Full metal alchemist may not have released any new anime episodes in 2022, but the anime series did release two new live-action movies that are currently streaming on Netflix. Both The Avenging Scar and The Final Transmutation played out the rest of anime history after 2017’s first live-action movie that brought Edward and Alphonse Elric to the real world, and now a cosplayer has not only tried his hand at once, showing Al in a new light, but guides anime fans through the process of creating this intricate armor.
Alphonse’s story was quite tragic as he attempted to revive his mother with his brother Edward, while the pair of young boys were unaware of the horrors they would unleash thanks to the alchemical experiment they underwent. While Edward lost both an arm and a leg in their attempt, Al may have suffered an arguably worse fate, with Ed using his skills at the last minute to transfer his brother’s soul into a suit of armor before losing it forever. Without a body inside, Al had some serious strength supporting him throughout his journey learning the dark secrets of the government as well as working to learn the secrets of alchemy.
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Instagram Cosplayer Kaida Cosplay walked Fullmetal Alchemist fans through the process of creating the armor that Alphonse was trapped inside throughout the anime series, and also showed off the finished product that would make big Elric brother proud:
This is as Elon himself wrote it. Fantastic. pic.twitter.com/Qh23huv3jL
— Diogo Freire (@DioMF) 5 November 2022
Currently, no plans have been revealed in terms of potentially visiting the world of the Elric brothers via a Fullmetal Alchemist sequel and/or spin-off series. Creator Hiromu Arakawa is currently working on a new manga series titled Tsugai of the Underworld, which has yet to be confirmed for an anime adaptation, but considering the popularity of Fullmetal Alchemist, it may only be a matter of time.
The live-action films adapted a good portion of the anime’s history, and if you haven’t had the chance to check out the trilogy, they are currently available to stream, but much like a future anime, a fourth film in the trilogy seems unlikely at this point.
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