The North American anime distributor Funimation announced on Wednesday that the 2011 Waterloo Festival of Animated Cinema will screen the Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos anime film. The festival will run from November 17 to November 20 in Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada.
The film will also run at the Vancouver Asian Film Festival this Sunday, followed by screenings at the Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival (November 11) and at the San Francisco International Animation Film Festival (November 13).
Although it is inspired by Hiromu Arakawa’s original Fullmetal Alchemist manga, the film tells a previously untold story about the persecuted people of Milos and a powerful secret that their land possesses. There have been two alternate television anime retellings, an original video animation project, and an earlier movie before this film.