Full Metal Panic Ova

アニメ「フルメタル・パニック! Invisible Victory(4期)」の全無料動画リンクまとめです。フルメタル・パニック! Invisible Victory(4期)の最新話やOVA、映画/劇場.

Original run January 8, 2002 – June 18, 2002 Episodes 24 Manga Full Metal Panic! Surplus Written by Illustrated by Tomohiro Nagai Published by Demographic Imprint Kadokawa Comics Dragon Jr. Published July 1, 2003 Volumes 1 Anime television series. (2003) Manga Full Metal Panic! Comic Mission Written by Illustrated by Published by Demographic Imprint Kadokawa Comics Dragon Jr.

Original run November 1, 2003 – September 1, 2006 Volumes 7 Anime television series Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid Directed by Produced by Hiroyuki Kitaura Tomoko Suzuki Satoshi Matsui Tsuneo Takechi Written by Music by Studio Licensed. Released May 26, 2006 Runtime 29 minutes Light novel Full Metal Panic! Another Written by Naoto Ōguro Illustrated by Shiki Dōji Published by Demographic Male Imprint Magazine Original run August 20, 2011 – February 20, 2016 Volumes 13 Manga Full Metal Panic! Another Written by Naoto Ōguro Illustrated by Yō Taichi Published by Demographic Imprint Kadokawa Comics Ace Magazine Newtype Ace Original run March 26, 2012 – August 26, 2014 Volumes 6 Manga Full Metal Panic!

0 ―ZERO― Written by Illustrated by Tetsurō Kasahara Published by Demographic Imprint Dragon Comics Age Magazine Original run September 20, 2013 – present Volumes 5 Manga Full Metal Panic! Another Sigma Written by Naoto Ōguro Illustrated by Yō Taichi Published by Demographic Imprint Kadokawa Comics Ace Magazine Kadokawa Niconico Ace Original run February 26, 2015 – present Volumes 2 Anime film series Directed by Koichi Chigira Produced by Shigeaki Tomioka Tsuneo Takechi Masafumi Fukui Toshihito Suzuki Written by Fumihiko Shimo Music by Toshihiko Sahashi Studio Gonzo Released November 25, 2017 – January 20, 2018 Runtime 100 minutes (each) Films 3 Anime television series Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory Directed by Katsuichi Nakayama Written by Music by Studio Licensed. Original network, Original run April 13, 2018 – July 19, 2018 Episodes 12 Full Metal Panic! ( フルメタルパニック!, Furumetaru Panikku!, often abbreviated to FMP!) is a series of written by and illustrated by Shiki Douji.

The series follows, a member of the covert private known as Mithril, tasked with protecting, a hot-headed Japanese high school girl. Facegen modeler 3.5.3 suite. Individual chapters are published on Monthly Dragon Magazine, followed by a paperback released by 's.

The novels are split between stories focusing on Sousuke's mission as a soldier of Mithril and comedic side stories centered on his life at Jindai High School. The series has been adapted into different media; including four television series: Full Metal Panic!

By in 2002, and Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid by in 2003 and 2005 respectively. An was also released in 2006; and the newest television series, Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory by, premiered in April 2018. The series also had several different series. Licensed the novels for English-language publication in North America and released parts of the series, while licensed and dubbed the first season and the spin-off. The second season was licensed by with ADV Films producing the dub yet again.

Acquired the film rights to the series in 2009. At 2009, Funimation announced that it had acquired the rights to the first and second series of Full Metal Panic! And both were re-released and remastered on DVD and Blu-ray in 2010.

The series began airing in North America on November 22, 2010, on the. The series made its North American television debut on the Funimation Channel on November 15, 2010. A spin-off to the light-novel series called Full Metal Panic! Another was serialized between 2011 and 2016.

Another received a manga adaptation split in two series, the second of which is still being published. See also: The series follows, a member of a covert private known as Mithril, tasked with protecting, a spirited Japanese high school girl. He moves to Japan to study at Chidori's school, Jindai High School, with assistance from his comrades and. Having never experienced social interactions, Sousuke is seen as a military maniac by his schoolmates as he interprets everyday situations from a combat perspective. He comes to relate with Chidori who realizes that Sousuke is protecting her, but he does not reveal the reasons due to orders as well as the fact that he does not know why Chidori is being targeted by different organizations. Development When starting the series, Shoji Gatoh commented that as the series' theme was 'Boy Meets Girl.'

Gatoh worked in the order to keep that as the focus regardless of the several other conflicts the story presented. Gatoh and Shiki Douji had a close relationship in the making of the novels. Gatoh gave Douji freedom in the design of the characters such as Sagara and Leonardo who were given multiple traits. On the other hand, Gatoh also gave Douji references for 'gentlemen' featured in the story. In the making of the series Gatoh did not find difficulties in creating a balance between sci-fi and realistic elements since multiple Japanese series like and already provide the demographic a mixture between those elements. Originally, Douji felt that the characters were too realistic. Believing the teenage demographic would not like them, the author changed them so that were seen as cooler characters.

While the duo did not have difficulties with the novels' serious storylines, they still had problems with comedy Chidori and Sousuke's relationship was based on Japanese comedy due to how the two interact. In order to create a more interesting dynamic between the two leads, Gatoh wanted to change the ways Sagara and Chidori interact as he was tired of female characters requiring to be protected in the making for the light novels. As a result, Chidori instead supports Sagara multiple times.

Main article: The series Full Metal Panic! Is written by and illustrated by Shiki Douji. It was serialised by in its monthly magazine since June 1998 and published under the imprint in tankōbon format since September 1998.

Gatoh often found delays in writing of the novels, which led to delays to the publication of the series' volumes. The series focuses on Sergeant 's arrival to the Jindai High School where he was assigned to protect the student while also acting as a student. A total of twelve full length volumes have been released from September 18, 1998, to August 20, 2010. In parallel to the twelve volumes, nine autoconclusive light novels of the series (which form the short story collection) have also been published from December 17, 1998, to August 20, 2011. Finally two more volumes titled Side Arms focusing on the past of some characters (which form the side story collection) and the birth of Mithril and Amalgam have been published on April 20, 2004 and July 20, 2006.

In contrast to the full length volumes, short story collection focuses on the comedy elements from the series. In January 2010, Gatoh wrote another of these stories in celebration of Gekkan Dragon Magazine 's 300th issue, which has been included in the last short story collection volume. Another series of spin-off novels has been released by Naoto Ōguro with supervision of Shoji Gatoh from August 20, 2011 to February 20, 2016, consisting of thirteen volumes and set years after the original series' ending. The light novels have also been adapted into various, as well as three television series and an OVA episode for which Gatoh was also part of the staff. Licensed the Full Metal Panic!

Series for North America release, publishing the first regular light novel on September 11, 2007. The latest released volume is the fourth on February 1, 2011, which is a compilation from the original fourth and fifth full length volumes from the series.

No short story collection volumes nor side story collection ones have been published and the company has shut down its publishing operations in North America on May 31, 2011. In 2015, at and, Tokyopop announced that it would be relaunching its publishing operations in North America in 2016 and that they will consider light novels, but nothing has been disclosed about Full Metal Panic! Novels publication.

Main article: Full Metal Panic! Was adapted into a manga on several occasions.

The first series entitled Full Metal Panic, was serialized in. The first Full Metal Panic! Manga was collected in nine volumes published from August 30, 2000, to July 1, 2005. Full Metal Panic! Was one of the first manga licensed by, being announced in July 2003. They released all of its volumes from November 10, 2003 to April 11, 2006.

A parallel series entitled Full Metal Panic! Comic Mission ( フルメタル・パニック! Comic Mission), was also written by Retsu Tateo and focuses on the comedy elements from the series.

Seven volumes were published from November 1, 2003, to September 1, 2006. Another spin-off series is Full Metal Panic!

フルメタル・パニック!, Ikinari! Furumetaru Panikku!) by Tomohiro Nagai.

It was released in five volumes from January 30, 2001, to April 1, 2003. Overload was licensed by ADV Manga in December 2004, and all of its volumes were published in English from June 6, 2005, to May 24, 2006. Nagai also wrote Full Metal Panic!

Surplus ( フルメタル・パニック!SURPLUS) which is a single tankōbon manga published on July 1, 2003, focused more on the action elements from the franchise. Next manga adaptation Full Metal Panic! Sigma ( フルメタル・パニック!Σ) was written by Shoji Gatoh and illustrated by Hiroshi Ueda and focuses on the missions of Sousuke as a sergeant. The first volume was published on August 1, 2005, and the last volume, the nineteenth, was published on September 20, 2013. Its events are based from the fourth Full Metal Panic! Light novel onwards. Anime Full Metal Panic!

Main article: Full Metal Panic? ( フルメタル・パニック?

ふもっふ!, Furumetaru Panikku? Fumoffu!) is a companion series to the anime series Full Metal Panic! By Kyoto Animation, and takes place between the first season and The Second Raid.

Markedly different in tone to the first series, Fumoffu emphasizes the high school romantic comedy aspects of Full Metal Panic! With often crude humor and focuses on the romantic tension between Sousuke Sagara and Kaname Chidori.

It frequently parodies itself and anime. None of the mecha combat or political intrigue, which characterized much of the original Full Metal Panic!, can be seen in the series. The only reference to the mecha aspect of Full Metal Panic! Is the Bonta-kun, which is one of the most prominent parodies in the anime. Sousuke uses spare Bonta-kun costumes to make highly effective suits of power armor, but they look like teddy bears wearing army gear and can only say: 'Fu' and 'Mo' in different combinations. The Second Raid. See also: Full Metal Panic!

The Second Raid ( フルメタル・パニック! TSR, Furumetaru Panikku! TSR) is the direct sequel to the original anime series. It was produced by and ran for 13 episodes. The series is based on the Ending Day by Day novels and takes place three months after the events that occurred in the Tuatha de Danaan at the end of the original Full Metal Panic! Mithril learns of a secret organization that has technology able to counter the ECS (Electronic Conceal System) mode. The organization, known as Amalgam, has access to Black Technology, which was obtained from the Whispered.

Like the other intelligence agencies, Amalgam intends to obtain more. Sousuke's mission to protect Chidori is terminated by Mithril, instead leaving her in the care of an anonymous agent known as Wraith. There is a one episode OVA that takes place after Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid. It's a humorous stand-alone story.

It focuses on the Captain of the Tuatha De Danaan: Teletha Tessa Testarossa, rather than the two main characters of the series. The OVA is based on short story Wari to Hima na Sentaichou no Ichi Nichi ( A comparatively leisurely day of the squadron commander) in short story collection Dounimo Naranai Gori Muchuu ( Helpless in the thick of it). The story is also told in chapters 13 & 14 in Full Metal Panic Sigma Volume 04. Invisible Victory. See also: Full Metal Panic!

Invisible Victory ( フルメタル・パニック! インビジブル・ビクトリー, Furumetaru Panikku! Inbijiburu Bikutorī) is the fourth TV series in the franchise produced by studio. It premiered in April 2018. During 2017, the series creator confirmed that Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory is a 'continuation' that won't contain any 'explanation or expository episodes.'

He stated that the pacing of the story is going to be 'full throttle from the get-go' although it would still 'follow the original work pretty closely.' The series consisted of 12 episodes. The opening song is 'Even.if' and the ending song is 'yes', both performed by Tamaru Yamada. Live action films A live action film adaptation was announced by in April 2009, with rumored to be attached to the project. Efron has since confirmed a meeting took place regarding the project but added that the adaptation was unlikely to happen. Writer and director Kenneth Lindbloom announced in an interview with ASO radio, released March 2012, that a fifteen-minute live action fan film, Full Metal Panic! Come Make My Day, was in post production and due to be released sometime in 2012.

The project was undertaken by a group of professionals and enthusiast with the goal of creating a high-quality portfolio piece based on the Full Metal Panic! Novel Come Make My Day. Reception The second DVD volume of Full Metal Panic!

The Second Raid was given a favorable review by Theron Martin of for pushing the character developments of Sousuke and Kaname as well as dramatic elements beyond comedy and action. Describing the impact of the volume, Martin explains that 'the full impact of that Sousuke and Kaname's relationship comes out beautifully in episode 7, when Kaname seeks out Sousuke in a moment of fear and, for the first time, Sousuke isn't there for her. It's one of those telling moments that can define an entire series.' THEM Anime Reviews has noted that the, like most real life vehicles, are done so meticulously that fans of series would 'scour online catalogues for tech books and sketches.' Bureau 42 says that the 'mechaArm Slave action in the show is very well done. While I can't compare the action with other more grounded mecha shows like, the combat is very well done and easy to follow, and visually interesting.' Triforce commented that Arm Slave battles in the Full Metal Panic!

Series would be able to keep viewer's attention to the show. Negative criticism has surfaced on the role of the Arm Slaves throughout the Full Metal Panic! For instance, Ender's review states that their mecha roles are confusing that the Arm Slaves are both '08th MS Team soldiers and Dragon Ball Z-type fighters, hurling energy balls at each other and going 'Super Saiya-jin.' Anime Database rated the Full Metal Panic! Series 4 out of 5 because of the Arm Slaves battles since they start out from being good to being very unrealistic.

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Synopsis This series is set about two months after the events ocurred in the Tuatha de Danaan at the end of the original series. Mithril becomes aware of a secret organization that has technology able to counter the ECS (Electronic Cloaking System) mode. This organization, known as Amalgam, also has 'Black Technology,' obtained from 'Whispered' like Kaname Chidori, and like the other intelligence agencies, they intend to obtain more; however, when Sousuke's mission to protect Chidori is terminated by Mithril, all seems to be in place for Amalgam's plans. (Source: ANN). Overall 10 Story 10 Animation 10 Sound 9 Character 10 Enjoyment 10 If you haven't watched the original Full Metal Panic!

Series, you should watch it before watching The Second Raid, because it's the sequel to the original series. In regards to Fumoffu?, you don't have to watch it before TSR. With that away, let's get to reviewing. The story in TSR easily surpasses any 13-episode show I've watched as of writing this review. The pacing varies a bit; suddenly this and that happens and then it's done quickly, and you may be left baffled ), but some scenes are very slow, like the scene when Chidori cut Sousuke's hair. Some may not like that, but I think that the pace was just right at the right moments, and that it created just the kind of mood the scene needed. TSR moves a bit away the funny high school life of Chidori and Sousuke, leaving the room for more drama and a couple of episodes focusing on Chidori and Sousuke's emotional struggles with themselves and each other after certain events happen.

However, it preserves a bit of the great high school humor you're probably familiar with by now, especially in the earlier episodes. The story was excellent in my opinion, and the only thing that drags it down is the rather loose ending; it seems like things aren't over yet.

There are also small bits of fanservice here and there, just so you're warned. The animation quality is, to quote a friend of mine, 'unreal'. I thought the quality of the original series was excellent, but this just blew me right out of the water. The coloring is vivid, and the level of detail in the backgrounds is very good.

The Special effects are very good too, and the lighting effects are astounding. In fact, the best I've seen.

The detail of screens and monitors is incredible, too. Shortly summarized, the animation quality is just perfect. The soundtrack is a vast improvement from the original series. The OP and ED themes are as good as ever, and songs I'd listen to over and over again. The background music is incredible, too.

The pieces are great to listen to, and they fit right in with the mood, and amplify it. The tense music during Chidori's episode was the best when it came to setting the mood, if you ask me. The sound effects are nothing I can say bad things about either, from birds chirping to explosion sounds. The characters have gotten a lift, too. Of course, it's the characters we have learned to love, and now they're getting some good character development. Especially on Chidori and Sousuke's part.

I really liked how they portrayed Chidori's feelings towards Sousuke, and in the finale episodes, Sousuke changed a lot. He's slowly turning into a human and not just a stiff guy who acts only on orders.

Throw in a hilariously paranoid bad guy as well as two messed-up twin sisters, and it's perfect. All in all, I really, really enjoyed The Second Raid, but I do hope there's more Full Metal Panic! To 'Not Helpful' voters (and you 'Helpful' voters too): Feedback greatly appreciated =). Overall 9 Story 9 Animation 9 Sound 9 Character 9 Enjoyment 9 It is fairly uncommon for a sequel to excel over the original in virtually every way possible.

That is, typically, even if the sequel is mostly superior, there are often a few noticeable elements missing from it which made the original enjoyable (A personal example would be Batman Begins and The Dark Knight). Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid (TSR), on the other hand, is one of these rare instances of a sequel surpassing its predecessor in all respects. All around, The Second Raid has a better plot, better scripting, better character development, better action, better humor, and better animation.

To get a good idea about the essence of The Second Raid, simply imagine a tighter, darker, more focused, serious, and mature series which takes all of the good and worthwhile elements from the original and improves on them. In a nutshell, this is Full Metal Panic: The Grown-Up Version. First and foremost, what The Second Raid does remarkably well is genuinely challenge its characters, not only physically and psychologically, but also morally. Unlike much of the tactical action sequences of the first season, the sense of danger and isolation is now much more real, as well as enemies which are genuine threats and not simply a string of forgettable, one-dimensional 'terrorist/bad guys' (Takima Kugayama and his 'sister' from the first series) or anonymous henchmen to be easily defeated.

For a more specific contrast, think of the scene from the original Full Metal Panic where Melissa Mao, armed with only a rifle, taunts and entire troop of hostiles from a rooftop, with no cover, apparently not the least bit concerned about being shot, despite the fact that half a dozen enemy arm slaves have their guns trained on her. On the other hand, simply seeing TSR's brutal and effective killing machines, the Xia twins, in action should be enough to realize that the days of relatively easy and unrealistic victories are over. Furthermore, our heroic protagonist Souske Sagara, who was previously a fairly single-minded 'military maniac' with very little sense of self-doubt, now finds himself actually having to ask the important, life-changing questions, namely, who am I? What am I doing? Is what I am doing right?

And more specifically, Do I like doing nothing but following orders? Do I like being surrounded by weak people who constantly need me for support?-All questions which the first series never dares to ask. As an example, a particularly memorable and extremely well-written phone conversation occurs between Souske and the mysterious MITHRIL intelligence agent, Wraith, in which he is for the first time forced to deal with the actual consequences of his inability to adapt to civilian life-thus the series' oft-used and never-questioned 'comic relief' device quickly and seamlessly turns into an opportunity for some very interesting and dramatic character development. It is also impressive the way in which the writers subtly work in a couple references to the seemingly insignificant events from Fumoffu. Later on we also get to witness firsthand what happens to Kaname when Souske is no longer there to protect her.

The results are equally as enticing. This motif applies not only to the characters, but MITHRIL as an organization itself.

In TSR, we are no longer simply expected to believe that a mercenary organization which acts as some kind of a non-partisan global police force ('we fight terrorists and blow up drug factories' sic) can exist without its own set of serious internal problems and existential, even moral dilemmas. The most prominent instance of this is the way in which the issue of double-agents simply working for the highest bidder (i.e. Mercenaries being mercenaries) is dealt with in a much more serious and significant way than the first season. TSR singlehandedly makes MITHRIL into a well-rounded, believable organization, and not simply a bunch of people with high-tech equipment on a high-tech submarine-as was implied in the original series. Aesthetically, The Second Raid is, not surprisingly, also a significant improvement over the first series. Kyoto Animation, now known almost exclusively for their 'moe' shows, demonstrate their ability to make an action series which looks just as good, if not better, than most similar shows coming out today. The CGI is surprisingly well integrated, the character designs are still faithfully adapted from Gonzo's original, and the background designs are detailed and believable (the production staff did some lengthy on-site research of downtown Hong Kong).

In fact, the sheer attention to detail in general is one of the things that makes this series truly stand out on the technical level. This includes all the little things which add to the overall sense of realism, particularly in the action scenes, such as a gun jamming, someone stumbling or tripping while running, desperately padding the ground behind them for an object to throw, or even something like tiny drops of bottled Scotch hitting the table during the pouring process. On a audio-related note, ADV's dub of this series is one of the best I have heard thus far, especially in regards to rendering important conversations and lines of dialogue in a strikingly dramatic, yet believable fashion. So while the examples are too numerous to list exhaustively, all of this hopefully can somewhat elucidate how well The Second Raid in essence works within the confines and limitations of the 'Full Metal Panic universe,' while at the same time managing to fully flesh out many of the interesting and underdeveloped potentialities of that universe. As a technical achievement, it is both more colorful as well as more violent, and as a writing achievement it is also much deeper and far more realistic.

On the whole, this series manages to be highly engaging on both the intellectual and visceral levels, in a way that the first offering simply never fully realized. All these elements combined make Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid a personal number one favorite within the mecha-action genre. Aside from a somewhat 'rushed' finale, perhaps my only complaint about this series is its length: at a mere 13 episodes, and an intentionally 'open' ending, it naturally leaves one wishing for more. However, keeping in mind that a series' length can be a curse as well as a blessing, perhaps the relatively short episode count is something to be desired if the tightly-written, plot-driven quality is sustained throughout. After all, keeping in mind that decent chunks of the first series were simply filler, perhaps a 24-episode reboot of this would not be preferable after all. I believe this sequel is aimed at adults, not teenagers, and will have less appeal to people are faint of heart or generally unwilling to ask any serious moral and/or existential questions. Therefore for those who perhaps were, or currently are dismayed by the initial series' somewhat mediocre and 'juvenile' nature, I can firmly say that the existence of The Second Raid makes it all completely worth it.

Basically, this is Full Metal Panic's The Dark Knight. Overall 10 Story 9 Animation 10 Sound 9 Character 10 Enjoyment 10 People may look at this and think of it as a typical mecha anime but if you’ve seen Full Metal Panic then you’ll know that this franchise isn’t loved only for its mechs. Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid is the true sequel to the fantastic Shounen, Romance, Comedy, Mecha anime; Full Metal Panic! It basically starts where the story left of with teenage mercenary Sousuke Sagara continuing to fulfill missions for Mithril (the military organization), whilst protecting the teenage girl Kaname Chidori who is being targeted by other organizations.

However this time round TSR focuses on a more serious storyline, full of drama. The series begins literally with a bang, as the Mithril team intervene with what seems to be a civil war. This first episode is basically just to reintroduce all the characters in one incredibly action-packed episode. This is then followed by a school episode, which is full of the usual hilarious comedy that this series is loved for. However after this small amount of light-hearted comedy the story becomes mostly serious, as it focuses more on the action and drama side of things, by introducing new enemies. The action is brought about by the exciting and nerve-whacking missions, which flow well from one another. There is a good sense, with the pacing of the action, in the series because it never rushes or drags things out like many anime tend to do.

The drama on the other hand is what sets TSR apart from the previous ones as it really centres on the 2 main characters; Sousuke and Kaname and how the change in their situations affected them. With that fans get to see a different side to both of them, which is a good change however because of this the other characters (namely Tessa) are somewhat neglected. When looking into the animation of TSR, the one thing that comes to mind is the guys who produced it, “Kyoto Animation”.

Having the series produced by KyoAni was the best move ever as we have consistent, crystal clear visuals, with completely fluid animation. The music is nothing particularly amazing but it definitely goes well with every situation; with nice pumping beats for the action and solemn tunes to go with the dismal mood in the drama. Overall TSR on its own could easily take the title of Best Mecha anime ever, with so much going for it like: the animation, story, the lovable characters, excitement and its appeal. Yet the fact that it’s only 13 episodes long leaves so much untold and begging for a sequel.

Hopefully there will be a continuation to this amazing story but for now fans will need to be contented with what is available. Overall 10 Story 10 Animation 9 Sound 10 Character 10 Enjoyment 10 You know, honestly, I'm not sure why Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid (TSR for short) is not ranked with a higher score than it currently has. This show surpasses every aspect of Full Metal Panic!

And Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu, which you should be watching first for the sake of chronological order.

Like any sequel in a series, people expect the next one to deliver more than the previous, and deliver TSR has. Even though the prequel, Fumoffu, is a great comedy between the main characters, Sousuke and Kaname, TSR does not follow suit. Instead, think of the first series, but much better overall.


First off, the story is great. For a thirteen episode series, TSR packs a lot of plot into it. The story is continuously interesting from the very first opening scene to the last ending scene. Again, although TSR carries a lot of it's predecessors' traits into this series, it is quite apparent from the first couple of minutes into the show that this storyline is darker than what fans may be used to.

But, don't let this deter you because it sets a serious tone which attracts your attention throughout the entire thirteen episodes. It's not like TSR doesn't have any comedy in it, it's just that they use it more sparingly than the previous two series. All in all though, TSR storyline is a roller coaster of emotions, which will not disappoint anyone, as it is simply fantastic. What can I say about the art? It's very good.

Again, compared to the other two series, the animation in TSR is a huge step up. The backgrounds are incredibly detailed, and the lighting effects used in this series are awesome. The colors are sharp and crisp, and the animation is smooth beyond belief.

Just by watching even the smallest movement in the characters, you can see the effort that was put into TSR. This over-the-top quality animation is very apparent during the mech battles, which look just fantastic. There are only a couple of brief instances where the animation suffers a little, but it definitely does not take anything away from the series. The music and sounds in TSR are also great.

The song artist from the first two series returns, and she does not disappoint with the opening and ending themes. Like the other openings and endings in the Full Metal Panic! Series, the songs fit the tone of TSR perfectly.

The background music is great as well, as it really sets the right atmosphere depicted by the story. As for the sound effects, they are as realistic as can be, and some of them were quite unique in my opinion. Ah yes, the characters.

I must say that I simply love watching the characters interact with each other in the Full Metal Panic! From the minor characters to the major ones, TSR will not disappoint in this department. I kid you not; the character development in TSR is truly outstanding. Watching the relationship between Sousuke and Kaname in this series alone has personally made them my favorite anime couple.

I definitely thought it was the most attracting part about the show, as you can really feel what they are thinking and what they are going through. This is why you need to see the other two series before this one. Watching these characters grow and develop in TSR gives you a roller coaster ride of emotions, and it is just fantastic. Well, finally, the enjoyment factor. To sum it up in three words: I love it. This is how an anime should be done in every aspect.

The episodes in TSR were consistently very good, and it basically improved on everything that made Full Metal Panic! Good in the first place, and turned it into something outstanding. By the way, I am not a critic who gives out an overall score of ten very easily. In fact, Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid and only one other anime have received an overall score of ten from me. But you don't have to take my word for it. Just give it a try for yourself.:-).