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Fullmetal Alchemist is an upcoming Japanese science fantasy action adventure film directed by Fumihiko Sori, starring Ryosuke Yamada, Tsubasa Honda and Dean Fujioka and based on the manga series of the same name by Hiromu Arakawa.
It is scheduled for release in Japan by Warner Bros. Pictures on December 1st 2017
Directed by Fumihiko Sori
Based on Fullmetal Alchemist
by Hiromu Arakawa
Starring Ryosuke Yamada
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
December 1, 2017
The plot takes place at the beginning of the 20th century, in a reality where alchemy (ancient esoteric science that sought the transmutation of matter) is extremely developed and respected. The plot features brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric, who after attempting the forbidden technique of human transmutation, suffer an accident. Alphonse dies and Edward loses his left leg. He then sacrifices his right arm to keep his brother's soul trapped in a metal armor. Using mechanical prosthetics known as "automail" that give him the nickname "Fullmetal Alchemist", Edward and Alphonse search for the legendary philosopher's stone that will retrieve their bodies.
Yes! I'm down! I never read the manga, but I love the anime, and this looks sick! Bring it!
That was Awesome!!!
Am glad you liked it!
The Red Turtle is a 2016 animated fantasy film co-written and directed by Dutch-British animator Michaël Dudok de Wit and produced by Toshio Suzuki from Japan.
The film is a co-production between Wild Bunch and Studio Ghibli, and tells the story of a man who becomes shipwrecked on a deserted island and meets a giant red turtle.
The film has no dialogue.
It premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
The film was nominated for the Best Animated Feature Film for the 89th Academy Awards.
Early Teaser: Animated “Godzilla: Monster Planet”
Toho has released the first teaser trailer for the anime feature film “Godzilla: Monster Planet” (aka. “Godzilla: Kaiju Wakusei”)
Set twenty thousand years in the future, the Earth is overrun with Godzilla and other kaiju as humans arrive to take back the planet from those monsters.
Kobun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Seshita are co-directing from a story by Gen Urobuchi. The film is slated for a November theatrical release in Japan and will go out internationally on Netflix shortly after.
Genocidal Organ (虐殺器官 Gyakusatsu Kikan) is the debut novel of Japanese science fiction writer Project Itoh.
It was first published by Hayakawa Publishing in 2007 and later re-printed in 2010 in paperback form.
A poll by the yearly SF magazine SF ga yomitai ranked Genocidal Organ as the number one domestic SF novel of the decade.
The English translation of Genocidal Organ, translated by Edwin Hawkes, was published in August 2012 by Haikasoru / Viz Media.
Animated film version
Directed by Shukō Murase
Written by Shukō Murase
An animated film version, directed and written by Shukō Murase, and produced at Manglobe, was scheduled to be released on November 13, 2015.
However, due to Manglobe's bankruptcy, the film's release had been postponed.
It was later announced on November 13, 2015 that production on the film had resumed with the same staff under the newly created 'Geno Studio', with hopes to complete the film by the end of 2016.
The film was released on February 3, 2017.
Prior to the film's theatrical screening in Japan, the first fifteen minutes were shown on October 31, 2016 at the 2016 Tokyo International Film Festival.
Funimation will screen the film in select U.S. theatres on July 12 and 13, 2017. 
Yuichi Nakamura as Clavis Shepherd
Satoshi Mikami as Williams
Kaito Ishikawa as Realand
Yūki Kaji as Alex
Sanae Kobayashi as Lucia Škroupova (changed her surname Škroup in the original novel)
Akio Ōtsuka as Rockwell
Takahiro Sakurai as John Paul
Not a cheery film by any means.
It just seemed to consist of characters philosophising about violence to one another endlessly - for two hours.
I don't recall one moment of humour. Just more philosophising.
In the end I was just waiting for it to finish so that I could leave the cinema.
I don't know what the three other people in the cinema thought.
They seemed to be in some kind of coma when I left.
Trailer: Netflix’s Anime “Godzilla” Film
Toho Pictures has premiered the full first trailer for their feature length “Godzilla” anime film which is slated to hit cinemas locally in Japan on November 17th ahead of going on Netflix for the rest of the world later this year.
Titled just “Godzilla,” this first in a new trilogy of animated films is set on a future Earth dominated by Godzilla for the past 20,000 years. Mankind, which left the Earth millennia before, returns to take it back.
Kobun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Shshita helm the film from a script by Gen Urobuchi. Polygon Pictures is producing.
“Bleach” Creator Talks Failed Adaptation
Hollywood has had immense difficulty adapting anime properties into live-action features in recent years, as seen with the critically slammed and financially disappointing corpses of the likes of “Ghost in the Shell,” “Speed Racer,” “Dragonball Evolution” and “Death Note”.
In fact at one time Warner Bros. Pictures had plans for a live-action film based on the property “Bleach,” and recently creator Tite Kubo spoke to TBS Radio (via CBM) about the aborted adaptation and how he himself had a hand in stopping it coming to fruition.
The manga follows hotheaded teenager Ichigo Kurosaki who inherits his parents destiny, after he obtains the powers of a Soul Reaper. He’s forced to take on the duties of defending humans from evil spirits and guiding departed souls to the afterlife, putting him on a journey to various ghostly realms of existence.
Kubo says production was progressing fairly well, but the screenplay “hadn’t really gotten together”. Both the possible director and lead actor came to Japan and had dinner with him to talk about the property and Hollywood was willing to spend big bucks on it.
However the studio needed to impress its financiers and so were turning the adaptation into something it should not be – such as setting it in a traditional US high school: “It is a good story, but it doesn’t not have anything to do with Bleach.”
Kubo confirms he asked for multiple screenplay corrections, but the handling was not organized well. Eventually Warners lost the rights to the property since Kubo would not okay its development. Since then there’s been no further word on an adaptation in development.
Tokyo Ghoul (2017)
A Tokyo college student is attacked by a ghoul, a superpowered human who feeds on human flesh. He survives, but has become part ghoul and becomes a fugitive on the run.
Went to see the live action adaption of TOKYO GHOUL earlier tonight and found it well made and entertaining. The only weak point was some cgi that would have been fine a decade or more ago, but looks somewhat ropey now.
This rough edge is more than compensated for by good direction and very good performances.
It had been some time since we had seen the anime, so could not remember the details of storyline, but it seemed faithful to that adaption, and presumably the manga, in it's main points.
Next up soon, hopefully, is a trip to see GODZILLA: MONSTER PLANET.
Off topic, but SHIN GODZILLA, a recent live action film, was okay too.....
How in the name of Moses Horowitz did a live action version of Tokyo Ghoul escape me? I must see this post haste! Damn!
A friend gave me a copy of Shin Godzilla for Christmas, and I still haven't watched it. I think I will have to do that back-to-back with the new Netflix anime.
And I haven't see this one yet, but it looks promising. And I love the original anime it's based on, so here's hoping.
The Red Turtle had some breathtaking animation, but not anime-style. The human beings were competently drawn but very generic looking. It was a wonderful film. I love Studio Ghibli.
Have just recently finished watching the anime of this one and will definitely be going to see this upcoming live action adaption...
The trailer for the anime......
Netflix Sets “Fullmetal Alchemist” U.S. Release
Following its theatrical run in Japan late last year, streaming giant Netflix has announced a February 19th U.S. release for the live-action adaptation of the iconic anime and manga franchise “Fullmetal Alchemist”.
The story follows two brothers, Alphonse and Edward, whose mother passed away when they were children and they live in a world where alchemy exists. Their attempts to bring back their mother doesn’t work out – leading them on a quest to obtain the Philosopher’s Stone and repair the damage they’ve done.
The film is NOT a Netflix Original, as was done with the U.S. adaptation of “Death Note,” simply a worldwide release of a Japanese theatrical property – not unlike the animated “Godzilla” film last year which recently hit Netflix.