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Full Metal Panic! - The Complete Series [Blu-ray]
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Kaname Chidori’s one of the most popular girls at her high school – unfortunately, it’s her growing popularity off campus she should be worrying about. Unbeknownst to Kaname, terrorists are plotting her abduction, believing she possesses the rare and coveted abilities of “the Whispered.”
That’s where Sousuke Sagara enters the picture. He’s a hotshot soldier from the clandestine counter-terrorist organization known as Mithril – and he’s going undercover at Kaname’s school to try and keep her safe. He may be an ace in the cockpit of an Arm Slave mech, but there’s no training in the world that could prepare him for the warzone of high school.
Kaname Chidori’s one of the most popular girls at her high school – unfortunately, it’s her growing popularity off campus she should be worrying about. Unbeknownst to Kaname, terrorists are plotting her abduction, believing she possesses the rare and coveted abilities of “the Whispered.” That’s where Sousuke Sagara enters the picture. He’s a hotshot soldier from the clandestine counter terrorist organization known as Mithril – and he’s going undercover at Kaname’s school to try and keep her safe. He may be an ace in the cockpit of an Arm Slave mech, but there’s no training in the world that could prepare him for the warzone of high school.
- Aspect Ratio : 1.78:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : s_medNotRated NR (Not Rated)
- Product Dimensions : 6.75 x 5.3 x 1 inches; 8.8 Ounces
- Item model number : FN-08548
- Director : Brandon Tyler
- Media Format : Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Animated, Box set, Dubbed, Subtitled
- Run time : 20 hours
- Release date : September 15, 2015
- Actors : Chris Patton, Luci Christian, Hilary Haag, Vic Mignogna, Allison Keith
- Dubbed: : English
- Subtitles: : English
- Producers : Carly Hunter, Justin Cook
- Language : Japanese (Dolby TrueHD 2.0), English (Dolby TrueHD 5.1)
- Studio : Funimation
- ASIN : B0102AL65K
- Number of discs : 7
- Best Sellers Rank: #29,523 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Plot - Kaname is a normal high school girl leading a happy and productive high-school life. That's not all she is though. Unbeknownest to her, she is also a Whispere and buried in her subcoscious is a reservoir of "Black Technology" knowledge. Unfortunately for Kaname two organisations know about her real powers. Mithril, the good guys, send a young soldier to be her bodyguard at school. Sousuke Sagara must stop being a soldier and become a normal high schooler. This goes as well as can be expected, which is to say not at all. The first story arc (episodes 1 - 12) center around Kaname and Sousuke as he tries to protect her from his nemesis Gauron. This arc mixes comedy with action and fan service. The second story arc concerns Sousuke, his past and the struggle to defeat Gauron once and for all. This arc is much darker with mature themes of child soldiers and civil war. The two arcs make an odd pairing.
Comment - This really is a story in two halves. The lighter first arc has some good action sequences and moments of tension. Most of the fanservice and comedy is here. Kaname is the main character and her growing realization of the knowledge within her and its attendant perils make for a good, humane story which is fun to watch.
The second arc concentrates on Sousuke. He was a child soldier in a civil war. He was rescued by Mithril to become a proper soldier and he still carries the scars of his childhood with him. As he returns to his homeland in the hope of finally defeating Gauron he suffers from PTSD and is not able to function as well as he wants to. There's not a lot of lighter moments in this arc. The plot, script and characters work well but this arc really breaks with the happy-go-lucky description on the box. It's very well done but not a lot of fun to watch. Ramping up the action in the last three or four episodes can't really rescue this arc.
This would have been better as a single arc with one choice of style, dark and psychological or light and fluffy-ish. The combination doesn't work too well. I think you can tell because Fumoffu came alng soon afterwards and this concentrates on the fun and fan service.
I struggled to watch this through to the end and can't say that I really enjoyed it very much. I'm glad I've seen this as a counter-point to Fumoffu but I don't want to watch it again.
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Top reviews from other countries
The action and the humour combined in Full Metal Panic has created some truly brilliant and really existing and touching entertainment. This 1 of 3 seasons and the 3rd not yet released to region 2.
What Is full metal panic roughly about you ask? Well here is a brief intro..
The storyline consists of a young mercenary soldier named Sousuke Sagara. He works for the Anti-Terrorist group named Mithril. He is assigned to protect and a young girl the same age as him (16) named Kaname Chidori. Through the series we watch how they start to fall in love and how he must fight off her and Mithrils enemies while also having to tackle the more challenging task of being an undercover school boy and having also the challenging task of understanding everyday life as a school boy while also having to socialize with his classmates while protecting Kaname at any cost.
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