It looks like Ed and Al are taking a trip to a land far beyond the borders of Amestris.
Earlier today, Anime NYC announced that they will host the Unied States premiere for the live-action Fullmetal Alchemist movie. The feature will be shown at 3:00PM on November 19, as the convention’s final feature.
Director Fumihiko Sori will attend the show. He’ll introduce the film and sign autographs for fans. Tickets to the screening will be priced at $10 apiece. VIP pass holders will have the ticket cost included in their admission.
The live-action Fullmetal Alchemist film hits Japanese theaters on December 1. Fans who attend the screening will receive a “special-edition comic” by original author Hiromu Arakawa. The comic will be the first new Fullmetal Alchemist material that she’s written in seven years.
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
- Alphonse Elric: Atomu Mizuishi
- 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: Twitter (AnimeNYC)