Full Metal Panic! (also known as Furumetaru Panikku! In Japanese) is an action anime television series that is fully based on a light novel of the same name. Written by Shoji Gatoh and illustrated by Shiki Douji, the light novel series was first published more than two decades back on September 9, 1998.
Some shows are always remembered and acknowledged, however old they get. After thirteen long years, Studio Xebec revived the legendary mecha anime, by releasing its fourth season. As of now, fans are waiting for Full Metal Panic Season 5. Will it ever return? Fortunately, there’s enough hope for the renewal of the anime. Here’s everything you need to know.
IF XEBEC RENEW THE SHOW WHEN WILL IT PREMIERE?
Most of the FMV! installments take around two to three years in production. While Studio Xebec is yet to announce a renewal, the new episodes are likely to premiere sometime around late-2021 or early 2022. We will update this section with a firm release date as soon as it arrives.
FULL METAL PANIC! CHARACTERS:
While Full Metal Panic! has had dozens of characters over the course of its four seasons, a handful among them are central to the plot of the show. Below, we’ve provided you with brief backgrounds on the main characters in the show.
- Sousuke Sagara
- Kaname Chidori
- Kurz Weber
- Melissa Mao
FULL METAL PANIC SEASON 5 PLOT:
Over the course of its many seasons, Full Metal Panic! has followed the story of Sousuke Sagara, an elite member of a covert, private anti-terrorist military organization known as Mithril. Sousuke, being a veteran operative despite his young age, is tasked with protecting a spirited high school girl named Kaname Chidori for reasons not revealed.
For his assignment, Sousuke thus moves to study at Kaname’s school, the Jindai High School, and thus begins his new life as a covert operative disguised as a student. With assistance from his comrades Kurz Weber and Melissa Mao, Sousuke thus begins the arduous task of watching over Kaname at all times, while maintaining his cover.