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Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu - Full Metal Pandemonium! (Vol. 1)
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Whereas the first series tried to strike a balance between Sousuke's combat missions and the humorous slapstick of high school life, sometimes with mixed results, Fumoffu focuses solely on the comedy bits at school. Sousuke doesn't have a clue as to how to live a normal teenager's life. He's been trained to kill since an early age. So, for example, when a secret admirer puts a love note in his shoe locker, Sousuke, noticing his locker has been tampered with, proceeds to place plastic explosive on his locker and detonate it. Another example of his approach to life is when him and the rest of the characters are playing a watermelon smashing game at the beach, he takes out a police riot shotgun and blows it away. And he also has no clue that Haname likes him. To him, romance is irrational and unknown. It's up to Haname to show him how to function in the real world beyond fighting mecha and covert ops.
Haname has her own problems though, whether its an obssessed voyeur, or Sousuke scaring the rest of the students with his handgun brandishing, but its nothing a punch, a hit with a fan, or a baseball bat beating can't solve. Another nice touch is that the class president sees all of Sousuke's antics as acceptable and perfectly normal, much to the consternation of Haname.Read more ›
Someone related this to Ranma 1/2, but if you want more of than, see Kenshin. This series has some of the same woman-beats-on-man, but with a different twist. Chidori is trying desperately to teach Sosuke to deal with Real Life (as opposed to mercenary life--which is why he still attends high school, to protect his Whispered assignment). Sosuke takes her abuse, although in any other situation, he'd defend himself better, and that is just one symptom of his attraction to her. There are a lot of subtle references, and some not so, with these two, which makes the series all the more desirable to watch.
Romance! Guns! Comedy! Things blowing up! How could it get better? Oh, yeah, if Sosuke ever gained the courage to kiss Chidori...
The downside, as with all ADV releases, is that you don't get many episodes for your buck (there are only 3 on the first DVD). The only special features are the design sketches and some background information on the scenes and episodes that weren't included in the original television airing in Japan but are included in the DVD.
Even so, this is a great series that you can watch shamelessly with people who aren't into anime at all.
Furthermore, the authors of this Dvd's have included 2 of the unaired episodes in this dvd, but they have appeneded them to episodes 1 and 2.
Fumoffu, can actually be placed early in between in the original series, as both were taken from the manga. One focuses on the serious action plot, while fumoffu shows "daily" life in school. The directors wanted to focus on the comedic romance, rather than only the action (which made the first one convoluted as soon as they introduced the Lambda driver). I'd recommend both, and the manga itself, to see where it came from. This series has the destruction, comedy, but sadly no Armed Slave, but one funky lookin' mascot.
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For those of you that like FMP, you'll love Fumoffu. It is pretty much just a high school love comedy. It's FMP minus the mecha and evil dudes. Read morePublished on November 26, 2012 by KevinB
I have recently finished my collection of ADV films original single dvds of FMP? Fumoffu!
And honestly I am very pleased, I actually prefer these dvd's over the new box sets. Read more
Another film where the cover is enought to grab your interest though i wish both girls were hot looking. The episodes are short but funny. Read morePublished on May 28, 2010 by A. Szarka
Works great and arrived on time. I was very surprised that it was shipped so soon. I ordered around 5:30am and it was shipped around 7am. Read morePublished on March 23, 2010 by L. Hayes
This DVD comes with the first 3 episodes of Full Metal Panic Fumoffu.This season of Full Metal Panic contains episodes about the main characters not so normal daily lives. Read morePublished on June 13, 2009 by MeisterZ
In 2002, "Full Metal Panic!" was a popular anime (based on the popular novel) from Gonzo Digimation that wowed animation fans with a unique story of life in high school. Read morePublished on August 13, 2008 by [KNDY] Dennis A. Amith
I bought this by mistake. I'm not into cutsie spoofs like this as a rule. It was a happy mistake, because it was pretty good. Read morePublished on January 9, 2008 by Iron Giant
Since Full Metal Panic! is my favorite anime show, it is only natural that I totally love the second season in the Full Metal Panic! franchise as well. Read morePublished on June 21, 2006 by Lindsey