Japanese moviegoers who see this year's Fullmetal Alchemist: Milos no Sei-Naru Hoshi will receive the "11.5th volume" of Hiromu Arakawa's Fullmetal Alchemist manga, while supplies last. Fullmetal Alchemist Volume 11.5 ~Tabidachi no Mae ni~ (Fullmetal Alchemist #11.5 Before Embarking on the Journey) will include a new story drawn by Arakawa herself.
The film will open in Japan on July 2, and advance tickets have been on sale since last November. As of this month, buyers of the third round of advance tickets will now receive a 13-page original school calendar with illustrations by Arakawa.
In addition, people who bring the 27th and final manga volume when they buy the advance ticket will receive a special board (shikishi) illustrated by Arakawa, as well as the opportunity to have their manga volume's "Memorial Stamp Page" imprinted with the "Hagaren Memorial Stamp." The manga ended in Square Enix's Shonen Gangan magazine last June, and over 50 million copies of the manga have been published.
A similar manga present promotion was held for the One Piece Film Strong World film in 2009.
And this is the part from Tombow's translation
QUOTE (Tombow @ May 10 2011, 07:01 AM)
ETA: Ok, after taking eternity ( = hours xp) to load official JP site, I got it.
This will be a bonus gift to people who actually come to the movie theater to watch this movie, and it's first come first served, and this will be a new FMA short story (Volume 11 and half, and the title as reported by ANN above ^^), and the news is saying that it has been decided to produce this and give this away as a bonus gift, and we have to wait for further info on this, it says.
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Amber1003 shared an advertisement of Volume 11.5. I have no idea if it has any new/interesting info on it or even if it's actually readable (some of the text looks titchy to me xP), but I thought I'd bring it to attention here anyway. (Many thanks to Amber1003! )
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Thank you, A Pierrot's Aria, and thank you, Amber1003 for the scan!
Looks like the ad is a collage of panels from the FMA vol. 11 1/2. I see one part of the story is Ed helping around in town by fixing stuff for people, and another part is Ed visiting Havoc who is in the hospital.
<Possible "FMA Sacred Star of Milos" movie spoiler below> (highlight to read spoiler) And, one panel (bottom right panel on the posted scanned promo/ad page) shows someone whom I think is Melvin, and my guess is that this panel is from the part he reads some news and then decides to break out the prison. The panel shows Melvin saying: (Big "Milos" movie spoiler--->>>>)"Julia... and then "I have to go [there]." So, he probably read about the news that Julia was captured and that prompts him to escape from the prison and heads for Milos.
The ad also says there will be 4 koma omake also.
OT: *Reads Amber's DA journal* Aha, she is also discovering, from captions on the cover of this month's (upcoming) GanGan mag, that the FMA "Prototype" is not the story about Ed and the flying squirrel, and wondering what this is about. (...we're in the same boat XD)
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Oh, I wasn't expecting anything like this at all! I'm really excited for this and hopefully the wait for it will be worth it. I wonder what's in it I don't want to expect too much though, so I won't be disappointed. What's another month or two, right?
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Ooooh, now I think I might actually be more excited about this manga add-on than the actual movie, LOL!!! HEY, I see Ling and Lan Fan in the upper right corner of the cover - that's more like it! I wonder how long it will be?? It would be pretty awesome if it was really the length of 1/2 of a manga volume, but that's probably hoping for too much, haha... and if it had lots of other little things going on (like the Havoc bit) that actually add to the manga story and not just the movie plot. Do hope someone scanlates it as soon as possible.
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If I live in Japan, I'd totally go watch the movie TWICE just for 2 of these volume 11.5! Not really interested in the movie itself tbh, it feels like one of those Dragon Ball Z movies lol.
*June 11, 2013 - New Doujinshis Added* Hi, I got a bunch of FMA merchandises (keychains, pencil boards, cards, figurines, book in figure red...etc) for sale at my LJ. Please visit my sale post here if interested! Thanks ^_^
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Thank you, Michiyo- for better quality scan and the cover pic! (Thank you, hilary for scanning! ^^)
I love the cover of Vol. 11 1/2, and surprised that it actually looks like FMA Vol. book! Now I really really want it!!! Yap, if I were in Japan, I would go to the movie several times just to get the Vol. books, so that I can share with my friends! ^^
Also, since we got better quality scan of Vol. 11 1/2 ad, here is what the bubbles are saying in the panels: <Warning! Bottom Right panel contains possible FMA Sacred Star of Milos movie spoiler!> (After click on thumbnail, click again on + to enlarge to full size)
(I don't have the right program nor the correct font on this computer, so please don't mind the bad editing, kay? XD)