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Earlier today, the staff of the upcoming Full Metal Panic! IV anime series announced that the series will première in Fall 2017. The news was officially unveiled at the Full Metal Panic! Special Stage 2016 fan event.

A visual for the show was also unveiled, which you can check out below:

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In addition, the show’s first staff were officially unveiled. Katsuichi Nakayama (Nishi no Yoki Majo – Astraea Testament) will take the director’s chair at Xebec, with Aya Yamamoto (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!, Fafner EXODUS) serving as animation director. Series creator Shoji Gatoh (The Tower of Druaga: The Aegis of Uruk, Hyōka) will take charge of series composition, and write the screenplay.

The team of Kanetake Ebikawa (Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans, Eureka Seven AO) and Toshiaki Ihara (Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid, M3 The Dark Metal), will handle mechanical designs on the project.

The new Full Metal Panic! will be based on Shoji Gatoh (writer) and Shikidouji’s (illustrator) light novel series of the same name. In the past, the series received six manga adaptations, three anime TV series, and an OVA. The most recent anime series, Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid, aired on Japanese TV in the Summer 2015 season.

The latest manga series, Full Metal Panic! Zero, kicked off in Dragon Magazine in 2013. The ongoing title is being written by series creator Shoji Gatoh, with illustrations by Tetsurō Kasahara.

Source: Twitter (pKjd) (Thanks to Matthew Warren for the tip!