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Light Novel 'IS: Infinite Stratos' to Have a New TV Series

by symbv
Apr 8, 2013 7:10 AM | 221 Comments
According to the official campaign page for the republishing of light novel "IS: Infinite Stratos" by the new publisher Overlap, the light novel will get a new TV series. No other details are available yet. In the new version of the light novel, the character designs have changed due to the illustrator changing from okiura to CHOCO.

In addition, the following is the publication schedule:
Apr 25th - Vol.8 (including a deluxe edition containing a DVD), Vol.1 & 2
May 25th - Vol.3
Jun 25th - Vol.4
Jul 25th - Vol.5
Aug 25th - Vol.6 & 7

Source: image from the official campaign page

IS: Infinite Stratos 2 on MAL

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Newhopes said:
I found IS pretty dull it wasn't bad it was just a forgettable run of the mill harem show, I'll watch the second season but not really expecting anything from it.


You're right to not. I read up to Novel 6, and it's pretty the same... He(Don't remember his name, he's forgettable) gets a training arc and 2 new chicks... That's it.

Sep 28, 2013 3:10 PM by GodlyKyon

I found IS pretty dull it wasn't bad it was just a forgettable run of the mill harem show, I'll watch the second season but not really expecting anything from it.

Sep 28, 2013 2:25 PM by Newhopes

Literally the only thing that I felt good about this series was the fact Charlotte existed. I could hardly distinguish the female cast, especially Lin and Houki

Well, this show also got a unholy amount of H-Doujin for some reason.

Sep 28, 2013 12:59 PM by GodlyKyon

Stark700 said:
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-08-10/infinite-stratos-2-gets-original-blu-ray/dvd-anime-in-october
More IS news.

PV for that:

Just saw this pv in the livestream, can't wait for the swimsuit OVA!

Sep 28, 2013 11:24 AM by VioLink

*Prepares a box of tissues next to the bed.....

Sep 24, 2013 1:49 PM by KillJoyMafia

symbv said:
GodlyKyon said:
People actually like houki? What the heck is so good about her? She is like, THE most boring heroine in the series.
Boring woman can be good too.


When it comes to fictitious characters? I'm not even talking about a girl that's the perfect waifu with no dimensions/depth, but I am talking about a girl doesn't act anything outside of her stereotype

Charlotte and Laura were the only memorable ones for me...

symbv said:
Stark700 said:
PV for that:
Any difference from what Saudades posted just 4 hours back?
http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=582911&show=200#msg24227881


He's Stark700, that's why

Sep 24, 2013 1:41 PM by GodlyKyon

will he finally do the houki pouki?

Sep 24, 2013 5:22 AM by supersonicstrut

One more week..
-(-o_o-)-

Sep 23, 2013 11:23 PM by Gressa

Stark700 said:
PV for that:
Any difference from what Saudades posted just 4 hours back?
http://myanimelist.net/forum/?topicid=582911&show=200#msg24227881

Aug 10, 2013 7:46 AM by symbv

sixa said:
despite its success of anime, Japanese ppl hate the original light novels of IS...
http://www.amazon.co.jp/product-reviews/4906866123/
means 8-bit is a really talented anime studio?
The link you provided is for vol.8 which is not yet animated, so how do we know if 8-bit is a really talented anime studio looking at the review for this volume?? That said, even if we checked the earlier volumes, the opinions were pretty divided. Basically it is like SAO, it is popular but has a lot of vocal detractors too, and 8-bit indeed helped boost the popularity of the franchise a lot (but perhaps also boosted the number of detractors, though perhaps not as much as what the anime adaptation did for SAO)

Anyway, the author of IS, Yumizuru Izuru, has been viewed by many people as doing a lot of eccentric self-promotion but little effort in his writing since the huge success of IS, and many also see that he has got lazier and sloppier in this vol.8. If you read the reviews more closely, quite many said specifically this vol.8 is definitely a turn for the worse compared to vol.7.

Aug 10, 2013 7:06 AM by symbv

despite its success of anime, Japanese ppl hate the original light novels of IS...
http://www.amazon.co.jp/product-reviews/4906866123/

means 8-bit is a really talented anime studio?

Aug 10, 2013 6:50 AM by sixa

GodlyKyon said:
People actually like houki? What the heck is so good about her? She is like, THE most boring heroine in the series.
Boring woman can be good too.

Aug 10, 2013 6:29 AM by symbv

Soulstrikes said:
am i the only one who watch it for the characters zzzzzzz plot is meh lol but characters are 10/10 notch :P

bring on season 2

No... The characters were 1/5, meaning, there was only 1 out of 5 that was good, LOL.

EternalSharingan said:
Despite the criticisms this series has recieved (and I am not hating on people for finding faults in the series, every show has them), I think that the first season was actually pretty good. It was entertaining to say the least, and I will follow this second season also, in high anticipation.

However, I also believe that this second season may potentially redeem the series, that is if the company thats doing the new character designs and such can pull it off. (Im leaving it to personal opinion here.) We will just have to wait and see I suppose ^.^;

Plus, more Charlotte cant be a bad thing ~.^

I suppose, but the way she acted out of character during the beach scene almost ruined her for me. Overall, I am very skeptical about the second season, I can't even remember what happened in the light novel that I read for the most part, damn.

Flume said:
Saudades said:
PV



Nice, I thought the character designs would've been different because of those preview posters but they're about the same so that's great

More Houki is always good

That music reminded me of SAO's first opening
People actually like houki? What the heck is so good about her? She is like, THE most boring heroine in the series.

Heck, even Rin is better than her.

Aug 10, 2013 6:28 AM by GodlyKyon

Saudades said:
PV
This is for both the season 2 AND a OVA to be released on Oct 30th. Selling a OVA while the TV anime series is airing is very interesting strategy. Need to start a new thread for the OVA now...

Aug 10, 2013 6:15 AM by symbv

Great, they really kept the designs :D

Aug 10, 2013 4:44 AM by HauntingShock

Saudades said:
PV



Nice, I thought the character designs would've been different because of those preview posters but they're about the same so that's great

More Houki is always good

That music reminded me of SAO's first opening

Aug 10, 2013 3:51 AM by FaZe_Flume




Chiwa Saito as Sarashiki Tatenashi
Suzuko Mimori as Sarashiki Kanzashi

OP: "True Blue Traveler" by mbak Minami Kuribayashi
ED: "BEAUTIFUL SKY" by mbak Yoko Hikasa

Aug 10, 2013 3:49 AM by deezet34

PV

Aug 10, 2013 3:31 AM by Saudades

There is now even a game (for PS3 and PS Vita) to match the new season of anime. To be released in winter.

http://5pb.jp/games/is2/
http://dengekionline.com/elem/000/000/689/689260/

Aug 9, 2013 6:24 AM by symbv