FUNimation acquires 2011 “Full Metal Alchemist Movie” and “Is This A Zombie?”
Seems that FUNimation is taking a safe bet on the latest big screen adventure of the Elric brothers.
The anime distribution company recently announced that it has acquired Full Metal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos (Full Metal Alchemist: Milos no Sei-Naru Hoshi).
This is perhaps preemptive as the film isn’t even set to release in Japan until this summer.
“Fullmetal Alchemist: Star of Milos is set to open in Japan on July 2. Kazuya Murata (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion assistant director) is directing off a script by Yuichi Shinbo (Whiteout). Kenichi Konishi (Tokyo Godfathers) is adapting the character designs from Hiromu Arakawa’s original manga at the studio BONES (Eureka Seven). The movie is a stand-alone story and is not part of the original or “Brotherhood” storylines.”
Trailers for the film popped up on the official website late last week.
No word yet on when the film will see release here in the states, though FUNimation has made its trip here in the states only inevitable.
In addition, FUNimation also revealed plans to bring over the tv anime series Is This A Zombie? (Kore wa Zombie Desu ka?).
But there’s no word yet on when the company will bring that series over.