FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST PREMIERE
Director Fumihiko Sori To Attend As Guest
ABOUT THE PREMIERE
Anime NYC powered by Crunchyroll is proud to present the live-action Fullmetal Alchemist film’s exclusive US Premiere on November 19 as the Closing Film of the inaugural Anime NYC convention!
Fullmetal Alchemist, which tells the story of two alchemist brothers seeking the Philosopher’s Stone, is one of the year’s most anticipated films in Japan and for anime fans around the world, with its original manga series having sold over 70 million copies worldwide!
Fullmetal Alchemist Director Fumihiko Sori will make a rare appearance at Anime NYC to introduce the film and sign autographs for fans before the debut, which will be the film’s first screening in the US ahead of its premiere in Japanese theaters later this year.
The Fullmetal Alchemist US Premiere will take place at 3 PM on Sunday, November 19 on Anime NYC’s Main Stage.
The Fullmetal Alchemist Premiere is exclusively open to Anime NYC attendees, with tickets for the Premiere available for an additional $10. You must have a Weekend, Sunday, Panelist, or Exhibitor Badge as well as a Premiere ticket to attend this screening. Premiere tickets are now sold out!
Fullmetal Alchemist admission is included with VIP tickets. No additional ticket is required for VIPs.
Press looking to attend MUST speak with Anime NYC’s Press Team before the event to confirm admission. A Press badge alone does not guarantee access.
Director Sori’s autograph signing is free, with no additional ticket required. Further signing details will be revealed soon.
ABOUT FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST
Fullmetal Alchemist held its worldwide premiere as the Opening Film of the Tokyo International Film Festival on October 25, and it will open in Japanese theaters on December 1. The live-action film features an all-star cast including Ryosuke Yamada (Edward Elric), Tsubasa Honda (Winry Rockbell), Dean Fujioka (Roy Mustang), and Yasuko Matsuyuki (Lust). Japanese singer MISIA performs the film’s theme.
The film is based on the original Fullmetal Alchemist manga created by Hiromu Arakawa. Set in a world where alchemy is one of the most advanced sciences, it follows two brothers in search of the fabled Philosopher’s Stone. Published between 2001 and 2010, the manga ranked repeatedly on BookScan and USA Today’s top graphic novel lists, and the series’ first volume was the top-selling graphic novel in America in 2005.
Arakawa’s original comic has since given birth to two animated series and movies, with the upcoming live-action film a new telling of this beloved adventure. Fans can read Arakawa’s original comic in the US through VIZ Media and watch its animated adaptations on Blu-ray from Funimation and online at Crunchyroll.