Full Metal Panic S2 – Fumoffu: Quick Thoughts

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Yes, you read the title right. I consider Fumoffu as a legit sequel to FMP. Why? Well, it has everything that made FMP amazing, except for serious and drama themes. The whole series is not a filler too, I mean, it’s not an original story but an adaptation from FMP novels and sidestories. Cuz of that, I consider this one a legit sequel to FMP.
I don’t care if you agree or not. Lel.

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 26, 2003 to Oct 18, 2003
Premiered: Summer 2003
Studios: Kyoto Animation
Source: Light novel
Genres: Action, Comedy, School
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Synopsis: It’s back-to-school mayhem with Kaname Chidori and her war-freak classmate Sousuke Sagara as they encounter more misadventures in and out of Jindai High School. But when Kaname gets into some serious trouble, Sousuke takes the guise of Bonta-kun—the gun-wielding, butt-kicking mascot. And while he struggles to continue living as a normal teenager, Sousuke also has to deal with protecting his superior officer Teletha Testarossa, who has decided to take a vacation from Mithril and spend a couple of weeks as his and Kaname’s classmate. (MAL)

If Full Metal Panic Season 1 was divided into 2, then the result would be Fumoffu and Secod Raid. The former gaining the light and fun parts, and the latter gets the dark and serious ones.

Fumoffu was really enjoyable. You have no idea how many times this season cracked me up cuz of the jokes and comedic antics. From the outstanding characters and really good animation, Fumoffu didn’t disappoint.

The story was pretty much about the characters in their highschool and their everyday life. We got a glimpse of their lifestyle from the 1st season, but here in Fumoffu, we get a full view of how messed up it was. The comedic timing and the dialogues was so on point, each episode was delightful to watch. There wasn’t an episode that I don’t like. I love it.
The characters were really amazing. They were really interesting in the 1st season, but they are alot more fun and dynamic here in Fumoffu. The additional characters were really great addition to an amazing cast. There wasn’t much development on the characters, but I pretty much don’t mind cuz the series itself is episodic.

For the art and animation, its here where Kyoto Animation shined. Around this time, KyoAni was still new in the industry but the quality of their work is quite evident. They were able to copy the character designs right, but it was the smooth animation and cinematography that made Fumoffu multiple times better than the first season. KyoAni never disappoints.

Overall, the series is a must watch. It might not tackle topics and its plot might not be relevant to the main story, it still is a delight to watch seeing the characters enjoy themselves. After all, the next season’s going to be dark and serious.

That’s it for now.
Thanks for reading!


  1. Karandi Permalink

    I didn’t like Fumoffu as much as the rest of FMP, but compared to a lot of comedies, I really loved Fumoffu. There are some great scenarios and some really good over the top moments with this cast and the cast are fantastic. Still, I very much consider this an aside to the story, and while it is definitely fun, I prefer the main story.

  2. LitaKino Permalink

    Ahhhhhh Yesss I get so excited with me anyone who enjoys this series. It’s means the death to me ahaha. I can never find fault in doing what Fumoffu is best at, cracking you up. I’m so glad you enjoyed this sequel, I was there was more of this series *sad face*


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