It looks like the members of Mithril are back in action.
Earlier today, Funimation announced several major cast members for their English dub for Full Metal Panic! IV (Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory). The series will star the following:
- Sousuke Sagara: Chris Patton
- Kaname Chidori: Luci Christian
- Teletha “Tessa” Testarossa: Hilary Haag
- Melissa Mao: Alison Keith
- Kurz Weber: Vic Mignogna
- Kyoko Tokiwa: Monica Rial
Patton, Christian, Haag, Keith, and Mignogna are reprising their roles from previous Full Metal Panic! anime dubs.
Rial confirmed her role as Kyoko on Twitter. Visuals for the characters revealed by Funimation were also shown off, which you can check out below:
Full Metal Panic! IV‘s SimulDub will launch on FunimationNow on May 6.
The series is based on Shoji Gatoh (writer) and Shikidouji’s (illustrator) light novel series of the same name. Katsuichi Nakayama (Nishi no Yoki Majo – Astraea Testament) took 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) is in charge of series composition, and writing the screenplay.
Full Metal Panic! previously received six manga adaptations, three anime TV series, and an OVA. The most recent anime series prior to Invisible victory, 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.