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Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa (2006)
RT doesn't seem to have this movie in their database, even tho they have the series listed. :rolleyes:
I recently saw this movie which is a sequel to the series, which I still haven't yet seen. Maybe I would have gotten more out of this if I had seen the series, I'm not sure. It's a well drawn anime, with some interesting charactors, tho the story had me a bit confused at tmes. If you're a fan of the series I'd recommend seeing it, otherwise it's a fairly good anime film, but not something I'd put on my must see list.
My rating: 7/10
Story synopsis from Wikipedia: The movie's story is set two years after the events of the Fullmetal Alchemist TV series's last episode. Dragged from his homeworld of Amestris[font=Arial Narrow] to this world, Earth, Edward Elric lives in Munich[/font], Germany, in the year 1923. Stripped of his alchemical powers and some of his limbs, but not the attachments for his automail (from his previous journey through the Gate), he has spent all this time researching rocketry together with Alfons Heiderich, a young man who resembles his own brother.
In the movie, Earth is a parallel world to Amestris, and as a result Edward encounters many people whose faces are familiar to him. After rescuing and talking to Noa, a troubled gypsy woman, Edward is thrown into a series of events that reveal a path back to his homeworld along with a conspiracy that threatens both worlds.
Unaware of Edward's situation, Alphonse Elric ventures deeper into the mysteries of alchemy in search of a way to reunite with his older brother.
The movie is set against the backdrop of the depression and economic collapse of Germany after WW1 and the formation of the Nazi Party, notably the events leading up to and including the Beer Hall Putsch of 1923. The antagonists frequently make references to it, though the actual event and its key real-life figures (including Adolf Hitler) and its aftermath are only shown in fleeting shots.
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