Full Metal Panic


Distributor: ADV Films
[Full Metal Panic]
On the surface, Kaname Chidori appears to be a normal, popular high school student. The problem is, she doesn't realize just how popular she is. Unbeknownst to her, a group of terrorists believe she possesses the special powers of "the Whispered," and they're out to kidnap her. Enter Sousuke Sagara, a young, hotshot agent from the stealthy anti-terrorist organization Mithril. Will he be able to protect Kaname?
TV Series: 24 episodes

Average Rating

Average Ratings: 75
Number of Review Sites: 9
Above Average

Review Links

"...an enjoyable series."
Akemi's Anime World (Marc Marshall) - 3.5 (out of 5)

Vol. 1-2 - "Full Metal Panic! balances its action and comedy well in the show's first third, throwing in bits of suspense and mystery when appropriate."
Anime Jump! (Mike Toole) - 3 1/2 stars (out of 5)

"...worth a look."
Anime Meta-Review (Andrew Shelton) - watchable

Vol. 1 - "Full Metal Panic is liberal with the genres it mixes together, making it a strong show that will appeal to a large audience."
Anime News Network (Allen Divers) - A

Vol. 1 - "It wasn’t over the top nor was it too subtle, but instead playing things just right." (Chris Beveridge) - B+
Vol. 2 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - A-
Vol. 3 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - A-
Vol. 4 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - B+
Vol. 5 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - B+
Vol. 6 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - B+
Vol. 7 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - A-
Anime on DVD

Vol. 1 - "I liked the show although I can't say for sure if future volumes will keep me hooked. " (Don Houston) - 3 1/2 stars (out of 5)
Vol. 2 - Read the review (Don Houston) - 4 stars (out of 5)
Vol. 3 - Read the review (Don Houston) - 4 stars (out of 5)
Vol. 4 - Read the review (Don Houston) - 4 stars (out of 5)
Vol. 6 - Read the review (Don Houston) - 3 1/2 stars (out of 5)
Vol. 7 - Read the review (Don Houston) - 4 stars (out of 5)
DVD Talk

Vol. 1 - "Full Metal Panic delivers both window dressing and the indefinable chemistry of a compelling story." (Rob Lineberger) - 94 (out of 100)
Vol. 2 - Read the review (Rob Lineberger) - 92 (out of 100)
Vol. 3 - Read the review (Rob Lineberger) - 93 (out of 100)
Vol. 4 - Read the review (Rob Lineberger) - 82 (out of 100)
Vol. 5 - Read the review (Rob Lineberger) - 90 (out of 100)
Vol. 6 - Read the review (Rob Lineberger) - 94 (out of 100)
Vol. 7 - Read the review (Rob Lineberger) - 92 (out of 100)
DVD Verdict

Vol. 1 - "Full Metal Panic!'s real strength lies in its intriguing backstory, its pleasant humor, and its somewhat hapless but congenial cast, all of whom seem to deserve a happy ending."
Science Fiction Weekly (Tasha Robinson) - B-

"... somehow manages to transcend the usual stereotypes and become something that fans of all stripes can enjoy together."
T.H.E.M. Anime Reviews (Jason Bustard) - 5 stars (out of 5)