. It was very different and much deeper. The second anime (Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood) follows the manga very well, which I was happy to see. The manga may be rather long, but there is hardly ever a dull moment. Either you are in suspense, action, or laughing. This is one of my favorite manga and I am proud to say to have the whole series.