This anime is a combination of different genres, including mecha and comedy. There’s something called an Infinite Stratos for ladies only. A guy has it too, but he’s the only one.
This property was first a light novel series that became a manga, an anime, and several OVAs. The show Infinite Stratos was popular at one time. But it has not been on TV for eight years. It might not be coming back on TV soon, but maybe later.
Infinite Stratos: The Plot & Origin
Infinite Stratos started as a novel series. The first manga adaptation was from the original author Izuru Yumizuru and illustrated by Okiura. Five manga volumes were released over two years. The Infinite Stratos second manga adaptation was from the same author, except it had eight volumes and lasted longer than two years.
The story is about a technology called Infinite Stratos. It is an armoured exoskeleton, and women can only use it. This has made them powerful, and the power has shifted to them. Ten years after the society changed, Ichika Orimura was able to use Infinite Stratos. He went to school and found that he was surrounded by girls who were also training in exoskeleton pilots. Amid all the sexual tension, there is also a dangerous situation of what seems like a normal life at school.
Infinite Stratos Season 3: Latest News
There are 12 episodes in seasons 1 and 2 of the anime. There is also an OVA, Infinite Stratos Encore: A Sextet Yearning for Love. The anime is called Infinite Stratos 2. It has 12 episodes too! In these seasons, two OVAs were made. These OVAs are called Long Vacation Edition and World Purge-hen. Since then, there was no new animation or anything from the franchise in Infinite Stratos in terms of animated adaptations, so fans wonder if this is it for the series or not.
Sadly, there is no news about the show to tell if it will continue or be cancelled. The problem is that there are not many light novels. The light novels have been going on for a while, but they don’t have much content to make another season. There might not be the third season of the TV show because it has been 8 years since Season 2. And even if people found ways to make this happen, the show likely wouldn’t come out until next year. With any other parts of the franchise finished or almost finished, it doesn’t seem like there will be any new content for this anime.
Infinite Stratos: Cast
Infinite Stratos has many characters, and a few of them are important. This is a short description of each main character.
Ichika Orimura: Ichika is a boy who can pilot the IS. He goes to school, and he has a sister named Chifuyu. And because Ichika is a boy, he gets lots of attention and fame because no one else can do what he does. At Academy, I am assigned to the Byakushiki IS. I want to be the best and train hard. But sometimes other people are better at tactics than me, and they beat me. Sometimes girls like me but I don’t know why because I don’t remember anything about them.
Houki Shinonono: Another person who is just like Ichika came to the IS Academy. His name is Houki, and he is from his hometown. They haven’t seen each other for six years, but they are friends. I think that Houki does something with a sword because he has a sword-shaped symbol on his forehead.
Cecilia Alcott: Cecilia is also a first-year student at the IS Academy. She used to live in England, but now she lives in Japan. Cecilia is one of the IS cadets from England. Three years ago, her parents died in a train accident, and she became an orphan. Cecilia pilots the Blue Tears IS and falls in love with Ichika later on.
Lingyin Huang: Lingyin is a friend from Ichika’s past. In junior high school, she used to help Lingyin when people bullied her because of where she was from. Lingyin pilots the Ryuhou IS in the show.
Charlotte Dunois: Another first-year student at the IS Academy, Charlotte is a cadet representative from France. Charlotte is originally introduced as “Charles” and says that he’s the second male IS pilot in the world. But Ichika finds out that “Charles” is actually a girl, so they fall in love with each other.
Laura Bodewig: Laura’s cadet from Germany at the IS Academy is a genetically engineered super-soldier. She has served under the command of Ichika’s sister, Chifuyu. Laura really admires her.