In Japan, popular manga and anime series Fullmetal Alchemist is getting a feature film. It’s slated for a winter 2017 release. The fictional setting was inspired by Europe, but the movie’s cast will be Japanese.
Some of the actors resemble the characters better than others.
“I want to depict something that follows the original work as much as possible,” Sori said. “The cast is entirely Japanese, but the setting is Europe. However, their race and nationality isn’t expressed in a specific form.”
Well, other than them being entirely Japanese and speaking in Japanese, but there you go.
Considering how the country has seen a string of bad anime and manga live-action movie versions, the reaction online so far in Japan hasn’t been hopeful for this latest effort.
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