The official site for the Fullmetal Alchemist movie, subtitled “The Sacred Star of Milos”, recently added a minute long trailer. The movie is intended to tie-in with Brotherhood (i.e. the manga’s story) but as a side story before the actual conclusion. It’s directed by Murata Kazuya (assistant director of CODE GEASS) and the script is by Shinpo Yuuichi (author of the novel Whiteout). L’arc~en~Ciel is performing the theme song, whereas BONES is back for the animation production and seems to going with a very subtle change in style.
On the onset of the story, a man named Melvin Voyager is nearing the end of his prison term in Central, the capital city of Amestris. However, upon reading a newspaper article, Melvin suddenly breaks out of prison. Taking interest in the powerful alchemy he used to do so, Edward (Paku Romi) and Alphonse (Kugimiya Rie) chase after Melvin towards the the neighbouring country of Creta, along the western border of Amestris. Near the border, the Elric brothers find themselves in Table City, a hidden town surrounded by mountains that was once known as Milos. There, they meet a girl named Julia Chricton (Sakamoto Maaya) and start uncovering Milos’ blood-smeared history.
Other characters set to make appearances include Winry Rockbell (Takamoto Megumi), Roy Mustang (Miki Shinichirou), Riza Hawkeye (Orikasa Fumiko), and Alex Louis Armstrong (Utsumi Kenji). The movie is slated to premiere in theaters on July 2nd.
* Warning: The official site is Flash-heavy and spasm-inducing with its loading pages.
Update: Added more details on the story.
Epic thanks divine 😀 wasn’t really keen on seeing it on the site itself since it has so many loading things. No Winry ;< instead another girl, hmmz *_*
Yep, canon ships have been well-established. She’s doomed… DOOOOOOMMMED…!!!
L’Arc-en-Ciel will be a nice touch~
Is this movie after Brotherhood? Or somewhere in between?
I’m going to take a wild guess and say you commented before you read the post.
Or watched this trailer, considering all the “Fullmetal Al” that’s present…
I love it when you lecture people for not reading the post 😀
Wow, that trailer sure was awesome…
Or watch the initial trailer.
On a side note, you can’t spell Melvin without Evil.
I didn’t know about this! Iz excited now! Thank you for sharing.
Where is Riza and Roy in the movie! I want to see them LOL XD Won’t feel like FMA without them
Milking the series I see…
anime industry is business you know. it’s not like they are working for “free”. ^^
milking the series? Almost every anime series has movie or two with it nowadays. It’s a cool way to see the characters we know and love in a brand-new story. Now, if they make seven movies, yes, I’d call that milking. But even with just one?
naruto has near 7 movies iirc
I haven’t even watched from Brotherhood anything pass ep1 and now we have a movie for this already? I hope to eventually start watching the series in my free time, I just don’t know when. My initial impression is it’s like Soul Eater – being very good in its first half then mediocre in the final half. But seeing how the series have very positive feedback I know that eventually I’ll watch it sometime sooner.
Brotherhood has a complete storyline as opposed to Soul Eater’s Anime exclusive ending. It follows really closely to it’s manga counter-part, not exactly minor liberties but very true to the source material. I highly recommend checking it out.
I’d say it’s different from Soul Eater in that it [FMA] is very good in the beginning and extremely good in the final half. Soul Eater got worse because they made an anime-exclusive ending to wrap the series up. Of course, imo, the manga has been getting worse, too
hmmm… the style reminds me of the 2003 ver. of FMA for some reason…
too bad Winry isn’t around 🙁
another thing to watch out for 🙂
You know, I really think the art style and animation design is very very very similar to the 2003 FMA. Especially the way Ed and Al look… But Al got his clap hand alchemy so I am not so sure anymore.
Seeing the guy just through out pew pew spam from his pre-drawn palm alchemy circle turned me off a lot. I wonder what his chemistry explanation is going to be for the Sith Lightning and the pew pew.
Sith lightning and “the pew pew” are well-established scientific principles. Where did you go to school? ^_^
seriously, if Kabitzin knew the science i’d take him a little more seriously =P
I recognized inmediatly L’arc-en-ciel, my fangirl senses are still as good as 10 years ago xD.
As for the movie, I like the character design, it’s a little bit closer to the original series for me. I hope the movie is good on terms of plot, Shambala was quite a dissapointment.
From the trailer it looks about average but it might be worth it.
This kind cool. I am looking forward to watching it.
Maaya Sakamoto ftw
Looks amazing … too bad it’ll take months to fansub, let alone be released in the US in any official means.
was the haruhi movie subbed soon after release in japan?
It took a very long time.
I’ll be looking forward to it. I miss Brotherhood, it was a great series.
its going to have nice song and awesome animation…. dont know about the writer…. but Code Geass is my fav of all time.. so all together good with me…
O.o! a worgen in my FMA? xDDD
Yeah, who’s gotta get pawned by an alchemist in full tier 7 warrior set.
Filler movie for FMA? LOL.
I don’t understand, around the last 15 episodes of brotherhood my excitement just sort of faded away and I love the series. I didn’t feel anything from the trailer either, I was left with more a “not sure if want” kind of thing.I’m a terrible fan.
This looks awesome can not wait! Super animation 😀
IMO it’s lame
and I wont looking for it
they could do some after-story for good
oh my !
I was hoping that maybe this would take place after they got their bodies back, but I guess going that route wouldn’t have allowed Ed to use alchemy…
I’ll probably check it out in the theaters though in my free time.
It looks kinda Ghibli-ish…. whatever. New Fullmetal movie yay!
WOW!! this is so cool!! lol it reminds me of Naruto Movies cause there is always an important female character there everyone is trying to protect. ^^ It will take another year till subs come tho. I’m still never tired of FMA lol its so cool the fighting the jumping..its CRAZY!!!
“The Scared Star of Milos”… shouldn’t it be “The Sacred Star of Milos”?
Whatever… FMA Movie FTW \o\
There’s a good chance that was a typo. A very good chance.
More FMA, sure bring it on.
I am happy that its revolves around FMA:Brotherhood.
Meh. I’d have been more excited if it took place after Brotherhood ended. Not too excited about the story but it’ll be nice to see all the characters again, especially Mustang and co. 🙂 I don’t think this’ll top Shamballa though (me being one of the few people who actually liked it).
Looking forward to this movie.I see a new character,any idea who that is?
She’s mentioned right in the post, along with a quick rundown on the story…
=/ … its doesnt look very good to me… oh well…
“Alchemists and Blood and Werewolves, oh my!”
I don’t care if this is a cheap cash-in anymore. I want more FMA!!!!
Even if its not about what Ed and Al do upon regaining their bodies… T_T
Ah well, no time to be disappointed. The movie’s out in July!!!!
Tie-in with Brotherhood huh? I was thinking this might be a total different universe from both 2003 and Brotherhood… Well lets hope they do remember that since this is a Brotherhood tie-in and not forget that a main plot is still running in the story. Al got his powers back so that this movie should be after the attack on Devil Nest.
I don’t like this new art. =/
Not that impressed. It looks like an extra long episode of FMA. It doesn’t help that the Brotherhood ended with a very satisfying conclusion so this movie doesn’t seem like it will have the same oomph.
Wow so Ghibli-ish, but I like this animation a lot more than Brotherhood.
It’s weird how they’re using so many elements from the first series instead of Brotherhood, such as L’Arc en Ciel for the ending, who was used for the first movie and 2nd opening, and Sakamota Maaya who played Sophie in the 3rd FMA PS2 game.
Sakamoto Maaya?! Okay, watching for sure.
Okay wow, the animation looks fantastic, I might just watch this to see the talent Bones is going to bring.
Awesome that there’s a trailer out finally.
Even better… my FAVORITE Jpop/Jrock band is doing the theme song– L’arc en Ciel. <3
Hope this will not fail me, like Eureka 7 movie
The last full metal alchemist movie was so inferior to the series that I don’t know if I should be excited upon hearing this or not.
On an unrelated note,Divine,how much bearing will the poll on the sidebar have on you making your decision to leave?
What movie are you referring to? Are you talking Conqueror of Shamballa? That was a great movie!
I hope this doesn’t ruin FMAb’s greatness. I feel this shit is just a milking tactics. I hope I’m wrong. And just like “Smuglord” has said, this shit may be similar to the inferiority of the last FMA movie of season 1.
How can you have a FMA movie without nazi’s?
I very much dislike side stories (aka fillers) when the actual conclusion is already presented. This is just another excuse to get more $. It’s like saying “we can’t have another remake, we can’t have a sequel or prequel, because fans would kill us – so you know what? Let’s make a side-story that can just conveniently stray from the main storyline but wouldn’t be too irrational!”
since this is a side story before e conclusion, that means ed hasn’t confess to winry yet. awwwD: though i was hoping to see more interaction between e 2 of them><
I really dont get the mindset of people being surprised that this is a side-story. ALL movies based off popular titles do this all the time! Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, DragonballZ. What the hell were you people expecting? A story after Brotherhood ends where Ed cant use alchemy? You do realize its called Fullmetal ALCHEMIST right? Why do you think the 2003 movie sucked major balls?
I can’t wait to see it!! XD But I hope they really air it on time ’cause there’s tsunami. Oh yeah, and it’s Creta not Crater based on the manga and PSP game.
I honestly don’t like the animation style. It looks too much like the 2003 style..Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a bad style..It just sucks compared to the brotherhood style in my opinion. I was so happy when I saw the differences in brotherhood compared to the 2003 style..And here they are using it again. What a shame.
I’m not sure WHAT to think of the movie. FMA Brotherhood was just a masterpiece in itself. It doesn’t need some sort of filler movie :/.
I much rather see them do an OVA of chapter 109 “Haragen Summer time” (I believe that’s what it’s called. It also took place AFTER they got their original bodies back) That was a fun extra chapter that Arakawa had made.
The animation looks like it went down a bit, wonder if theyre cutting costs
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