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An anime adaptation for Infinite Stratos was first announced on June 21, 2010 and its official website opening on August 8, 2010. The adaptation will be directed by Yasuhito Kikuchi who also directed Macross Frontier with Eight Bit, who also handled Macross Frontier, animating the adaptation.

The anime began airing in Japan on January 7, 2011 on TBS. Sentai Filmworks has licensed the anime in North America. The Anime Network will simulcast the series on their website. The first 3 episodes will premiere on January 23, 2011, followed with a new episode each week.

A second series titled Infinite Stratos 2 aired from October 3, 2013 to December 19, 2013.

Main Staff

  • Character Designer: Takeyasu Kurashima
  • Chief Animation Director: Takeyasu Kurashima
  • Mecha Designer: Takeshi Takakura
  • Series Script: Atsuhiro Tomioka, Chinatsu Hōjō, and Fumihiko Shimo
  • Composition: Fumihiko Shimo

Music

The anime's soundtrack is composed by Hikaru Nanase, while most of the themes are vocalized by Minami Kuribayashi.

Season 1

  • Opening: Straight Jet by Minami Kuribayashi
  • Ending: Super∞Stream by Yōko Hikasa, Yukana, Asami Shimoda, Kana Hanazawa and Marina Inoue (subsequently).

Season 2

Episode Guide

Season 1

Episode Title Original Air Date Light Novel Equivalent
01 My Classmates are All Girls
(クラスメイトは全員女, Kurasumeito wa Zen'in Onna?)
January 6, 2011 Volume 1, Chapter 1
02 Class Representative Runoff!
(クラス代表決定戦!, Kurasu Daihyō Ketteisen!?)
January 13, 2011 Volume 1, Chapter 2
03 The Transfer Student is my Second Childhood Friend
(転校生はセカンド幼なじみ, Tenkōsei wa Sekando Osananajimi?)
January 20, 2011 Volume 1, Chapter 3
04 Showdown! The Class League Match
(決戦!クラス対抗戦リーグマッチ, Kessen! Kurasu Rīgu Macchi?)
January 27, 2011 Volume 1, Chapter 4
05 Boy Meets Boy
(ボーイ・ミーツ・ボーイ, Bōi Mītsu Bōi?)
February 3, 2011 Volume 2, Chapter 1
06 My Roommate is a Young, Blonde Nobleman
(ルームメイトはブロンド貴公子ジェントル, Rūmumeito wa Burondo Jentoru?)
February 10, 2011 Volume 2, Chapter 2
07 Blue Days ~ Red Switch
(ブルー・デイズ/レッド・スイッチ, Burū Deizu/Reddo Suitchi?)
February 17, 2011 Volume 2, 'Chapter 3
08 Find Out My Mind
(ファインド・アウト・マイ・マインド, Faindo Auto Mai Maindo?)
February 24, 2011 Volume 2, Chapter 4
09 Ocean's Eleven!
(海に着いたら十一時オーシャンズ・イレブン!, Ōshanzu Irebun!?)
March 3, 2011 Volume 3, Chapter 2
10 Thin Red Line
(その境界線の上に立ちシン・レッド・ライン, Shin Reddo Rain?)
March 10, 2011 Volume 3, Chapter 3
11 Get Ready
(ゲット レディ, Getto Redi?)
March 24, 2011 Volume 3, Chapter 4
12 Your Name Is
(君の名はユア・ネーム・イズ, Yua Nēmu Izu?)
March 31, 2011 Volume 3, Epilogue
OVA A Sextet Yearning for Love"
( Koi ni Kogareru Rokujūsō, 恋に焦がれる六重奏?)
December 7, 2011 Volume 4, Chapter 3 & 4

Season 2

Special Editions

Cover Media Contents Extras
IS2 DVD Vol1 Cover.jpeg
  • Episode 13: A Memory of a Summer (Normal and Long Vacation Editions)
  • Non-Credit ED (Version 1)
  • Special CD
  • Character Song: Miraikei Power
  • 1 "One Off Festival 1" Ticket
  • IS2 Official Data Booklet
  • Premium Rare "Five Cross" Card "IS01-P02"

Episodes

Episode Title Original Air Date Light Novel Equivalent
01 A Memory of a Summer
(一夏ひとなつの想いで, Hitonatsu no Omoide?)
October 3, 2013 Volume 4, Chapter 2
Blu-Ray DVD 1 Story
02 Heart Pain Killer
(恋スル☆舌下錠ハート・ペインキラー, Hāto Peinkirā?)
October 10, 2013 Volume 5 Chapter 1 & 2
03 Translucent Chord of Cinderella's Heel
(硝子少女シンデレラ・ヒールの透色和音, Shinderera Hīru no Sukiiro Waon?)
October 17, 2013 Volume 5, Chapter 3
04 Mysterious Lady (episode)|Mysterious Lady
(ミステリアス・レイディ, Mi?)
October 24, 2013 Volume 5, Chapter 4 & Epilouge
05 Lovely Style
(ラブリー・スタイル, Raburī Sutairu?)
October 31, 2013 Volume 6, Epilouge
06 Pride of a Maiden (The Secret Base)
(乙女の矜持ザ・シークレット・ベース, Za Shīkuretto Bēsu (Otome no Kyōji)?)
November 7, 2013 Volume 7, Chapter 1
07 Sisters
(シスターズ, Shisutāzu?)
November 14, 2013 Volume 7, Chapter 1 & 2
08 Open Your Heart
(オープン・ユア・ハート, Ōpun Yua Hāto?)
November 21, 2013 Volume 7, Chapter 2 & 3
09 What it Takes to Be a Hero|What It Takes To Be A Hero
(ヒーローの条件, Hīrō no Jōken?)
November 28, 2013 Volume 7, Chapter 4
10 Cooking My Way
(クッキング・マイ・ウェイ, Kukkingu Mai Wei?)
December 05, 2013 Volume 8, Chapter 4
11 Looking For Memories
(恋こがれ京舞台ルッキング・フォー・メモリーズ, Rukkingu Fō Memorīzu (Koi-kogare Kyōbutai)?)
December 12, 2013
12 Girls Over
(ガールズオーバー, Gāruzu Ōbā?)
December 12, 2013

Cast

Trivia

  • The fight scenes involving the IS alternates between drawings and CGI.
  • The anime excludes/changes certain aspects of the light novel.
  • One thing to note about the ending theme sequences of Season 1 is that, from episode 1 to 9, they depict Ichika and all the IS pilot girls close to him running in a certain sequence. Ichika is in front of the girl who most recently joined his side following close behind. After a small gap, the rest of the girls follow, lined in the order they are introduced. From episode 10, the ending sequences change slightly to just show the girls running, after Ichika, in the order introduced.
  • Throughout the whole anime, not a single tournament was complete due to disruptions.
  • The second season with blood scenes restricts the series' age recommendation to be put to 17+.
  • A few episodes of Season 2 are anime-exclusive only with small important parts from the light novel, all involving Phantom Task.
  • Similar to Season 1, the ending theme sequences of season 2 depict Ichika and the IS pilot girls running. However, the background shows the inactive form of the personal pilot IS's and then the pilot in casual clothes. The order is the same as when they were introduced. For episode 12, it has all of the pilots (not their IS's) is the opposite order of their ending following Ichika and Tatenashi (Kanzashi, Laura, Charlotte, Lingyin, Ceclia and Houki). In the end, it shows Ichika and Chifuyu getting their picture taken with one more girl each episode until all of them are there.