Stratos 4

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ストラトス・フォー


Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 5, 2003 to Mar 30, 2003
Premiered: Winter 2003
Broadcast: Sundays at 00:30 (JST)
Producers: Bandai Visual
Studios: Studio Fantasia
Source: Original
Genres: ComedyComedy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.621 (scored by 51215,121 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #61202
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #5871
Members: 12,785
Favorites: 48

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Synopsis

The Earth has developed a defense system against large meteorites that are on a collision course with it. This protection system is made up of the Comet Blasters based in several space stations as the 1st line of defense, using nuclear warheads launched by spaceships. The 2nd line of defense consists of the Meteor Sweepers launching from ground airbases using hypersonic planes with special missiles to deal with the resulting debris from the blasts. Mikaze is a troubled girl that is a trainee pilot for a Meteor Sweeper team that dreams of becoming a prestigious Comet Blaster pilot. Stratos 4 revolves around Mikaze's and her teammates' challenges to become real pilots, while the Earth faces the threats that come from space.

(Source: ANN, edited by Falre)

Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director
Masuhara, Mitsuyuki
Episode Director


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"1st Priority" by Melocure
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Ending Theme

1: "Himawari" by Melocure (eps 1-12)
2: "So Far, So Near" by Melocure (eps 13)




Reviews

Feb 7, 2007
Stratos 4 is a fun Sci-Fi series focusing mainly on Honjo Mikaze’s struggle to first find her way and then with the other members of her Meteor Sweeper team, realize their dreams. Throughout the anime, humor abounds as well as drama, government conspiracies and plenty of fan service. Attention to technical details is top-notch. A majority of the aircraft and spacecraft are not out of this world, brand new hardware but are retrofitted cold-war era American and Soviet designs. This quite closely mirrors what may actually happen in reality, where we faced with the same situation. That being said, Stratos 4 is neither deep ...
Jan 3, 2024
Mixed Feelings
The plot happens in the not far off future when Earth always faces danger from rain of meteors. To fight this, a team of young and good-looking ladies called Comet Blasters is made. Their mission is to stop the big rocks falling from space before they can hurt anyone or anything. The tale is about four girls, called Shizuha, Ayamo and Karin. They are working to be Meteor Sweepers - a team that takes care of the pieces left behind after big stars break into smaller ones. Everyone wants to be a Comet Blaster, but only the top Meteor Sweepers are allowed for tests.

Mikaze, who ...

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