The official website for Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory, the new TV anime adaption project based on Shoji Gatoh's Full Metal Panic! light novel series, was updated today with a new key visual featuring the protagonist Sousuke Sagara and the main heroine Kaname Chidori, along with Sousuke's main Arm Slave ARX-7 Arbalest in their back, and also posted a new 90-second PV.
The fourth TV anime was originally set to premiere this fall when it was announced back in October 2016, but it has been moved to Spring 2018. In July, the site explained the reason for the postponement, "We reached our limit. We needed more time. We realize that we need to ask for more time to continue the production. As a result of various discussions, we have decided to postpone the airing to the Spring of 2018."
New key visual
The "PV 0.2 (Japanese version)," previously screened at the Summer Comiket 2017, is now
legitimately streamed on Kadokawa's official YouTube channel.
The action novel series was previously adapted into TV anime three times, the first Full Metal Panic! (2002)
by GONZO, the second Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu (2003) and third Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid (2005)
by Kyoto Animation. Then the upcoming fourth TV anime Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory is animated
by XEBEC (Fafner in the Azure, Space Battleship Yamato 2199). Katsuichi Nakayama, known for his directorial
works for the 2006 TV anime The Good Witch of the West, is attached to direct. All of the voice cat members
are confirmed to return.
Canada, and South Africa.
Meanwhile, the release schdule for the upcoming three-part "director's cut" compilation films based
on the first Full Metal Panic! TV anime is also announced. Each chapter will be screened for a limited
time of one week in Kadokawa Cinema Shunjuku (Tokyo), Tachikawa Cinema City (Tokyo), and Umeda
Barg 7 (Osaka).
November 25, 2017: The First Section "Boy Meets Girl"
January 13, 2018: The Second Section "One Night Stand"
January 20, 2018: The Third Section "Into The Blue"
Key visual for the first chapter drawn by the novel's original illustrator Shikidouji
Teaser trailer for the compilation films
In addition, the franchse's first stand-alone Play Station 4 game titled "Full Metal Panic! Tatakau Who Dares
Wins" is now in development by B.B. Studio (Super Robot Wars) for a 2018 release. Its official website opened
today with a key visual and a 90-second teaser PV.
©Shoji Gatoh, Shikidouji/KADOKAWA/FMP!4