English Title: Full Metal Panic!
Japanese Title: フルメタル·パニック! – “Full Metal Panic!”
Author: Shouji Gatoh
Illustrator: Shiki Douji
Genre: Action, Comedy, Mecha
Original Run: 1998 – 2011
English Run: 2007 – 2011
Volumes: 12 (plus 9 volumes of short stories, 2 side story volumes, and 7 volumes for spin-off Full Metal Panic! Another)
English Publisher: Tokyopop
Volumes Published in English: 4 (Discontinued)
Note: Volume 4 includes Japan’s volumes 4 and 5 together.
Synopsis: Jindai High School was a relatively safe place, right up until Sousuke Sagaka transferred there. A total nut, he wreaks havoc on the school’s student body and gets into a world of trouble with the teachers! But there’s more to Sousuke than meets the eye—not just a hell-raising student, he’s actually a member of an elite military unit, on an undercover mission to protect the beautiful schoolgirl Kaname Chidori from the KGB.
Note: Volume 4 was released as a compilation of two volumes from Japan (where volumes 4 and 5 served as a two-parter for “Ending Day by Day”).
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