It’s coming! So far, in addition to US and Canada, I have seen fans from the Singapore, Italy, and the UK confirming the listing on their respective country’s Netflix, so it looks like it will be a pretty wide release.
As you already know, Netflix is all about viewership, especially viewership in the first week of release. This is like the box office numbers for them and they make future business decisions about FMA or even other films in the same genre using those numbers. Please try to watch it on Netflix (not pirated) as soon as possible. There is a 1-month free trial anyway.
In US and Canada, the shows are usually released at midnight PST. I’ve been told that Netflix released shows at the same time worldwide, so the movie may not be available until the afternoon your time, depending on where you are. You will have to check with your country’s Netflix.
Thanks for the confirmations in the comments! It is also confirmed for Argentina, Brazil, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Mexico, Australia, Dutch, Sweden, and the Philippines so far. I don’t think I can keep up with the confirmations, so please leave a comment or check the comments for your country. :-) It does look like it will be available to most of the countries Netflix operates in.
Original tittle: Hagane No Renkinjutsu. Director: Fumihiko Sori. Writer: Hiramu Arakarra. 2017
The visuals are great, the costumes and the CGI make for a good and fun watch; if you’re not familiar with the anime (either 03 or Brotherhood) or the manga, some concepts might be confusing but it still an enjoyable watch.
Now, let’s get to the characters and the story; FMA is my all time favorite anime, both 03 and Brotherhood hold a very special place on my heart, and I liked the movie a lot, I enjoyed the characterizations and the acting was amazing, but I still feel like it felt short of something. The movie took plot points and made a story out of them, it’s good, but it felt strange while watching.
If you watched and enjoyed it, I recommend you to take a peek at the animes, they are really good and are bound to break your heart a little bit.
“Masterless Samurai Kyutaro Madarame is hired by a dog-loving gang to get
rid of their rival gang’s beloved pet, an adorable white cat. Upon
raising his sword, however, he cannot bring himself to go through with
the act and the cat melts his heart.”