Full Metal Panic is a popular anime series based on a light novel of the same title. After the release of season 1 in 2002, Full Metal Panic completed four seasons, and the fans are now waiting for the announcement of season 5.
A Peek Into The Storyline
Sousuke Sagara is a sergeant of an anti-terrorist organization named Mithril. The 17-year old Sousuke is a skilled fighter and adept in handling arms and explosives. He’s also competent to perform camouflage.
The story continues further as Sousuke is entrusted with a mission to protect Kaname Chidori from terrorist attacks. She is a 16-year old girl studying at Jindai High School. The reason why Kaname is targeted is unrevealed.
To carry on his assignment, assisted by a comrade, Sousuke goes to the school as a student. But on reaching the school, he started seeing everything through a combat prism. For him, everything, even the most common social activities, seemed to be terrorist attacks.
This reveals the other side of Sousuke, who is incompetent in socializing. Nevertheless, he continues his surveillance and protects Chidori from terrorist strikes.
But what will be the reason why she is targeted?
Casting Choices We Can Expect
If season 5 of Full Metal Panic will be released, we can see four central characters.
The first being Sousuke himself, who is the male lead of the series. He is part of Mithril’s Special Response Team and is known by his code name Uzru-7. How much ever competent he may be in handling the most sophisticated weaponry, he’s still a 17-year old boy who struggles to adapt himself to society.
Next is undoubtedly Kanama Chidori, a student with special powers in understanding and comprehending advanced science and mathematics. Though she always tops the school, Chidori is unaware of her true potential. She was irritated and wary of the all-time presence of Sousuke but eventually fell in love with him.
Kurz Weber, known by his code name Uzru-6 is Sousuke’s comrade who accompanies him in his assignment.
Another notable character will be Melissa Mao (Uzru-2), the second commander of the anti-terrorist militant organization. She is an able leader known for her expertise in cyberwar.
Things You May Want To Know About Full Metal Panic Season 5
The first volume of the novel written by Shoji Gatoh based on which the series is made was published in 1998.
A company named Gonzo released season 1 of Full Metal Panic based on the first three volumes of the novel in 2002. In 2003, Kyoto Animation released season 2 that was a companion series.
In 2005, Kyoto Animation released season 3 based on volumes 4 and 5 of the novel. After a long gap, Xebec released season 4 of the series in 2018 based on volumes 7, 8, and 9. Now, the fans are eagerly waiting for season 5.
When Can We Expect The Release
Though no official date is announced so far, we can expect the release of season 5 very soon. The long gap of thirteen years between seasons 3 and 4 itself proves the popularity and insatiable demands of the fans.
Summing It Up
While season 4 covered volumes 7, 8, and 9 of the light novel, volumes 10 and 11 remain untapped. Since season 3 was built upon volumes 4 and 5, the last two volumes would provide necessary content for season 5. So, keep your fingers crossed!