Miki Nishikawa, a 17 year old high school student and Olympic candidate who hopes to compete in the rifle shooting events in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, recently told Japanese TV that she was inspired to take up the sport by the exploits of Riza Hawkeye, the crackshot markswoman from Hiromu Arakawa's manga and TV anime Fullmetal Alchemist. Hit the jump to learn more.
The official Twitter for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Hiromu Arakawa's Hagane no Renkinjutsushi/Fullmetal Alchemist manga reported today that its three-month shooting was already finished on August 26. It was started in Italy in early June of this year, then moved its filming locations to Japan. Hit the jump for more details.
Crunchyroll had a host of anime to announce at their Anime Expo fan, starting with the addition of Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood (both subbed and dubbed) and Bananya to their library of streaming anime. Additionally, a diverse selection of titles including moe NEW GAME, bishonen B-PROJECT and busty Hybrid x Heart Magias Academy Ataraxia, plus Hitorinoshita - The Outcast joined its summer 2016 simulcast lineup. More after the jump.
If you paid close attention, you might have noticed that photographs of lead Ryosuke Yamada weren't published along with the other official press materials for the live-action adaptation of Fullmetal Alchemist.... that would be because he's represented by Johnny's, a talent agency so strict with their control of access that even official websites have to use silhouettes rather than images of their stars. Well, thanks to the Italian media, there are now photographs.
The Daily Cyzo reports of the lead cast for the live-action adaptation of Fullmetal Alchemist have been confirmed as films prepares to begin in Italy this June. Hey! Say! JUMP and NYC boy band performer/voice actor Ryosuke Yamada is set to play Edward Elric, along with Tsubasa Honda (live-action Blue Spring Ride's Futaba Yoshioka) as Winry Rockbell and Dean Fujioka (The Pinkertons) as Roy Mustang. More after the jump.
No denying. There have been plenty of good, any even classic, live-action adaptations of manga. And yet, it's the disasters that come to mind and cause trepidation when something like the recent talk of a Fullmetal Alchemist movie comes up. Talented fan artist Dragon Garow Lee nails this sentiment in recent fan art. Check out this movie must see work after the jump.