Whilst the anime adaptation of Shoji Gatoh and Shiki Douji’s Full Metal Panic! light novel was announced late last year, the official website of the project has just opened and revealed a tiny bit of new information.
The anime’s website has just opened with a character page. So far, only the three main characters (pictured above) were featured on the page. The page will update over time as various factions are seen transparent on the page: Jindai High School, Mithril, Amalgam and Unknown.
- Sousuke Sagara
- Kaname Chidori
- Teletha Testarossa
The new anime based on Full Metal Panic! was revealed at the Fantasia Bunko Big Thanksgiving 2015 event.
Sci-Fi light novel series written by Shoji Gatoh and illustrated by Shiki Douji. The novels began in 1998 being published by Fujimi Shobo’s Fujimi Fantasia Bunko imprint, ending in 2011 after 23 volumes – with 12 main volumes and 11 volumes of short stories. A spin-of light novel series was also produced, written by Naoto Ooguro and illustrated by Shiki Douji, that began in 2011 as Full Metal Panic! Another, with 7 volumes to date and is still ongoing. The series has received 3 TV anime adaptations since the series started. The first anime was produced by studio Gonzo (Welcome to the N.H.K., Rosario + Vampire), that ran in 2002 for 24 episodes. A second season of the anime was produced in 2005, but was animated by Kyoto Animation for 12 episodes. Kyoto Animation have also produced a third series titled Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu, a spin-off anime set between both seasons. There has also been numerous manga adaptations of the series written and illustrated by various artists; Gatoh also wrote some of the adaptations.
Here is the synopsis of the series from MAL:
Equipped with cutting-edge weaponry and specialized troops, a private military organization named Mithril strives to extinguish the world’s terrorism and all threats to peace on earth. The organization is powered by the “Whispered,” individuals who possess intuitive knowledge and the remarkable ability to create powerful devices and machinery.
Seventeen-year-old Sousuke Sagara, a sergeant working for Mithril, has been assigned to protect Kaname Chidori, a Whispered candidate. He is ordered to join her high school class and be as close to her as possible to prevent her from falling into enemy hands—that is, if he can safely blend in with their fellow classmates without revealing his true identity.
Sousuke, who was raised on a battlefield and has very little knowledge of an average high school student’s lifestyle, must adapt to a normal school life to safeguard Kaname. However, enemy forces have already begun making their move, and Sousuke is about to find out that the adversary coming for the Whispered girl may be a lot more familiar than he expects.
A brand new Full Metal Panic! anime is currently in production, with its format and details currently unknown. Further information about the new adaptation will be revealed soon.
You can visit the anime’s website here: http://fullmetal-panic.jp/
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