Infinite Stratos 2 – “Rebooted…”

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Just as announced, utterly derivative if enduringly popular mecha harem anime Infinite Stratos is receiving a new anime – and according to the new trailer, it is to be a full reboot rather than a mere second season.

The trailer:

Although much of the staff and seiyuu remain the same, a change in character designer from Tomoyasu Kurashima to Kumi Horii has already aroused some fan scepticism.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    19:03 21/04/2013 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Oh no it's that stupid male protagonist again...

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:51 21/04/2013 # ! Good (+0.8)

    If they made him smart, IS would finish in one episode

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    Comment by Powerpuff Loli
    23:58 21/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    He would bang the British one? Or actually six-time all the chicks in the show?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:20 22/04/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    That's an odd way to spell French.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:05 22/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    He would marry them all then proclaim himself as the king of the world of IS to justify it if he was smart.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:13 22/04/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Ichika is so dense if his hair caught on fire his head would cave in and create a black hole.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:12 22/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, because harem anime NEVER have a stupid lead protagonist...

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:01 22/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    but never this stupid.

    Honestly, they can be shy, unconfident, good-hearted, even gay is OK. But no one can explain me, that a 16 years old boy living in a developed country doesn't get a pecker in his pants if 6 girls are rubbing their half naked body against him. But seeing ichiga 11 episodes long (then I had to stop this anime because I could not take him anylonger) I am dead serious he would ask them "if they do not feel well".

    No, I stay with my comment: "It's that stupid male protagonist again" - because Ichika is without any doubt the most stupid, while unrealistic male lead I have ever encountered in a Harem. If season 2 doesn't reveal that he is either asexual or a eunuch I'm done with this show.

    The girls are sexy but I can't sympathize with this guy.

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    Comment by Powerpuff Loli
    13:14 22/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tomoya Okazaki wasn't stupid, imo.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:14 22/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    what abt rito from toloveru lol.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:55 22/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    If one of the girls "wins", then congratulations, you've just pissed off the fans of all the other girls!

    No "harem" ever has a winner because of this.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:11 22/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Calm down. Anime is hardly realistic with anything, so why should it be with the behavior of the male lead and that is not even the most unrealistic aspect of this particular series. It seems like you had some moral issue with his behavior or something. I thought he was great and pretty funny at times.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:40 22/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ichika's denseness in on a different level though. Amazingly, it gets even worse in the novels with his inner monologues.

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    Comment by Siveria
    13:54 22/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Rito doesn't wanna choose one because he doesn't wanna hurt the others. He knows damn well they all like him, but choosing one of them would really hurt the other girls, so he tries as best as he can to stay neutral. Though I am really sick of the donkan protagonist character type, its really getting old, almost every single vn and anime uses this for their main char, especally if its a harem type. View for info on this character type.

    But anyway yeah, way to many use this type of male protagonist and its getting a tad annoying.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:45 23/09/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    One of the reasons why I liked the Majikoi VN so much was that Naoe wasn't incompetent in every aspect.

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    Comment by Wierd Guy
    21:46 21/04/2013 # ! Neutral (-0.2)

    The dense baka

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:43 21/04/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    sankaku, get your damn facts straight... it's a 2nd season... what got "rebooted" is the LN with new designs and illustrations...

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:04 21/04/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    1. Anime gets 2nd season.
    2. LN is "rebooted" (seems like okiura quit, so they can't reprint novels with old illustrations, and new ones) with new art from

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:13 22/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    He didn't quit, another publisher picked up the series and the artist used doesn't work for them. So the art was redrawn for the old novels to match the new novels and avoid copyright claims. Idiots.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:41 22/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    i found that out the hard way, im missing vol 7 of the original art covers.

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    Comment by The Failure
    17:59 21/04/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    More harem fanservice for me

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    Comment by Rurounin
    23:33 21/04/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I had hoped they would keep away from harem bullshit this time around, but it doesn't look like it, it all seems kinda pointless, harem will be garbage no matter how many times you try to get it right.

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    Comment by Etherstar
    01:05 22/04/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    WOohoo more Charlotte!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:20 22/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Finally some delicious Tatenashi.

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    Comment by Myballz
    23:57 21/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    When I first watch that show I stopped watching it.It wasn't interesting,The way they presented the characters is horrible so I am guessing they wanted to redo the whole thing.

    Then again El Hazard and Tenchi Muyo try that with OVA and TV shows so no need for the worries.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:28 22/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    More international fan service! yet at the same time more of the male MC that would really make Rito proud...

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:46 22/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Good, now they can make their anime-original Charlotte pairing ending that the narrative was building towards from teh beginning.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:28 22/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    the only reason why i'll definitly watch this is LAURA <3

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    Comment by KingFisher
    22:36 22/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh if its a reboot then maybe it will be better than than season 1. Because Season 1 had potential but it sucked really bad. It was less about a male being able to pilot mechas only females could pilot and was more about a harem full of girls. Hopefully this so called reboot will do a better job at plot.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:00 24/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)


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    Comment by warjoke
    22:09 23/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    yes! a better hope for a NICE BOAT ending!

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    Comment by oldtaku
    05:41 22/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    The only thing the first show had going for it WAS the cute character designs. And now you're tossing that?

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:32 22/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Of course...they'll be following the character designs from the LN :(

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:08 21/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's not reboot.
    Notice how the title right now Infinite Stratos 2?
    The one that gets reboot is the LN not the Anime.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:16 21/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I was thinking that. How is it a reboot if the title says Infinite Stratos 2 with new characters

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    Comment by NinjaGuy
    16:54 21/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well to me it looks as if they are continuing from where the first season of the anime left off because they showcased Tatenashi and Kanzashi in the trailer (and they don't appear in the light novel until after the events of the first season). Furthermore, the series is called "Infinite Stratos 2", so it wouldn't make sense for them to restart the anime with a name like that. I'm pretty sure that the "reboot" that this article is referring to is in regards to the light novel. I could be wrong, but I really do hope that they continue the anime from where they left off.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:19 21/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Uh? Why a reboot?
    I've read the first 2 volumes of the novel and the anime was pretty much faithful to it...

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:18 21/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because its not a Reboot, that's what it's called

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:54 21/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    the name of 2nd season is called reboot.... not a reboot of 1st season....

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    Comment by Yamato
    16:33 21/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Really? I don't keep up with any light novels, but all this reboot business over the past few months has been leading me to think otherwise.... does the anime cover up to volume 2, or do you still need to go through the 3rd volume before you're completely sure?

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:31 21/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, they should continue animating the novel until it reaches the part where it reboots!

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:51 21/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    that reboot must be like the matrix "reloaded" being the sequel of movie 1
    so that "reboot" thing maybe is just the 2nd season

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    Comment by Anonymous
    16:27 21/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ya cause we really need more steam

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    Comment by Ishmon16
    16:56 21/04/2013 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Because we need more charlotte.

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    Comment by oniichan
    23:54 21/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    Laura > Charlotte

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    Comment by Erranty
    17:25 21/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    She was literally the only reason I sat through that show.

    That aside, why a reboot of all things?

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:22 21/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    iichika no ecchi

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:48 21/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    totally agree

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:32 21/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    The anime shouldn't be a reboot. It's actually the light novel that got a reboot. It's the exact same content, but with a different artist.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:32 21/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    This can't be a reboot, the anime basically follows the LN like 95% of the time. This looks like a strait second season

    Season 1 ended at 3rd volume of LN. Tatenashi and her sister appears in 5 and 7, so i'm guessing this season will cover 4-7.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:13 21/04/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    I hope it lasts until vol 8. StuCo president was fun, but seeing the lucky boy suffer in her absence is even better...

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