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The Fullmetal Alchemist theatrical feature, The Conqueror of Shamballa, takes place two years after the last episode of the popular broadcast series. Edward Elric has been transported to Earth and is living in Weimar-era Munich with Alphonse Heiderich, a young engineer who reminds him of Al. This Alphonse is working for the Thule Society, a group of Aryan fanatics who hope to cross dimensions to the world they call Shambala and acquire weapons that will ensure a German victory in the next war. Back in the world where the broadcast series took place, a restored Alphonse Elric searches for a way to bring Ed back. A combination of science and alchemy finally reunites the brothers--with unexpected consequences. Although the film is an exciting adventure that includes many of the familiar characters, viewers who haven't watched the TV series may have trouble sorting out who's who and what's where. Sadly, The Conqueror of Shamballa marks the end of director Seiji Mizushima's and screenwriter Shou Aikawa's work with the Elric brothers: together, they preserved the essence of Hiromu Arakawa's winning characters while adapting them to a new medium. Arakawa is continuing the manga, so fans may one day see further animated adventures of Ed and Al.(Rated PG: violence, grotesque imagery, brief nudity, alcohol and tobacco use) --Charles Solomon
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DirectorSeiji Mizushima
Genre:  Animation
Release Date:  September 12, 2006
MPAA Rating:  PG-13
Runtime:  105 minutes
Studio:  Funimation Prod
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Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa takes place two years after the end of the Fullmetal Alchemist anime series.  Edward is in the parallel world (which is Earth) in the year 1923, and he no longer can use his alchemy.  He is living in Munich, Germany, during the time period between World War I and World War II.  Edward is researching rocketry with Alfons Heiderich, in the hopes of being able to use rocketry to return to his own world.  Edward rescues a gypsy …
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