Stratos 4

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Japanese: ストラトス・フォー


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


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Popularity: #5727
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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)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Mori, Takeshi
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director
Masuhara, Mitsuyuki
Episode Director
Suzuki, Kaoru
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"1st Priority" by Melocure

Ending Theme

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


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 ...

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It’s time to ditch the text file.
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