Fullmetal Alchemist Live-Action Movie Shares First Photo Of Alphonse Elric

It’s here! After a long wait, fans are finally getting their first good look at one of the Elric Brothers in Japan’s Fullmetal Alchemist film. The live-action adaptation, which is being overseen by Warner Bros. Japan, has freely shared images of Edward Elric with fans. However, Alphonse has remained elusive - until now, at least.

Thanks to Twitter, fans can now check out what the younger Elric brother looks like. In the image, fans can see the character looks like he was pulled straight from the pages of a manga. Alphonse was created entirely out of CGI for the live-action flick, but you would not have known; The character’s suit of armor looks rugged in this brand-new image, and the Twitter page of Fullmetal Alchemist says fans should expect more pictures to debut soon.

You can check out the image below.

Over on Twitter, the Fullmetal Alchemist flick also released another bit of important news. Fans have known the live-action film would make its debut in December, but no one knew anything beyond that. Now, the folks behind the project have confirmed the movie will hit Japanese theaters on December 1st, so fans better mark their calendars now.

If you are not familiar with Fullmetal Alchemist, then you have plenty of time to watch the anime before its live-action film arrives. The series follows brothers Edward and Alphonse after their mother tragically passes. They attempt to use alchemy to resurrect her, but the attempt takes Edward’s arm and leg - and it takes Alphonse’s entire body. Determined to get their bodies restored, Edward and Alphonse try to become State Alchemists so they can find the location of a powerful item known as the Philosopher’s Stone. But their journey ultimately leads them into a seedy world of government corruption and mass genocide.

This year, fans of the shonen series will be able to see more of the Elric Brothers than they have for some time. In December, Warner Bros. Japan will release the first live-action adaptation of Fullmetal Alchemist.

Fullmetal Alchemist will debut in Japan on December 1.