My beloved anime, Fullmetal Alchemist (鋼の錬金術師), is adapted into a live action movie. Oiiiiiiiii! My heart is about to explode when I saw the first teaser, showing the beautiful wide shots of ruined cities, the horrifying transmutation circle, and a quick glance at our lovely brothers. You know it’s hard for animated characters to hit me at the heart but the heart-breaking journey featuring the Elric brothers always lands with moi very hard. They have a story to tell, a lesson to learn and to TEACH, and a courage no evil can stop.
My heart, be still.
The circle of trade, the evil of it all!
The boys teeny home. Awww.
They travel from one ruined place to another by trains. Love it! Love it!!!
Oh? Who’s that in the red cape? It’s our main character, older brother Edward Elric, played by Ryosuke Yamada.
The younger brother, Alphonse Elric! OMG! Who’s gonna voice our beloved robot boy with the heart of gold?!!
- Fullmetal Alchemist tells the story of two brothers on an epic journey to find the philosopher’s stone, hoping to correct their previous mistake. The mistake takes place when they try to revive their dead mother using alchemy. However, human transmutation is a taboo, resulting in the loss of Edward’s left leg and younger brother, Alphonse’s life. In the last second, Edward sacrifices his right arm to bring back Alphonse’s soul and transfixes it to a giant armor. Now the boys hear of the legendary Philosopher’s Stone and its power and set foot in the big city to track it down. What they discover is a deep, bone-chilling conspiracy. For every gain, there’s a loss.
- Highly recommend anime fans to watch the second anime television series titled Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. It’s well written, badass, heart-breaking – all in equal measures.
- Directed by Fumihiko Sori (Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker), Fullmetal Alchemist aims for a release in the Winter of 2017. WHAT.