“Full Metal Panic!” New Audio Drama “Odoru Very Merry Christmas” to be Streamed on December 23

The Full Metal Panic! anime franchise based on Shouji Gatoh’s light novel series has opened a teaser site for its upcoming fourth TV anime series, titled Full Metal Panic! IV, with its main staff member list. The fourth series is animated by XEBEC (Fafner in the Azure, Space Battleship Yamato 2199) and is slated for the fall 2017 season.   


And it is also announced that the first chapter “Queen’s Gambit” of its new audio drama series “Odoru Very Merry Christmas” will be streamed on Lantis’ official YouTube channel at 21:00 on December 23 (JST), 04:00 on December 23 (PST). The drama is based on the episodes in the novel’s 6th volume released in March 2003, and all of the original anime voice cast will return, except Nozomu Sasaki who voiced Yan Jun Gyu and is replaced by Takayuki Okada just for the first chapter. The novel author Gatoh supervises the audio drama project.



Audio drama main visual drawn by the anime character designer Osamu Horiuchi


Novel 6th volume cover




TV anime “Full Metal Panic! IV” main staff


 Director: Katsuichi Nakayama (The Good Witch of the West)

 Character Designer/Chief Animation Director: Osamu Horiuchi (all of the past Full Metal Panic! anime series)

 Sub Character Designer/Animation Director: Aya Yamamoto (Big Order episode animation director)

 Gun Designer/Animation Director: Takeshi Yoshioka

 Mechanic Designer: Kanetake Ebigawa, Toshiaki Ihara

 Set Designer: Takayuki Yanase

 Mechanic Director: Masanori Nishii

 Prop Designer/Mechanic Animation Director: Takuya Matsumura

 Mechanic Animation Director: Masaru Kato

 CG Director: Masanori Kamiji

 Color Designer: Chiaki Kitabayashi (XEBEC)

 Special Effects: Shin Inoie

 Anime Production: Xebec



Source: “Full Metal Panic! IV” teaser site 


© Shouji Gatoh, Shiki Douji/KADOKAWA/FMP4

© Shouji Gatoh, Shiki Douji/KADOKAWA