The official website of the upcoming live action film adaptation of Hiromu Arakawa’s Fullmetal Alchemist manga has revealed the first images and visuals featuring the movie’s main cast. In addition, a brand new trailer was also released.
The first visual (above) features:
- Ryosuke Yamada (Nagisa Shiota from Assassination Classroom Live Action) will lead as Edward Elric
- Tsubasa Honda (Futaba Yoshioka in Ao Haru Ride Live Action) is playing Winry Rockbell
- Alphonse Elric
The next cast image features the state Academists:
- Ryuta Sato (Koichi Kawafuji in Rookies) playing the role of Maes Hughes
- Misako Renbutsu (Yoshida Chizuru from Kimi ni Todoke Live Action) will star as Riza Hawkeye
- Dean Fujioka (Ayumu Kurosawa in Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai Live Action) as Roy Mustang
And the last cast image features the Homunculus:
- Yasuko Matsuyuki (Rio Saeki in Hotaru no Hikari) as Lust
- Kanata Hongou (Armin in Attack on Titan Live Action) playing the role of Envy
- Shinji Uchiyama (Kinoshita from Yorozu Uranaidokoro Onmyoya e Yokoso) as Gluttony
Here is another image that features Winry, Al and a cat:
The third trailer has been released for the upcoming film, which introduces the main cast and characters:
Here is the film’s first trailer:
The movie will be directed by Fumihiko Sori (Ping Pong, Ashita no Joe).
Fullmetal Alchemist is an action, adventure manga written and illustrated by Hiromu Arakawa. The series ran from 2001 until 2010 for a total of 27 volumes. Since its debut in Square Enix’s Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine, the manga has won various awards and sold over 67 Million copies as of May 2017. The series received a light novel adaptation in 2003, written by Makoto Inoue, that ran for a total of 10 volumes. Fullmetal Alchemist received a 51 episode TV anime adaptation in 2003 produced by Studio Bones (Soul Eater, Noragami) and directed by Seiji Mizushima (Shaman King, Mobile Suit Gundam 00). The 2003 series was followed by an original anime film in 2005 as Fullmetal Alchemist: Conqueror of Shamballa. The series was adapted into another TV anime series in 2009 for 64 episodes, titled Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, following the manga more faithfully. It was produced again by Studio Bones and directed by Yasuhiro Irie (Code:Breaker, Kurau Phantom Memory). The 2009 series was followed by an original anime film in 2011, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos.
Here is the synopsis of the original series on MAL:
Edward Elric, a young, brilliant alchemist, has lost much in his twelve-year life: when he and his brother Alphonse try to resurrect their dead mother through the forbidden act of human transmutation, Edward loses his brother as well as two of his limbs. With his supreme alchemy skills, Edward binds Alphonse’s soul to a large suit of armor.Edward Elric, a young, brilliant alchemist, has lost much in his twelve-year life: when he and his brother Alphonse try to resurrect their dead mother through the forbidden act of human transmutation, Edward loses his brother as well as two of his limbs. With his supreme alchemy skills, Edward binds Alphonse’s soul to a large suit of armor.
A year later, Edward, now promoted to the fullmetal alchemist of the state, embarks on a journey with his younger brother to obtain the Philosopher’s Stone. The fabled mythical object is rumored to be capable of amplifying an alchemist’s abilities by leaps and bounds, thus allowing them to override the fundamental law of alchemy: to gain something, an alchemist must sacrifice something of equal value. Edward hopes to draw into the military’s resources to find the fabled stone and restore his and Alphonse’s bodies to normal. However, the Elric brothers soon discover that there is more to the legendary stone than meets the eye, as they are led to the epicenter of a far darker battle than they could have ever imagined.
The live action Fullmetal Alchemist film adaptation will release in theatres across Japan on December 1st. Further details about the movie will release at a later date.
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