There are two new live-action Fullmetal Alchemist movies coming out, and a new trailer has dropped for both of them. The first of the two movies is Hagane no Renkinjutsushi: Kanketsu-hen – Fukushūsha Scar (translated as Fullmetal Alchemist: Final Chapter – The Avenger Scar) and the second is Hagane no Renkinjutsushi: Kanketsu-hen – Saigo no Rensei (translated as Fullmetal Alchemist: Final Chapter – The Last Transmutation). Fifteen different characters get a short time to shine in the trailer.
We now know quite a bit about the cast: Ryōsuke Yamada plays Edward Elric, Atomu Mizuishi plays Alphonse Elric, Tsubasa Honda plays Winry Rockbell, Dean Fujioka plays Roy Mustang, Mackenyu Arata plays Scar, Yuina Kuroshima plays Lan Fan, Keisuke Watanabe plays Ling Yao, Yuki Yamada plays Solf J. Kimblee, Hiroshi Tachi plays King Bradley, Kōji Yamamoto plays Alex Louis Armstrong, Chiaki Kuriyama plays Olivier Mira Armstrong, Seiyō Uchino plays Van Hohenheim, Yukie Nakama plays Trisha Elric, Jun Fubuki plays Pinako Rockbell, Naohito Fujiki plays Yuriy Rockbell, Kaoru Okunuki plays Sarah Rockbell, Kokoro Terada plays Selim Bradley, Long Meng Rou plays May Chang, Haruhi Ryоga plays Izumi Curtis, Misako Renbutsu plays Riza Hawkeye, Kanata Hongou plays Envy, Ryuta Sato plays Maes Hughes, and Shinji Uchiyama plays Gluttony.
Hagane no Renkinjutsushi: Kanketsu-hen – Fukushūsha Scar hits Japanese theaters on May 20. A little over a month later Hagane no Renkinjutsushi: Kanketsu-hen – Saigo no Rensei will come out on June 24. Both films are directed by Fumihiko Sori.
The previous live-action Fullmetal Alchemist movie came out in 2017.
VIZ Media publishes the original Fullmetal Alchemist manga created by Hiromu Arakawa. It gave this description of the series:
“In an alchemical ritual gone wrong, Edward Elric lost his arm and his leg, and his brother Alphonse became nothing but a soul in a suit of armor. Equipped with mechanical ‘auto-mail’ limbs, Edward becomes a state alchemist, seeking the one thing that can restore his and his brother’s bodies…the legendary Philosopher’s Stone.”
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