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New FMA to run in Asia same week as Japan

smeagolsmeagol PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
Yes, there is a new Fullmetal Alchemist series that is not a sequel, but more like a reboot where this time it will be a lot more faithful to the manga. The first anime series decided to go original with the plot after the 25th episode.


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speaking of the cast, only the previous voice actors of Ed, Al, Hughes, Armstrong, King Bradley remain the same.


Romi Paku as Edward Elric
Rie Kugimiya as Alphonse Elric
Megumi Takamoto as Winry Rockbell
Shinichiro Miki as Roy Mustang
Fumiko Orikasa as Riza Hawkeye
Kenji Utsumi as Alex Louis Armstrong
Keiji Fujiwara as Maes Hughes
Yuji Ueda as Jean Havoc
Kenji Hamada as Vato Falman
Kaori Nazuka as Maria Ross
Hidekatsu Shibata as King Bradley
Kenta Miyake as Scar
Kikuko Inoue as Lust
Tetsu Shiratori as Gluttony
Minami Takayama as Envy
Hiroyuki Yoshino as Kimblee
Kouichi Yamadera as Isaac



Character: Winry
Actor: Megumi Takamoto
Previous roles: Chao Rinshen in Negima!?

Character: Roy Mustang (this is the biggest surprise)
Actor: Shinichiro Miki
Previous Roles: Urahara Kisuke in Bleach, Allen in Escaflowne: the Movie, Kurz Weber in Full Metal Panic!, Takumi Fujiwara from Initial D, Kyuzo in Samurai 7, Yohji in Weiss Kruez, Lockon Stratos in Gundam 00

Character: Riza Hawkeye
Actor: Fumiko Orikasa
Previous Roles: Rukia Kuchiki in Bleach, Shirley Fenette in Code Geass, Seras Victoria in Hellsing, Miss Valentine in One Piece, Kirara Mikumari in Samurai 7, Makino Ruki in Digimon Tamers

Alex Louis Armstrong will be played by his original actor (Kenji Utsumi)
Jean Havoc's new actor (Yuji Ueda) played Zolf Kimblee in the first FMA anime… that should be interesting…
Fuhrer King Bradley will be played by his original actor Hidekatsu Shibata

The rest of the cast got new actors or actresses.






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as for the thread title,


Animax Asia will run 2009 Fullmetal Alchemist in the same week as Japan premieres each episode

This means that the 2009 anime adaptation of Hiromu Arakawa's Fullmetal Alchemist dark fantasy manga will premiere in Southeast Asia, the Philippines, Taiwan, and South Asia on Friday, April 10 at 8:30 p.m., or six days after its Japanese premiere.

Animax Asia's press release also confirmed the English name for the second Fullmetal Alchemist television series: Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood will have English and Chinese subtitles. Animax Asia will repeat the episodes in primetime and in a weekend marathon every month.

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