“FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST” is in theaters December 1, 2017.
Two brothers set out on a journey in order to take back everything they have lost. Fullmetal Alchemist is a legendary comic by Hiromu ARAKAWA that has sold over 70 million books worldwide. This emotional adventure finally gets a live-action version! An epic, highly-awaited fantasy action movie has begun to move!
Battle Angel Alita is available digitally
The first three volumes of an all-new English translation of Yukito Kishiro’s Battle Angel Alita has dropped on comiXology as an exclusive from Kodansha Comics. Six additional volumes are planned to be released as comiXology Originals, with volumes 4-6 in August and 6-9 in October.
Battle Angel Alita takes place in the 26th century where mankind has yet again ruined the planet and is living in what feels like a huge scrapyard. Somewhere in that gigantic pile of mess lays Alita, a female cyborg that is found by a cybermedic who revives her. Alita looks for answers about her past in this epic seinen series that spans two series and is still on-going.
This renewed push for Battle Angel Alita comes as James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez are filming a live-action film based on the 1990s manga.
Cameron, who has been trying to get a film of the manga series by Yukito Kishiro off the ground for 15 years, has recruited Rodriguez to direct a live-action version. He will produce it with Jon Landau.
Kodansha’s new translation is included in the all-you-can-read comiXology Unlimited service, or as a standalone purchase via comiXoogy or Kindle.
RESIDENT EVIL: VENDETTA is the third installment in the massively popular CG animated film franchise, following Resident Evil: Degeneration (2008) and Resident Evil: Damnation (2012).
Kadokawa began streaming a new promotional video for the upcoming CG-animated film Resident Evil: Vendettaon Monday. The video introduces the film’s main characters and previews the action scenes.
Animator Nobuteru Yuki has Tweeted that his colleague and veteran Bandai Visual anime producer Minoru Takanashi has passed away at the age of 54. The cause of death is not known.
The live action film for Tokyo Ghoul has unveiled its very first teaser and will be released in cinemas throughout Japan from Jul. 29
Hakuren Studios presents the first promotional trailer for his project called “Saint Seiya Tenkai-Hen: Zeus (Prelude of Pegasus)
Edward Elric, a young, brilliant alchemist, has lost much in his twelve-year life: when he and his brother Alphonse try to resurrect their dead mother through the forbidden act of human transmutation, Edward loses his brother as well as two of his limbs. With his supreme alchemy skills, Edward binds Alphonse’s soul to a large suit of armor.
A year later, Edward, now promoted to the fullmetal alchemist of the state, embarks on a journey with his younger brother to obtain the Philosopher’s Stone. The fabled mythical object is rumored to be capable of amplifying an alchemist’s abilities by leaps and bounds, thus allowing them to override the fundamental law of alchemy: to gain something, an alchemist must sacrifice something of equal value. Edward hopes to draw into the military’s resources to find the fabled stone and restore his and Alphonse’s bodies to normal. However, the Elric brothers soon discover that there is more to the legendary stone than meets the eye, as they are led to the epicenter of a far darker battle than they could have ever imagined.
Writer and manga creator Daisuke Satō passed away due to ischemic heart disease on March 22. He was 52. His immediate family have already held a funeral service, and his younger sister Yūko Shinmyō was the chief mourner.
Satō’s works include the High School of the Dead(Highschool of the Dead in Japan) manga with artist Shoji Sato and the Imperial Guards manga with artist Yu Ito. Highschool of the Dead had been effectively on extended hiatus since March 2011, although a new chapter did debut in April 2013.
Rest in peace…
The new Mazinger Z project, originally by Go Nagai, has revealed a new key visual showing the head of the famous robot!
In the near future, Major (Scarlett Johansson) is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world’s most dangerous criminals. When terrorism reaches a new level that includes the ability to hack into people’s minds and control them, Major is uniquely qualified to stop it. As she prepares to face a new enemy, Major discovers that she has been lied to: her life was not saved, it was stolen. She will stop at nothing to recover her past, find out who did this to her and stop them before they do it to others. Based on the internationally acclaimed Japanese Manga, “The Ghost in the Shell.”