Fans Are All Praises For Fullmetal Alchemist Live-Action Movie

By Diane Samson | 11 months ago
Fans Are All Praises For Fullmetal Alchemist Live-Action Movie
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The live-action movie adaptation of Fullmetal Alchemist is earning praises from fans. This week, at Anime Expo 2017 in Los Angeles, the movie which was set to be released in December this year released its first footage to fans. Surprisingly, everyone seems to agree that it is really good.

The Best Live-Action Anime Movie This Year

Because of the likes of Ghost in the Shell and Netflix’s Death Note, live-action anime movies are met with doubt. Hollywood is yet to make a good adaptation of Japanese anime or manga as of yet and fans are just tired of seeing their favorite stories get butchered on the big screen.

That is why it comes as a surprise that one of the most popular anime in the world is not only getting a live-action adaptation, it is getting a good live-action movie! At Anime Expo 2017, some fans got to watch the first few minutes of the movie. Here are some of the reactions.

Unfortunately for the rest of us, the tight security at the venue prevented the footage to be leaked online. However, someone on Tumblr wrote a description of the clips witnessed at the Expo.

According to @Lieutenantriza (via Comicbook.com), the footage featured the Loire arc particularly the final fight between Ed and Cornello. Roy is also somehow present in the scene and “really dramatically” will set the philosopher’s stone on fire.

The footage also showed Winry (who is going to be brunette) as well as Nina, Alexander, Lust, Hughes and, of course, Al.

Here is the rest of the description:

“There was a shot of Lust confronting Hughes before his death and everyone screamed. REALLY COOL footage of Roy using Flame Alchemy and sending a ton of flames against a backdrop of fire. There was a confusing shot of someone before that who looked a lot like Envy running and being completely caught on fire so I’m not sure if they’re changing things around or????

Riza walked up in front of a bunch of soldiers and kneeled down with them and got ready to shoot and everyone was screaming I almost cried SHE LOOKED SO GOOD it was A Lot. Ed pulls off his automail at one point it looked intense as hell. That’s all I can think of right now asdfghjkl it looks so good guys I’m so excited.”

That said, it looks like the movie is sticking as close as it can to the original manga. Despite the fact that Japanese actors are hired to star in the movie (instead of Europeans), it still has the approvement of long-time fans.

Sequel Announced?

The people behind the Fullmetal Alchemist live-action movie has high hopes for their work. In fact, in the same Anime Expo panel, it was announced that a sequel is already underway.

Moreover, according to one fan, every character that fans know and love from the anime will also make their appearances in the planned sequel. However, as of this writing, Warner Bros. Japan has kept mum about upcoming installments of the anime movie. As one fan pointed out, the anime is so long that a second part is necessary to tell an entire story.

Fortunately, a second movie is welcomed because some are worried because there are just too much important plot points to be explored in just one installment. The original manga, after all. had 27 volumes and the filmmakers would have to condense the plot in order to fit everything into the studio’s desired run time.

The first part of the Fullmetal Alchemist movie will drop in December.

Also Read: This Is Why Netflix’s Death Note Live Action Movie Is Different From The Manga

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Diane Samson is a graduate of Literature. In her spare time, she loves to watch movies and television shows. She joined MNG in February 2016.