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Full metal Panic?

Swiftstrike

Registered Member
Favorite Character

So whose your favorite character in the FMP! series and sequels.


I would have to say Souske Sagura is probably my favorite. His attitude and demeanor in the entire series adds comic relief and expertise in situations. He also i think is the character that has changed the most over the course of the series.
 

Henskie

The Super Pimp of GF
Ok I want to know what this anime is about. Is it good? is there any other anime it resembles? Is it worth watching?
 

Swiftstrike

Registered Member
FMP! Is based off actual novels that were written (basically big mangas)

A synopsis can be found Here

Although Ill try to elaborate. Basically a teenage military specialist who works for an underground mercenary organization is given a task. To protect a highschool girl name Kaname Chidori not much is known as to why. but they believe a terrorist organization is after Chidori since she is one of the supposed "whispered." Basically a super intelligent human being who has innate knowledge pertaining to a mysterious "black technology." however this knowledge has remained dormant. So it is up to a mitliary buff souske sagura to try to discretely protect Kaname from any potential threat while attending high school. I dont want to spoil much of the anime for you.

The story hits a bit of everthing action, drama, romance, mechs, and most notably is the humour. Most of the humor is well done one liners and doesnt go over the top. Its short whitty and most of the humour comes from Seargent Souske trying to "act" like a normal teen kid who has been in the military his whole life.

The anime takes place maybe 10-20 years in the future and although their are mechs and high tech weaponry i find it relatively realistic in the sense that maybe in the near future we could have such mobile suits as these. (in other words its not like gundam mechs) they seem more probable and real.

Gonzo animation studio did the animation for the first series and is reknowned for subtly putting 3-D elements into their anime. (other notable animes they also did were Chrno Crusade, Vandread) although FMP! pretty much was their best achievement in terms of art.

There are also two sequels to this anime

Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu which is a series of comedic episodes that take place during the original Full Metal Panic (ive found that some people who hate FMP! like Fumoffu since its so different and vice versa)

There is also Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid which picks up where the first one left off. It is a much darker anime and more adult themed than its predecessor. Its is highly popular and held in higher regard than the original FMP! although only being 13 episodes.

An OVA to the FMP TSR is being made right now. And talks of a FMP the third raid is highly probable due to the previous three series being so popular.


Animes that are similar in Nature: Kinda hard to say, Martian Successor Nadesico or Vandread are the closest i can think of. Its not a mind boggler mecha like NGE or Rahxephon and its not as war driven as the Gundams series.

Basically if you like Mechas you should check it out. Even if you dont i would still at least dl a few episodes and see what you think.

That help?
 

Swiftstrike

Registered Member
Favorite Mech

Your Favorite mech type in the series. I would have to say with Gaurons first mech the silver version of the Venom series. Looks pretty bad ass in comparison to the later Venom models.
 

Swiftstrike

Registered Member
The Second Raids OVA

I just watched the fansubbed OVA. I thought it was humorous but did nothing to enhance the story i just enjoyed seeing the characters again.


I didnt recognize the fansub group though. Infact hey did a rather poor job with translating with mispellings and awkward sentance structuring. Still the point of the OVA ws not lost.


Anyone else see the OVA and what did you think of it.
 
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Æshættr

Guest
Re: The Second Raids OVA

I liked this one. Then again, I liked all of them because I've become addicted to Full Metal Panic. I think TSR did about as much plot advancement as Fumoffu did. Fumoffu was funny where TSR was serious. The character relationship between Chidori and Sagara was concentrated on a lot more in TSR (which I liked) but Sagara was acting like an emo punk for the better part of the series which made it not so good.
 
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Æshættr

Guest
Re: Favorite Character

Atsunobu Hayashimizu (class president) because he's always reading the strangest books.
 

Swiftstrike

Registered Member
Re: Favorite Character

I always wondered why he wasnt in FMP! and TSR and just in Fumoffu i think he would have been a good character to include.
 
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