There’s a New Full Metal Panic Anime Coming Out Next Year!

Don’t panic.

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A lot of Full Metal news coming out recently.

Last weekend over at the Fantasia Bunko Festival 2017, Media Factory shared a new promo video that teases their latest entry into the Full Metal Panic series titled Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory. Take a look at the preview below:

Studio XEBEC along with Katsuichi Nakayama (Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo) will direct the series. It is also good to note that the original author for the novels Shoji Gatoh will be penning the script.

The series’ returning cast are:

  • Tomokazu Seki as Sousuke Sagara
  • Satsuki Yukino as Kaname Chidori
  • Ikue Kimura as Kyoko Tokiwa
  • Toshiyuki Morikawa as Atsunobu Hayashimizu
  • Rio Natsuki as Eri Kagurazaka
  • Yukana as Teletha “Tessa” Testarossa
  • Shinichiro Miki as Kurz Weber
  • Michiko Neya as Melissa Mao
  • Akio Ohtsuka as Andrei Kalinin
  • Tomomichi Nishimura as Richard Mardukas
  • Daisuke Namikawa as Leonard Testarossa
  • Kazuhiro Yamaji as Kurama

The original Full Metal Panic! story, which came from the light novels back in 1998 revolves around an alternate Earth where the Cold War did not actually end. The books inspired a 24-episode anime which ran in 2002, followed by Full Metal Fumoffu the next year and a 13-episode Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid two years after.

Previously, they also shared a “0.2” promotional clip last August. For those who missed it you can check it out here:

Expect the series to start around March 2018.