One last adventure for Ed and Al awaits… hopefully the fans are ready.
On Monday, Fullmetal Alchemist fans gathered for the “Hagaren Fan Event.” At the show, it was revealed that series creator Hiromu Arakawa will produce a “special-edition comic” for attendees of the live-action Fullmetal Alchemist movie.
The comic is the first entry into the Fullmetal Alchemist franchise in seven years.
The live-action Fullmetal Alchemist film hits Japanese theaters on December 1. Fumihiko Sori (Ping Pong) was tapped to direct the feature. He commented on the adaptation process, stating that he wants “to create a style which follows the original manga as much as possible. The cast is fully Japanese, but the cultural background is European. That said, it’s a style that doesn’t espouse a specific race or country.” He continued on this train of thought, stating that “There will never be a scene in which a character states something that will define them as Japanese.”
The confirmed cast includes:
- Edward Elric: Ryosuke Yamada
- Winry Rockbell: Tsubasa Honda
- Roy Mustang: Dean Fujioka
- General Hakuro: Fumiyo Kohinata
- Maes Hughes: Ryuta Sato
- Riza Hawkeye: Misako Renbutsu
- Maria Ross: Natsuna
- Gracia Hughes: Natsuki Harada
- Shou Tucker: Yo Oizumi
- Doctor Marco: Jun Kunimura
- Lust: Yasuko Matsuyuki
- Envy: Kanata Hongou
- Gluttony: Shinji Uchiyama
- Father Cornello: Kenjiro Ishimaru
Source: Comic Natalie