Infinite Stratos


#1

###Infinite Stratos

Genres: action, comedy, romance, science fiction
Themes: academy, fanservice, harem, Mecha
Objectionable content: Mild
Number of episodes: 12
Vintage: 2011-01-06

Plot Summary: Infinite Stratos (IS), a weaponized exoskeleton system, has become the dominant tool of warfare and conflict. Unfortunately for the men in society, only women are able to operate Infinite Stratos…with very few exceptions. One of those exceptions is Ichika Orimura, an orphan raised by his older sister, who is herself a famous IS pilot. When his compatibility with Infinite Stratos is discovered after he accidentally touches one at the age of 15, he is given a scholarship and enrolled in a school that specializes in training IS pilots. Which means an interesting life surrounded by girls for this shy, unassuming boy.

ANN Info Page
####Watch on the Anime Network Online Player

###Infinite Stratos Encore: Sextet of Burning Love / Infinite Stratos Encore: Koi ni Kogareru Rokujūsō (OAV)

Genres: comedy, drama, romance
Themes: harem
Objectionable content: Significant
Number of episodes: 1
Vintage: 2011-11-25

Plot Summary: Charlotte goes over to Ichika’s house during summer vacation in order to spend a day alone with him. However, Houki, Cecilia, Laura, and Lingyin all have the same plan. The six of them then spend the day together playing games and making dinner. Later that summer, Houki is working at the Shinonono Shrine’s festival and is surprised to see Ichika. She is given time off from working the booth and was about to walk around the festival alone with him when they are joined by Ran. After Ran goes back to her brother, Houki confesses to Ichika, but the noise from the fireworks drowns her out.

ANN Info Page

###Infinite Stratos 2

Genres: action, romance, science fiction, tournament
Themes: fanservice, harem, mecha, school, school life
Objectionable content: Significant
Number of episodes: 12
Vintage: 2013-10-03

Plot Summary: There are probably worse things that can happen to Ichika Orimura besides being the first male on the planet capable of driving an Infinite Stratos powered suit. Rivalry between his childhood pals Lingyin and Houki was bad, but keeping his dignity intact when British and German pilots Cecillia and Laura joined in the melee was even worse. The femme fatales have ended their conquest scenarios and the school still wants to take a shot as the mecha maiden mayhem continues in INFINITE STRATOS 2!

####Watch Infinite Stratos 2 on TAN Online
####Watch Infinite Stratos 2 on CrunchyRoll
####Infinite Stratos 2 info on ANN
####Infinite Stratos 2 Official TBS JP Homepage

Sentai Filmworks Press Release (S2)

Infinite Stratos 2: Long Vacation Edition (OAV) Vintage: 2013-10-30
Infinite Stratos 2: World Purge (OAV) Vintage: 2014-11-26


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Per PR:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

[size=16]SENTAI FILMWORKS LICENSES INFINITE STRATOS[/size]

HOUSTON, January 18, 2011—Sentai Filmworks today announced its acquisition of INFINITE STRATOS, the latest hit anime series from 8-Bit (Durarara!!). Based on the series of hit novels by Izuru Yumizuru that have already spawned a hit manga and internet radio series, INFINITE STRATOS takes the battle of the sexes to a new level, flipping conventional gender relationships through a maverick series of high speed inverted power rolls over the course of 12 extraordinary episodes!

10 years ago, the development of the revolutionary Infinite Stratos powered exoskeleton changed the world’s balance of power overnight… but unfortunately, while the distribution of IS systems to every nation on Earth HAS ushered in a new era of peace, the fact that only women have thus far been able to pilot the Stratos systems has sent the relationship between the XX and XY-chromosomed halves of the human race into a spiraling tailspin! So when 15 year old Ichika Orimura is suddenly discovered to be the first male with the ability to control an IS, whatever plans he might have had for his own future are tossed out the window even as he’s thrown to the wolves and enrolled at the otherwise entirely female Infinite Stratos Academy by order of the Japanese government! It’s one Boy Vs. all the Girls, and the question isn’t who’ll come out on top… it’s who will survive the educational experience in INFINITE STRATOS!

About Sentai Filmworks:
Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, including hit series like Clannad, Gintama, Eyeshield 21 and hit movies like Appleseed. Sentai Filmworks programs can be found on home video distributed by Ingram Entertainment, Baker & Taylor, Section23Films, The Right Stuff and other good and fine distributors. Digital product offerings may be found at iTunes, Netflix, Amazon, Zune Marketplace, Anime Network, Playstation Network and YouTube.


#3

I will definitely be checking this one out. One great thing about simulcasting here is that a VOD run is likely to follow shortly afterward. So I will probably not finish this streaming as I didn’t HOTD or Daimao, but I will probably rewatch the entirety when it hits TV.


#4

Looks really interesting, can’t wait for it to hit, I’ll definitely be watching this when it hits.


#5

This has claimed my interest as well. Will watch.


#6

I’ll be checking this out as soon as the Steelers/Jets game is over. Go Pittsburgh.
Slick


#7

So over the next weekend I am actually going to try to get the online player to work for me, prepare for a report about my problem.

I really want to watch more of this show, and legittly too. Good job.


#8

Maybe it’s just me, but Houki Shinonono kinda looks like a slightly more ‘mature’ Mikan Yuuki - from To Love Ru.


#9
[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Infinite-Stratos/All-My-Classmates-Are-Female/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 01 is now LIVE![/b]
[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Infinite-Stratos/Class-Representative-Selection-Match/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 02 is now LIVE![/b]
[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Infinite-Stratos/The-Transfer-Student-is-the-Second-Childhood-Friend/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 03 is now LIVE![/b]

#10

This looks interesting, I’ll be checking this out!


#11

I watched episode 3, comprehend that at my internet speed. Why can’t TAN have a buffer, or at least add it to Hulu, get some ad revenue…

As for the episode

So another girl, great and I love how cliché this actually is numbering the childhood friends. The fight next episode should be good and Ichika is an idiot

This episode gave me a real Akamatsu vibe, might explain why ANN hates it and I like it.


#12

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Mecha that can only be piloted by women, except for one boy… reminds me of Dual! -


#13

I just finished the first 3 episodes, and I liked it much more than I expected. It has the potential to be a decent series. I am hoping future episodes have more action than fluff.
Slick


#14

As lame as the first episode was, I’m glad I stuck around for 2 and 3. This has turned out to be better than I initially thought it would be, and I’ll probably watch the whole thing. Decent pick up TAN!


#15

Just finished up eps. 01-03

Though it does seem to have the usual harem trappings, it actually seems like a pretty decent show so far.

I did however enjoy the the first three eps. and ep. 03 ended on a cliffhanger, which I really like, since it is ment to bring the watcher back for the next ep.

I’m still sad that they didn’t pick up Maho Shojo Madoka Magica instead, but I’ll definitely be keeping up with this one.


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[quote=TheCoffeeGod]
Though it does seem to have the usual harem trappings, it actually seems like a pretty decent show so far.[/quote]

http://www.mania.com/infinite-stratos-episode-0103_article_127920.html

[quote]In Summary:
Infinite Stratos is predictably entertaining. So far, there is nothing here that has not been done before plenty of times. But still, I found myself having a lot of fun with it. I do not yet have a sense of where it is going overall, but what I have seen has been decent. I do not expect it to be mind-blowing, but as long as it stays the course and keeps entertaining, I will be perfectly happy. Mildly recommended so far.[/quote]


#17
[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Infinite-Stratos/Showdown-The-Class-League-Match/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 04 is now LIVE![/b]

#18
[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Infinite-Stratos/Boy-Meets-Boy/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 05 is now LIVE![/b]

#19

I just started watching this today, and it looks like it’ll get pretty intense in the coming episodes! (only seen ep 1 so far)

What’s up with the trend of guys doing things exclusive to females lately?? Between this and Kampfer…


#20
[url=http://www.theanimenetwork.com/Anime/Infinite-Stratos/My-Roommate-is-a-Young-Blonde-Nobleman/Watch][/url] [b]Episode 06 is now LIVE![/b]