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May 23, 2016 7:05 PM
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Warner Bros. Japan announced on Tuesday that it will distribute a live-action film based on the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series by Hiromu Arakawa. The film is currently scheduled for release in the winter 2017 timeframe.

Fullmetal Alchemist will be directed by Fumihiko Sori, who previously helmed live-action films of Ping Pong in 2002 and Ashita no Joe in 2011. Kazuya Hamana will serve as an executive producer, having previously held the same position in the production of the 2013 live-action film of Toshokan Sensou.

Sori is putting digital technology at the forefront of the film's production and intends to depict the original work as much as possible. "The cast is entirely composed of Japanese actors, but the cultural setting is that of Europe," he said. "However, the race and nationality of the characters aren't specifically identified."

Hiromu Arakawa drew the Fullmetal Alchemist manga between 2001 and 2010 in Shounen Gangan. The series was compiled into 27 volumes and has been adapted into two separate television anime series in 2003 and 2009. It won the 49th Shogakukan Manga Award for the shounen demographic in 2004.

Filming of Fullmetal Alchemist will begin in early June in Italy.

Cast
Edward Elric: Ryousuke Yamada (live-action Ansatsu Kyoushitsu)
Winry Rockbell: Tsubasa Honda (live-action Ao Haru Ride)
Roy Mustang: Dean Fujioka
Maes Hughes: Ryuuta Satou
Riza Hawkeye: Misako Renbutsu
Maria Ross: Natsuna (live-action Tiger Mask)
Gracia Hughes: Natsuki Harada
Shou Tucker: You Ooizumi (Bakemono no Ko)
Tim Marcoh: Jun Kunimura (Kaze Tachinu)
Hakuro: Fumiyo Kohinata
Lust: Yasuko Matsuyuki
Envy: Kanata Hongou (Btooom!)
Gluttony: Shinji Uchiyama
Cornello: Kenjirou Ishimaru

Official site: http://wwws.warnerbros.co.jp/hagarenmovie/

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After seeing Dean Fujioka in it, I'm totally in.
I hope it gets worldwide release.
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May 23, 2016 7:10 PM

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PLEASE NO! DON'T RUIN THIS ONE TOO!!
edit: oh, it's directed by a Japanese man with Japanese cast... well better than Hollywood movies I guess, maybe I'll give it a try. They better have good OST tho.
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May 23, 2016 7:13 PM
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Here we go again. And putting Digital Technology at the forefront? This better look good...
 
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May 23, 2016 7:13 PM

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It's only a matter of time before this gets an American version. If that happens, at least we won't have to worry about white-washing since the characters aren't even Japanese anyway.
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May 23, 2016 7:14 PM

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Well at least its being made by the Japanese, though their CGI in live actions is horrid.
 
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May 23, 2016 7:15 PM

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Live action movie? Might give this a try for once seeing as it's FMA.
 
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May 23, 2016 7:16 PM
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Wow Misako Renbutsu!! My Favourite J-Actress, I'm in now.

Perhaps this Live Action Movie become another Trainwreck of manga adaptation, but I think I'm still gonna watch for Misako & laugh LOL...
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May 23, 2016 7:19 PM

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Here lies my one of the best series I've seen. May you always be remembered as brotherhood.
 
May 23, 2016 7:20 PM
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What? Why? Just no man.
 
May 23, 2016 7:20 PM

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Paul said:
Well at least its being made by the Japanese, though their CGI in live actions is horrid.

It would make a lot of sense for it to be made by westerns to be honest.
 
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Please don't suck, i beg of you Warner Bros japan.
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i don't know what i have to expect honestly...
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May 23, 2016 7:26 PM

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nah don't destroy one of my fave childhood anime

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May 23, 2016 7:29 PM

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Well,I hope it's good.
 
May 23, 2016 7:33 PM
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ugh! not another live-action anime, they're ALL terrible!
 
May 23, 2016 7:37 PM
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lol i thought Hollywood will adapt it to a high budgeted movie, damn
 
May 23, 2016 7:38 PM

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Really hoping it doesn't suck. Animes turned into live-action movies usually don't turn out well
 
May 23, 2016 7:38 PM

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Oh my God this is real.

I wasn't sure what to feel until I saw the director. I'm in.
 
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Don't ruin my fun memories with this please just no. We all know how live action adaptations turns out.
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It's going to suck, just like all of them.
 
May 23, 2016 8:47 PM

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Well, that sounds like a failure. Especially since it's going to be Japanese movie... This could only have a chance to work out if it went full Hollywood.
 
May 23, 2016 8:48 PM

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Firstly why, secondly how??????
 
May 23, 2016 8:51 PM

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Oh boy, this isn't going to turn out good giving that Japanese films have been looking way too low-budget for the last few years (this has been brought up before by the way) compared to Hollywood, South Korea, and China filmmaking.

What really surprise me that the people that attack Hollywood for whitewashing are not going after this film for "yellow-washing" (same thing happened to Attack on Titan, no accusation of yellow-washing from international fans). Also looks like Japan didn't bother to get Hollywood actors to cast them for the FMA characters.
 
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Oh, wow. Dean Fujioka's in it, and on top of that, he does Roy! That would be awesome! Johnny's entertainment member playing the main role again? Nooooooo~~~~ WHY~~~~~~ Edit: I don't know what to think of it overall after seeing that there are quite a lot of "owarai geinin" in it.
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May 23, 2016 9:01 PM

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go home WB! you're drunk!




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May 23, 2016 9:04 PM

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oh gawd, live-action of FMA? sounds hilarious


 
May 23, 2016 9:10 PM

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remember the Goku movie and how they ruined it...Please dont make full metal and ruin that too.
 
May 23, 2016 9:58 PM

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The title made me think it was a US movie.
 
May 23, 2016 10:10 PM

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Might actually watch this if it gets subbed.
 
May 23, 2016 10:16 PM
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oh this is not gonna end well
 
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May 23, 2016 11:21 PM

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When i saw Warner Bros. my hopes were raised then imminently shattered when it was followed up by Japan
 
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Warner Bros? These guys can't even make a good superhero movie lately.
 
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..but why?? I'll definitely not watch it since I don't like these live-action movies adaptations. Anyway the budget should be high enough because otherwise the fight scenes could be kind of ridiculous to watch, I guess.
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can you add the word "Japan" to make it "Warner Bros. Japan" since the title is misleading, i personally taught its gonna be a Hollywood movie adaptation lol
 
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Why am I the only one who aren't really surprised about this news?

Last year, they did Attack on titan but people thought it was an another Dragonball Evolution.
 
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I don't know how to react to this, honestly... Well, at least Gluttony should be hillarious to watch.

Also, why Winry hasn't been casted?
 
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Oh gosh so the rumor from all those months ago turns out to be true T^T I was really hoping FMA live action would only stay a rumor...

But well, hoping WB not half-assing this for the sake of the fans. Not sure about Yamada Ryosuke and Honda Tsubasa (why???) as leads though.
 
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SIGH

anyway geez, that feeling when I seeing these negative comments regarding this news.

these poor salty people in this thread today....
 
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May 24, 2016 12:46 AM

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I wonder who they will cast.

Edit: Oh its japanese cast. Talk about unfitting. THis is one story where having everyone be japanese makes zero sense.

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PLEASE NO! DON'T RUIN THIS ONE TOO!!
edit: oh, it's directed by a Japanese man with Japanese cast... well better than Hollywood movies I guess, maybe I'll give it a try. They better have good OST tho.


What's so good about using a japanese cast in a 100% western Germany-based setting?

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The title made me think it was a US movie.


That would actually been good, but alas no.

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What really surprise me that the people that attack Hollywood for whitewashing are not going after this film for "yellow-washing" (same thing happened to Attack on Titan, no accusation of yellow-washing from international fans). Also looks like Japan didn't bother to get Hollywood actors to cast them for the FMA characters.

Preach. THis is seriously rubbing me the wrong way.
 
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Well I'm pretty sure it'll be pretty horrible again, but there'll probably be people out there who enjoy it anyway. I just think that they could've done something better with that money :P
 
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didnt they announce this a couple months ago?
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You had me at Ryousuke Yamada.

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May 24, 2016 1:13 AM
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pls don't ruin fma
 
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>Live Action FMA Movie.
Me:Well fuck....oh wait it's largely a white cast! This could transition well!

>All Japanese cast.
Me:Well fuck.

One of the few anime that could turn the tide of shitty live action anime movies and Japan takes first stab at it....when the whole main cast is Germanic/European.

Best of luck Japan.
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May 24, 2016 1:30 AM

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This posts are exactly my thoughts.
And Warner Bros? They are freaking bad at live action movies. Can't they partner with Marvel Studios? Just like they do to Marvel Comics?
Well anyway, Toei ruined The Avengers (Marvel: Disk Wars) with their stupid special move/attacks name calling.
If this FMA was made by US, It could get a lot better. Like Edge of Tomorrow and Godzilla. (Any news with Ghost in the Shell movie?)
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Plz don't fuck this up
 
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leetmember said:
Warner Bros? These guys can't even make a good superhero movie lately.


LOL
At least there is no MARTHA again.
I thought Warner Bros just Distributor for the movie distribution outside Japan.
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