The familiar narrative is that a celebrity attends Comic Con in cosplay, usually masked, so that they can enjoy the event with a degree of anonymity. In contrast, this year, a couple notables flew their otaku flags proudly. Mike Daniels, a defensive end for the NFL's Green Bay Packers football team made an impressive Raikage. Meanwhile, Ezra Miller, the Flash in the DC Comics-based movies, showed up to the event and Justice League panel as Ed Elric.
Sanrio, a Japanese character goods company internationally known for its Hello Kitty brand, announced on July 19 that it will produce various collaboration items featuring newly designed characters from Hiromu Arakawa's popular manga series Fullmetal Alchemist, and revealed a first visual of the protagonist Edward Elric from its "Cute" line. Hit the jump for more details.
With a live-Action Fullmetal Alchemist hitting Japan this December, there's plenty going on around Hiromu Arakawa's hit series these days. Good Smile Company is doing their part with Nendoroid figures of the Elric brothers. Ed went on sale last month and now it's Al's turn. Both are slated to ship in January. More after the jump.
The official website for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Hiromu Arakawa's Hagane no Renkinjutsushi/Fullmetal Alchemist manga today posted a 60-second third trailer introducing more of its cast in costume for the first time, including Tsubasa Honda as the main heroine Winry Rockbell and Dean Fujioka as Roy Mustang. Watch the latest clip after the jump!
For the first time in seven years, Hiromu Arakawa has returned to Fullmetal Alchemist. This new Special Edition Manga is set to be distributed to attendees of the live action film adaptation, which opens in Japan on December 1st. More after the jump.
Good Smile Company has launched pre-orders for a set of characters who perfectly fit the style of their Nendoroid super deformed figures. Today, it was the titular leads of Saga of Tanya the Evil and Fullmetal Alchemist, both of which will be shipping in early 2018. Shortly (pun intended) before that, it was the Ice version of Nintendo hero Kirby. Get a look after the jump.
Fullmetal Alchemist fans can now relive the manga one chapter at a time, thanks to Gangan Online! The website version of the manga's original magazine is releasing the entire story chapter by chapter every Thursday. Plus, there are some cool online prizes to win, and more information about next month's fan event. All the info is after the jump!
Who's your anime dream guy? Would you rather date a swimmer? A member of the Survey Corps? An athlete? More than 1,000 Japanese fans were asked which anime character would make the best husband, and we have the top ten results here for you. Hit the jump for the list!