News & info on FMA "Sacred Star of Milos" movie on official JP site & around the web (Compiled "Movie Guide" on the first post..updated on Aug. 8, 2011) Please DO NOT post spoiler movie storyline here, If post contains movie spoiler discussions please post on SPOILER ZONE
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^ Thank you, hilary! Quickly skimmed the articles, but still mostly "PR fluff talk" kind of stuff (such as, the movie is full of dynamic speedy action, blah blah) and not much real news/info, or info we already know, such as brief introduction of Julia... But, the pictures look nice!! ^^ (But, if anyone got spare time please go ahead and translate. ^^) Anyway, the article said they finished VA recording. ^^
ETA: I found that a little Q&A part gives us a bit of info.. ^^
*According to the movie's producer, Mr. Ohyama, Julia is not a princess [of Milos], or anything like that, just a regular girl, except with some dark sad past [of her parents being murdered]. And, there is no such thing as Julia trying to flirt with Ed with the hope of getting him involved in her Balck Bat resistance group.
*Also, Mr. Ohyama says that the area around the Table City has been dug up deep to form a deep valley, and at the bottom of the valley is where people of Milos currently live, and from the bottom of the valley to the highest point of the Table city is about 1,000 m high, and also the ground is controlled by Amestris Army, and thus being able to fly would give the resistance group a major tactical advantage.... hence the Black Bat, the resistance group with the ability to fly was born.
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Thanks for the pics hilary, and the translations Tombow! And it's nice to hear that Juila is just an ordinary girl...
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Thank you, FirstMoon for bringing the news, and thank you, Amber1003 for the news!
According to Amber's DAJournal, this news is from Director's interview on Puff (pahu) magazine. As usual, if anyone can find the scan of the interview page, please please post!
Also, thank you nonamexyz for the pic! I love that pic! ^^ The free exhibition at Tokyo AmLux is called "World of Fullmetal Alchemist" and will be held Tuesday May 31 ~ Sunday July 24. And, as reported by Amber, there will be a "Fullmetal Alchemist" character wrapping car, and also copies of original comic pics, other info from the animation production, video of Romi Park-san's interview, etc. at the exhibition.
The new look of the JP site: The background pic must be the new "key visual"...I like it!
On that page, when click on Red button at Right bottom part, the pic posted by nonamexyz above will show up.
They got new trailers (90 sec version & 30 sec version), released May 20, 2011, and both look very good!
Also, starting today (May 20, 2011), "Al & Ed fan" comes as a bonus gift for buying pre-sale tickets (as reported by Michiyo-here)
Also, an additional Character/VA cast is announced: Lieutenant Colonel Hershel: 木内 秀信 Hidenobu KIUCHI(He did Nero in One Piece, Doctor Kenzou Tenma in Monster, Hei in Darker Than Black, etc.)
The page for Soundtrack: I can't clearly read the small letters, but the pic in the middle of page with with Ed and Al looks like the first print bonus jacket cover.
Also, a news posted on May 19, 2011: Starting sometime in the beginning of June, you can buy "pre-sale ticket + Animate special FMA merch." set for 1,650 Yen (tax included) through Animate. The set comes with the pre-sale ticket and a clear file (2 types, one is with Ed & Al and the other one is Roya and Riza)
I think that's all... other news were already posted and reported here, I think. ^^ (Michiyo- or A Pierrot's Aria, if you get the chance, could you re-post these info to the appropriate threads? ^^)
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Hmm, while I like the new key visual, I'm not as excited by the trailer as I feel I should be (considering what a massive FMA I am!). I still get the feeling that it's just an overblown video game plot, which has no real significance or intensity to it. It doesn't seem particularly original and kind of looks like a run-of-the-mill anime movie, which just happens to feature characters and elements from an amazing series.
And while there were a few clips I saw which have lovely animation, 90% of the trailer was disappointing to me. The animation looks jumpy and unrefined and I don't think the style suits Arakawa's characters very well. Even the L'Arc-en-Ciel song is not their best, in my opinion (and I'm not a casual L'arc fan either - I have all of their albums!).
But that's just my impression thus far! ;D Trying not to be too much of a downer and reserve full judgment until I've actually seen the movie. But I get the feeling it will be a fairly forgettable side plot which somehow got a theatrical release, nothing I'd want to use to introduce people to FMA.