The BEST Episodes of Full Metal Panic!
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 5, 2020
Kaname Chidori is your average teen in modern Japan. At least, that's what she thought before a boy named Sousuke Sagara began following her around, acting like a totally paranoid military freak! Things start to be explained when her school trip is hijacked and taken to North Korea, where Kaname is kidnapped and told that she is a Whispered. the Whispered are genetic anomalies, beings born with vast amounts of incredibly advanced knowlegde of math, science, and technology. Sousuke comes to rescue her, revealing that he is a trained specialist in the secret military organization MITHRIL, sworn to protect the world and guard the Whispered from being misused by terrorists. Now with the knowledge of what she is and what Sousuke was sent to do, can she make her way through high school in one piece?
#1 - Summer Illusion of Steel
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 2, 2003
During a day at the beach, Kaname becomes upset at Sousuke's insensitivity. When she goes off alone, she is asked to have tea with a boy who is enamoured with her. Sousuke, however, believes that she was kidnapped and proceeds to rescue her from her apparent kidnappers.
#2 - Overdone Warcry
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 14, 2003
To prevent the school from disbanding the rugby team, Sousuke and Kaname help train them for an exhibition match. Upon discovering that the players are timid and passive, Sousuke subjects them to grueling basic training to toughen them up, which helps them win the match.
#3 - Continuing Day by Day
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 19, 2005
Kaname makes a surprise visit to Sousuke in Hong Kong, and assists him in using the Arbalest's Lambda Driver to the fullest. Sousuke defeats Gates once and for all, then returns to Tokyo--and high school--with Kaname.
#4 - The Man From The South / Hostage Who Requires no Negotiation
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 18, 2003
The Man From The South: A secret admirer leaves a love letter in Sousuke's shoe locker. Instead of finding the letter, he deduces that his locker was tampered with and promptly blows it up. From its fragments, Sousuke misinterprets the letter as a death threat and confronts his "stalker". A Hostage With No Compromises: After Sousuke's encounter with a gang leaves its members disrespected, their leader decides to take Kaname hostage. Instead of giving in to their demands, Sousuke holds the gang leader's little brother hostage and proposes an exchange.
#5 - 5th Period Hot Spot
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 18, 2003
A classmate accidentally opens Sousuke's biohazardous container, causing a classroom quarantine. Sousuke later learns that the contents were not pathogenic, but destroys synthetic clothing instead. Relieved that there is no outbreak, he now fears the repercussions from his angry classmates.
#6 - The Hamburger Hill of Art / Single Minded Stakeout!
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 9, 2003
The Hamburger Hill of Art: During a field trip to the park, the class selects Sousuke to be the model for their art project. However, Sousuke misinterprets the modeling advice he receives from their art teacher, turning the assignment with his classmates into a game of life-and-death. Single Minded Stakeout!: Kaname goes on a date with a former classmate to an amusmement park while Sousuke and Kyoko follow her. Sousuke seems relieved that she's simply on a date until drunken yakuza threaten Kaname. Not wanting to reveal that he was following her, Sousuke comes to the rescue disguised as a park mascot.
#7 - The Pure Yet Impure Grappler / Trespassing on Good Faith
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 7, 2003
The Pure Yet Impure Grappler: Sousuke and Kaname ask the school's karate club to vacate their dojo, which is slated for demolition. However, the club refuses to leave, challenging Sousuke to a duel where they'll leave if they lose. Sousuke defeats the club's members with relative ease until he faces the club president, Issei Tsubaki. Trespassing on Good Faith: As a test of superiority, Sousuke and Issei compete to care for the injured school janitor; however, their overzealous efforts do more harm than good. The janitor tries to be patient, but finally goes berserk when they accidentally serve his prized koi pet to him for dinner.
#8 - Her Problem
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 21, 2005
Kaname confronts the Mithril operative sent to replace Sousuke; however, as she is about to get answers, she is attacked by an Amalgam assassin. Kaname outwits her pursuer until Leonard Testarossa, another Amalgam agent, shows up and kills her assassin. He reveals that the assassin was a rogue agent acting outside of Amalgam's interests.
#9 - A Goddess Comes to Japan (Part 2: The Hot Spring)
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 28, 2003
Sousuke, Kaname, Tessa, Melissa, and their friends travel to an onsen(hot springs) for some rest and relaxation. Sousuke sets up a defensive perimeter and booby traps around the girls' bath, foiling the other boys' attempts to sneak a peek.
#10 - Burning Hong Kong
Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Oct 12, 2005
Sousuke meets Gauron, now crippled and about to die while Xia Yu Fan combats an SRT unit lead by Closeau in downtown Hong Kong as tensions continue to mount between North and South China.
#11 - Edge of Heaven
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 17, 2005
Mithril attempts to learn more about the mysterious Amalgam organization. Kaname and Sousuke's relationship begins to blossom; however, Sousuke is reassigned to another mission and is forbidden to see Kaname.
#12 - Lovely Sicilia
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 10, 2005
The SRT travels to Sicily to capture the traitor from the Nanjing operation. Sousuke has difficulties balancing work and school when he tries to have a phone conversation with Kaname and drive the getaway vehicle at the same time.
#13 - Left Behind
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 24, 2005
Sousuke argues with his replacement about the mission to protect Kaname. Kaname wonders why Sousuke does not come to school, and starts to become worried. When she needs to see him, she finds out that his apartment is vacant and he has disappeared.
#14 - The Two Hong Kongs
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 28, 2005
Sousuke and Melissa are deployed to a divided Hong Kong in a team made up of SRT/PRT personnel of East Asian origin to locate an Amalgam Codarl (m)-type Arm Slave attacking North and South Chinese army units, but Sousuke's feelings for Kaname places his MITHRIL comrades nearly in danger, earning a sermon from Melissa.
#15 - Ending Day By Day
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 13, 2005
Mithril and the SRT rescue refugees from a city torn apart by civil war. However, during the fighting, they discover that the enemy possesses advanced weaponry rivaling their own. They surmise that a highly funded, well-equipped organization may be supplying their enemies.
#16 - Scenes Underwater
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 20, 2005
Sousuke and Kazama investigate who is posting embarrassing and revealing picture of Kaname on the Internet. Meanwhile, Amalgam operatives, led by Gates, extract their payment from their military clients.
#17 - His Problem
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Oct 5, 2005
While Sousuke continues to wander in Hong Kong, Tessa is "forced" by Admiral Borda to deploy her M9s to the island after sightings of the Codarl (m)-type Arm Slave were confirmed.
#18 - Into the Blue
Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Jun 18, 2002
Kaname holds the ship together while Gauron and Sousuke face off. The problem is that Gauron knows he is beaten one way or the other. He plans to take everyone down with him.
#19 - Daylight
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 3, 2005
Mithril is perplexed at how the enemy is able to follow their movements. Once they realize that their communications have been compromised, Tessa and Kalinin give false orders to facilitate the rescue and turn the tables on Amalgam.
#20 - The Dungeon and The Dragon
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 27, 2005
In Nanjing, Amalgam kidnaps peace delegations from Northern and Southern China and fortify themselves in an underground tunnel beneath the Yangtze River. Mithril attempts a rescue in the tunnel's dangerous confines, but falls into Amalgam's trap.
#21 - Hostility Passing-By / A Fruitless Lunchtime
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 18, 2003
Hostility Passing-By: After Sousuke causes a panic at the school's bread stand, Sousuke and Kaname have to fill in for the stand's lunchtime duties, which raises the ire of the physical education teacher. He attempts to sabotage their bread, but he falls for Sousuke's booby traps, when Sousuke was expecting that someone would tamper the bread. A Fruitless Lunchtime: Sousuke forgets Kaname's notes at home and they make a frantic dash to retrieve them and return before lunchtime ends. Despite their tardiness, they find out that the notes were not needed since their teacher coincidentally fell sick.
#22 - Jungle Groove
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 14, 2005
Tessa berates Sousuke for emotionally involving himself with Kaname and neglecting his other duties. The SRT receives a new leader who stages an AS duel to help Sousuke properly operate the Arbelast.
#23 - One Night Stand
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Mar 26, 2002
With the ship sinking under Behemoth’s enormous weight, Kurz and company move quickly to abandon ship. Clearing the cargo doors and crashing onto the dock, the group watches helplessly as Behemoth crushes Mao’s M9 like an empty beer can, then sweeps aside a squad of JSDF-96’s. There’s no time to worry about Melissa though, as Takuma and the Behemoth set their sights on Tessa and the rest of our heroes. Behemoth pursues the truck through the city, spraying 20mm cannon fire in the vehicle’s wake. Desperate to stop Behemoth, Tessa orders the launching of the ARX-7 Arbalest that Commander Mardukas had prepared for just such an occasion. With the Arbalest inbound via ballistic missile, Kurz has had enough of being shot at and decides to try something daring. Breaking out his sniper rifle, Kurz draws a bead on the Behemoth’s head Vulcans and manages to disable half of them. With the Arbalest on the scene, Sousuke bails to take to his AS and combat the giant, but getting at his AS will prove more of a challenge than he’d like. With a little bit of luck, Sousuke manages to board the Arbalest and take the fight to the Behemoth. Despite the Arbalest’s battle capabilities, the Behemoth is going to be a tough nut to crack.
#24 - Wind Rising in the Homeland (3)
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Apr 30, 2002
Zaied outwits Sousuke's team and interdicts their advance! Zaied's team surrounds Sousuke's team who is carrying a nuclear warhead. Zaied moves first. While Sousuke is fighting against Zaied, Gray and the team are aghast at the power of Gauron.
#25 - Narushima Burning?
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Apr 9, 2002
Shinji and Sousuke have dragged Kaname, Kyouko, and Mizuki to the Narashino Ground Self-Defense Force Post Festival. Alas, Kaname’s dreams of swimming, beaches, and summer romance have been dashed once again. Sousuke meets Shinji’s father, who is the ranking Secretary at the base. Shinji seems embarrassed, but Sousuke’s his usual military-minded self. Elsewhere, the girls are getting hit on by one of the soldiers from Nerima who came to compete in the AS competition against Narashino. Apparently Narashino’s AS unit is a joke, lacking any decent combat skills, and Nerima has defeated them soundly every year. Kaname turns the pilot’s offer to go AS down, and Mizuki rages over the fact he didn’t even notice her. The gang watches from the crowd as Narashino gets creamed by Narima time and time again. Kazuma’s getting really aggravated by this and Sousuke decides that he can’t watch this folly any longer and intervenes personally. Kaname realizes Sousuke’s the one intervening and runs down and whacks the costumed Sergeant upside the head. While Kaname is yelling at Sousuke, Mizuki runs down and starts rubbing up against him wanting to play "G.S." with him, but Kaname drags her off before she can take his mask off. Shinji’s dad, impressed by the masked Sousuke’s skill, begs Sousuke to take command of Narashino’s troops to lead them to victory against Nerima. Shinji is infuriated his father would lower himself to begging and storms off. Elsewhere, Narima is recruiting Kaname to join them in the final battle with Narashino, and the match is set for the final showdown.