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
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
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
As always, it strikes me as odd that I'm writing about Spring as the temperature plummets and I am being plunged into Winter. Now Winter in Australia, particularly QLD, isn't exactly chilling for most people, but when your Summer and most of Autumn days are hovering at the 35 - 39 degrees Celcius, a sudden … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: Romance in the Spring of 2018
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
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
Let me begin this post by giving you a full history of my blog and all of the previous posts that have come before this one. Most of them are irrelevant to the current context and I know you clicked here to read this post, but surely you should acknowledge everything that has previously occurred. … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: To Recap or Not To Recap?
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
Tessa takes a shot, Mithril is under heavy attack, and Sousuke and Chidori are still on the run. This anime knows how to make an entrance back onto the scene. Full Metal Panic has always been an anime series that has managed to balance really gripping drama with the sillier comedy aspects it presents, but … Continue reading Full Metal Panic Invisible Victory Episode 2: The Weight of The Drama Is Real
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