Stratos 4
Stratos 4
Stratos 4
Stratos 4
Stratos 4
Stratos 4

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Total # of Volumes: 5
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1: Blast Off: Flight 01
2: Turbulence: Flight 02
3: Contact: Flight 03
4: Interception: Flight 04
5: Return to Base (OAV)


Pop Quiz...Clear your desks and take out a clean sheet of paper. Please mark your answers by choosing only one option in this multiple choice test.


#1. Earth is threatened by a shower of massive comets. If one hits the planet, humans go the way of the dinosaurs. Which solution do you choose?

A. Recruit a bunch of very sexy teenage girls, train them to fly huge space shuttles and fighters, squeeze them into skin-tight suits and then send them up into space to shoot the down the comets while piloting from an all-fours position.

B. Gather all of the top space agencies and plan a systematic solution that addresses the problem rationally.

C. Don't worry. Everything comes to end sometime.


#2. The entire existence of the human race depends on the abilities of your team to defend Earth from comets. So when your crew is not on standby, they should:

A. Review previous encounters so that they can improve their responses in the future.

B. Work at a local restaurant as waitresses and delivery staff in skin tight, very short Chinese dresses.

C. Practice in the simulators and gym to improve their skills.


#3. Who would you choose as your pilot to save the Earth?

A. A veteran test pilot.

B. An all-powerful Artificial Intelligence computer.

C. A daydreaming, insecure but voluptuous green-haired girl.


If your answers were "A", "B", "C"... Congratulations! You have passed the final exam and are now assigned the position of Commander of the Stratos 4 force. Please meet your girls at the base, unless it is lunch, dinner, or after hours, when you may find them working at a local restaurant, soaking in the bath or laying around in their underwear. Remember, Earth is relying on you and your team to save us all. Good Luck!

Another offering from the studio and team behind the pantyfests know as Agent Aika and Najica Blitz Tactics, Stratos 4 is a mishmash of fan service, teen angst and fighter plane action. The drawing is crisp and colorful but does not have the same snap and pop as the previously mentioned series. It all feels like it is stuck in second gear. The only thing new here is the names of the leads; otherwise it is all situations and images that we have seen in many other shows.

Volume 1: "Blast Off: Flight 01" Plot Summary:

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Series Details

Genre: Action/Adventure
Format: DVD
Type: Series
Languages: English & Japanese with subtitles
Video: 4:3 NTSC Standard Aspect Ratio
Audio: Dolby Digital
American Release Status: Unavailable

Series Staff
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Creator: Studio Fantasia
Director: Takeshi Mori
Character Designer: Noriyasu Yamauchi
Music: Masamichi Amano
Animation Director: Noriyasu Yamauchi
Animation Studio: Studio Fantasia
Japanese Producers:
Studio Fantasia
Stratos 4 Committee

American Producers: Bandai Entertainment

Volume 1 Information

Title: Blast Off: Flight 01
Running Time: 100
Number of Episodes On This Volume: 4

Episode Titles

1: Code: 101 Initial Point
2: Code: 102 Fox One
3: Code: 103 Decision Height
4: Code: 104 Tally Ho!

Volume Synopsis

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