Fullmetal Alchemist live action film is coming to Netflix on February 19

Get ready FMA fans! The Fullmetal Alchemist live action film that was released in December 2017 is coming very soon to Netflix. The film is included in the list of incoming titles for February and is listed as a “Netfilix Original”. The Fumihiko Sori-directed adaptation officially hits the streaming service on February 19!

It was previously announced that the film will open in over 190 countries but did not specify further details. Now we get information on the film’s exclusive distribution through Netflix, to be released just a few months after it opened in Japan.

The film first held its overseas premiere in the US at Anime NYC on November 19.


FullMetal Alchemist: A Netflix Original
2017 2h 14m
While alchemist Edward Elric searches for a way to restore his brother Al’s body, the military government and mysterious monsters are watching closely.

Starring: Ryosuke Yamada, Tsubasa Honda, Dean Fujioka
Genres: Action & Adventure, Asian Action Movies, Dramas, International Movies, Japanese Movies
Director: Fumihiko Sori

  • Comments

    • Himi Tsu

      WTF O_o As much as I’m really excited to be able to watch the movie (I’m not a Netflix User though), since WHEN is this movie a “Netflix Original” ?

      And I was still hoping for a Cinema release here since they announced so many countries, but if it’s though Netflix, that’s just a so wrong headline / advertising.

      • neko

        They do that to everything they dub or distribute

      • Reileen

        what is wrong with the advertising?
        Netflix often buys licensing rights to foreign shows and labels them as “Netflix originals”, doesn’t always mean it was made by them

        • Himi Tsu

          To me, Netflix Original means a work where Netflix really participated, being with financement, with directing or anything during the whole making of the TV Serie / Movie. I do feel that the “Original” wording is kind of wrong. Something like “Exclusive” would be more appropriate, in such case.

          Beside that, my sentence about the advertising, I meant about the previous one – reported on multiple websites – that the movie would be released in 190 countries – strongly hinted (or even wrote in some cases) in Cinema.

          Of course, when you think about it now that this news is out, it’s quite “logical” that the previous announcement meant Netflix. After all, touching that many countries are much more easier though some website like Netflix.

          • Reileen

            maybe Netflix should change their wording bec I agree, the word Original can imply otherwise. But as it is, “Netflix Original” is used not only for Netflix produced content but also for films they acquire exclusive distribution of

            they never specified the method of release, just that will be released in 190 countries, which is the kind of reach of Netflix. If you think about it now, getting theatrical release for all 190 countries for FMA is very hard to do lol

            • Himi Tsu

              Yep :/ Even more when they have both either their own production or their exclusive distribution.

              Exactly! your last paragraph was what I tried to say last comment, but your wording is much better :)

    • Wow wow wow I’m not sure how to feel about everything but okay!

    • Satowwwshi

      I didn’t know that it was such a flop in Japan :-/ but, at least they’re giving it another chance (somehow lol)

    • MrM

      Old news. It will come to my country via Netflix dubbed.
      It’s a strategy, since the movie didn’t go well in Japan. I think they will do the same with Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure.
      Maybe Gintama and Blade of the Immortal will hit the theaters around the world (the first one was a box office hit in Japan and the second was praised in United States).
      All the movies above are properties of Warner Bros Japan.

      • Elodie Genia

        dubbed ? T-T

      • The movie didnt do well in Japan? :O

    • Keny

      that’s i think the third time we see johnny’s on netflix. after sz on fuller house and nino on iwo jima. and idc what reasons they have to put this movie on netflix, i am living for it.

      • Reileen

        first is Johnnys West. they have a freaking drama on Netflix

      • neko

        Nino´s one isn´t available here , but yep Johnnys West one is totally produced by netflix

    • Pipe’sIDIC

      Sooo, Netflix and Johnnys are definitely in biznez!

      Johnnys world domination is at hand. Harharhar

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