After watching the first ep, I’ve decided to resurrect IS: Infinite Stratos. It’s one of the few mecha anime I actually enjoy watching as most of the time I find it rather boring (apart from Evangelion and Full Metal Panic). Still a bit confused as to why only women can pilot the IS though. Guess it would make sense if only men could, but I’d love to hear how they explain ichika’s case. But nevertheless, I do like the concept how only women can pilot it – it’s something different and not like your old cliché “men can do everything” kind of anime.
And ZOMG the IS suits are ugly; it’s like they were trying to do a cheaper scaled-down version of the Arm Slaves from Full Metal Panic.
Our protagonist Ichika prepares for a battle against the bitchy stuck-up blonde bitch the British candidate and noble, Cecilia Alcott, who is against the idea of Ichika being the class president. And thus the IS challenge between the two for the position begins, but not with a bit of preparation beforehand.
Ichika is told that he will be provided with his own personal IS for his match against Cecilia. Apparently, it’s rare to have your own personal IS as there are only 467 IS cores created by Tabane Shinonono, Houki’s older sister, before she disappeared. Ichika practices Kendo with Houko in preparation for the battle against Cecilia.
On the day of the battle Ichika is given IS Byushiki to fight against Cecilia’s IS Blue Tears. Cecilia has the upper hand at the beginning of their battle as her IS is a sniper while Ichika’s IS is a close-ranged fighter. Magically his IS transforms into First Shift which is somewhat like after the initial settings to a hardware has been complete. Just as Ichika is about to own that blonde bitch the battle is declared over. Cecilia becomes the winner due to Ichika’s energy sword completely draining his IS shield energy in return for massive damage on the opponent. But seeing how he got hit with all those missiles by Cecilia’s Blue Tears, there were none left by the end of the battle and hence, the auto-win to the blonde.