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Old July 27th, 2010, 08:40 PM   #16
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I love FMP and Fumoffu, but it seems like I'll be one of the few to say that I didn't like Second Raid as much. Part of the greatness of FMP was the attention to not just mech action, but humor too, and I felt that Second Raid was almost entirely lacking in humor. I think if I didn't see FMP and Fumoffu first I would have liked it more. I might've just had expectations that were too high.
IMO, FMP's claim to fame is mecha combat based in as realistic circumstances as possible. The high school comedy thing was just something that helped make the characters easier to relate to and show them as humans instead of killing machines
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Old August 2nd, 2010, 08:36 PM   #17
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I just finished Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid, and I have to say that it really is stronger than the first two, which I also liked. It's a more compact story, but I thought that gave it a much more "urgent" and focused atmosphere, and I thought that character development and the military plot were stronger as a result. I liked that it dealt with things like Sousuke's difficulty with integrating into society in a serious and dramatic way, for instance, and showing Kaname (at times) mellowing out with regards to Sousuke.


Sometimes longer isn't better, and I felt that 13 episodes was just right for this story.
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Old August 9th, 2010, 12:27 AM   #18
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I love FMP and Fumoffu, but it seems like I'll be one of the few to say that I didn't like Second Raid as much. Part of the greatness of FMP was the attention to not just mech action, but humor too, and I felt that Second Raid was almost entirely lacking in humor. I think if I didn't see FMP and Fumoffu first I would have liked it more. I might've just had expectations that were too high.
Then you shouldn't like Fumoffu as much either because that also only focuses on the humor and not both aspects. Was Fumoffu even based off the novels or manga? The Second Raid is the true direct sequel to the first series, Fumoffu is like a filler arc and could take place at any time after the first few episodes. I prefer the first series & TSR more because of the story & characters.

TSR was the strongest in story, character development, action & drama. It does mix in some brief comedy at the start. And it does have an OVA episode that takes place after it which is pure comedy just like Fumoffu.
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Old February 22nd, 2011, 08:08 PM   #19
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Wait. It's got a good mix? The ratio I remember is: 90% slice of life 10% mecha.

The Second Raid had a good mix, but not so much season 1.
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Old February 22nd, 2011, 10:39 PM   #20
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It's a fairly good show though I was less than impressed with the dub. It goes a bit overlong imo. The pacing could have been tighter. I wouldn't call it a real robot show though. It kind of looks like one until they activate the magic system powered by fighting spirit. hat kind of threw me. The mecha look like real robot style mecha but in some ways they operate more like super robots.
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Old February 23rd, 2011, 03:50 AM   #21
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Wait. It's got a good mix? The ratio I remember is: 90% slice of life 10% mecha.

The Second Raid had a good mix, but not so much season 1.
Wow, you really think season 1 is only 10% more mecha than Fumoffu?
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Old February 23rd, 2011, 11:19 AM   #22
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Wait. It's got a good mix? The ratio I remember is: 90% slice of life 10% mecha.

The Second Raid had a good mix, but not so much season 1.
I really can't agree with that. Season 1 was greatly mixed with the school comedy & the mecha action. I didn't feel either really overpowered the other. There are episodes that are pure school comedy but there are also episodes of pure serious mecha action.

The Second Raid wasn't a mix of school comedy & mecha action like season 1 was. TSR was like 95% mecha action & drama. Only a tiny bit at the start had the school comedy.
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Old February 23rd, 2011, 02:04 PM   #23
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I dont care for mix.Show is one of my favorites together with Onegai Teacher and True tears.characters are fresh and original.its rare to see with good action anime with good romantic part and even better comedic part.Tessa is one of strangest female characters.
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Old February 23rd, 2011, 03:08 PM   #24
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I loved Fumoffu.

^this is why. Tessa-chan fan service.

I wish they would have maybe one more season of anime.
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I love all of the FMP series'!

First one is a good mix of school and action.
Fumoffu is all school comedy.
and TSR is mostly action.

I have to say the Fumoffu is my favourite tho, because the situations are just hilarious!
The episode with the Amatur Karate club and the Rugby episode especially .

*Thinks at least one more season is in order*
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Old February 24th, 2011, 09:31 AM   #26
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I have to say the Fumoffu is my favourite tho, because the situations are just hilarious!
The episode with the Amatur Karate club and the Rugby episode especially .
The Rugby, The Plain Roll/Bun and Last episode are my favorites!

Fumoffu is my favorite season out of the three. I really wish that they would make another season of FMP and would be even better if was a second season to Fumoffu; however, it’s just wishful dreaming!
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Old March 4th, 2011, 12:13 AM   #27
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I like all three seasons of FMP!

IMO, the first season was a nice balance of action/comedy, the second was OTT comedy, and the third season had a bit more emphasis on the action/drama side of things. All three were good in their own way.

I just wish they would do another season. I miss my FMP!
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Old March 4th, 2011, 06:24 AM   #28
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I've yet to see FMP and people tell me it's great, but they never tell me why.

Is it action, drama, comedy? How big a role do the robots play?
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I've yet to see FMP and people tell me it's great, but they never tell me why.

Is it action, drama, comedy? How big a role do the robots play?
My opinion:

First series: 45% comedy, 45% mecha, 10% Drama
Fumoffu: 99% comedy, 1% Mecha(if the Fumoffu suit counts)
The Second Raid: 10% comedy, 40% mecha, 50% Drama


Its nothing special or anything, just a fun show.
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Old March 4th, 2011, 10:53 AM   #30
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I love the original Full Metal Panic more becuase there is more action. Furmofuu is funnier than the original, but I am more of an action person than a comedy person.
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