In today’s world, anime and manga are much more respected overall than they were 20 years ago. Back then, only certain animes like Dragon Ball and Pokemon had worldwide recognition and fame. But now, all sorts of series past and present have a larger spot in the history of fan love. One of the best examples of this is Fullmetal Alchemist. Which was made all the way back in 2001 and had two different anime adaptations (one based on the manga and one…not so much). Now, its creator, Hiromu Arakawa, is teasing a new series by her!
This comes close to the 20th Anniversary of Fullmetal Alchemist, where in an interview Hiromu said to the artist of Attack on Titan that something new was coming.
"Fullmetal Alchemist" by Hiromu Arakawa will reveal a new project & be on the cover of upcoming Shounen Gangan issue 8/2021 out July 12 to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
Also there will be new info regarding Hiromu Arakawa that fans don't want to miss. pic.twitter.com/AouuBhaTYk
— Manga Mogura RE (@MangaMoguraRE) June 10, 2021
Now, to be clear, this doesn’t mean that there is going to be new content for Fullmetal Alchemist, but it’s possible. And fans would absolutely love to go and read and eventually watch said new content if it is good.
But, it’s also possible that Hiromu is teasing a brand new manga overall, which she has done in the past via Silver Spoon and The Heroic Legend of Arsian. So it’s up in the air what could be the announcement. That being said, given that she’s doing it during the 20th anniversary of her most beloved work…it would be fair to say that it’s likely tied to FMA in some way.
What made this manga and then its second anime adaptation so great was its focus on characters, interweaving stories, and how it all came together in the end to tell a very deep and cohesive tale. Its characters like Edward and Alphonse Elric, Roy Mustang, Lust and more have stood out over the years and people continually go back to this series as an example of just how good manga and anime can be.