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Comments for Fullmetal Alchemist Volume 23
Fullmetal Alchemist Volume 23: 01/29/14
Fullmetal Alchemist Volume 23 by Hiromu Arakawa continues the epic show down over the fate of Central City and the country of Amestris. It's mostly pages and pages of woosh bang and something I would normally skip if I hadn't already read the previous twenty-two volumes.
In and amongst the numerous pages of swirling dust clouds, smashing things, swinging swords and gunfire, there is the continued fight between Al and Pride and a family squabble between Olivier and her brother.
The other interesting side note is the way in which Mustang and his crew use the local radio station to control the flow of information. They try to stage a coop by putting Mrs. Bradley on air.
But these moments of character and plot development are buried under pages and pages of battle scenes.