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Sentai Filmworks Adds Infinite Stratos Anime

posted on 2011-01-18 19:56 EST
Ongoing TV anime of Izuru Yumizuru's "school battle romantic comedy" light novels

The North American anime licensing company Sentai Filmworks announced on Tuesday that it acquired the Infinite Stratos television anime series. Sentai Filmworks has not specified how the anime will be released. The 12-episode television series premiered in Japan on January 6.

The anime adapts Izuru Yumizuru's "popular high-speed school battle romantic comedy" light novel series. The story centers around the IS Academy: a school for training the pilots of the Infinite Stratos weapon system, which can only be used by females. Candidates plucked from girls from countries all over the world are brought here — as well as one boy named Ichika Orimura. As it turns out, Ichika is "the only male in the world who can use the IS." His classmates include Hōki, a childhood friend.

Image © Izuru Yumizuru, MEDIA FACTORY/Project IS

Update: More background information and press release added.


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