While Al defends himself against the transmuted Barry the
Chopper, Ed discovers more about the dark alchemy experiments
deep within Lab Five. But the biggest threat of all may be
Ed's own morality, as he's tempted with the ultimate power
he's been seeking for years. Hughes issues an order to allow
Armstrong, Bloch, and Ross to investigate what's going on
inside the 5th laboratory. Now Ed sees that Tucker was hiding
the fact that there were human prisoners involved in the making
of the stone... and that Ed would have unknowingly killed
them. But Lust has Al held hostage... forcing Ed to attempt
the unthinkable. Meanwhile, Al's recurring questions about
his existence come to a boil. Was there ever an Alphonse Elric?
Or are his memories and soul artificially created lies...?
is the sixth volume in the Full Metal Alchemist series,
and has a few surprises in store as Ed finally gets the chance
to get hold of the philosopher's stone, but there is a price
The Red Glow, the battle between Al and Number 66 is
interrupted by the appearance of Scar. In another part of
the building Ed and Number 48 have reached the inner sanctum
of the Fifth Laboratory. Ed's morality is challenged by a
familiar figure (although while the person is known to Ed,
he looks quite a lot different); will Ed give in to the temptation
of the power he has been seeking, or will he hold true to
Human: Ed learns the truth behind the construction of
the Fifth Laboratory. It was originally designed to be used
as a biological research facility for the military. He is
nearly fooled into performing a heinous act, but he manages
to escape only to discover that Envy has taken Al hostage.
Meanwhile, Hughes has ordered Armstrong and the other state
alchemists to find out what is going on in the Laboratory.
Heart of Steel, Ed and Al are recovering in hospital.
After realising that she failed to make proper repairs to
the two brothers last time, Winry has travelled to Central
to sort everything out. As they recuperate, Al sits in silent
contemplation. Are his memories of being human real, or is
it all a lie?
Memories: Still troubled by the uncertainty of his own
existence, Al takes off in order to get his thoughts in order.
He discovers a hidden Ishbalen camp, where survivors of the
Ishbal have been living. He he meets up once again with Scar,
who is recovering. When mercenaries arrive and begin slaughtering
the Ishbalens, Al finds himself helping Scar as they defend
the Ishbal massacre survivors.
some reason this release is available in two different packaging
formats. You can either pick this up in a standard pack, or
a special edition metal tin release - both retailing for the
same price. I can't really see the point in the metal packaging
- unless it's to try and attract new buyers to the series.
Those that have been collecting the series so far will probably
want to keep the packaging the same for their collection.
are pretty thin on the ground. All we get are the same old
textless opening and closing titles, as well as production
the end of the day this release is extremely entertaining.
Fans will not be disappointed.