I remember watching an anime about a special ops soldier who is assigned to be the bodyguard of a high school student. He is also socially inept in that he interprets almost anything as a threat to her. I believe it has two seasons, the first season of which is actual plot, and the second season is episodic, comical episodes.

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    Sounds like Full Metal Panic. – Naing Lin Aung Feb 19 '14 at 17:02
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    Yup definitely sounds like Full Metal Panic and Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu – кяαzєя Feb 19 '14 at 17:15
  • Wow... post it in an answer guys, good job. You should have seen how contorted my face was when I read your comments, because just last weekend my friend asked me, "Have you ever seen Full Metal Panic before?" and I said no... – NobleUplift Feb 19 '14 at 18:24
  • So I guess I have seen it then. – NobleUplift Feb 19 '14 at 18:24

To formalize what has been stated in the comments:

The anime series in question is Full Metal Panic, based on the light novel series. Mech-specialist Sgt. Sagara Souske is tasked to protect Kaname Chidori when she is targeted by a terrorist organization. He is a skilled fighter, but fails to react normally in most social situations.

It features 3 seasons (as of 2014):

Full Metal Panic - the first season is very plot driven.

Full Metal Panic? Fummoffu - the second season takes a more comedic approach, with many of the episodes being broken into 2 half-episodes.

Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid - the third season is much like the first, with more of a plot focus (13-episodes).

  • I'll give @NaingLinAung a day or two to answer, since he was first. – NobleUplift Feb 22 '14 at 23:34

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