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Infinite Stratos 2 Anime's Promo Previews Opening Song

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
TV sequel inspired by Izuru Yumizuru's light novels to premiere October 3

The website for the Infinite Stratos 2 romantic-comedy/action anime began streaming a pre-broadcast promotional video on Friday. The video features Minami Kuribayashi's opening theme song "True Blue Traveler":

The video also introduces the main characters, including two new characters from Izuru Yumizuru's original Infinite Stratos light novel series:

Chiwa Saito (Bakemonogatari, Puella Magi Madoka Magica) plays Tatenashi Sarashiki, the strongest student in the academy and the student council president. She is an energetic girl who loves playing tricks on people, and although she often teases Ichika, she has many mysterious points.

Suzuko Mimori (Btooom!, Tantei Opera Milky Holmes) plays Kanzashi Sarashiki, Tatenashi's younger sister and Ichika's classmate. She has an introverted and reserved personality. Although she is a candidate for the representative of Japan, for some reason, her mecha is still incomplete.

Yasuhito Kikuchi is once again directing at 8-Bit, but Kumi Horii (Student Council's Discretion, Zone of the Enders) is now handling the new character designs. Takeshi Takakura is joined by Kōichi Mugitani or CHOCO (Busou Shinki) on mechanical designs. (CHOCO replaced okiura on the illustrations for the original novels going forward.) Hikaru Nanase is also back to score the music, and voice actress Yōko Hikasa and other singers are performing the anime's "BEAUTIFUL SKY" ending theme.

The "Infinite Stratos 2: Long Vacation Edition" original anime Blu-ray and DVD will ship on October 30 and include the 40-minute anime episode "Hitonatsu no Omoide" ("A Summer's Memory"), 30 minutes of extra footage, and a jacket illustration by Horii. The first copies will bundle a special CD, an exclusive 28-page booklet, a hybrid trading card game (Fiveqross) card, and other extras. The Blu-ray version will retail for 5,250 yen (about US$53), while the DVD version will cost 4,200 yen (US$42).

The light novel series already inspired a 2011 television anime season. Sentai Filmworks and Section23 Films released the first anime season in North America.

Infinite Stratos 2 will premiere in Japan on October 3.

[Via NicoTubeAnime]

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