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Misia Sings Live-Action Fullmetal Alchemist Film's Theme

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Singer-songwriter inspired by original manga, Ed & Al's bond to pen song

The official website for the live-action film of Hiromu Arakawa's Fullmetal Alchemist manga revealed on Tuesday that Misia (Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, King of Thorn) will perform the film's theme song "Kimi no Soba ni Iru yo" (I'm By Your Side). A fan of the original manga, the singer-songwriter created the song specifically for the film after being inspired by the story's world and the bond between the brothers Ed and Al.

The song's CD single will go on sale on November 29.

The film will open the Tokyo International Film Festival on October 25 for its world premiere. The film will then have its wide opening in Japan on December 1.

Fumihiko Sori (live-action Ping Pong) is directing the film. The film stars Ryōsuke Yamada (Hey! Say! JUMP member and live-action Assassination Classroom's Nagisa) as Edward Elric, Tsubasa Honda (live-action Blue Spring Ride's Futaba) as Winry Rockbell, and Dean Fujioka (live-action Happy Marriage!?) as Roy Mustang. Other cast members include:

The film tells the story in one complete film. Ed is being aged up to 20 years old; he was originally 15 in the manga. Alphonse will be rendered in full CG.

Original manga creator Hiromu Arakawa is drawing a "special-edition comic" that people who attend theatrical screenings in Japan will receive.

Source: Comic Natalie

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