Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu

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Synonyms: Full Metal Panic Fumoffu, Fullmetal Panic? Fumoffu
Japanese: フルメタル・パニック? ふもっふ
English: Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 26, 2003 to Nov 18, 2003
Premiered: Summer 2003
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: ADV Films, Funimation
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy
Themes: Gag HumorGag Humor, SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.041 (scored by 166428166,428 users)
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Ranked: #5112
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Popularity: #706
Members: 276,940
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Sergeant Sousuke Sagara returns to Jindai High School to protect the precious war asset, Kaname Chidori, from any threat. However, his lack of social skills and real-life experience result in comical yet dangerous situations, endangering the peaceful school life Kaname longs for. As Sousuke continues to bring a wide range of weapons to school as a means to solve threats—real or fake—Kaname struggles to fulfill her duty as the student council vice president all while keeping him in check.

To ensure a successful mission, Sousuke is occasionally forced to use the costume of a famous amusement park mascot called Bonta-kun. With his technical expertise, he eventually transforms the exuberant uniform into a cutting-edge exoskeleton that has only one dysfunction: the voice translator can only produce the sound "mofu."

Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu depicts the adventures of Kaname and Sousuke as they try to live their normal school lives despite the chaos they inadvertently cause.

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Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu adapts content from novels 1 to 3, 5 and 6 of Shoji Gatoh's side story light novel series Full Metal Panic! Tanpenshuu. Episode 9 adapts content from the other side story series Full Metal Panic! Side Arms.

While listed as 12 episodes, Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu's original Japanese broadcast cut episode 2 due to current events regarding a series of kidnappings in Japan at that time. However, this episode is included in the DVD version.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Takemoto, Yasuhiro
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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"Sore ga Ai Deshou (それが、愛でしょう)" by Shimokawa Mikuni

Ending Theme

"Kimi ni Fuku Kaze (君に吹く風)" by Shimokawa Mikuni

Jul 15, 2008
TheLlama (All reviews)
Okay, first things first. One: If you haven't watched the original Full Metal Panic! series, watch it beforehand. Knowing the characters *will* make the humor better. Two, if you didn't like the part of the original series that was about Sosuke and Chidori's everything but normal high school life, turn around, because that's all Fumoffu is about. Okay, let's get to reviewing.

The story in Fumoffu follows, as mentioned, Chidori and Sosuke's wacky high school life, and has none of the mecha aspects that FMP! had. This means that there is room for tons of comedy - given that you liked that part of FMP! read more
Feb 23, 2009
vault2049 (All reviews)
After watching all the FMP seasons I have to say that, without a doubt, Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu is the best one. FMP F are just spin-offs, side stories that take place right after the first Full Metal Panic! and before Second Raid season. If you are looking for a good laugh this is definitely one of the best options around.

Does this anime really have a story? Almost every episode is divided into two sub-episodes parts, which equals two stories per episode. Mostly one has nothing to do with the other episodes. Now if Fumoffu doesn't have a story why is so good? Easy: In read more
Jun 23, 2007
DashingLime (All reviews)
If you are not aware already, Full Metal Panic Fumoffu is a spin off of the more serious Full Metal Panic. It seems to be set in point somewhere halfway through the series. Unlike its big brother, it contains no arm slave battles and only a few hostage situations. Instead it focuses on the high school lives of Souske and Chidori and is overall very lighthearted.
Full Metal Panic Fumoffu is probably the funniest anime I have ever seen. It routinely places Souske\'s vast military expertise and relatively little common sense into the spotlight. This show is filled with explosions, rubber bullets and misunderstandings. No matter read more
Aug 6, 2009
711 (All reviews)
I am very skeptical about giving 10 as a score simply because achieving perfection IS NOT POSSIBLE. The thing is, every now and then I come across something that does what it is supposed to do SO WELL that whatever minor mistakes that it have pale in comparison to the rest, and the result is truly a 10... Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu is one of those rare cases.


This will be a bit brief, but not because there isn't any, simply because the show exists of short bursts of story development instead of a coherent big arc, this makes for a "non continuum" world but at read more

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