Netflix Sets “Fullmetal Alchemist” U.S. Release

Following its theatrical run in Japan late last year, streaming giant Netflix has announced a February 19th U.S. release for the live-action adaptation of the iconic anime and manga franchise “Fullmetal Alchemist”.

The story follows two brothers, Alphonse and Edward, whose mother passed away when they were children and they live in a world where alchemy exists. Their attempts to bring back their mother doesn’t work out – leading them on a quest to obtain the Philosopher’s Stone and repair the damage they’ve done.

The film is NOT a Netflix Original, as was done with the U.S. adaptation of “Death Note,” simply a worldwide release of a Japanese theatrical property – not unlike the animated “Godzilla” film last year which recently hit Netflix.