It looks like Mithril is expanding its ranks in time for a spring deployment.
Earlier today, Bandai Namco streamed a Full Metal Panic! live program, titled the Full Metal Panic! Special Mission. During the show, the hosts showed off a new teaser trailer, in addition to several new cast members. We break the details down below:
The minute-long trailer features a look at the show in action, with song Even … if playing as a background track.
The new cast members include:
- Namusaku Police Chief: Tesshō Genda
- George Lovelock: Sho Hayami
- Dragonfly (Falke AI): Kappei Yamaguchi
Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory hits Japanese TV in April.
Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory will air in the Spring 2018 broadcast season. The show, which was originally on-track for a Fall 2017 launch, was rescheduled to the following spring on July 1.
Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory will be based on Shoji Gatoh (writer) and Shikidouji’s (illustrator) light novel series of the same name. 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.
New cast members include:
- Lee Fowler: Tomokazu Sugita
- Wilhelm Casper: Masaki Terasoma
- Sabina Refunio: Marina Inoue
- Sachi Shinohara: Aya Uchida
- Nami: Minori Chihara
- Mitchel Lemon: Kenjiro Tsuda
Cast members returning from previous shows include:
- Sousuke Sagara: Tomokazu Seki
- Kaname Chidori: Satsuki Yukino
- Kyoko Tokiwa: Ikue Kimura
- Atsunobu Hayashimizu: Toshiyuki Morikawa
- Eri Kagurazaka: Rio Natsuki
- Teletha “Tessa” Testarossa: Yukana
- Kurz Weber: Shinichiro Miki
- Melissa Mao: Michiko Neya
- Andrei Kalinin: Akio Ohtsuka
- Richard Mardukas: Tomomichi Nishimura
- Leonard Testarossa: Daisuke Namikawa
- Kurama: Kazuhiro Yamaji
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.