Zac Efron goes Manga April 8, 2009 Zac Efron eyes manga adaptation Full Metal Panic. Zac Efron is eyeing the lead role in manga adaptation Full Metal Panic. Efron has reportedly met with producers at Mandalay Pictures to discuss taking on the role of a teen anti-terrorist commando who must protect a girl with supernatural powers. Based on Shoji Gatoh’s Japanese TV series, the movie is described as a blend of action, comedy and romance. Zac Efron Gay Efron’s latest movie 17 Again is in Irish cinemas this Friday.