Retsu Tateo is a female mangaka, best known for illustrating the 'Full Metal Panic!' manga, which is written by the author of the original science fiction light novels, Shouji Gatou. The main 'Full Metal Panic!' manga was serialized in Newtype, and collected in several volumes by Kadokawa Comics. Tateo also illustrated the parallel series, 'Full Metal Panic!: Comic Mission'. Another parallel series is illustrated by Hiroshi Ueda.