Full Metal Panic!
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Full Metal Panic!

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Japanese: フルメタル・パニック!
English: Full Metal Panic
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 9
Chapters: 58
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 9, 2000 to Mar 9, 2005
Genres: Action Action, Comedy Comedy, Romance Romance
Themes: Mecha Mecha, Military Military
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Dragon Age
Authors: Tateo, Retsu (Art), Gatou, Shouji (Story)


Score: 7.791 (scored by 72917,291 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #13112
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1059
Members: 16,666
Favorites: 352


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A sergeant by the name of Sousuke Sagara is assigned an important task. That of guarding high school girl Chidori Kaname. Sousuke is a military genius, gaining high rank at an early age, but because of his strange upbringing, he lacks social skill. Now, he finds himself as a fish out of water as he attempts to protect a girl from an evil organization and turn in his school work on time.

(Source: ANN)


Full Metal Panic! was published in English by ADV Manga from November 10, 2003 to April 11, 2006.

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Jul 1, 2013
I started reading Full Metal Panic! already being a huge fan of it because I had watched the anime adaption of the series first. Also this is my first review so I hope you enjoy it.

With that being said lets get started with this review:

Story - 10/10

The story is that of a romantic comedy which is full of hilarious situations between a sergeant named Sousuke Sagara and a girl named Chidori Kaname. As the story progresses you get to witness not only their developing relationships, but you also get a bit mecha action as you get to see into the everyday life of Sergeant ...
Mar 2, 2012
I saw there was no review for this manga, so I thought I should try making one. Be warned, this is my first review, so it’s not going to be perfect, but I hope it can be helpful at least =P

Full Metal Panic! is a light mecha manga with plenty of other elements, such as humour and a slice of life feel in some chapters.

Story - 6

It is not really ground-breaking and new. “Boy protects girl” plot has been done several times, and the irrelevant slice of life-ish chapters can make it feel like a very slow story, however later it becomes apparent that ...
Oct 24, 2022
Confused plot, wild tonal dissonance, can't decide what genre it wants to be. Boring characters. barely any romantic progression and not a lot of chemistry anyway. Do not recommend, I'd give this one a hard pass

Story: 3/10
The manga reads like the author had two different ideas that they tried to do at the same time. It veers between comedy gag manga and serious shounen action so quickly and frequently that I'm getting complete tonal whiplash. Sometimes it happens mid-chapter! This confused plot works to the detriment of both ideas. You can't get into the romcom or comedy because look, Sagara just shot someone in the ...

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Poll: Full Metal Panic! Chapter 2 Discussion
MangaKing - Nov 2, 2015
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Poll: Full Metal Panic! Chapter 1 Discussion
MangaKing - Nov 2, 2015
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Nov 2, 2015 6:25 PM
Is the manga cover all the novels ?
almozayaf - Nov 7, 2014
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Nov 7, 2014 8:33 AM
Manga Scans?
KidRyan - Dec 3, 2008
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Jan 12, 2009 8:04 PM

It’s time to ditch the text file.
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