For most anime fans, the first time one hears the phrase “Full Metal” is with the anime Hagane no Renkinjutsushi aka Full Metal Alchemist; and the first time one hears the name “Chidori” is from Kakashi or Sasuke in the Naruto series, but for me I first heard them both here… in Full Metal Panic!
A light-hearted mecha anime, FMP is nowhere near as hype, or as deep as the afore mentioned series. But whatever it lacks in raw tension it makes up for with pure entertainment. This is especially true of the sequel Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu which had me laughing so hard tears were streaming from my eyes.
So as long as you don’t go in expecting a Naruto or FMA, you are bound to thoroughly enjoy this series. Especially when you get to Fumoffu which remains one of my all-time favourites. 😀