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Report: Funimation Gets Fullmetal Alchemist Premium

posted on by Egan Loo
Distributor hopes to make "FMA related announcement" later this month

The Fanboy Review website reports that Funimation has acquired the Fullmetal Alchemist: Premium Collection set of animated shorts, and was dubbing them with the original English cast before the new year began. The Premium Collection includes the "Seven Homunculi VS State Alchemists" short that was screened at the Universal Studios Japan amusement park's Fullmetal Alchemist Premium Tour to promote the 2005 Fullmetal Alchemist film. In this "what-if" story, the two sides of the conflict face off in one giant battle. The Premium Collection also includes three DVD shorts that shipped after the movie ended: "Live Action," "Chibi Party," and "Kids." These shorts were the last animated footage created for Fullmetal Alchemist — until this coming April's new Fullmetal Alchemist television adaptation of Hiromu Arakawa's original manga.

A Funimation spokesperson told ANN that the company is "hoping to make an FMA related announcement at Ohayocon later this month." The Ohayocon event takes place in Columbus, Ohio from January 30 to February 1.

Image © Hiromu Arakawa/Square Enix, MBS, ANX, Bones, dentsu 2004

This article has a follow-up: Funimation Adds Fullmetal Alchemist Premium Collection OVA (2009-01-31 20:32)
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