The Fullmetal Alchemist manga by Hiromu Arakawa — and by extension, its anime incarnation, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood — is set to reach a conclusion in two months.
“We’ve received Hagane’s original manga up to the final chapter in storyboard form, and using that as the source, we are making the scripts and storyboards. Arakawa-san has a powerful way of working. We’re stupefied by the amount of material in the final chapter. Whether crying or laughing, there’s only two months left.”
And so, we approach the end of an era. Fullmetal Alchemist has been in production since 2001. Bones’ original anime series did its fair bit to popularize anime amongst people that may not have taken to it otherwise.