Infinite Stratos' Charlotte Gets Her Own Web Manga
posted on by Egan Loo
A monthly spinoff manga based on Izuru Yumizuru's science-fiction romantic comedy light novel series IS (Infinite Stratos) will launch on the Overlap Bunko imprint's official website on June 25. The "heartwarmng, sweeeeeet romantic comedy" IS Sugar & Honey will center around the popular French pilot candidate Charlotte Dunois. Takako Hitsuji is responsible for the manga's art and story.
Overlap is also resuming the light novel series after it was once published by Media Factory. Kenji Akaboshi launched the story's main manga adaptation in Media Factory's Monthly Comic Alive magazine in 2010. The story also inspired a 2011 television anime season, and the second season will premiere this year. Sentai Filmworks and Section23 Films released the first anime season 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!
Source: Mainchi Shimbun's Mantan Web