TWO BROTHERS. ONE MISSION! MADMAN RELEASES FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST ON DVD.
MELBOURNE, Wednesday, 6 April 2005 - As children, two brothers Edward and Alphonse used the clandestine science of Alchemy to try the unthinkable - resurrect their dead mother. They failed, unleashing an alchemic reaction that ripped their bodies apart. Four years later, Ed and Al are on a quest to find a philospher's stone rumoured to be able to amplify their alchemical powers and bring their bodies back to normal. And it appears they may have found it.
This is the year's biggest anime debut! FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST is based on the best selling manga by Hiromu Arakawa. The universal appeal of this series lies in the themes of loss, suffering and the journey to redemption, as well as the fast-paced supernatural action. FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST is destined to outstrip HARRY POTTER for sheer brilliance and wizardry.
The anime hails from the animation powerhouse Studio BONES - the name behind such innovative titles as COWBOY BEBOP THE MOVIE and RAXHEPHON- along with Sony's Aniplex animation studio. This creative pedigree together with multiple video game releases and chart-topping theme songs by major label artists such as J-rock supergroup L'Arc en Ciel have positioned FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST at the top tier of anime releases in Japan.
Madman Entertainment has also transmuted sheet aluminium into ultra-collectable LIMITED EDITION TINS to house the first 5 of 13 DVDs in the series (2 more Limited Edition Tins will be available with Volume 6 and 10) that include Volume 1 and the bonus CD soundtrack.
"Entertaining, heart-breaking and thought-provoking. One of-if not the-greatest anime ever." Anime Insider
"It's not unusual for anime series to veer wildly between comic and dramatic, but Fullmetal Alchemist does so hard and fast enough to leave viewers with whiplash." SCI-FI Magazine
" .this is one anime series you can't afford to miss." Newtype Magazine
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