Infinite Stratos

Infinite Stratos

  • TV-14
  • 2011
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.7  (1,543)

Infinite Stratos, properly written as IS is an anime inspired by a light novel of the same name. Not far from the present day, a Japanese scientist creates an exoskeletal suit of armor and labels it "Infinite Stratos" or IS. With technological and combative measures well beyond any existing weapon system, IS units look to ruin the world rather than head off into outer space as originally designed. This worry leads to the world's nations establishing a "Alaska Treaty," banning the use of IS for military operations and that all existing IS units be equally distributed among all nations. One odd quirk of the IS, is due to only being piloted by women, the world becomes a matriarchal one with women dominating society. The series proper begins a decade after the IS weapons system is introduced. A global peace is shattered with Japanese protagonist Ichika Orimura discovering he possesses the capacity to pilot an IS unit. Realizing the favorable situation this puts them in, the Japanese government sends Ichika to attend the international Infinite Stratos Academy. It is here that Ichika begins his high school years surrounded by beautiful girls. The series is loaded with lots of interesting terminology. The "uchigane" is an IS unit that is strictly for use in training exercises and whose capabilities are the same regardless of the operator. Every IS pilot eventually gains use of a Personal IS whose capabilities and features are as unique as the pilot herself. An IS Core is the personal black box of an IS unit. Mondo Grosso is an IS fighting tournament held every three years, the goal being to break each opponent's Absolute Defense. Absolute Defense is the technical name for a defensive barrier on each IS unit. Its main purpose is to prevent pilot injury. The Impact Cannon, also known as Ryuho, compresses space and fires it as a bullet. Both its barrel and projectile are invisible. An Ignition Boost is a speed burst feature found on most IS units, allowing a temporary surge in speed to catch up with an opponent. Some units can even perform a "Double Ignition Boost." Lastly, the illegal VT System is a piece of technology that allows the pilot to mimic a Mondo Grosso champion's maneuvers.

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Girls Over
12. Girls Over
January 20, 2014
While Ichika battles Madoka's Black Knight IS, Tatenashi engages Squall atop a skyscraper. Meanwghile, Chifuyu and her students become trapped in a monorail containing a time bomb.
Looking for Memories
11. Looking for Memories
January 13, 2014
The IS class goes on a leisurely field trip with the girls vying for Ichika's attention. While leaving, the class is attacked at their various locations by Phantom Task.
Cooking My Way
10. Cooking My Way
January 6, 2014
Amid speculation about how to improve their IS, Cecilia goes to each of her friends in search of the perfect bento lunch for Ichika.
The Requirements for a Hero
9. The Requirements for a Hero
December 30, 2013
A sudden raid by 5 anti IS units sends Ichika and the girls into a tailspin. During the fight, Tatenashi falls unconscious.
Open Your Heart
8. Open Your Heart
December 23, 2013
The girls find out who Ichika has picked for the tag tournament, and are not too happy, leaving them to train like they've never trained before.
Sisters
7. Sisters
December 16, 2013
Ichika has to choose a partner for the next tournament. Naturally, all the girls think she'll be the one to get picked.
The Secret Base
6. The Secret Base
December 8, 2013
Ichika's IS is malfunctioning, so while it's away for repairs Charlotte has agreed to protect him.
Lovely Style
5. Lovely Style
December 1, 2013
Ichika is forced to be the sole judge of a Maiden Battle, where the girls take turns trying to give him the best "service" possible.
The Mysterious Lady
4. The Mysterious Lady
November 25, 2013
The mysterious woman is revealed to be Arachne, and she's after Ichika's IS. A new enemy divulges itself. Will it be too powerful for the girls to handle?
Translucent Chord of Cinderella's Heel
3. Translucent Chord of Cinderella's Heel
November 17, 2013
When a twisted game of Cinderella gets deadly serious Ichika finds himself once again at the whim of 5 beautiful women.
Heart Pain Killer
2. Heart Pain Killer
February 2, 2013
Even though Ichika may be a good fighter the new student council president sees a flaw in him, and she intends to fix it.
The Memory of a Summer
1. The Memory of a Summer
November 3, 2013
Ichika had a prophetic dream involving all of the girls once again fighting an unstoppable foe. Later, Laura and Charlotte go clothes shopping in preparation for their date with Ichika...in which everyone is invited!
Description

Infinite Stratos, properly written as IS is an anime inspired by a light novel of the same name. Not far from the present day, a Japanese scientist creates an exoskeletal suit of armor and labels it "Infinite Stratos" or IS. With technological and combative measures well beyond any existing weapon system, IS units look to ruin the world rather than head off into outer space as originally designed. This worry leads to the world's nations establishing a "Alaska Treaty," banning the use of IS for military operations and that all existing IS units be equally distributed among all nations. One odd quirk of the IS, is due to only being piloted by women, the world becomes a matriarchal one with women dominating society.

The series proper begins a decade after the IS weapons system is introduced. A global peace is shattered with Japanese protagonist Ichika Orimura discovering he possesses the capacity to pilot an IS unit. Realizing the favorable situation this puts them in, the Japanese government sends Ichika to attend the international Infinite Stratos Academy. It is here that Ichika begins his high school years surrounded by beautiful girls.

The series is loaded with lots of interesting terminology. The "uchigane" is an IS unit that is strictly for use in training exercises and whose capabilities are the same regardless of the operator. Every IS pilot eventually gains use of a Personal IS whose capabilities and features are as unique as the pilot herself. An IS Core is the personal black box of an IS unit. Mondo Grosso is an IS fighting tournament held every three years, the goal being to break each opponent's Absolute Defense. Absolute Defense is the technical name for a defensive barrier on each IS unit. Its main purpose is to prevent pilot injury. The Impact Cannon, also known as Ryuho, compresses space and fires it as a bullet. Both its barrel and projectile are invisible. An Ignition Boost is a speed burst feature found on most IS units, allowing a temporary surge in speed to catch up with an opponent. Some units can even perform a "Double Ignition Boost." Lastly, the illegal VT System is a piece of technology that allows the pilot to mimic a Mondo Grosso champion's maneuvers.Infinite Stratos is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (25 episodes). The series first aired on January 6, 2011.

Where to Watch Infinite Stratos

Infinite Stratos is available for streaming on the TBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Infinite Stratos on demand at Hulu and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    January 6, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (1,543)