Interest Fullmetal Panic! Another Novel Has Return of "That" Male Character
posted on 2012-07-24 21:15 EDT by Ko Ransom
An image from the latest issue of Fujimi Shobo's Dragon Magazine has revealed that the upcoming fourth volume of Full Metal Panic! Another, the new spinoff novel project based on Shoji Gatoh's Full Metal Panic! light novel series, will feature the return of an individual only named in the article as "that man," who the piece states that "any FMP! fan will know." The teaser also features a silhouette of a long-haired man resembling the illustration of Kurz Weber on the cover of the tenth volume of the original novel series.
The fourth volume of Full Metal Panic! Another will feature two stories, a "Kikuno vs. Adelina" story, as well as another featuring the silhouetted man from the article. The volume is currently slated for an August 17 release.
Earlier this month, it was revealed that a new "FTA" project related to the series is in development.
Based on Shoji Gatoh's Full Metal Panic! light novel series, the Full Metal Panic! Another spinoff novel series debuted in August 2011. The story is set over a decade after the story in the original Full Metal Panic! light novels, and it centers around a boy whose destiny is changed after an encounter with a D.O.M.S. Arm Slave robot operator named Adelina.
In June 2010, the North American publisher Tokyopop revealed its plans to publish the fourth and fifth volumes of the original Full Metal Panic! novel series in 2011. Tokyopop shipped the two volumes in one book in February 2011 before announcing that it will close its North American publishing operations in May 2011. Full Metal Panic! centers around a mercenary group called Mithril on a parallel Earth in which the Cold War did not end in 1991. The final main volumes in the original novel series shipped in Japan in summer 2010.
Source: Moe Ota-news Sokuhō