From Here to There to Japan One Day

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Conqueror Of Shamballa

I gave one of my siblings strict instructions to purchase this movie for me last Christmas. I had just finished viewing the series on satellite television and I was so happy that the series ending happened to coincide with the release of this movie back in September of 2007. I placed myself in suspense for nearly three months, but I did enjoy Fullmetal Alchemist: The Conqueror of Shamballa. It was interesting to see how the Full Metal Alchemist series would be tied up, especially the fact of how Edward would adapt to life in our world just before the time of the Second World War. 

The movie picks up a few years later, after the somewhat unfinished ending of the final episode of the series. I’ve heard a lot of criticism about the movie, but I feel that they tied up the series permanently so as to leave Fullmetal Alchemist as a stellar example of anime. 

Edward has lost his alchemic powers but has now devoted his time to another form of science. He now focuses on physics, especially in the area of rocketry with a person who has a more than slight resemblance to Alphonse. As the planet Earth is parallel to Amestris, Edward encounters many people who he knew in Amestris that have died, but on Earth they are still alive. After saving a gypsy woman called Noa from the circus, Edward becomes entangled in a plot that endangers not only Earth but also Amestris.

Whilst in Amestris, Alphonse has become a State Alchemist and is determined to find out what has become of Edward at the other side of the gate. Alphonse has also lost all of his memories of his travels with his brother and so he has to rely on the other characters who knew them to recount all of their adventures. Eventually the Elric brothers are reunited but they have to contend against the Thule Society in order to close the gate between Earth and Amestris.

I tried to find a pretty good video that wouldn’t give away too many spoilers, so here’s a taster of Fullmetal Alchemist: The Conqueror Of Shamballa. The music in this video is The Mission by 30 Seconds To Mars.



One Response to “Fullmetal Alchemist: The Conqueror Of Shamballa”

  1. […] to be a series that explains the gap of time in between the end of the last season and before the movie? Or will it be a tagged onto the end of the FMA movie where there’s a very little chance of […]

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