Full Metal Panic!

Japanese name: Full Metal Panic!
Japanese name: フルメタル パニック!
English name: Full Metal Panic!
Dates: January 8, 2002-June 18, 2002
Broadcast time: Tuesday, 6:30-7:00 pm
Number of episodes: 24
Animation Studio: Gonzo
Production Company:
Broadcaster: WOWOW
Creator(s): Shouji Gatou (novel series)
Series Director: Koichi Chigira
Episode Director(s):
Writer(s): Fumihiko Shimo (story editor), Shoji Gatoh (story editor), Koichi Chigira (story editor)
Art Director:
Character Designer(s): Osamu Horiuchi
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Satsuki Yukino (Kaname Chidori), Tomokazu Seki (Sosuke Sagara), Yukana Nogami (Theresa Testarossa), Michiko Neya (Melissa Mao), Shinichiro Miki (Kurz Weber), Akio Otsuka (Kalinin), Masahiko Tanaka (Gauln), Ikue Kimura (Kyoko Tokiwa)
Genre(s): adventure, science fiction, robots, future war, high school, teenagers
Home Video
United States: DVD (ADV Films, DFM 001-007)
Note(s): This series is continued by Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid. There is also a comic spin off, Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Full Metal Panic! go to the Chronology of Animation.

Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

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Last update: July 24, 2005
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