Final Fullmetal Alchemist Live-Action Movies Spotlight Characters in New Trailer

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A character trailer for the two upcoming Fullmetal Alchemist: The Final Chapter (Hagane no Renkinjutsushi Kanketsu-hen) movies has been released. Over 10 characters are featured in the video, including the Elric brothers, Winry Rockbell, Scar, Alex Armstrong, Father, and more.

The Fullmetal Alchemist: The Final Chapter movies are set to release in Japan on May 20 and June 24 respectively. The first is titled Fukushuusha Scar (Scar the Avenger), while the second is titled Saigo no Rensei (The Final Transmutation).

Like the 2017 Fullmetal Alchemist live-action film, the Fullmetal Alchemist: The Final Chapter movies are directed by Fumihiko Sori and written by Sori and Takeshi Miyamoto. The cast includes Ryousuke Yamada as Edward Elric, Mackenyu as Scar, Tsubasa Honda as Winry Rockwell, Dean Fujioka as Roy Mustang, Misako Renbutsu as Lisa Hawkeye, Kanata Hongou as Envy, Yuina Kuroshima as Lan Fan, Keisuke Watanabe as Ling Yao/Greed, Yuuki Yamada as Solf J. Kimblee, Hiroshi Tachi as King Bradley, Kouji Yamamoto as Alex Louis Armstrong, Chiaki Kuriyama as Olivia Mira Armstrong, Ryuuta Satou as Maes Hughes, and Seiyou Uchino as both Van Hohenheim and Father. 

The Fullmetal Alchemist manga by Hiromu Arakawa ran from 2001 to 2010 and was first published by Enix, and later Square Enix. It was serialized in Monthly Shonen Gangan and published under the Gangan Comics label. Viz describes the manga as:

Alchemy: the mystical power to alter the natural world; something between magic, art and science. When two brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric, dabbled in this power to grant their dearest wish, one of them lost an arm and a leg…and the other became nothing but a soul locked into a body of living steel. Now Edward is an agent of the government, a slave of the military-alchemical complex, using his unique powers to obey orders…even to kill. Except his powers aren’t unique. The world has been ravaged by the abuse of alchemy. And in pursuit of the ultimate alchemical treasure, the Philosopher’s Stone, their enemies are even more ruthless than they are…

The manga has inspired two anime series, two anime movies, various video games, and more. The anime are produced by Bones, with Seiji Mizushima directing the first 2003 series and the follow-up Fullmetal Alchemist the MovieConqueror of Shamballa 2005 movie. The 2009 reboot series was directed by Yasuhiro Irie, while the 2011 Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos movie was helmed by Kazuya Murata.

Source: Warner Brothers Japan Official Channel

Melvyn originally wanted to write about video games, and he did so for a few years starting from his college days. Now, he primarily focuses on anime-related content, although he also writes about games, light novels, manga, and VTubers sometimes. Some of his free time is spent self-learning Japanese. Every anime season, Melvyn looks forward to discovering new standout episodes and OP/ED animation sequences.
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