Full Metal Panic! Episode 24 Discussion
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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
lolz "dont worry, everything is gonna happy"????????? translation at its best
I was confused by that translation too.
I had put this anime on hold for the longest time and I use to like it, but now it seems kind of average. It was interesting (especially the last couple of episodes) but my taste in anime has changed over the years. Hopefully, the second season will be a bit more interesting.
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The first 14 episodes minus the filler was pretty cash, but my god have I never seen a show turn around and go south that fast since Eden of the East. The second half of the season was an absolute slog to get through. I don't think I've ever sat through so many action scenes comprised almost entirely of slow pans over still frames in my life.
But now that I've suffered for my entertainment, I get to watch the KyoAni sequels, so it's all worth it in the end. A solid 6/10, could have been an 8/10 if it had the good sense to just stop after episode 14.
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This show fucking sucked.
Maybe Fumoffu will better,seeing as how the comedy was actually good unlike the shitty mecha action in this.
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Ha ha, guess there's no use replying to posts that are years old, but I've just finished my rewatch of it and it boggles my mind just how anyone can dislike this series. But of course, everything is subjective, so everyone's entitled to their opinions.
Let me just use Jigero's post on the previous page to frame my own to show you how polar opposite our opinions are:
Mecha: Excellent, mech designs that were some of the most memorable and interesting. Loved the fact that they could express so much though motion alone. The disparity in abilities between the mecha were indicative of the difference in skill and amplified the threatening nature of the villains. Let's not for forget the Lambda driver which is an excellent juxtaposition to the real-robot inspired designs of the Arm Slaves, making the fantastical powers even more impactful.
Military Intrigue: I'm not too sure if this is an accurate portrayal of military procedure, but they completely sold me on it.
Comedy: Entertaining, original, and it's something that I've really never seen executed so well before. (Elaborated in characters section.)
Romance: Heartfelt and sincere. Very poignant at times and made me earnestly feel for the characters.
Action: Riveting, keeping me on the edge of my seat. The tension is built up though its slow pacing and unfair fights. Sagara's problems with the Lambda Driver, a device that he refuses to accept on the level of principle, allows him to build character through even this mecha.
Characters: Great use of genre tropes and spinning them in new and creative ways. Death in anime doesn't always equal better writing because it's "dark and gritty". Side characters gave life to the world they inhabited.
Sousuke and Chidori: Together, they make one of the most charming and interesting pair in any romance/comedy. The modern equivalent of Tarzen and Jane, Sousuke needs to be socialized into society. However, it takes more than just books to drill common sense into this guy. What better person to compliment (put up with) Sousuke's crazy antics than Chidori? She's tougher than any soldier on the battlefield.
Melissa: Strong, tough, no-nonsense female pilot.
Weber: Smooth-talking and charming, a great contrast to the serious Melissa and Sousuke.
Testarossa: A romantic rival to Chidori and a very interesting one at that. As she is a superior to Sousuke, it makes for a very amusing and complicated dynamic as she has authority over him. As Sousuke takes rank very seriously, does/will this get in the way of any possible romantic affections?
Gouron: An extremely menacing villain. Essentially, the Joker before the Dark Knight. Completely unpredictable and over the top, he's the personification of madness and ruthlessness.
Basically, the anime was new and inventive. It did a lot of things and integrated them all together very well. While Kyoto Animation managed to up the ante and push the material even further, this Gonzo production was largely successful.
I agree with all of those statements, can't wait for the third season later on this year. (Now, on to Fumoffu! >:3)
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