According to the official site of Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory, the new TV adaptation concept that is based on Full Metal Panic! Light novel series of Shoji Gatho is officially rescheduled its release and it will be on 2018 of Spring. The 4th TV episode was known to feature this fall when it was announced in 2016 of October. Later on, the statement “this fall” was removed from their website early in April 2017. According to the team, it needs to be postponed for some reason as stated in the statement below:
“In addition to the original staff who have worked on the series since the first one, we have added new members and have sank our teeth into the production. However, Full Metal Panic! is the title that demands high level of capability and vitality not only from the new members, but also from the original ones. We have almost given up the project many times. At all such times, we worked our fingers to the bone in order to deliver the best work we can to the fans. Then literally, 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.”
From Its Official Twitter Post:
“There will be many things we can announce in future, so it would be helpful if you can keep sending us your opinions and requests. We appreciate your kind cooperation for Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory.”
The announcement was also made on the panel for the 15th anniversary of the anime series held at Anime Expo. The team invited Shoji Gatoh, the author and the designer Shiki Douja. Along with them is Bota Kun who is known to be a secret guest.
About the Anime
The action novel series was recently adopted in the TV anime series for the 3rd time. The very first series is the Full Meta Panic in the year 2002. The second one was the Full Metal Panic Fumoffu in the year 2003 and the third one is called the Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid in 2005 which is produced by Kyoto Animation. The 4th anime TV series is now known as the Full Metal Panic Invisible Victory which is animated by XEBEC. Katsuichi Nakayama is going to direct the TV series.