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In this winning comedy-adventure, writer Shouji Gatou and director Koichi Chigira combine mecha battles, psychic abilities, and teen-age romance, infusing the mixture with a rambunctious comic energy reminiscent of Generator Gawl. High school student Kaname Chidori may be a "Whispered," an individual who possesses vast, untapped mental powers. The KGB and other sinister organizations want to capture individuals with those powers, so the anti-terrorist mercenary corps Mithril dispatches a mismatched trio of officers to protect Kaname: Melissa Mao, Sousuke Sagara, and Kurz Weber. Sousuke tries to blend in at Jindai High, but his military bearing, hair-trigger reflexes, and literal-mindedness get him into trouble with the teachers and Kaname. At a time when many anime series feel like variations on Evangelion and a few other prototypes, Full Metal Panic offers an upbeat, appealing originality. (Unrated: Suitable for ages 14 and older: violence, brief nudity, alcohol use, risqué humor) --Charles Solomon
Damn fun series, though it does alternate in tone at times from slapstick high school humor, to actually intense robot fighting with people dying left and right.Published 26 days ago by Douglas A. Sommer
FMP is the story of Kaname and the Mercenary Sousuke. Kaname is a high school student that holds the key to black technology. Read morePublished on November 26, 2012 by KevinB
very delightful start to a series..
has a great mix of that classic anime feel and a interesting story... Read more
Full Metal Panic Mission 01 contains the first four episodes of the anime series about a mysterious group called "The Whispered" and the secret counter-terrorism unit protecting... Read morePublished on March 25, 2006 by L. Mintah
I hesitate to call this a mech anime, though that's what many classify this as, because, at least in this volume, they are rarely ever in their mechs, and when they are they aren't... Read morePublished on February 26, 2006 by Antonio D. Paolucci
This is an interesting Anime in that it is both the silly, funny style that is so prevelent in shows like Ramna and Tenchi Muyo, and the serious psychological war flick like... Read morePublished on October 10, 2004 by Kindle Customer
Personally, I thought the first four episodes of this anime were decent, but nothing spectacular that's going to motivate me to buy the other 6 DVDs in the series. Read morePublished on July 22, 2004 by Lucas P.
well i got to say this is a really good one after seeing this one i had to go get the others to this set if you plan to start this i would tell you to get the starter box set... Read morePublished on April 20, 2004 by Knute Anderson
This DVD, and others in the collection as well, are worth the amount of money they cost.
The characters interact surprisingly well, while foiling each other at the same... Read more