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Another short post this time, new season previews have been out for awhile, so I thought I’d post a bit about it.

Once again another great anime season is dawning upon us. It’s looking like Summer may be the best season of the year yet (I’ll hold judgment until Fall, which usually wins).  There’s quite a number of great shows and surprisingly no shows I just outright said no to.

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Infinite Stratos Afterword

So yesterday night I sat around a bit after finishing my php homework and decided to start up another series. After scouring the internet for some ideas, I came upon some favorable reviews for Infinite Stratos. I had started the series back when it ran on television, around one year ago, but had given it up about half-way through. As I do with most series, I decided to come back to it and rewatch from the beginning in physical release (in this case 1080p) quality.

As usual the wiki entry describes the plot pretty well,

“In the near future, a Japanese scientist engineers a powered exoskeleton called “Infinite Stratos” (IS). Possessing technology and combat capabilities far more advanced than any other weapon system, the IS threatens to destabilize the world. Faced with such an overpowering weapon, the nations of the world enact the “Alaska Treaty”, which states that IS will never be used for military combat and that existing IS technology must be equally distributed to all nations, to prevent any one nation from dominating the others. The introduction of the IS does, however, have a major effect on society. As IS can only be operated by women, there is a shift in the power balance between men and women, where women now dominate society over men.
Ten years after IS was initially introduced, the world has entered a new age of peace. The peace is shattered, however, by an unexpected discovery. A 15 year-old Japanese boy, Ichika Orimura, is discovered to be capable of operating an IS. Realizing the potential, Ichika is forced by the Japanese government to attend the prestigious Infinite Stratos Academy, an international academy where IS pilots from all over the world are trained. Thus his busy high school life surrounded by nothing but girls who can use IS begins.”

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