The Elric brothers are back in a live-action movie set for release in winter of 2017
For those of you new to the franchise, the story follows brothers Edward and Alphose Elric as they use alchemy to battle baddies and search for the mythical Philosopher’s Stone. Alchemy is regarded as a form of magic and follows alchemy’s law of Equivalent Exchange — basically the law of conservation of mass and energy.
“Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return. To obtain, something of equal value must be lost.”
Early on, the brothers lose their mother to the plague and try to resurrect her using a forbidden transmutation technique. The transmutation backfires taking Edward’s left leg as well as Alphose’s body and creates a melted zombie out of their mother. Talk about scarred. Without hesitation Edward sacrifices his right arm to bind his little brother’s soul to a suit of armor.
Edward gains the title of “Fulletal Alchemist” owing to his use of prosthetic automail limbs and alchemy involving metal materials. And so the story unfolds.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
If you haven’t already, check out the anime series Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. Skip the original Fullmetal Alchemist show. It is a waste of time and baloney sandwich. Brotherhood more closely follows the manga and is better in every way possible. The series has also been rated one of the best anime shows of all time.
And without further ado…