Fullmetal Alchemist Cast Shakeup

Topic started by gia on March 6, 2009. Last post by CalAggie 5 years, 4 months ago.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13

Japan is pretty keen on sticking with original casts. When a new season or remake is done within a reasonable amount of time from its original, they usually bring back the entire original main cast. And we already knew Fullmetal Alchemist was going to feature its original seiyuu for leads Ed and Al-- Romi Paku and Rie Kugimiya, respectively. But apparently they're bumping around the rest of the cast-- most of it is totally different, the exceptions being Hughes and Armstrong.


So what follows is the new cast list, with the original seiyuu in parentheses after it.


Winry Rockbell – Megumi Takamoto (Megumi Toyoguchi)

Roy Mustang - Shinichiro Miki (Toru Okawa)

Riza Hawkeye – Fumiko Orikasa (Michiko Neya)

Alex Louis Armstrong – Kenji Utsumi (Kenji Utsumi)

Maes Hughes – Keiji Fujiwara (Keiji Fujiwara)

Jean Havoc – Yuji Ueda (Yasunori Matsumoto)

Vato Falman – Kenji Hamada (Takehiro Murozono)

Maria Ross – Kaori Nazuka (Mitsuki Saiga)

King Bradley – Hidekatsu Shibata (Makoto Tsumura)

Scar – Kenta Miyake (Ryoutarou Okiaku)

Lust – Kikuko Inoue (Yuuko Satou)

Gluttony – Tetsu Shiratori (Yasuhiro Takato)

Envy – Minami Takayama (Mayumi Yamaguchi)

Kimblee – Hiroyuki Yoshino (Yuji Ueda)

Isaac – Kouichi Yamadera (did not appear in the first anime, I think)


So what do you think? Are you okay with a new cast, or will you miss the old cast?

Post by Void_Wizard (735 posts) See mini bio Level 9
I'm okay with the new cast if you want the old cast watch the old anime.
Post by Cheeseball_Jones (4 posts) See mini bio Level 1
I fully support Kikuko Inoue as Lust.
Post by HeeroYuy (1,210 posts) See mini bio Level 12
I don't mind... I only watched a small amount of the original FMA subbed since I actually liked the dub more for once.
Post by Bertmasta (151 posts) See mini bio Level 6
ye i watched the dub so, this doesnt concern me
Post by Kuro (559 posts) See mini bio Level 5
This works.
Post by Sigue (860 posts) See mini bio Level 8
Armstrong and Hughes were my favorite characters anyways.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
Sigue: yeah, I'm with you there.
Post by Sillyfaerie (13 posts) See mini bio Level 1
Likewise - I'd have been pretty bummed if they replaced  Armstrong with someone who didn't really know all of the Secret Family Techniques he'd have to protray. I mean, where would they find another voice actor with that kind of pose-down form????
Post by OkazukiIchigo (350 posts) See mini bio Level 11
Kikuko Inoue as Lust..Really?
Post by CalAggie (63 posts) See mini bio Level 15
I guess they're trying to make a distinction between old and new. I'll have to hear the performances to make a judgment (who knows, the new cast might be better!) but I'm glad they kept Fujiwara as Hughes. Looking at some of Miki Shinichiro's past roles (Kisuke, Bleach; Shannon, Scrapped Princess), I'm optimistic about Mustang and also Hawkeye.
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