FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: THE SACRED STAR OF MILOS
Hagane no renkinjutsushi: Mirosu no seinaru hoshi
Kazuya Murata / Japan / 2011 / 110 min / Japanese with English subtitles / color / digitalTweet
FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: THE SACRED STAR OF MILOS is the second animated film based off the popular Fullmetal Alchemist manga and anime series. Set in a fictional universe where alchemy is common practice, brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric search for the Philosopher’s Stone to restore their bodies after a failed attempt to bring their mother back to life through alchemy.
We join Ed and Al as they travel through Table City, a circular valley next to the country of Creta. The people of Table City, known as the Milos, had their land taken by the Cretans and are forced to live in the valley where they are constantly persecuted. Once Ed and Al discover the Philosopher’s Stone is somewhere in Table City, they must help the Milos people, including two mysterious strangers, rebel against the Cretans and reclaim their land while also discovering the secrets surrounding the city itself.
Murata successfully mixes drama, comedy and a whole lot of action into one film. Intense action dominates most of the film, but Murata is able to seamlessly blend light-hearted humor throughout to form a satisfying result. The inclusion of new characters and a separate side story from the anime series make FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: THE SACRED STAR OF MILOS a must-see experience for hardcore fans as well as newcomers to the series. – James Paguyo
Co-presented by: Anime Conji, Cal Animage Beta - UCSD's Official Anime Club
- Director: Kazuya Murata
- Cast: Rie Kugimiya, Romi Pak