Nowadays, harem anime has become mainstream, resulting in many uninteresting titles populating the genre. However, among those titles, Infinite Stratos is a series that is occasionally somewhat enjoyable than ordinary. What separates Infinite Stratos from others like it is that it still gives you a mecha bonus, which is fantastic if you take out the series’ harem elements.
While Infinite Stratos is mainly a harem with cliches archetypes, there is a fair amount of action for the fans who also enjoy the mecha trope. Infinite Stratos also gets better once more characters start to get introduced. Other than that, there was nothing specific this series did so well that is worth highlighting as it suffered from wanting to do so much.
Infinite Stratos isn’t anything spectacular, but it knows how to grab the attention of fans who loves a fair amount of action and fanservice in anime, even if they were somewhat cliche. If you plan to watch Infinite Stratos, then watch it according to this order.
IS: Infinite Stratos Watch Order:
01. IS: Infinite Stratos
02. IS: Infinite Stratos Encore – Koi ni Kogareru Rokujuusou
03. IS: Infinite Stratos 2
04. IS: Infinite Stratos 2 – World Purge-hen
Alternate Title: None
Episodes: 1 (44 min. OVA)
Buy/Stream On: Unknown
Infinite Stratos is a mecha harem anime series animated by studio Eight Bit. The anime is an adaptation of light novel series written by Izuru Yumizuru.
Synopsis: Infinite Stratos (IS) are exoskeleton weapons that only a woman can operate. The combat ability and power of an IS is so tremendous that the world government has banned its use for military purpose. Ichika Orimura is a teenager and the only male capable of operating an IS.
Upon learning about his ability, the government made him join the all-female Infinite Stratos Academy, which teaches its students to pilot IS. Upon arriving at the academy, Orimura meets his childhood friend and roommate Houki Shinonono. Being the only male in school is about to get him into many problems.