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Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa (2005)
"Gekijô-ban hagane no renkinjutsushi: Shanbara wo yuku mono" (original title)

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Edward Elric, an alchemist from an alternate world, races to prevent the Thule Society from harnessing alchemy to wage war on his home.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Romi Pak ...
Edward Elric (voice)
Rie Kugimiya ...
Alphonse Elric (voice)
Shun Oguri ...
Kazuko Katô ...
Masane Tsukayama ...
Karl Haushofer (voice)
Miyû Sawai ...
Noah (voice)
Megumi Toyoguchi ...
Winry Rockbell (voice)
Miyoko Asô ...
Pinako Rockbell (voice)
Tôru Ohkawa ...
Roy Mustang (voice)
Kenji Utsumi ...
Rikiya Koyama ...
Rudolf Hess (voice)
Toshio Furukawa ...
Masashi Ebara ...
Hoenheim Elric (voice)
Keiji Fujiwara ...
Officer Hughes (voice)
Kotono Mitsuishi ...
Gracia Hughes (voice)
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Edward Elric, the Fullmetal Alchemist, is on the other side of the gate. He has befriended someone who resembles his brother, Al, and has met a gypsy resembling Rose. He finds out that the Germans are planning on opening the gate, and attack the other side, which is Ed and Al's home. Although Al has learned a lot, he cannot stop all of them, and Ed cannot use Alchemy while in the other side. Ed tries to stop them, and Al just tries to be able to talk to his brother again, who everyone else thinks is gone. Written by Fluffy Love Muffin

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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, some thematic material and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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In Tibetan Buddhist tradition, Shambhala (or Shambala) is a mystical kingdom hidden somewhere beyond the snow peaks of the Himalayas. The myths of Shambala were part of the inspiration for the tale of Shangri-La told in the popular book Lost Horizon, and thus some people even refer to Shambala improperly as if it were Shangri-La. Shambala's location and nature remains a subject of much dispute, and several traditions have arisen as to where it is, or will be, including those that emphasize it as a non-physical realm that one can approach only through the mind. It is said that when the world declines into war and greed, and all is lost, a King of Shambhala will emerge from the secret city with a huge army to conquer evil and herald the Golden Age. See more »

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When Ed is sitting in the rocket talking to Alphonse Heidrich, the hair line on the back of Ed's neck changes between shots. See more »

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Mabuse: Motion pictures... and weapons of war. Science has created them both. So while others point their guns, I'll have my camera... Offering fantastic dreams of other worlds, just beyond our reach.
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Referenced in Fullmetal Alchemist: Premium Collection (2006) See more »

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See what became of the Elric Brothers.
7 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie continues right where we left off from the final episode of FullMetal Alchemist. 2 years afterwards to be correct.

It's 1923 in Germany. Edward has made friends the Alphonse of the Real World, who is 19, tall, and a rocket builder. They're heading to a carnival and met up with some Gypsies. One of the gypsies is named Noah who can sense that Edward isn't from this world.

While the other Alphonse has accomplished more of his alchemy training. And is wearing the same outfit as his brother.

Little does Edward know is that the secret society that his dad's been involved with for sometime is planning an invasion in the Alchemy World.

You're unable to use alchemy in the real world so they wait for someone from the Alchemy to perform a transmutation circle that'll be a gateway between each worlds.

And when that happens it'll be a battle to the finish. The fate of both worlds are in the hands of the Elric Bros.

This movie features a lot of familiar characters from the series, including alter egos in the real world. Those who like the TV series might like this movie. It has action, suspense, and it ties up all the loose ends that were left off in the last episode.

I really liked this movie. Most people dislike it, due to the idea of the story or for containing several CG elements on hard to do animation sequences. It has the same animation and it was done by the same people who did the TV series. I think it's worth checking out for the die hard FMA fans. Those who aren't familiar with the TV series won't like it when you're not sure what is going on.

Plus the English dub does do the movie justice, thanks to Funimation people, who succeeded in bringing the TV show to the US.


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