FMA "MiloStar" Story-line/Time-line/Plot discussions (Any post that contains actual movie spoiler --> please post in SPOILER ZONE forum), Please do NOT post any posts with movie spoilers on this thread!
The first page scan in hilary's post above says the time period of the movie is when Al is already able to perform alchemy without the alchemy circle, and Roy and the gang are still in Central.
- From part of interview with the director of the new FMA movie... He said they wanted to make a story for some place Ed and Al have never visited before, and make them meet some new people there, and then asked the writer, Mr. Shinpo who is also famous for his mystery novels, to write the story for this movie.
The latest info, (although we could already guess it ^^) is that according to the wording on recent Yahoo.jp news (the news was actually about the Japanese volume books of FMA manga being expected to surpass the total sales volume of 5,000,000 copies with the release of Japanese volume book 27 on Nov. 22) this has been announced to be an ANIMATION motion picture. ...yes, I know that's nothing new, but this is the first time I see that news media clearly saying this one will be an animation motion picture. ^^
And, since I'm making a new post, let me put my latest predictions/wild guess for the movie: XD
(Note: The following are my predictions/wild guess only, and there probably would be no truth to it. )
...There will be promo pic, poster, etc. for the new movie on Jan issue of Shounen GanGan, with increasing promo in coming months.
...The movie will open either July 2011 (first premier in June in Tokyo) or in Dec. 2011.
...In the movie, Ed & Al are still somewhere in the middle of FMA manga story-line, and the story in the movie is not directly related to the main FMAmanga story-line, but some side "event" such as in FMA Game "Prince of Dawn," with bad guys that are independent of the main FMA manga storyline, and of course Ed, Al, & Mustang's gang will eventually take care of the bad guys.
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I love the idea of this being a midquel. I don't think a sequel to manga would be interesting. Everything is back to normal and we already know what is going to happen. What is there to expect? Diaper stories? Midquels CAN be good if they are given enough attention. As a fanfiction writer, I have seen many stories written by amateur writers that would blend into the actual,canon story at the word go. A talented writer can make a good story. I don't need the plot and script to be done by Arakawa to enjoy the experience. I enjoyed Anime 1 and CoS (although it made me sink into depression) and neither was done by her.
The only problem here is that the writer needs to be enthusiastic about the story to avoid creating a forgettable filler like those 500 plus Pokemon episodes we have been getting for the last few years.
Also, I would have loved to see a Live-Action play. I'm not kidding, it would have been great! Everyone thought LotR would be impossible to make and what did we get? A masterpiece loved by critics all over the world. It's the enthusiasm we need. Yet, Fma is relatively unknown when compared to success stories like Harry Potter so the series evidently has limited possibilities. It will mostly be there to entertain the fans and is likely not to interest other people and get them to introduce themselves to the actual storry.
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QUOTE (Misty- Nala @ Nov 16 2010, 01:34 PM)
I love the idea of this being a midquel. I don't think a sequel to manga would be interesting. Everything is back to normal and we already know what is going to happen. What is there to expect? Diaper stories?
I'm not sure... just because the main story ended doesn't mean nothing interesting ever happened to Ed and Al again. A friend of mine is writing fanfiction set after the end that expands on elements introduced in the final chapter. I don't see why an official production couldn't do the same, personally. But, I'm still happy to have more FMA even if it is a midquel.