Fans of the hit anime, “Fullmetal Alchemist”, have been eagerly waiting for news of the live-action movie. I have great news: the wait is over! We’ve finally got a trailer for the “Fullmetal Alchemist” movie, and it can be seen below.
The trailer shows fans just what the practice of alchemy is going to look like in the film. We don’t see much of the main characters, Edward and Alphonse Elric who are on a quest to find the Philosopher’s Stone in order to restore Al’s body and Edward’s missing limbs. The two suffered these horrific injuries in an attempt to use alchemy to resurrect their dead mother, something that’s highly frowned upon in the alchemy community. The official synopsis for the series is as follows:
“Set in a fictional universe in which alchemy is one of the most advanced scientific techniques, the story follows two alchemist brothers named Edward and Alphonse Elric, who are searching for the philosopher’s stone to restore their bodies after a failed attempt to bring their mother back to life using alchemy.”
Until now all we’ve gotten is set photos from the film. It’s slated to release in Japan in late 2017, but there’s no word on whether or not the feature will be released in America. I’m hoping to get the chance to see the film in some fashion. I wouldn’t mind at least the opportunity to download a digital copy once it’s released. Like many other viewers in America, I fell in love with the show when it was on Adult Swim/Cartoon Network late at night.
The film is directed by Fumihiko Sori. Ryosuke Yamada stars as Edward Elric, and is again slated to release in Japan in late 2017.
What do you guys think of the trailer? Are you excited to see the film, or are you worried it will end up like the live-action Dragon Ball movie? What other anime titles would you like to see in live-action? Join in on the conversation in the comments below!