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Second Season of Fullmetal Alchemist Due Apr 2009 [Updated on Dec 7]

by dtshyk
Aug 21, 2008 3:50 AM | 169 Comments
An official announcement of the new anime series of Fullmetal Alchemist was made on the cover notes of the original manga volume 20. MOONPHASE's anonymous source says it'll be one-year series aired from April 2009. The script will be based on the manga.

Source: a picutre of FMA manga vol.20 cover notes

"New FMA anime project has been initiated."

Source: ANN

Edited on Dec 7th================
The information of the Fullmetal Alchemist Second Season was given at the end of Gundam 00 Second Season episode 10. It will be aired from April 2009.

Source: Screenshot 1
Source: Screenshot 2 (Roy)
Source: Screenshot 3 (Edward)
Source: Official Website (updated)

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i hope they wont release personal info here. :x

Dec 7, 2008 11:01 AM by Maora

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've been waiting forever for this!! It's about time they made a second season!! I hope this one follows the manga more closely, though!! ^-^

Dec 7, 2008 8:04 AM by Sai_Fujiwara

Well I watched the first season and read some of the manga, might as well watch this one XD

Dec 7, 2008 6:51 AM by Icy-nee-san

Mustang screenshot(for me) as well as narration confirmed that its indeed a faithful manga adaptation and not "sequel".

This Mustang design(more messy hair, colder eyes, more round face) is identical on how we see him in starter volumes of manga

Dec 7, 2008 5:23 AM by Fai

Holy flying rocket fuel shit times 1,000,000, this is freaking awesome :D!

Dec 7, 2008 3:23 AM by Toddler_Naruto

News Updated
At the end of Gundam 00 2nd season episode 10 TV program, Fullmetal Alchemist Second Season was announced. It will be aired from April 2009.

Here are the screenshots.

Dec 7, 2008 12:36 AM by dtshyk

I do hope its following the Manga plot/story. The first season is good, I liked it and I a marathon for it haha.

The movie wasn't all that bad.

Oct 7, 2008 7:16 PM by TEH_GEASS

SweetMonia said:
This is great news, I hope it's as good as the first season!!

I am hoping it will be better then the first, or atleast better then the movie*^*

Oct 3, 2008 12:29 PM by Serenti

This is great news, I hope it's as good as the first season!!

Oct 3, 2008 12:27 PM by SweetMonia

Will be interesting to see Ling and Olivier Milla Armstrong. And of course, Homunculus, Selim and the real Sloth...

Oct 3, 2008 4:59 AM by Baman

R U SERIOUS?!? I hope they don't f*** up a good series.

Sep 30, 2008 3:29 AM by djsheek

YamiAtem said:
I liked the way the first season ended, so a second installment sounds good to me. Can't wait to see what comes this time.

Have you seen the movie yet?

Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa

It clearly ends the series.....

Which means that FMA2 is simply going to be a retelling of the series following the manga exactly.

Sep 29, 2008 6:48 PM by Toddler_Naruto

I liked the way the first season ended, so a second installment sounds good to me. Can't wait to see what comes this time.

Sep 29, 2008 6:06 PM by YamiAtem

The anime was great, but it's got filler and story changes in it. I hear that the manga is just as good or better from others.

And this series will stay true to the manga? Sweet. Cannot wait to see it.

Sep 26, 2008 3:17 AM by digiboy123

Yay, and with the manga plot! That means it's going to be pretty long since the manga is 80 chapter +.
Can't wait no April! @w@

Sep 24, 2008 11:53 PM by Kurki

Cool, this is nice.

Sep 24, 2008 11:32 PM by WingsOfLight28

Manga is amazing, hopefully it can live up to it and the previous anime.

Sep 24, 2008 10:48 PM by Monolix

I hope they continue Darker than BLACK instead of remaking this.

Sep 24, 2008 9:43 PM by Wishy

A second season is good if:
> it follows the manga plot this time, and
> it continues where the anime originally deviated from the manga. i.e. around

I'd be interested in that, since the manga plotline seemed cleverer, more moving and more surprising than the subsequent anime plotline.

Sep 24, 2008 6:57 AM by deletemal

some good second seasons coming. i cant wait :D

Sep 21, 2008 1:28 PM by darth_lex