Recent Fullmetal Alchemist News
22 August 2012
Tonight at midnight (11pm CST), Adult Swim's Toonami block will air Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa.
Michiyoshi Minamisawa, the president of the talent agency 81 Produce, announced on Wednesday that voice actor Iemasa Kayumi passed away on September 30 while undergoing medical treatment. He was 81 and would turn 82 on October 30th.
Kayumi’s numerous roles include Paragus in Dragon Ball Z movie 8: The Legendary Super Saiyan, Kurotowa in Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Oslo Vislar in Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva, Free Planets Alliance High Council Chairman Joan Rebello in Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Lepka in Conan, the Boy in Future, James Black in Detective Conan: Dimensional Sniper, Ernst Von Bähbem in RahXephon, Cobra Nefertari in One Piece, Eisuke Hayamizu in Glass Mask (2005), Nanakamado-Hakase in Pocket Monsters: Diamond & Pearl, Father and the Narrator in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and Dr. Schrader in Darker than Black. Most recently, he played Dullan in the final episodes of Space Dandy Season 2. Argurably his best known role in video games was Slayer in the Guilty Gear franchise and recently voiced Khalia Chival VI from Final Fantasy Type-0. In foreign works, he was the voice of Frank Sinatra, Yves Montand, James Garner, and Donald Sutherland in Japanese dubs. He also voiced Bill in the Kill Bill films, Saruman in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and Magneto in the X-Men film franchise.
The Dallas Voice news website is reporting on Thursday that stage actor and voice actor Jerry Russell passed away on Wednesday night surrounded by his family. Russell was 77. Russell’s anime voice acting work includes Tim Marcoh in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, General Froi Tiedoll in D.Gray-man, Ohji in Casshern Sins, Papa in Funimation's dub of Initial D, Kogan Iwamoto in Shigurui, Aroldo Eklund in Spice and Wolf II, Saburota Negishi in Princess Jellyfish, and Lamies in Shakugan no Shana III (Final), among others. His latest work with Funimation included Grandpa Nirasaki in Wolf Children, and Chen Guoming in Jormungand.
Russell had checked in to a hospital last week for a surgical procedure, but developed complications after getting pneumonia. Aside from his voice acting work, Russell was also the founder of Fort Worth’s Stage West Theatre. Russell is also the father of Texas Senator Wendy Davis.
It is reported that veteran voice actor Kenji Utsumi passed away at 15:01 today (June 13th) due to cancerous peritonitis, age 75. He debuted as a voice actor in 1963 and has appeared in many roles, the most famous being Senbei Norimaki in "Dr. Slump", Raoh in "Hokuto no Ken" and more recently Alex Louis Armstrong from all animes and movies of "Fullmetal Alchemist" franchise. He also served as voice actor in dubbing of foreign movies and as narrator in TV programs. He is survived by his wife, Michiko Nomura, a voice actress.
The Supermodel Mizuki Yamamoto (22 years old) wanted to marry Edward Elric when she was little. Thus, Hiromu Arakawa, author of Fullmetal Alchemist, made a beautiful dedication to the supermodel, who was moved to tears in the show "Meringue no Kimochi".
Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine has announced that Hiromu Arakawa's next title and first weekly manga project "Gin no Saji" (Silver Spoon) will begin circulation in their April 6th issue. It has been revealed that the story will be set in a high school of Japan's Hokkaido prefecture. Read more on ANN here.
Fullmetal Alchemist Bonus Chapter: Another Journey's End released
The September issue of Square Enix's Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine is announcing on Thursday that Hiromu Arakawa is drawing a new special Fullmetal Alchemist side story manga in the next issue on September 11.
Chapter 108 (Final Chapter) of Fullmetal Alchemist manga released
Chapter 107 of Fullmetal Alchemist manga released
Chapter 106 of Fullmetal Alchemist manga released
Chapter 105 of Fullmetal Alchemist manga released
Chapter 104 of Fullmetal Alchemist manga released
Chapter 103 of Fullmetal Alchemist manga released
Chapter 102 of Fullmetal Alchemist manga released
Chapter 101 of Fullmetal Alchemist manga released
New chapter of the Fullmetal Alchemist manga released.