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From ADV:

Trouble always seems to follow the beautiful and sassy, Kaname Chidori. Though she is only a high-school student, Kaname is constantly the target of terrorism. Lucky for her though, the dreamy Sosuke, an undercover agent from Mithril, is one step behind her, ready to protect her at any cost. But will he be able to save her from harm every time she is in trouble?


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Latest Release(s)
v.5 c.29 by Illuminati-Manga (2763d ago)
v.5 c.28 by Illuminati-Manga (2874d ago)
v.5 c.27 by Illuminati-Manga (2892d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
9 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1
Ends at Vol 9

User Reviews
Full Metal Panic by AstroNerdBoy

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User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (503 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.2 / 10.0
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Last Updated
June 21st 2015, 4:57am PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Dragon Age (Kadokawa Shoten)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
ADV Manga (9 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #856 increased(+314)
Monthly Pos #1693 increased(+71)
3 Month Pos #2262 increased(+456)
6 Month Pos #2725 increased(+149)

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On 736 reading lists
On 669 wish lists
On 1252 completed lists
On 98 unfinished lists
On 233 custom lists

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hard to dislike   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by hamburgers
June 24th, 2009, 6:29am
There's a lot to love in this series: Great character development; few, if any, characters remain 1-dimensional by the end of the novel. Beautiful artwork. Creativity in a take on the mobile suit 'genre'; different for the sake of different isn't good, but this mangaka makes it work. Exciting, well-drawn battles? Cute girls? Lulz? Plenty to go around.

And best of all, a wonderfully fast pace that doesn't leave you frustrated at the end of every chapter because they spent the whole episode chatting while charging up <3

There are other series out there that delve deeper into the characters' past, have heavier love battles, etc. But none of them have done so in less than 100 chapters.

If you want a series that's easy to pick up, easygoing, doesn't drag things out, has lots of lulz, and keeps you coming back for more, look no further. I highly recommend this series.
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Rating: N/A
by Selenium_Glow
July 25th, 2008, 2:49pm
This is one manga/anime I just can't stop enjoying no matter how many times I read or watch.

It's something that has fantastic amount of Sensible action and amazing comedy.

It's a must read for anyone who likes to read manga. The story is fast and will never bore you. The comedy is just fresh and the action is just good enough to pump up your blood...
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great story   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by totalanime
November 8th, 2006, 5:12pm
Just a funny and fast moving story
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Rating: 9.2 / 10.0
by John21
December 18th, 2009, 9:51pm
its quite funny. Its got some romance though mainly one sided. Its got action. The only thing missing is like a good twist or wateva. I mean story is good, but there is not many mysterious elements and hardly anything is revealed about the background of Sosuke. I guess the sequel will do that. But still its good. Art is really good as well.
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Its decent   
Rating: 7.8 / 10.0
by MangaGhost
February 17th, 2012, 1:29am
I think the manga is a fun little series with some nice character designs. I don't care so much for the mech designs tho, I think they looked better in the anime. Story wise the anime is more structured, while the manga in the beginning feels like a series of one shot chapters strung together. However, I would say that you get a little more detail in the manga and Chidori is nicer and more sympathetic in the manga than the anime where she is full-on Tsundere. Of course its kinda explained that her rough personality is in part due to her having lived in America until middle school and she had difficulty fitting in when she got back to Japan as she too often spoke her mind. So what we've learned is that America will take young impressionable children and turn them into violent tsunderes, lol. Overall its decent and I'm interested in giving FMP Sigma a try.
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Pretty Good   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by JJTang
January 6th, 2008, 9:46pm
I liked the Comedy and Action. Romance wasn't too big of a factor in the story, which disappointed me. Focused a lot more on School Life which I enjoyed.
I'll be looking forward to reading Full Metal Panic: Sigma, provided more chapters get scanlated.
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GREAT manga!   
Rating: 8.8 / 10.0
by palabasa
September 25th, 2007, 10:54am
this manga is quite close to the anime version, it's quite interesting and very fast moving..the recipes are there like comedy, romance, and action.

a pity the scanlators are not really taking a notice of this manga and there alredy sequels coming out when its not completely scanlated yet..

anyways thanks to BYAAAH for picking this one up. good luck and god speed! coz i want more!
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Genre overflow!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Megaton
April 20th, 2007, 12:21am
This series has everything; Comedy, Action, Romance, etc...and it does them all very well. If you liked the anime then this is something you should also check out.
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