Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos
Title Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos
Japan Release Date July 2, 2011
US Release Date April 24, 2012
Run time 110 mins
Language Japanese/English/Spanish/Italian

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos (鋼の錬金術師 嘆きの丘(ミロス)の聖なる星, Hagane no Renkinjutsushi: Mirosu no Sei-naru Hoshi) is an animated movie based off the storyline of the manga and the second anime. It is the second film based on the popular Fullmetal Alchemist franchise, the first being Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa. It premiered in Japan on July 2nd, 2011 and a subtitled version made its American premiere at Otakon in Baltimore. The movie was followed by a Q and A with the film's director Murata Kasuya. FUNimation released the Japanese version of Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos in theaters in early 2012 and on DVD and Blu-ray in the spring.

At the end of the last episode of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, an announcement was made declaring that a Brotherhood movie had been green-lit and would be coming to Japanese theaters at some point in the near future. On November 14, 2010, the movie website launched a teaser trailer stating that the movie's title would be Fullmetal Alchemist: Milos no Seinaru Hoshi and that it would be released in the summer of 2011. The film appears to take place in the middle of Episode 21 of Brotherhood (as Alphonse is able to transmute without a transmutation circle and Mustang's subordinates have not yet been split up by Führer Bradley, while Edward has not yet visited Xerxes). It involves movie-only characters and an original story, including what appears to be a Werewolf chimera, an army of winged soldiers, an alchemist with a talent in water transmutations, and a mysterious castle named Table City. The film, contrary to many rumors, is animated and not live-action.

By the style of the film's visuals, it is a definite departure from the style of both anime series and the manga. The colors are sharper with a lack of shading on character models. The eyes are rarely shaded, and are only accentuated by small details of lighter hues. The style and color of Riza Hawkeye's eye is slightly different, the shape of Roy Mustang's eyes are different as well, Edward Elric's hair is usually outlined with a similar color of blond, but it is outlined with black similar to the first series of the Fullmetal Alchemist, and there are no "sharp edges" as the ends of everyone's hair is curved, giving it a blunt look. The animation is also much simpler and the frame rate is visible to the naked eye.




  • Milos could also be seen as yet another Ishval, but pursued by a number of forces due to it being close to the Amestrian border but within Cretan territory.
    • Unlike Ishval, however, Milos was desired purely for the potential alchemic amplification any Sanguine Stars it could produce would give.
  • In a way, this film hearkens back to an image from the final arc of the first Fullmetal Alchemist anime series, in that Ed and Al find an abandoned city beneath the current Table City, and it seems that the underground city was either deliberately buried (both to hide it from the current population and also as part of its function in forging a Sanguine Star) or that it came to its current location because the original population of Table City created the cataclysm when they created a Star 400 years earlier, which drew the attention of the Cretans in the first place.
  • To mark the July 2 opening of the Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos film, the Pia Eiga Seikatsu website posted an exclusive video "interview" with the stars of the film, Edward and Alphonse Elric (as voiced by Romi Park and Rie Kugimiya, respectively). In keeping with the spirit of Hiromu Arakawa's original manga and the two television anime, the interviewer has trouble early on in figuring out who the "Fullmetal Alchemist" is. (The interview has cameos by the other stars of the anime.) Also includes 3 "Study" sessions with "Professor" Mustang, teaching Winry and Hawkeye about Creta and Milos. These specials are included on the DVD of the movie.[1]




References Edit

  1. [MAL] Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos Specials

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