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Nov 1, 2008 1:07 PM
Anime Relations: Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid, Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid: Wari to Hima na Sentaichou no Ichinichi
Full Metal Panic! - Afterthoughts

Okay, after watching the first season, I skipped Fumoffu! right on The Second Raid...
I'll save it then for later since I already planned an Hajime no Ippo marathon... ^^

Guide
Episode 1:
I have to behave somehow to write this, so here we go...

Episode 2:
Entrance of 3 new characters, shoujo ai fanservice -.-, as if the first episode wasn't fanservice enough, Gates is creepy but genial..
Episode 3:
so-so
Episode 4:
so-so
Episode 5:
I knew it, once she opened her mouth, but the episode itself was a surprise,
NFS Pursuit ? just without the cool cars but with weapons ^^
cool entrance of an unknown AS
Episode 6:
That's what I wanted, a smooth personal talk between Sousuke and Chidori, nice laid back episode.
Episode 7:
Finally, emotions from Sousuke and Chidori ...
Episode 8:
Wow, great acting from Tessa, cool battle between Sousuke and the new leader..
Episode 9:
Liked the episode, more sympathy for Chidori, calm decision making and thoughtout and composed but nervous actions.
Episode 10:
so-so
Episode 11:
so-so
Episode 12:
Liked the episode, yeah

Dramatic conversation between Tessa and her officer, great
Episode 13:
I must also behave on this one...
Nice comeback from Sousuke, not so intense battle but finally a "better" Sagara Sousuke but the best is


As for the Animation, faaaaar better than the first ... completely stunning

As for the Sound, better details

As for the Characters:

(8) Kaname Chidori: calmed down a bit, not so violent anymore, some episodes helped her, me to make some sympathy on her, good development from the first

(8) Sagara Sousuke: I liked him more from this season also a good development

(10) Testarossa Teletha: great acting, smart decisions, =)

(10) Al: He (It's) is just funny ^^ (9) Gauron xD, (6) Yui Sisters, (7) Gates, (7) Melissa, (7) Weber

All in all, I really liked it

Story: 9
Animation: 10
Sound: 9
Characters: 9
Enjoyment: 10
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Overall: 9

As for the The Second Raid OVA:

I'm behaving myself not to put it on my favourite anime list xD ^^

Story: 8
Animation: 10
Sound: 9
Characters: 10
Enjoyment: 100000000 xD
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Overall: 9
Posted by mflatischler | Nov 1, 2008 1:07 PM | 3 comments
simo000 | Jan 6, 2009 3:05 AM
TSR was vastly superior, I agree. But the OVA??? How can that be better than TSR??? xD
 
Dark-Evolution | Nov 1, 2008 7:33 PM
I was always wondering what your reaction to the OVA would be about, but it is understandable since Tessa was very moe in that one. XD

Glad to hear you really enjoyed the TSR series also. As for the novels, they are epic like Master_M2K said. Hopefully we will get a new anime series of FMP! pretty soon.
 
Master10K | Nov 1, 2008 1:33 PM
Quite surprised by the vast difference in scores you gave the 2 seasons, but it deserved it. I really liked Kaname & Sousuke in TSR, which prompted me to add them to my favorites and the novels just confirmed their positions in my faves. Kaname moves from her tsuntsun to more of her deredere role and Sousuke goes emo, but at an acceptable level.

I kinda thought that the Yuri sisters were pretty pointless because they were catered to the male demographic. It would have been better if KyoAni kept them as guys. But the KyoAni additions I liked were the episodes 1-4 & 11 (minus the fake Kaname).

Glad you enjoyed the major improvements and maybe you'll grow so restless that you have to read the novels, which I must say are epic. Characters are futher developed, characters that never really played much of a role go under the spotlight (especially Richard Mardukas in DVMC) and there're new characters (Nami). ^_^