Fullmetal Alchemist began as a manga series in Japan and quickly exploded into a world-wide anime hit. The cool and stylish artwork of the television program has now been compiled into a prestige format, hardcover book for both collectors and fans. Art inspired by the anime, along with initial character designs, cel art, and production notes--all this plus an interview with Yoshiyuki Itoh, the character designer for the anime. Face it true believers, it doesn't get better than this!
Born in Hokkaido (northern Japan), Hiromu Arakawa first attracted national attention in 1999 with her award-winning manga Stray Dog. Her series Fullmetal Alchemist debuted in 2001 in Square Enix's monthly manga anthology Shonen Gangan.