So for those haven’t seen or heard of IS: Infinite Stratos your missing out on a very well thought out and hilarious anime series. Though it’s season 1 is only 12 episodes there is a season 2 currently airing.
So Japan engineers an exoskeleton suit named the “Infinite Stratos” (IS), it soon becomes mainstream and used as a weapon. Since then the society has changed because only women can pilot an IS creating a female dominated society. Orimura Ichika who is apparently the only male in the entire world who can operate an “Infinite Stratos” (IS) battle suit is forced to enter a training academy specifically for IS pilots. Though he knows it is an all girl school he has no idea what he is in for once he realizes he is surrounded by nothing but girls for the next three years..
So I just finished watching season one and i have to say that i was very surprised at how funny the series was. I have to admit there is obvious fan service even though it was small compaired to say High School DxD it was still good enough to keep the series going without to much distraction. Honestly i was there were more battles between the IS pilots because they were really cool to watch and it was different than the typical mecha fights. It seemed like the entire first season was all about Ichika and his apparent fear of women with two maybe three very intense battles the entire season . I think the funniest part was seeing how oblivious he is to the fact that all the girls in school thought he was the most attractive man EVER! except for his sister who he only see’s maybe once a month. She happens to be the school dean and lets just say she alone had me laughing because of the way she treats Ichika.
Now even though there is some action its pretty apparent that the entire series is centered around the 6 count’em 6 girls who like Ichika and are willing to fight each other for him. I think thats what made the series fun was seeing the different girls fight over Ichika but in a comedic fashion. Classic harem is what I called it but hey you have to see it for your self right? Trust me the picture above pretty much explain the entire series in season 1. GIRL FIGHT!!!!!
Here’s a few more to keep your interest.