Fullmetal Alchemist 25

January 2, 2012

Hiromu Arakawa – Viz – 2011 – 27 volumes

We’re two volumes from the end, and the story has obviously entered its climax here. I’m enjoying it immensely, and literally can’t wait to tear through the last two volumes. I need to re-read the whole thing, because I recall hating the beginning. I wonder if my opinion will have changed now.

Anyway, I could not be happier with the direction the story took here. There’s the collection of the five, and the fact that they had to force Mustang to open the portal. This whole thing. What Mustang lost. AL’S BODY, DAMMIT. All of it. Everything I’ve been waiting for is here in this volume. Aside from actually using all these characters in conjunction with the huge transmutation circle, I’m not sure how two more volumes of story could happen from here. But I’ll read them. Because I have to know.

As if that wasn’t enough, Wrath fights. Wrath’s fights are obviously going to be something to see, because that’s what he does. Wrath is like Michael Myers in this volume. People keep fighting him, and they sort of win, but then Wrath will simply just fall off a balcony somewhere and show up with two swords, ready to take out an entire room of main characters. He’s awesome.

And that’s about all the intelligent commentary I have to offer for this volume. I can’t really spoil it, and if you haven’t read this far… well, it’s still good. It’s worth finishing. Trust me.

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