Thursday, March 27, 2014

Full Metal Panic! News - Year Three

It’s that time of the year again. Today this blog celebrates its third anniversary. Like every year we we'd like to take the opportunity to sum up the FMP related news from the past 365 days. But first.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Full Metal Panic! Sigma Vol.19 Fan Translation

Full Metal Panic! Σ Vol.19 Cover

Illuminati-Manga has released the english fan translation for Full Metal Panic! Sigma 19 (Chapter 84-90). This is the final Full Metal Panic! Sigma volume. You can read it online at mangafox and mangareader:

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Full Metal Panic! Trading Card Game - Unboxing

Full Metal Panic! Crusade Trading Card Game FPC1 Box

About a month ago a Full Metal Panic! themed trading card game was released in Japan as part of the Crusade System series. Here is our unboxing report about it.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Full Metal Panic! Another Update And Spoilers

Full Metal Panic! Another Light Novel And Manga Volumes

So there is this thing called Full Metal Panic! Another. What is it? A spinoff light novel series set in the same universe as FMP, 11 years after the events of the final book in the original Full Metal Panic! light novel series. What is a light novel? It's a style of Japanese novel primarily targeting middle and high school students (as wikipedia would say).

FP!A is written by Naoto Ooguro with some help of Shoji Gatoh, creator and author of FMP. As with the original Full Metal Panic! light novel series, illustrations are done by Shiki Douji.

There has been one known attempt by the Baka-Tsuki Translation Community to fan translate FP!A (the official abbreviation for Full Metal Panic! Another) to english, but so far they didn't live up to their promise.

However, the events of Full Metal Panic! Another are not completely unknown. Over the past years, users of the animesuki FMP! board have gathered a buch of spoilers that should give you a pretty good idea, what FP!A is about and where it's headed.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

New Full Metal Panic! Cover Arts and TCG Update

Full Metal Panic! Another (Manga) volume 5 Cover Art

The cover art for the upcoming fifth volume in the Full Metal Panic! Another Manga adaptation by You Taichi can now be found on amazon.co.jp and other sites. Just like with the first four FP!A Manga volumes Adelina Aleksandrovna Kerenskaya is featured, this time with a Blaze Raven Unit 2 in the background. The volume is set to be released in Japan on December 7 and is likely to include at least 4 new chapters on around 200 pages.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Full Metal Panic! All Stories Blu-Ray - Part 3 The Scans

Edited Full Metal Panic! All Stories Blu-Ray Box Artwork

Continued from Part 2: The Content

As promised, we scanned the four individual cover arts from the Full Metal Panic! All Stories Blu-Ray Box in high resolution. After getting the neccessary equipment ready, each of them was scanned in 1200 dpi. Although up to 4800 dpi is technically possible with our current device, the resulting scans become rather impractical due to traces from the printing process getting highly visible.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Full Metal Panic! All Stories Blu-Ray - Part 2 The Content

Full Metal Panic! All Stories - Special Booklet

Continued from Part 1: The Box

With the second part of our review to the newly released Full Metal Panic! All Stories Blu-Ray Box we will focus on the content. All Stories includes all episodes of the previously released Full Metal Panic! Anime seasons, including the 2006 OVA. There are 10 Blu-Rays, 2 CDs, a booklet with 50 pages and a promotional card for the upcoming FMP! themed trading card game.