From the live-action film “Fullmetal Alchemist: Final Chapter – The Avenger Scar/ The Last Transmutation” (premiere on May 20, 2022/ June 24, 2022), the footage on the interview with Arata Mackenyu (as Scar) and the behind-the-scenes has been released.
“Fullmetal Alchemist” is a battle fantasy manga by Arakawa Hiromu that started serialized on “Monthly Shounen Gangan” in 2001, and it gain famed due to its attractive character, precise and detailed story, and the unique world setting.
It has welcomed its 20th serialization anniversary in 2021 with various projects, such as an original art exhibition, the new serialization of “Yomi no Tsugai ” by the original author Arakawa Hiromu, and the release of a smartphone game. This shows that this content is still being supported by many fans.
For the live-action film “Fullmetal Alchemist: Final Chapter – The Avenger Scar” that was announced as the 20th serialization anniversary, the story focused on the popular character in the manga, “Scar” while “The Last Transmutation” will depicts the story until the finale of the manga as well as the climax, which is the battle with “Father” as well as the after-story.
The footage on the interview with Arata Mackenyu (as Scar) and the behind-the-scenes has been released.
In the interview part of the footage, Arata analyses his role as Scar by saying “He is going down on his own path of justice. And he has a strong will. As he is not an evil person, I perform him while thinking how to make him look appealing” and he also reflected back on his own role creation regarding the impressive face of Scar, “The make-up took around 2 hour daily. Since his name in English mean “Scar”, I can’t be him without that, so I believe that the time for putting on the special make-up is important for being in the role as well.”
Regarding the main actor Yamada Ryosuke, who he is co-acting for the first time in this work, “He’s is pretty. I confessed to him on the first day by saying ‘You’re the no. 1 prettiest in Japan'” as he revealed his encounter with him while laughing. To Arata, who “It’s easier to perform if you get close to the actor of his enemy”, he got close to Yamada with his friendly personality and also show off the tremendous combination during the battle scenes.
Also, as the film is taken mostly on a greenback, it was revealed the film venue is a large open set. “It make me thought ‘It’s a town!’. The floor to the wall… are all recreated by the open set and it helps to set up the world setting”, and it seem that Arata challenge the performance while being excited upon entering the venue.
The live-action film “Fullmetal Alchemist: Final Chapter – The Avenger Scar” will premiere on May 20, 2022 and “Fullmetal Alchemist: Final Chapter – The Last Transmutation” will premiere on June 24, 2022.
(C) Arakawa Hiromu/ Square Enix
(C) 2022 Film “Fullmetal Alchemist 2 & 3” Production Committee