Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu

Season 1 Episode 9

The Patient of Darkness

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Aired Tuesday 2:30 AM Sep 16, 2003 on
9.3
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The Patient of Darkness
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When Sousuke does not get rattled at all by Kaname's ghost stories, Kaname and Mizuki take Sousuke to an abandoned hospital that's supposedly haunted. That's enough to scare Kyoko, and even Mizuki, who swears she saw someone at the window, but is it enough to scare Sousuke?moreless

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  • Kaname takes Sousuke to an old abandoned hospital, hoping to scare him and make him show his human side. However, it appears that despite the numerous spooky appearances in the building, nothing can frighten Sousuke...right?moreless

    10
    Another classic tale in the Fumoffu series. Kaname spends the majority of the episode trying to expose some kind of fear in Sousuke when he shows no such reaction to her horror stories. It was so entertaining to see Sousuke shoot down every attempt to scare him with a "That's odd" or "It's not like it's a bomb" or "They're just voices". But the clincher for me was the last one, where the girl covered in blood kept saying "Go home" and "Drop dead". What was Sousuke's reaction? "She only has a hammer." At that point I started cracking up, and Kaname's reaction had me rolling on the floor. I mean, she actually started yelling at the ghost to be more scary! The most touching part, though, was when Sousuke admitted to being scared when he thought Kaname was hurt and bleeding. It was such an "Awwww" moment. I just love this episode!moreless
  • Haunted buildings are so much fun! Right, Shaggy?

    8.3
    This episode uses the popular, yet overly done, horror theme of exploring the mystery of a haunted building. However, with the focus on Sousuke's deadpan reaction the episode delivers many gems.



    Given the history and popularity of Ringu (The Ring) and Ju-On (The Grudge), I was expecting an episode full of Scary Movie-like horror parodies, but very few even made it on-screen. The ones that did weren't scary at all, maybe from the lack of memorable sound effects or lighting, or not tapping into the CGI resources that were used in the FMP series. Although it's more likely my lack of knowledge of Japanese horror films.



    Still, Kaname was a terrific lead as usual. There were few annoying flashbacks, and a brief character development payoff at the end.

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Chris Patton

Chris Patton

Sousuke Sagara [E]

Ikue Kimura

Ikue Kimura

Kyouko Tokiwa [J]

Jessica Boone

Jessica Boone

Mizuki Inaba [E]

Luci Christian

Luci Christian

Kaname Chidori [E]

Monica Rial

Monica Rial

Kyoko Tokiwa [E]

Satsuki Yukino

Satsuki Yukino

Kaname Chidori [J]

Masumi Hamada

Masumi Hamada

Yoshiki Akutsu [J]

Guest Star

Kihachiro Uemura

Kihachiro Uemura

Gen [J]

Guest Star

Yoshino Otori

Yoshino Otori

Gen's Mother [J]

Guest Star

Monica Rial

Monica Rial

Additional Voices [E]

Recurring Role

Tiffany Grant

Tiffany Grant

Yoshiki Akutsu [E]

Recurring Role

Ty Mahany

Ty Mahany

Gen [E]/Additional Voices [E]

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (5)

    • (Riding together on a bike)
      Kaname: Hey, Sousuke.
      Sousuke: What is it?
      Kaname: Were you scared?
      Sousuke: Scared of what?
      Kaname: When I fell, and became covered in blood...
      Sousuke: (Long pause) Yes.
      Kaname: What?
      Sousuke: Nothing.

    • (A child covered in blood and bandages appears and disappears)
      Sousuke: That's odd.
      Kaname: (Scared) Odd? Odd, you say? Is that it? Don't you have anything else to say?! A child was just...
      Sousuke: That is why I said it was odd.
      Kaname: You're scared, right? Right?!
      Sousuke: But it was just a child. A child cannot defeat me, for I am familiar with many kinds of weaponry.

    • (Outside the abandoned hospital)
      Kaname: What is it Mizuki?
      Mizuki: (Scared) Over there... that window over there. A weird lady was looking down at us...
      Kaname: Trying to scare us?
      Mizuki: (Agitated) She was there! She was laughing and looking at us!
      Kaname: Thats good! Thats good! You actions were pretty good.
      Mizuki: Stupid, what are you talking about? This place is seriously dangerous. I'm going home... (Rushes off on her bike)

    • Kaname: (to Sousuke) You're abnormal!

    • Kaname (to ghost): Why don't you do something scary?!

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