A new TV anime adaption of Shoji Gatoh's Full Metal Panic! light novel series is set to premiere in fall 2017, officially announced at the Fantasia Bunko Big Thanks Festival 2016 event held in Akihabara today. The fourth TV anime, titled Full Metal Panic! IV, is animated by XEBEC (Fafner in the Azure). Hit the jump for more information.
Fujimi Fantasia Bunko has scheduled four series slots for the main stage at its October 22nd fan event. Along with Ange Vierge, Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend - Again, Roku de Nashi Majutsu Kōshi to Akashic Records (an anime adaptation of which has been announced), what's catching the attention of fans is a "must-see" Full Metal Panic! presentation.
Without providing details about the format or specific content, last fall, light novel imprint Fujimi Fantasia Bunko announced plans for a new anime adaptation of Shoji Gatoh's mecha military action/high school rom-com Full Metal Panic! at a weekend Akihabara fan event. Despite some false alerts, more details weren't forthcoming. And while there is still no news, there is now a preliminary site.
It looks like the new anime that Eureka 7's Tomoki Kyoda is developing won't be Full Metal Panic!, or at least won't be revealed to be FMP this week. After rumors circulated earlier in the week that the January issue of Dragon Magazine would announce the project information, along with a second season of Saekano, Kyoda denied knowing about the Bones production. The magazine hit stands without rumored scoop.
Ahead of the January issue of Dragon Magazine, out in November 20th, rumor is that the bi-monthly manga/light novel periodical will announce that the new anime adaptation of Full Metal Panic! will be produced at Bones with Eureka 7's Tomoki Kyoda directing. Along with this is the rumor that the magazine will announce a second season of anime based on Fumiaki Maruto's Saekano, coming in fall 2016.