FULL METAL ALCHEMIST (HAGANE NO RENKINJUTSUSHI)
Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return. To obtain, something of equal value must be lost. That is alchemy's first law of Equivalent Exchange. In those days, we really believed that to be the world's one, and only, truth.
— Alphonse Elric
Edward and Alphonse Elric were children living in a rural village. Their father, an alchemist, left home when Edward was very young and Alphonse was a baby. Years later, their mother died of a mysterious illness. The boys made the decision to attempt to revive their deceased mother. They studied alchemy with a teacher and then used their father's notes to recreate a human transmutation circle. Their attempt costs Alphonse his entire body and Edward his left leg. Desperate not to lose his brother, Edward sacrifices his right arm in order to bind his brother's soul to a suit of armor.
A State Alchemist by the name of Roy Mustang arrives shortly after in response to letters the boys had sent out seeking information about their father. Spurred on by the man's proposal, Edward sets out to become a State Alchemist. He is intent on using the resources of State Alchemists to find a way to restore what he and Alphonse have lost. The brothers eventually learn of the philosopher's stone and set off in search of it as a means of restoring their bodies.
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