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Fullmetal Alchemist

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The first law of alchemy is that "one cannot gain something without giving something of equal value in return" - a rule that two souls dare to cross. When Edward and Alphonse Elric try to revive their dead mother, breaking the taboo of human transmutation in process, Ed loses his right arm and left leg while Al loses his entire body. After the tragedy, an alchemist named Roy Mustang visits them and tells Edward to become a state alchemist to find a way to recover what they have lost. Accompanied by Al, whose soul is now attached to a metal suit of armor, Ed is fitted with auto-mail parts in place of his lost limbs and becomes a state alchemist by the name of "Full Metal Alchemist." Together, they set forth on a journey to find the Philosopher's Stone - the one item that is rumored to have the power to restore them.

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Manga Relations

Manga Name Year Relation Type More Info
Fullmetal Alchemist Gaiden 2010 Sequel
Fullmetal Alchemist: The Prototype 2011 TBD

Anime Relations

Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Fullmetal Alchemist TV 2003 Anime Adaptation
Fullmetal Alchemist The Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa Movie 2005 Same Franchise
Fullmetal Alchemist: Premium Collection OVA 2006 Same Franchise
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood TV 2009 Anime Adaptation
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Specials DVD Special 2009 Same Franchise
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood: 4-Koma Theater DVD Special 2009 Same Franchise
Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos Movie 2011 TBD
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Hiromu ARAKAWA Artist
Hiromu ARAKAWA Author

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Fullmetal Alchemist NicoNicoDesu 8.5/10 Jul 13, 2012
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Five hundred years ago there lived a feudal lord with a vast amount of spiritual power. To keep it from falling into the hands of demonic Ayakashi, the mage Tokimori Hazama and his two students were called to defend the land. However, they fell ill, and the feudal lord was killed and buried on the land now called Karasumori. Years later the successors of the Hazama students, Yoshimori and Tokine, have inherited the powers of the Hazama clan. They are Kekkaishi, users of the Kekkai, a secret and powerful technique that creates a strong barrier to capture and eliminate Ayakashi. Protectors of the power buried beneath Karasumori, Yoshimori and Tokine spend their days in the school built on the land, and their nights defending it from attackers who wish to use the power for their own purposes. With Karasumori's power growing more unpredictable everyday, will Yoshimori become strong enough to protect the ones he loves?

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Anudevil13

FMA and Kekkaishi

Similar yet Different, but both have certain charm to it that makes u love them.Lets start with Main char - they are as similar as they can beBoys who are shorter then normal people and have a Crush on a neighbour who likes Boys taller then her and Hence have a height complex with getting mad ,when someone dare call them short and both are shy to convey their feelings. Both also have a Brother Complex of a sort- with Yoshimori jealous of his brothers skills and Edward guilty of making his brother into state he is.Might aswell add both have huge attachment to their mother, who they miss and wished they could live together with.

And as about story, both have interesting storyline which keeps u entertained, Both series feature a clear goal for the end( sealing karasori in Kekkaishi and getting thier bodies back in FMA)They both face many enemies, enemies who turn to friends. Action Packed, Comedy stuffed and all they need is your love xDIf u liked one, give other one a shot for sure

Miyama-Uguisu Yashika Jiken

Miyama-Uguisu Yashika Jiken

Young Monaka, an orphan and heiress to a flower arranging dynasty, lives a silent and melancholic life. Locked up in her late parents' mansion, she's subjected to the cruel treatment of her adopted 'father' at the tender age of fifteen. However, one day, a mysterious exorcist arrives at their door, eager to vanquish a demon that he claims inhabits the girl. Soon, Monaka and the exorcist will discover what's really going on behind the mansion's walls...

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sothis

I haven't read the full Blue Exorcist manga, but the pilot definitely reminded me a LOT of Full Metal Alchemist. From the badass yet comedic main character to the perfect amount of darkness and supernatural foes.

Nabari no Ou

Nabari no Ou
  • Vol: 14; Ch: 72
  • 2004

There are two worlds which exist side by side – the ordinary surface world of the humans and the secret world of ninjas called Nabari. Within this secret world, the opposing ninja groups are fighting over who should possess the ultimate power known as Shinra Banshou. Enter Miharu Rokujou, a high-school student who lives a carefree life and likes to keep himself to himself. Unfortunately for Miharu, his carefree life is about to be over, because within him is hidden the ultimate power and there is no end of evil minions ready to kidnap him for it! Miharu’s only chance of survival is to embrace this mystic world and become the King of Nabari himself. With the help of his new ninja friends, Kouichi, Shimizu, and Kumohira, can he come to grips with his powers or will he fall prey to his many enemies instead?

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Myrah

Alright, I admit that these two don't have much in common. However, they are both good examples of modern shounen that is written by a female mangaka. And both manga follows a pair of boys determined to follow a wish against all costs. Nabari tends to be more appealing to female fans (very pretty character designs!) while Fullmetal Alchemist just has all around appeal, but there are plenty of guys that read and love Nabari too. If you've read FMA and appreciated that it wasn't typical shounen, give NnO a shot. If you've read NnO and somehow haven't read FMA yet, what are you waiting for?

Seikon no Qwaser

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At St. Mihailov Academy, strange things are happening. Not only did the dean disappear, leaving his daughter Tomo and adopted daughter Mafuyu alone, but girls in the nearby city are being killed by an unknown foe. However, the blades begin to fly when a Russian boy named Sasha arrives. He is a Qwaser, a person able to manipulate the elements after ingesting Soma, breast milk, and he’s not the only one. Soon Tomo and Mafuyu find themselves in the middle of a battle between two groups of Qwasers whose goal is to protect or steal the Theotokos of Tsarytsin. With more allies and enemies arriving, who will survive the assault?

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wolfangel87

Fullmetal Alchemist and Seikon no Qwaser involve people controlling different elements with alchemy.  The whole cast of characters essentially run on the same vein.

Zombie Powder

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In the world there are thirteen "rings of death" which, once collected, can be used to create "Zombie Powder": an elixir capable of granting immortality and restoring life to the dead. Many have tried to collect these dangerous rings which devour their wearers - and all have failed. John Elwood Shepherd is a young pickpocket who lives in one of the many small towns surrounded by the wasteland. When he meets Akatubi Gamma, a wanted criminal on a hunt for the rings; and his mysterious partner C.T. Smith, a highly-talented gunman; he is drawn into following the two in the hopes of saving his sister and having an adventure along the way!

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DuskFey

In both of these stories, the main character has a modified body and is in pursuit of a legendary treasure that some people think is only a legend. Fullmetal Alchemist and Zombie Powder can both feel like serious stories one minute and fun ones the next. I guess I can't really point to what it is in their moods that feels similar to me.