Full Metal Panic!
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Full Metal Panic!

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Synonyms: FMP
Japanese: フルメタル・パニック!
English: Full Metal Panic!
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Volumes: 12
Chapters: 72
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 9, 1998 to Aug 20, 2011
Genres: Action Action, Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Romance Romance, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi
Themes: Love Polygon Love Polygon, Mecha Mecha, Military Military, School School
Serialization: None
Authors: Gatou, Shouji (Story), Shiki, Douji (Art)


Score: 8.151 (scored by 27062,706 users)
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Ranked: #5192
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Popularity: #2337
Members: 8,622
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Jindai High School was a relatively safe place, right up until Sousuke Sagara transferred there. A total nut, he wreaks havoc on the school's student body and gets into a world of trouble with the teachers! But there's more to Sousuke than meets the eye—not just a hell-raising student, he's actually a member of an elite military unit, on an undercover mission to protect the beautiful schoolgirl Kaname Chidori from the KGB.

(Source: TokyoPop)


Full Metal Panic! was published in English by TokyoPop from September 11, 2007 to February 1, 2011. 5 volumes were released before publication was discontinued. The fourth TokyoPop volume is a compilation of the original fourth and fifth. The series has been published digitally in English by J-Novel Club from May 4, 2019 to June 25, 2021, and in print as 3-in-1 omnibus volumes from February 4, 2020 to July 19, 2022.

The series got 1st place on the Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! ranking under Best Light Novel category in 2008.

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~ END OF DAY BY DAYS : 9/10 ~
A Mecha, Sci-fi, Action, Romance, Drama light novel that’s a very exciting read. Those who enjoyed the anime adaptation for the story would certainly enjoy the slightly different experience this novel offers.

The story continues some time after the events from FMP! Into the Blue; with the main focus, this time being on the Mithril organization itself and the relationship between Sousuke & Kaname. There’s plenty of exciting action that is easy to ...
Dec 23, 2023
Full Metal Panic is one of those novels that have an intriguing premise, but then failing to capitalize on it.

The premise here is a boy who grew up in a war-torn environment as a mercenary, but is suddenly thrust into a Japanese high school with little social knowledge. It’s a solid premise, and I have mostly enjoyed the first volume.

Herein lies the problem though – if you want to go the more serious route, this should get at most 4 volumes. Or come up with some ideas for the arcs. What we got instead was the usual LN hijinks of having to have over ...

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The ending was lackluster.Spoilers.
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