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Fullmetal Alchemist, vol. 27 (2010): Goodbye

Hiromu Arakawa, Fullmetal Alchemist, vol. 27 (ViZ, 2010)

photo credit: bookworld.com.au

Fullmetal Alchemist ends exactly the way you expect it to—with a huge climactic battle that pretty much amounts to the entire fighting force against the Dwarf in the Flask, and then a “where are they now?” epilogue detailing the events of the days/weeks after the end of the last battle. It is not a distinctive conclusion in any way, but it is a satisfying one. Over the course of twenty-seven volumes, Arakawa’s series never flagged, and that’s impressive indeed. *** ½

About Robert "Goat" Beveridge

Media critic (amateur, semi-pro, and for one brief shining moment in 2000 pro) since 1986. Guy behind noise/powerelectronics band XTerminal (after many small stints in jazz, rock, and metal bands). Known for being tactless but honest.

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