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2009 Fullmetal Alchemist Debut Gets Australian Simulcast (Updated)

posted on by Egan Loo
Madman Ent. to stream Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood within days of Japan

The Australian media distributor Madman Entertainment has announced that it will simulcast the premiere episode of the new Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood television anime at next weekend's Supanova: Brisbane convention. Voice actor and Supanova guest Vic Mignogna will serve as the presenter when the convention screens the first episode of the new anime at the same time it airs in Japan — 5:00 p.m. JST on Sunday, April 5. Like the first Fullmetal Alchemist television series, the new anime adapts Hiromu Arakawa's original dark fantasy manga.

Madman's official website will then stream each Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood episode a couple of days after its Japanese airing. The episodes will be in Japanese with English subtitles and will remain on the website until further notice. Animax Asia is televising each episode within six days of its Japanese airing in Southeast Asia, the Philippines, Taiwan, and South Asia.

Madman made its Fullmetal Alchemist announcements at its Sunday panel at this past weekend's Supanova: Melbourne convention. It also acquired the Australian rights to release the 5 Centimeters Per Second, Gurren Lagann, and Rozen Maiden anime.

Image © Hiromu Arakawa/FA Projects, MBS

Update: Corrected Supanova's spelling and noted the premiere time's timezone. Thanks, slykura.

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