Full Metal Panic Vol 6 : 3 of 5
Even though I'm in Oklahoma City with my parents for Christmas, that doesn't mean I have to go without watching anime! Before I left I put a few DVDs worth of episodes on my Palm, and it was pretty fun to watch them that way (even with little tiny subtitles on my Palm screen). This volume of Full Metal Panic was pretty good, because it had a nice balance of character development and action. The first episode features Kaname, Tessa, and Mao all hanging out (literally) in the bath (still on the Mithril submarine) and chatting about the early days of Sosuke and Weber. Most of the episode is shown in flashback of how Mao met the two guys and ended up choosing them for her team to operate the AS mechas. Even though Kaname is still kind of a passenger on the sub, they still proceed with a big mission to attack a base and save some hostages, and of course, they meet up with Gauron again. Sosuke is still mentally unsettled from his awful mission in the last DVD, so he can't muster up the concentration to use the Lambda Driver. He sulks around and ends up being mean to Kaname, but we don't get to focus on that very long (but I liked the scene where Kaname looks at old school photos, wishing she had a normal life), since Gauron escapes and takes over the sub! There's also a great secret revealed about Tessa, but I'll let you rent the DVD to find out what it is.