Fullmetal Alchemist The Movie – The Conqueror of Shamballa: I am a complete and utter fan of this series. From the night I caught “Night of the Chimera’s Cry“, through to today, when I finally wrapped up the epic story, I’ve been consistently surprised by this show. It’s got great action, a layered story, some real heart and great design tying the whole thing together.
This film, which ties up the loose ends from the TV series (while adding one new one that hopefully will be enough for them to do a sequel), makes for an extremely satisfying conclusion. The approach is creative, the action is excellent and pretty much every character you could wish for from the TV series is present and accounted for- in one form or another. It was a perfect film for a day home sick from work.
Thankfully, I’ve still got the manga to work through.