Fullmetal Alchemist

Title: Fullmetal Alchemist

Author: Hiromu Arakawa

Published: 2003

Genres: Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Magic, Military

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Verdict: Middle school and up.


Alchemy: the mystical power to alter the natural world; something between magic, art and science. When two brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric, dabbled in this power to grant their dearest wish, one of them lost an arm and a leg…and the other became nothing but a soul locked into a body of living steel. Now Edward is an agent of the government, a slave of the military-alchemical complex, using his unique powers to obey orders…even to kill. Except his powers aren’t unique. The world has been ravaged by the abuse of alchemy. And in pursuit of the ultimate alchemical treasure, the Philosopher’s Stone, their enemies are even more ruthless than they are…

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Inappropriate Language: “Damn!” “What the hell”

Violence and Gore: The series opens with the main character leaving a bloody trail across the floor from the stump of his now missing leg. Guns are frequently used to little effect. People are punched hard enough where teeth fly out. Characters brawl with monsters with a minimum of blood. A man is stabbed in the skull by a woman’s blade-like finger with a some blood. It’s implied another character eats a body off screen.

Sex and Nudity: None present.

Drugs and Alcohol: Of-age background characters drink alcohol to celebrate and pass out.

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