English Title: Infinite Stratos
Japanese Title: インフィニット・ストラトス — Infinite Stratos — “IS”
Author: Izuru Yumizuru — 弓弦 イズル
Illustrator: CHOCO — ちょこ
Translator: Holm Hinners
Genre: Sci-fi, Mecha, Harem
Original Run: May 2009 – ongoing
English Run: April 2018 – ongoing
Japanese Publisher: MF Bunko J (2009-2011), Overlap Bunko (2013-present)
English Publisher: J-Novel Club
Volumes in Japanese: 12 (In Progress)
Volumes in English: 11 (In Progress)
Average Price Per Volume: Kindle $7 – iBook $7 – Kobo $7
Note: Also available to read online through a J-Novel Club subscription. This series is currently digital-only.
Synopsis: In a world of technological progress, females are the only ones who can pilot the most advanced military unit in history—the Infinite Stratos (IS). With this power, women have seized complete control of all political, social, and economic ventures; leaving men to the fringes of society, made to tend to the whims of their now, female overlords. That is until Orimura Ichika, the sole male found to have IS piloting ability, is thrust into the spotlight, and enrolled at the prestigious IS Academy. Stuck in the middle of a female-dominated population, Ichika sets out to prove men still have a place in this world. Little did he know, he is just the thing these women have been looking for.
Reviews of Infinite Stratos
Season 1: MAL Entry — 12 episodes — Aired January 2011 – April 2011
Season 2: MAL Entry — 12 episodes — Aired October 2013 – December 2013
Note: There are also three OVA episodes and a DVD special.
Crunchyroll (streaming) — Hulu (streaming) — Amazon — RightStuf
Note: Season 1 adapted volumes 1 to 3 and part of 4. Season 2 adapted parts of volumes 5 to 8.
1) IS: Infinite Stratos (Kenji Akaboshi) — MAL Entry — 5 volumes — Published May 2010 – July 2012 (Japan Only)
2) IS: Infinite Stratos (Yuuki Homura) — MAL Entry — Published May 2013 – ongoing (Japan Only)
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