History Lightnovel / FullMetalPanic

14th Feb '17 11:20:43 PM Ominae
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14th Feb '17 9:01:43 PM Ominae
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** Mardukas is a Creator/MontyPython fan, as mentioned in the CoolAndUnusualPunishment entry; since they couldn't use these references in the anime, they settle for a more subtle ShoutOut when, in a parody of the ''Film/{{Psycho}}'' shower scene, the attacker wields a banana.
** In the English dub, whole quotes from [[Creator/RLeeErmey a certain]] DrillSergeantNasty from ''Full Metal Jacket'' are used for the Rugby team's TrainingFromHell. Even without that, near the end of their training, the Rugby team members started talking extremely... affectionately to Rugby balls that they were cleaning.
** In a later episode in which Shinji goes into [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed SEED mode]].
** In the first episode, the teacher searches Kaname's schoolbag and sees a copy of ''Literature/SoLongAndThanksForAllTheFish''.
** The OAV that comes after The Second Raid features an AffectionateParody mashup of ''Anime/FutureBoyConan'' and ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' called ''Future Detective Boy Conan'', depicting a famous scene from ''Future Boy Conan'' with the addition of glasses and a bow tie. The video box cover is also seen, and is a parody of the cover of ''Future Boy Conan''óJimsy from ''Future Boy Conan'' is given the face of ''Manga/DetectiveConan'''s Mouri Kogoro.
** Two major shout-outs to ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' in ''Always Stand By Me (Part 2)'': [[spoiler: Sophia/Chidori wearing a Rei-style plugsuit, and Al ''stopping an incoming nuke'' with an AT Field.]]
** Captain Sailor of the U.S.S ''Pasadena'' is shown [[Literature/TheCaineMutiny shaking three ball bearings.]] And one of his superior officers refers to him as [[Literature/MobyDick Ahab.]]
** The Pacific Chrysalis events has several shout-outs to Film/DieHard.
** And the submarine battle during those same Pacific Chrysalis events are very reminiscent of ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober'', including Mardukas being a British version of Marko Ramius.
** One of the Yakuza in episode 10 mentions Creator/OsamuTezuka's manga, ''Series/AmbassadorMagma'', when Kaname says she summons Bonta-kun by blowing her whistle three times. The picture of Magma's spaceship and yakuza's voice were censored due to "copyright reasons."
** In episode 6, Kaname compares Sousuke and Kurz to ''Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid'', and their situation to the TropeNamer for BolivianArmyEnding.
** Reading the novels, it becomes apparent that Gatoh is a Creator/TomClancy fan: Kalinin's wife dies in the same manner as Marko Ramius' wife, prompting his defection; the three USN submarines that appear in FMP also made appearances in Clancy's books.
** Bonta-kun is an obvious ShoutOut to Gonta-kun, the mascot of the classic children's educational show [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dekirukana Dekirukana]].
** The {{Filler}} episode "Is Narashino Burning?" (episode 14 of the first anime) has a lot of ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' references. The head of the [[OpposingSportsTeam Nerima Red Dragons]] is a nod to [[Franchise/{{Gundam}} Char Aznable]]. He loves the color red, has [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack swept-back blond hair]] and [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam sunglasses]], [[MemeticMutation flirts with younger women]], and (at the end of the episode) starts to deliver Char's famous "mistakes of youth" speech. Chidori lampshades all this by asking "Is that supposed to be cosplay?" when she first meets him. When Sousuke shows up in an AS, we're told it's moving three times faster than a normal AS, which was supposedly an attribute of Char's AceCustom Zaku II. Finally, the Red Dragons's [[CombinationAttack Red Stream Attack]] is a reference to the Jet Stream Attack used by the [[QuirkyMinibossSquad Black Tri-Stars]] in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', complete with three machines charging an enemy in a straight line and one jumping over its partners (as well as the hero using one of the enemy machines as a springboard, as Amuro did against the Tri-Stars).
*** Furthermore, the box for the Arm Slave model kit in this episode resembles a combination of the boxes for Bandai's EX Model[[note]]A large blue stripe surrounded on both sides by thin white stripes[[/note]] and High Grade Universal Century[[note]]Horizontal layout, illustration of the mecha on the left side[[/note]] lines. It's even said to be made by Banpresto, a division of Bandai (though one that usually makes video games like ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'').
** In an episode of The Second Raid, Kaname is watching a TV show that appears to be SpiderMan [[RecycledInSpace IN FEUDAL JAPAN!]]
** Upon discovering that Mithril will not be able to install him into another AS, Al requests to instead be installed into a car - [[Series/KnightRider preferably a Trans Am]].
12th Feb '17 4:37:37 AM Ominae
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* YoungEntrepreneur: Sōsuke tries to patent and sell his Bonta-Kun combat suit entirely for the technological advantage it provides, without realizing its outward appearance was preventing sales. He succeeded in selling a few of them to the FBI, the Miami police and a local Yakuza gang.
** The fact that Sousuke had enough money and contacts to do that implies that he's probably been moonlighting in the weapons business for a while.
12th Feb '17 4:36:50 AM Ominae
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During October 2015, it has been announced there will be a fourth anime series, named in January 2017 as ''Invisible Victory''. Whether it will continue adapting the main series or other side stories remains unknown.

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During October 2015, it has been announced there will be a fourth anime series, named in January 2017 as ''Invisible Victory''. Whether it will continue adapting the main series or other side stories remains unknown.
unknown. As part of the upcoming release, Lantis has worked with Shouji Gatou in creating an audio drama for the Dancing Very Merry Christmas arc.
6th Feb '17 7:33:27 PM Ominae
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During October 2015, it has been announced there will be a fourth anime series, named in January 2017 as ''Invisible Victor''. Whether it will continue adapting the main series or other side stories remains unknown.

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During October 2015, it has been announced there will be a fourth anime series, named in January 2017 as ''Invisible Victor''.Victory''. Whether it will continue adapting the main series or other side stories remains unknown.
6th Feb '17 7:19:16 PM Ominae
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A sequel novel series titled "Full Metal Panic! Another" came out between 2011 and 2016; set ten years after the events of the original series, it inverts Sosuke and Kaname's dynamic by focusing on Tatsuya Ichinose, an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent (though one who prefers [[LikesOlderWomen older]] [[MightyWhiteyAndMellowYellow foreign women]]), and Adelina Aleksandrovina Kurenskaya, a cool-headed female soldier who works for DOMS, a PrivateMilitaryContractor run by [[spoiler:Melissa Mao, now thrice-divorced from Kurz]]. [[http://i644.photobucket.com/albums/uu168/lengquanyeyue/2-9.jpg Spoilers ahoy.]]

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A sequel novel series titled "Full Metal Panic! Another" ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanicAnother'' came out between 2011 and 2016; set ten years after the events of the original series, it inverts Sosuke and Kaname's dynamic by focusing on Tatsuya Ichinose, an OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent (though one who prefers [[LikesOlderWomen older]] [[MightyWhiteyAndMellowYellow foreign women]]), and Adelina Aleksandrovina Kurenskaya, a cool-headed female soldier who works for DOMS, a PrivateMilitaryContractor run by [[spoiler:Melissa Mao, now thrice-divorced from Kurz]]. [[http://i644.photobucket.com/albums/uu168/lengquanyeyue/2-9.jpg Spoilers ahoy.]]
28th Jan '17 3:01:39 PM MacronNotes
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* ForMassiveDamage: The cooling system for the Behemoth's lambda driver is located in its ass, and when sousuke destroys it the [[SquareCubeLaw machine tore itself apart under its own weight]]
24th Jan '17 5:28:18 AM rafi
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* BeachEpisode:
** Twice, Kaname gets primed and ready for a beach vacation only to end up having Sôsuke drag her somewhere else (once to a submarine, once to a military festival) instead. When Kaname does go to the beach for a vacation in the middle of the series, the episodes focus almost entirely on Sôsuke's mission in the Middle East instead, with only a few brief cuts to Kaname showing her bored and worrying about him.
** "Summer Illusion of Steel" in ''Fumoffu'' sees Kaname, Sousuke, and most of the other named student characters making a group outing to the beach, complete with the obligatory watermelon-cracking game. Once again things go wildly counter to Kaname's expectations thanks to Sousuke, but at least this time they actually made it to the beach.

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* BeachEpisode:
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BeachEpisode: Twice, Kaname gets primed and ready for a beach vacation only to end up having Sôsuke drag her somewhere else (once to a submarine, once to a military festival) instead. When Kaname does go to the beach for a vacation in the middle of the series, the episodes focus almost entirely on Sôsuke's mission in the Middle East instead, with only a few brief cuts to Kaname showing her bored and worrying about him.
** "Summer Illusion of Steel" in ''Fumoffu'' sees Kaname, Sousuke, and most of the other named student characters making a group outing to the beach, complete with the obligatory watermelon-cracking game. Once again things go wildly counter to Kaname's expectations thanks to Sousuke, but at least this time they actually made it to the beach.
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19th Jan '17 4:04:32 PM YuushaFan
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During October 2015, it has been announced there will be a fourth anime series. Whether it will continue adapting the main series or other side stories remains unknown.

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During October 2015, it has been announced there will be a fourth anime series.series, named in January 2017 as ''Invisible Victor''. Whether it will continue adapting the main series or other side stories remains unknown.
19th Jan '17 1:45:17 PM JoieDeCombat
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* PrisonerExchange: Sousuke has to make the decision of trading his hostage for either [[LoveInterest Kaname]] or Tessa. He picks Tessa, knowing that Kaname can protect herself just fine, and her ActionGirl instincts means that she'll [[SpannerInTheWorks mess up]] the bad guys plans by reacting in a way they [[DidntSeeThatComing don't expect]].

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* PrisonerExchange: Sousuke has to make the decision of trading his hostage for either [[LoveInterest Kaname]] or Tessa. He Protocol dictates that he prioritize the civilian, but Sousuke picks Tessa, knowing Tessa instead, reasoning that Kaname can her clumsiness and lack of physical ability will make it harder for her to protect herself just fine, herself, while Kaname is more athletic and her ActionGirl ActionSurvivor instincts means that she'll will [[SpannerInTheWorks mess up]] the bad guys plans by reacting in a way they [[DidntSeeThatComing don't expect]].
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