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Old 2013-03-11, 20:45   Link #7041
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So...
What is the "Full Metal Panic: Sigma" LN series? I was in Kinokuniya and was surprised to see a LN with Chidori on the cover sitting on the "New Releases" table (link to it on amazon.co.jp)... The titles of this series are familiar but do not correspond with the numbers of the original run of the novels... and considering the release dates have all been 2012/2013 I am thoroughly confused by this...

Are they a re-publishing of only the "plot" novels, or are they rewritten somehow? I don't *think* it was a manga since they were LN sized and in the LN section...
They're (from what I've heard) light-novel sized reorganized reprints of the Sigma manga. If you're familiar with the Comic Mission reprint of the original manga, I believe they've been reorganized like that, to make it so you can read just the main story without getting derailed with side stories.

....Also, totally jealous you've got a Kinokuniya nearby Q_Q I keep meaning to make a trip out to the SF location, but considering the drive is about 6 hours, I've gotta have some other reason than just a bookstore...... Maybe...
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Old 2013-03-11, 22:45   Link #7042
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Thanks for the prompt reply!
That explains why they were shrink-wrapped... they usually don't wrap their LNs.


On an unrelated note, can anyone tell me if we hear of Tessa again in "Another"... pretty much everyone else had a happy ending in "Stand By Me" except for her (no family, no ship, no subordinates, no guy, and it seemed like her only plans for the future involved a depressing series of visits to the families of her fallen crewmembers).

Sorry for spamming this thread but I'm excited after having just finished reading the fan-translated LNs today .
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Old 2013-03-11, 23:04   Link #7043
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As far as I know, there hasn't been any mention of her, but I could be wrong. I admittedly haven't been keeping up with it past the 2nd (that I bought but haven't read...). If she HAS been mentioned, though, I'm sure someone else will say as much, but I don't think so. ^^

And go ahead, spam away!! We could use some life~! I love seeing the excitement, it brings mine back all over again~
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Old 2013-03-12, 00:45   Link #7044
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Is there anything that would rule out her being one of the higher ups in Dana O'Shee Military Services? Seriously, with a name like that I'd practically expect her to be involved with the company.
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Old 2013-03-12, 00:57   Link #7045
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Given that Tessa seems to be related to the Boston Brahmin, I would think she has at least some "investment" in DMS.
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Old 2013-03-12, 10:59   Link #7046
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If I remember right, the short story with Tessa that took place not long after ZSBM was supposed to sort of tie the two series together and it hinted that Tessa would still be in the business. So, yes, it's a VERY good chance that she's involved in DOMS, even if her involvement isn't spotlighted.
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Old 2013-03-12, 12:09   Link #7047
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*crawls out of a dark pit and looks around with evil red eyes after days and days of work with an occasional chace to watch an episode of City Hunter*
Just as a matter of spam and small talk. Spoilers for Another ahead.
Spoiler for Hmmm:

It got me thinking. Are they back in new form?
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Old 2013-03-12, 12:29   Link #7048
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More like that particular entity got away with it.
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Old 2013-04-02, 23:35   Link #7049
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I'm not sure if you guys are aware, but nearly all FMP! mangas have been (fan?) translated. That includes FMP!, volumes 1-9 and FMP: Sigma, Volumes 1-17. No translation for the latest volume has been published, though - yet. You can find them online; for the looks of it they illustrate the light novels' contents which is very neat.

EDIT: From what I understand as I read them, the Sigma mangas weren't uploaded (or even drawn) in chronological order so you'll have to wrestle a bit with figuring out which volumes to read first.

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Old 2013-04-03, 13:46   Link #7050
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I'm not sure if you guys are aware, but nearly all FMP! mangas have been (fan?) translated.
Oh, I know, trust me. I translate those into Russian =)
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Old 2013-04-19, 22:43   Link #7051
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So, Kyoani is announcing a new anime, maybe more FMP....
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So, Kyoani is announcing a new anime, maybe more FMP....
Is it the fourth installment? Hope so....
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Old 2013-04-19, 23:04   Link #7053
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Sadly, the silhouettes don't look right at ALL for FMP *sob* We'll see if I bother to get up for the livestream like I have in the past for Gatoh's... Chances are I won't bother unless my son has me up early enough anyways. Knowing him, he'd either have me up at 5 or sleep until 10 that day, just to mess with me. I swear he KNOWS...

(Yve1, I am freaking DYING at your signature. I'm being a child, I know, but I keep giggling at it. I am a terrible person, moving on now... XD)
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Old 2013-04-20, 17:40   Link #7054
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(Yve1, I am freaking DYING at your signature. I'm being a child, I know, but I keep giggling at it. I am a terrible person, moving on now... XD)
Lol, just something that came up spontaneously as i was complaining about grinding in a game

Hopefully, the silhouettes mean nothing....
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Old 2013-04-21, 09:48   Link #7055
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Someone pointed out that the silhouette on the left looks very much like someone in an AS suit, but that doesn't help with the one on the right. There's what appears to be a rather obvious skirt on the right figure, and to me it appears the figure is holding its hands over its chest. It's kind of difficult to figure out the face, though. What seems to be the chin looks to be too far down and pointy? I don't know, it just doesn't look right to me, at least not as a silhouette. The hair isn't really right for anyone else, either, so I've got no idea.

It's an inkling of hope, at the very least, but I'm not too convinced since that right figure just doesn't match.
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Old 2013-04-21, 13:51   Link #7056
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What other female characters are possible in the story arcs that might be covered following Second Raid? Do any come close to that?
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Old 2013-04-21, 14:48   Link #7057
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Kudan? She's the only one with short hair that MIGHT wear a pleated skirt (but not likely). Sure there's Mao, but not if that is indeed the skirt it looks like. As a stretch, it could be Tessa and because of the angle you can't make out the shape of her braid or ribbon. And Wraith is the only other short haired one, but the pleats still don't make sense on any of them x_x

I still don't understand the shape of the face though, no matter how much I look at it. Even if the head is ducked and turned, it just doesn't look right to me for there to not be something extra going on, but I can't even begin to imagine what, because it doesn't seem to be hair hanging down. Maybe it's just because there's no detail that it looks so wrong to me....
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Old 2013-04-21, 20:50   Link #7058
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My hopes has risen again.
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Old 2013-04-22, 15:14   Link #7059
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Ah, come on guys...

I don't want to be a mood breaker, but seriously... saying "KyoAni is announcing a new anime -> maybe it's FMP" is like saying "My parents are buying me a car -> maybe it's a Lamborghini" at this point imo.

Like Feisty said, the silhouettes there look nothing like Sousuke or Kaname, and these 2 are the main characters. Why would you make and ad for an anime without its main chars? Plus, Gatoh hasn't announced anything, from what I know, except for that old statement in which he teased some "long-awaited projects in 2013", but then I read something about 2014 or further, if I remember correctly.

So, no, more than likely it's not a new FMP.
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Old 2013-04-22, 15:33   Link #7060
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Saw activity in forum, got excited, come in with expectations.

Left with heart broken again.
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