Looking for Fullmetal Alchemist? You don’t need to resort to alchemy (besides, have you learned nothing?) The manga is about to become much easier to find thanks to Viz Media, and beefed up at that. What are some of the improvements?
The official name is Fullmetal Alchemist: Fullmetal Edition, and it will be the most polished and elaborate release the manga has ever received. Each volume will be hardcover with bra nd-new cover art, new color inserts, and color versions of select pages previously printed in black and white, all on high-quality paper. The volumes will also contain bonus material like character production sketches from series creator Hiromu Arakawa.
In an alchemical ritual gone wrong, Edward Elric lost his arm and his leg, and his brother Alphonse became nothing but a soul in a suit of armor. Their journey to restore their bodies through the power of the Philosopher’s Stone begins here. Fully remastered with an updated translation and completely fresh lettering, the FULLMETAL EDITION is presented with color pages on large-trim archival-quality paper.
Volume 1 of Fullmetal Alchemist: Fullmetal Edition reprints 1 1/2 of the books in the original series and will be released May 8, 2018 for $19.99. Look for future volumes from Viz, to be published quarterly.
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