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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.

 

The scoop comes courtesy of a productive individual on Livejournal who has been following the Twitter feed of Yasuhiro Irie, director of Brotherhood. In one of his tweets, Irie revealed:

 

“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.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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