Monday, August 25, 2008
According to Anime News Network there's a new Fullmetal Alchemist anime in the works. As great as the first series was it wrapped things up pretty definitively, I thought. The idea of revisiting the series and trying to continue it doesn't sit well with me. However this new series might not be a sequel. It could be a re-telling or something entirely different that falls under the Fullmetal name. The most obvious guess would be that this new series will follow the storyline of the manga much more closely. The original series took some grand liberties with the source material though it was ultimately better for it. The announcement of the new series was made on the obi strip of the latest tankōbon release of the still ongoing manga. I should clarify that this in of and itself doesn't indicate anything about the new anime series. Right now all we have is speculation. It will probably be awhile before we learn any serious details.