Fullmetal Alchemist Live Action
By Felicia Kane
March 29, 2016 6:30pm CST
I am not sure how many of your are anime lovers but you may have heard of this anime title once in your life. Fullmetal Alchemist is about two brothers on their search for the philosopher's stone to restore their bodies after trying to bring their mother back to life. "To be obtained, something of equal value must be lost," a quote from the show talking about Equivalent exchange. I am actually excited about this. As a person who adores this anime, I have to say I am really happy that something is happening in the fan base again. Just like Death Note, as the fan base seemed to dull down a live action film came out and now there are 3 live action films and a tv show for Death Note. I wonder what is to come with the live action for Fullmetal Alchemist. What are your thoughts if you like this show? And if you haven't seen this, what are your thoughts of a show you like turning into a move or vise versa.
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• United States
30 Mar 16
I haven't heard anything about it. Which story are they planning to follow--the original anime series or FMA: Brotherhood? The latter had the better story, if you ask me. Things in the original one got really weird when they started winging it instead of following the manga plotline...
• Peoria, Arizona
30 Mar 16
It might be a mix would be nice. To fill in any gaps! all I know is, if they do the original they got to find a shorter guy ;) haha! The guy that is for Ed is like 5'5. Anyway, I have no idea, it is rumoured and will be out in 2017.
• Dallas, Texas
22 Jun 16
Pardon my cynicism, but I don't see the community griping about the casting since "FMA originated in Japan, thus the cast should be Japanese." This is short-sighted thinking as the Denizens of Aemestris have blonde hair, and blue eyes, which gentally would make them "white." Then you've got the Ishvallans who have brown skin and red eyes. Hell the only ones of asian descent are the denizens of Shing. So I don't expect the cultures to be accurately represented in the liveaction film. And then you've got the plot itself, as odds are that made be changed a bit here and there to make it accessible to a general movie going audience who haven't seen the animes or read the manga. And that might ruin the movie for some fans of the series, depending on what changes are made. But I'm sure the quality won't matter to foreign FMA fans, because at least the cast will be Japanese. And that seems to be all that matters.
• Peoria, Arizona
26 Jun 16
Majority have to be white because they come from Europe XD Unlike Ghost in the Shell where most come from Japanese but made the lead character white and making her look Japanese, which is just wrong. Now who knows what they are going to do for casting, maybe it will be great and maybe it will be terrible. But with FMA it all depends on how well the story is told because the show was made differently than the manga (due to the artist not being able to keep up). It really depends what story are they going to use. Maybe they will show the 40 days that is not shown in the show but done in the manga. I do not know. I will still watch it no matter what and give my opinion when it is actually out.
• Dallas, Texas
27 Jun 16
@DesirousDreamer Oh yeah, I forgot how they were using make up or CGI to make Scarlett look asian. To where it's like "WHY, JUST TAKE A RISK AND HAVE A JAPANESE OR ASIAN ACTRESS PLAY MAKOTO DAMN YOU!" Hell they could've hired Rinko Kikuchi who played Mako Mori in Pacific Rim, especially given her achievements outside of that film. But oh, just wait... I'm saving that tirade for later. Getting back to the FMA film, given that it'l be made in Japan, I'm guessing their film industry is as bad as Hollywood. But as much as I'd love to assume that, I can't say as I haven't taken any trips to Japan yet. But you have more faith in the plot than I do, as I feel they'll deviate from what the manga, or the 2003 anime did to appeal to a wider audience. Not to mention they would have to change how things are done anyway, because the budget limits the effects they can pull off. They might change how the alchemy is done, or how Edward acquires his abilities. I highly doubt they'll recreate the armor that becomes Aklphonse's body with CGI, or an actual suit that's worn by a stand in. And I'm sorry for sticking on this, but I'm pretty sure if they put a Japanese actor in a blonde wig and red coat, foreign fans will accept that as Edward elric, because "At least it's culturally accurate." But much like you, I'll withhold my opinion until I see the film, but I'm not expecting much to be honest.