|Chapters||9 - 12|
|Japan Release Date||September 21, 2002|
|U.S.A. Release Date||September 6, 2005|
|Preceded by||Volume 2|
|Followed by||Volume 4|
Author's Note Edit
- "I ABSOLUTELY LOVE READING MANGA!!"
- "I CAN'T EVEN EXPRESS HOW FRIGGIN MUCH I ALSO LOVE DRAWING IT!!
- "I EXIST SOLELY IN ORDER TO DRAW!!
- "THAT'S THE ONLY PROOF Y' NEED TO SAY THAT I'M WHO I AM!!!"
- In other words, I am a doting manga lover.
Chapters Included Edit
- Chapter 9: A Home with a Family Waiting
- Chapter 10: The Philosopher's Stone
- Chapter 11: The Two Guardians
- Chapter 12: The Definition of Human
- Bonus Chapter: The Military Festival
From the back of the volume:
Accompanied by their bodyguard, Alex Louis Armstrong, our heroes seek out their closest friend, mechanic Winry Rockbell, to fix their battered "auto-mail" bodyparts. Soon their quest for the Philosopher's Stone takes them to the great central library, where the Stone's formula may be hidden...if the mysterious figure named Lust doesn't get there first! But the secret of the Philosopher's Stone may be even more frightening than the beings who guard it....
Inside Cover (In Memoriam)Edit
- Laboratory 5 Guard ("I did it mom... though I'm just some random unnamed Laboratory Guard, I made it to the spine of an official volume...!")
- The Ambitious Alchemist
- Al's Big Hairstyle Strategy
- I Made Pinako's Hairstyle like This Just So I Could Do This Joke (Seriously!)