It’s weathered a few delays, having originally been planned for fall last year, but Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory will finally air this spring. It was pushed back because of a need for more production time, so it’ll surely be worth the wait when it premieres on April 13th.
Katsuichi Nakayama, assistant director for Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo, is directing at studio XEBEC, while the original Full Metal Panic! novelist Shoji Gatoh is on series composition and scriptwriting. Osamu Horiuchi is the character designer and chief animation director, back from Full Metal Panic! and Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid.
Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory is based on the novel’s 6th volume, released in March 2003. It’s also been confirmed that the full original voice cast will return to their familiar roles, except for Nozomu Sasaki who voiced Yang Jun-Kyu. Just for the first chapter, the soldier of Mithril’s Special Response Team will instead be voiced by Takayuki Okada, who voiced Kotoro Onodera in Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu.