Funimations Adds Strain: Strategic Armored Infantry

posted on by Egan Loo
Robot anime based loosely on A Little Princess novel to ship in March 2009

The North American distributor Funimation has announced that it has acquired the Strain: Strategic Armored Infantry (Soukou no Strain) anime series. As it has for other title announcements this week, the company hinted at this license with a teaser image yesterday. The 13-episode military robot anime series will ship in English in March of 2009.

Director Tetsuya Watanabe (Rumbling Hearts, Zone of the Enders) and Studio Fantasia (Rumbling Hearts, Stratos 4) animated this series which aired in Japan from November of 2006 to February of 2007. The series loosely adapts Frances Hogson Burnett's A Little Princess novel about a rich daughter named Sarah Crewe who suddenly loses her father and her family fortune and must work as a common servant. The anime resets the plot in space in the distant future. It centers around a 16-year-old girl named Sarah Werec who loses her military status when her brother seemingly becomes a traitor to her government. Sarah struggles back up the ranks as a common pilot in hopes of confronting her brother.

Image © 2006 STRAIN Partners

follow-up of Funimation Hints at Soukou no Strain Anime
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