FUNimation Â® Entertainment has acquired the second film based on the popular Fullmetal Alchemist franchise, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos (also known as Fullmetal Alchemist: Milos no Sei naru Hoshi), which is set to premiere in Japan on July 2nd, 2011.
Longtime partner Aniplex, Inc. has awarded the U.S. theatrical, home entertainment, digital and broadcast rights to the animated feature-length film to American distributor FUNimation.
The movie is produced by studio BONES and directed by Kazuya Murata.
FUNimation will release the English dub version of Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos in theaters in early 2012 and on DVD and Blu-ray in the Spring.
Famed J-rock band L’Arc-en-Ciel will perform the theme song for the movie. Their song “Ready Steady Go” had been the opening theme song for the smash-hit TV animation series “Fullmetal Alchemist” in 2004, and “Link” was the theme song for the Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa” in 2005.
Fans can see the Japanese trailer including a preview of L’Arc-en-Ciel’s new song on the official website of Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos: