IS: Infinite Stratos

Infinite Stratos

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Synonyms: IS
Japanese: IS 〈インフィニット・ストラトス〉
English: Infinite Stratos
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2011 to Apr 1, 2011
Premiered: Winter 2011
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:25 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: 8bit
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, Sci-FiSci-Fi, EcchiEcchi
Themes: HaremHarem, MechaMecha
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.661 (scored by 338329338,329 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #55222
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #294
Members: 585,715
Favorites: 2,193

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An exoskeleton weapon engineered by Japan, Infinite Stratos (IS) can be piloted only by women. Its power and combat prowess are so immense that an international treaty has been signed banning its use as a military asset.

When it is discovered that 15-year-old Ichika Orimura is the only male capable of steering an IS, he is forcibly enrolled in the Infinite Stratos Academy: an all-female boarding school, the students of which graduate to become IS pilots. At this training school, Ichika is reunited with two of his childhood friends, Houki Shinonono and Lingyin Huang, and befriends Cecilia Alcott, an IS representative from the United Kingdom.

Guided by the legendary pilot Chifuyu Orimura—their strict homeroom teacher and Ichika's older sister—Ichika and the girls will need to use everything at their disposal to defend themselves and their academy against the dangers that will arise during the course of their thrilling school life.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kikuchi, Yasuhito
Director, Storyboard
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Nakajima, Toshihiko
Sound Director
Kanegae, Tooru
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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"STRAIGHT JET" by Minami Kuribayashi

Ending Theme

1: "SUPER∞STREAM" by Yoko Hikasa (eps 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)

Apr 1, 2011
Archaeon (All reviews)
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
Sep 23, 2013
GodlyKyon (All reviews)
With the dawn of the second season, I think it's time to revisit an old friend. In this review, I will attempt to describe IS: Infinite Stratos and it's components, then give you it's worth as a series.

The basic premise of Infinite Stratos is set in a world where armored mecha suit, the Infinite Stratos is invented, thus rendering all other technology obsolete. One catch, this suit can only be worn by women.

While this was an interesting premise, the setting itself just attracts questions. Why can only women wear it? What has the effects of this technology had on society? What happened to the political read more
Nov 28, 2014
HighIQGigaChad (All reviews)
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
Mar 6, 2011
Exkalamity (All reviews)
Infinte Stratos has absolutely dreadful plot but top notch harem romance comedy and fan service. The key to enjoying this anime is to completely ignore the attempts at plot throughout the anime while savoring the characters and their fanservice. Infinte Stratos' premise is begins with our main protagonist, Orimura Ichika, just happens to be the only male that can pilot the Infinite Stratos mecha unit, which was thought to be only compatible with females. Thus our main protagonist is sent of to the IS academy and becomes the only male in a sea of females. And by stint of being male, he becomes the most read more

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