http://www.onemanga.com/Full_Metal_Alchemist/1/00/ DO IT NOW! Okay, Okay, You probably want to know why. I'll explain Fullmetal Alchemist in brief. There's this guy, Edward Elric, and his brother, Alphonse. Their Mother died when they were young and they decided to use Alchemy, the magic of the setting, to bring her back to life. This costs Ed his leg, and Alphonse his whole body, but Ed gives up his arm to fuse Al's soul with a suit of armour. They embark on a quest to find the Philosopher's Stone, which they plan to use to get their limbs back. In order to acheive this, Ed decides to work for the State and becomes a State Alchemist, codename Fullmetal Alchemist. And that doesn't even begin to describe the supporting cast, which contains around 40 plot-significant, recurring characters. The plot is complex and multi-layered, which makes sense as it was evidently planned out from the beginning, thus averting The Chris Carter Effect. All of the aforementioned characters are distinct, memorable, and likeable, not a scrappy among them, except in potential cases of Die For Our Ship, which is very uncommon. It's comparable to Indiana Jones, not just in the general time frame of the setting and the themes of the works (magic and Nazis) but in that it has a huge emotional range, going from Crowning Moment Of Heart Warming to Tear Jerker and everything in between. The action is excellent and the comedy is hilarious. It has almost everything you could want out of a comic, and then some. The storytelling is some of the best I've ever seen. You wonder why people who were fans of the manga hated the first anime which was objectively excellent? Cause the manga's that fucking good. It's hard to explain much beyond that, you'll just have to read it yourself.
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