NYC’s first anime convention will screen live-action Fullmetal Alchemist film


New York City will hold its first anime convention this November.

They’ll kick things off with a bang by screening the live-action Fullmetal Alchemist film based off of Hiromu Arakawa‘s manga.

The anime convention is set to take place at the Javits Center from November 17th through the 19th, with Crunchyroll being the convention’s title sponsor.

The film’s director, Fumihiko Sori will be in attendance as well. 

Masaki Tachiban, the director of Princess Principal, will also be a guest at the event.

The Fullmetal Alchemist live-action film will have its world premiere during the Tokyo International Film Festival on October 25.

Its official release date is in Japan on December 1st, and it will be played in 400 theaters, including IMAX and 4DX theaters. 

The Fullmetal Alchemist live-action film will attempt to stuff an entire manga series into a 2-hour, action-packed, riveting experience.

Check out the trailer below.

But wait, there’s more to the anime New York City convention than just the Fullmetal Alchemist film.

There will be an Anisong World Matsuri’s Anime Diva Night concert on November 17th.

Yoko Ishida, Chihiro Yonekura, and last but not least, TRUE will perform. 

The Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: Bandit Flower compilation film will also premiere in the United States at the convention.

Music from Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt will be live and led in concert by the composer, Naruyoshi Kikuchi, on the last day of the convention. 

The convention sounds like it will be a blast, I hope you all can make it!