According to the back cover of the fourth volume of Full Metal Panic! Another, the author of the series Shoji Gatoh (賀東 招二) will be team up with Yuka Nakajima (なかじまゆか, Digital Lover), the illustrator behind Papa no Iukoto wo Kikinasai! (パパのいうことを聞きなさい, lit. Listen to Me, Girls. I Am Your Father!)), to launch a new light novel project. Friends may have question regarding the fourth season of the TV Anime of Full Metal Panic! when we mention the topic. As we mentioned in the post last year, the fourth season of the series may not coming though the staff did have the intention to make one. The light novel of the series was ended last year at volume 12 and in all means, they have everything ready to make a new season and it’s now just the matter of time and whether they really going to make one.
But do you remember that we mentioned another project early this year about the collaboration of Sekina Aoi’s (葵 せきな) Seitokai no Ichizon (生徒会の一存, Student Council’s Discretion) and Yomi Hirasaka’s (平坂 読) Haganai (僕は友達が少ない, Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai, lit. I Don’t Have Many Friends). And later on, the two Anime got their second season. Seitokai no Ichizon will be aired in this Fall while Haganai was announced with the date remains unknown. No further speculation about this one but will keep an eye on it and keep you posted.
Update on September 21, 2012: We are updating the post with the latest information about the new project. As you can see from the image below, does it remind you of our cute Bonta-kun? Well, we know you are asking whether it has something to do with the most expected Full Metal Panic Anime? Probably not. The first volume of the new novel will be released in December.