First Impressions – Infinite Stratos 2

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The international harem league is back!

Infinite Stratos is back after a 2 year break! You know what that means… It’s harem time! Rather than doing the usual post formula, we’ve decided to try for a live-watch of the series this time. So sit back, relax, and enjoy our reactions to the harem to end all harems. Who knows, if this is received well enough, we just might make live-watches a regular thing in seasons to come!

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Oh my god this series is finally out and yes this is the Metanorn’s international harem league, but I am sure all the commenters will love to root for their favorite girl and clearly Charles right? Anyway this is a new experiment we are testing with a small group of us getting together on Skype and all of us watching the episode together! I made a video so you can watch the episode with us…

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So I’m the one who hasn’t seen the first season of IS: Infinite Stratos. Didn’t even start watching it and dropped it, just never felt interested. But I’m always down for a live watch, and this series does have its proponents, so why not give the second season a shot to see what I’ve been missing out on? I’m grateful for my fellow bloggers for helping me out, because this was not the most welcoming of season openers to new viewers. I didn’t quite get what I was expecting, but what was there gave me enough laughs.

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It’s kinda great to have Infinite Stratos back in our lives, the best of the worst harem anime. It doesn’t get any dumber than Ichika, and it’s fun to be annoyed at him while arguing who’s Best Girl with the MetaBros. Let’s go!

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 Woo! Time for some great harem members, and the worst harem lead! Fosh can keep his favorite girl, because she obviously loses out to Houki. But watching this show with these guys was a bunch of fun, and we got back into the story (kinda) of the IS suits and international intrigue!

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Extra harem fun

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Anime girl problems…

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This was kind of cute.

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Charles has a massive backstory~

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Hnnnggggg so cute!

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25 Responses to “First Impressions – Infinite Stratos 2”

  1. BlackBriar says:

    What is this overwhelming Tag Team and has it really been more than two years since the last season of Infinite Stratos? Time sure flies. As for the favorite girl, I’m torn between Houki and Charlotte. Don’t judge me! I just can’t decide! :D

    Not even halfway through and Ichika’s thick headedness surfaces already. Dude, get a clue as to why all the girls are upset. For a starting episode, it centered mostly on Charlotte and Laura’s outing. Laura was alright in the maid outfit but I couldn’t help remembering Mayo Chiki’s Subaru as Char wore that butler’s outfit. It suits her more than the maid one but both girls are cute in those cat pajamas.

    One of the new girls shows up at the end. It’s going to get interesting. The series seems to be focusing on the action now what with Charlotte and Laura defending the café from the robbers and that girl, who I’m sure is Ichika’s sister Chifuyu (That dream he had about her is obviously foreshadowing something), infiltrating that military base. Even more, it looks like people might actually get killed this time.

    • Highway says:

      I think I’m again slightly ahead in the light novels (which are nowhere near as good as DxD), so I’ll try not to spoil too much stuff that wasn’t revealed. But there’s more to Chifuyu than we generally see.

      • BlackBriar says:

        I wonder if Ichika getting kidnapped in the flashbacks from last season meant she was in deep with something that shouldn’t exist.

    • Foshizzel says:

      Charles is the best! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  2. skylion says:

    That was incredibly interesting, sounds like you had a ton of fun.

    Well, the fan base is interesting. We get to enjoy a bad character because it is just sooooo bad. Sigh.

    Anyway, Laura is obviously best girl. But if none of you can see that, then she obviously belongs with someone that appreciates her.

    • BlackBriar says:

      Anyway, Laura is obviously best girl. But if none of you can see that, then she obviously belongs with someone that appreciates her.

      *imitates a hillbilly* Thems fightin’ words, sonny! ;)

      • skylion says:

        Already claimed, my rival.

        • BlackBriar says:

          Hahaha, you misunderstand. I mean it as that kind of sentence is one that could start a feud. And you can rest easy, I’m not interested in Laura. As I said above, I’m torn between Houki and Charlotte.

    • Highway says:

      A lot of Laura’s image problem is her status as Last Girl from the first season. That’s why she seems to have less mindshare. Plus her tsuntsun routine towards Ichika for a while, because she was trying to reckon with Chifuyu. But she definitely made strides this episode, both in cuteness and in understanding.

      I just think it’s weird that Charlotte is willing to help Laura towards the same (exclusive) goal that Charlotte has, although Charlotte definitely has a better handle on what an idiot Ichika is (like the “Do you do this on purpose?” lines from the first season).

      • Sumairii says:

        Perhaps, just perhaps, given her savviness, Char is going for a harem plan ala TLR Darkness? Now that would be… delicious.

        • skylion says:

          Given the quality of this episode, I think Charlotte and Laura should have their own show. They fight crime as Checkmate! And go nyaaaaaaa.

      • skylion says:

        Yes. I only watched episode one of the first series, so I didn’t get to Last Girl. I will remedy that sooner rather than later. But from what I have seen here, she is obviously Best Girl.

    • Sumairii says:

      If you look at the header image for the post, you’ll see that we have strategically ‘shop’d our names onto our best girls, respectively. You’re gonna have some competition from lvlln for Laura for the time being. =P

      • skylion says:

        BB has been giving me some lite entertainment all this time, a lvlln is fine, too.

        • BlackBriar says:

          You do know the more the number of antagonists increase, the more likely you’re going to be overwhelmed. And you’ve already got Tofu with K-ON stuff. ;)

          • skylion says:

            And speaking of the Court Jester. The more I take on the stronger I get!

    • Foshizzel says:

      I loved how Charles says Laura’s name! Like Lau-raw omg…so cute…

      • skylion says:

        I loved her getting Lau-raw to nyaaaaa…I felt funny in places.

        • Foshizzel says:

          What a deadly combo on our hearts <3

          • BlackBriar says:

            I want to see how long you can endure before your heart fails.

            • skylion says:

              I have Infinite Heart, no matter how many times it breaks, I keep coming back for more. I mean, I’m watching Little Busters Refrain, after promising myself not to. And it won’t break me.

            • Highway says:

              Little Busters! Refrain: Subtle as a bulldozer made of hammers.

            • skylion says:

              Or a hammer made of bulldozers…

              Kuragaya’s door shattering kick was pretty awesome thou…

  3. Highway says:

    Things I found on MAL: IS:2 – Hitonatsu no Omoide. Who wants to bet that the ‘longer’ version (almost twice as long) fills out (hur hur) the swimsuit preview from the end of this episode?

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