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In a parallel reality, the cold war isn't over. China has been split in two, Gorbachev has been assassinated, and the world has witnessed a nuclear Gulf War. The constant state of strife in the world has led to the development of Arm Slaves (mechanized mobile suits) and other Black Technology developed by the mysterious Whispered. One young arm-slave pilot, Sergeant Sousuke Sagara is an elite member of a privately funded, military organization named Mithril. Superior in his knowledge of tactics, and deadly in a weaponized mech suit, Sergeant Sagara is more than capable to handle any situation - that is until he crosses paths with a high-strung high school girl.

The spunky Kaname throws Sagara's world into pure panic, when Mithril orders him to be Kaname's personal bodyguard. Based on the novels by Shoji Gatoh, this anime series follows Sagara's quest to protect Kaname, who is being targeted for unknown reasons by multiple terrorist organizations. This means blending into her life at Jindai High School, which will require all the help he can get from his comrades Sergeant Kurz Webber and Sergeant Major Melissa Mao. With their help and the entire support of Mithril, Sagara may just stand a chance at preventing global disaster.

Then again, high school may be more dangerous than the military trained operatives can handle. Having never been a normal kid, Sagara finds blending-in harder than Mithril's Special Response Team had expected. Dealing with teachers, going on field trips, and making friends for the first time, Sagara realizes high school is a new kind of minefield. Yet, after spending so much time with the compelling Kaname, Sagara's young, and very jealous, commanding officer Tessa is worried that she may be losing her soldier to a different kind of enemy. One thing is for certain, however, Sagara and Jindai High will never be the same.

Directed by Koichi Chigira and animated by Gonzo, Full Metal Panic! balances sci-fi action with comedic romance, featuring the voice talents of Luci Christian, Chris Patton, Vic Mignogna, and Allison Keith.

FUNimation
4 Seasons, 52 Episodes
January 8, 2002
Anime
7.7/10
Cast: Satsuki Yukino, Tomokazu Seki, Jason Douglas, Yukana Nogami
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  • Leonard and Kalinin make every effort to spirit Kaname away before Sousuke can reach her. As battle erupts between rival Amalgam factions and Mithril remnants, Sousuke and Kaname both find they have to fight against fate to hold on to hope.

  • Lemon determines where Kaname is likely being held captive, so Sousuke and his ragtag group launch a rescue mission. But many forces are on the move this stormy night, and the mission doesn't quite go according to plan.

  • Sousuke has to avoid being killed by Amalgam while he recovers from his injuries. Kaname is a prisoner, but that doesn't mean she can't fight back. Tessa must maintain command of what's left of her forces. All three must find a way to keep moving forward.

  • When Tessa is found wandering dazed and barefoot on a California highway, her attending psychiatrist just might be in for the case of a lifetime. The story Tessa tells sounds like an intricate delusion, but sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.

  • Sousuke's grudge against Kurama escalates into a full-blown shooting war on the streets of Namsac, but is it possible for him to fight this war all by himself? And every war has its share of casualties.

  • The Crossbow team takes part in their first illegal battle, but nefarious forces are at work behind the scenes. If Sousuke doesn't play his cards right, this first battle could end up being his last.

  • While enjoying considerable success fighting in the arena for Nami's team, Sousuke starts to grow accustomed to his new life in Namsac. But little things keep reminding him he came to this city with a specific purpose in mind.

  • Sousuke makes his way to the city of Namsac, where people bet on fighting matches between decommissioned Arm Slaves. Thanks to a bit of serendipity, he meets a team owner named Nami at the arena just when she's looking for an AS operator.

  • Sousuke and Kaname work together to save Kyoko and everyone else at Jindai High, and they both reach a point where they must make difficult, fateful decisions. Tessa likewise tries to save as many of her people as possible as she abandons the island base.

  • The SRT team has its hands more than full trying to protect Merida Island from three rampaging Behemoths. Sousuke and Kaname attempt to deal with their own frantic situation, as Amalgam's Kurama drags the students of Jindai High School into the fray.

  • In Tokyo, Sousuke and Kaname flee from enemy agents in a desperate attempt to rendezvous with their allies. On Merida Island, Mithril struggles to respond to a fierce and demoralizing assault by Amalgam forces.

  • Amalgam decides it's time to get serious about its Mithril problem, and this means big challenges are on the horizon for Sousuke, Kaname, and Tessa. As enemies close in on all fronts, will they find ways to overcome those challenges?

  • Hong Kong is under attack by a rogue AS. The SRT is deployed, but Sousuke€™s crisis of confidence might cancel out the progress he€™s made with the Arbalest.

  • Sousuke sets out to find the pervert who€™s peeping on Kaname. Meanwhile, Mithril's recent battlefield is inspected by a crazed arms dealer who finds signs of a Lambda Driver - and he's dead set to find it.

  • When civil war erupts, Mithril€™s Special Response Team is shocked by the weapons employed by the Barik army. Mithral€™s forces must survive - Sousuke has a test the next day and he still needs to study!

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