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Art of Full-metal Alchemist's creator.
Oct 23, 2007 by Suikodeniac
This is a collection of a lot of the covers and chapter scenes you see scaled down in the actual manga, only larger or in colour. Like the other art collections I've seen of this series, the book itself is high quality, and hardcover, which adds a bit to the shipping cost but is worth getting anyway.
Hiromu Arakawa is not only a talented manga artist, but is capable of working with various coloured art media (specifically paint) something you really can't see from the tiny black and white representations of these same pictures you get in the manga, but which shows beautifully in this art collection.
To add to it, there are various notes about most of the pictures, what she was doing at the time or how she'd planned it, which make interesting reading, as well as an extended note from her at the end. Since the book spans several years worth of art it's also nice to see how her style has changed or developed. As an art student and fan of FMA I enjoyed this book a lot, and it's one I'll keep on my shelf and keep looking back at for years to come.
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