Infinite Stratos Ep 07: Ichika x Charles, Rin x Cecilia, Houki x Laura
For those wondering where the weekly Infy Impressions are, I’m afraid to say I’m unable to do them due to the lack of time in watching all the anime I’ve been following. Frankly, I’m using what free time I have to watch Infinite Stratos, Gosick, Madoka Magica, and Ochin koto. So this actually tells you my preferential top 4 out of the 8 I’m watching (I’ve actually dropped Mitsudomoe 2).
On with this week’s episode of HAREM TIEM!
You notice I’m trying out a new way of posting images.
So, a summary of the events of Episode 7.
Looks like they’re expanding on the distorted rumor, that whoever wins the inter-class tournament gets to have an exclusive date with our resident (and only) hunk in the academy. Funnily thou, Ichika himself is unaware of his status as a prize.
Houki is visibly upset about the rumor, as she believed that only she was the one who gets to go out with Ichika. Personally I don’t think it matters either way, as she told Ichika to date her if she wins the tournament. So her original goal still stands, to become champion. We also get a brief flashback from her, when she was busy dominating opponents in kendo matches.
Because of the tourney, Rin and Cecilia bump into each other on the arena as each wanted to do their own special training. They decided to duke it out, but are interrupted by our resident troll, Laura, piloting her Schwarzer Roegen. After much obligated trash-talking, Laura completely BRUTALIZES the two of them upside down, with her AIC, Active Inertia Canceller, being able to stop attacks like ShenLong‘s Dragon Cannons.
Not being able to watch her strangling the other two to near death, Ichika APPRIVOISES and rips into the arena, followed shortly by Charles. It eventually ends with Chifuyu-sensei singlehandedly blocking Laura with a sword. HOW BAD-ASS IS THAT? Being able to stop an IS with your bare-hands, or in this case, a normal sword.
The scene cuts to the infirmary, where Cecilia and Rin are resting after the run in with Laura, while Charles and Ichika looks over them. Suddenly a wild horde of generic girls rushes into the room. There’s been an update to the tournament, and it seems that contestants are required to participate in PAIRS.
Naturally, every girl wants to partner with either Ichika or Charles. Our hero hastily declines their offers and declares he will partner Charles instead, since the two “guys” should back each other.
Yamada-sensei comes in shortly after the girls leave in disappointment, and announces that having sustained too much injuries, Cecilia and Rin are not allowed to participate. Seeing that their chances of getting the Ichika date dashed, they team up to cheer Ichika/Charles on, hoping that their remaining love rival Houki doesn’t win.
Of course, we cannot go past an IS episode without some “fanservice”, so for this week we have Ichika and Charles changing in the same room. Charles manages to trip, and land with her ass high in the air. Look at that corset! It must be one hell of a tight bind, given that we’ve seen how big she is in the previous episode. The camera cuts to the outside view, during which Ichika somehow gets his hand on Charle’s panties. Horrified, she kicks him in the face instinctively, knocking him out cold.
Charles appears to be falling for Ichika too, as she sneakily gives him a good night kiss while he slumbers.
The next day arrives, with the start of the tournament. It was mentioned that those who did not manage to find a partner as of yet, will be paired with another person via lottery and luck. And BEHOLD, Houki is paired up with Laura. Whatever is gonna happen next? We’ll have to wait one more week to find out!
We’ve reached Episode 7 and yet we’re still stuck in the charms of a normal high school life, the only aberration being the sole attack by Robot-san in episode 4. I hope that we get another attack interrupting the tournament next episode. For some reason I have a bad feeling the enemy robot that they were fighting right at the start of episode 1 is gonna be the “final boss”. Please let me be wrong.