“Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return. To obtain, something of equal value must be lost.”
If you have seen the hit anime series Fullmetal Alchemist, you will certainly know that this is the first law of Equivalent Exchange. This was the principle of alchemy that Edward Elric and his younger brother Alphonse Elric violated. Because of their transgression, the brothers lost something unthinkable – limbs for Edward and a whole body for Alphonse. In exchange, they were able to penetrate the deepest secrets of alchemy. In order to regain their body parts, they must search for the legendary Philosopher Stone. During their journey, they will learn about the terrible price that they have to pay in order to fulfill their long-time dream.