Sunday, October 2, 2011

"Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos" comes to Toronto courtesy of Reel Asian

by Chris MaGee

Now that we're moving into October, and full strength autumn, Toronto Asian film fans are starting to look forward to one of the biggest annual events to hit the city. From November 8th to the 13th the 15th annual Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival will be bringing some of the best new films from across East Asia to movie-goers.

Just this past week Reel Asian shared a sneak peek of a few of their centerpiece screenings, and in amongst films from Hong Kong, Vietnam and China is one from Japan, a film that will really please anime enthusiasts. Screening as part of this year's Reel Asian line-up will be Kasuya Murata's "Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos", the second feature-length film based on Hiromu Arakawa's manga and the TBS animated series. The film follows the Elric Brotehrs, two alchemists, who pursue a mysterious escaped prisoner with the help of a female alchemist named Julia. Like the first "Full Metal Alchemist" film, 2005's "Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa", This latest installment is produced by the folks at anime studio BONES. Check out the trailer below for some dazzling animation, and then head to the official website of the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival here to check out what other sneak peeks the fest programmers have let slip.

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