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FMP! The Second Raid – Tessa OVA

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Summary:
During a critical moment of an underwater battle, all the people on the bridge around Tessa turn into Sousuke. All of them confess their love for her, but then the torpedoes hit the TDD. Tessa falls out of her chair – it was all a dream. In her underwear, Tessa wanders into the AS hanger where Sousuke is working. Sousuke becomes very embarrassed when Tessa comes and hugs him. She finally comes to her senses and realizes where she is and what she’s doing. Tessa returns to her normal flustered self, asks Sousuke to keep this a secret from everyone else, and runs away apologizing. Back in her room, Tessa takes a shower and gets dressed. She tells Mao about what happened, but Mao says that she shouldn’t worry about it. This is supposed to be her free day, but Tessa now feels all troubled. Mao and Tessa had been together the previous night, and Mao lets it slip that Tessa drank herself drunk after Mao gave her a sour (alcohol) instead of juice. But before Tessa can get too angry, Mao’s finishes her current project. Along with several mechanics, she’s programmed the M9 ASes to tango with each other. Unfortunately, the mecha can’t pull off one of the moves and the “female” one goes flying into the wall. A smiling Tessa tells Mao that this is going to be taken out of her salary.
Tessa’s next stop is to the lost and found because she’s missing her stuffed Bonta-kun after last night. Kurz also comes and turns in a bag of anime that he found. After Kurz leaves, Clouzot arrives and identifies that same bag of anime as his. However, he asks Tessa to keep his watching of anime a secret. Seeing how worried he is about his image, Tessa off-handedly suggests that he should just stop watching. Clouzot starts panicking even more at this statement, so Tessa says that it’s just a joke and promises not to tell anyone. The lost and found doesn’t have anything for Tessa, so she tries jog her memory about what happened last night. She remembers that the phone ringing, so she checks her cell phone’s log and finds a call from Kalinin. Tessa visits his room and so he invites her in. Kalinin is actually wearing an apron and cooking a special borscht. While he’s stirring in the kitchen, Tessa asks him about last night. He goes through a long explanation, but pauses mid-word every time he hears a beep from the stove so that he can stir the borscht. His explanation is that he expected her to come see a system’s test until he got a communication from Mardukas saying that she wasn’t coming. Tessa’s not happy that Mardukas is the next link of the puzzle. Before she leaves, Tessa has to first try some of Kalinin’s borscht, which includes cocoa powder and miso paste. Just like Tessa thinks it would be, the borscht is horrible.
Tessa manages to survive the meal somehow and stumbles down the corridors afterwards. But before she can go to Marduka’s room, Kurz runs by and hides behind some boxes off to her side. Clouzot follows soon after looking for Kurz. It seems that parts of his anime were replaced with video of pigs going at it. After Clouzot goes off in the wrong direction, Kurz comes out and Tessa says that he should apologize for doing this to someone’s important things. Clouzot soon returns and gets into a fight with Kurz. Tessa tries in vain to break them up, but the two only stop after Mardukas shows up. He gives them a very lengthy lecture that lasts through the day and into the evening. As for Tessa, Mardukas explains that he had contacted Kalinin only after he himself had been contacted saying that Tessa wasn’t going. The person who had told him was none other than Sousuke. Mardukas then mentions that it’s almost time for Sousuke to leave for Tokyo again. Realizing that Sousuke was the one who had found her drunk and had put her on the bridge, Tessa runs towards the launch pad and reaches Sousuke right as he’s boarding the plane. She apologizes, then confesses that she loves him and asks him not to hate her. Sousuke replies that he does hate her…her talking about loving alcohol in front of a subordinate – meaning that Sousuke interpreted her confession as a confession for her love for alcohol. And before she can clear up the misunderstanding, his plane takes off. Later, drinking with Mao, Tessa is quite pissed off at Sousuke. Mao asks her how her day ended up, and Tessa replies that it was terrible. But Tessa also thinks that it would be good if her days could continue like this.

Tessa + Sake = Hilarious
Mecha + Tango = Hilarious
Clouzot + Anime = Hilarious
Kalinin + Cooking = Hilarious
FMP! TSR Tessa OVA = Two Thumbs Way Way Up!
As you can see, I was very pleased with how this OVA turned out. The animation was superb (Kyoto Animation has done it again), the music was very familiar, and there was plenty of Tessa. The main draw of this episode is Tessa (fanservice, cuteness), but the highlights of the episode ended up going to watching the supporting cast in their daily lives. Basically everything I listed above: Mao and the tangoing M9s, Clouzot and his anime secret, Kalinin and his borscht (and how he pauses mid-sentence to stir, how he cooks like it’s a science experiment), etc. Humor was probably at a higher level than even Fumoffu. The only thing it was missing was a Bonta-kun scene lol (but I guess you can count the stuffed animal).
Having seen this, I now can’t wait for a fourth series (*cough*DancingVeryMerryChristmas*cough*ContinuingOnMyOwn*cough*). Personally I think it’s not a question of if but rather of when. In any case, this OVA has renewed my enthusiasm for the series. This is a must-see for any fans of Full Metal Panic! or Kyoto Animation. :)

May 24, 2006 at 5:33 pm
64 comments »
  • May 24, 2006 at 5:50 pmtensai_otaku

    Man I LOVE this anime with ALL my KOKORO!!!

  • May 24, 2006 at 5:52 pmParacelsus

    Dude, that is animated win…pure ownage

  • May 24, 2006 at 5:53 pmj

    omg, been waiting for this forever! i love FMP, it is my fav anime (and i’ve seen a lot)…. YAY

  • May 24, 2006 at 5:59 pmdward

    Ooooo…..Tessa fanservice eh? Coooool~*nosebleeds*

  • May 24, 2006 at 6:04 pmclam_man

    This is on par with the best of Fumoffu :D

  • May 24, 2006 at 6:18 pmZmmCool

    This ova is soooo funny !
    It makes me wanna rewatch FMP!? Fumoffu

    BTW: I want a FMP TSR Fumoffu?! !!!! (with at least 12 episodes)

  • May 24, 2006 at 6:33 pmmootab

    yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    been waiting FOREVER for this
    so happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i hope we get a new season!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    and yeah, we do need TSR fummoffu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • May 24, 2006 at 6:50 pmdoublex

    Only 1 OVA?

  • May 24, 2006 at 6:53 pmmangamaxx

    Finally, something dedicated to tessa. Definate must-have!!!

  • May 24, 2006 at 6:54 pmMike

    Is always good an anime can prove to us that it can be serious or funny whenever they want it to be, FMP is a very good example. FMP regular season is serious and fummoffu is just hilarious. Personally I prefer comedy more than the fighting, proably got used to seeing too many mech anime.

  • May 24, 2006 at 7:03 pmAnza

    GIVE US FUMOFFU 2!!!

  • May 24, 2006 at 7:04 pmXellos-_^

    Tess Shower scene FTW!!!:D

  • May 24, 2006 at 7:42 pmHudson

    So this FMP is a comedy that focuses on the captian. I can live with that!

    LOL Sexually molesting a superior officer will get you kicked out of the military and into the brige in no time flat!!! and that shower scene! HHHHOOOOWWWWLLLLL!!!!! I look farward to watching this!

  • May 24, 2006 at 8:03 pmmelody

    What is an OVA???? Is this a new anime or what?

  • May 24, 2006 at 8:22 pmsinistral

    Damn I’m drooling right now…. Tessa rocks!

  • May 24, 2006 at 8:30 pmToonleap

    “What is an OVA???? Is this a new anime or what?”

    You must be kidding right?…If you watch anime, you should be familiar with the terms…
    OVA stands for Original Video Animation

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OVA

    Anyway, I cant wait to watch this…Tessa sure is one of my favorite anime characters and this OVA made especially for her proves her popularity among anime fans…

  • May 24, 2006 at 8:39 pmShin

    LOL amazing. I can’t wait to watch this.

  • May 24, 2006 at 8:49 pmdeftoned

    Just seeing this OVA makes me want more FMP NOW! Forget Kanon, KyoAni…. more Haruhi and definately more TSR!

  • May 24, 2006 at 9:08 pmsuckoja

    My Gosh!! It’s Out! It’s Out!! it’s REALLY OUT!!!

  • May 24, 2006 at 9:13 pmPakxenon

    Must… finish… FMP all 3 seasons…. then… start… on… this… one………………………….

  • May 24, 2006 at 9:51 pmShinji103

    Dude…wow…holy cow…dang…man…hoo…

    THIS OVA ROCKS THE UNIVERSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

    That shot of Tessa in that sexy pose in the school swimsuit is an instant win! *wolf-whistle x100000000* :D

  • May 24, 2006 at 10:05 pmloplop

    This was great! It makes me wish even more for series 4 to come . . . .

  • May 24, 2006 at 10:13 pmshia

    definitely looking forward to this. altho i’m wondering at the pigs…

  • May 24, 2006 at 10:35 pmshia

    looks great. altho i’m definitely wondering about the pigs

  • May 24, 2006 at 10:38 pmHaesslich

    Downloading the raw, and hoping Bakakozou or someone else subs this quickly. Tessa fanservice, more Tessa in one episode than in half of FMP:Fumoffu and TSR combined…. dancing mecha, evil grin Mao, and the Weber/Clousot ‘fight’ are just icing on a very rich cake. :D

  • May 24, 2006 at 10:58 pmnanashi

    I like how the disclaimer at the end says that translating this is illegal.

  • May 24, 2006 at 10:58 pmHypernova

    Just got owned anal by 2 Computer Systems test and now this! There is a god and he loves me…

  • May 24, 2006 at 11:35 pmmikemil828

    First Squirrel Pron, now Pig Pron……..k

  • May 25, 2006 at 12:02 ampenguin13

    :O ZOMG Tessa just went up to my favorite anime girl of all time!

  • May 25, 2006 at 12:12 amSir Drk Sha

    Oh 5|-|17 I love tessa, this is what I was waiting for……. TESSA TESSA TESSA :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

    My life got sense again!!!!!

    FULL METAL PANIC!

    FUMA FUMAFU FU FUMAA FUMA FUUUUUMAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • May 25, 2006 at 12:13 ammango

    =( no chidori

    but oh well…i have to finish watching TSR when i have the time before i watch this =__= i’m so busy

  • May 25, 2006 at 12:24 amPhil

    I not a fan of chidori, dont hate her but the romatic elements in the show were her just make me less interested.

  • May 25, 2006 at 1:26 amradda

    Wait…is that Mao groping Tess?

    Did…did my dreams just come true? Oh god, I haven’t wanted a fansub of something this bad since…EVER!

  • May 25, 2006 at 1:51 am*Chi*

    Nice, I’m very surprised, didn’t know that there’s going to be a FMP Ova.
    And about Tessa :)
    Nice thing, because she had no chance against Chidori^^ So maybe that’s also a small apology fo Tessa Fans.
    Well, in my opinion Tessa is the cuter one^^
    Don’t know the FMP story after all, watched all the animes, but there seems to be so much stuff around, novels, mangas..
    What is the original story, the Manga or the Anime?
    And I mean FMP, not the second raid, it’s based on a novel.

  • May 25, 2006 at 2:36 amDrmChsr0

    Fanservice shots of Tessa = WIN.
    Tessa molesting Sousuke = WIN.
    Tessa torutrung a subordinate = WIN.
    Pigs Frenching = WIN.
    Tessa in the ED = WIN.
    Mao looking after Tessa = WIN.
    Kalinlin Cooking = WIN.
    Tessa holding Fumofumo doll = WIN.
    Mecha doing stupid shit = WIN.
    Lack of Kaname Chidori = LOSE.

    Then again, who cares about Chowdori LOL.

  • May 25, 2006 at 6:02 amj23knight

    What do you mean by “translating this illegal??” …does it means that no subbed version will be released? NOOOO

  • May 25, 2006 at 7:53 am*Chi*

    Lol, don’t care^^
    Did I mention? My family owned about 100 private police :D

  • May 25, 2006 at 12:00 pmsubaru

    What’s next? Chidori special? :D I hope it’ll as good as this one.

  • May 25, 2006 at 12:46 pmtonbo

    kyo-ani outdid themselves again…

  • May 25, 2006 at 6:48 pmbenihime

    so… Did tessa ever find her bonta-kun again?

  • May 25, 2006 at 6:54 pmdoublex

    As you can see, Sagara stashed it away somewhere.

  • May 25, 2006 at 7:17 pmRasmiel

    Lol I love the last scene. And for once I thought the scene was actually serious.
    I also loved how Aru kept talking like Tessa was an enemy lol.

    *Tessa runs from embarassment*
    Aru: “Enemy has escaped! I recommend pursuing immediately!”

    BTW isn’t the 4th installment called “FMP! Sigma”?

  • May 25, 2006 at 7:18 pmRasmiel

    Oh and also, Sousuke said he gave Bonta-kun to Mao just before the plane took off.

  • May 25, 2006 at 11:05 pmfisherman horizon

    poor Tessa, the stupid Sousuke misunderstood her..

  • May 26, 2006 at 3:13 pm*Chi*

    The OVA is now avaible for download! (sub by Serin)
    But I think the most interesting thing today will be Fate/stay night *-*

  • May 26, 2006 at 3:59 pmWillTRiker

    Baka question, but according to Anidb there are 2 specials to Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid. The Serin sub is from the 2nd. Anyone that can tell me what that first one was about?

  • May 27, 2006 at 1:23 amSyaoran Li

    Hey!

    Did everybody saw the rapody about Clouzot anime… between Detective Conan & Conan, the future boy
    LOL my friends always mistake those two series… and now FMP! gives them a reason.

    Good OVA, FMP! rulz.

  • May 27, 2006 at 8:22 am*Chi*

    @WillTRiker
    Dunno about a second part. That’s the first part of the OVA which was broadcastet. Be sure, if there would have been another episode, Omni would’ve report about it!

  • May 27, 2006 at 11:11 amMog

    this ova is soooo hilaarious, more hilarious than fumofu :p,

  • May 28, 2006 at 1:11 pmCriss89

    Ma che roba è questa…….Nel senso perchè avete fatto un film sl su di lei?sembra che sta a fa la gallina cn aSosuke forze si

  • October 5, 2006 at 2:02 ammrskin

    That was pretty funny! Lol, thanks for the pick me up, I needed that. :)

  • October 17, 2006 at 11:46 amWhisper Chidori

    Well It look cool but still missing the best person in there!! KANAME!!! *sighs* but i guess i watch it cuz still is FMP!! XD

  • November 3, 2006 at 1:38 amgem

    I just got to watch this OVA yesterday and it was very hilarious! Espcecially the thing about Clouzot. He’s an anime otaku! Hahahahaha…very funny.

  • November 10, 2006 at 2:23 pmbing

    she’s hot hot hot!

  • December 18, 2006 at 9:45 amTessa

    hello
    I saw this on google and
    my name is alsow Tessa
    (the same of that girl)
    and I come from Holland
    and I like this pictures
    they’re beatiful!!
    x Tessa

  • January 12, 2007 at 4:24 amRob

    so this is part of tsr. any idea if it will be included in full season box of tsr or if it will be made in english if it isn’t out in english already?

  • February 4, 2007 at 1:42 amTessa

    wo my name is tessa

  • June 2, 2007 at 2:03 amMercurial Georgia

    LOL, Tessa is so cuuute! …and Sousuke too, when he thought she was confessing her love for alcohol.

    I thought the T&A shower scene was a bit…gratuitous…but meh, as long as they have pretty guys as well to balance it out I’ll be fine. I really do adore the Telissa subtext though, I totally think that it would be sweet if Mao and Tessa /eventually/ end up together.

    Now that I think about it, Telissa is sorta like the Full Metal Panic femme version of Pirates of the Caribbean’s Sparrington pairing. OMG! Except, Chidori is much more like Elizabeth Swann, and Sousuke is more like Will Turner.

  • June 25, 2007 at 2:57 pmDVD

    The pig part was just too funny.

  • December 26, 2007 at 1:42 amlurker

    saw in the fmp.abstratica.org that it’s possible there’s a new season.. but I CANT READ JAP!

    help? what does it say here?
    http://www.tdd-1.com/0201/index.html#release

  • June 26, 2008 at 7:25 pmTasha

    Hey, where exactly do you go to watch the episode? D:

  • September 1, 2008 at 1:29 amkelbek

    LOL, I just love how Al was there to tease Sousuke after Tessa walked in drunk and half-naked and made it sound like part of a battle simulation. “your situation is disadvantageous” “you have suffered chest damage” “you are losing the chance to pursue”
    Never noticed how quirky Al is until now.

  • September 14, 2008 at 7:02 pmChimasternmay

    little late but ya just saw this blog and had to say Tessa is awesome.

  • October 20, 2008 at 12:20 ammish

    the ova was awesome, Tessa was so cute.. i could not help myself laughing at what souseke told her. Again, souseke misunderstood things.. :D.