Fans just couldn’t get enough of the Fullmetal Alchemist Live Action trailer since it was released last month. The film is scheduled to be released in Japan in 2017. As of writing, no official release date has been announced yet for North America screening.
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Fullmetal Alchemist Live Action is directed by Fumihiko Sori. Earlier the filmmaker said, “The cast is entirely composed of Japanese actors, but the cultural setting is that of Europe. However, the race and nationality of the characters aren’t specifically identified.”
The film follows the story of two alchemist brothers who went on a quest for the Philosopher’s Stone. They did this in their desire to revive their dead mother. But things went horribly wrong. The film stars Ryosuke Yamada as Edward Elric, Tusbasa Honda plays Winry Rockbell, Dean Fujioke is Roy Mustang, Ryuuta Satou plays Maes Hughes, Misako Renbutsu is Riza Hawkeye, Natsuna is Maria Ross, Natsuki Harada plays Gracia Hughes, You Ooizumi is Shou Tucker, Jun Kunimura plays Tim Marcoh, Fumiyo Kohinata is Hakuro, Yasuko Matsuyuki is Lust, Kanata Hongou plays Envy, Shinji Uchiyama is Gluttony, and Kenjirou Ishimaru as Cornello.
The movie is based on the manga series that was written and illustrated by Hiromu Arakawa. Fullmetal Alchemist has been published over nine long years from 2001-2010. It’s been adapted into two anime series in the form of Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. Furthermore, two feature length anime films were also produced. These were Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conquerror of Shamballa and Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos.
The Fullmetal Alchemist manga has sold almost 65 million volumes all over the world. The manga’s first volume in English was the top-selling graphic novel back in 2005. Based on two TV Asahi web polls, the anime was voted as the most popular anime of all time in Japan. Back in February 2007 at the American Anime Awards, the manga was eligible for eight awards, was nominated for six, and won the five. It also garnered rave reviews from critics specifically for its character development, symbolism, action scenes, and philosophical references, per wikipedia.org.
For those who are curious what the hype is all about, watch this trailer to find out. For more Fullmetal Alchemist Live Action news and latest update, keep it here on TheBitBag. Hit us with your feedback in the comments below.