Full Metal Panic! 1 Season 2010

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Kaname and Tessa are taken away! The gang follows the signal transmitted by Kaname's bracelet to find them, but upon reaching their destination, they're surrounded by the authorities.

Starring:
Satsuki Yukino, Tomokazu Seki
Runtime:
24 minutes
Original air date:
September 7, 2010

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Behemoth Awakening

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    1. The Guy I Kinda Like is a Sergeant Arm Slave pilot Sousuke Sagara enters the most dangerous battle-zone of his career: high school. His mission: Protect the young Whispered, Kaname Chidori.

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    2. I Want to Protect You Sousuke Sagara accepts his mission to protect Kaname with zeal - maybe a little too much zeal. His habit of threatening every suspicious-looking character in sight draws the wrath of Ms. Kagurazaka.

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    3. Lingerie Panic Tessa wavers uncertainly before ordering an attack on the Whispered Research facility. Meanwhile, Sousuke, Mao, and Kurz tail a suspicious-looking character that has crept into Kaname's apartment.

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    4. Kidnap Kaname's plane gets hijacked by terrorists led by Gauron - who is supposed to by dead. Sousuke is frantically formulating a rescue plan when he feels the cold weight of a pistol pressed to his temple.

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    5. Whispered When Kaname and Sousuke find their escape from the terrorists blocked, Sousuke uses a Savage to begin an AS battle. The skirmish is interrupted when Gauron executes a perplexing move.

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    6. Still Alive Kaname, Sousuke, and Kurz are out of options, so Sousuke suggests that Kaname should flee on her own. Not only does she refuse, she manages to save all three of them!

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    7. Boy Meets Girl With his heart set on saving Kurz and Kaname, Sousuke climbs into the pilot seat of Mithril's new AS - the Arbalest - to take on Gauron!

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    8. Part-Time Steady Sousuke suddenly decides to become Mizuki's boyfriend! The cold, watchful eyes of Mizuki's friends settle firmly on Sagara - but it's Kaname's reaction he should be worrying about.

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    9. Dangerous Safe House When Tessa rushes to an SDF base after hearing that an A21 member has been captured, she's shocked to find Takuma Kugayama. Seina, at the controls of an RK-92, has an even bigger surprise waiting.

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    10. Run, Running, Run Kaname is in a bad mood after seeing Tessa emerge from the bath. Unfortunately, even as Sousuke Sagara tries to explain that things aren't what they seem, Tessa finds a way to make the situation worse.

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    11. Behemoth Awakening Kaname and Tessa are taken away! The gang follows the signal transmitted by Kaname's bracelet to find them, but upon reaching their destination, they're surrounded by the authorities.

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    12. One Night Stand The giant AS - Behemoth - is on the move, crushing Mao's M9 in only seconds! When Kurz attempts to engage the monstrosity, the situation looks bad - until a crusader appears in the sky!

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    13. A Cat and a Kitten's Rock and Roll Tessa and Mao decide the best way to settle a big argument is with an AS battle! While Mao is calm and composed, Tessa desperately seeks training from Sousuke.

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    14. Is Narashino Burning? Kaname, Sousuke, and the gang use summer break as an opportunity to visit the Narashino military festival, and during the annual AS competition, Sousuke helps give the underdog an advantage.

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    15. The Wind Blows at Home, Part 1 After learning that Gauron is still alive, Sousuke is ordered to join the Gauron Assassination Team. As he prepares for the mission, he has no idea the effect his actions will have on Tessa and Kaname.

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    16. The Wind Blows at Home, Part 2 Sousuke's team struggles to escape, but the path to freedom is blocked by someone from Sagara's past who seems to be able to predict their every move.

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    17. The Wind Blows at Home, Part 3 Sousuke's team may be carrying a nuclear warhead, but nothing seems to keep Zaied's forces at bay. Meanwhile, Gray and his crew are stunned by Gauron's massive power.

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    18. Deep Sea Party Kaname gets upset after Sousuke spends most of the school festival budget. To make it up to her, he invites her to "a southern island." Of course, the southern island proves to be far from what she was expecting.

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    19. Engaging Six and Seven Tessa goes to the bath with Mao and Kaname. After Mao inadvertently ends up a little tipsy, she tells Tessa and Kaname how she first met Kurz and Sousuke.

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    20. Venom's Flame Armed with Venom and Shadow, Gauron's troops go on a rampage at the military's chemical weapons base. Things quickly get tense for Sousuke and the others.

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    21. Deep Trap Thanks to Danigan and Guen, Gauron escapes and takes Kaname hostage. His next destination: the command center.

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    22. Jack in the Box Gauron has control of the de Danaan, but Sousuke and Kurz are on the loose and taking steps to rescue Kaname, Tessa, and the others.

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    23. Field of Giants Sousuke takes on Danigan to rescue Kaname, while Kurz battles Guen. When his men are incapacitated, Gauron is forced to take suicidal action.

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    24. Into the Blue Gauron unleashes Venom on Sousuke's Arbalest. Sagara fights back ferociously, putting Gauron on the defensive as the action intensifies and the end draws near.

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Product Details

Genres Science Fiction, Romance, Action, Comedy
Starring Satsuki Yukino, Tomokazu Seki
Supporting actors Akio Ôtsuka, Shin'ichirô Miki, Michiko Neya, Yukana Nogami, Jason Douglas
Season year 2010
Network FUNimation
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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101 of 104 people found the following review helpful By Stephen M. Lerch TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 2, 2010
Format: Blu-ray
I just received this set and have watched through roughly 4 episodes and a little bit.

For those that don't know, Full Metal Panic (or FMP) is a show from early 2000 based on a series of short novels. The story involves a boy soldier (well, mercenary), sent by a secret organization to protect a girl who is known to be a "Whispered." Being a "Whispered" means that the person holds knowledge of "black technology" without really knowing they know it. Mostly it's about Sagara Sosuke, the boy soldier, being clumsy with people and having an obvious crush on the girl he is supposed to be protecting. The feeling is mutual and the girl he is protecting, Chidori Kaname, is just as awkward in dealing with Sosuke.

Giant robot action is also included as a sort of bonus. Think of the show as a romantic comedy with serious drama and military action thrown in.

In terms of the Blu Ray, this release is an upscale of a standard definition release as the studio that animated it, Gonzo, was only animating in SD at the time of its release. Either way, a proper software upscale done on a Blu Ray will always look better than an upscale done through hardware (watching a DVD via the PS3 upscaled to 1080p for instance). This release is no exception.

The nice thing here is that the opening sequence is unaffected by the upscale this time around, unlike Funimation's release of Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid Box Set [Blu-ray] where the opening was improperly encoded and skips frames.

Picture quality is nothing short of amazing. Crystal clear and from everything I can tell, there are no artifacts or other weirdness brought in from the upscale.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Barrett TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 11, 2010
Format: DVD
If you are an avid anime fan and enjoy action/drama/comedy series then this is for you! Though it is now several years old, the series is still in my top 10 or 20 of all time. The balance of drama, action, and comedy is well done and the characters are genuinely likable.

Other reviews and the synopsis cover the plot and events pretty well, but if you are a fan of military style anime with some fan service thrown in then definitely pick this up.

I recommend watching with the Japanese dialogue and English subtitles. Souske's Japanese voice is PERFECT! I also recommend a 13+ age for viewing as a lot of the humor is slightly 'flirty' in nature and young audiences won't get a lot of the humor.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dojo Master on June 30, 2011
Format: DVD
Full Metal Panic is a good action anime and to many is a classic. The characters are distinct and the story is oddly enough pretty good despite it's genericness. Even I have to admit it's an enjoyable show to watch even though i don't really like these mecha animes.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By KevinB on October 14, 2012
Format: Blu-ray
FMP is the story of Kaname and the Mercenary Sousuke. Kaname is a high school student that holds the key to black technology. An advanced form of technology used in military applications. Sousuke is a mercenary assigned to guard her. The problem is that he has been fighting battles since he was a young boy, and he has no common sense or social skills. He is always causing trouble for her, but he's the best candidate to keep her safe. The story follows their adventures from their high school all the way to the battlefield and back again.

I bought this series one DVD at a time when it was new. I just got my hands on the new Blu-ray relesae. FMP was great looking in standard definition, but the HD is amazing. There are a lot of animes where the Blu-ray isn't all that much better, but FMP is a great improvement.

FMP has everything you could want out of an anime series. Action, comedy, drama, sci-fi, and a bit of romance. It also stars the best voice actors in the business. I have always loved this series and I hope you do too.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Traci M. Ross on May 14, 2011
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If you love mech action combined with classic Japanese high school comedy, then this is your Anime! lol. greta price too. :)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By michael moreno on April 26, 2011
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This anime is great for those people who enjoy a mech anime with a side of comedy. This is fish out water story where mercenary Sousuke who is 16-17 years old has to join a school in Tokyo to watch over a girl named Kaname because of her "whispered" abilities. From there a good action and comedy story takes place. This season is more on the action side which doesn't take away from the fact that it is a great show.

If you are into the comedic aspects then watching or purchasing Full Metal Panic!? Fumoffu is for you, not much action in that series.

The animation is great for having been produced in 2002, especially compared to shows being produced at the time With that let me discuss the reason for the title above, while the english dub sounds good and no actor is bad, I personally felt that Sousuke's personality and the fact that he is oblivious to everything he is doing wrong is lost with the english dub. Even with the Japanese audio being in stereo I would say stick with that, but if you dislike reading subtitles then the english audio is perfectly fine.

I really enjoy when a show or anime can blend together multiple genres and make a successful final product, the only genre that ends up lacking a little bit is the romance but that is a result of the characters personalities and interactions aka Sousuke is again oblivious to everything not military related.

Rating: 4.5/5
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