Canada's Waterloo Fest to Show 2011 Fullmetal Alchemist Film
posted on by Egan Loo
The North American anime distributor Funimation announced on Wednesday that the 2011 Waterloo Festival of Animated Cinema will screen the Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos anime film. The festival will run from November 17 to November 20 in Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada.
The film will also run at the Vancouver Asian Film Festival this Sunday, followed by screenings at the Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival (November 11) and at the San Francisco International Animation Film Festival (November 13).
Although it is inspired by Hiromu Arakawa's original Fullmetal Alchemist manga, the film tells a previously untold story about the persecuted people of Milos and a powerful secret that their land possesses. There have been two alternate television anime retellings, an original video animation project, and an earlier movie before this film.
Directed by Kazuya Murata, the movie premiered in Japan on July 2. Murata appeared at Otakon 2011 in July for the North American premiere of the film. Funimation announced its license of the film in May, and it plans a North American theatrical release in early 2012 and a DVD/Blu-ray Disc release in spring.
Image © Hiromu Arakawa / HagaRen The Movie 2011