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25 May 2016 @ 12:49 am
So apparently, live action FMA is the real deal. :/  
Found this at Pixiv (http://spotlight.pics/en/a/1338):

"Full Metal Alchemist, Live-action Adaptation Announced!

Full Metal Alchemist live-action adaptation is scheduled for Winter 2017 and its nation-wide roadshow has just been announce!
Full Metal Alchemist, or FMA, is a popular manga series that was serialized in Monthly Shonen Gangan from 2001 to 2010. The story is about the protagonist Edward Elric and his younger brother Alphonse as they set out on their courageous journey in search of the Philosopher’s Stone to get back the body they lost upon carrying out human transmutation.

It has also received an anime and movie adaptation, and is well-known and well-loved throughout the world, especially because of its action scenes and CG effects.
This time, we have a special feature on FMA illustrations in conjunction with the release of the news regarding its live-action adaptation.
Welcome to the world of fantasy in FMA with its unique characters and their outlook on the world. I’m sure you’ll rediscover your love for it!"

There's some nice fanart on this page too if anybody's interested. I just hope this live action adaptation isn't a momumental disaster as has happened before to other anime (i.e. Dragonball and, according to some, AoT). It would kill my soul for FMA to be done wrong like that. :(

anotherfmafan: Smooch <3anotherfmafan on May 25th, 2016 09:05 am (UTC)
It is the real deal, unfortunately, and I've been stuffing my fingers in my ears every time it comes up. >_<

There have been some live adaptations of series that the fans enjoyed (from what I hear; usually said in connection to Kenshin), but they do seem to be few and far between.

Personally I am probably not brave enough to watch it, but I commend the guts of anyone who is.
ChibiEdoKunchibiedokun on May 26th, 2016 11:50 pm (UTC)
I suffered watching through the Sacred Star of Milos, and it's terrible art and plot. So maybe I can suffer through watching this? lol
anotherfmafan: Smooch <3anotherfmafan on May 27th, 2016 09:15 am (UTC)
Haha, I saw Milos, too, despite being a hardcore '03 fan; but I feel like this is just a whole different can of probably-unpleasant worms.
Suzume: Nowhere to rest his headseta_suzume on May 27th, 2016 10:43 pm (UTC)
I love those Kenshin movies!! So here's hoping?! XD;

...But there are many things that go into making a good movie in general and a good adaptation and what-not... There were a number of people working on and acting in the Kenshin movies who had previous experience in historical dramas (including the Ryomaden NHK taiga drama, which was set not too fair from Kenshin era-wise), so there were a lot of aspects of it re: costume, locations, etc that could be reliably counted on, I think.
anotherfmafananotherfmafan on May 28th, 2016 02:07 am (UTC)
I have to say, I have never heard anything but good things about those movies from Kenshin fans! But what you said makes a lot of sense, as in essence they are genre films of a different variety than most manga/anime-to-film adaptations.

Too bad that all the SciFi adaptations have thus far fallen flat on their faces :(