More promotional materials are out for the live action movie of my beloved anime, Fullmetal Alchemist (鋼の錬金術師), about the journey of two brothers (Edward and Alphonse) trying to obtain the Philosopher’s Stone after an attempt to revive their dead mother goes wrong (lots of heartaches). We also get to see the supporting cast members in action in their full costumes and make-up as well. The movie is slated for a release on December 1st!
Or if you’d prefer the English title, Undercover Agent Tokage. Maybe because my expectations were unreasonably high, thus I’m left slightly disappointed with the premiere. On the up side, it has Shota Matsuda, whom I have seen (and swooned) in the Liar Game franchise, hence my excitement to see him venture into something that requires more than thinking from him. The hour was tediously long, spending over 30+ minutes setting up a throng of many characters, leaving the action in the last twenty minutes, and boy was it nice to see our crafty swindler, Akiyama, in action (though he gets punched by someone. ha!)
Funny how I had Toda Erika in the winter, and Shota in the Spring. When are these two going to unite? Drama gods! I’m counting on you!