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Full Metal Panic!

Full Metal Panic!

Alternative Titles

English: Full Metal Panic!
Synonyms: FMP, Fullmetal Panic!
Japanese: フルメタル パニック!


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 2002 to Jun 18, 2002
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.881 (scored by 117964 users)
Ranked: #7122
Popularity: #85
Members: 199,348
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Sousuke Sagara, a seventeen-year-old military specialist working for the secret organization MITHRIL, has been assigned to protect the latest "Whispered" candidate Kaname Chidori. To complete this task Sousuke will have to deal with enemies from his past as well as the occasional panty thief. Unfortunately for Sousuke, the toughest part of his mission isn't only protecting Miss Chidori but also getting used to living an average high school student's life, which is no easy task for someone raised on the battlefield.

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Sequel: Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid

Characters & Voice Actors

Chidori, Kaname
Chidori, Kaname
Yukino, Satsuki
Yukino, Satsuki
Sagara, Sousuke
Sagara, Sousuke
Seki, Tomokazu
Seki, Tomokazu
Testarossa, Teletha
Testarossa, Teletha
Tanaka, Masahiko
Tanaka, Masahiko


Chigira, Kouichi
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Screenplay
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Kuroda, Yasuhiro
Episode Director
Okamura, Tensai

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Apr 10, 2008
When I first started watching this series, I had very high hopes for this, due to many of my friends saying great things about this series. You can safely say that I was not disappointed.

This series follows a member of the Mithril organization, Sousuke Sagara. He has been assigned with the task of protecting a high school girl, Chidori Kaname, from terrorists and other bad people. To do this, he has to enroll in her high school. Of course, when Sousuke is a stiff with no experience or knowledge whatsoever when it comes to socializing with other people, trouble is predestined to arise.

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Feb 1, 2009
Basically, Sargeant Sagara Sousuke, from the anti-terrorism organization Mithril, goes undercover to protect Chidori Kaname, a girl who holds the key to "Black Technology" and is targeted by a terrorist and mastermind criminal. The twist is that Sousuke is socially retarded and he enjoys using his military knowledge in everyday life which causes all kinds of problems and hilarious situations. This definitely was not one of the more believable shows I’ve encountered. How could one of the world’s most feared and professional military units have a 16 year old commander who tolerates abuse from her peers and subordinates? If you can get past read more
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Aug 22, 2014
Story: This anime is about a highly trained military commando/mecha pilot with no social skills named Sagara. He gets assigned to pose as a high school student to protect a large-breasted female student from being abducted by terrorists. As silly as the plot is, it creates room for interesting challenges. How will he blend in? How will he avoid suspicion? How will he protect this girl without blowing his cover? Etc. Well this anime chooses to brazenly ignore all of those concerns and have the Sagara act about as conspicuous as possible. It really requires that the audience suspend all disbelief. Example: What’s a normal read more
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Mar 24, 2007
-- [ Full Metal Panic :: Eps: 24 :: Overall: 9 ] -

Full Metal Panic. Now, this is something which you will want to see! It's a very good mixture of humour, action and suspense. In fact, it balanced everything very well so that the anime is neither too heavy, nor too light. It's serious, without being too serious, if you see what I mean. Well, there aren't many things to criticize about Full Metal Panic (FMP), rather there are many things to compliment. Up to now, I found nothing particularly bad. Save perhaps for the lack of details here and there. But if you read more
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Mecha and politics in a school based, adult world and alternate timeline setting. Both at time comical but mostly intense and gripping. Highly recommended! 
reportRecommended by Xenograft
Both have very similar plots. Gundam 00 is more serious while Full Metal Panic! is comedy oriented.  
reportRecommended by Pewpers
Both are 26 episodes-long mecha series with plenty of comedy and action.
But above all, the characters in Nadesico and their relationships are eerily similar to the ones in FMP. In both we have a pretty dense mecha pilot guy (Sousuke/Akito) who's competed between a friend (Kaname/Megumi) and his captain (Tessa/Yurika). Sousuke and Yurika are even physically very similar to Akito and Kaname. In both anime we also find the tsundere, the meganekko, the ladies man, the cook, etc. 
reportRecommended by RenaPsychoKiller
Because of Kazuma and Ayano. Their relationship is similar to those of Chidori and Sosuke. And their both funny. But, their difference is that, FMP uses military theme while Kaze no Stigma uses magic theme. 
reportRecommended by soupy197
Black Lagoon is similar to FMP with the whole Mercenary thing, but Black Lagoon is a lot more vulgar than FMP. Both great series. 
reportRecommended by Grimmm
They both have a western comics feeling, main characters are really GAR and they are very good comedies.  
reportRecommended by sanjica

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Ending Theme

"Karenai Hana" by Mikuni Shimokawa

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