Shoji Gato (賀東 招二 Gatō Shōji?, born July 11, 1971 ), 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.
- Novels and short stories
- Full Metal Panic! series (published from December 18, 1999)
- CopCraft DRAGNET MIRAGE RELOADED series (published from November 2010)
- Amagi Brilliant Park series (published from February 20, 2013)
- Full Metal Panic! - Author
- Full Metal Panic! The Anime Mission (Resource Book Manga) - Author
- Amagi Brilliant Park - Author
- Full Metal Panic! - Original creator, Story Editor
- Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu - Screenplay (Eps. 1, 4, 8, 9), Original creator
- Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid (TV) - Series Composition, Original creator
- Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid (OVA) - Original Creator
- Hyōka - Screenplay
- Amagi Brilliant Park - Original creator