Final Fullmetal Alchemist Live-Action Movie Releases Main Trailer

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The main trailer for the Fullmetal Alchemist: The Final Chapter – The Final Transmutation (Hagane no Renkinjutsushi Kanketsu-hen Saigo no Rensei) live-action movie has been released, previewing the various battles and climatic moments from the final parts of the Fullmetal Alchemist story.

The Final Transmutation is set to premiere in Japan on June 24. It is the second of The Final Chapter movies, following May’s Scar the Avenger (Fukushuusha Scar). 

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 YouTube channel

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