Fullmetal Alchemist Anime's Leads Narrate Live-Action Sequel Films' Special Trailer
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The official website for the live-action Fullmetal Alchemist films began streaming a special trailer for Hagane no Renkinjutsushi: Kanketsu-hen - Fukushūsha Scar (Fullmetal Alchemist: Final Chapter - The Avenger Scar) and Hagane no Renkinjutsushi: Kanketsu-hen - Saigo no Rensei (Fullmetal Alchemist: Final Chapter - The Last Transmutation), the two upcoming sequel films, on Wednesday. The trailer features narration by Romi Park and Rie Kugimiya, the voice actresses for the brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric in the anime.
The original manga's creator Hiromu Arakawa is creating a new illustration for the bonus (to be detailed later) that filmgoers will receive.
Hagane no Renkinjutsushi: Kanketsu-hen - Fukushūsha Scar (Fullmetal Alchemist: Final Chapter - The Avenger Scar), opens on May 20 and follows Edward's fight with the character Scar. Hagane no Renkinjutsushi: Kanketsu-hen - Saigo no Rensei (Fullmetal Alchemist: Final Chapter - The Last Transmutation), opens on June 24 and depicts the story's final battle.
The films will feature a returning cast from the first live-action movie. The films star Ryōsuke Yamada (Hey! Say! JUMP member and live-action Assassination Classroom's Nagisa) as Edward Elric, Atomu Mizuishi (Garo - Makai no Hana, Prince of Tennis 2nd season musicals) as Alphonse Elric (voice and motion capture), Tsubasa Honda (live-action Blue Spring Ride's Futaba) as Winry Rockbell, and Dean Fujioka (live-action Happy Marriage!?) as Roy Mustang.
New cast members include:
- Mackenyu Arata as Scar
- Yuina Kuroshima as Lan Fan
- Keisuke Watanabe as Ling Yao
- Yuki Yamada as Solf J. Kimblee
- Hiroshi Tachi as King Bradley
- Kōji Yamamoto as Alex Louis Armstrong
- Chiaki Kuriyama as Olivier Mira Armstrong
- Seiyō Uchino as Van Hohenheim
- Yukie Nakama as Trisha Elric
- Jun Fubuki as Pinako Rockbell
- Naohito Fujiki as Yuriy Rockbell
- Kaoru Okunuki as Sarah Rockbell
- Kokoro Terada as Selim Bradley
- Long Meng Rou as May Chang
- Haruhi Ryо̄ga as Izumi Curtis
Other returning cast members include:
- Misako Renbutsu as Riza Hawkeye
- Kanata Hongou as Envy
- Ryuta Sato as Maes Hughes
- Shinji Uchiyama as Gluttony
Fumihiko Sori (live-action Ping Pong) is returning to direct the film.
The films commemorate the 20th anniversary of Hiromu Arakawa's original Fullmetal Alchemist manga. Theaters in Japan teased the project with the vengeance-scar.jp website and a visual featuring a live-action Scar (pictured above).
The manga celebrated its 20th anniversary on July 12 last year.
The first live-action film opened the Tokyo International Film Festival in October 2017 for its world premiere, before opening in Japan on December 2017. The film also screened in Japan on IMAX and 4DX screens. The film topped the Japanese box office in its first weekend. Netflix premiered the film in February 2018.
The film also opened in over 190 countries around the world, including in the United States and Europe. According to the film's official website, it was the widest international opening for any Japanese film — live-action or animated. (The Japanese film industry often lists territories among "countries"; for example, Hong Kong is often listed separately from mainland China.) Anime NYC screened the film's United States premiere as its closing film on November 2017. Sori attended the screening.
The first film tells the story in one complete film. Ed was aged up to 20 years old; he was originally 15 in the manga. Alphonse is rendered in full CG.
Sources: Live-action Fullmetal Alchemist films' website, Comic Natalie
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