Cast Announced for Fullmetal Alchemist Live Action Movie

Cast Announced for Fullmetal Alchemist Live Action Movie

We recently reported that a live-action adaptation of popular manga and anime Fullmetal Alchemist is in the works. The cast for main characters has been announced and the Japanese internet sphere is bubbling with debate over the casting decisions.

Here is a side by side comparison of the actors and actresses with their 2D counterparts:


The Cast:
Edward Elric - Yamada Ryosuke (Hey!Say!JUMP)
Winry Rockbell - Honda Tsubasa
Roy Mustang - Dean Fujioka
Maes Hughes - Sato Ryuta
Shou Tucker - Oizumi You
Lust - Matsuyuki Yasuko
Envy - Hongo Kanata
Gluttony - Uchiyama Shinji

The stellar cast stars some of the hottest actors in Japan right now, many of whom have experiences with live action adaptations of anime. Lead actor Yamada is best known now as the protagonist in the movie adaptation of shounen manga Assassination Classroom. Honda, who will play Winry Rockbell, has also recently played the heroine in the movie version of shoujo manga Ao Haru Ride. Out of the entire cast thus far, however, the actor with the most '2.5D experience' is Hongo. An avid otaku himself, Hongo played Echizen Ryoma in the 2006 adaptation of sports manga The Prince of Tennis. In the same year, he also acted in Nana 2, which was adapted from the hit shoujo manga of the same title. He went on to star in all the Gantz movies and most recently played Armin Arlert in the Attack on Titan / Shingeki no Kyojin movies.

With such a decorated cast, netizens are certainly buzzing over the movie, which is set for summer 2017. What do you think of the cast?

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