Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu

Season 1 Episode 5

Summer Illusion of Steel

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Aired Tuesday 2:30 AM Sep 02, 2003 on
9.2
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Kaname's day at the beach has not been going well at all, especially when Sousuke delivers his usual ignorant and inconsiderate remarks and shenanigans. As she retreats from the beach scene, Kaname is invited to a mansion of a wealthy boy, Hyuga Masatami. Sousuke in the meantime, thinks Kaname's been kidnapped and executes a rescue operation. Hyuga is not without protection as he summons some bodyguards to give Sousuke a challenge.moreless

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  • Trouble in Paradise

    9.3
    This one was a really good episode not the greatest though. From the begining as usual there is the common querling between Kaname and Souske. Kaname as usual is overaggresive toward him for crossing a certain line he shouldn't of and Souske well is as usual him. But then of coruse there is the usual kidnapping plot (or non kidnapping however you want to see it) and Souske as usual is to the rescue.



    There were a lot of highlights for me in this episode like for one thing seeing Kaname in a two piece bikini which is one of the reasons she qualifies as one of my favorate anime female characters because she looks fine.



    But two of the ones that stand out for me were the comical ones other than seeing Kaname exersise overaggression by seeing her hit Soske with a baseball bat litteraly hiting a home run (where the heck she finds the strength for that I'll never know could be adrenilline on maximum overdrive.).



    Anyway one would be where the main villain (sort of) a billionare kids tells a story to Kaname about his tragic romantic dillema which at first makes him seem like a character for sympathy but then there is a twist to it. At that point my expression and thoughts were the same as Kaname's which were: ok I think were getting into a weird and unhealthy area here.



    But of course it was seeing Souske in action that really cracked me up. Basically he's in some sort of "Street Fighter" like sittuation where he has to fight all of the billionare's kung fu specialist body guards. What was hillarous was how Souske won those fights, which was an homage to "Indiana Jones" where all these body guards are doing a lot of fancy physical tricks and Souske just simply shoots them. Comic gold.moreless
  • The first full-length episode of the series has Kaname in a bathing suit!

    8.6
    Kaname gets the ogling treatment in the opening scene, which should place her up there with all the other "hot anime babes", yet still keep the series PG rated. That must be their obligatory hot tub or beach scene for all romantic comedy animes. The villain (if you can call him that) of the week didn’t really stand out other than his references of Kaname to certain critters.



    More goofy antics from Sousuke in this episode as he uses a shotgun and other rifles to take care of the bad guys, with a few references to American movies; I was rather surprised! Kaname shows her caring side as she diplomatically helps Masatami out, but I did have to laugh at her reaction to Sousuke’s arrival.

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Chris Patton

Chris Patton

Sousuke Sagara [E]

Greg Ayres

Greg Ayres

Shinji Kazama [E]

Ikue Kimura

Ikue Kimura

Kyouko Tokiwa [J]

Jessica Boone

Jessica Boone

Mizuki Inaba [E]

Luci Christian

Luci Christian

Kaname Chidori [E]

Mamiko Noto

Mamiko Noto

Shinji Kazama [J]

Kevin Corn

Kevin Corn

Masatami Hyuga [E]

Guest Star

Ritsuo Sawa

Ritsuo Sawa

Washio [J]

Guest Star

Motomu Kiyokawa

Motomu Kiyokawa

Samejima [J]

Guest Star

Andy McAvin

Andy McAvin

Washio [E]

Recurring Role

Nomed Kaerf

Nomed Kaerf

Hyodo [E]

Recurring Role

Christine Auten

Christine Auten

Additional Voices [E]

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • (Everyone comes back after having fun)
      Kaname: Hey! You left our stuff without anyone to watch over it. There are wallets too, you know.
      Sousuke: There is now need to worry about that.
      Kaname: What?
      Sousuke: This is a classic trap. If you try to move the bag without careful attention, the safety pin will fall out, and it will explode. (Holds a grenade) The thief would have learned a painful lesson.
      Kaname: Oh yeah... Then you didn't think that the thief would explode with our luggage and wallets? Oh geez...

    • (Masatami has been ogling Kaname from afar.)
      Masatami: That girl is like a beautiful white silverfish that suddenly appears on my bookshelf.

    • (Sousuke speculates on why Kaname has been gone so long.)
      Sousuke: A traffic accident, sudden illness, stepping on a land mine, finding and trailing an old enemy, or kidnapping. Ah, a land mi…
      Kyoko (interrupting): No, stupid.

    • (Recurring quote as Sousuke continues on his mission, subduing all enemies in his way.)
      Sousuke: Wait for me, Chidori.

    • Kaname: I'm Kaname. Kaname Chidori.
      Masatami: Miss Kaname. Oh, what a beautiful, elegant name! Like a quiet, unassuming slug, the sound of your name crawls into my ear and soothes my soul.
      Kaname: Eww, a Slug??

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (3)

    • Knife vs. Pistol. Pistol Wins
      After the bodyguard/chef brags about and demonstrates his expertise in handling knives, Sousuke shoots him and moves on. This is a reference to the famous Raiders of the Lost Ark scene where Indy is faced with a guy with a single broadsword, and after watching the guy's tremendous sword swinging abilities, ends up shooting him.

    • Flying bullets
      Washio bends over backwards to duck Sousuke's shot, which is shown in slow motion, where you can see the sound waves of the bullet traveling. This is a parody of Neo's dodging of bullets from the movie, The Matrix.

    • A dangerous hat
      The way Washio throws his hat like a frisbee, barely missing Sousuke and damaging the premises, is a reference to Oddjob's deadly severing hat attack at James Bond in the movie Goldfinger.

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