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Fullmetal Alchemist Special Side Story Manga Next Month

posted on by Egan Loo
Hiromu Arakawa to print new story in Shonen Gangan mag in September

The September issue of Square Enix's Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine is announcing on Thursday that Hiromu Arakawa is drawing a new special Fullmetal Alchemist side story manga in the next issue on September 11. Arakawa just ended the main Fullmetal Alchemist manga series in June, and the second television anime series based on the manga, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, also ended in July.

Fullmetal Alchemist will also adorn the cover of the October issue, and the issue will bundle miniature Hagaren W Swing figures of the character Roy Mustang and the dog Black Hayate. Readers can then send in forms to receive a comic box (shaped like the suitcase of the main character Ed) and travel stickers in the mail.

The issue that contained the 108th and final Fullmetal Alchemist manga installment sold out throughout Japan, so Square Enix had already announced that the September issue will include a reprint of the final installment.

Viz Media will publish the 24th volume of the manga in North America in January. Funimation has been releasing both of the Fullmetal Alchemist television anime series and the 2005 anime film Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie - Conqueror of Shamballa. A new Fullmetal Alchemist movie has since been green-lit.

[Via Uri-Sure Matome R]

Update: More background information added.

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