It’s hard to believe, but it’s been a full decade since anime studio Bones took another crack at adapting Hiromu Arakawa’s Fullmetal Alchemist manga. Even with 10 years behind it, though, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood hits as hard as ever, especially as you get deeper into its sprawling saga. That’s why we chose it as the cover story for the Spring 2019 issue of Anime USA, which is officially available in stores and on our website!
As much as we would love to dedicate an entire magazine to the adventures of Edward and Alphonse Elric, there’s way more to look forward to in our latest anime-focused issue. In addition to looking back at FMA: Brotherhood, Joseph Luster takes a trip through the woods with The Ancient Magus’ Bride before basking in the blinding light of the Honey Flash exploits of another fresh take on the work of Go Nagai, Cutie Honey Universe. We also have Austin Price pulling double duty on Concrete Revolutio and The Promised Neverland, while Brittany Vincent explores the new Dororo anime revival and Kara Dennison steals everyone’s hearts with her look at Lupin the Third Part Five.
Since we’re covering a modern classic like FMA: Brotherhood, you know we had to shift our focus over to one of the modern masters of the medium. It took the might of the entire Anime USA staff to do justice to the inimitable Masaaki Yuasa, director of everything from the madcap Mind Game to the fierce, violent, and emotional Devilman crybaby. Each contributor tackled one or two titles from the prolific artist, so fans and newcomers alike will want to take a few moments to pay their respects and imagine the amazing new features and series Yuasa has in store for us in the future.
The new Anime USA also has a slew of reviews, interviews, and more, so don’t wait to pick up your copy. Head to your local shop today or visit our online store to secure your own and let us know what you think about all of the shows and movies we covered this time around!