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Infinite Stratos Light Novel Series Ends in 13th Volume

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Series inspired 2 TV anime seasons

The 12th volume (seen right) of Izuru Yumizuru's Infinite Stratos light novel series revealed on Tuesday that the next volume will be the last volume for the series.

J-Novel Club licensed the novel series and is releasing it digitally. It describes the story:

In a world of technological progress, females are the only ones who can pilot the most advanced military unit in history—the Infinite Stratos (IS). With this power, women have seized complete control of all political, social, and economic ventures; leaving men to the fringes of society, made to tend to the whims of their now, female overlords. That is until Orimura Ichika, the sole male found to have IS piloting ability, is thrust into the spotlight, and enrolled at the prestigious IS Academy. Stuck in the middle of a female-dominated population, Ichika sets out to prove men still have a place in this world. Little did he know, he's just the thing these women have been looking for.

The novel series, with illustrations by CHOCO, launched in 2009. J-Novel Club released the first volume digitally in February.

The first anime adaptation of the novels debuted in 2011. Sentai Filmworks streamed the television anime series as it aired in Japan, and released the anime on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in 2012. The second season premiered in 2013, and Crunchyroll streamed the season as it aired. Sentai Filmworks released the second season on DVD in 2014, and on Blu-ray Disc in January 2017. The franchise has also inspired multiple game, manga, and original video anime projects.

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