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The Japanese manga Fullmetal Alchemist was written and illustrated by Hiromu Arakawa. Japanese release date, Japanese ISBN, North American release date, North American ISBN. 01, January .. "Beyond the Inferno" (烈火の先に, Rekka no Saki ni); Special Episode. "Fullmetal . "Fullmetal Alchemist Vol.9". Viz Media. Jan 9 Tokyo Hotel Offers Readers a Quiet Escape with 5, Manga Volumes; Jan 9 ANN Readers: Here's The Most Anticipated Anime for . Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos (movie) (side story) El Alquimista de Acero (Spanish) . Running time: 24 minutes per episode (France Air Date). a list of 27 titles created 9 months ago. list image Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie : Conqueror of Shamballa. Death Note .. Release Date: 6 November Crazy Credits. The end credits usually start before the episode is completely over .
And if that wasn't enough, this show completes every plot point and every character saga, and still has room for filler. To some the concept of adding filler is a bad thing, but in this case i find being able to have filler more of a compliment than anything. If you haven't gotten what's good about the story of FMA from this, let me sum it up for you. Fullmetal Alchemist is an emotional, action packed, well written saga and above all, is fucking big, displaying a vast world of different cultures, inventions and religions that just sucks you in from the very beginning.
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But this was an early work, so it's not exactly perfect. The show didn't have all that much of a budget to work with, and there were times when it showed, inconsistent character designs, jagged edges, and one or two episodes in particular that looked fairly cheap.
But the show is still overall a good looking show. What impressed me most was probably the shading in it and how perfectly it was used to represent different emotions and foreshadowing. The character facial designs also helped this, done well enough at times that two characters could just share a scene together, with zero dialogue, and in just one stare, convey all the emotions they need to get across.
Of course this is a battle series, and you can tell that this is where a good chunk of the budget was spent, with fluid animation and splendid choreographing that kept your eyes firmly glued to the screen.
Fullmetal Alchemist is a good looking show with some dents here and there, but the moments of brilliance shine right though. It's in the background, always noticeable but never overpowering, a perfect accompaniment to the show. But, to tell the truth, nothing on the OST really sticks out on it's own and it's not really a soundtrack that you listen to on it's own.
A good soundtrack nonetheless but nothing spectacular. If i was only judging the sound based off the soundtrack then i'd probably only give it a 7 or 8 out of 10, but there's one more important thing to talk about. This was an early Funimation show, but i'm guessing that they knew ahead of time how big the show would be, because they really brought their A game for it. Talking about Vic Mignogna as Edward Elric is almost as redundant as telling people about the plot to FMA, he's great as the role, and it's the number one reason why he has so many fangirls.
Plus this was also the show that launched Travis Willingham's career for his performance as Roy Mustang, which is well deserved.
There are plenty of other big names like Johnny Yong Bosch and Luci Christanson playing ver small roles which are always nice to hear.
But the thing that really impressed me about the dub is that they had actual kids playing the kids including a 12 year old Aaron Dismuke doing a bang up job in his first performance as Alphonse Elric. It's definitely a show worth checking out dubbed. First off we have out two main characters Edward and Alphonse Elric.
Edward is the prodigy of the two, the genius who often makes the decisions of what the two of them will do, which can proof to be disastrous at times, considering that with great intelligence and curiosity comes an overwhelming temptation to the dark side. He's the one who decided to resurrect their mother, he's the one who decides to join the military, and he's the one who constantly has to struggle with doing the right thing and doing the things that most benefit them.
He's quick to learn from his mistakes and often feels guilt for what his actions have causes, and is driven with a strong determination to set things right, making him the ideal protagonist. Alphonse on the other hand is the philosopher, usually being the moral compass of the two and keeping his older brother grounded to the right side. Between the two brothers, he loses the most, but instead of being angry and bitter about it, is often friendly and optimistic and hates to see people suffer for his sake, giving him great guilt as well for what his brother has to go through for his sake.
These are of course, only the two main characters, and Fullmetal Alchemist has nearly 40 supporting and recurring character, meaning characters that show up for more than two episodes and have a role in the overall plot.
Believing she wouldn't be discriminated in Edward's world, Noah assists the Thule Society in opening the Gate based on information from Edward's memories, but relents once Edward points out that his home is no utopia, and leaves Munich together with the Elric brothers. She is also similar in appearance to Rose, a character from the original anime. The Earth counterparts of Maes Hughes and his wife Gracia appear in supporting roles, along with cameos from other characters.
Production[ edit ] Production of the film began shortly after the television series finishing its original broadcasting on Japanese channels, although pre-production started during the show's run in March The film's production was led by director Seiji Mizushimawho also had directed the series as well. Mizushima allowed a camera crew and interviewers into the show's conference room at the Bones studios where he described how production went, as seen in a special feature on the DVD release of the film.
The conference room was filled with every cut and drawing created for the show and movie, but it was eventually cleared out to make room for other projects.
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Mizushima and others had to cut a third of the script's scenes out in order to make the film an appropriate length. Some scenes and characters were removed from the final cut, including a character named Steiner who could see auras, having a role similar to Noah's. A scene which was cut involved characters Roy Mustang and Winry Rockbell meeting in front of the late Maes Hughes ' grave.
By Octoberthe script was completed and the pre-check storyboards were produced. The pre-check storyboards showed the movements of objects and characters in each shot along with the characters' lines. Production on the proper storyboards began in November of the same year, but the schedule in producing the film was immensely busy, so the directors of the film split the storyboards into six sections, one for each of the directors to create. Mizushima was repeatedly harassed by the head employees at Aniplex to speed up work on the storyboards.
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The artwork for the film was produced once Kaneko was finished and cel-animation was used to produce several characters or items in the film. Seven hundred of the film's animated frames had to be redone with only two weeks to the film's release.
Three posters were produced for the film, two teaser posters and a third for the release of the film. A "Fullmetal Festival" was held on December 26, to celebrate the show and film.
Most of the directors finished their assigned storyboards by February except Shingo Kaneko, who was taking longest due to the general slow process, but his storyboards were nevertheless impressive.