Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: July 06, 2021 at 10:04 AM PHT (GMT+8)
In celebration of Hiromu Arakawa's 'Fullmetal Alchemist (Hagane no Renkinjutsushi)' 20th anniversary since its serialization in Square Enix's Monthly Shonen Gangan released on July 12, 2001, a 20th Anniversary Special Program will be broadcast on July 12 at 8:00 PM JST via Shonen Gangan YouTube Live and Twitter. In addition to introducing various projects such as a gift campaign to commemorate the anniversary, the first ban information will be announced.
Japanese voice actresses Romi Park, who played Ed, and Rie Kugimiya, who played Al, in the anime version, will make an appearance on the event to look back on the charm and memories of "Fullmetal Alchemist."
"Fullmetal Alchemist" is a fantasy depicting the journey of the national alchemist Ed and his younger brother Al. The original manga series written and illustrated by Hiromu Arakawa was serialized in Square Enix's Monthly Shōnen Gangan shōnen manga anthology magazine between July 2001 and June 2010. It has been collected into twenty-seven tankōbon volumes.
It inspired a TV anime series of the same title 'Fullmetal Alchemist' in 2003–2004 with a loose adaption with a mostly anime original story by Studio BONES and Mainichi Broadcasting System (MBS), and 'Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood' 2009-2010, a retelling that faithfully adapts the original manga by Studio BONES.
It was also adapted into two feature-length anime films; Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa, a sequel/conclusion to the 2003 series, and Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos, set during the time period of Brotherhood.
Source: Comic Natalie