Fullmetal Alchemist #8 ★★✬☆☆

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Title: Fullmetal Alchemist #8
Series: Fullmetal Alchemist
Author: Hiromu Arakawa
Rating: 2.5 of 5 Stars
Genre: Manga
Pages: 180
Words: 9K

From FMA.fandom.com

Chapter 30: The Truth Inside the Armor

Chapter 31: The Snake That Eats Its Own Tail

Chapter 32: Emissary From the East

Chapter 33: Showdown in Rush Valley

Bonus Chapter: Fullmetal Alchemist and the Broken Angel

“The Raid on the Devil’s Nest becomes a slaughter, as government troops led by the Führer President himself, King Bradley-exterminate the half-human forces of the Homunculus Greed. But will Ed and Al survive the battle unchanged? As Greed is sent to meet his maker, foreign travelers arrive in Amestris, having crossed the great desert from the eastern country of Xing. Their names are Mei and Ling, and they’ve come for the Philosopher’s Stone …and a secret even the Elric Brothers never imagined…”

We do meet the creator of the homunculi and he destroys one who has rebelled. We find out for sure that King Bradley is indeed a homunculi, but one that can age and apparently have children.

Other than that, this was just a complete slog. I mean, I was bored almost to tears and couldn’t wait for it to end. That is NOT the feeling I want when reading an action manga. Well, whatever. I just don’t care at the moment.


20 thoughts on “Fullmetal Alchemist #8 ★★✬☆☆

    1. I am realizing that while I like the overall story, I really don’t care for how the manga-ka tells it. I can see why the anime went the direction it did. It stuck to the action and didn’t get lost in all the stupid little side stories that the manga-ka seems to like to investigate.

      Which blog? gotta link?


    1. no worries. That’s the problem with
      A) reviewing a long running series
      B) reviewing a manga, which is a medium different from my usual plain words books

      With all of the different things I’m blogging about, I’m beginning to understand why people start different blogs, to focus on different things.

      Liked by 1 person

            1. Exactly. machetes aren’t going to do squat against one of those things. Heck, even my 9mm pistol wouldn’t bother it. It’d ignore the wounds and just bite my head off…


        1. It is. I’m the Full Package when it comes to blogging 😀
          You got yourself some literature, some art, some nice light “slice of life” posts, some random humor, all rolled into one gorgeous blog. Just like nature intended, hehehehe 🙂


        1. Right!
          It’s tough to tell, but here it looks like it was just the one creator. But with so many volumes still to go, further revelation could certainly change to show that.


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