Full Metal Panic! is a perfect mixture of action and humor. The series balances everything very well to make the series neither too plot-heavy or come as regular shonen anime. Full Metal Panic! even makes the storyline appear light-hearted but with a serious undertone. It packs the coolness of a military action anime with some high school romantic comedy. If you are a fan of mecca or action in general, then Full Metal Panic! would be a treat for you.
The premise of this series revolves around conspiracies of World War 3 and the Soviet Union. Along with high-tech weaponry and guerilla warfare, which is something fans of the military genre would enjoy watching. While the art of the anime is not that great since it aired in 2002, but it still has the old school fan service, which you will not get in new anime. If you are one of the fans, who watched Full Metal Panic! during their childhood and want a blast of nostalgia, then a new season with polished animation is waiting for you.
If you are planning to watch Full Metal Panic! anime, then watch it according to this order.
Full Metal Panic! Watch Order
- Full Metal Panic!
- Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu
- Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid
- Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid OVA
- Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory
Full Metal Panic! is an action-comedy anime series directed by Kouichi Chigira and produced by studio Gonzo. The anime is an adaptation of a light novel series written by Shoji Gatoh and illustrated by Shiki Douji.
Synopsis: Mithril is a private military organization equipped with cutting edge technology. The goal of Mithril is to wipe out terrorism with support from highly intelligent individuals capable of creating powerful devices and machinery. Sousuke Sagara is a teenager working as a sergeant for Mithril, who is assigned to protect Kaname Chidori.
Kaname is a potential suitable candate who can contribute for the future of Mithril. Sousuke has to be always near her to prevent her from falling into enemy hands. The only way he can do that is to join the same school as Chidori. But highschool life is not easy for a military-trained soldier while ensuring not to reveal his true identity. Sousuke has to now adapt to normal school life to guard Kaname against enemy forces lurking in shadows.