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

PG-13  |   |  Animation, Action, Adventure  |  25 August 2006 (USA)
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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:
Edward Elric (voice)
Aaron Dismuke ...
Alphonse Elric (voice)
Jason Liebrecht ...
Alfons Heiderich (voice) (as E. Jason Liebrecht)
Kelly Manison ...
John Swasey ...
Karl Haushofer (voice)
Ed Blaylock ...
Fritz Lang (voice)
Leah Clark ...
Noah (voice)
Caitlin Glass ...
Winry Rockbell (voice)
Pinako Rockbell (voice)
Roy Mustang (voice)
Christopher Sabat ...
Rudolf Hess (voice)
Scott McNeil ...
Hohenheim (voice)
Officer Hughes (voice)
Lauren Goode ...


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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The final battle lies in the hands of two brothers! See more »

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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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Three of Alphonse Heiderich's colleagues look a lot like Law, Dorochet, and Bido the chimeras. See more »


In one scene, an owner of a shop speaks with an officer. The uniform of the officer isn't a German uniform, it's British. See more »


Alphonse Heiderich: We're real, Edward. We're not just part of your dreams like you thought. I care and I make mistakes. I may not live much longer but I'll still be here. Just don't forget me.
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Referenced in Fullmetal Alchemist: Premium Collection (2006) See more »

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Could have been better
11 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

FMA is a great anime (on par with Cowboy Bebop), which made the movie all that more of a letdown.. It wasn't bad; the animation is good and the story was okay, however the plot was severely lacking. After I finished watching the movie, my first impression was that someone had made an excellent movie, removed a fifth of it, and replaced it with fan service. The plot simply does not flow; there are a number of instances where plot devices are randomly introduced and just as quickly dropped (e.g. the spear of longinus), where the story progression seems horribly contrived (Ed's conversations with Fritz Lang-especially the talk about parallel worlds), and where important scenes have simply been removed without compensation (most obvious in the opening subplot-why is Ed wearing that shiny helmet?). My other major gripe is the fan service. A little fan service is OK, but this is ridiculous. All of the popular characters from the anime had cameos, regardless of whether or not they offered any significant contribution to the story. Rather, they are just dropped in for a couple of scenes, did their trademark thing, and left. This wouldn't be nearly so bad except for the fact that important scenes were probably sacrificed so old favorites could have a minute of screen time.

That said, the movie is still entertaining. A lot of people disliked the ending, and while I don't think it was amazing, I believe it was consistent with the anime. My final recommendation: if you know nothing of FMA, watch the anime (which is far superior to the movie). If you've seen all 51 episodes, the movie is definitely worth watching, if for no other reason than that it significantly progresses the story.

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