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IS: Infinite Stratos

Alternative Titles

English: Infinite Stratos
Synonyms: IS
Japanese: IS 〈インフィニット・ストラトス〉


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
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.991 (scored by 221,082 users)
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Ranked: #37722
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Popularity: #176
Members: 385,974
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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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Kikuchi, Yasuhito
Director, Storyboard
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Nakajima, Toshihiko
Sound Director
Kawamura, Tomoyuki
Episode Director

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"STRAIGHT JET" by Minami Kuribayashi

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#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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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
Apr 22, 2014
Valefor (All reviews)
There are many ways to describe your own thoughts about an anime: you might say you liked it, you might say you hated it or you might say it's Infinite Stratos.

Infinite Stratos is a major example of what a series about love, action, robots and comedy would look like if you were to remove the action robo-love comedy parts. Still, there are invisible quantic panties so yeah, that's science and storytelling for you.

As for the plot, it all revolves around naked girls and some kind of powerful lethal war machine that can only be used by naked girls called Infinite Stratos. You might wonder how read more
Nov 28, 2014
GriffithIsRight (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


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