Sousuke arrives late for his exams, but is allowed to take them anyway. At MITHRIL’s base in Australia, Tessa watches as Blueno is being interrogated.
Minami Kaze （南風), sung by Shimokawa Mikuni, is the opening song to FMP! The Second Raid. Shimokawa-san has sung all three opening songs for the Full Metal Panic! series.
Chidori finds Sousuke carefully taking apart a car in the school parking lot, checking it for bombs. Before she can berate him too much, he gets a call with orders and heads off, leaving Chidori to explain the mess to their teacher.
Picking up where we left off last week, our heroes have been ambushed by Gates and the sisters. Xia Yu Lan beats up on Mao, smashing her through a door, but neither one is able to hurt the other badly, though Xia Yu Lan does appear to have the upper hand.
Sousuke is called to base while he’s at school. Apparently Gates and company have kidnapped some people in Nanjing, China and escaped with the help of his ASs. Sousuke arrives at a briefing by Kalinin and Tessa who explain that the prisoners are being held in an underground facility.
Sousuke finds out from Kazama that some candid photos were taken of Chidori and posted on the internet. He goes on alert, confronting everyone who approaches her in the classic Sousuke way (which is followed by the classic Chidori beatdown).
Warning: Even more Nudity and Violence Inside!
We open with a guerilla war going on in the Republic of Balic. Government troops are ready to kill a group of civilians gathered in front of a church when Sousuke and company show up, decimating them.
I have to say this has definately shot up to my most anticipated now (granted, we’ve already started the season). This looks pretty amazing and there’s more of what I love about FMP’s action and comedy. Oh and the new OP, 南風, by 下川みくに (Shimokawa Mikuni) is really good. It’s already stuck in my head.
Short Summary:A newscast tells of fighting in a country called Manistan. The shot changes to a desert environment where there are several slave workers being watched over by an AS and some guys with guns. An old man falls down from exhaustion and the leader is about to beat him …