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Full Metal Panic & MS Gundam 00
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Posted 10/21/08 , edited 10/21/08
This topic caught my interests ... so I just wanna share this to mecha fans out there..

Note: i'm not that much of a fan of mecha animes I'm just into some Like FMP,Code Geass,Gurren lagann

Here it goes: From inspire.madani-media.com/

Well, let’s admit it - I’m a mecha freak and that’s the one that made me go into science courses in the first place. Of course, that drive me to write science fiction as well. One of my favourite anime series is Full Metal Panic as it bring a rather fresh perspective in the mecha genre. Firstly, it’s set on earth and the scale of mecha is different that allows it to more closely resemble special-0ps squads. That’s another plus point in my book

Recently, I stumbled upon MS Gundam 00 and got hooked. The unique mecha designs is definitely a pull factor for me. But then, the more I delve into it the parallels with Full Metal Panic become very apparent. Firstly, the premise of the story itself - a private paramilitary organization that intervene in world conflicts. In FMP it was Mithril but in MSG00 we have Celestial Being




Setsuna & Sagara - Very similar eh?

The main protagonist is also very similar. Both Setsuna & Sagara were child soldiers in Muslim country - Azadistan and Helmajistan respectively. Both countries are fictional but refers to real-life Kurdish territory & Afghanistan. Their personality are also similar - not talkative, not hesitant to use deadly force, skillful in combat, etc. Even their mechas Exia & Arbalest were similarly configured for melee combat.

Their sniper friend is also rather similar - Lockon Stratos & Kurz Weber were both European and sports a cheerful demeanor. It doesn’t stop there, they also have a higher ranking female officer which are also alcoholic - Sumeragi & Melissa Mao.

Talking about technology, FMP had Lambda Drive while MSG00 had GN Drive - both emit shiny particles. Mithril and Celestial Being also strikes from mobile base - Tuataha De Danaan the submarine & Ptolemy the spaceship. Interestingly, both organizations also said to posses mecha that much advanced from other nations.

Is this a coincidence? If it is, it’s such an interesting one. I didn’t get enough of FMP action anyway

source: inspire.madani-media.com/

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Posted 10/21/08
Setsuna & Sagara <--- hmm good point there..

but i didn't really like mecha series... plus this thread smells like a "versus thread"....
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Posted 10/21/08
if you really want to find a similarity between a gundam character and sagara look back to gundam wing Heero Yuy take a look at them and tell me they aren't the same freakin person
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i'd still go with full metal panic...
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Setsuna & Sagara <--- hmm good point there..

but i didn't really like mecha series... plus this thread smells like a "versus thread"....


They aren't similar at all. Both only have some traits alike but definitely far from each other.

Sagara will pwn Setsuna any day.
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Khemia wrote:


-xiao wrote:

Setsuna & Sagara <--- hmm good point there..

but i didn't really like mecha series... plus this thread smells like a "versus thread"....


They aren't similar at all. Both only have some traits alike but definitely far from each other.

Sagara will pwn Setsuna any day.


lol... I imagine a funny ending ^^ hahah
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Khemia wrote:


-xiao wrote:

Setsuna & Sagara <--- hmm good point there..

but i didn't really like mecha series... plus this thread smells like a "versus thread"....


They aren't similar at all. Both only have some traits alike but definitely far from each other.

Sagara will pwn Setsuna any day.


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Posted 10/22/08 , edited 10/22/08
Mithril & Celestial beeing are comparable? Setsuna looks like Sosuke? I could probably find 10 other guys that look more like Setsuna then Sosuke. And so they get both engines, you got to have run on something. The only mild similarity is imo theire background which led to theire quite similar personalities to.

Kurz & Lockon, I'll leave that for others to discuss cause I don't remember to much about Kurz seeing it's been a while since I saw FMP.

I do think he's thinking to much into the alcohol with Sumeragi & Mao seeing theire both adults and adults do ocassionaly drink and theire position is far from the same. Shouldn't Sumeragi represent Tessa then seeing theire both the ones in command.
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Posted 10/22/08

cubanator2 wrote:

if you really want to find a similarity between a gundam character and sagara look back to gundam wing Heero Yuy take a look at them and tell me they aren't the same freakin person


u just took the words right out of my ..........mind.......to ME it seem like they just made a nicer version of heero yuy....
Posted 10/22/08
never liked the gundam =/
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hmm...interesting.

but "emits shiny particles" isn't enough of a similarity in a weapons system.
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Posted 11/3/08 , edited 11/3/08
Well, as usual, we've got no more than surface similarities. Watch each show as they are, remove every bit of comparison, and you'll be able to list a hundred thousand differences. Figuratively.

And on a related note, Lockon certainly is not a perv.
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Posted 11/3/08
No similarities....at all....but for story i still choose Gundam 00...by the way will they continue to release newer FMP sequels?Since the figure for ARX-8 Laevetain is out,yet there's no anime about it,sure hope they continue the sequel....FMP,TTR!(the third raid)
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Posted 11/3/08
i like full metal panic...one of the best anime i have watched...
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Posted 11/3/08
Both are great but as far as comparing them goes, FMP is far from the first anime to feature paramilitary organizations involving themselves in military conflicts.
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