Full Metal Panic! by Syouji Gatoh & Retsu Tateo
Translations by Sumeragi, July 2002

Legend
words - thoughts/unspoken
(name) - someone else speaking in person's thoughts
<words> - actions
[words] - side dialogue in small print
{words} - my comments

Pg 3

Mission:01 Transfer Student is a Dangerous Soldier!?

<Chidori, a blue haired teenage girl, wakes up to her alarm clock>

Chidori
...Uh ~~~
...Ah--- No good.  Still sleepy...

<She comes out of the shower in only a towel>

Noise
Mugyu

Chidori
...mugyu?

<She finds a cockroach under her foot>

Pg 4

Chidori
C-c-c-c-c-c
Cockroach ~~~ !
[Gya-ah-ah-ah]

Pg 5

<Sousuke, purple haired boy of about the same age, swings into the apartment through the window while wearing army fatigues>

Mission:01 Transfer Student is a Dangerous Soldier!?

Pg 6

<He crouches low with a gun out>

Sousuke
Are you alright, Chidori!!
Where is the enemy!?

Arrow to Cockroach
[Here]

Chidori
Wha...

<Her towel slips off>

Chidori
Kya-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah ~~~ !!?

Sousuke
W, wait.  The enemy...

Pg 7

<The twosome walk to school, Sousuke bearing a band-aid>

Chidori
You ~~~ idiot, Sousuke!!
Do you realize that you are the worst!?
The lowest of idiots!!  Be doubly sure to remember that!!

<Chidori bumps into a pigtailed haired girl>

Kyoko
Kya

Chidori
Ah, sorry... Kyoko!

Kyoko
[My, my]
Morning... Did something happen today as well, Kana-chan...

Pg 8

Kyoko
Ha, and so Sagara-kun got that injury...
Fuhn, even though Chidori Kaname-sama's body seems weak, you could've taken it easy on him.

Chidori
Anyhow...
He is a model gun wielding, school equipment smashing, born in a foreign trouble zone country person who has no common sense!!

After one month after being transferred, I don't feel like he's gotten acclimated at all!  In addition!!
And why were you hanging around my home in that getup!?

And if you give me "I was out enjoying the night and got locked out of the house by mom ♥", society won't be kind to you!!

Sousuke
..."Increased safety guard for one week of time"

Pg 9

Chidori
A-ahn!?

Sousuke
According to information from a civilian committee outside of the apartment complex, a man of so-called clearly violent appearances is believed to have been hanging around your apartment for the past several days.

Chidori
...Say, you said it first, but what is this "civilian committee"...?

Sousuke
I don't the know official title...but every morning at the apartment, they gather at the trash collection area
On average it's woman in their forties---

Kyoto
Ah, that's called "the woman's gossip"  {Note - literally translates to "around the well meeting"}

Sousuke
A well...?

Chidori
Are you a #$& idiot!?  Eh!? An ally to those old wives!?

Sousuke
Who is that.

Pg 10

Sousuke
In short, a surprise deathblow must be made in order to avoid every measure of escape.
Even in the ordinary state of things, the worst possible situation must be assumed to guard a person's safety--

Kyoko
Kana-chan, Sagara-kun is making a lengthily explanation...

Chidori
Ignore him, ignore him!!
Anyhow, he's always like this...

<Sousuke stops Chidori from opening her locker>

Sousuke
Don't touch it.

Chidori
Eh?

Sousuke
Except for you, Chidori, no one...
Has marks of opening and closing.

Pg 11

Chidori
Is that so?

Sousuke
An explosive device is a possibility.  Chidori, from this position form a five meter circumference so no one gets close.

Chidori
Wait...a bomb, you say
There isn't a reason for one being there---!!

Sousuke
It's fine.  I'll handle this quickly.
Leave it to me.

Chidori
Enough ~~~ school is about to start ~~~ !!

Sousuke
Umu, completion confirmed.

Chidori
Honestly, don't you realize that your worrying too much is a bother to everyone.  Hn?  What's that?

Pg 12

Sousuke
Everyone, cover your ears to prepare for the skockwave!!
I'm exploding it!!!

<And Sousuke blows up the shoe lockers>

Random Students
Cough, something is in my eyes
No--- My hair is ruined---!!

Cough
Uwah--- my foot scape is---!!
Someone call for a teacher---!!

Cough, cough

Pg 13

<At the student conference room>

Hayashimizu
...And so
Would you care to explain about the fire this morning, Chidori-kun?

Chidori
...Well ~~~ About that, I know the assailant , Hayashimizu-senpai...

Hayashimizu
Mu, you were a witness to the event in addition to being my right-hand man?

Chidori
I'm not your right-hand man, but the vice president!

Pg 14

Hayashimizu
Do you think you are the right person to explain this situation in an objective manner.

Chidori
No--- If you want an explanation, this guy...

Sousuke
Student president Hayashimizu, sir.

Hayashimizu
?

Sousuke
I would give my report.

Hayashimizu
Very well.

Sousuke
Yes, sir.  Today at 08:15 hours, myself and vice president Chidori arrived at school.  I discovered that someone left marks of tampering on her shoe locker.

Chidori
[What, what]

Pg 15

Sousuke
However, being close to the beginning of school, there was no time for an examination.  Certainly, the only treatment of disposal was to explode the shoe locker.

Hayashimizu
What, explode!?

Chidori
N-fuh-fuh, a nice opportunity...The president, shocked, will scold him and then surely Sousuke will reflect on this matter...

Hayashimizu
The proper judgment call.

Chidori
Senpai--- What planet are you from---!?

Hayashimizu
What a loud girl you are...

Pg 16

Hayashimizu
I've consider this carefully.  There had also been a submitted report of an unknown person with a parcel.  Anyhow, without action the shoe lockers would have been blown up anyway, right?

Chidori
W...what is that...??

Hayashimizu
The situation is understood.
I will sum it up for the faculty...that is all.

Sousuke
Yes, sir! Excuse us.

Chidori
...

Pg 17

<In class...>

Chidori
How could that Sousuke make amends with the President...I somehow feel like I'm ignorant of the world ~~~

Teacher
---And now, why don't you try the next question, Chidori.

Chidori
Eh? A-ah, me?

Teacher
Hey, now--- are you dozing!?

<The teacher is about to throw a piece of chalk, but is stopped when a knife is thrown and embeds into the chalkboard near his head>

Pg 18

Chidori
Wha...

Sousuke
Place two hands against the wall!! Next time won't be a threat!!

Teacher
H...Hey, what are you planning to do!?

Sousuke
Any pro knows about the well used fountain pen trick.
You've done well to put it to chalk, but I've been trained to---
Mu?

<Yes, ordinary chalk...>

Chidori
You warfare idiot---!!

Pg 19

<Now, biology class where they will be dissecting frogs>

Teacher
And so, please begin.

Male Student
Uwah ~~~ It's suddenly too much after having food.  After all, I'll turn it over to you, Chidori-san!

Chidori
Eh--- No way around it.

<Before the student can hand the blade over to Chidori, Sousuke 'disarms' him and drops him to the ground>

Male Student
Gyah---!?

Chidori
Stop that Sousuke!!

<Another class...>

Chidori
Okay, everyone.
The report submission has ended.

Sousuke
Wait!

Chidori
What?  You haven't given your notes?

Sousuke
No, hand them all to me.  I'll check to see that there isn't a device.

Chidori
Don't be unreasonable!!
Is your brain ever working!?

Pg 20

<In the girl's locker room>

Chidori
Ah ~~~ Enough ~~~
That imbecile!!

Kyoko
Now, now.  Calm down, Kana-chan.  Sagara-kun isn't being malevolent intentionally...

Chidori
Even if it wasn't malevolent, should I feel sorry if he gets the death penalty!

Pg 21

Kyoko
I wonder why you are so bothered by him ♥

Chidori
A-ah!?

Kyoko
Look...maybe it's a type of manifestation of love...?

<There's a shadow of someone outside the window>

Girl
Kya...!

Chidori
What is it?

Girl
J...just now, there was a shadow of someone outside the window...

Random Girls
Eh---!?
No way, someone call for a teacher---!!

Chidori
That guy...
Everyone, be still!!  It you make noise...

Pg 22

<Sousuke smashes through the window on the other side of the room>

Sousuke
What has happened, Chidori!?

Chidori
Sousuke ~~~!!  By no account will you ever be forgiven before my eyes!!!

Pg 23

<Kyoko and Chidori are walking home>

Kyoko
...Kana-chan, Sagara-kun was rather pathetic, don't you think...

Chidori
Ha, even if that's true, he completely deserved that punishment!!

Kyoko
But it seemed like he only came to help.  Don't you think you could overlook it?

Chidori
Kyoko, you're too kind.  Well, if he could behave for one day, I could think it over.

Kyoko
Right, right!
Keep the positive attitude, Kana-chan!
Later!

<And they separate ways>

Pg 24

Chidori
Saying so, it's not like he could actually behave --- since all of the time his mind is full of that combat trash.
---Huh?  Just now, I...

Guy
Chi...Chidori-san?

Chidori
Eh...
Who is it?

<A guy comes out of the bushes>

Pg 25

Guy
Guha, at last I've gained a moment with you---!!
Um, um, did you read my letter!? 
{Note - he always says "boku-chan" which is kind of like "the adorable me"}

Chidori
Wha?

Guy
Since I've only seen you from afar, I thought it hopeless.  But I decided to try and write to you ♥  You found it in your slippers, right?  This morning.

Chidori
Ah ~~~ this morning!

Guy
It was difficult this morning not knowing even which slippers to put your letter in.  And then with that at the end of the day, I felt as low as a bug...

Chidori
So, you came again?

Guy
Uh...
You...you have trampled on my pure heart...

[Both hands down]

Pg 26

<The guy takes out a knife>

Guy
This is a great crime, bitch!!

Chidori
!!
Kya!

<Chidori is taken elsewhere.  Other guys are there>

Man
Oh--- Is this the guy of rumors?
Is it okay to use her?

Guy
A-ah
Since my heart still hasn't been healed---
[Sigh---]

Chidori
Wait!! Don't say strange things!!

Pg 27

Chidori
I really don't know about any letter!!

Man
How cruel ~~~ even though you don't know, do you think we can forgive you?
Couldn't you even consider of consoling this poor guy's feelings.
Well?

<The man pulls out a knife>

Chidori
Not good...unless I can somehow run for it, I have a feeling I've gotten into a real pitch...

<She bites the hand holding a knife>

Man
Ow!!
Shitty bitch, I'll murder you!!

Another man
It's fine.  A woman can't get away by herself.

Chidori
Why did it have to happen at this time...
I'd have to run into these guys with Sousuke gone ~~~ !?

Pg 28

<The men are shot to the ground by someone>

Chidori
Eh!?

Pg 29

Sousuke
Are you uninjured, Chidori?

Chidori
Ah, un...
Wa...wait, you.  That weapon...!?

Sousuke
It's a non-lethal rubber stun ball, so don't worry.

Chidori
More than that, why are you here!?

Pg 30

Sousuke
Whatever happens, I'll protect you since that is my duty.

Pg 31
Pg 32

Sousuke
Well...let's go home.

Chidori
What is this...
Isn't my heart pounding a bit...

Pg 33

<Next day, before school starts>

Girl
Morning, Kaname.

Chidori
Morning.
...Aren't you there?
Come out!

<Sousuke jumps out from his hiding place in a tree>

Sousuke
...

Pg 34

<Chidori puts a wrapped box into his hands>

Chidori
Here!
My thanks for saving me yesterday!
[A lunch box I made myself!!]
Also...sometime today it'd be okay to meet somewhere.
Later!

Sousuke
Fumu...

Pg 35

Mission: 02 Supreme Order! Protect Kaname's Secrets!!

Pg 36

Full Metal Panic!

Pg 37

<Chidori wakes up for another day at school>

Chidori
Uh~~~
Ah--- ...why am I up so early in the morning...

Cat
[Meow~~~]

Chidori
[Morning]

Pg 38

Chidori
On the whole, a peaceful morning.  Taken a shower, gotten dressed, eaten some breakfast, brushed my teeth
And...now

<She lays out her daily needs on the table>

Examination of Kaname's Belongings
pocket sized daily planner
student planner
tissue
handkerchief
throat lozenges
PHS
various toiletries
band aids
headache medicine
nail care items

Chidori
Nothing forgotten

Pg 38

Chidori
Now then---
...I'm off, Mom!

<She's saying this to a picture of her mom>

Pg 40

At the same time---

<Hearing a noise, Sousuke rolls out from under his bed with gun in hand>

Cat
!
Naw~~~?

Sousuke
Fu~~~...

Pg 41

Sousuke
A rare peaceful morning.  Enough time for a satisfying breakfast and life water.

Examination of Sousuke's Belongings
hand grenades
knives of all kinds
plastic explosives
stun grenade
personal landmines
digital communication
medical kit
ammunition

Sousuke
State of heath is not abnormal.
And then---
...Well, I'm off.

<He says this to a picture of him with a unit of military type men>

Pg 42

<At school>

Chidori
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah!!!

Kyoko
What is it, Kana-chan?

Chidori
Nothing has been broken today...  This reversal is making me more and more nervous.

Kyoko
It's okay.
Don't worry about it and eat some lunch.

Chidori
I can't!! The moment I am careless, it will turn into a battlefield here!!
It's the fault of that battle fiend!!

Pg 43

Kyoko
Oh--- Kaname thinks so much about Sagara-kun~~~

Chidori
You're wrong~~~!!
While I can close my eyes, I can't close my ears.  So how can I keep him out of my head...

Kyoko
Get a hold of yourself, Kana-chan.
[Wa-ah]

Chidori
In addition, it's always a case that no one can stop him---

Kyoko
There's no helping it.  Since childhood, he has lived in hostile foreign countries.  [Perhaps Afghanistan or Bosnia]  Isn't the common sense of peaceful Japan different to him?
But since Sagara-kun only listens to what you say, please prepare for the worst, Kana-chan ♥

Girl
[Un-un]

Chidori
Am I the scapegoat here---!?

Intercom
Chidori Kaname-san of second year, class four---
Chidori Kaname-san of second year, class four.  Please, go to the student conference room promptly.

Chidori
See.  It's happening...

Pg 44

<In the conference room>

Hayashimizu
Abruptly--- A problem has occurred again

Chidori
Hayashimizu-senpai... I also don't want a problem to happen, but...
But... but you see
In this way, we must say we are joined against this problem that has occurred!? Are you thinking that!?
[Gariben-kun]

Hayashimizu
Chidori-kun, both calcium and a cool mind is necessary here.
I would have to say this problem is meant to draw you out.

Chidori
Eh, me!?

Hayashimizu
Look at these.

Chidori
?  Are these...pictures?

Pg 45

<The pictures are of writings on the walls of restrooms>

Chidori
...W, what is this...!

Hayashimizu
It is unfounded slander, the content of which is all directed against you.
These have been discovered this morning in both the boy's and girl's restrooms of mainly the north part of school.  The subordinate who found them and took pictures is currently placing paper over them.
This foolishness must be moderated for people who would take this seriously....
This may throw a shadow over your life.
As the only one this malice is targeted at, do you have a person in mind?

Pg 46

Chidori
Actually, yesterday...

<flashback>

Shirai
Chidori-san, Chidori-san!
I'm Shirai Satoru of class two.  Nice to meet you!!
It's obvious, but shouldn't we be going out?

Chidori
Sorry, denied.

Shirai
E-eh!? [Why!?]

<end flashback>

Chidori
...

Hayashimizu
Is that all?

Chidori
No...this morning he ambushed me at the station.  He told me to "seriously think about it"...

Sousuke
Umu, he was a suspicious guy.

Chidori
Uwah, when did you~~~!?

Sousuke
Is he extorting you now with the threat of letting scandalous secrets slip out?

Chidori
Wrong!!

Pg 47

Hayashimizu
An investigation is necessary.  Sagara-kun, as "Student Council's Security Problem Head",  want a rapid solution from you.

Sousuke
Yes, sir

Chidori
Wa, wait...what is this "Student Council's Security Problem Head" thing you're talking about~~~!?

Hayashimizu
Within this school, he has latent danger management abilities, so he's right for it.  Doesn't that strike you as well?

Chidori
E-eh!!  Not with this model gun using, knife wielding guy!!
Isn't there only that long hit "Rambo" stuff within his head!?  If there was actually something dangerous, please realize that he would be the greatest threat!!

Pg 48

Chidori
Since there shouldn't be people who believe this aside from those who need supplement pills... it will be fine without a clumsy investigation!

<Sousuke is looking through the pictures>

Sousuke
... Chidori...
You...
Couldn't have...done these things...

<Out comes the harisen>

Chidori
Then don't believe it from the very beginning!!!

Pg 49

<Back in the classroom>

Chidori
Somehow, I have managed it until after school... But of course this feels like the calm before the storm...

Kazuma
Chidori-san, here...

<The boy holds out an envelope>

Chidori
Eh.
What's that?  Kazuma-kun.

Kazuma
There's 8000 yen (~$80) in it.

Chidori
...Wha?  What are you talking about!?

Kazuma
Isn't it true, that you'd let someone take embarrassing photos for 2000 yen each...

Pg 50

<He's knocked out>

Chidori
He was the fourth one today...

<A voice calls from the hallway>

Shirai
Wa-wah, stop it. Ow-ow-ow-ow
Why are you doing this to me~~~!!?

Sousuke
Quiet.

Shirai
Someone save me~~~!!

Sousuke
I said, be quiet.

<Sousuke chops the back of the guy's neck and then drags him into the boy's restroom>

Chidori
Th...That idiot... finally, he's started something!!

Pg 51

<In the restroom, Shirai is hooded and tied to a pipe>

Sousuke
Now then, Shirai
Tell me your reason for being close to Chidori.  What secrets do you know of hers!?

Shirai
Wait, wait.  Don't kill me---!!

Sousuke
That depends on your response.
However, I can guarantee human-like treatment.

Shirai
No...you can!!
I'm innocent---!!!

Chidori
Stop that here,
Sousuke!!

Pg 52

Sousuke
Chidori... the girl's restroom is next door.

Chidori
I know that!!

Sousuke
I understand the need for systematic investigation and your feelings of not wanting your secrets known.

Chidori
Ha-ah?

Sousuke
Don't worry.  Even if some scandal comes from this, I will erase it.

Chidori
Ha-a-ah!?
Time out, time out!!  In other words, you're thinking "Shirai is blackmailing me with my important secrets.  That the scribbling serves this purpose"...?

Sousuke
Am I wrong!?

Chidori
Do I even have to say you are completely wrong!!  Anyhow, let Shirai-kun go!  Can't you see that he isn't a criminal!?

Shirai
Help me~~~

<Sousuke takes out a knife>

Sousuke
No, I see you protecting him... After all, this guy knows of your past...

Chidori
What!?

Pg 53

Sousuke
Keep down.  A young lady shouldn't see this.

Chidori
Ah~~~!! There's to be no torture, no torture!!!

<A girl barges her way in, knocking down Chidori>

Mizuki
Stop it!!
Pull it together, Shirai-kun.  Are you okay!?

Shirai
Wh...A-ah, somehow...

Sousuke
Who are you?

Arrow to Chidori
[Direct hit]

Pg 54

Mizuki
Class two Inaba Mizuki.
Doing this to my Shirai-kun!!  I won't forgive you!!

Sousuke
Mu, so you're Shira's woman.
That's fine.  By using equipment for questioning---

<Revived, Chidori knocks Sousuke into a wall>

Chidori
Eto...Sorry for bothering you.  He is also full of regret...

Mizuki
Wait!
You are Chidori Kaname?

Chidori
Eh, that's right but...

Pg 55

Mizuki
Filthy woman!! In revenge for this, you use a minion to treat him violently!!
Papa is friends with the teacher director!  Wait and see!!

Chidori
Wait, I am...

Mizuki
Shut up, fox-eyes!!

Chidori
...

Mizuki
As the so-called vice president, weren't these scribblings truly unexpected---!?
People getting your companionship by paying for it in various ways!!
That strange watch looks expensive...

Pg 56

<Chidori bops Mizuki on the head>

Chidori
...Sorry, but
Would you not make fun of this watch...?

Mizuki
How...how cruel!!  Even Papa doesn't do that to me!!

Sousuke
Wait.
Just now... that talk about the watch.
Where have you heard about that?

Mizuki
What are you saying, obviously I saw it in the restrooms.

Sousuke
...Fumu, an odd story...

Pg 57

<Sousuke rips off some paper from the wall, showing the mentioned rumor>

Chidori
Ah!!

Sousuke
In addition, this is the boys restroom... why do you know of these scribblings?

Mizuki
Eh..., ...well

Shirai
Mizuki... it couldn't be, you...

Mizuki
B...but, but!!  I can't forgive it!!
That woman wooing Shirai-kun!!

<Chidori glares at Shirai>

Shirai
Uke  Th...that is...

Pg 58

Mizuki
It's cruel... saying that you love me...!
Didn't I do your homework and buy the things you wanted.  Why did you go to another woman...!!

Chidori
Ah...that's it...
Harassment, seemingly unreasonable anger, spitefulness, crying...

Mizuki
[Didn't I even buy you a PC-FX!?]

Shirai
[But you just now took it...Ha?]

Chidori
It's actually because she loves Shirai-kun---

Pg 59

Chidori
I'm kind of jealous...

Sousuke
Well then, what should I with this perpetrator, Chidori.  I was raised in an environment where spreading rumors is a serious offense.
Shall I report in the conference meeting that she should be expelled from school?

Chidori
Enough already...
Since we know the cause, isn't it okay?

Mizuki
...Eh?

Chidori
Inaba-san, you won't do it any more, right?
Don't worry, there's nothing between Shirai-kun and me...

Pg 60

Mizuki
Don't worry, is it?
Don't mess with me, Chidori Kaname!!  You may be a bit popular, but is that reason to be conceited!?
That kind of thing completely disgusts me!!!
Remember this!!

<Mizuki runs off into the distance>

Pg 61

Chidori
Ah --- she left...

Sousuke
Do not worry.  Her identity has been cracked.

Chidori
No, it's not that...

Sousuke
Shirai
Thanks for your trouble.

Chidori
[Uwah] That's all your going to tell him!?

<Next day in class>

Kyoko
Kana-chan, quick, quick~~~!

Chidori
What?

Kyoko
Just come with me really quick.

Pg 62

Chidori
Eh--- Again with the restroom---?

Kyoko
It's okay, it's okay.
Look
There are other scribbles on all of them

<Writing along the lines of 'the rumors are wrong, Chidori is a good person' points at the pervious writings>

Chidori
...Honestly--- It can't be gentle in here---!

 

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