Full Metal Panic
High-school secret agent Sousuke Sagara is assigned to protect honor roll student Kaname Chidori from a large band of international terrorists! What could they want from her? This translated manga, based on the popular anime series of the same name, is a stunningly fresh blend of humor, romance, action, impressive artwork, whacky characters, and quite a few original ideas.
Shouji Gatou does a spectacular job at designing some of the most well-drawn characters ever seen in manga. Combined with such an awesome plot, this manga is a must-have. Considering this is one of ADV's first forays into the world of manga publishing in the states, we are impressed. Can't wait for more!
Reviewed by Brian Cirulnick, May 2004
Below: Scenes from the Full Metal Panic TV series.