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    Source: FUNimation Entertainment press release Official Movie Site: (Japan), (US) Special Thanks to Jackie Smith Following its July release in theaters in Japan, FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: THE SACRED STAR OF MILOS (?????? ??????????????, Hagane no Renkinjutsushi: Mirosu no Sei-naru Hoshi, 2011) now comes to the U.S.! The feature-length animated film, the second of the FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST franchise, has begun its North American film festival run. The movie, from the animation studio BONES, follows a fugitive alchemist with mysterious abilities who leads the Elric brothers to a distant valley of slums inhabited by the Milos, a proud people struggling against bureaucratic exploitation. Ed and Al quickly find themselves in the middle of a rising rebellion, as the exiled Milos lash out against their oppressors. At the heart of the conflict is Julia, a young alchemist befriended by Alphonse. She’ll stop at nothing to restore the Milos to their former glory – even if that means harnessing the awful power of the mythical Philosopher’s Stone. All festival screenings will feature the English subtitled version of the film. Confirmed festival bookings include: The Hawaii International Film Festival – the screening is set for 10/18 at 9:15 p.m. The Vancouver Asian Film Festival – 11/3 - 11/6; screening date, time and location TBA Toronto’s Reel Asian International Film Festival – 11/8 – 11/19, TBA The San Francisco International Animation Festival - 11/11-11/14, TBA FUNimation Entertainment will release FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: THE SACRED STAR OF MILOS on DVD and Blu-ray in the Spring of 2012.

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