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Fullmetal Alchemist 27: 09/04/15
Fullmetal Alchemist 27 by Hiromu Arakawa marks the end of the series. The book has three parts: the final battle, the immediate aftermath of the war and a glimpse of Amestris in the future. Despite all the hardships and the losses of life (and limb), there is a happy ending.
There is also a chance for redemption for Ed and Al, Lin, and to my surprise, Selim. Those who survived even with fighting on the front lines, have come out of the war changed people. Arakawa decides, though, to focus her last chapters on the positive ways her characters have grown through their experiences.
Do Ed and Al get their bodies back? Mostly, but they are happy with what they have. Does Mustang become king? Briefly. Do any of the homunculi survive? Yes.
After all those volumes of near endless battle scenes, Volume 27 has a very quiet, unassuming ending. It was a nice way to wrap everything up and say a final goodbye to the characters.