A new project has started in conjunction of the 20th serialization anniversary of the manga “Fullmetal Alchemist”. The visual of the popular character of the original work, “Scar” has been released with the release of the designated website.
“Fullmetal Alchemist” is a dark fantasy manga by Arakawa Hiromu that was serialized on Monthly “Shounen GanGan” from August 2001 issue to July 2010 issue. In the fictional world where alchemy existed, the two brothers Edward and Alphonse used the illegal method of human transmutation as they wished to meet their late mother. However, they ended up losing part of their body, and set off on a journey to search for the “Philosopher’s Stone”.
The sales of the manga volume has exceeded 80 million copies worldwide, and it has gotten two anime adaptations in 2003 – 2004 and 2009 – 2010 as well as a live-action movie in 2017. The series has welcomed its 20th serialization anniversary in 2021, and various projects were held, such as the original art exhibition, the new serialization from the author Arakawa, and the release of the application game. This shows that the popularity of this series still remained strong.
At the same time, the 20th serialization anniversary project has also started. The visual of the popular character in the original work, “Scar” has been revealed.
His face can’t be seen as he is wearing the hood over his head, but his other trademarks, such as the glare of the bright red eyes, the X-shaped scar on his forehead, as well as the transmutation circle imprinted on his right hand, can be seen. This might signify that Scar is the key person in the latest project.
Also, the designated website of the latest project has been unveiled, and the profound line of Scar “If there is a ‘creator’, there is also a ‘destroyer'” that he said during his first confrontation with the Elric brothers can be heard together with the visual. Furthermore, the mystery countdown stating “In 13 Days” can also be seen.
As the website was released on February 17, it would mean something might be announced on March 2, which is 13 days afterward. Do look forward to this latest project.
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