View Full Version : [Anime News] IS: Infinite Stratos & Kiss Dum - OVA Announced & Chihayafuru – TV Anime Adaptation

Sora Kasugano
06-03-2011, 12:23 PM

According to the official Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/is_anime) for the anime series, a new 「IS: Infinite Stratos (http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/is/index-j.html)」 OVA, entitled IS Encore: Koi ni Kogareru Rokujuusou, will be released on November 25th. The announcement was originally made at this weekend’s 「IS: One Off Festival! (http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/is/special/event03.html)」 event.

More details will be announced on the official website, but the organizers were already taking pre-orders for the release immediately after the festival ended. The Twitter account also announced that the IS One-Off Festival itself will be release on Blu-ray and DVD on October 26.

The anime adapts Izuru Yumizuru's "popular high-speed school battle romantic comedy" light novel series. The story centers around the IS Academy: a school for training the pilots of the Infinite Stratos weapon system, which can only be used by females. Candidates plucked from girls from countries all over the world are brought here — as well as one boy named Ichika Orimura. As it turns out, Ichika IS "the only male in the world who can use the IS."

“Kiss Dum” – OVA Announced


According to the official website (http://www.kissdum.com/) of the series, an OVA will be included in the upcoming 「Kiss Dum R -ENGAGE planet- (http://www.kissdum.com/bd.html)」 Blu-ray boxset. However, this collector’s item will only be released if enough pre-orders are met (over 2,000). Target date is September 26th.

*OVA Staff:

Director: Satou Hidekazu
Script: Ohnogi Hiroshi
Animation Director: Takahashi Noriko


“Chihayafuru” – TV Anime Adaptation


According to Moonphase Diary (http://d.hatena.ne.jp/moonphase/20110531#p1), a TV anime adaptation of Suetsugu Yuki’s slice-of-life josei manga series, 「Chihayafuru (http://kc.kodansha.co.jp/content/top.php/1000003555)」, has been green-lit for production. Broadcast will begin this October.

The 「Chihayafuru」 manga series currently has 12 volumes to date – with the first volume debuting on May 13th, 2008. It began serialization in BE LOVE (http://kc.kodansha.co.jp/magazine/index.php/02766) magazine in 2007.

*Synopsis (courtesy of Manga-Updates):

All her life, Chihaya’s dream was to see her model sister become Japan’s best… That is, until a quiet, unassuming transfer student named Arata tells her otherwise. A dream, he explains to her, is something she needs to work at herself.

Arata plays a competitive version of a traditional Japanese card game–known as Hyakunin Isshu–in a way Chihaya has never seen before. After taking Arata’s place in a game, Chihaya discovers she has a passion for it. Now Chihaya wants to become number one in the world, the Queen of Karuta.

Chihayafuru won the 2nd Manga Taisho Award. Winner of the 35th annual Kodansha Manga Award for Best Shoujo.


06-03-2011, 06:04 PM
2000 pre orders...mathematically I think its possible...to many fans around the globe.

06-03-2011, 06:32 PM
I want one too....

06-03-2011, 07:28 PM
That's great to hear ^^ I'll be waiting for Chihayafuru hehe ^^ The manga's good.

06-03-2011, 09:01 PM
kiss dum ova..cool

i still haven't finished the series yet because there are no english subs available for ep 20 to 26

06-03-2011, 09:35 PM
never hear of this...
saate... should a watch???

06-04-2011, 07:30 AM
Kiss Dum OVA? Not that I have watched the TV Series either

06-04-2011, 07:55 AM
Thanks for the news update, Sora! I recall reading about the Chihayafuru adaptation and thinking that I should add it to my "To Watch" list. Just the fact that it's being serialized in a josei magazine rather than a shounen magazine is enough to pique my interest ^_^

I haven't had a chance to read the manga yet, but I'm hoping that it doesn't veer too much into the romance territory like so many shoujo/josei titles do. I've learned that just because a synopsis doesn't mention a romantic plot doesn't mean there isn't one. A little bit is fine so long as it isn't a focal point. I have my fingers crossed for a story with a well developed plot and some interesting characterization!

06-04-2011, 09:21 AM
i didn't even know there was such a series...i should watch more often...

06-05-2011, 12:57 PM
I'm hoping since the IS OVA says "Encore" it's a continuation rather than one of those useless insert OVA's. I mean, I enjoyed IS, but they spent so long introducing the characters than any plot at all was shoved into too small timeframe. Horrible pacing, lol. As for the Chihayafuru, it sounds like a rip-off of Saki to me, lol, but I'll probably give it a try.

06-05-2011, 01:15 PM
Can't wait for the IS OVA. :)

06-05-2011, 01:27 PM
I wish I could pre-order. =/
Can't afford all the fees involved with foreign currency with any of my cards @[email protected]

Can't wait to see it in my favorite online anime store.

06-05-2011, 02:04 PM
YAY IS!! I hope it gets uploaded on OS :)

06-05-2011, 02:10 PM
Havent heard of Kiss Dum before but hopefully the IS OVA will be good.

06-05-2011, 05:25 PM
though I havent finished IS yet...this would be awesome.

06-05-2011, 06:35 PM
Looking forward to that new IS. Hopefully it will be good ~

06-05-2011, 06:40 PM
MAOR IS trolololo
Can't wait for moar Charles and Laura :3
Novemeber is too long >.<

06-05-2011, 07:14 PM
I'll wait for IS here...

06-05-2011, 07:27 PM
I could hardly wait for IS ^^

06-05-2011, 07:56 PM
Kiss and IS! wow!! a great blessing! xD

06-05-2011, 08:20 PM
IS... Power to the 2D Girls!!!! Harem!!!!!!!!

06-05-2011, 08:36 PM
Nov. is way too far, but time flies by and maybe I'll forget about it.

Upload it if it's available already so we can remember =) *cheers*

06-05-2011, 09:25 PM
Yay! I can't wait! I hope there's season 2 also :D :love:

06-05-2011, 10:54 PM
an OVA of IS!!

06-06-2011, 01:50 AM
nice one IS OVA i cnt wait.....>.<:goodjob:

06-06-2011, 03:03 AM
Looking forward for IS OVA!!

06-06-2011, 05:12 AM
IS for da WIN!!!
when's da release of season 2???
OVA is comin' up soon...

06-06-2011, 06:32 AM
yes! IS OVA. I hope the story isn't related to the main arc.

06-06-2011, 08:05 AM
IS!... it's too long.... 5 months...aw...5 months...

06-06-2011, 08:13 AM
Ecchi fans cant wait to see the OVA "Encore" of IS: Infinite Stratos hahahaha..
I may be one of them :D
<------------------ Playing Safe
anyways cant wait to see it xD

06-06-2011, 10:04 AM
I will wait for IS:Infinite Stratos......For sure!!!!!!!!!!

Sora Kasugano
06-06-2011, 12:30 PM
yes! IS OVA. I hope the story isn't related to the main arc.

「Yes, when it said "OVA". It really piques my Interest. I had a feeling this isn't related to the Main Arc. Rather, I think it's a Fan Service OVA. You know, despite all the Cute Girls, I bet this is a Fan Service OVA~ Or not XP」

06-06-2011, 06:13 PM
I only hope one thing in this news...I just hope the ova of IS is not the same as the ova of hotd or else...*sighs* I guess I will just wait for it. I also want a s2 of IS.

06-06-2011, 10:02 PM
i'm gettin' excited for IS.<3..uwahahaha

06-07-2011, 12:51 AM
Watta Nice News im excited to watched that >.<V

06-08-2011, 12:24 AM
cant w8 for OVA :D

06-08-2011, 04:42 AM
hmm gonna wait for it... especially the chihayafuru... makes me curious...

06-08-2011, 06:10 AM
I hope Ichika isn't as dense as he was in the previous IS >__>

06-08-2011, 08:13 AM
Sounds good.
IS: Infinite Stratos OVA was slightly to be expected because it was kinda popular..
Chihayafuru... is it good?
More slice-of-life. Maybe this will be enjoyable.
Anyway, thanks natsora for the info.

06-08-2011, 04:49 PM
waiting for this launch.. ^^

06-10-2011, 11:14 AM
yayy wanna watch it :D~ soon yay

06-10-2011, 01:37 PM
I want to watch it already!

07-21-2011, 06:23 PM
Cool cant wait for this ova but it would be nice for a season 2 of IS

07-22-2011, 11:25 AM
I want all of it~