Anime and manga fans, rejoice. The Fullmetal Alchemist live-action movie will get not one, but two sequels to round out its story. Although live-action adaptations for anime and manga properties can be tricky, it’s always nice to have another chance to see your favs in a different medium. The story of Fullmetal Alchemist revolves around two brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric. In the 2017 live-action Fullmetal Alchemist movie, we saw “alchemist Edward Elric [searching] for a way to restore his brother Al’s body, [though] the military government and mysterious monsters [watch] closely.” Here’s where the story takes them next:
Although the new Fullmetal Alchemist trailer does not have English subtitles yet, a translation of its title and description reveal more about the movie. Firstly, part two of the Fullmetal Alchemist series is approximately titled Revenge Scar. While part three’s title translates to Last Transmutation. Fullmetal Alchemist: Revenge Scar will release on May 20. Meanwhile, Last Transmutation releases on June 24.
The translated description for the new Fullmetal Alchemist live-action movies reads as follows (slightly modified for clarity to our best understanding):
The final battle for the future begins. The Complete Edition depicts the final story of the series. The legend is completed in two parts. Ed and Al visit Central, where a serial murderer targets national alchemists. Although the criminal was unidentified, he was called a “Scar” because he had a cross-wound on his forehead.
The brothers fight for their lives… Will they be able to overcome this crisis and regain their original bodies? The hidden secrets of this country, the “Promise Day,” and the past of Ed and Al’s father? The mystery and truth that overlap are unraveled. The finale of the masterpiece tells this story.
What was the last answer your brother gave…?
Warner Bros. also released a poster for the sequels, which we first saw on Bloody Disgusting.
Although we can’t fully understand everything occurring in the trailer, one thing is very clear. These sequels are bound to be absolutely epic. The visuals feel stunning. And they perfectly capture the wonder and magic of the Fullmetal Alchemist anime and manga. The scale really sings. And it should, given the final battle has arrived.
In the Fullmetal Alchemist world, alchemy is a common practice. Alchemists study “the ancient metaphysical science/mystical art of manipulating and altering matter by using natural energy.” But while this practice may seem magical, the laws of Equivalent Exchange govern the practice. This means that “In order to obtain or create something, something of equal value must be lost or destroyed.” And for our protagonists, these laws ensure things get very tricky… very quickly.
We look forward to learning more about these upcoming films. And we can’t wait to see Fullmetal Alchemist come to life again. Those interested can watch or rewatch the first Fullmetal Alchemist live-action movie streaming on Netflix right now. Or you can watch some of the anime on Crunchyroll. We know we will.