Fullmetal Alchemist manga finally ends

Full Metal Alchemist

Yes, this is very big spoiler page. And the “full-metal heart” line just cracked me up.

After nearly a decade and capturing the hearts and minds of countless fans, spinning off to two TV animated series and a movie, the Full Metal Alchemist manga has just finally ended.

Overall, it was a pretty action packed ending as Ed pounded the fuck out of “Father” with significant help from Greed, sacrificing himself to deal a decisive blow to Father. God gives Father his just desserts afterwards too. Ed subsequently then sacrificing his alchemy abilities to save Alphonse was a great touch and it was good to see the brothers set out to achieve what they wanted, after paying very great costs.

Generally happy endings all around as things return back to normal, etc etc but man… after nearly 7 years since getting hooked to it, I finally got to see one scene I wanted the most out of the story…..

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*Pssssshfhhhhhbbbbtttt. cough cough hack cough* Hahahahahaha oh wow, Edward. I have to really commend you on having one of the most cheesiest yet original confession lines ever. Extra points for saying it in such a straight face too.

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“all of it”!?! At this point the grin on my face just couldn’t go away.

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D’aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwww. Winry’s just so cute in this page T_T.

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Oh god, that was just so touching. So glad that Arakawa-sensei dedicated so much pages to Ed x Winry at the end and not leave it as if it was already destined. Seeing Ed’s confession was worth it, really, and Winry’s just so darn cute with her reactions. Glad the “love triangle” that I was worried about didn’t happen in the end. Alphonse went for the exotic choice, hehe.

Well.. that’s all really, FMA’s ending was pretty much well done and tied up all the loose ends, but what really made it stand out for me was Ed’s confession to Winry. Ah… can’t believe that I’m actually older than them when I first started following them while I was about their age in the story too. Hurr….

P.S. I guess I should watch Brotherhood when it’s all done.

35 Comments

  1. Grimmer Said,

    June 12, 2010 @ 9:39 pm

    It was AWESOME.
    FMA really deserves kudos. It’s incredibly rare for a long running series to end on a high note.

    And awww Hohenheim is in a better place now. When you think about it he’s had a very unsuccessful life.

    The fact that Ed is no longer capable of alchemy was actually the perfect motive for him to stay home with Winry…guess it was decided that he had to travel some more because otherwise it’d seem as if he ‘lost’ to some degree…

    Shame it’s over. There’s enough potential for a gazillion spin-offs but I suppose FMA is a closed book now… perhaps for the best, it’ll always stay untainted :).

    Perhaps I wasn’t paying enough attention during previous volumes but I didn’t realize Greed his power was carbonization…I just thought he could harden his body or something like that…it always looked like some sort of metal-like substance, never diamond…either way, he had his epic ending as well. Roy&co deserved a few more pages development as well…

    Overall I’m more than pleased though. Great story, great ending.

  2. Nestor Said,

    June 12, 2010 @ 9:39 pm

    I’m glad that to the end, FMA managed to do some few things most shounen (or was it actually seinen?) stories fail to:
    1. Avoid repetitive sub-plot patterns such as too much training arcs
    2. Kill memorable characters (many of it awesomely) instead of just redshirts
    3. End properly

    And yeah, that love confession/proposal made me laugh :D. I hope Arakawa-sensei’s new work will be just as good

  3. k1y0 Said,

    June 12, 2010 @ 9:53 pm

    I’m missing the manga already. T___T
    No more looking forward to it every month.

  4. Chaos2Frozen Said,

    June 12, 2010 @ 10:20 pm

    I’m was very worried that they wouldn’t touch on Ed and Winry’s relationship, especially after 90+ pages! While not as grand as I had hoped, it was still better than nothing and honestly, just as expected of FMA ^^;

  5. ewok Said,

    June 12, 2010 @ 11:46 pm

    babies ever after! for Ed and Winry (welcome to the club says Miroku)

  6. AznCoffee Said,

    June 13, 2010 @ 1:41 am

    Gah, it was good while it lasted.

    And because it said “Look forward to Arakawa-sensei’s next work” and it gives hints about Ed and Al trying to overturn the law of “equivalent exchange”, I’m going to hope in my heart for a sequel or SOMETHING from Arakawa ;__;

  7. Doc Astaroth Said,

    June 13, 2010 @ 4:16 am

    This is how a good manga ends if the author knows when it is enough.

    Seriously, the only one I believe who could do it better is Oda (One Piece)…

  8. Rin Said,

    June 13, 2010 @ 5:09 am

    Al made the right decision to go for the loli.

  9. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    June 13, 2010 @ 5:13 am

    At the rate Oda’s going, One Piece will be rivalling Doraemon in length.

    And yes, what I like most about FMA is that Arakawa-sensei has the balls to kill off characters that matter and make the kids face tough and terrible decisions. And ending this properly is another awesome plus, which shows that the fame didn’t get in to Arakawa-sensei’s head… unlike a LOT of other authors in the anime/manga/light novels scene….

    WHERE IS MY FINAL VOLUME OF FULL METAL PANIC?

  10. gunrunforfun Said,

    June 13, 2010 @ 10:30 am

    Well, the *next* volume is coming out July 17. Apparently the final volume became so long that they decided to split it in two. So the answer to your question is, “sometime after July 17″.

  11. Lehq Said,

    June 13, 2010 @ 10:36 am

    lolol talk about nerdy pick-up lines; that Ed, what can’t he do.

    Anyway, awesome manga is awesome right to the end. ;_;

  12. Tama Said,

    June 13, 2010 @ 10:54 am

    Heheh… Finally ED Getting Taller ^_^ Lol That Confession So damn Cute

  13. Six Green Boxes Said,

    June 13, 2010 @ 11:44 am

    Is it just me, or does Mustang look awfully like Archer in that time-skip photo of him and Riza?

  14. mike Said,

    June 13, 2010 @ 2:45 pm

    best ending ever, beats all the ones i was thinking of, and i do agree the confession was pretty epic, as well as the beating the shit out of father part.
    I do have to say this is up there with my favorite manga, now to watch the anime…. when it’s finished of course.

  15. Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Said,

    June 13, 2010 @ 3:12 pm

    This manga is insteresting to read. I feel kind of lost when this manga end. Even though it is the same for every manga.
    I’m currently watching Brotherhood version anime.

  16. Air Said,

    June 13, 2010 @ 4:53 pm

    Now I can start reading it.

  17. lesta Said,

    June 13, 2010 @ 5:23 pm

    ZOMG IF U LOOK CLOSELY…THE DOG HAD BABIES XDDDDD…and WATSHISNAME COULD WALK AGAIN..didn think he cud do that after his nuts got obliterated by lust..

  18. NoES Said,

    June 13, 2010 @ 9:01 pm

    My most favorite anime/manga has ended! I recommended this show to many people and every one of them has loved it. It is a spectacular show that excels in quality, realism, action, drama, and plot. This ending was just right for FMA. I do agree that Mustang and Riza should have had more spotlight with their romance, but other than that this was a perfect way to end everything. Kudos for a great show that bought my curiosity from the first episode on Adult Swim, and onwards to Brotherhood. You will be missed!!!

  19. Chris Said,

    June 13, 2010 @ 10:39 pm

    @Lesta: Havoc, you mean?

  20. kaei Said,

    June 14, 2010 @ 2:42 am

    I personally loved the “fullmetal” heart line – well, assuming the original is “heart of steel” (hagane no kokoro), because I’m a sucker for manga authors ending their works with a heavy wink to the title of the story, like she PLANNED IT ALL ALONG!

  21. Manga Therapy Said,

    June 16, 2010 @ 2:39 am

    Fullmetal Alchemist is seriously one of the best manga series ever. I loved almost all the characters. I liked how Arakawa mentioned Nina Tucker and how much she influenced the Elrics’ decisions on what to do next.

    The part with Winry giving everything to Ed instead of 50% was really cute and shows how much the idea of “equivalent exchange” sucks.

    I did a look at how FMA can help inspire people to do better in life. You can take a look at: http://www.mangatherapy.com/post/692223552/endoffma

  22. Mal Said,

    June 17, 2010 @ 8:15 am

    Usually I don’t care about relationships in shows, but they really should’ve kissed in that scene.

    Ah well, it’s a boys manga after all. The ending was perfect other then that.

  23. Alphonse Said,

    June 17, 2010 @ 12:59 pm

    I can’t put my real name for safety reasons, but I am a girl who is in love with Al!!!! All thoughout the story you just know that Winry an Ed are going to get together at some point, and I am just glad that the Creator Cow made them go all lovey dovey at the end…. why did they have to do what every one thought they were going to do!!!! And, while a sequile would be epic, without Ed’s alchemy, the idea is dead. Unless she wants to do the best thing ever and make Al the star of the show… *evil smile*

  24. seven Said,

    June 18, 2010 @ 1:40 am

    yeah the ending was epic. never really read the entire manga, but i loved the ending. great way to end a manga.

    let’s hope naruto can end in an epic way too. xD

  25. Alphonse Said,

    June 20, 2010 @ 12:54 am

    READ THE ENTIRE MANGA!!!! IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE!!!

  26. sajoo Said,

    June 21, 2010 @ 6:47 am

    fma is one of the best manga i ever read.

  27. Alphonse Said,

    June 22, 2010 @ 3:22 am

    I agree. I finished reading the manga, and I have yet to find a better manga.

  28. Vinson Said,

    July 8, 2010 @ 4:54 pm

    amazing manga
    along with what everyone else said, i especially like the conditions of the deaths of each homunculus. gluttony got eaten (ironic), lust died falling for mustang, envy died with the revelation being his envy for humans, wrath died realizing he loved the peace in his life… and of course greed.

    all characters had great character development and the plot was original and just one of a kind. of the 50+ mangas i’ve read, i do not recall an equal to FMA. although it was a great ride, i’m a little sad now that it has finally ended

  29. fullmetaladdict Said,

    October 6, 2010 @ 2:11 am

    now, it is hard to find another manga to read, because FMA is the standard!
    any suggestion?

  30. Fullmetalfreak =) Said,

    December 26, 2010 @ 9:39 am

    Ok why didnt he just kiss winry isntead of hugging her?
    Thats what all of us were waiting for wasnt it?

  31. Daazninvazn Said,

    February 9, 2011 @ 9:38 am

    omfg i was so sad when i finished this manga but i really liked one of the authors one shots i think it was called souten no koumori! Geez i loved the ending but i really wish i could find another manga as awesome as this one which i haven’t been able to which is why im all sad =[

  32. Nekooo Said,

    March 19, 2011 @ 8:42 am

    I LOVED it. Like… LOVED IT

    1st of all, I was like, gigling and smiling without a fault in those last few pages.
    2nd of all, I was going crazy about how tall Ed had gotten
    and 3rd of all I kinda wanted to cry because it’s over… :(

    We so need a little episode or chapter or SOMETHING just to figure out where everyone is at the end, but then again, it’s good to leave it up to the imagination?

  33. Brian Atwood Said,

    May 18, 2011 @ 11:19 am

    “After I left Dodgeball in 2007,” Crowley said over a beer at a loud, dark-paneled bar called the Scratcher, near his Cooper Square office, “I worked for a company called Area Code, designing interactive games using real-world spaces. Like a game of Monopoly played by thousands of people all using their GPS locations to make moves.”

  34. maplestory Said,

    May 1, 2012 @ 10:12 pm

    I have a suggestion Fullmetal Brotherhood

  35. ermi7 Said,

    September 2, 2012 @ 11:48 pm

    i am so sad and so happy because its over now i want it more then ever good bye full metal alchemist for ever

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