07 February, 2012

REVIEW: Fullmetal Alchemist the Sacred Star of Milos

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos

Directed by: Kazuya Murata

Studio: BONES & Aniplex

Genre: Sci-Fi

Runtime: 110 minutes


After a mysterious prisoner with only a few weeks left on his sentence breaks out of prison in Central City, the Elric brothers attempt to track him down. The search leads them to Table City in the southwestern country of Creta, where Alphonse rescues a young alchemist named Julia from the very man they are trying to capture. In the thick of the fight, they literally tumble into Julia's home turf, the slums of Milos Valley, and are embroiled in the grassroots rebellion of her people.


So while I was up in Columbus, Ohio for Ohayocon 2012 the movie theater on The Ohio State University campus was playing this movie and being the FMA fan I am I had to go see it! If you’re a fan of the Fullmetal Alchemist series then you will immediately feel at home with this new movie. The story takes place somewhere in the middle of the Brotherhood story line which is nice and it feels like an extra chapter to the story and not something just thrown together. The new characters and story fit nicely into the FMA universe. Even if you have never seen anything FMA you will still enjoy the ride since the story does a good job of filling in new comers to what is going on. My friend who is not a anime fan had no idea what FMA was and he still was highly entertained and thought it was a good movie.

The animation and special effects is top notch! It was glorious to watch on the big screen of a movie theater with the added bonus of an amazing sound system. The Scared Star of Milos is nothing new or ground breaking in animation but it is what most anime movies should be, a nice addition to the series and leaves you feeling happy to see your favorite characters one more time. OtakuStew.net gives Fullmetal Alchemist: the Sacred Star of Milos…
Four out of Five stars...
I highly enjoyed this movie and if you get the chance to watch it in a theater you should do it because it is great on the big screen!

Sources: FMA the Scared Star of Milos Wiki

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