Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa (2005)

PG-13   |    |  Animation, Action, Adventure


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Edward Elric, an alchemist from an alternate world, races to prevent the Thule Society from harnessing alchemy to wage war on his home.


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Cast & Crew

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Director:

Seiji Mizushima

Writers:

Hiromu Arakawa (characters), Shô Aikawa (script), Jared Hedges (script writer)

Awards

5 wins.

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21 March 2018 | filmfan1991
Great conclusion to the original FMA
"Conqueror of Shamballa" serves to conclude the original anime after that series ended on a bittersweet note. I was excited when I first saw this film back in the day to see how everything ended and it didn't disappoint.

All the characters who lived are back and everything is different. The characters are a few years older and more mature. The story does an interesting take on the idea of parallel universes and we get to see alter egos of characters in Ed and Alphonse's world in the real world setting of Europe cira 1925. Ed and Alphonse are separated on both sides of the gate and both are attempting to return to each other. In the midst of all this a fringe group of the Nazis is studying alchemy in an attempt to pass through the gate and conquer the alternate world in order to fuel their supplies for war.

It moves at a brisk pace and has great action sequences befitting of FMA. The animation has much better production value than the show (although some of the CG used hasn't aged well) and makes great use of color for both worlds. The film has a good villain but not as good as in the series.

I can't recommend this film to people who haven't seen the show because it requires prior knowledge of the show to understand the events of the film. If you liked the original "FMA" then you will most likely enjoy this film.

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Details

Release Date:

25 August 2006

Language

Romany, Japanese, German


Country of Origin

Japan

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,197,984

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