FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST (Theatrical Release USA 2017)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.0|5.0 Starsìììì

Fullmetal Alchemist—based on one of the best Japanese manga—contains mystery, action, and highly creative story telling. While the animation works at the flat level of typical Japanese anime, the story itself presents such high-quality interest that the lower quality of animation loses significance. The fact that the story stands on two brothers trying to help each other adds to the emotional involvement factor. Do some research on alchemy before watching to appreciate this complicated story’s depth.

Storyline

Alchemists Edward Elric (Ryôsuke Yamada) and his brother Alphonse (voice of Atom Mizuishi) work together to find the philosopher’s stone to repair damage incurred while trying to resurrect their mother.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Fumiko Sori for directing effort. Thank you to Producer Yumiko Yoshihara for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Winry Rockbell (Tsubasa Honda), Roy Mustang (Dean Fujioka), Maes Hughes (Ryûta Satô), Riza Hawkeye (Misako Renbutsu), Shou Tucker (Yô Ôizumi), Cornello (Kenjirô Ishimaru), Lust (Yasuko Matsuyuki), Gluttony (Shinji Uchiyama), Envy (Kanata Hongô), Maria Ross (Natsuma), Hakuro (Fumiyo Kohinata), and GraciaHughes (Natsuki Harada).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s a great story that delivers intellectual value and literally begs for its sequel.

Ben Meyers

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