September Haul Part 3!! As you can see this haul is kind of half artbooks and half figures. Staring with the top picture on the lower right is the Art of FullMetal Alchemist, this one is the first volume, I have no intentions of buying the 2nd volume unless I find it dirt cheap. I bought this one because I’m currently on a FullMetal Alchemist high. I read volumes 1-16 of the manga this month and am completely addicted and elated that the manga is so superior to the anime. Plus I think this volume cost me $1 + shipping, who can say no to an artbook from a series they love for only that much money? This artbook has an interesting spin compared to all my others…the manga artist actually points out all the mistakes made in each drawing. It was interesting but I almost preferred not to see the mistakes. I’m very fond of this manga-ka, you know how throughout a volume of manga the manga-ka will add in personal notes or cartoons of their own? I usually ignore them. But this manga artist…is so interesting that I look forward to the side panels and jokes as much as I look forward to the awesome plot.