List of Fullmetal Alchemist chapters

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Cover of the first tankōbon for Fullmetal Alchemist, released in Japan by Square Enix on January 22, 2002

The Japanese manga Fullmetal Alchemist was written and illustrated by Hiromu Arakawa. It has been serialized in Square Enix's Monthly Shōnen Gangan since its August 2001 issue (published on July 12, 2001) and concluded on its July 2010 issue (published in June 2010) with a total of 108 chapters.[1][2] The plot follows the adventures of two alchemist brothers named Edward and Alphonse Elric. They are striving to find the legendary Philosopher's Stone so that they may recover parts of their bodies that they lost in an attempt to bring their mother back to life. Therefore, Edward joins the state military and discovers that several members of the military are also attempting to get the stone.

Square Enix collected the chapters in tankōbon form. The first volume was released on January 22, 2002, and the last, volume 27, was released on November 22, 2010.[3][4] A few chapters have been rereleased in Japan in two "Extra number" magazines and Fullmetal Alchemist: The First Attack, which features the first nine chapters of the manga as well as other side stories.[5] On July 22, 2011, Square Enix started republishing the series in kanzenban format.[6] Viz Media is releasing English language editions of the manga in North America. The first volume was released on May 3, 2005, and the last one, was officially released on December 20, 2011.[7][8] On June 7, 2011, Viz started publishing the series in omnibus format, featuring three volumes in one.[9]

The animation studio Bones adapted the manga into two animated adaptations. The first ran for 51 episodes with several changes made to the manga and it was followed by a film sequel in 2005.[10][11][12] In April 2009, Bones started airing a new anime adaptation of the manga entitled Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood for the North American release.[13]

Volume list

No. Japanese release date Japanese ISBN North American release date North American ISBN
01 January 22, 2002[3] ISBN 978-4-7575-0620-6 May 3, 2005[7] ISBN 978-1-59116-920-8
  • 001. "The Two Alchemists" (二人の錬金術師, Futari no Renkinjutsushi)
  • 002. "The Price of Life" (命の代価, Inochi no Daika)
  • 003. "The Mining Town" (炭鉱の街, Tankō no Machi)
  • 004. "Battle on the Train" (車上の戦い, Shajō no Tatakai)
Two alchemist brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric, are forced to deal with a corrupt religious leader from the city of Lior, who is using a mysterious red stone that imitates the power of the coveted Philosopher's Stone to create "miracles". As they look for the supposed Philosopher's Stone, it is revealed that they want to use it to regenerate the portions of their body that they lost while attempting to revive their dead mother. In the interim Edward has had to resort to using automail prosthetic limbs, and Alphonse's bodiless soul resides in a body of armor. Edward defeats the religious leader from Lior but discovers that the stone is a fake. Using his status as State Alchemist, Edward goes to several towns with his brother to get closer to a real Philosopher's Stone, but they always end up becoming side-tracked with aiding civilians with their troubles.
02 May 22, 2002[14] ISBN 978-4-7575-0699-2 July 5, 2005[15] ISBN 978-1-59116-923-9
  • 005. "The Alchemist's Suffering" (錬金術師の苦悩, Renkinjutsushi no Kunō)
  • 006. "The Right Hand of Destruction" (破壊の右手, Hakai no Migite)
  • 007. "After the Rain" (雨の後, Ame no Ato)
  • 008. "The Road of Hope" (希望の道, Kibō no Michi)
Roy Mustang, a superior of Edward, directs the Elrics to meet with Shou Tucker, a State Alchemist who can teach them more about biological alchemy. Instead, they discover that Tucker has turned his daughter, Nina, and dog, Alexander, into a single creature called a chimera. As they leave, Tucker and his family are killed by a well-known mass murderer of State Alchemists known as "Scar". Furious about the extinction of his Ishbalan race and his brother by State Alchemists, Scar attacks the Elrics. Mustang and his soldiers come to their aide and save them, but Edward's arm and Alphonse's armor are damaged in the encounters. The brothers decide to return to their hometown of Resembool to receive mechanical attention, accompanied by fellow alchemist Alex Louis Armstrong. They become sidetracked when they accidentally run into Dr. Tim Marcoh, a former State Alchemist who worked as a doctor during the Ishbalan War.
03 September 21, 2002[16] ISBN 978-4-7575-0791-3 September 6, 2005[17] ISBN 978-1-59116-925-3
  • 009. "A Home with a Family Waiting" (家族の待つ家, Kazoku no Matsu Ie)
  • 010. "The Philosopher's Stone" (賢者の石, Kenja no Ishi)
  • 011. "The Two Guardians" (二人の守護者, Futari no Shugosha)
  • 012. "The Definition of Human" (「人間」の定義, "Ningen" no Teigi)
  • Gaiden. "The Military Festival" (軍部の祭り, Gunbu no Matsuri)
Thanks to their friend Winry Rockbell, an automail expert from Resembool, the Elrics recover from their battle with Scar. Afterwards, they head to Central City with Major Armstrong to find Dr. Marcoh's notebooks that reside in the First Branch Library. Upon their arrival, they discover the library has been burnt to the ground after a fight between Scar and artificial humans known as homunculi. Fortunately, they are able to recover a copy of Marcoh's notes from Sheska, a former librarian. However, the brothers are shocked to discover that the Philosopher's Stone is made by sacrificing human lives. They move through Central City to infiltrate an abandoned facility known only as "Laboratory 5". There they find that alchemical experiments were conducted using human sacrifices from a nearby prison. While investigating the lab, the Elrics are separated and forced to fight a pair of guards who have their souls sealed in armors like Alphonse.
04 January 22, 2003[18] ISBN 978-4-7575-0855-2 November 8, 2005[19] ISBN 978-1-59116-929-1
  • 013. "Fullmetal Body" (鋼のからだ, Hagane no Karada)
  • 014. "An Only Child's Feelings" (ひとりっ子の気持ち, Hitorikko no Kimochi)
  • 015. "Fullmetal Heart" (鋼のこころ, Hagane no Kokoro)
  • 016. "Separate Paths" (それぞれの行く先, Sorezore no Yukusaki)
  • Gaiden. "Dog of the Military?" (軍の犬?, Gun no Inu?)
After Ed defeats the guardians, the homunculi quickly incapacitate him when his arm fails to function correctly. They proceed to destroy Laboratory 5, cutting short the fight between Alphonse and the guard, Barry the Chopper. In the aftermath of the battle, Winry arrives in Central to fix Edward's arm. Meanwhile, Alphonse begins to suspect that he was simply created by Edward and that he is not a natural human. As he attempts to confront Edward about that, Winry shows up and tells him that he is wrong. The Elric brothers decide to head to Dublith for their next lead. After discovering a terrifying secret about some of the military's recent actions, Mustang's friend Lieutenant Colonel Maes Hughes is killed by the homunculus Envy before he is able to tell Mustang, who becomes determined to find the ones responsible for Hughes's death.
05 June 21, 2003[20] ISBN 978-4-7575-0966-5 January 10, 2006[21] ISBN 978-1-4215-0175-8
  • 017. "The Boomtown of the Broken Down" (にわか景気の谷, Niwaka Keiki no Tani)
  • 018. "The Value of Sincerity" (誠意の価値, Seii no Kachi)
  • 019. "I'll Do It for You Guys!" (あんた達のかわりに, Anta-tachi no Kawari ni)
  • 020. "The Terror of the Teacher" (師匠の恐怖, Sensei no Kyōfu)
  • 021. "The Brothers' Secret" (二人だけの秘密, Futari dake no Himitsu)
On their way to Dublith, the Elric brothers and Winry Rockbell stop in a town called Rush Valley, which specializes in mechanic automail. After helping a woman to give birth, Winry decides to stay in Rush Valley as an apprentice under her new friend's father. The Elric brothers go on to Dublith where they meet their old alchemy teacher, Izumi Curtis. The brothers are forced to reveal that Edward has become a State Alchemist, which is disliked by Izumi. As they tell her what happened, it is seen that Edward and Alphonse's father, Van Hohenheim left them when they were very young along with their mother, Trisha, who died a few years later from a plague. In an effort to bring her back to life, the brothers met Izumi and requested that she become their teacher.
06 October 22, 2003[22] ISBN 978-4-7575-1047-0 March 21, 2006[23] ISBN 978-1-4215-0319-6
  • 022. "The Masked Man" (仮面の男, Kamen no Otoko)
  • 023. "Knocking on Heaven's Door" (叩け 天国の扉, Tatake: Tengoku no Tobira)
  • 024. "Fullmetal Alchemist" (鋼の錬金術師, Hagane no Renkinjutsushi)
  • 025. "Master and Apprentice" (師弟のけじめ, Shitei no Kejime)
A flashback to the Elric brothers' younger days reveals the severe training they underwent as Izumi's apprentices. One such feat involved surviving on an island for one month while they fought Izumi's friend disguised as a wild animal. When they returned to Resembool, they attempted the failed resurrection of their dead mother. As a result, the brothers were forced into a mysterious gate that contained all the information of the world, but the payment for this information was the loss of their bodies. After recovering from that experience, they met Roy Mustang, and Edward took the State Alchemy Exam, becoming the Fullmetal Alchemist. Back in the present, Edward and Izumi try to think of a way to recover Alphonse's lost childhood memories, while Mustang prepares to be transferred to Central from Eastern Headquarters.
07 March 22, 2004[24] ISBN 978-4-7575-1165-1 May 16, 2006[25] ISBN 978-1-4215-0458-2
  • 026. "To Meet the Master" (主の元へ, Aruji no Moto e)
  • 027. "The Beasts of Dublith" (ダブリスの獣たち, Daburisu no Kemono-tachi)
  • 028. "A Fool's Courage" (匹夫の勇, Hippu no Yū)
  • 029. "The Eye of the King" (王の眼, Ō no Me)
  • Gaiden. "The Second Lieutenant Goes to Battle!" (戦う 少尉さん, Tatakau: Shōi-san)
While Edward is on study leave at South Headquarters for his annual assessment, Alphonse receives a note from a group of chimeras, claiming that they have important information about him. Alphonse tries to force them to reveal this information, but is captured and brought to the Devil's Nest bar where he meets another homunculus, Greed. Izumi and Edward both attempt to get Alphonse back, but are thwarted when Greed changes the composition of his body to resist damage. A military force under the nation's leader, Führer King Bradley, storms the Devil's Nest while Edward is fighting Greed in his hardened form, causing the battle to end prematurely. It is revealed that Bradley is actually the homunculus Wrath, and he proceeds to brutally attack Greed.
08 July 22, 2004[26] ISBN 978-4-7575-1230-6 July 18, 2006[27] ISBN 978-1-4215-0459-9
  • 030. "The Truth Inside the Armor" (鎧の中 真理の奧, Yoroi no Naka: Shinri no Oku)
  • 031. "The Snake That Eats Its Own Tail" (己の尾を噛む蛇, Onore no O o Kamu Hebi)
  • 032. "Emissary From the East" (東方の使者, Tōhō no Shisha)
  • 033. "Showdown in Rush Valley" (ラッシュバレーの攻防, Rasshu Barē no Kōbō)
  • Gaiden. "Fullmetal Alchemist and the Broken Angel" (鋼の錬金術師 翔べない天使, Hagane no Renkinjutsushi: Tobenai Tenshi)
Bradley easily finishes off Greed and his comrades. When some of their spilled blood touches Alphonse, he suddenly recalls memories from when he was taken inside the gate in his failed attempt at reviving his mother. Back at Central, Barry the Chopper attacks one of Roy's soldiers, Riza Hawkeye. He fails, but subsequently makes a deal with Mustang to protect him. Bradley takes Greed to the homunculi's creator, "Father", who executes him for betrayal and absorbs the Philosopher's Stone inside his body. The Elric brothers return to Rush Valley to get Edward's automail fixed again. While there, they meet an immigrant from the country of Xing, Lin Yao, who is also trying to find the Philosopher's Stone.
09 November 22, 2004[28] ISBN 978-4-7575-1318-1 September 19, 2006[29] ISBN 978-1-4215-0460-5
  • 034. "The Footsteps of a War Comrade" (戦友の足跡, Tomo no Ashimoto)
  • 035. "The Sacrificial Lamb" (生け贄の羊, Ikenie no Hitsuji)
  • 036. "Alchemist in Distress" (苦渋の錬金術師, Kujū no Renkinjutsushi)
  • 037. "The Body of a Criminal" (咎人の肉体, Togabito no Nikutai)
Edward, Alphonse, and Winry return to Central, where the Elric brothers intend to do more research on the Philosopher's Stone and its whereabouts. Meanwhile, Second Lieutenant Maria Ross is charged with the murder of Maes Hughes as the real assassin, Envy, was transformed into Maria prior to killing him. When the brothers learn of this, they hurry to confirm that the information is true. They encounter Barry, who has broken Maria Ross out of prison with Lin's help, but they are discovered by Mustang, who apparently kills Ross. As the Elrics are depressed with the recent events, Major Armstrong takes Edward to Resembool against his will. To avoid any rumors about them, the homunculi Lust, Gluttony, and Envy go to search Barry, encountering Mustang's soldiers in the process.
10 March 11, 2005[30] ISBN 978-4-7575-1386-0 November 21, 2006[31] ISBN 978-1-4215-0461-2
  • 038. "Signal to Strike" (反撃ののろし, Hangeki no Noroshi)
  • 039. "Complications at Central" (錯綜のセントラル, Sakusō no Sentoraru)
  • 040. "Philosopher from the West" (西の賢者, Nishi no Kenja)
  • 041. "On the Palm of an Arrogant Human Being" (小さな人間の傲慢な掌, Chiisa na Ningen no Gōman na Tenohira)
Barry starts chasing his original body after Lust, triggering a battle consisting of Alphonse, Barry, Lin, Lin's bodyguard's Lan Fan and Mustang's crew against the three homunculi. During the battle, Lust critically wounds Jean Havoc, one of Mustang's subordinates, paralyzing him below the waist. Mustang successfully kills Lust by repeatedly setting her on fire until her Philosopher's Stone is depleted. Lin and Lan Fan manage to hold off Envy and Gluttony, but they later leave under the order of the hidden homunculus, Pride. Meanwhile, Edward is taken by Armstrong to the ruins of Xerxes to find Maria Ross alive with Mustang's crew, having faked her death with Barry's and Lin's help. As Maria escapes to Xing with help from Fu, another of Lin's subordinates, Edward meets a group of Ishbalans, who tell him the story of the death of Winry's parents, who were killed by Scar in the previous war.
11 July 22, 2005[32] ISBN 978-4-7575-1496-6 January 16, 2007[33] ISBN 978-1-4215-0838-2
  • 042. "The Father Standing Before a Grave" (墓前の父, Bozen no Chichi)
  • 043. "River of Mud" (泥の河, Doro no Kawa)
  • 044. "The Unnamed Grave" (名前の無い墓, Namae no Nai Haka)
  • 045. "Scar's Return" (傷の男再び, Kizu no Otoko Futatabi)
Edward returns to Resembool and meets his long absent father, Van Hohenheim. After a brief discussion, Hohenheim leaves the town before he suspects about the body Edward and Alphonse created years ago. As such, Edward digs up the now buried body and discovers that the human he created was not Trisha. Returning to central, Edward reunites with Alphonse and reveals that his brother's body still exists. The brothers then decide to fight against Scar to see if the homunculi will appear during the battle as the two are needed for their plains, thus bringing them closer knowledge on the Philosopher's Stone. The Elric brothers succeed in attracting Scar, and start fighting against him. Lin and Lan Fan decide to help them, and attempt to capture Gluttony, but Bradley discovers them and injures Lan Fan.
12 November 21, 2005[34] ISBN 978-4-7575-1573-4 March 20, 2007[35] ISBN 978-1-4215-0839-9
  • 046. "The Distant Image of Their Backs" (遠くの背中, Tōku no Senaka)
  • 047. "A Girl in the Grip of Battles Past and Present" (戦場の少女, Ikusaba no Shōjo)
  • 048. "A Promise Made by Those Who Wait" (待ち人の約束, Machibito no Yakusoku)
  • 049. "A Monster Among Men" (人中の化け物, Jinchū no Bakemono)
Lin manages to escape with Lan Fan from Bradley, but they are followed by Gluttony. Winry becomes involved in the battle between the Elrics and Scar and learns about the latter killing her parents. However, Edward calms her down and he continues fighting Scar. Lin captures Gluttony at the cost of Lan Fan's arm who lost it to trick the homunculi. A friend of Scar's from Xing, May Chang, saves Scar from the Elrics and escapes with him. Edward and his friends escape to Doctor Knox's house where they learn that Bradley is one of the homunculi. While they are healing, Gluttony loses his composure upon learning that Mustang killed Lust and attacks them. The Elrics and Lin help Mustang escape with the others by confronting Gluttony, but are ambushed by Envy.
13 March 22, 2006[36] ISBN 978-4-7575-1638-0 May 15, 2007[37] ISBN 978-1-4215-1158-0
  • 050. "In the Belly of the Beast" (腹の中, Hara no Naka)
  • 051. "A Portal in the Darkness" (闇の扉, Yami no Tobira)
  • 052. "Lord of the Demon's Lair" (魔窟の王, Makutsu no Ō)
  • 053. "Signpost of the Soul" (魂の道標, Tamashii no Dōhyō)
After a brief fight, Edward, Lin, and Envy are swallowed by Gluttony. While they are inside the homunculus, Envy reveals that Gluttony is an imitation of the gate that appears during Human Transmutation. He then loses his composture and transforms into his true form, a giant creature composed of deceased people, that attacks Edward and Lin. Scar and May search for May's little panda now under Alphonse's care who convinces Gluttony to meet Father. Mustang encounters Bradley, who explains that he was once a human, but when injected with the Philosopher's Stone, he was transformed into a homunculus. Edward informs Envy that they can escape by using his Philosopher's Stone after learning that the ruins from Xerxes are there. Edward, Lin and Envy reappear outside Gluttony, who is alongside Alphonse and Father.
14 July 22, 2006[38] ISBN 978-4-7575-1719-6 August 14, 2007[39] ISBN 978-1-4215-1379-9
  • 054. "The Fool's Struggle" (愚者の足掻き, Gusha no Ashikaki)
  • 055. "The Avarice of Two" (二人の強欲, Futari no Gōyoku)
  • 056. "The Lion of the Round Table" (円卓の獅子, Entaku no Shishi)
  • 057. "Scars of Ishbal" (イシュヴァールの傷, Ishuvāru no Kizu)
  • Gaiden. Short Story
Father heals the Elric brothers as they are needed for his plans. He then uses Lin's body to host Greed's Philosopher's Stone, turning him into the new homunculus Greed. Scar and May arrive to retrieve the panda, but are unable to fight the homunculi. After Scar escapes, Father takes both brothers and May to Bradley. By threatening to kill Winry, Bradley orders Edward to keep working for the State Military. As they return to the city, Ed discovers that all of Mustang's subordinates have been reassigned. Meanwhile, Alphonse meets with Lan Fan and May, who are being treated by Doctor Knox. Scar finds Tim Marcoh, who has been kidnapped by the homunculi, and orders him to reveal what happened during the Ishbal war.
15 November 22, 2006[40] ISBN 978-4-7575-1812-4 December 18, 2007[41] ISBN 978-1-4215-1380-5
  • 058. "The Footsteps of Ruin" (破滅の足音, Hametsu no Ashioto)
  • 059. "The Immoral Alchemist" (背徳の錬金術師, Haitoku no Renkinjutsushi)
  • 060. "In the Absence of God" (神の不在, Kami no Fuzai)
  • 061. "The Hero of Ishbal" (イシュヴァールの英雄, Ishuvāru no Eiyū)
Edward meets up with Hawkeye, who was assigned to be Bradley's secretary in the military, and she informs Ed of the events of the Ishbal war and how the State Alchemists were sent to kill the resistance. Both Mustang and Hawkeye went to participate in the Ishbalan war along with Armstrong and Hughes. After several attacks, the Isbalans surrendered and asked for help. Bradley, however, ordered the military to kill them off. As Scar and many other Ishbalans abandoned the area, they were ambushed by State Alchemist Solf J. Kimblee, who kills most of them. Before dying, Scar's brother transmutates his arm to Scar after gaining alchemical abilities. As Scar is being healed by Winry's parents, he panics after seeing his brother's arm and kills Winry's parents. Once the war was finished, Scar escaped, and Mustang became decided to take Bradley's place.
16 March 22, 2007[42] ISBN 978-4-7575-1965-7 March 18, 2008[43] ISBN 978-1-4215-1381-2
  • 062. "Beyond the Dream" (夢の先, Yume no Saki)
  • 063. "The Promise Made for 520 Cenz" (520センズの約束, 520 Senzu no Yakusoku)
  • 064. "The Northern Wall of Briggs" (ブリッグズの北壁, Burigguzu no Hokuheki)
  • 065. "The Ironclad Rule" (鉄の掟, Tetsu no Okite)
Scar decides to rescue Marcoh from the homunculi, so that he can find out more about his brother's studies. The Elrics leave Central to find May, who is with Scar's group, as they go to the icy north to learn the secrets of Xing's alchemy. Kimblee is freed from prison by the military so that he may kill Scar and kidnap Marcoh. Using Alex Louis Armstrong's advice, the brothers arrive at the fortress of Briggs and meet his elder sister, Major General Olivier Armstrong. Both brothers are forced to work in exchange for staying with Olivier. As they investigate the fortress' lower level, they encounter the homunculus Sloth, who has been digging around Amestris.
17 August 11, 2007[44] ISBN 978-4-7575-2064-6 October 21, 2008[45] ISBN 978-1-4215-2161-9
  • 066. "The Snow Queen" (雪の女王, Yuki no Joō)
  • 067. "Burgeoning Borders" (この国のかたち, Kono Kuni no Katachi)
  • 068. "Portrait of a Family" (家族の肖像, Kazoku no Shōzō)
  • 069. "The Foundation of Briggs" (ブリッグズの礎, Brigguzu no Ishizue)
The Elrics, along with the soldiers of Briggs, fight Sloth and manage to freeze him. Edward and Alphonse tell Olivier all about the homunculi and ask for her help to protect the hostages they have secretly taken. They then discover that Sloth has been digging a tunnel around Amestris so that Father can transmutate the entire country. Meanwhile, Kimblee searches for and battles Scar. Kimblee is defeated, but is healed by a doctor with a Philosopher's Stone. After recovering, he meets with General Raven who has also been sent to Briggs to talk with Olivier. Raven arrives at Briggs and asks Olivier to join the homunculi, but she instead kills him. When Bradley discovers that the Elric brothers are in Briggs, he orders Kimblee to take Winry to Briggs.
18 December 22, 2007[46] ISBN 978-4-7575-2175-9 May 19, 2009[47] ISBN 978-1-4215-2536-5
  • 070. "The First Homunculus" (始まりのホムンクルス, Hajimari no Homunkurusu)
  • 071. "In the Grip of the Red Lotus" (紅蓮の男, Guren no Otoko)
  • 072. "A Chain of Negativity, a Pebble of Goodness" (負の連鎖 正の一石, Fu no Rensa, Sei no Isseki)
  • 073. "A Daydream" (白昼の夢, Hakuchū no Yume)
In Central, Riza discovers that Bradley's son is actually the homunculus Pride, who threatens her to maintain it in secret. Back in the north, Kimblee presents Winry as a hostage to ensure the Elrics' cooperation. He orders Edward to capture Scar, find Marcoh, and kill a large number of people from Briggs to help in the creation of a Philosopher's Stone. Kimblee's chimera soldiers, Jelso and Zanpano, are able to find and ambush Scar. However, the Elrics defeat the chimeras to keep their actions in secret from Kimblee. The two then capture Scar, but Winry asks for his help to fake a kidnapping so that Kimblee would not be able to use her as a hostage. While Scar escapes with Winry, his allies, and the two chimeras, Olivier is summoned to Central. Since another group of soldiers allied with Bradley comes to Briggs, Alphonse goes to tell Scar's group to hide in another place.
19 March 22, 2008[48] ISBN 978-4-7575-2237-4 July 21, 2009[49] ISBN 978-1-4215-2568-6
  • 074. "The Dwarf in the Flask" (フラスコの中の小人, Furasuku no Naka no Kobito)
  • 075. "The Last Days of Xerxes" (クセルクセス最期の日, Kuserukusesu Saigo no Hi)
  • 076. "Shape of a Person, Shape of a Stone" (人の形 石の形, Hito no Katachi: Ishi no Katachi)
  • 077. "The Tables Are Turned; A New Transmutation Circle" (逆転の錬成陣, Gyakuten no Renseijin)
  • 078. "The Seven Deadly Sins" (七つの罪, Nanatsu no Tsumi)
Major General Armstrong meets with Bradley and takes Raven's seat in Central. Hawkeye gives Mustang a coded message that reveals Pride's true identity. Meanwhile, Father dreams about his first meeting with Hohenheim. It turns out that Hohenheim was infused with a Philosopher's Stone created by Father by destroying Xerxes while Father created a copy of Hohenheim's body for himself. When Kimblee learns of the Elrics' actions, he faces Edward, leaving him seriously injured in the process. He is then rescued by Kimblee's chimeras, Darius and Heinkel, who had been betrayed by their boss. Alphonse travels with Scar's group, but his soul starts rejecting his armor. Kimblee leads a battalion of Drachma forces against Briggs, while Hohenheim arrives in Lior and encounters Pride in an underground tunnel, declaring he will fight Father.
20 August 22, 2008[50] ISBN 978-4-7575-2353-1 September 15, 2009[51] ISBN 978-1-4215-3034-5
  • 079. "Bite Of The Ant" (蟻のひと噛み, Ari no Hito Kami)
  • 080. "The Prodigal Father Returns" (瞼の父, Mabuta no Chichi)
  • 081. "A Full Recovery" (バリバリの全開, Baribari no Zenkai)
  • 082. "Family By Spirit" (魂の家族, Tamashii no Kazoku)
  • 083. "The Promised Day" (約束の日, Yakusoku no Hi)
Alphonse and his group are attacked by Envy, but Marcoh destroys Envy's Philosopher's Stone, reducing him into a parasitic form. Envy is given to May to take home with her so that the emperor of Xing would recognize her as his successor, but Envy instead convinces her to go back to Central. The rest of the group arrive at Lior, where Alphonse meets his father, who tells him his past in Xerxes. Meanwhile, Greed finds and kills the Chimera Bido, who was a friend from the original Greed. He then discovers he lost his memories and is still the same homunculus. Enraged, Greed betrays the homunculi, attacking Bradley for killing his partners. Having taken control of his body for a short time, Lin goes to where Edward and Heinkel and Darius are. Edward and the chimeras decide to join forces with Greed to gain more clues about Father.
21 December 22, 2008[52] ISBN 978-4-7575-2439-2 November 17, 2009[53] ISBN 978-1-4215-3232-5
  • 084. "Shadow of the Pursuer" (追跡者の影, Tsuisekisha no Kage)
  • 085. "The Empty Box" (空の箱, Kara no Hako)
  • 086. "Servant of Darkness" (闇の使者, Yami no Shisha)
  • 087. "An Oath Made in the Underground" (地下道の誓い, Chikadō no Chikai)
In Central, several soldiers, including Mustang and his subordinates, prepare to defeat Father by destroying the train where Bradley is situated. Edward meets Hohenheim again, and this time the latter tells him his story with Father. Meanwhile, Pride kidnaps Alphonse and takes control of his armor using his ability to control shadows to attack Edward's group along with Gluttony. However, they are stopped by Fu and Lan Fan. Edward's group is then able to overpower Pride, who eventually loses control of Alphonse. As a result, Pride eats Gluttony to absorb his Philosopher's Stone and become stronger.
22 April 11, 2009[54] ISBN 978-4-7575-2538-2 January 19, 2010[55] ISBN 978-1-4215-3413-8
  • 088. "The Understanding Between Father and Son" (親子の情, Oyako no Jō)
  • 089. "Soldier's Return" (戦士の旗艦, Senshi no Kikan)
  • 090. "Army of Immortals" (不死の軍団, Fushi no Gundan)
  • 091. "A Reunion of Alchemists" (賢者の再会, Kenja no Saikai)
Working with his father, Alphonse traps Pride alongside him in a cave where there is no light, and so, preventing the homunculus from using his powers. As Alphonse remains trapped with Pride, Edward's group, now allied with Scar, join together to defeat Father, while Greed goes by himself. In Central Mustang reunites with his most trusted soldiers and kidnaps Bradley's wife in an attempt to reveal the Military's true nature. Edward's group, May and Envy enter Father's base, but Hohenheim and Lan Fan separate from them. Edward's group and May are attacked by puppets injected with Philosopher's Stones, and Envy takes this opportunity to steal a body and recover his powers. Meanwhile, Kimblee finds Pride and Alphonse, and frees them after wounding Heinkel. Before falling unconscious, Heinkel gives Alphonse Kimblee's lost Philosopher's Stone to face his opponents.
23 August 12, 2009[56] ISBN 978-4-7575-2602-0 July 20, 2010[57] ISBN 978-1-4215-3630-9
  • 092. "With Everyone's Strength" (皆の力, Minna no Chikara)
  • 093. "Archenemy" (不倶戴天の敵, Fugutaiten no Kataki)
  • 094. "The Flames of Vengeance" (復讐の炎, Fukushū no Honō)
  • 095. "Beyond the Inferno" (烈火の先に, Rekka no Saki ni)
  • Special Episode. "Fullmetal Alchemist, Wii: Prince of Dawn, Prologue" (暁の王子—Prologue, Akatsuki no Ōji—Prologue)
Alphonse uses the Philosopher's Stone to fight Kimblee and Pride. He eventually gives it to Marcoh who heals Heinkel, allowing him to bite Kimblee's neck through a surprise attack. After Alphonse and the others escape from Pride, the homunculus decides to absorb the dying Kimblee. In Central, Olivier is attacked by Sloth and soldiers working for Father, but is aided by her brother. Edward's gang encounters Envy shortly before Mustang arrives and destroys the attacking puppets. Envy reveals himself as Hughes's murderer, causing Mustang to lose control and incinerate him until he returns to his parasitic form. Before Mustang kills Envy, Scar, Edward and Hawkeye convince him not to let his desire for revenge control him. Jealous with the humans' way to put aside their differences, Envy commits suicide. Back in Central, the soldiers ally with the Armstrong siblings to fight Sloth, but only Alex is able to continue holding off Sloth. At the same time, the Briggs soldiers manage to break into Central HQ, with help from Izumi.
24 December 22, 2009[58] ISBN 978-4-7575-2742-3 January 18, 2011[59] ISBN 978-1-4215-3812-9
  • 096. "The Two Heroines" (二人の女傑, Futari no Joketsu)
  • 097. "The Two Philosophers" (二人の賢者, Futari no Kenja)
  • 098. "Infinite Greed" (底無しの強欲, Sokonashi no Gōyoku)
  • 099. "Eternal Rest" (永遠の暇, Eien no Itoma)
  • Gaiden. "Daughter of the Dusk—Prologue" (黄昏の少女—Prologue, Tasogare no Shōjo—Prologue)
Izumi and her husband Sieg come to the aid of the Armstrong siblings and the Central soldiers to fight Sloth and manage to kill him. Back in Father's base, Hohenheim confronts Father alone, forcing him to return to his shadow-like form. King Bradley reappears in Central to fight all people against Father, but Greed decides to help them. Despite joining forces with the Briggs resistance, Greed is unable to hurt Bradley until Captain Buccaneer and Fu sacrifice their lives to wound him. Meanwhile, one of Father's subordinates activates a transmutation circle encompassing all of Central that absorbs the Elrics and Izumi.
25 April 22, 2010[60] ISBN 978-4-7575-2840-6 June 7, 2011[61] ISBN 978-1-4215-3924-9
  • 100. "The Forbidden Door" (開かずの扉, Akazu no Tobira)
  • 101. "The Fifth Human Sacrifice" (5人目の人柱, Goninme no Hitobashira)
  • 102. "Before the Door" (扉の前, Tobira no Mae)
  • 103. "For Whose Sake" (誰のため, Dare no Tame)
In the battle against Briggs resistance, Bradley falls into the moat. In order to honor Buccaneer and Fu for their sacrifice, Lin and Greed decide to join forces with the resistance to stop Father's subordinates. Meanwhile in Father's base, one of his men cuts Hawkeye's throat to persuade Mustang to transmutate her. However, the chimeras and May intervene and help Mustang heal Hawkeye. Seeing that Mustang will not perform Human Transmutation, Bradley and Pride ambush Mustang to force him to perform one against his will, causing him to lose his eyesight in the process. Due to the transmutation circle that moves the Elrics and Izumi to the place where Father and Hohenheim are, Alphonse manages to find his real body in the Gate of Truth, but refuses to recover it now as it has become so weak that it would not help him fight the homunculi. Therefore, he reappears in his armor in the bottom of Father's base.
26 August 12, 2010[62] ISBN 978-4-7575-2929-8 September 20, 2011[63] ISBN 978-1-4215-3962-1
  • 104. "The Center of the World" (世界の中心, Sekai no Chūshin)
  • 105. "The Throne of God" (神の御座, Kami no Miza)
  • 106. "The Abyss of Pride" (傲慢の深淵, Puraido no Shin'en)
Father uses the five people who opened the Gate of Truth — Edward, Alphonse, Izumi, Mustang, and Hohenheim — to activate Amestris' transmutation circle to absorb all the souls in Amestris, then open a gate labelled as "God" and absorb it. As a result, he gains a god-like power and a new body. However, Hohenheim causes Father's plan to backfire by making the souls in his stone free the ones from Amestris and weaken him. After Scar kills Bradley in battle, he activates a transmutation circle to increase the others' alchemy, forcing Father to retreat. After Edward destroys Pride's body, he and all of his friends are overwhelmed by one of Father's attacks.
27 November 22, 2010[4] ISBN 978-4-7575-3054-6 December 20, 2011[8] ISBN 978-1-4215-3984-3
  • 107. "The Final Battle" (最後の戦い, Saigo no Tatakai)
  • 108. "The Journey's End" (旅路の果て, Tabiji no Hate)
  • Gaiden. "Another Journey's End" (もうひとつの旅路の果て, Mō Hitotsu no Tabiji no Hate)
Despite the military's support, Edward's group is unable to stop Father, whose lack of energy to control "God" causes him to try to kill people to recover. With May's help, Alphonse manages to give his soul to the being behind the Gate of Truth to replace Edward's broken automail with his original right arm. Edward manages to weaken Father more, who takes Greed from Lin's body, but Greed uses this chance to let Edward destroy him before being killed by Father. Father is then trapped in the Gate of Truth, which Edward once again accesses to save Alphonse. Rather than sacrificing his body, Edward offers his own Gate of Truth, which is the source of his alchemical abilities, in exchange of retrieving Alphonse's soul and body. Shortly after this, Hohenheim dies, having lost all his Philosopher's Stone, while the Elrics return to Resembool. Two years later, Mustang is assigned to help Ishbal's reconstruction in exchange for his sight, and the Elrics decide to travel the world, desiring to repay those they met and learn the secrets of alchemy to help others. Alphonse goes to Xing to learn Alkahestry from May, while Edward heads west, but not before successfully proposing to Winry.


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