Ranked #737

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
Premiered: Winter 2002
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #7372
Popularity: #103
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Equipped with cutting-edge weaponry and specialized troops, a private military organization named Mithril strives to extinguish the world's terrorism and all threats to peace on earth. The organization is powered by the "Whispered," individuals who possess intuitive knowledge and the remarkable ability to create powerful devices and machinery.

Seventeen-year-old Sousuke Sagara, a sergeant working for Mithril, has been assigned to protect Kaname Chidori, a Whispered candidate. He is ordered to join her high school class and be as close to her as possible to prevent her from falling into enemy hands—that is, if he can safely blend in with their fellow classmates without revealing his true identity.

Sousuke, who was raised on a battlefield and has very little knowledge of an average high school student's lifestyle, must adapt to a normal school life to safeguard Kaname. However, enemy forces have already begun making their move, and Sousuke is about to find out that the adversary coming for the Whispered girl may be a lot more familiar than he expects.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Sagara, Sousuke
Sagara, Sousuke
Seki, Tomokazu
Seki, Tomokazu
Chidori, Kaname
Chidori, Kaname
Yukino, Satsuki
Yukino, Satsuki
Testarossa, Teletha
Testarossa, Teletha
Weber, Kurz
Weber, Kurz
Miki, Shinichiro
Miki, Shinichiro


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

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Opening Theme

"Tomorrow" by Mikuni Shimokawa

Ending Theme

"Karenai Hana" by Mikuni Shimokawa

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Nov 28, 2015
Another anime that let me down, i had high expectations towards this anime because how well praised is, and from the beginning to the end this was just average.

The setting of the anime is kinda interesting, the problem is that is not well developed and not to mention that the bland characters didn't help at all, with an annoying MC Chidori Kaname who has constant angry problems that comes out of nowhere, and her mood doesn't make sense, why bitch to the person is trying to protect you, and she acts like if he doesn't have a military job, poor Sousuke, he's sent to protect read more
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Jul 3, 2015
I, um... I'm going to stop writing reviews for a while after this one because honestly, this series was hard for me. Nothing about it stood out and more often than not I expected the MC to yell "KAGOME!!" in place of the lead female's actual name. I can't suggest this series to anyone who wants to be entertained.

The story is about a 16-year-old girl in Japan who falls into a well and discovers she's been transported back in time to the feudal era where apparently demons existed but don't in the modern era. She discovers a demon named Inuyasha bound to a tree read more
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Nov 7, 2015
The FMP universe is, as of now, still an incomplete one, though a pretty good mech-based contender. The first FMP, in my opinion, is the weakest of the works, but nonetheless is required viewing if you want in on the series.

Sosuke is part of Mithril, a secret organization dedicated to protecting the planet from terrorism with technology and armament far surpassing that of any nation.

FMP is a mech/action about Sosuke who is sent to protect a high school girl, Chidori, who unknowingly possesses amazing technological knowledge. Overall, the series is pretty good but is overshadowed by the grandeur of it's successors (Fumoffu and TSR). This read more
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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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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
Anime: Kaze no Stigma
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
Anime: Kidou Senkan Nadesico
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
Anime: Black Lagoon
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
Anime: Suisei no Gargantia
- Mecha
- Both involve a single soldier experiencing a different life
- Both soldiers have no clue about the world around them
- They also both don't know anything besides how to fight
- They both involve a female protagonist

- Redo comes from a different world all together
- This has a more discovery/adventurous feel while FMP! has a comedy feel.
reportRecommended by Keodara

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