Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Full Metal Panic!

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Transmitted:January 2002 - November 2005
Country of origin:Japan
Genre:Japanese animation, Mecha series, Action comedy
Starring:Satsuki Yukino, Tomokazu Seki, Michiko Neya, ShinichirĂ´ Miki, Yukana Nogami, Masahiko Tanaka
No. of seasons:3

Sousoke Sagara is a hard as nails special forces military type, who works for a mysterious organisation called Mithril. His new assignment seems a little strange - to protect a seemingly ordinary schoolgirl called Kaname Chidori but of course, as is the way of things, she is anything but ordinary.
Fusing militaristic action with a great line in frivolous humour, this is a beast with two heads. At times, the fluffy silliness goes a little too far but, for the most part, this is genuinely laugh out loud funny. The episodes tend to be delineated along these lines as well, with some episodes all out action, whilst others are lightweight, throwaway comedy moments.
It seems a little incongruous at times, but overall it does work.
Violent, witty, dark, silly.
All these words have to be used to describe this show.
Entertaining throughout, this is one for die hard anime fans only, I would suspect.
Very enjoyable stuff.
A word of caution - the dubbed English version is reputedly terrible so, do yourself a favour, get hold of the subtitled version if you can.

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