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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 26th, 2016 09:09 am (UTC)
I'm also concerned that some people will think it sucks and thus not even give the anime/manga a try :(

Edited at 2016-05-26 09:11 am (UTC)
shell_mel: Hurtshell_mel on May 26th, 2016 10:17 am (UTC)
I am also concerned about this. :( It could all go so wrong... Especially with the visual effects (automail cgi and Al). I'm just hoping for a miracle. I've heard that the cast will be Japanese (sounding good so far) so I'm hoping the crew will be similar and less western overcompensation with big explosions for lack plot or talent to take the already good material and run with it.

Does that make sense?

I love a lot of movies made in America and Europe, but their track record for taking something that already has an established fan base and making it look less then impressive is against them.
anotherfmafan: Smooch <3anotherfmafan on May 26th, 2016 09:35 pm (UTC)
Hear, hear.

And the automail/Al's armor thing hadn't occurred to me, but now that you mention it, yeah.... >_< Especially as I am not much of a CGI fan in the first place, much less when there is that big of a gap to be bridged.