For a few months now, I’ve been working with an iPhone app publisher called Appliya Inc. to form a partnership with FUNimation. Now, after much hard work and keeping quiet, I can announce the great news! And the first app in the string of new FUNimation titles on the iPhone/iPod Touch is Fullmetal Alchemist: State Alchemy Exam. You can buy the app here on iTunes!
This app is a fun quiz game that features 130 questions that quiz your knowledge of physics, chemistry, and the events and characters of the original Fullmetal Alchemist TV series—one of the world’s most popular anime. Being an anime expert won’t be enough to master this challenge; you’ll need good knowledge of the fundamentals of science to earn the prestigious title of Alchemy Sage.
- Beautiful art taken directly from the series, including rarely seen concept art
- Each exam question has a time limit, so players will have to think fast
- 12 reward wallpapers specially designed for the iPhone and iPod Touch
- Unlock certificates to mark your progress, and earn the title of “State Alchemist”
- Social networking features that let you post your best scores and achievements to compete with other players for bragging rights, or share your progress with friends on Facebook or Twitter
- More questions will be added via updates to give players new challenges
But the real big news here is that Appliya and FUNimation have committed to a whole series of apps based on FUNimation’s licensed titles. In addition to another Fullmetal Alchemist game we’re working on for Brotherhood, you’ll also see apps for Shin-Chan, Afro Samurai, and others. This is a really exciting endeavor that’s going to bring anime to the fans in a whole new form. FUNimation is the first anime company to really focus on the iPhone in this way, and hopefully it will convince other companies to expand their mobile offerings as well.
Look for more anime iPhone app news soon!
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