Anime Spotlight - FULL METAL PANIC! Invisible Victory

by ANN Staff,

FULL METAL PANIC! Invisible Victory

Official Website: http://fullmeta-iv.com/
Premieres on April 13th, 2018

Key Staff

Director: Katsuichi Nakayama
(The Good Witch of the West (TV))
Series Composition: Shoji Gatoh
(The Tower of Druaga: The Aegis of Uruk (TV))















Story

The enemy Amalgam strikes back against Sosuke Sagara and Mithril! And this time, things are serous!

Jindai High School gained back its peace after the defeat of the powerful Amalgam enemies, Gauron and Gates. However, this peace didn't last for long...

After multiple failures, Amalgam attacks Sosuke Sagara and his friends with all they've got--Mithril's bases around the world are under attack! Melida Island--the place where Tessa's Tuatha de Danaan submarine is housed--is being barraged with attacks from missiles and Arm Slaves. On the other hand, Sosuke and Kaname are being chased by a mysterious enemy!!

Once again, Sosuke, Kaname, Tessa, and all the others must take on the biggest challenge they've ever faced!!

Character Names & Descriptions & Seiyuu

MITHRIL
Sousuke Sagara

Voice: Tomokazu Seki

The protagonist of this story.

He's a part of Mithril, a non-governmental mercenary organization that performs operations to mediate military conflicts. He's a remarkable soldier who has lived on the battlefield since he was just a child. He's a part of the tactical department's western Pacific ocean brigade Tuatha de Danaan's ground warfare unit, SRT (Special Response Team). His rank is sergeant​, and his call sign is "Urzu 7." After receiving orders to guard the Japanese high school student Kaname Chidori, he transfers into her school--Jindai High School--pretending to be a normal transfer student. He lives as a high school while protecting Kaname from the terrorist organizaion Amalgam, which is targeting her due to her being a Whispered, a being with hidden powers related to technology still unknown to society. Though he had only known the battlefield, Sosuke begins getting back some of his humanity by spending time living in Japan, communicating with others. He is able to operate the Arm Slaves Savage, the Gernsback, as well as the ARX-7 Arbalest, which contains the AI "Al."

Teletha Testarossa

Voice: Yukana

The supreme commander of the tactical department's western Pacific ocean brigade and the captain of the Tuatha de Danaan combat submarine. Her rank is general. Nicknamed Tessa, she is the superior of Sosuke Sagara. Just like Kaname Chidori, Teletha is a Whispered. She's an American with Swiss Austrian and Italian blood running through her veins, leading to her ash blonde hair and gray eyes. Once she leaves the captain's chair, she becomes an unreliable, clumsy girl. Her elder brother is one of the top brass of the terrorist organization, Amalgam.

Kurz Weber

Voice: Shinichiro Miki

A member of the same ground combat command SRT as Sosuke Sagara. His rank is sergeant​, and his call sign is Urzu 6. He pilots a Gernsback that houses the AI Yukari. He's a German who is able to speak Japanese fluently. His skills as a sniper are top notch, even when riding an Arm Slave. He was a major player fighting off the giant enemy Arm Slave "Behemoth"'s invasion on Tokyo. Kurz is a good buddy of Sosuke's.

Melissa Mao

Voice: Michiko Neya

A member of the ground combat command SRT. She has risen to the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Her call sign is "Urzu-2," and she pilots a Gernsback that houses the AI "Friday." Sbe is Kurz and Sosuke's superior officer. She's a Chinese-American woman who looks good with a short haircut. She's a reliable woman with bad booze habits. She doesn't exactly have good luck, and has had to escape a variety of dangerous situations on the battlefield as a result.

Andrei Sergeivich Kalinin

Voice: Akio Otsuka

A commander of Mithril's tactical department's western Pacific ocean brigade Tuatha de Danaan's ground warfare unit. His rank is Lieutenant Commander, and his codename is "Perth 1." He can sometimes be cold enough to cut off his subordinates in order to make the mission succeed. Sosuke met Andrei in the past when he was the commander of the special forces of the Soviet Union.

Richard Henry Mardukas

Voice: Tomomichi Nishimura

Vice captain of Mithril's tactical department's western Pacific ocean brigade "Tuatha de Danaan." His rank is commander. He has a serious personality, and because of his dedication to strict order, he's very harsh with Sosuke Sagara, who disrupts any and all order around him. He is nicknamed "Duke" due to his ability to command those around him during marine combat, as well as his ability to keep his cool attitude during a skirmish. He can be a very reliable commander when the need arises.

Sachi Shinohara

Voice: Aya Uchida

A non-commissioned officer​ stationed on the Melida Island base in charge of communications. Her rank is sergeant. She's a Japanese girl who transferred from the Japanese self-defense force to Mithril.

AMALGAM
Leonard Testarossa

Voice: Daisuke Namikawa

The head of Mithril's enemy, the terrorist organization Amalgam, and Teletha Testarossa's twin brother. Like Kaname Chidori and Teletha Testarossa, he is a Whispered. He is deeply involved in the development of the "Codarl" and "Alastor" series of Arm Slaves. Despite his thin build, he is extremely skilled in combat, and pilots the powerful Arm Slave "Belial," which can even overwhelm Sosuke Sagara's Arbalest.

Kurama

Voice: Kazuhiro Yamaji

A mysterious Asian man, though his exact nationality is unknown. Just like Gauron and Gates before him, Kurama is a bitter enemy of Sosuke Sagara. He's a madman who continues to slaughter people in order to complete his plan of capturing Kaname. He's currently trying to quit smoking, and he has carrot sticks in his cigarette case in the place of smokes.

Lee Fowler

Voice: Tomokazu Sugita

The subordinate of Leonard Testarossa. He pilots the Erigor, an arm slave developed from the Codarl series. He always has a calm disposition, and speaks in a very polite manner. He is very skilled at Arm Slave combat, and is even able to keep up with the Arm Slave "Falke."

Tokyo Metropolitan High School
Kaname Chidori

Voice: Satsuki Yukino

The heroine of this story. A female high school student attending Jindai High School who is a part of Class 2-4. Raised overseas, she's gorgeous, fit, and the top of her class. She's cheery and quick to take action, but is completely dense when it comes to issues of romance. She's one of the Whispered, beings who have special powers. Because of this power, she is being targeted by the terrorist organization Amalgam She sometimes is able to escape dangerous situations thanks to those same powers, but she also has times when she wavers as to whether to use them or not.

Kyouko Tokiwa

Voice: Ikue Kimura

A classmate of Kaname Chidori with a spacey and innocent personality. Her trademarks are her glasses and pigtails. She's a member of the student council, as well as Kaname's friend she goes to for advice.

Atsunobu Hayashimizu

Voice: Toshiyuki Morikawa

The student council president. Sosuke Sagara respects him from the bottom of his heart, going so far as to call him "Excellency."

Eri Kagurazaka

Voice: Rio Natsuki

The homeroom teacher of Sosuke Sagara and Kaname Chidori's class, 2-4. She's also the counselor for the student council. She has a passion for her job, as can be seen when she sometimes puts her own life on the line to protect her students.

Cast

Sousuke Sagara
Tomokazu Seki
Kaname Chidori
Satsuki Yukino
Kyouko Tokiwa
Ikue Kimura
Atsunobu Hayashimizu
Toshiyuki Morikawa
Eri Kagurazaka
Rio Natsuki
Teletha "Tessa" Testarossa
Yukana
Kurz Weber
Shinichiro Miki
Melissa Mao
Michiko Neya
Andrei Kalinin
Akio Ohtsuka
Richard Mardukas
Tomomichi Nishimura
Leonard Testarossa
Daisuke Namikawa
Kurama
Kazuhiro Yamaji
Lee Fowler
Tomokazu Sugita
Wilhelm Casper
Masaki Terasoma
Sabina Rechnio
Marina Inoue
Sachi Shinohara
Aya Uchida
Nami
Minori Chihara
Michel Lemon
Kenjiro Tsuda
Namusaku Police Chief
Tesshō Genda
George Lovelock
Sho Hayami
Dragonfly (Falke AI)
Kappei Yamaguchi
Ash
Daichi ENDŌ
Reiley
Jiro Saito
Geo
Tsubasa Yonaga
Dao
Tooru Sakurai

Staff

Original creator
Shoji Gatoh
Original Illustration
Shikidouji (Fantasia Bunko)
Director
Katsuichi Nakayama
Series Composition / Script
Shoji Gatoh
Character Design / Chief Animation Director
Osamu Horiuchi
Sub-Character Design
Aya Yamamoto
Mechanical Director
Masanori Nishii
Mechanical Design
Kanetake Ebikawa
Toshiaki Ihara
Set Design
Takayuki Yanase
Firearm Design
Takeshi Yoshioka
Prop Design
Takuya Matsumura
Art Setting
Toshiki Amada
Color Setting
Chiaki Kitabayashi
Art Director
Ryouka Kinoshita
CGI Director
Shōsuke Uechi
Director of Photography
Hiroshi Inoue
Special Effects
Shin Inoie
Editing
Daisuke Hiraki
Music
Toshihiko Sahashi
Sound Director
Yota Tsuruoka
Production Company
Basic
Production
FMP!4
Theme Song Performance:
"Even...if" by Tamaru Yamada (OP)
"yes" by Tamaru Yamada (ED)

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