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IS: Infinite Stratos

IS: Infinite Stratos

Alternative Titles

Japanese: IS〈インフィニット・ストラトス〉

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2011 to Apr 1, 2011
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.261 (scored by 104295 users)
Ranked: #23052
Popularity: #110
Members: 166,218
Favorites: 1,357
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

Japan engineered an armed powered exoskeleton "Infinite Stratos" (IS) and it became the mainstream of weapons. Since only women can operate IS, women dominate the society over men. Orimura Ichika is a 15 year old boy and accidentally touches an IS placed in the IS pilot training school. He is found to be the only man who can operate IS and forced to enter the training school. Ichika's busy school life surrounded by girls has begun.

Related Anime

Adaptation: IS: Infinite Stratos
Sequel: IS: Infinite Stratos Encore - Koi ni Kogareru Rokujuusou

Characters & Voice Actors

Alcott, Cecilia
Alcott, Cecilia
Main
Yukana
Japanese
Yukana
Karbowski, Brittney
English
Karbowski, Brittney
Bodewig, Laura
Bodewig, Laura
Main
Grant, Tiffany
English
Grant, Tiffany
Inoue, Marina
Japanese
Inoue, Marina
Dunois, Charlotte
Dunois, Charlotte
Main
Hanazawa, Kana
Japanese
Hanazawa, Kana
Emerick, Shannon
English
Emerick, Shannon
Huang, Lingyin
Huang, Lingyin
Main
Haag, Hilary
English
Haag, Hilary
Shimoda, Asami
Japanese
Shimoda, Asami
...

Staff

Kikuchi, Yasuhito
Director, Storyboard
Nakajima, Toshihiko
Sound Director
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Hayashi, Naotaka
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation



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Jan 21, 2011
DangoSage
IS: Infinite Stratos..
If my Greek isn't so rusty, I would confidently say that "Stratos" means "Skies"
But after watching this anime for the first time, I could conclude that Stratos actually means "Harem"
Why? Because when you're the only guy in a girl school, THERE'S INFINITE HAREMS POSSIBLES! Thus they should rename this anime to Infinite Harems!

Now to tell you the truth, I was a bit reluctant to watch this. Oh sure, harem turns me on, like any normal guy, but mecha genre really turns me off.
But after looking through the mecha suit design, "Hey! You can still see the girls! They're not covered under huge read more
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Apr 1, 2011
Archaeon
One of the problems with the anime industry is the tendency to overuse stereotypes and themes, and many of the studios in Japan continue to operate under the idea that the shows they create will generate a profit in some manner (regardless of the content), through DVD sales or merchandise. The sad fact is that many producers barely break even from one season to the next, which then prompts arguments of piracy, licensing, pricing, distribution costs, etc, all of which seems more than a little strange as while it may appear that the studios have some perfectly valid arguments, they've neglected to talk about one read more
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Mar 19, 2015
saosurvivor69
In general, harem shows are often just about the ecchi/romance and focuses very less on the actual plot that it's constructed on.

Nevertheless, I watch many harem anime just for the lols and the fanservice moments. Sometimes, the character interactions are fun too.

Where I.S. failed even in doing this much is with its extremely annoying main character, Orimura Ichika. I can't write an unbiased opinion of him because I just hate him so much.

There is a fair line of how much your character can be based of a stereotype, Ichika is so overly generic (the extremely dense harem king who just gets the read more
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Nov 28, 2014
Vorcia
Infinite Stratos is a show about some generic Japanese kid (the intended audience) who gets put in an all girl's school because he's the only male in the world who can use a Gundam. This is a major plot point that is heavily referenced and alluded to but never actually explained beyond being referenced because this show doesn't need to have a coherent storyline or characters.

The only reason anyone watches this show is for the qt girls, Germany and France are qtest btw, whose personalities are just based off various pages from TV Tropes. None of them are really important to the plot at read more
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Recommendations

Both shows are harems where the lead male has a power that only females are supposed to have. In the case of IS, it is the ability to pilot a specialized mecha, and in the case of Blade Dance, it is the ability to contract spirits. In both cases, the lead male is forcefully enrolled into an all-girls academy.
In both series, the female characters are the dominant characters as they take the skies and brings about the action with their abilities. The main male protagonist gets acquainted with these characters as some of them develop feelings for him.

There is fan service in both series along with some drama, action, and comedy. Romance is obvious between the main male and female character in both series.

They also take place at a school life setting.
- Girls-only-power (1 exception in IS)...
- "Wears" machines and flies across the sky
- Action, lots of dynamic mid-air battling scenes
- Clumsy, weak main character with great potential who grows fast
- A cool mentor/leader
- Takes team work sometimes to take down enemy
Both have a Certain power that only women/females/girls can use
same atmosphere, same characters and same plot. both are enjoyable harem anime
The guys in the Anime happen to be a special person who is allowed to go to a special school. There are harems involved, plenty of action and crazy chaos.

Opening Theme

"STRAIGHT JET" by Minami Kuribayashi

Ending Theme

#1: "SUPER∞STREAM" by Yoko Hikasa (ep 1)
#2: "SUPER∞STREAM" by Yoko Hikasa and Yukana (eps 2-3)
#3: "SUPER∞STREAM" by Yoko Hikasa, Yukana, and Asami Shimoda (eps 4-5)
#4: "SUPER∞STREAM" by Yoko Hikasa, Yukana, Asami Shimoda, and Kana Hanazawa (eps 6-7)
#5: "SUPER∞STREAM" by Yoko Hikasa, Yukana, Asami Shimoda, Kana Hanazawa, and Marina Inoue (eps 8-12)
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