Fullmetal Alchemist The Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa

Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa (劇場版 鋼の錬金術師 シャンバラを征く者, Gekijōban Hagane no Renkinjutsushi: Shanbara o Yuku Mono?) is a 2005 Japanese animated film directed by Seiji Mizushima and written by Sho Aikawa, and acts as a continuation of the first Fullmetal Alchemist television series. The film follows the story of alchemist Edward Elric as he attempts to return to his homeworld, having lived for two years on Earth, which exists in a parallel universe to his own, while his younger brother Alphonse is equally determined to reunite with his brother by any means necessary. Edward's search attracts the attention of the Thule Society, which seeks to enter his homeworld, believing it to be Shamballa, in order to obtain new weapons to help them in an upcoming war.

The film premiered in Japan on July 23, 2005. A CD soundtrack has also been published featuring music from the film developed by Michiru Oshima and L'Arc-en-Ciel. It has been edited in DVD twice in Japan, with the second being a limited edition. The film was licensed in North America by Funimation and featured in cinemas for a short time. The film has been released on DVD and Blu-ray in North America.

Most of the staff from the first Fullmetal Alchemist anime started development on Conqueror of Shamballa shortly after the anime's ending. As the original script was a hundred pages long, the staff had to cut from it until the film's length became 105 minutes. During its premier in Japan, Conqueror of Shamballa remained as one of the most popular films from Japan from the year according to the Japanese box office. Critical reaction to the film has commonly been positive, with reviews praising the film's story and graphics used.

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