The Latest Trailer For FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST Is Full Of Easter Eggs And New Footage!


There's no question that 2017 saw a hell of a year it had with live-action anime flicks. The good news is that the feedback has been largely positive on all fronts and now director Sori Fumihiko's own offering with an adaptation of Fullmetal Alchemist now looks to share in the glory with Yamada Ryosuke leading the cast.
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, embarkson 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.

There's at least one key cast member's portrayal still a mystery, although the newest trailer that arrived late Tuesday deals greatly into some striking new imagery. This further includes a little more screentime with the Elric brothers, another look at the Homunculi as well as The Gate Of Truth, the long-sought after Philosopher Stones and more of Fujioka Dean's fire alchemy as Roy Mustang. You also get a look at one of the pivotal supporting characters from the original 2001 manga and subsequent anime; she's often poked at in memes to trigger otakus and if you're familiar with FMA, you'll know her when you see her.

It's also worth noting that previous reports have stated this film intends to tell the whole story which to me is still...well... daunting considering the size and scale of the source material. Alas, I digress. December 1 is the date and so who am I to rain on WB Japan's parade?
Check out the trailer below!


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