Full Metal Panic!

TV (24 eps)
4.225 out of 5 from 28,778 votes
Rank #366

Gonzo does it again with this action-packed mecha comedy. She's an ordinary high school girl. He's a counterterror agent assigned to protect her from those who would steal the information locked in her mind. OK, so she's not so normal after all. Armored Slave battles and lovers' spats abound as Sousuke and his comrades try to track down the mysterious Gauln before it's too late.

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VivisQueen's avatar by VivisQueen on Apr 2, 2008
Score: 6.5/10

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Looking for a hilarious comedy with a gripping political plot and a fantastic new angle on the mecha genre? Then stay away from Full Metal Panic. This anime is chock-a-block with familiar ideas, which should make it accessible to a broad spectrum of mainstream viewers; but on the whole these ideas aren't combined... read more

RabidMonk's avatar by RabidMonk on Oct 7, 2009
Score: 7/10

Full Metal Panic! is a rather mixed bag.  There's a lot to like here mixed in with a good dosage of comedy, but then you also have to endure some junk that isn't nearly as exciting...so...Positives: For a mecha show I quite enjoyed FMP!  While the later season is much stronger, this initial one offers a compelling, albeit kind of silly, story about a boy who is a military prodigy who ends up in a... read more

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