Full Metal Panic!

Full Metal Panic

Full Metal Panic

English Title: Full Metal Panic!
Japanese Title
: フルメタル·パニック! – “Full Metal Panic!”
Author: Shouji Gatou — 賀東招二
Illustrator: Shikidouji — 四季童子
Translator: Elizabeth Ellis (J-Novel Club)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Mecha, School Life
Original Run: September 1998 – August 2010
English Run: Tokyopop: September 2007 – 2011, J-Novel Club: May 2017 – ongoing
Japanese Publisher: Fujimi Fantasia Bunko (Fujimi Shobo)
English Publisher: Tokyopop (discontinued), J-Novel Club (license rescued)
Volumes in Japanese: 12 (Completed) (plus 9 volumes of short stories, 2 side story volumes, and 7 volumes for spin-off Full Metal Panic! Another)
Volumes in English: 4 (In Progress)
Note: Tokyopop released the first five volumes of the series back in 2007 – 2011. J-Novel Club is releasing these stories again with a new translation.
Average Price Per Volume: Kindle $7 – iBook $7 – Kobo $7 — Nook $7
Note: Also available to read online through a J-Novel Club subscription. J-Novel Club will eventually release hardcover “3 volumes in 1” omnibus editions for this series.

Synopsis: Sagara Sousuke isn’t your typical high school student. He reads military enthusiast magazines; he responds to questions with “affirmative;” he brings grenades to school in his bag. Though everyone at school takes him for a hopeless military geek, Chidori Kaname thinks there might be something more to him. When their plane is hijacked in the middle of a field trip, Kaname’s instincts will prove correct: Sousuke is an elite, mech-piloting mercenary… and he’s here to protect her!

J-Novel Club releases:

Volume 1 — Fighting Boy Meets Girl
AmazoniBookJ-Novel ClubKoboNook
Released May 4, 2019 — ASIN: B07NQW2WTT

Volume 2 — Rampaging One Night Stand
AmazoniBookJ-Novel ClubKoboNook
Released July 7, 2019 — ASIN: B07RHQVZD8

Volume 3 — Trembling Into the Blue
AmazoniBookJ-Novel ClubKoboNook
Releasing September 07, 2019 — ASIN: B07TTKRBWB

Volume 4 — Ending Day By Day: Part 1
AmazoniBookJ-Novel ClubKoboNook
Released October 29, 2019 — ASIN: B07X7FGVJ7

Tokyopop releases:

Volume 1 – Fighting Boy Meets Girl
AmazonBarnes and Noble — Book Depository
Released September 11, 2007 — ISBN-13: 978-1427802439

Volume 2 – One Night Stand
AmazonBarnes and Noble — Book Depository
Released January 8, 2008 — ISBN-13: 978-1427802446

Volume 3 – Into the Blue
AmazonBarnes and Noble — Book Depository
Released June 17, 2008 — ISBN-13: 978-1427802453

Volume 4 – Ending Day by Day
AmazonBarnes and Noble — Book Depository
Released February 1, 2011 — ISBN-13: 978-1427802460
Note: Volume 4 was released as a compilation of volumes 4 and 5 from Japan.

Reviews of Full Metal Panic!
Case Suitable for Treatment: Vol 1Vol 2Vol 3
English Light Novels: Vol 1Vol 2Vol 3Vol 4

Illustrations Sampler

Anime Adaptations
MAL Entry — 24 episodes — Aired January 2002 – June 2002
Funimation (streaming) — Hulu (streaming) — AmazonRightStuf
Note: Adapted volumes 1 to 3 of the light novel series

Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu MAL Entry — 12 episodes — Aired August 2003 – October 2003
Funimation (streaming) — Hulu (streaming) — AmazonRightStuf
Note: Adapted various comedy short stories from the light novel series

Full Metal Panic! The Second RaidMAL Entry — 13 episodes — Aired July 2005 – October 2005
Funimation (streaming) — Hulu (streaming) — AmazonRightStuf
Note: Adapted volumes 4 to 5 of the light novel series

Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory MAL Entry — 12 episodes — Aired April 2018 – July 2018
Crunchyroll (streaming) — Funimation (streaming) — AmazonRightStuf
Note: Adapted volumes 7 to 9 of the light novel series

Manga Adaptations
MAL Entry — 9 volumes — Published August 2003 – March 2006 (English release by ADV Manga)
AmazonBarnes and NobleBook Depository

Full Metal Panic SigmaMAL Entry — 19 volumes — Published April 2005 – September 2013

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