Still remember that rumor that we had back in early May this year about the coming fourth season of series Full Metal Panic? Sorry but that’s totally a rumor and the forth season is not coming yet. Despite that fact we are not having the fourth season this year, we also mention a new light novel of the series is about to come out. It was confirmed quite a while ago in late May that the light novel, with a title of Full Metal Panic! Another (フルメタル・パニック！アナザー) will be released on August 20. It’s a spin-off story about 10 years after the story in Full Metal Panic! where Sousuke and Kaname are the protagonists.
The character design is done by Douji Shiki (四季童子) as usual and you can have a look at the above pic for our female protagonist Adelina (アデリーナ). The topic we are focusing today, apart from the light novel, is the illustration above. Folks of Infinite Stratos (インフィニット・ストラトス, IS) complain that Adelina is somehow similar to the heroines of IS. Take a look at it and you won’t probably find any clues and here is how.
- Ponytail (ポニテ) – Houki Shinonono (篠ノ之 箒)
- Blonde (金髪) – Cecilia Alcott (セシリア オルコット) & Charlotte Dunois (シャルロット デュノア)
- Tsurime Eyes (吊り目) – Lingyin Huang (凰 鈴音)
- Solider (軍人) – Laura Bodewig (ラウラ ボーデヴィッヒ)
Frankly speaking, you can find all the above descriptions around any kinds of Anime, let’s say, Sakura Wars (サクラ大戦), Tales of the Abyss (テイルズ オブ ジ アビス) and almost every series of Tales have all the above description, and yes, they have Loli too, do you need to add it up? All I can say is that their accusation is groundless and we have all kinds of similar character across the series. What’s more important of a series is the story and the plot, and to me, Infinite Stratos can never compare with Full Metal Panic!, ever and apparently they cannot even mentioned within the similar level. Though I have to admit the female protagonists are cute and I really like Charlotte and Cecilia, and that’s all, the rest is just typical Harem series. You can also check out Douji Shiki’s Twitter for the reply (basic idea, I don’t even know about IS…) and it’s quite fun but should be careful about the vengeance of the fans of Infinite Stratos :)
As for the story, it appears that Sousuke will show up in the new novel and our new male protagonist Anazabere (?) (アナザーバレ) is also a student of Jindai High School.