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Live-action Fullmetal Alchemist movie trailer released

A live-action adaptation of the popular anime and manga series Fullmetal Alchemist is coming next year. The official movie web site unveiled a short teaser of the film with a tentative release in 2017.

The teaser video gives a tantalizing look into a world based on alchemy — where items are transmuted into something new using arcane drawings on them or under them. Two brothers, struggling to find a way to heal each other from an alchemy experiment gone wrong, embark on an adventure to save not only themselves, but their friends and homeland. Edward Elric makes a couple of short appearances in the video, along with his armour clad brother, Alphonse. The country of Amestris appears to modelled on a rustic European landscape, complete with an impressive steam locomotive. Even a chimera makes a vicious attack on the state alchemist Edward.

Directed by Fumihiko Sori, and produced with Warner Bros. Pictures, the known cast for Fullmetal Alchemist includes:

  • Ryosuke Yamada as Edward Elric
  • Tsubasa Honda as Winry Rockbell
  • Dean Fujioka as Colonel Roy Mustang
  • Ryuta Sato as Lieutenant Colonel Maes Hughes
  • Misako Renbutsu as Lieutenant Riza Hawkeye
  • Natsuki Harada as Gracia Hughes
  • Yo Oizumi as Shou Tucker
  • Jun Kunimura as Dr. Marco
  • Kohinata Fumiyo as General Hakuro
  • Yasuko Matsuyuki as Lust
  • Kanata Hongo as Envy
  • Shinji Uchiyama as Gluttony
  • Kenjiro Ishimaru as Father Cornello

Sources: Natalie, Fullmetal Alchemist Official Web Site, YouTube

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos DVD

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos

After all the film festivals, premieres and screenings in North America and around the world, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos is finally coming to DVD and Blu-ray.

Edward and Alphonse Elric return for another journey into a squalid settlement occupied by the proud people of Milos. There, the brothers learn the plight of the Milos and become entangled in their fight for freedom. Alphonse subsequently saves a young girl named Julia and befriends her upon finding out that she too is an alchemist. As the uprising continues, Edward and Alphonse must find a way to help the people and prevent the legendary Philosopher’s Stone from falling into the wrong hands.

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos will be available for purchase on April 24th, 2012.

Fullmetal Alchemist volume 27

Fullmetal Alchemist volume 27

Fullmetal Alchemist volume 27

This is it! The climactic battle against “Father” heats up with the Edward Elric leading the attack. However, Alphonse Elric has a plan to help out his brother – a plan which may cost him his own life.

Greed joins in the fray and subsequently is absorbed by “Father” but in one last hurrah, Greed gives Edward a chance at retribution. Can the Elric brothers defeat “Father” and save both the world and themselves?

The final volume of Fullmetal Alchemist will be available for purchase on December 20th, 2011.

Fullmetal Alchemist The Sacred Star of Milos English cast

FUNimation has announced the English cast for the movie Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos on their Facebook Friday afternoon. The voice actors from the animated series Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood will reprise their roles for the feature film.

  • Vic Mignogna as Edward Elric
  • Maxey Whitehead as Alphonse Elric
  • Travis Willingham as Roy Mustang
  • Caitlin Glass as Winry Rockbell
  • Colleen Clinkenbeard as Riza Hawkeye
  • Christopher R. Sabat as Alex Louis Armstrong
  • Jeremy Inman as Heymans Breda
  • Alexis Tipton as Julia
  • Matt Mercer as Melvin Voyager
  • Shelley Calene-Black as Miranda
  • Patrick Seitz as Colonel Herschel
  • Chris Smith as Soyuz
  • Elias Taylorson as Vatanen
  • Bruce DuBose as Gonzales
  • Jonathan Brooks as Pedro
  • Brian Mathis as Sizzler
  • Andrew Chandler as Raul
  • Jim Johnson as Graz
  • Tia Ballard as Karina
  • Christopher Bevins as Tony

No date has been given for when the movie will be released in North America.

Source: FUNimation

Fullmetal Alchemist volume 26

Fullmetal Alchemist volume 26

Fullmetal Alchemist volume 26

After confronting Father, Edward’s group become the last key in activating the giant transmutation circles that encompases Amestris. The reaction starts and opens up a new gate giving Father access to unimaginable abilities. Will Edward, Alphonse, Roy Mustang, Hohenheim and Izumi Curtis survive the transmution?

Only one more book is left to go! Volume 26 will be available on September 20th, 2011.

Fullmetal Alchemist Food

Even though the manga and second anime series have finished, fans are still hungry for more Fullmetal Alchemist. And what better way that to promote the upcoming movie, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos, than with lots of food? Tokyo’s Namja Town will be kicking off a month long buffet of dishes inspired by the characters and themes from the animated show — ice cream, dumplings, pizza, cookies and even a “flame” burger. Take that Burger King! The promotion runs until July 24th, 2011.

To see the full menu, check out the Anime News Network’s article (or you can brave the Japanese site,, complete with tantalizing pictures.

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos comes out in Japanese theatres on July 2nd, 2011. There’s no word if it’ll be released outside of the island nation.

Source: Anime News Network

Fullmetal Alchemist body pillow

Fullmetal Alchemist body pillow - Alphonse

Fullmetal Alchemist body pillow featuring Alphonse Elric

Unlike most body pillows, or dakimakura as they are called in Japan, the Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood edition doesn’t feature a sexy girl on it. Instead you have a stern-faced Edward Elric on one side and a cold stare from Alphonse Elric on the other. Both are fully dressed (I’ll leave the rest to your imagination). Instead of featuring the characters full length, the image only goes to the top of their heads to above their knees and are about 13½ inches wide and 42 inches long (or 34.29 cm wide and 1.06 meters in length). I’ll refrain from making a joke about the size.

This fully licensed pillow is pretty comfortable and easy to wrap your arms around and quite flexible, so don’t worry about squeezing Ed or Al to death.

Most body pillows come with a cover that can be removed and washed, but strangely enough the graphic design can’t be removed on this one. I couldn’t see any care instructions on the tag, just that it’s made with cotton and polyester. There’s also a warning stating that it’s not suitable for children due to small parts, but I believe that’s in regards to the stuffing inside.

I picked mine up at Sakura-Con for $30 USD, but speciality anime stores should carry them.

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Fullmetal Alchemist Festival 2011

Alchemy fans in Japan will be treated to another Fullmetal Alchemist Festival this coming May. Fullmetal Alchemist Festival 2011 is an event where the voice actors and musicians who perform the opening and closing themes take to the stage.

The voice actor’s who’ve been announced are Park Romi – Edward Elric, Kugimiya Rie – Alphonse Elric, Takamoto Megumi – Winry Rockbell, Miki Shinichirou – Roy Mustang, Arikasa Fumiko – Riza Hawkeye and Fujiwara Keiji – Maes Hughes.

Scheduled artists include SCANDAL, Nakagawa Shoko, Fukuhara Miho and Lil’B.

The last time the cast gathered for this event was back in December 2004 for Fullmetal Alchemist Festival – Tales of Another.

Fullmetal Achemist Festival 2011 is being hosted at Tokyo’s Yoyogi National Stadium on May 21st and 22nd, 2011.

Source: Tokyo Hive

Fullmetal Alchemist volume 25

Fullmetal Alchemist volume 25

Fullmetal Alchemist volume 25

Under Central, Father prepares to make his move, but it will place Roy Mustang in a difficult position. Alphonse Elric encounters an opportunity to restore his lost body, however the price to regain it appears to be significant. At the same time, Führer Bradley and Greed fight over Central Command’s main gate but will Bradley succeed and regain control?

Fullmetal Alchemist volume 25 will be available on June 21st, 2011. Only two more books before the series concludes!

Favourite anime t-shirts

I’ve got quite the collection of anime-themed t-shirts, with the majority being from Naruto, Fullmetal Alchemist, Bleach, and Death Note. Here’s a selection of some of my favourites, in no particular order.
Looking to buy some yourself? The dealer’s room/exhibition halls at anime conventions are a great place to start, or you can visit your local Hot Topic, fye, or check out Stylin’ Online. Read the rest of this article…

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