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Feb 13, 1:59 PM
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I've been meaning to catch up on certain classic anime I still haven't seen, and I'm interested in watching Full Metal Panic next. However, I just got done with Fairy Tail, and I can't sit through another anime with gratuitous fanservice. A little bit here and there is okay (like SAO or MHA levels of fanservice), but I've heard that there's a fair amount in Full Metal Panic, so I'm hesitant to start it. So, my question is just how much fanservice is there in Full Metal Panic and how bad is it?
 
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Feb 13, 2:27 PM

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pretty sure most of the fanservice happens during the SoL moments. Well, FMP has far less episodes than fairy tail so im sure you can do it. Oh but uh you might not like fumofu..



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Feb 13, 2:48 PM

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As far as I remember, not so much. Granted, I watched it more than 10-15 years ago so I can't be sure, but I don't think there was anything more than what you described. I myself find most fanservice unnecessary and sometimes even outright disruptive so I get why you are asking.

As the post above mine said, if it's there, it'll probably be in the in-between slice of life episodes (and although Fumoffu was good and funny in my opinion, it was also a spin off so don't worry if you don't enjoy it and want to skip it).


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There are some panty shots...and they do them at the most stupid, distracting moments too. There's your standard censored nudity during bathing moments as well.

But it's pretty tame compared to what you see in anime nowadays. Wouldn't call it 'gratuitous', at least.



 
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Full Metal Panic TSR and Full Metal Panic IV don't have anything I'd consider fan service at all. Fumoffu and the first season of Full Metal Panic might have a couple of scenes but it doesn't over stay it's welcome nor is it excessive.
 
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It has some, but really nothing overdone to an extent. It was a really good anime back then.



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The second season as a bit of nudity here and there (which is pretty strange, considering KyoAni's doing it..), so if you're not a fan of that it might be hard on you, just saying!
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Feb 13, 5:43 PM
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Well if you consider nudity as fanservice, then FMP 2nd Raid has some full-frontal scenes in one of the episodes at least, but probably just on the DVD/BRay versions - can´t say if the TV aired episodes were uncensored or not - and, as far as I know, this is the only anime where KyoAni went explicitly nude.


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Chiibi said:
There are some panty shots...and they do them at the most stupid, distracting moments too. There's your standard censored nudity during bathing moments as well.

But it's pretty tame compared to what you see in anime nowadays. Wouldn't call it 'gratuitous', at least.


Okay, good to know. The amount of fanservice you described should be fine, so long as the rest of the anime is good.

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pretty sure most of the fanservice happens during the SoL moments. Well, FMP has far less episodes than fairy tail so im sure you can do it. Oh but uh you might not like fumofu..


Well, I did watch Fairy Tail over a period of a few years, so it wasn't one long marathon thankfully. And as long as FMP's fanservice is constricted to the slice of life moments, like you said, and doesn't creep into important fight scenes or whatever, it should be fine.

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As far as I remember, not so much. Granted, I watched it more than 10-15 years ago so I can't be sure, but I don't think there was anything more than what you described. I myself find most fanservice unnecessary and sometimes even outright disruptive so I get why you are asking.

As the post above mine said, if it's there, it'll probably be in the in-between slice of life episodes (and although Fumoffu was good and funny in my opinion, it was also a spin off so don't worry if you don't enjoy it and want to skip it).


If people like you who don't prefer fanservice still enjoy FMP, then I probably will too. I usually just roll my eyes at fanservice and move on with the anime if I otherwise like it, but lately I've seen a few too many anime where the fanservice actually became a huge distraction, so I've been trying to avoid those types of series. But, based on the responses to my question, I might have to give FMP a chance fairly soon.

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