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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
8 January 2002 (Japan) See more »
Tagline:
A second coming of panic!
Plot:
Sousuke Sagara, a member of a covert anti-terrorist private military organization known as Mithril, tasked with protecting Kaname Chidori, a spirited Japanese high school girl.
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Panic? nah do not worry this series will entertain for sure See more (17 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 11 of 51)
Satsuki Yukino ... Kaname Chidori (24 episodes, 2002)
Tomokazu Seki ... Sousuke Sagara / ... (24 episodes, 2002)

Jason Douglas ... Additional Voices / ... (24 episodes, 2002)
Yukana Nogami ... Teletha 'Tessa' Testarossa / ... (21 episodes, 2002)
Akio Ôtsuka ... Lt. Cmdr. Andrey Kalinin / ... (20 episodes, 2002)
Shin'ichirô Miki ... Kurz Weber / ... (20 episodes, 2002)
Michiko Neya ... Melissa Mao / ... (19 episodes, 2002)
Masahiko Tanaka ... Gauron (15 episodes, 2002)
Tomomichi Nishimura ... Cmdr. Richard Mardukas (12 episodes, 2002)
Ikue Kimura ... Kyoko Tokiwa (12 episodes, 2002)
Mamiko Noto ... Shinji Kazama (11 episodes, 2002)
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Series Directed by
Kôichi Chigira (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Shôji Gatô (24 episodes, 2002)

Series Produced by
John Ledford .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Mark Williams .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Toshihiko Sahashi (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Akihiko Nishiyama .... storyboard artist (1 episode, 2002)

Kôichi Chigira .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Kyle Jones .... adr director (24 episodes, 2002)
Jacob A. Gragard .... adr recordist (8 episodes, 2002)
Cesar Inserny .... adr recordist / dialogue editor (4 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Animation Department
Itsuko Takeda .... animation director (1 episode, 2002)
Kôichi Usami .... animation director (1 episode, 2002)

Kanetake Ebikawa .... mechanical designer (unknown episodes)
Osamu Horiuchi .... animation director / character designer (unknown episodes)
Toshiaki Ihara .... mechanical designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Mark Clark Jr. .... production assistant (24 episodes, 2002)
Brady Hartel .... production assistant (24 episodes, 2002)

Kôichi Chigira .... story editor (unknown episodes)
Shôji Gatô .... story editor (unknown episodes)
Kôji Itô .... mechanical design director (unknown episodes)
Carole Pavlik .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Fumihiko Shimo .... story editor (unknown episodes)
Masayuki Takano .... original mechanical designer (unknown episodes)
 

Production CompaniesDistributors
  • ADV Films (2003) (USA) (DVD)
  • AXN (2009) (Hungary) (TV) (re-release) (AXN Sci-Fi)

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Australia:M (DVD rating) | Canada:14A (Manitoba) (video rating) | Canada:G (Quebec) (VHS/DVD rating) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (vol 1) | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Germany:16 (volume 6, 7) | New Zealand:M | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 | UK:12 (some episodes) | UK:PG (some episodes) | USA:TV-14 | USA:TV-PG (re-rating)
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Did You Know?

Quotes:
Kaname Chidori:I don't have any regrets. I'm glad I met you, Sousuke Sagara.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Teen Wolf: The Tell (#1.5)" (2011)See more »

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Panic? nah do not worry this series will entertain for sure, 4 July 2008
Author: malmroes from Denmark

Anime is truly a genre of its own, but it should not to be mistaken as a linear or uniform genre. Fullmetal Panic is an all out anime with the distinct contrast between the more serious action related and the more humorous and everyday life orientated. The contrast is well told due to the story's plot. Kaname Chidori seems to be the average school girl, but there is more to her than meets the eye. Sagara Sousuke including his team from Mithril are set out to protect her because she is of great importance. Due to this Sagara is transferred to Kaname's school and has to deal with an environment that is quite unfamiliar to him since he is mostly used to be in the battlefield and lacks social abilities. It is Sagara's interaction with the school environment and his duty of protecting Chidori that creates the very charming and engaging contrast that is in the series. It has enough mystique to engage the viewer and enough humor and interesting details that leaves a feeling of hungering for more. It is definitely a series worth watching and a good series to start of with for persons who consider Manga and/or anime as a breath of fresh air. Full Metal also has some aesthetically beautiful scenery especially in the first episode, but it is not overambitious in any way and it has a very clean and simple look to it. The intro and ending themes are also very catchy and are both in the typical Japanese rock/pop genre. The instrumental music supports the different scenes as well. Maybe it is a bit of a risk to buy the complete collection at first, but if one wants to give it a chance then either buy Mission 01 or try to look it up at you-tube. It cannot be promised that the series falls in one's favor, but this certainly is a part of what Manga and Anime is all about.

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