Fullmetal Alchemist might have had its New York City premiere at the Anime NYC, but Warner Bros. Picture’s highly anticipated live-action film adaptation is still gearing up to make a debut in Japan.
The film is also hitting cinemas in 190 countries around the globe including Europe and the US breaking records. According to ANN, Warner Bros. is preparing Fullmetal Alchemist for the widest international opening for any Japanese movie, whether it’s live action or animated.
With such a big release, fans will be glad to note that the film has managed to impress the fanbase so far. Not only did the film wow audiences when it made its big debut earlier this year at the Tokyo International Film Festival, it also gpt ood reviews from guests at the Anime NYC who were pleased with the film’s ability to make an authentic adaptation.
For those who aren’t familiar with the Fullmetal manga and anime series, the franchise follows the brothers Edward and Alphonse after they pay the price trying to use alchemy to resurrect their dead mother. In their attempt to revive their mother, Edward loses an arm and a leg while Alphonse loses his entire body. Looking for a way to restore their bodies, the brother’s set a journey to find the Philosopher’s stone.
Fullmetal Alchemist makes its Japanese premiere on December 1, 2017.