Full Metal Alchemist: Conqueror of Shambala - Review
Finally got around to picking this movie up (even though I had already seen it) and penned the review. If you’ve seen the TV series then there’s no excuse for you not to check this movie out. It’s simply amazing.
I first saw this movie in a theater in Kyotoâ??s Purple Dragon shopping center in August of 2005. My Japanese is pretty good, so that wasnâ??t the problem. The problem was that Iâ??d never seen a single episode of the television series prior to paying $18 bucks to see this movie (tickets are crazy-expensive in Japan), so I had no clue just what the Hell was going on. And, even in English, unless you have watched *all* of the TV series, up through the last episode, youâ??re going to be just as lost as I was.
Now, what if you *have* watched all of the TV series? Holy crap, this movie is magnificent! When it was finally released on DVD in the US I had the benefit of seeing the entire TV series on my side for my second viewing, and I canâ??t believe just how great this movie is under the proper context.