Full Metal Panic!

Season 1 Episode 1

The Guy I Like is Kinda a Sergeant

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Aired Unknown Jan 08, 2002 on A&E
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As part of the Mithril organization, Sergeants Sousuke Sagara, Melissa Mao, and Kurz Weber receive a secret mission: to look after Kaname Chidori, a popular high school student in Tokyo with hidden military potential. With plenty of experience in the military world but very little experience in the civilian world, Sousuke is volunteered into joining Kaname's class as a student. As he persistently keeps an eye on Kaname on the first day of school, Sosuke quickly creates first impressions on all the students.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
    Allison Keith-Shipp

    Allison Keith-Shipp

    Tomomi Isomura [E]

    Guest Star

    Monica Rial

    Monica Rial

    Additional Voices [E]

    Guest Star

    Allison L. Sumrall

    Allison L. Sumrall

    A.I. [E]

    Guest Star

    Isao Yamagishi

    Isao Yamagishi

    Ryo Kojima [J]

    Recurring Role

    Cynthia Ann Feaster

    Cynthia Ann Feaster

    Maya Mukai [E]

    Recurring Role

    Shiho Kikuchi

    Shiho Kikuchi

    Maya Mukai [J]

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Kaname's profile has a bunch of entries in English. We learn she ran away from home at an early age, then moved to the USA where she lived in Orange County, New York when she was in elementary and middle school, got a medal in a track tournament, lost her mother in an accident, moved back to Japan, but her sister Ayame and her father moved to New York again.

    • QUOTES (3)

      • (Sousuke is asked to introduce himself again after the classmates were confused by his military title.)
        Sousuke: I am Sosuke Sagara. Please disregard the word "Sergeant". That is all.

      • (Melissa and Sousuke are talking about high school kids items, including a condom.)
        Melissa: Oh, please. Don't you even try to play innocent, you dirty old man.
        Sousuke: I don't know what you're talking about. I mean, sure I've used it a couple of times.
        Melissa (putting her hands to her cheeks in anticipatory surprise): Whoa!
        Sousuke: I was on mission deep in the jungle when I lost everything. Everything, but this. You know they could hold a liter of water, right?
        Melissa (somewhat disappointed): Oh.

      • Kurz (in mecha): Mithril's knights in shining armor are here to save the princess.
        ~~~~~~~~~~
        Melissa: Stop leering, it makes you look ugly. No,...I take that back. You're just ugly.
        Kurz: Whatever you say, babe. I've been a front page model for the Tag. One look at me and there goes Cupid's bullet. Straight to your heart.
        Melissa: Loser.
        ~~~~~~~~~~
        Teacher: Your first day here and you're already in trouble? I'll have to keep this toy.
        (Teacher confiscates Sousuke's pistol)
        Sousuke: Ma'am, what you have in your hand is no toy. That gun is loaded with splat bullets and it has an incredibly high stopping power. It's very dangerous.
        ~~~~~~~~~~
        Melissa: Shut up! What's this?
        Sousuke: It's a folding chair, Ma'am.
        Melissa: Thanks, but I figured that much out.
        Sousuke (while stuck on the chair): She (Kaname) put on the handcuffs so the key hole was facing my elbow. Hm, Miss Chidori must be a pretty resourceful girl. I had some difficulty buying a ticket at the Singoa station.
        ~~~~~~~~~~

    • NOTES (3)

      • The novels show the hijacked jetliner is diverted to a military airbase in North Korea. This was altered in the animated adaptation for political reasons (9/11 attacks).

      • This episode was due to premier shortly after the 9/11 attacks. It was delayed because of the similarites between the attacks and the first major plot arc.

      • This IS actually the first episode not a special. But it was given out as a promo in the Newtype Magazine

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • Minidisk Player :

        One of the high school student items was an MD Player. MiniDisks were somewhat of a flop because it came out around the time MP3s were starting out.

      • As the teacher inspects Kaname's bookbag, she finds a book titled So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish. This is the fourth novel by Douglas Adams in the series The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

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