We finally have an air date for 'Full Metal Panic! IV,' which will be a sequel picking up from where we left off ten years ago. Fall 2017.
There's currently doubt surrounding whether Dancing Very Merry Christmas will be adapted or not, which is a crying shame, cuz it was a great book in the series. But whatever. Any FMP is good FMP.
It's also doubtful whether this new season can really cover the rest of the series (even if it's 2-cour.) We'll have to wait and see how things develop there as well. But any FMP is good FMP.
Xebec isn't exactly a great anime studio, and certainly a huge step down from the previous group, Kyoto Animation. But any FMP is good FMP.
With Full Metal Panic and Ero Manga Sensei slated for 2017, we're looking forward to a good upcoming year in anime, no matter what else happens.
Even if Hillary becomes president and makes a mockery of both the historical grand proud lineage of USA presidents as well as universal suffrage as a concept, Full Metal Panic will still be there for us, and isn't that all we ever needed?
There's also upcoming new works being animated in 2017 which are by the previous makers of Seitokai no Ichizon and Record of Lodoss War. Having a previous hit doesn't mean your next work will also be a hit, but it does leave at least some room for hope.
Konosuba Season 2 starts winter 2017, in addition to Rewrite and Naruto, but overall it's looking like a bland start to the new year. The real fun starts in the spring of 2017, with Kyoukai no Rinne, Ero Manga Sensei, Fate/extra, Berserk, Attack on Titan, and who knows what else. In any case, 2017 is guaranteed to be another bright light in anime. With all this heavy artillery being used to keep 2017 afloat, it's a little worrisome what will be left for 2018 though.
Meanwhile, Isis Orb is available for reading. It's good to see Isis referring to the Egyptian Goddess again.