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Another brief look at the upcoming live action Full Metal Alchemist film has kindled hope in the minds of some who are fed up with god awful live action adaptations, with this latest trailer showing off some impressive 3D CG but bound to infuriate some over the fact that the cast does not consist of European actors (presumably classing as a case of yellow-washing).

The short trailer, which also unveils the entire body of Alphonse:

Many have concerns however over how much of the source material the film will take into consideration, a decision that could very well lead to the film’s downfall

Otaku should brush up on their alchemy skills before the live action Full Metal Alchemist movie launches on December 1st.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    09:34 10/04/2017 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Seems like both Japan and Hollywood pick the wrong movies to adapt. Both Attack on Titan and Fullmetal Alchemist have clearly non-Asian settings and characters but the leads are Japanese. Fullmetal even had a movie set in WWII Germany

    Comment by Anonymous

    The "whitewashing" in Ghost in the Shell wasn't a thing. It was solely SJW without any knowledge of the franchise triggering on behalf of all the offended Japanese, all the while pushing for racist alternative of using Chinese actors, because they all look the same anyway...

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:32 10/04/2017 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Yellow-washing or not, the trailer looks absolute shit, like really bad bad.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:42 11/04/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't think bad is enough to describe this. How about the apocalypses?

    This movie looks horrendous!!!

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    Comment by MARl0
    11:59 10/04/2017 # ! Good (+0.4)

    This looks seriously bad. Ed looks like a generic cosplayer.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:55 10/04/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    This be tons CRAP.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:40 10/04/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Power fullmetal rangers?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:54 10/04/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Yeah no, this trailer looks like garbage.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:25 10/04/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Im more upset about real life-washing, seriously stop replacing 2d characters with real people.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:28 11/04/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    You got that right. They should just stop while they are behind. If we want to see real people act stupid, we would have just watch all the "mainstream" normal shows, most of them garbage.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:48 10/04/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Nobody is upset about "yellow-washing", it's really funny after recent bitching about white-washing in Western adaptations, but it was completely expected. Only white people are expected to step aside for diversity.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:22 10/04/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I'm upset!

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:12 10/04/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Its japanese live action based on japanese anime for japanese people. People who whine about 'diversity' should make something original once in a while.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:32 10/04/2017 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Edward is definitely European, just like Lin Yao is Chinese and Izumi Curtis is Japanese. The thing is, there is almost no White actor able to speak perfect Japanese, so the movie would have to be in English, and Japanese directors have no idea how to direct English speaking people. So, yeah, Yellow-washing is shit, but they have the excuse of not being to produce a correctly casted show.
    But the show will be shit anyway, so who cares?

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:37 11/04/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actresses arent payed to speak English. Your bigger picture is west-centered. Just watch dubbed stuff.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:51 11/04/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tao Okamoto
    Eriko Hatsune
    Rinko Kikuchi
    Rila Fukushima
    Youki Kudoh
    Keiko Kitagawa

    There you go.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:53 10/04/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tao Okamoto
    Eriko Hatsune
    Rinko Kikuchi
    Rila Fukushima
    Youki Kudoh
    Keiko Kitagawa
    Koyuki Kato

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:19 10/04/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    iunno, Rinko Kikuchi? She was in Pacific Rim and it was fine.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:46 10/04/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    nice troll 11:10 ~~

    "there's nothing but white actor in the US, not our fault" wwwww

    Comment by Anonymous

    What does tits have to do with acting, it's not one of your cosplay pornos you dumb shit

    Comment by Anonymous

    ur dumb you must not have seen Majors Chest, Scarlet is already 2 small this chick is straight out flat

    Comment by Anonymous

    My reply to that is the same can be said about GITS, Can anyone name a Japanese actress that can speak English good enough so that an western audience can understand them. People need to quit bitching about race washing because the actors do not speak the language of the target region good enough for them to be understood... I don't know about any of you, I'm not gonna set through a 2+ hour move and read subtitles. It's a waste of money. and dub-overs are really shit now-a-days. So everyone that complains about race-washing needs to chill the fuck out and look at the bigger picture.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:20 10/04/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    But in the japanese series it's clear that edward is not japanese and that hes european. You just sound like another whiner to me.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:32 10/04/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Yo, how is it hard for you ppl to understand that Japan isn't like USA. Their society has a population with less than 5% non-Japanese and less than 1% non-Asian(i.e. white, black, hispanic, etc.) with even fewer actually able to act. The same can't be said about America, which has a very sizable non-white population.

    You ppl bitching about Japan making an all-japanese film set in Europe fail to see that there's not that many Europeans in Japan that can speak fluent Japanese as well as act.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:19 10/04/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    "edward is not japanese and that hes european" anon:
    Tell us in what part of Europe exactly Amestris country is located?
    also, the GITS movie's problem is not being race-washed. it's just scarjoh's acting and script both suck balls.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:12 17/04/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    @09:32
    ship some german actors over temporarily and have them speak german. maybe even get a german director. the japanese release could then just have subtitles or at worst dub the actors.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:53 11/04/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Uhm if they believe it's whitewashed then why would they support it by paying to see it.

    Wouldn't that just support the problem they don't agree with.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:17 11/04/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    didn't one of the FMA movies imply Amestris is, at least in part, Germany? Even the author said it was based on a mishmash of various european contries. I'm pretty sure the blue eyes, blond hair and non-japanese names are a pretty big clue as long as you not willfully ignorant

    Comment by Anonymous

    OMG EXACTLY!
    The people complaining about Hollywood whitewashing are wondering that exact thing. How can a country such as the u.s. that's so rich in diversity not utilize the resources it has plenty of.

    Because they don't want to.

    The biggest excuse is Hollywood cast the actors that's a guarantee box-office draw.
    Well my question is how are actors of diversity going to become that guarantee box-office draw when they aren't given much chance & not given the opportunity.

    Comment by Anonymous

    The problem is these are the same people bitching about GITS, being race-washed. They haven't even seen the damn movie and they had already blasted it. That's the damn problem

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:45 13/04/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    These characters are european. Asian washing for sure. Movie looks dumb.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:59 10/04/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    >Trisha
    >Edward
    >Al

    Sure is pretty Asian huh. Love how Mikasa in the live action SnK wasn't a rare asian and was actually surrounded by yellow Eren and yellow Armin.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:20 10/04/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    The problem is that the characters are played by asians despite being hardly "asian". Sure, you can say it's a different world but they're supposed to be analogous to the "west".

    Comment by Anonymous

    can't make the difference between a movie aimed at local audience with reasonable budget and a movie aimed at worldwide audience with fucking huge budget, can we?

    Comment by Anonymous

    that's pure and utter bullshit because the japanese movie producers know that these franchises have a following outside of Japan. WHy do you think AoT and Shin Godzilla had showings in the US? Why do you think so many animes and tokusatsu films and tv series show up on dvds in the US? cut the horseshit

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:00 10/04/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    YAY FINALLY a good anime adapdation, oh wait Ghost in the shell flop, what about, Edge of tommorow, oh that flop also. God damn it, at least Kenshin was not a flop, maybe because it did not have a giant budget.

    Also this movie look like crap.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:53 11/04/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Whoa whoa whoa. How's Edge of tomorrow flop?

    I thought the movie was good. I just don't get it from you said that this movie who earn good ratings and hit a box office success went flop?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:58 10/04/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Edge of Tomorrow was good though... How was Attack on Titan again?

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:19 11/04/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Edge of Tomorrow is pretty bad comparing to the manga and is trash when comparing to LN.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:05 11/04/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    then your tastes in movies suck

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:45 11/04/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    It made a decent action movie with an interesting premise that is better than 80% of what comes out of Hollywood. Tons of remakes, villain of the week superhero shows seem to be the norm now.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:11 10/04/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I am not saying Gits or Edge of tommorow suck, just that they are actually decent anime adaptation, that happen to flop.

    Being a good movie does not mean making a profit unfortunately. Which is a shame the fact that there are good manga/LN/anime etc adaptation in the US, but they flop.

    Last I check everybody hated AoT live action.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:05 11/04/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    You people crack me up. Polar opposites arguing polar opposite reasoning, and you're all missing the point. It doesn't make any difference what the Elrics or any other anime character are "supposed" to be, just as it doesn't make any difference what race the actors who portray them are. The fact is, no matter what race or nationality (fictional or real) an anime character is "supposed" to be, none of them look Asian or European or American -- they all look like...oh, I don't know, CARTOON CHARACTERS?? No actor of any ethnic background is ever going to look even close to what an anime character looks like; who has eyes like that? Who has a nearly nonexistent nose (no fair counting Michael Jackson) and a solid white wedge for teeth? Hair color in anime seems perfectly unremarkable, but live action always looks like a wig or a dye job. And it's not just anime; same goes for live action versions of American cartoons. When were they ever successful in their adaptations? Dudley Do-Right? Underdog? Don't make me mention A Fairly Odd Movie. The most anyone can hope for is a decent, well-written adaptation competently directed and acted by whoever, and let the fanboys fall where they may.

    We now return you to your regularly scheduled rants...

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:54 11/04/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    You don't have to stay that true to the source material.
    His outfit looks like a bad cosplay

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:56 11/04/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    it would be great if it turns out to be good, but that trailer was bad.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:48 10/04/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    If I didn't know better I'd have mistaken it for the sequel to The Last Airbender. Seriously looks like crap. I'm a little sad inside.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:22 10/04/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why are live action versions of manga so traumatizing for Westerners?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:22 12/04/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because the imprint is in the manga, the fantasy is in the imagination. Live action DOES NOT capture those, not in the slightest when you use bad cgi.You need it to be seamless and natural otherwise cgi the whole entire thing.

    TL;DR The word you're looking for is the Uncanny Valley

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:51 10/04/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is like a highly budget cosplay performance...

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    Comment by Chen-04
    01:22 11/04/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    @the guys buying anything that got the name of something they liked slapped on:

    please stop, just,... stop buying this crap and it will eventually stop, I'm sure of it. Oh for the love of god why won't you stop paying for this crap?!

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:39 10/04/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    GiTS looks a lot better and it's more realistic than this.





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