Huzzah: Full Metal Panic!'s new series to air next Fall


Fall 2017 is going to be spectacular

Ever since I watched all of Full Metal Panic!, my desire to see a new series was one of my biggest wishes of all time. While this project was revealed last year, new details about the upcoming anime were revealed at the Fantasia Bunko Daikanshasai on Saturday.

Instead of Kyoto Animation returning to the series, Xebec will handle the animation production for Full Metal Panic!'s new anime, which is titled Full Metal Panic! IV. Honestly, I'm a bit surprised about the show's name since I remember hearing that Fumofu was based on Full Metal Panic!'s spin-off light novels, so I assumed that Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid was considered the real second season. I guess this means that the title is a reference to the total number of FMP! installments that exist. That, or Fumofu is officially classified as Season Two.

Even though it's a bit of a bummer that KyoAni isn't returning, Xebec is still a great candidate for this series since their experience with shows like Martian Successor Nadesico and the first two Zoids titles could work well with Full Metal Panic!'s tendency to balance humor with serious moments. With the source material's creator, Shoji Gatoh,  handling the writing, we might be in for a solid production. One thing for sure, I can't wait to see the Laevatein make its debut in animated form.

Other than that, the event announced that Full Metal Panic!'s sixth novel was getting an audio drama CD, which might be another nice extra for those who were craving to experience more of the series.

Since I loved the entirety of Full Metal Panic!, I'm really looking forward to the Fall 2017 Anime Season. With all said and done, are you all excited about seeing Full Metal Panic! IV?

[via ANN]

Full Metal Panic! IV's Staff

  • Director: Katsuichi Nakayama (Bodacious Space Pirates The Movie: Abyss of Hyperspace's Assistant Director, Space Battleship Yamato 2199 episode 21's Director)
  • Series Composition and Script Writer: Shoji Gatoh (Full Metal Panic! and Amagi Brilliant Park's Original Creator)
  • Chief Animation Director and Character Design: Osamu Horiuchi (the Full Metal Panic! series and Hayate the Combat Butler's Character Design)
  • Sub-Character Design: Aya Yamamoto (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO! episodes 11 and 13's Animation Director)
  • Animation Director and Small Arms Design: Takeshi Yoshioka (Macross Frontier Movie 1 and 2's Key Animation)
  • Mechanical Design: Kanetake Ebikawa (the Full Metal Panic! series and Gundam 00's Mechanical Design), Toshiaki Ihara (the Full Metal Panic! series and "I can Friday by day!'s" Mechanical Design)
  • Set Design: Takayuki Yanase (Zegapain and Xenoblade Chronicles X's Mechanical Design)
  • Mechanical Director: Masanori Nishii (Space Battleship Yamato 2199's Chief Mechanical Director, Dual Parallel Trouble Adventure's Key Animation)
  • Prop Design and Mechanical Animation Director: Takuya Matsumura (Broken Blade's Mechanical Animation Director, Zoids/ZERO's In-Between Animation)
  • Mechanical Animation Director: Yu Kato (EX-Driver the Movie and The Princess and the Pilot's Key Animation)
  • CG Director: Shosuke Uechi (Space Battleship Yamato 2199's CG Technical Chief, Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin's CG Design)
  • Color Key: Chiaki Kitabayashi (Broken Blade's Color Check Assistance, Fafner Exodus' Color Setting)
  • Special Effects: Shin Inoie (Code Geass: Akito the Exile and Gundam 00 Second Season's Special Effects)
  • Animation Production: Xebec (Space Battleship Yamato 2199 and Broken Blade's Animation Production)

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