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For those of you not in the know, Warner Bros.’ live actionÂ Fullmetal AlchemistÂ adaptation is based on the manga of the same name by Hiromu Arakawa. The manga, which has inspired two incredibly successful anime series, tells the story of two brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric, whose attempt to resurrect their deceased mother using alchemy ends in disaster. Edward loses and arm and a leg, which are replaced by prosthetic metal limbs, and Alphonse loses his entire body, leaving him little more than a soul bound to a suit of armor. In order to reclaim their lost limbs, the brothers set out to become State Alchemists (which are basically the equivalent of science wizard cops in this world) and uncover the location of the Philosopher’s Stone, a legendary relic that may help them in their quest. In the process, though, they uncover a web of corruption, lies, and murder that threatens the fate of the world itself.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azPVumixZuEThe film, which was first announced last May, is set to hit Japanese theaters on December 1. Currently, there is no official plan to bring it stateside, but considering we eventually got Blu-ray releases of the live-actionÂ Rurouni KenshinÂ films, it’s a safe bet thatÂ Fullmetal Alchemist will get the same treatment.
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Dan CaseyÂ is the senior editor of Nerdist and the author of books about Star Wars and the Avengers. Follow him on Twitter ( @Osteoferocious).
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