Full Metal Panic! Season One
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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.
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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.
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.
An important thing to note is that although this is described as "The Complete Series", Full Metal Panic! is actually 3 different series and this item only has the first one. The second and third (Fumoffu? and Second Raid respectively) are not included with this set. It's not a deliberately misleading thing, but if you were buying this and expecting all of the Full Metal Panic anime, you're going to be disappointed. Aside from that potential problem, it's a really fun series at a really reasonable price point and I definitely recommend it.
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.
When the Mithril organization learns that an unsuspecting high school girl is being targeted they send one of their top guys to protect her there is only one problem... the man they've chosen may have a brilliant military mind, but he is completely socially inept. The series blends comedy, drama and action together with expert precision transitioning from comedy hijinks to dramatic dilemmas that culminate in amazing action sequences.
The animation is top notch, the characters are intriguing, the story is both hilarious and compelling with an excellent English dub making this series a must own for any anime fan and one of my favorite mecha animes!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Staple of the Anime formula that make this genre work! Must see that was my fifth time looking at it.
Enjoy the 3 series,
I wish I could give it higher marks I loved the show (personally I think it deserves at least 4/5) but these blu-rays... Read morePublished 8 months ago by someJoe
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awesome show. has some cusing but not to much. the story is it's high point. my opinion, give it a spinPublished 11 months ago by norm2012norm
Hilarious anime show that I have enjoyed watching several times since my purchase. I would highly recommend this product to watch. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Chandell