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It seems that the author liked Bonta-kun's design so much, so he reused (with Shiki Douji's appoval) it in this series. From a summary of the afterword of LN Vol. 1: As for the secondary main character "Mofuru", I ended up borrowing Bonta-kun of FMP. I just couldn't separate the two characters in my head, so I had the idea of just using Bonta-kun ...


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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 (...


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Each manga series is their own retelling of the light novels. Currently there are 6 manga series that each tell their own story. Currently, there is the original, Overload, Comic Mission, Surplus, Sigma, Another, and most recently, Zero. The original, titled Full Metal Panic! is the first manga of the series, by Retsu Tateo. This covers the first season of ...


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According to this entry: The suit is considered a fourth generation suit, making it more powerful that the Arbalest, even with its Lambda Driver installed. Despite all these advantages the suit has no visible weapons, leaving only its bare hands and the Lambda Driver to destroy its opponents. However, the use of the Lambda Driver is pivotally its greatest ...


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Hayashimizu's shall we say "extraordinary" tolerance for Sousuke's school shenanigans is a separate question, so I will abstain from that and focus on your primary issue: The short answer is: it's a joke, based on Sousuke's inability to distinguish between the nature of life in the school environment and life in the dangerous geo-politico-military ...


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It's definitely a soviet-era "postal code" for a remote location near the city of Yamsk, but whether a military installation actually existed at that location is unknown. Obviously, google maps shows nothing but taiga at the alleged coordinates. However, the author certainly did his homework coming up with a believeable and realistic location. It's very ...


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According to the Russian Full Metal Panic wiki's Yamsk-11 article (Янск-11, see reference), it says that Yamsk-11 is here: 60° 8' 10.66" N 153° 54' 20.60" E (East Siberia). "Yamsk-11" is not the name of the city, but a postal code for mail delivery. There is a city, Yamsk, 63 km to the south of "Yamsk-11". It was common practice in USSR to give a postal code ...


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Leonard Testarossa is indeed a Whispered. Amalgam's main goal is to consolidate the power of the Whispered. The power hierarchy structure of Amalgam is akin to that of a web, making it impossible to topple, but easy to subvert.


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I think some of this is not revealed in TSR, so I've spoilered it. Source: Wiki


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According to Wikipedia, A Hostage With No Compromises was not aired "because the plot involved child kidnapping and in Japan, real-life child kidnappings were making headlines at that time", and as mentioned in the question, A Fruitless Lunchtime and The Man From the South was aired as episode 1 on August 26th, 2003. The Japanese article of Full Metal Panic!...


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No particular reason is ever given for why Wraith chooses any particular disguise throughout the anime series or novels. Her M.O. involves cycling through an entire range of different disguises, male or female. The overriding purpose is that she blends into whichever environment she is seeking to infiltrate. That, and to ensure her true identity is as ...


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In Episode 10 of FMP, Tessa discusses her feelings of inferiority vis a vis her brother. In the light novel series, it is explained that she is extremely aware of both Leonard's past and that he is working for an enemy organization. E.g. in "Continuing On My Own" he openly battles the Arbalest in the middle of the city and captures Kaname from Sousuke. And ...


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The Whispered woman you are referring to is Mira Kudan, whom Sousuke rescued in Khabarovsk. She is the only Whispered 'captured' by Mithril of whom we are given any details about her subsequent life. In the light novel series, she at first works in Mithril's engineering division, and helps to build the Arbalest for Sousuke, to thank him for saving her. Later,...


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I was wondering what it represents? I've been researching and I could not find any information or reason regarding what they are exactly or why they are placed underneath the eyes. This, however, seems to be an anime-only thing and, possibly, an artistic style or preference, unique to the one who drew them. Below is the cover for the first light volume, ...


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The TAROS more or less is the reason the Tau waves cover the planet after the incident at Yamsk 11 that started it all on Dec. 24, 1981 (1984 in the anime). The waves exist outside time and on all planes of existence. Sophia was present in the very first TAROS incident at Yamsk 11. She is more or less the reason why Whispered can resonate with one another....


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I think because Shinji Gatoh is the original creator of both of them? The character of both series is the same if you compare each other. A character that shoots guns easily. And the delinquents who beat in front of an amusement park.


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This is without a doubt the Plan 1058 Codarl-i as it gets ripped apart (i.e. arms coming off) by the blast from the Arbalest's Lambda Driver. Note that if it was Gate's body, the scale of the explosion would be much bigger as the blast engulfs the entire machine, and would not fit in the shot as Gates is tiny in comparison to the Codarl. If you take a look ...


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