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Full Metal Panic Novel Doesn't End With The Next Volume [Update May 25]

by dtshyk
May 20, 2010 4:25 AM | 24 Comments
According to e-hon bookstore, the new volume of Full Metal Panic! novel was announced to be released on July 17th. The title is "Zutto Stand by Me Part 1 (of 2 or 3)", indicating there will be one or two more volumes. The author Gatoh Shoji revealed in the afterword of the last volume "Semaru Nick of Time" (2008) that the main story will be concluded by the next volume and the release date had been the center of Full Metal Panic fans' attention. On January 5th, Gatoh posted in his blog that the final volume might be released this Spring but he withdrew the comment on May 14th.

Source: e-hon, Gatoh's official blog

Updated on May 21st
Gatoh posted in his blog that the part 2 of 2 of the volume 11 will be published soon.

Updated on May 25th
According to Fujimishobo's notice to the bookstores, the final volume will be released this August.

Source: Scan of the notice

20 of 24 Comments Recent Comments

-LU- said:
Please... another season!!


Super Agree! i realLy want to watch another FMP anime! ;))
since i havent read the manga yet.. ;) since its a mecha, i think itLL be better if its in anime.. but i would love to read it.. but tehre are no english translations of the whole novel released right? :C

Alipio said:
Wow, it seems like everyone cares more about the anime, then the actual novels.
Well, any news on anything FMP brightens up my day :)


ahaha. Yeah! same here.. it's like a luckycharm.. :))

Master_M2K said:
Well I'm not surprised... it would have been incredibly difficult to wrap up the story in one final book. I just hope it doesn't take to long for these final books (if they are the last ones) to release.

At least this means that if KyoAni feels like making a sequel then we're bound to have a 50+ episode series in our hands. ^^


banzai! for 50 episodes.. iLL see a lot of kanameXsousuke scenes! :))

Master_M2K said:
Cashdaxxx said:




As for me, I'm more looking forward to seeing Continuing on My Own animated someday.


ahahah! Yeah! im a kaname fan e.. sO, happy! :))

Dec 7, 2010 9:14 AM by inn0centdem0n

Sakuma said:
...this is one of the moments I wished I knew how to read japanese...

;-;

Try this:
http://translate.google.com/#

May 29, 2010 5:19 PM by Alipio

...this is one of the moments I wished I knew how to read japanese...

;-;

May 23, 2010 6:23 PM by Sakuma

Ekvi said:
mitamaking said:
BlackWings said:
loli_slayer said:
brono11 said:
another tv series where are you

May 23, 2010 9:13 AM by Qrko

mitamaking said:
BlackWings said:
loli_slayer said:
brono11 said:
another tv series where are you

May 21, 2010 3:38 PM by Ekvi

WE NEED ANOTHER SEASON OF FMP!!!
BTW, I can't read Japanese LN. And there's no LN here in Sweden! It doesn't reach Thailand either! :(

May 21, 2010 12:20 PM by Kleeyook

Awesome news. More FMP!!!

May 20, 2010 10:32 PM by AnimeGURU475

BlackWings said:
loli_slayer said:
brono11 said:
another tv series where are you

May 20, 2010 5:54 PM by mitamaking

well hope they make another season using the novel

May 20, 2010 1:46 PM by Mr_Gutts

fmp: fumoffu S2 plz.

May 20, 2010 1:37 PM by doeman

loli_slayer said:
brono11 said:
another tv series where are you

May 20, 2010 1:23 PM by BlackAssassin

Hell yeah! I don't know what it will be like when the FMP novels end so this news make me very happy. I just hope Kyoto Animation will proceed to animate this whole series after the end of the novels. Can't believe how underrated FMP is... It deserves more love.

May 20, 2010 12:17 PM by mirichan00

I demand a new season!!

May 20, 2010 8:30 AM by DragoZERO

I've been hoping more to be animated for a long, long time. Hopefully that will eventually happen.

May 20, 2010 8:05 AM by ArcticMech

Cashdaxxx said:




As for me, I'm more looking forward to seeing Continuing on My Own animated someday.

May 20, 2010 7:51 AM by Master10K

NEW SEASON!!!!...

yay....I think it was already in production (tv series..)...

I'll pray they'll be animating the "A Dancing Very Merry Christmas"

May 20, 2010 7:22 AM by Cashdax

New seasson please!! *praying hard* ><

May 20, 2010 7:04 AM by lucre

Wow, it seems like everyone cares more about the anime, then the actual novels.
Well, any news on anything FMP brightens up my day :)

May 20, 2010 7:00 AM by Alipio

-LU- said:
Please... another season!!

May 20, 2010 6:12 AM by BUTTHURT

Well I'm not surprised... it would have been incredibly difficult to wrap up the story in one final book. I just hope it doesn't take to long for these final books (if they are the last ones) to release.

At least this means that if KyoAni feels like making a sequel then we're bound to have a 50+ episode series in our hands. ^^

May 20, 2010 6:12 AM by Master10K

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