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Fullmetal Alchemist
Vol. 2
Original Soundtrack


Composer: Michiru Oshima
Label: Milan Records / Aniplex Inc.
RRP: £13.99
Release Date: 13 May 2022

Milan Records releases music from the hugely popular anime franchise Fullmetal Alchemist for the first time ever outside of Japan. Available everywhere now are 11 original soundtracks, including music from both the original Fullmetal Alchemist television series and the Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood series, as well as soundtracks from the franchise’s two feature-length films, Fullmetal Alchemist: The Conqueror of Shamballa and Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos...

Fans of anime, and in particular Fullmetal Alchemist, will be delighted that Milan Records are finally bringing the previously only available in Japan albums to a wider audience.

As with Vol 1, Vol. 2 of Michiru Oshima's original score for the original 2003 anime series contains such a variety of themes and set pieces that it's difficult to believe that this is all the work of one person. As you'd expect, given the nature of the show, Oshima packs in action, suspense, mystery, comedy and, of course, what she does best, providing the heart and soul of the show.

This volume includes 30 tracks (1 hr, 03 min, 16 sec) and once again, not a single second is wasted on filler material. Tracks worthy of note include 'Romei' and 'Hifun', both of which are beautifully melancholic pieces.

The album also includes opening and closing theme songs from the show including, on this volume 'Ready Steady Go!' and 'Tobira No Mukou he'.

Another incredible collection.


Darren Rea

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