Yes, they announced it to public. (Am I being slow?? But nobody posted it here yet, righit?)
San Francisco, CA, February 18, 2005 â€” VIZ, LLC, which recently announced its upcoming merger with ShoPro Entertainment, Inc. to form one of the entertainment industry's most innovative comprehensive manga and animation licensing and publishing companies, has announced the highly anticipated debut of the manga for FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST, due for release in May 2005. The graphic novel by Himoru Arakawa will be rated "T" for teens with an MSRP of $9.99.
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