Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 23
By Hiromu Arakawa
(VIZ Media LLC, Paperback, 9781421536309, 192pp.)
Publication Date: July 20, 2010
Categories: Manga - Fantasy
Reads R to L (Japanese Style). Two brothers on a quest to find the Philospher’s Stone - Meet Edward and Alphonse Elric. Two brothers endowed with the power of alchemy. In the war between science and magic—the future of the world belongs to 2 brothers. Edward and Alphonse: Alchemy be thy name!
As the battle for Central City rages on, Alphonse faces off against Pride and Kimblee with the aid of a Philosopher’s Stone. Can he come up with a plan to take down these two dangerous foes? Meanwhile, Ed and his friends run into Envy below the city. When Roy Mustang learns the truth about Hughes’s murder, will he be consumed by hatred and do the unthinkable…?
Born in Hokkaido (northern Japan), Hiromu Arakawa first attracted national attention in 1999 with her award-winning manga Stray Dog. Her series Fullmetal Alchemist debuted in 2001 in Square Enix's monthly manga anthology Shonen Gangan.