Antonio D. Paolucci | Beaver Falls, PA | 07/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"FMA now has the distinction of being one of maybe three anime and/or cartoons that have made me shed real tears (who didn't cry when Mufasa died?). This is one sad volume, starting with the very first episode and promising only to get sadder with the next volume. While I won't say who dies so as not to spoil this volume for anyone, I will say that it was a key player and definitely one of the more lovable ones.
After that, the story follows the Elric brothers as they are once again exploring their past. The boys leave Central to find more clues on the stone, but on the way they meet a person from their past who drags them away from the quest in a forceful way. Now, the boys must find a way to explain to their old alchemy teacher how they ended up the way they are, while also going through a brutal refresher course. Between all of this, Ed finds the importance of auto-mail; Scar kills; and Colonel Roy Mustang learns to cry.
Definitely the most powerful volume to date, I'm completely shocked that this series can keep getting better. New characters are introduced every other episode, and every one is so distinctive that they become instantly memorable. I can't stress this enough: Fullmetal Alchemist is the best anime series to come out since Cowboy Bebop, and any fan of anime who isn't collecting this series should hurry up and get with the program. You're missing out on something great."
Fullmetal Alchemist Vol. 7
James E. Sims | Salt Lake City, UT | 03/13/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's a pretty good anime. Im rather picky when it comes to movies but this one is an exception. Has a good story, and good character development. It has a few cheesey parts but thats pretty common with anime even some of the best ones ive seen. I give it a 5 for 5 stars."