To mark the July 2 opening of the Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos film, the Pia Eiga Seikatsu website posted an exclusive video "interview" with the stars of the film, Edward and Alphonse Elric (as voiced by Romi Park and Rie Kugimiya, respectively). In keeping with the spirit of Hiromu Arakawa's original manga and the two television anime, the interviewer has trouble early on in figuring out who the "Fullmetal Alchemist" is. (The interview has cameos by the other stars of the anime.) Also includes 3 "Study" sessions with "Professor" Mustang, teaching Winry and Hawkeye about Creta and Milos.
It has almost become a ritual for successful Anime movies based on a serialization to include some form of extra shorts to play afterward, and the majority of them are just bad in a way that could only make a decent movie worse.
- Art (2/10):
Just a bunch of Chibi figures doing stuff in a very bad animation. And the bad part isn't being Chibi, in fact, there are a lot of amazing quality works following the same approach. “Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos Specials” did it in such a horrible way that made the expected cute little characters look very ugly and off-putting.
Mayne fans criticized the animation of the parent movie despite it being good, but this one lowered the production value way down the pit, it was no longer funny.
- Sound (6/10):
I'm going to come up straight and say it, the audio and vocal work, in general, was a total sh*tshow. It's like a bunch of inexperienced voice actors took the roles while being as high as they can. No enjoyable background soundtracks, no slick performance and nothing to praise at all.
- Enjoyment (1/10):
The whole time I was just waiting for the shorts to end, they were unnecessarily lengthy and with no specific goal rather than to desperately crack lame jokes that couldn't have me flinch a bit.
- Overall (3/10):
Overall, this was just one big waste of time, 4 episodes with over 4 minutes of content each, 16 minutes of pointlessness, I'd rather watch a Youtube rant than re-experience this all over again.