Shoji Gatoh

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Shoji Gato (賀東 招二 Gatō Shōji?, born (1971-07-11) July 11, 1971 (age 45)),[1] is a Japanese author from Shiga Prefecture, Japan. He is best known for the creation of the Full Metal Panic! series that included light novels, manga and anime. He is not only an author but also an anime scenarist, for example "The Day of Sagittarius" of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and three episodes of Lucky Star.

Shoji Gato met with Koichi Chigira by accident when he bumped into him in Shinjuku when he was late for work. Later on, the two were shocked to meet with one another in the Gonzo Digimation office. The two later teamed up to create the Full Metal Panic! anime series.[1]


Novels and short stories


  1. ^ a b Full Metal Panic The Anime Mission Fan Book.
  2. ^ Miya, Shotaro et al. "Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid". Newtype USA. 5 (11) 46–47. November 2007. ISSN 1541-4817
  3. ^ "Full Metal Panic! IV TV Anime Revealed for Fall 2017". Anime News Network. Retrieved 22 October 2016. 

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