12 Days of Anime Characters – Kaname Chidori

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On the eleventh day of anime we turn to the firey female who manages to keep the military maniac Sousuke Sagara under control. Yep, we're looking right at the amazing Kaname Chidori.

Full Metal Panic Invisible Victory Episodes 11 + 12: Reunited

While these two episodes certainly do a better job of bringing the season to a resting point, this remains pretty much not concluded with no real indication of a follow up any time soon. After a couple of weeks off we finally get the last two episodes of this season and it is the big … Continue reading Full Metal Panic Invisible Victory Episodes 11 + 12: Reunited

Full Metal Panic Invisible Victory Episode 10: And So It Doesn’t End

After a thirteen year gap, two recap episodes, we now have a ten episode season with a totally incomplete story. If this were any other franchise I'd be dropping it for good and never looking back and yet Full Metal Panic still makes me desperately want more of this story. There comes a point where … Continue reading Full Metal Panic Invisible Victory Episode 10: And So It Doesn’t End

Full Metal Panic Invisible Victory Episode 9: Perfect Timing

Despite the fact that Sousuke has been carrying this season fairly well on his own, episode 9 of Full Metal Panic Invisible Victory brings the welcome return of some familiar faces at just the right time. Despite the twist being obvious from the minute Tessa was picked up, this was a deeply satisfying return for … Continue reading Full Metal Panic Invisible Victory Episode 9: Perfect Timing

Full Metal Panic Invisible Victory Episode 8: Knowing How To Finish A Cliff-Hanger

If you don't understand why Full Metal Panic has so much appeal to me, the end of episode 7 and the beginning of episode 8 will probably help clarify. This anime uses the emotional cliff-hanger to bring us gut wrenching trauma in the first few minutes of this episode that then launches us into nearly … Continue reading Full Metal Panic Invisible Victory Episode 8: Knowing How To Finish A Cliff-Hanger

Full Metal Panic Invisible Victory Episode 7: There’s Something Really Satisfying About Watching Sousuke Pull A Helicopter Out of the Sky

In one episode so much was packed in. This returning anime has definitely continued to impress as Invisible Victory marches on. It is rare that an episode can pack so much in and yet not feel like it is rushing a mile a minute or mashing things together that just don't fit. We continue directly … Continue reading Full Metal Panic Invisible Victory Episode 7: There’s Something Really Satisfying About Watching Sousuke Pull A Helicopter Out of the Sky

Full Metal Panic Invisible Victory Episode 6: There Is A Plan

After wondering how long it had been since Kaname had been taken and what Sousuke's plan was last week, this week the anime lays Sousuke's plan kind of on the table and it makes everything else so much easier to swallow. While I'm not against delaying reveals in order to build suspense, there's something fairly … Continue reading Full Metal Panic Invisible Victory Episode 6: There Is A Plan

Full Metal Panic Invisible Victory Episode 5: Restart

We could kind of view the first four episodes as the cliff-hanger ending to a previous season given how this episode makes it feel like the anime is starting over. However the absence of Kanami is keenly felt in this fifth episode. This episode very much reminds me of the very early Full Metal Panic … Continue reading Full Metal Panic Invisible Victory Episode 5: Restart

Full Metal Panic Invisible Victory Episode 4: The Early Failure

A third of the way through the Spring anime season, and FMP does not seem in any danger of losing its path so far. You want action, romance, explosions, and drama, this anime is definitely aiming to deliver. Episode 3 gave me more or less exactly what I wanted from Full Metal Panic and episode … Continue reading Full Metal Panic Invisible Victory Episode 4: The Early Failure

Full Metal Panic Invisible Victory Episode 3: Combining War and Battle with Teen Drama

Every now and then an anime episode delivers exactly what you wanted to see and you finish the episode perfectly happy with what you just watched. That was my feeling this week with Invisible Victory. While visually there are still some issues with this anime, I'm not going to worry about those in this review. … Continue reading Full Metal Panic Invisible Victory Episode 3: Combining War and Battle with Teen Drama