Fullmetal Alchemist: The Conqueror of Shamballa

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie - Conqueror of Shamballa

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English: Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie - Conqueror of Shamballa
Synonyms: Gekijyouban Hagane no Renkinjutsushi - Shanbara wo Yuku Mono, Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa, FMA Movie
Japanese: 劇場版 鋼の錬金術師 シャンバラを征く者


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 23, 2005
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Bones
Source: Manga
Genres: MilitaryMilitary, ComedyComedy, HistoricalHistorical, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, ShounenShounen
Duration: 1 hr. 45 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.551 (scored by 185448185,448 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #14342
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Popularity: #553
Members: 292,497
Favorites: 566

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In desperation, Edward Elric sacrificed his body and soul to rescue his brother Alphonse, and is now displaced in the heart of Munich, Germany. He struggles to adapt to a world completely foreign to him in the wake of the economic crisis that followed the end of World War I. Isolated and unable to return home with his alchemy skills, Edward continues to research other methods of escaping the prison alongside colleagues who bear striking resemblances to many of the people he left behind. As dissent brews among the German citizenry, its neighbors also feel the unrest of the humiliated nation.

Meanwhile, Alphonse continues to investigate Edward's disappearance, delving into the science of alchemy in the hopes of finally reuniting with his older brother.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Fullmetal Alchemist: The Conqueror of Shamballa won the Best Animation Film Award in the 2005 Mainichi Film Awards, the Animation of the Year and Best Original Story awards in the 5th Tokyo International Anime Fair, and the Best Animated Film prize in the 2006 Fantasia International Film Festival.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Cook, Justin
Minami, Masahiko
Producer, Planning
Harp, Clarine
Producer, Production Assistant
Mizushima, Seiji
Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

"Link" by L'Arc~en~Ciel

Ending Theme

"Lost Heaven" by L'Arc~en~Ciel

Oct 31, 2007
jet2r0cks (All reviews)
5 WORDS OR LESS REVIEW: Must watch after the series

Want a real conclusion to the events that happened in Fullmetal Alchemist? Then you should watch Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie – Conqueror of Shamballa. In my opinion, it is impossible to get some real closure from watching the series alone.

If you watched the series and followed it religiously like I did, you probably also marveled at how close Ed and Al are that they are willing to risk their lives for each other. If that’s the case, then you were also probably shocked that the series ended with the two brothers separated, Ed on Earth, specifically read more
Dec 28, 2008
LunarMoon (All reviews)
I’m going to have to diverge my opinion from the consensus here. Though I had been a long time fan of the series, the movie was a dull, disconnected effort to recapture the quality of the former.

Story 7/10
This is where things fall apart. The general premise of the story was high quality yet the execution in relation to its source material was poor, largely because the end of the series left so many plot threads to be explained. Unfortunately, the movie spends less time attempting to address these numerous plot threads and more time creating larger questions of its own. This is fine by itself read more
Jul 15, 2007
realanimefan (All reviews)
Full Metal Alchemist: the Conqueror Of Shambala Review by realanimefan

This is a brilliantly written film that works in the tension of post WWI Germany to the plot exceedingly well. The people who wrote this film know their history and their folk lore, using aspects of the Nazi society (including Hitler’s supposed obsession with the occult) to pen an enthralling experience. I went and looked up a number of the references made in the film to find out most of them were real. The setting also leads to lots of character conflict. For instance, Hughs (the Maeyz of our world) is a soldier in Post read more
Oct 25, 2008
adeadaccountlol (All reviews)
After watching and enjoying Full Metal Alchemist the series, this movie was a major disappointment. It almost felt like watching a strange AU fanfiction made into animation. The film has many plotholes and never really feels complete, plus the characters you got to know from the anime didn't seem "in character", giving the whole feel to the series a touch of awkwardness. The animation is also a little "weird" compared to the series and the ending felt far from satisfying ((but then again, the whole movie was far from satisfying)). The action is purposeless and there's not many entertaining moments.

I wouldn't even recommend this movie read more

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