News Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory TV Anime Reveals Full Title
posted on 2017-01-19 11:15 EST by Jennifer Sherman
The official website for the Full Metal Panic! franchise announced on Wednesday that the full title of the new Full Metal Panic! IV anime will be Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory. The television anime series is slated to premiere this fall.
Katsuichi Nakayama (series director for planetarian, assistant director for Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo, Bodacious Space Pirates The Movie: Abyss of Hyperspace) is directing the series at studio XEBEC. Full Metal Panic! original novel author Shoji Gatoh is handling the series composition and writing all the scripts. Osamu Horiuchi (Full Metal Panic!, Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid) is the character designer and chief animation director, and Aya Yamamoto (animation director for My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!) is the sub-character designer. Additionally, Takeshi Yoshioka (chief animation director for Classroom Crisis, Valkyrie Drive -Mermaid-) is the small arms designer and animation director, Kanetake Ebikawa (Full Metal Panic!, Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid) and Toshiaki Ihara (Full Metal Panic!, Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid) are the mechanical designers, Takayuki Yanase (Ghost in the Shell Arise, Gundam 00 mechanical designer) is the set designer, and Masanori Nishii (Star Blazers 2199) is the mechanical director. Additional staff members include:
Prop Designer and Mechanical Animation Director: Takuya Matsumura
Mechanical Animation Director: Yu Kato
CG Director: Shōsuke Uechi
Color Key: Chiaki Kitabayashi (XEBEC)
Special Effects: Shin Inoie
The schedule for a stage event had teased in August that the event would have an "important announcement" for the franchise. The Fantasia Bunko Daikanshasai event announced in 2015 that plans for a new anime adaptation of the Full Metal Panic! light novel series were underway.
The website also announced that the second episode of the Odoru Very Merry Christmas (Dancing Very Merry Christmas) audio drama, titled "Yotei wa Mitei" (Plans Undecided), will launch on January 23. The website posted an image for the episode. The audio drama's first episode, "Queen's Gambit," is available now.