Infinite Stratos
Kanji インフィニット・ストラトス
Romanji Infinitto Sutoratosu
Genre Harem, Romance, Comedy, Sci-fi
Light Novels
written by Izuru Yumizuru
Illustrated by Okiura
Published by Media Factory(Volumes 1-7) OVERLAP(Volume 8)
Original Run May 25, 2009 – ongoing
Volumes 8
TV Anime
Directed by Yasuhito Kikuchi
Music by Hikaru Nanase
Studio 8-Bit
Licensed by Madman Entertainment, Sentai Filmworks, MVM Films
Network JAITS, AT-X, TwellV, Niconico, Tokyo MX
Original Run Janurary 6, 2011 – March 31, 2011
October 3, 2013 – ongoing
Episodes 12 (Season 1)
Related Works

IS Infinite Stratos (IS〈インフィニット・ストラトス〉 IS Infinitto Sutoratosu?) is a Japanese light novel series by Izuru Yumizuru with illustrations provided by Okiura for volumes 1-7 and CHOCO for volumes 8 and onwards (as well as the re-release of 1-7 with new covers). As of April 2011, 7 volumes have been published by Media Factory under their MF Bunko J label. Volume 8 will be published by OVERLAP. A manga adaptation by Kenji Akahoshi started serialization in the seinen manga magazine Monthly Comic Alive on May 27, 2010. An anime adaptation aired in Japan from January 6 to March 31, 2011.

The light novel series has been adapted into a animated television series, a game, and one manga.

Plot SynopsisEdit

In the near future, a Japanese scientist engineers a powered exoskeleton called "Infinite Stratos" (IS). Possessing technology and combat capabilities far more advanced than any other weapon system, the IS threatens to destabilize the world. Faced with such an overpowering weapon, the nations of the world enact the "Alaska Treaty", which states that IS will never be used for military combat and that existing IS technology must be equally distributed to all nations, to prevent any one nation for dominating the others. The introduction of the IS does however have a major effect on society. As IS can only be operated by women, the power balance between men and women is broken, with women coming to dominate society over men. Ten years after the first IS were introduced, the world has entered a new age of peace. The peace is shattered, however, by an unexpected discovery. A 15 year old Japanese boy, named Ichika Orimura, is discovered to be capable of operating an IS. Realizing the potential, Ichika is forced by the Japanese government to attend the prestigious Infinite Stratos Academy, an international academy where IS pilots from all over the world are trained. Thus his busy school life surrounded by girls begins.


Main charactersEdit