Live-Action ‘Fullmetal Alchemist’ Gets a Main Trailer

Fumihiko Sori’s Live-Action

Warner Bros. Japan has unveiled a “main trailer” for the live-action adaptation of Hiromu Akakawa’s popular manga series Fullmetal Alchemist, which comes with English subtitles.

The film, directed by Fumihiko Sori (“Ping Pong”) and starring Ryosuke Yamada (“Assassination Classroom”) will make its U.S. premiere on November 19 at Anime NYC with director Sori in attendance.

Check out the new trailer for Fullmetal Alchemist below and let us know what you think.

Fumihiko Sori’s Live-Action

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 real, extremely developed and respected. The plot features brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric who, after attempting the forbidden technique of human transmutation, suffer the consequences. Alphonse loses his entire body while Edward loses his left leg. He then sacrifices his right arm to keep his brother’s soul trapped within a metal suit of armor. Using mechanical prosthetics known as “automail”, he‘s given the nickname “Fullmetal Alchemist”, all while in search for the legendary philosopher’s stone that will repair their bodies.