Somewhere, somehow, Mikuni Shimokawa is playing.
Earlier today, Funimation announced that Full Metal Panic! author Shoji Gatoh and illustrator Shiki Dōji will attend Anime Expo 2017. According to Funimation, the duo will host a panel to celebrate the franchise’s 15th anniversary, as well as upcoming anime series Invisible Victory.
Funimation does note that no announcements are planned for the panel.
Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory is on track for a Fall 2017 premiere. 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.
In the past, the Full Metal Panic! light novel 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.