That's right, we finally have an official title for the new Fullmetal Alchemist anime, to set it apart from the original series. As referred to in a press release
issued today by Animax Asia, next month's series will be called Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
, and as previously stated, it will begin airing in Japan from April 5.
Animax Asia will broadcast each episode from the new anime six days after its Japanese premiere (but only in Southeast Asia), something they're particularly proud of. Though not as proud as of their "world's first same-time simulcast" they claim with the Tears to Tiara
anime - also starting on April 5.
Along with huge artworks for both FMA: Brotherhood
and Tears to Tiara
that we added to our gallery, said press release also comes with this hefty synopsis.
"Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is set in a fictional world where alchemy - the transmutation of raw materials into objects - is science and the way of life. The brand new anime series is based on Hiromu Arakawa hit manga series which follows the well-loved Elric brothers Edward and Alphonse on their perilous journey in search of the legendary Philosopher's Stone. They set forth in the hope that the magical artefact can restore their bodies after a failed alchemy experiment to revive their dead mother cost Edward's left leg and right arm; as well as Alphonse's entire body, leaving his soul affixed to a suit of armour."
Fullmetal Alchemist also had an imposing presence at this week's Tokyo International Anime Fair, of course, and Gigazine
has plenty of photos from Aniplex's booth. Posters
, more posters
, a huge gate, a huge statue, and even a transmutation circle
on the floor. Is it me, or does that look like a dancing game floor?