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Publisher Lists New Infinite Stratos TV Anime

posted on by Egan Loo
New anime of sci-fi romantic comedy listed in preview of Overlap's free handout

The production and publishing company Overlap revealed the promotional campaign for the launch of its Overlap Bunko imprint on Monday, and the campaign's website shows an announcement of a new television anime for Izuru Yumizuru's Infinite Stratos light novel series. The website previews the folded handout included in Overlap Bunko's books, and the handout's front page reads, "Infinite Stratos: Production on a New TV Anime Green-Lit!"

Overlap will resume the science-fiction romantic comedy light novel series with the eighth volume on April 25 as part of the Infinite Stratos "reboot" project. The light novel series already inspired a 2011 television anime. Sentai Filmworks and Section23 Films released the complete anime series in North America. Sentai Filmworks describes the story:

Ten years ago, the development of the revolutionary Infinite Stratos powered exoskeleton changed the world's balance of power overnight. Unfortunately, while the distribution of IS systems to every nation on Earth has ushered in a new era of peace, the fact that only women have thus far been able to pilot the Stratos systems has sent the relationship between the XX and XY-chromosomed halves of the human race into a spiraling tailspin!

When fifteen-year-old Ichika Orimura is suddenly discovered to be the first male with the ability to control an IS, whatever plans he might have had for his own future are tossed out the window even as he's thrown to the wolves and enrolled at the otherwise entirely female Infinite Stratos Academy by order of the Japanese government!

[Via Moe Ota-News Sokuō]

Update: Background information added.

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