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Mecha Light Novel Infinite Stratos To Be Animated

by dtshyk
Jun 21, 2010 4:19 PM | 82 Comments
According to MJ Bunko's news letter, Yumizuru Izuru's light novel "IS <Infinite Stratos>" was announced to get a TV anime adapation.

Cover of IS novel vol.1
Picture of the main mecha "IS"

IS novel has been published by Media Factory since May 2009 and a manga adapation has been serialized in Comic Alive since May 2010.

Japan engineered an armed powered exoskeleton "Infinite Stratos" (IS) and it became the mainstream of weapons. Since only women can operate IS, women dominate the society over men. Orimura Ichika is a 15 year old boy and accidentally touches an IS placed in the IS pilot training school. He is found to be the only man who can operate IS and forced to enter the training school. Ichika's busy school life surrounded by girls has begun.

Source: Scan of Sono Namo J vol.96

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I been reading plot/chara-summary spoilers on this series for a while now. From what I read, it sounds promising from how I look at it. Cant wait til it airs next month.

Dec 13, 2010 8:20 AM by NoirFrost

tot said:
anybody know Fan rinin IS's name ? and Dunois too?

Senron and Rafale Revive Custom

Dec 9, 2010 12:06 PM by gyrobot

Seeing the trailer makes me wanna see it so badly :D

Dec 8, 2010 7:25 AM by SayaViking

anybody know Fan rinin IS's name ? and Dunois too?

Dec 4, 2010 10:08 PM by tot

I'll watch this as long as the harem parts don't get annoying, and the mecha parts own.

Nov 23, 2010 1:54 AM by frlfjhkjgi8

New PV out


Nov 22, 2010 8:46 AM by gyrobot

I think I'll pass on this one.

Nov 17, 2010 6:04 AM by Colonel_Mustard

awesome-49 said:
How many episodes do you think this show will have if the writer stops writing?

13 Episode like most LN Adaptations.

And I am pretty excited about this series. To be honest, to see MF Bunko J get this as their adaptation is really an attempt to see how well does mecha musume and harem mix. This series has the advantage of being on cable channels rather then PPV

Nov 17, 2010 12:00 AM by gyrobot

something in the trailer reminds me of strike freedom.

Oct 30, 2010 1:42 PM by SoFarGone

mecha light novel?
like gundam unicorn sound good to me

Oct 23, 2010 10:10 PM by Captain-Z

How many episodes do you think this show will have if the writer stops writing?

Oct 23, 2010 9:19 PM by awesome-49

i hope male protagonist not some useless male
who watch the girl Fight and just watch it from far away

Oct 23, 2010 5:34 AM by faythz

Look - we can keep the harem, just as long as I get some well animated mecha, then I don't give a fuck.
It needs to be frequent, and fucking awesome.
For example, his accelerating rapidly then a quick slow mo to hip ripping someone to shreds.
Sure he's shy and all, but that can be changed if give him a battle personality. Fuck yeah.

Oct 16, 2010 7:12 AM by Sucrose

"He is found to be the only man who can operate IS and forced to enter the training school. Ichika's busy school life surrounded by girls has begun."

I know where this is going...
I'll check it out anyway since I'm caught in the middle of a mecha phase.

Oct 14, 2010 11:43 PM by Akimoto_Kimura

I'll probably be watching this too.
The art looks great.

Oct 14, 2010 5:30 PM by Kyle

Read the synopsis, sounds a bit meh at first, then I saw the trailer and IT HAS FUNNELS!!! Must watch!!

Sep 29, 2010 11:39 PM by RedSuisei

more mecha is always welcome

but harem ? ...

Sep 26, 2010 7:33 AM by supersayen

AeroSky said:
Does anyone who has read the novels rate the action scenes in the novel?

Since people have been wondering, and since I've read the novels (well only 3/5 currently), I shall try my best to address some questions.

First, I suppose it seems like an average harem show, but with some mecha thrown in. And yeah, the mechas are kinda cool (but open cockpits? well apparently they have barriers or something so it's safe?) and there are quite alot of action scenes ( already 2 in the first novel, generally quite long) which are quite detailed and from what I've seen from the trailers, seem to be quite nicely executed.

Mechas have names and are upgraded, and there are about 5 female leads currently (most are stereotypes eg. tsundere, token loli, ojousama but there is a reverse trap that interests me the most)

Oh and just to clarify, the male lead isn't spineless (not like er...I forgot his name...that guy in Omamori Himari.....or Shinji in Evangelion)....rather he is more of the normal during school time, quite badass during battles kind of lead( think Akuto from Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou...but less GAR) Didn't disappoint me that's for sure (I can't tolerate spineless male leads either).

Overall it's smack in the middle of harem and mecha, not that it's a bad thing though...definitely my cup of tea. Looking forward to it...and btw does anybody know the studio producing it? I've personally never really heard of it.

And yeah, the writer is ill now, and may stop writing (oh noes) so hope he gets better.

Sep 26, 2010 7:01 AM by whalzen

Looks interesting! I hope the writer will get better. D:

Aug 25, 2010 3:01 PM by CruelComedy

Waiting for episodes. Liked much!

Aug 10, 2010 8:05 PM by bereta002

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