VIZ Media Announces the Release of Fullmetal Alchemist: The Complete Four-Panel Comics

VIZ Media announces a new addition to one of manga’s greatest series with the release of Fullmetal Alchemist: The Complete Four-Panel Comics on March 12, 2019.

The Fullmetal Alchemist: The Complete Four-Panel Comics features a complete collection of four-panel comic strips from Hiromu Arakawa’s original Fullmetal Alchemist series (which is published in English by VIZ Media) and never-before-seen bonus strips from Japan. The title is rated “T” for Teens and carries a print MSRP of $12.99 U.S. / $17.99 CAN.

In an alchemical ritual gone wrong, Edward Elric lost his arm and his leg, and his brother Alphonse became nothing but a soul in a suit of armor. Though the Elric brothers’ circumstances are tragic, in these spoofs penned by author Hiromu Arakawa, the duo’s quest to reclaim their bodies is completely hilarious.

“The Fullmetal Alchemist: The Complete Four-Panel Comics adds a fun and lighthearted twist to Hiromu Arakawa’s beloved action-adventure series,” says Hope Donovan, VIZ Media’s Managing Editor. “Fullmetal fans and readers familiar with Arakawa’s humor won’t want to miss this comprehensive collection.”

The Fullmetal Alchemist: The Complete Four-Panel Comics complements VIZ Media’s current release of the remastered Fullmetal Alchemist: Fullmetal Edition. Featuring an updated translation and fresh lettering, the Fullmetal Edition volumes are each presented with bonus color pages on large-trim archival-quality paper. Fans can also explore the artwork of the series in The Complete Art of Fullmetal Alchemist. The substantial print-exclusive edition contains more than 300 illustrations by Hiromu Arakawa.

VIZ Media Announces the Release of The Complete Art of Fullmetal Alchemist

VIZ Media is releasing The Complete Art of Fullmetal Alchemist on November 13, 2018.

The Complete Art of Fullmetal Alchemist contains more than 300 illustrations of Fullmetal Alchemist by creator Hiromu Arakawa. The MSRP for The Complete Art of Fullmetal Alchemist will be $34.99 U.S. / $46.99 CAN. The release contains the artwork collected in the two previously published art books from Fullmetal Alchemist as well as all new content, perfect for collectors and fans of the bestselling series.

This massive hardcover collection contains all the Fullmetal Alchemist color artwork by manga artist Hiromu Arakawa from 2001 to 2017, including the series’ entire run and beyond. The Complete Art of Fullmetal Alchemist contains over 280 pages of gorgeous full-color illustrations, including all the original chapter title pages, the graphic novel covers for the single-volume and collected editions, portraits of the main characters, and promotional artwork. Includes an exclusive interview and a special step-by-step illustration creation discussion with Hiromu Arakawa.

“The influence of Fullmetal Alchemist continues to reverberate across the world of manga and beyond,” says Hope Donovan, VIZ Media’s Managing Editor. “This extraordinary new art book is the ultimate collection for all fans of the series and is a fitting tribute to this essential property and its celebrated creator.”

Fullmetal Alchemist fans can also enjoy VIZ Media’s re-release of the original manga series in new, fully remastered collector’s volumes with Fullmetal Alchemist: Fullmetal Edition. Featuring an updated translation and completely fresh lettering, the Fullmetal Edition is presented with bonus color pages on large-trim archival-quality paper.

FUNimation Entertainment’s License for the Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos to Expire on November 21, 2018

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that its license for the Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos anime film will expire on November 21, 2018. The company’s home video release will go out of print.

FUNimation’s license for the 2009 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood anime expired in March 2016, and Aniplex of America has scheduled its re-release for November 20, 2018. The company also held the licenses for the 2003 Fullmetal Alchemist television anime and the Fullmetal Alchemist: The Movie – Conqueror of Shamballa film before they expired in July 2016.

Source: ANN

VIZ Media Licenses Fullmetal Alchemist: The Complete Four-Panel Comics

VIZ Media has announced that it will release Hiromu Arakawa’s Fullmetal Alchemist: The Complete Four-Panel Comics in Spring 2019.

The book compiles Arakawa’s Fullmetal Alchemist four-panel comic strips from the graphic novels, Japanese home video releases of the anime, and other sources. The 127-page book shipped in Japan in November 2017.

Arakawa’s original Fullmetal Alchemist manga ran in Square Enix’s Monthly Shonen Gangan magazine from 2001 to 2010.

Source: ANN

Aniplex of America’s Announcements at Otakon 2018

Aniplex of America announced at its Otakon panel that it will re-release the Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood television anime in two Blu-ray Disc box sets on November 20, 2018. The first Blu-ray Disc box set will contain episodes 1-30, and the second box set will contain episodes 31-64. Each set will also include two original video anime (OVA) episodes.

The company also revealed during the panel that it will release the complete The irregular at magic high school anime series on a Blu-ray Disc box set on October 16, 2018.

It was also announced that the the United States premiere of the Sword Art Online: Alicization anime will take place at the Montalban Theatre in Los Angeles on September 15, 2018.

The hour-long first episode will have a premiere event in Japan on the same day. The series will also have premiere events in Australia, France, Germany, Russia, and South Korea.

The anime will premiere on Japanese television in October 2018.

Source: ANN
Source: ANN

VIZ Media Announces New Publishing Titles Set to Debut in Early 2019

VIZ Media expands its publishing catalog with a variety of new acquisitions announced during its official panel events held at Comic-Con International 2018.

The new titles are scheduled for release beginning early in 2019 and include My Hero Academia: School Briefs, the first of three prose short story collections based on superhero action series created by Kohei Horikoshi. Rumiko Takahashi’s manga series Urusei Yatsura receives a new large trim edition, and Hiromu Arakawa brings us hilarious four-panel comics from the world of Fullmetal Alchemist. Two new Nausicaa books, The Art of Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind and Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind Picture Book were also announced. Each book features Studio Ghibli art from director Hayao Miyazaki.

Additional information on each of these titles will be announced in the near future.

MY HERO ACADEMIA: SCHOOL BRIEFS by Kohei Horikoshi and Anri Yoshi
Debuts Spring 2019

The U.A. High School hero course teaches young hopefuls everything they need to become heroes. Between killer events like the sports festival and internships, there’s even a Parents’ Day. Life is never dull for the students of U.A. High.

URUSEI YATSURA by Rumiko Takahashi
Rated “T+” for Older Teens · Debuts Winter 2019

Revisit the acclaimed romantic comedy about an unlucky human boy who meets a beautiful space alien princess in this large trim size edition with all-new translations and new cover designs. In the series, Ataru Moroboshi’s supernatural encounters with the feminine kind all start when he’s chosen to play tag with an alien princess named Lum who invades the earth on her UFO. Ataru has ten days to touch Lum’s horns or aliens will take over the earth. As it turns out, the game of tag is only the beginning of Ataru’s troubles, as he continues to attract strange encounters with otherworldly beings like beautiful snow spirit Oyuki and the sexy crow goblin Princess Kurama.

FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: THE COMPLETE FOUR-PANEL COMICS by Hiromu Arakawa
Rated “T” for Teens · Debuts Spring 2019

Collects all of author Hiromu Arakawa’s beloved four-panel comic strips from the graphic novel series, her bonus strips from the anime DVDs of Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and rare strips from Japan. No joke is too cheesy and there are no sacred cows when Arakawa takes up her pen to spoof her own characters in this delightfully zany take on Fullmetal Alchemist.

THE ART OF NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND by Hayao Miyazaki
Debuts Spring 2019

Hayao Miyazaki’s Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, based on his own manga, was released in 1984 and has been a cult classic ever since. In a long-ago war, humankind set off a devastating ecological disaster. The earth is slowly submerging beneath the expanding Sea of Corruption, an enormous toxic forest that creates mutant insects and poisonous spores. Beyond the sea lies the Valley of the Wind, a kingdom of barely 500 citizens and home to Nausicaa, who risks everything to save her people and bring peace and health to the valley. Includes sketches, developmental water colors, cel animation, and more.

NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND PICTURE BOOK by Hayao Miyazaki
Debuts Spring 2019

In a long-ago war, humankind set off a devastating ecological disaster. The earth is slowly submerging beneath the expanding Sea of Corruption, an enormous toxic forest that creates mutant insects and releases a miasma of poisonous spores into the air. At the periphery of the sea, lies the Valley of the Wind, a kingdom of barely 500 citizens; a nation given fragile protection from the decaying sea’s poisons by the ocean breezes; and home to Nausicaa, who risks everything to save her people and bring peace and health to the valley. Includes scene-by-scene illustrations and character dialogue from the film in a double-length picture book.

30 Day Anime Challenge: Day 28 – Favorite Quote From Any Anime Character

Today’s prompt is about my favorite quote from any anime character…

“Stand up and walk. Keep moving forward. You’ve got two good legs. So get up and use them. You’re strong enough to make your own path.” – Edward Elric, Fullmetal Alchemist

This quote from Ed has always stuck with me. It’s a very inspirational quote for one thing. For another, it’s kind of interesting that a character who doesn’t have both of his natural legs (one is automail, after all), so his talking having two good legs is a little ironic. But you know what? I like that he is able to say something like this, without being sarcastic, even though he himself technically doesn’t have “two good legs.” It shows he can think of other’s feelings above his own.