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Aug 3, 2011 6:41 AM

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In Fujimi Shobo's live program on Niconico Live, Gatoh Shoji mentioned the current situation of the fourth season of Full Metal Panic. He said "Due to the circumstances of the business, I cannot freely talk about the fourth season. The project is not dead but don't have high expectations. Please wait for the realization patiently. As long as I keep silent about the fourth season, you can take it that the project is still running. When the new season is officially canceled, I'll announce it."

The first volume of a spin-off novel "Full Metal Panic Another" will be released on August 20th. A new collection of the short stories of FMP will also be released on the same day.

PV of Full Metal Panic Another (Youtube)

Sources: Niconico Live, Recorded Program
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Aug 3, 2011 6:57 AM

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When the new season is officially canceled, I'll announce it.


WHATTT??
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Aug 3, 2011 6:58 AM

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there's hope? THERE'S HOPE! PLEASE MAKE ANOTHER SEASON!!!!
 
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Aug 3, 2011 6:59 AM

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so he'll only announce if its officially canceled...damn
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Aug 3, 2011 7:08 AM

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Everyday he says nothing, there is hope. My god, I'll live each day in fear that the announcement will come.
 
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Aug 3, 2011 7:10 AM

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I came in to this thread with hope, and I left with greater despair than before.
 
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Aug 3, 2011 7:59 AM

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dtshyk said:
When the new season is officially canceled, I'll announce it."

D:
But...
dtshyk said:
As long as I keep silent about the fourth season, you can take it that the project is still running.

That's a good sign, right? RIGHT?!
 
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Aug 3, 2011 8:03 AM

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Gotoh just let us go or announce it, stop stringing us along...
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Aug 3, 2011 8:04 AM

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I guess we'll wait another 6 years...sigh

 
Aug 3, 2011 8:08 AM

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don't just go say something and do something else or i'll curse u lol
 
Aug 3, 2011 8:10 AM

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Just make it FUCKING happen....

I don't want to hear excuses and cock teases....I want to hear "FMP Season 4 is green lit".

Fuck You Gatoh Shoji if you don't deliver!!!!!!
 
Aug 3, 2011 8:57 AM

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iLL look at this on the positive side.
geez. atleast, there is still hope. I really really reallllyyyyy miss FMP.. i hope there won't be an announcement.. BUT i don't want to wait for long either..
GEEZ! REALIZE already that there are a LLLLLLOOOOOOOOOTTTTTTTT of people waiting for the 4th season..

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Aug 3, 2011 9:00 AM

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Goddamnit, after Nichijou I was hoping KyoAni would do The Third Raid. The studio NEED to let their staff do action. Imagine the epicness of Nichijous money shots coupled with an overarching story of violence, robots and Sousuke. Just imagine!
 
Aug 3, 2011 9:05 AM

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dtshyk said:
"When the new season is officially canceled, I'll announce it."


This means they're near the announcement of the cancellation. Since FMP is my favourite series, I'm really disappointed. I honestly believe FMP will turn into the new Duke Nukem Forever. That being said... See you guys in 2024!




p.s.: don't blame Shouji Gatoh, he isn't responsible for making the anime. He just wrote a fantastic script for it and this is where his work ends. Blame KyoAni for spewing out nothing but SoL stuff like crazy lately...
 
Aug 3, 2011 9:16 AM

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God bless Full Metal Panic .
 
Aug 3, 2011 9:24 AM

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PRAY! Ev en if you don't believe in any god, pray! Heck you can pray to Haruhi for all I care just pray! Do want new Full Metal Panic! The novels are done NOW ANIMATE IT!
 
Aug 3, 2011 9:35 AM

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Full Metal Panic Forever. 10 years in development.
 
Aug 3, 2011 9:42 AM

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Hope they don't cancel it......
 
Aug 3, 2011 10:19 AM

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I never expect anything from FMP.
 
Aug 3, 2011 10:40 AM

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well then we can all take it as it being canceled....unofficially.
 
Aug 3, 2011 10:43 AM

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Guess it wasn't "moe" enough for today's standards >:/
 
Aug 3, 2011 11:00 AM
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dtshyk said:
"When the new season is officially canceled, I'll announce it."


this is so not ok... makes me want to cry :(
 
Aug 3, 2011 11:14 AM

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The Japanese fans that I follow are all saying that they're hopeful. The wording of the translation is kind of rough and is conveying a different voice. If the Japanese fans that watched the stream are saying they have hope, then I'm right there with them. ^^

(I watched the stream too, but kept spacing out, so I kinda missed the exact wording during that part. Caught plenty of Gatoh leering at 'Lina though >.> Perv. Drunken perv. XD)
 
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Diddles said:
Guess it wasn't "moe" enough for today's standards >:/

Yeah, too bad FMP (at least the anime adaptations) are high on moe factor.
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jmal said:
Wow, guys, calm down a bit - it's a translation so latching onto the very subtle distinction between "when it is canceled" and "if it is canceled" and "when and if it is canceled" can be dangerous.

I'm sure he's not implying that it is definitely going to be canceled and that it's only a matter of time. It makes more sense to assume he is simply saying that he won't say anything else on the matter until and unless it gets canceled, because if it really does get produced the announcement won't come from him, but from PR from the production committee/broadcaster.

And it's hardly his fault either way, he's a mangaka not a broadcast exec or financial investor making the decision to front the required cash for production. I'm sure he would want it to be adapted.


This.

(and *ahem* pet peeve... Gatoh isn't a mangaka. He's an author, plain and simple. All the art in the novels is done by a different person, all of the manga are done by other people. He's not an artist, he doesn't draw. He just writes some awesomely epic words ^^)

But, yes, honestly. It's a rough translation, and if the series was definitely getting cancelled, it would have been, and he would have been saying something much different. I know it's been a long time, but c'mon FMP fans, hang in awhile longer. ^^ Busy yourself with other stuff until that announcement comes. Me, I'm gonna be polishing off my Japanese by reading the new novel series! Woo, enthusiasm!! I has it! (And no life! Wooo!)

I was watching the stream, none of the comments were crying about a lack of anime. They were intrigued. There was a ton of "OOOOOOOOO" floating across the screen at that point. The Japanese fans have hope and are intrigued! So stop being so glum over a rough translation! XD
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What's the big deal? Isn't this the very first time Gatoh ever mentioned a fourth season being in the works? I'm not sure what you are worried about. Nothing has changed to yesterday. But now we know they really are planning on doing one. There is a project for a new season. It just needs to be greenlit. Still even when it does one day it will still take a certain amount of time until it is ready to be broadcasted. And if the project for a new season gets canceled (which it never will) he will tell you. Sounds good to me.
 
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In a more ideal anime world, Kyoani would continue FMP and put out a season of Haruhi at least once a year. But I doubt either is likely to happen.
 
Aug 3, 2011 12:12 PM

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Confucius said:
When the new season is officially canceled, I'll announce it.


WHATTT??
lol, same reaction.
 
Aug 3, 2011 1:00 PM

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Why bother with all those spin off if none are ever gonna get animated? I hope the translation is off xD
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Aug 3, 2011 1:02 PM

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At least the project is somewhat going on D:

I really want to see COMO and all the novels after that animated.

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Aug 3, 2011 1:19 PM

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Dont cancel it! >.<
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Aug 3, 2011 2:47 PM

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"dont have high expectations" lol kinda sucks when you have to say that about your own stuff... but then again the first season was fine... the rest isnt worth mentioning lol



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Aug 3, 2011 2:49 PM

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I want more FMP!!!!! I'll be happy if a 4th season is made.
 
Aug 3, 2011 3:56 PM

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What does that even mean?
 
Aug 3, 2011 4:03 PM

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Hope? Is that what I'm seeing??
 
Aug 3, 2011 4:14 PM

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Oh, crap. Didn't even know there was three seasons of it.
I must watch this show, sooner or later, since it's an apparent masterpiece.
 
Aug 3, 2011 5:07 PM

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So it's on life support...
 
Aug 3, 2011 5:21 PM

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Well..........fuck.

Fingers still crossed though.
 
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TreF said:
Diddles said:
Guess it wasn't "moe" enough for today's standards >:/

Yeah, too bad FMP (at least the anime adaptations) are high on moe factor.

Yeah there's Tessa but that's about it. Nowadays, even shows with a serious tone have moe girls as leads so that they can get more attention from the Japanese watchers. You don't see characters like Sousuke as leads anymore aside from a few long running shonen...
 
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Diddles said:
Nowadays, even shows with a serious tone have moe girls as leads so that they can get more attention from the Japanese watchers.

Yeah, like... Tessa and Chidori.
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Aug 4, 2011 6:40 AM
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I want so much but so so much a FMP Season , its very cool , dont say that hope is 0% at least say that hope is alive !
 
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at least it sounds not blivit for gatoh, you know,,
 
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The forced kiss/girlfriend stealing, rape attempt, the loss of all hope and other happiness I spotted as I glanced through what's been released of Sigma (post-TSR manga) would make it... awkward to adapt. The first season/Fumoffu's content had a lighthearted, romantic comedy edge which made it easy enough to sell to all ages, and even TSR started out with some of the usual comedy... but it all gets so depressing/bleak that it'd make those drawn in by the rom-coming uncomfortable.

Awkward to put on TV story is awkward.
 
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Dammit.
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Aug 8, 2011 2:48 PM
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FMP ITS the BEST ! PLZ GATOH DONT BREAK MY HEART :( , I JUST WANT TO LIVE IN FMP , FMP IS THE BEST MAKE THE SEASON PLZ ! ITS A GREAT STORY !
 
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Its very uncool to close a project that needs to reveil more and more of his story , how many people do you think you gonna break the hearth or give a unhope for what is the end of the history , its a love story with alot of war , its so awesome that have many factores for his continuity. Hope for more Full Metal Panic !
 
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FMP was the first series to get me into anime. Even after watching a load of other great and amazing series, it still holds a place in my heart as a classic...

a classic which WAS NEVER FINISHED! D:

Some small corner of my heart will die if it gets cancelled... at least give it closure.. don't leave it hanging :C
 
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WHY ! They are shitty anime being aired with no plot whatsoever just for "fan service" , instead of FMP with a fantastic plot and a f***** amazing cast and characters .

Please , Kyoto Animation adapt this manga,we want to see the end of this story !

 
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jmal said:
Thanks for bumping an 8 month old thread and making people think there might be news, only to see that you're just bitching about other anime that have nothing to do with FMP.


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"When the new season is officially canceled, I'll announce it."

That pretty much says that it will be cancelled. It's a when, not if.

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