Fullmetal Alchemist Essay

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Written by Arakawa Hiromu and published on July 21, 2001, the manga Fullmetal Alchemist surrounds two brothers who take interest in the practice of alchemy. Following their father’s studies and path after he leaves them with their mother--who later on passes away--the two brothers, Edward Elric(older) and Alphonse Elric(younger) make a grave mistake after attempting to revive their dead mother using alchemy. The forbidden Human Transmutation spell. However, the spell doesn’t go as expected; Edward’s right arm and left leg is taken while Alphonse’s whole body disappears but he is partially saved when Edward uses an alchemy spell to temporarily bound Alphonse’s soul to a steel armor body. Their journey to find a philosopher’s stone to bring back…show more content…
Fullmetal Alchemist appeals to the audience’s needs and expectations by the challenges the Elric brothers face and eventually overcome; with each step they take closer to the philosopher's stone, the faster they come to gaining their bodies back. The text structure and style of the manga is different from normal American books because it’s manga, so one would read it from right to left. In addition, its detailed illustrations contribute to the manga’s appeals because the pictures have more action than the words. In the article “The next frontier in 3-D printing: Human organs” written by Brandon Griggs, published by CNN on April 5, 2014, Griggs explains how the new technology in 3-D printing is progressing from printing “toys to jewelry to food” and now, still developing, human organs. Although it seems positive to patients who are waiting and in need of organs, there are still some heated discussions as to the responsibility of producing and guaranteeing quality the artificial organs. Another
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