15 Facts About Fullmetal Alchemist


The steampunk world of Fullmetal Alchemist is primarily styled after the European Industrial Revolution.

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Fullmetal Alchemist has been adapted into various anime—two television series and two films, all animated by Bones—as well as light novels.

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Edward is invited by Roy Mustang to become a State Fullmetal Alchemist and undergoes a painful medical procedure which grants him prosthetic automail limbs.

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Fullmetal Alchemist's started reading books about alchemy, which she found complicated because some books contradict others.

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When creating the fictional world of Fullmetal Alchemist, Arakawa was inspired after reading about the Industrial Revolution in Europe; she was amazed by differences in the culture, architecture, and clothes of the era and those of her own culture.

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Fullmetal Alchemist's was especially interested in England during this period and incorporated these ideas into the manga.

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Fullmetal Alchemist's wanted the Elric brothers to recover their bodies—at least partly.

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Fullmetal Alchemist's found that the easiest of the series's characters to draw were Alex Louis Armstrong, and the little animals.

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Fullmetal Alchemist's said that she would not like to repeat the same ending in both media, and wanted to make the manga longer so she could develop the characters.

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Funimation licensed the franchise to create a new series of Fullmetal Alchemist-related video games to be published by Destineer Publishing Corporation in the United States.

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Three artbooks called The Art of Fullmetal Alchemist were released by Square Enix; two of those were released in the US by Viz Media.

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Fullmetal Alchemist was one of the Manga Division's Jury Recommended Works at the 8th and 11th installments of Japan Media Arts Festival in 2004 and 2007, respectively.

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Fullmetal Alchemist ranked 3rd on the first annual Tsutaya Comic Awards' All-Time Best Section in 2017.

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Fullmetal Alchemist noted how the story gets dark by including real-world issues such as government corruption, war and genocide.

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Fullmetal Alchemist's praised the development of the homunculi, such as the return of Greed, as well as their fights.

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