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View Poll Results: Which do you think is better: FMP 1 or 2
Season 1 28 31.82%
Season 2 38 43.18%
Equal 22 25.00%
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Old 2003-11-04, 00:35   Link #1
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Post FMP: Which is better season 1 or 2?

Dont know about you guys but i kinda like season 1 better than 2. Season 2 is a bit of a dissapointment for me - I was expecting so much more...
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Old 2003-11-04, 00:45   Link #2
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Season 2 is much better for me. The best part of season one was the high school scenes but then the second half turned into a mech action show which was boring for me.
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Old 2003-11-04, 01:05   Link #3
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At this point I'd say they're about equal... Season 1 had some great stuff and so does Season 2. What Season 1 lacks in comedy it makes up for in drama. And Season 2's lack of story is cancelled by its intense comedy.
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Old 2003-11-04, 01:18   Link #4
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I definately like Season 2 a lot more. Season 2 is a lot closer to what the manga is like, and it also lacks the giant robots (so far atleast). Personally, I would love to see a lot more of this style of FMP than Gonzos version of it. Season 2 is everything I expected the first time around and more.
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Old 2003-11-04, 02:12   Link #5
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I just hope they would have some comedy with the Arm Slaves in season 2, like that time when Sagara was in that character suit and was stomping on that guy's croch, now I'm pretty convinced that it would be 10 times as funny if he was in a M9 and he did that.
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Old 2003-11-04, 03:11   Link #6
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I would have to say that the two seasons are quite different in their underlying storylines/drama. But I think the two seasons complement each other very well! All of Full Metal Panic is currently my favorite anime of all time.

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Old 2003-11-04, 07:17   Link #7
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I don't think you can really compare the two of them. Season one was obviously based on action and mechs, while season two is completely based on humor. I like them both equally I guess ^^
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Old 2003-11-04, 08:34   Link #8
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i think they are equal
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Old 2003-11-04, 09:03   Link #9
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Well, if you guys would read the manga you would notice that season 2 is just fillers from season one. The things that happened in season 2 also happen in the beggining of the manga and then later on in the manga we get the real plot which is season 1. So basically season 2 is just things that the season 1 skipped out from the manga.

So i would vote that they are equal.
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Old 2003-11-04, 10:40   Link #10
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season 1 is good packed with lots of great action and such but i like season 2 better because its based on random funny humor and its great to see the story progress throughout season 2
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Old 2003-11-04, 11:06   Link #11
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1st season was filled with action.
2nd was filled with comedy.

I like both action and comedy alot. So I can't say that one season is better than another
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Old 2003-11-04, 11:37   Link #12
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Season 1 much better,...

more action, more romance, & more of Tessa.

but Season 2 is good in its own right as a comedy, which wasnt as much a focus in the first.
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Old 2003-11-04, 13:23   Link #13
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I vote season 1.

Season 1 had a story, it had action, it had serious moments, it had comedic moments. Season 2 has no real story, has no serious action, has no serious moments, and has nothing but comedy. It doesn't mean Season 2 is a bad series, it just means that I enjoyed Season 1 much more.
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Old 2003-11-04, 13:42   Link #14
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I never got to see season 1 and I don't see it around. I take it that season 1 got liscenced? :\
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Old 2003-11-04, 14:20   Link #15
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I never got to see season 1 and I don't see it around. I take it that season 1 got liscenced? :\
Yes, a long time ago.
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Old 2003-11-04, 17:42   Link #16
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It's hard to judge, cuz FMP1 & Fumoffu seem to more/less belong in different genres.

If you're talking about mecha, and action, FMP1 would definately be better. (despite the disappointing ending)

However, in terms of comedy Fumoffu beats FMP1 hands down.
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Old 2003-11-04, 17:49   Link #17
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They're probably not in the same category but I like Fumoffu better.
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Old 2003-11-04, 17:55   Link #18
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I like season 2 better actually cos it's so funny. In fact, I only watch S1 after S2 started. I kinda prefer comedies to action.
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Old 2003-11-05, 11:59   Link #19
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Hmm actualyl I watched from the first series.....
The only good serious fight was his first fight with Gaulun, especially that Lambda drive.
The fight with Behemoth, and the one with his old friend were both confusing and didn't really make sense, it was like, "where did they come from?" I was expecting something more dramatic.
The final fight with Gauln was dramatic but the ending really disappointed me - suicide? Oh pllllease.....
The HS comedy episodes were pretty funny overall.

Fumoffu placed all the focus on the jokes, and did a really good job. Plenty of parodies, exaggerations. (The NewType flash and Seed mode, that gave me a laugh)
Besides, they got President Hayashimizu, who's one of the greatest characters ever.

But I would still recommend people watch S1 then S2. Gotta know how it all started.
Ad I bet there's S3. The novel is still going strong.
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Old 2003-11-05, 13:19   Link #20
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I think they are equal just because I love comedy and I love plot. One is plot the other comedy.
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