Viz Edition Release Date: May 3, 2005
Alchemy: the mystical power to alter the natural world; something between magic, art, and science. When two brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric, dabbled in this power to grant their dearest wish, one of them lost an arm and a leg... and the other became nothing but a soul locked into a body of living steel. Now Edward is an agent of the government, a slave of the military-alchemical complex, using his unique powers to obey orders... even to kill. Except his powers aren't unique. The world has been ravaged by the abuse of alchemy. And in pursuit of the ultimate treasure, the Philosopher's Stone, their enemies are even more ruthless than they are...
Edward Elric and his younger brother, Alphonse Elric, had attempted the forbidden "Human Transmutation." The price paid; an arm, a leg, and a body. Edward Elric replaced his arm and leg with automail and enrolled into the military becoming the "Fullmetal Alchemist." Now they use their gained power to search for a way to regain their bodies back. They're searching for the legendary "Philosopher's Stone."
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