Book Review: The Art of Fullmetal Alchemist: The Anime

The Art of Fullmetal Alchemist: The Anime

This is the art book for the anime series Fullmetal Alchemist. If you're looking for the manga art book, there are The Art of Fullmetal Alchemist and The Art of Fullmetal Alchemist 2.

Full single and double page coloured character splash pages fill the book. There are no video screenshots, if there are, I must say I can't recognize them.

As the creator of Fullmetal Alchemist, Hiromu Arakawa didn't draw any of the illustrations in this book. They are all done by the animation artists. The result is a very clean and polished look, typical of Japanese anime. Also, the colours here are more saturated, but that's got to do with the medium. As I like the anime very much, I prefer this book over the manga art books.

At the end are a few pages of line drawings with the finished frame as comparison. There is an interview with the character designer Yoshiyuki Ito.

This book is not really that expensive and I think it's worth the money if you're a fan of Fullmetal Alchemist who happens to collect art books.

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Hi, I would like to now if

Hi,

I would like to now if the anime art book of fullmetal alchemist is different or the same to the art book in japanese. I know the japanese art book is written in japanese, but I would like to know if they are the both the same thing just in different languages.

Thanks,

Nadeshiko

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