The Big Picture

  • Fullmetal Alchemist's completed manga saga makes it a perfect candidate for a live-action adaptation, unlike ongoing series like One Piece.
  • The Westernized setting and characters of Fullmetal Alchemist would make it easier for Hollywood to adapt compared to other anime/manga properties.
  • Fullmetal Alchemist explores universally relevant themes, such as imperialism and the dangers of military-controlled power, while also focusing on the powerful bond between the Elric brothers.