Big news for Warner Bros. Pictures' local Japanese production Fullmetal Alchemist: The film—a live-action film based on Hiromu Arakawa’s best-selling manga series—has been selected to close the first-ever Anime NYC convention on November 19.

A showcase of the best of Japanese pop culture in the biggest city in America, the inaugural Anime NYC runs Friday to Sunday, brining anime fans and publishers together for three days of unique exhibits, exclusive screenings, extensive panels, and appearances by some of the biggest creators in Japan.

Fullmetal Alchemist follows two alchemist brothers seeking the Philosopher’s Stone and is one of the year’s most anticipated films in Japan (and for anime fans worldwide).  Hiromu Arakawa’s original manga series having sold over 65 million copies worldwide.

The film's director, Fumihiko Sori, will make a rare appearance at Anime NYC to introduce the film and sign autographs for fans before the debut, which will be the film’s first screening in the US ahead of its premiere in Japanese theaters on December 1.