News Manga Plans 2012 Blu-rays of FMA: Milos and FMA: Shamballa, plus Naruto Shippuden: Bonds (Updated)
posted on 2012-01-18 07:26 EST by Andrew Osmond
Manga UK has tweeted that its 2012 line-up will include Blu-ray releases of both Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos and also the previous FMA feature film, Fullmetal Alchemist The Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa.
Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos is a spinoff from Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. The film relates a previously untold adventure of the Elric brothers as they become involved with a rebellion in a distant valley. Earlier this month, Manga Entertainment tweeted that it would be releasing the film in 2012, adding, "Hopefully first theatrical screenings in May."
The previous film, Fullmetal Alchemist The Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa (pictured right), was released in Japan in 2005. It was a continuation of the first Fullmetal Alchemist anime, whose story diverged significantly from the source manga and the subsequent Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. The story takes place both in the FMA world and also in "our" world in 1920s Germany. The film was previously released on DVD in Britain in 2007 by Revelation Films, followed by a DVD Collectors Set in 2008. Revelation Films had also released the first Fullmetal Alchemist anime series.
Manga also said it would be releasing Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds on Blu-ray. It is the second Naruto Shippuden film.
Additionally, the message named Bleach the Movie: Fade to Black. In a subsequent tweet, Manga said it would be distributing the first three Bleach films on Blu-ray for Kaze UK (Fade to Black, Bleach the Movie: Memories of Nobody and Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion), and that they would all be released on the same day.
Update - More details added.
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