Anime NYC to Host Live-Action Fullmetal Alchemist Screening With Director Fumihiko Sori
The first Anime NYC convention will screen the live-action film of Hiromu Arakawa‘s Fullmetal Alchemist manga as its closing film at 3:00 p.m. on November 19. The film’s director Fumihiko Sori will attend the screening.
The screening will be the film’s United States premiere. Tickets will be available to Anime NYC attendees for US$10. Admission is included with VIP passes.
Fullmetal Alchemist will open the Tokyo International Film Festival on October 25 for its world premiere. The film will have IMAX and 4DX screenings in Japan. It will open on about 400 screens in Japan on December 1.
The film tells the story in one complete film. Ed is being aged up to 20 years old; he was originally 15 in the manga. Alphonse will be rendered in full CG.
Anime NYC will also host the United States premiere of the Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: Bandit Flower compilation film and a Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt anime music concert led by composer Naruyoshi Kikuchi on November 19. Additionally, Yoko Ishida, Chihiro Yonekura, and TRUE will perform at Anisong World Matsuri’s Anime Diva Night concert on November 17. Princess Principal director Masaki Tachibana will be a guest at the event.
The convention will be held at the Javits Center from November 17-19. Crunchyroll is the convention’s title sponsor, with Funimation, Viz Media, Kinokuniya Bookstore, Yen Press, Kodansha Comics, Sentai Filmworks, Vertical, Tokyo Otaku Mode, Sunrise, and Aniplex also listed as sponsors.
Source: Comic Natalie
Update: More screening details added.