History Anime / Stratos4

2nd Aug '15 1:15:01 PM nombretomado
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''Stratos 4'' is an anime series produced by Studio Fantasia, and directed by Takeshi Mori (who also did ''{{Vandread}}''). Theme songs were written/performed by {{Melocure}}, except for the last one which is only by Megumi Hinata (as Melocure's [[RitsukoOkazaki other member]] had passed away). Not related to ''InfiniteStratos'' or the character [[{{Gundam00}} Lockon Stratos]].

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''Stratos 4'' is an anime series produced by Studio Fantasia, and directed by Takeshi Mori (who also did ''{{Vandread}}''). Theme songs were written/performed by {{Melocure}}, except for the last one which is only by Megumi Hinata (as Melocure's [[RitsukoOkazaki other member]] had passed away). Not related to ''InfiniteStratos'' or the character [[{{Gundam00}} [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Lockon Stratos]].
22nd Jul '15 10:01:19 AM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:330: Saving The World With {{Fanservice}}[[note]] Left to Right: Shizuha Doi, Ayamo Nakamura, Karin Kikuhara, Mikaze Honjou. Behind: TSR-2MS[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:330: [[caption-width-right:284: Saving The World With {{Fanservice}}[[note]] Left to Right: Shizuha Doi, Ayamo Nakamura, Karin Kikuhara, Mikaze Honjou. Behind: TSR-2MS[[/note]]]]
17th Jun '15 8:25:25 AM StFan
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* {{Expy}}: The four main characters [[http://blog-imgs-43.fc2.com/3/4/6/346zakki/cp101116-najica-4czns.jpg are pretty much copy-pasted with a different hair color from The [=4C'zNs=]]], a group of minor characters from ''{{Najica Blitz Tactics}}'', Episode 4 (top: the [=4C'zNs=], bottom: the Stratos 4 quartet).
** Sayaka is to ''Stratos 4'' as Misato is to ''Anime/{{Neon Genesis Evangelion}}''. Except without the angst.
* {{FanDisservice}}: Horrifyingly subverted when Commander Miharu forcefully kisses Betty when she showers. The [[spoiler:infection method for TheVirus]] is through a kiss.

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* {{Expy}}: {{Expy}}:
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The four main characters [[http://blog-imgs-43.fc2.com/3/4/6/346zakki/cp101116-najica-4czns.jpg are pretty much copy-pasted with a different hair color from The [=4C'zNs=]]], a group of minor characters from ''{{Najica Blitz Tactics}}'', ''Anime/NajicaBlitzTactics'', Episode 4 (top: the [=4C'zNs=], bottom: the Stratos 4 quartet).
** ** Sayaka is to ''Stratos 4'' as Misato is to ''Anime/{{Neon Genesis Evangelion}}''. Except without the angst.
* {{FanDisservice}}: FanDisservice: Horrifyingly subverted when Commander Miharu forcefully kisses Betty when she showers. The [[spoiler:infection method for TheVirus]] is through a kiss.
17th Jun '15 8:15:44 AM StFan
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* {{Fanservice}}: It's ''Studio Fantasia'' of ''[[{{NajicaBlitzTactics}} Najica]]'' fame, after all.
** {{FanDisservice}}: Horrifyingly subverted when Commander Miharu forcefully kisses Betty when she showers. The [[spoiler:infection method for TheVirus]] is through a kiss.

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* {{Fanservice}}: It's ''Studio Fantasia'' of ''[[{{NajicaBlitzTactics}} Najica]]'' fame, after all.
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{{FanDisservice}}: Horrifyingly subverted when Commander Miharu forcefully kisses Betty when she showers. The [[spoiler:infection method for TheVirus]] is through a kiss.kiss.
* {{Fanservice}}: It's ''Studio Fantasia'' of ''Anime/NajicaBlitzTactics'' fame, after all.
8th Jun '15 1:31:43 AM TantrumSkunk
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* CombiningMecha: Appears in the non-canon 5-minute bonus episode. The resulting mecha somehow manages to be just as [[{{Fanservice}} fanservice-y]] as some of the human characters.
26th Sep '14 10:00:17 PM Foton
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* {{Expy}}: Sayaka is to ''Stratos 4'' as Misato is to ''Anime/{{Neon Genesis Evangelion}}''. Except without the angst.
** The original Meteor Sweepers themselves seem to be based off the 4 Czn's from ''{{Najica Blitz Tactics}}''.

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* {{Expy}}: The four main characters [[http://blog-imgs-43.fc2.com/3/4/6/346zakki/cp101116-najica-4czns.jpg are pretty much copy-pasted with a different hair color from The [=4C'zNs=]]], a group of minor characters from ''{{Najica Blitz Tactics}}'', Episode 4 (top: the [=4C'zNs=], bottom: the Stratos 4 quartet).
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Sayaka is to ''Stratos 4'' as Misato is to ''Anime/{{Neon Genesis Evangelion}}''. Except without the angst.
** The original Meteor Sweepers themselves seem to be based off the 4 Czn's from ''{{Najica Blitz Tactics}}''.
angst.



*** The Japanese Comet Blaster team member, Kubo Chizuru, refers to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryogo_Kubo Kubo Ryogo]], a mathematician. The rest of her team also refers to mathematicians and aerospace engineers (see SpellMyNameWithAnS entry below).
* PantyShot: The characters lampshade this. Mr. Sako, the mechanic, tells Mikaze that a nice young lady like her shouldn't be showing off her panties by curling up while napping in the engine cowl he's working on.

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*** ** The Japanese Comet Blaster team member, Kubo Chizuru, refers to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryogo_Kubo Kubo Ryogo]], a mathematician. The rest of her team also refers to mathematicians and aerospace engineers (see SpellMyNameWithAnS entry below).
** Commander Earhart in Stratos 4 Advance is named after [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amelia_Earhart Amelia Earhart]].
* PantyShot: The Comes part and parcel as a [[Creator/StudioFantasia Studio Fantasia]] title. Even in-universe characters lampshade this. this: Mr. Sako, the mechanic, tells Mikaze that a nice young lady like her shouldn't be showing off her panties by curling up while napping in the engine cowl he's working on.



** Alice's (and later, General's) stowing away in things. Later, they even try multiple time to stow away [[SequelEscalation inside planes and even rockets]]!

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** Alice's (and later, General's) stowing away in things. Later, they even try multiple time times to stow away [[SequelEscalation inside planes and even rockets]]!



** The love chain roughly goes like this: Kazuma chases after Ran, Sayaka chases after Kazuma, Kei chases after Sayaka. Nobody ever gains any progress, and much laughs were had.

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** The love chain roughly goes like this: Kazuma Kei chases after Ran, Sayaka, Sayaka chases after Kazuma, Kei and Kazuma chases after Sayaka.Ran. Nobody ever gains any progress, and much laughs were had.
21st Jul '14 11:50:05 AM Foton
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** Kikuhara Karin refers to [[http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E8%8F%8A%E5%8E%9F%E9%9D%99%E7%94%B7 Kikuhara Shizuo]] (Japanese wikipedia), an engineer for Kawanishi, designer for Kawanishi H8K flying boat and later designed Japan's post-war Shin Meiwa US-1A amphibious plane.

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** Kikuhara Karin refers to [[http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E8%8F%8A%E5%8E%9F%E9%9D%99%E7%94%B7 Kikuhara Shizuo]] (Japanese wikipedia), an engineer for Kawanishi, designer for Kawanishi H8K [=H8K=] flying boat and later designed Japan's post-war Shin Meiwa US-1A amphibious plane.
21st Jul '14 11:47:21 AM Foton
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* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: The four heroines are named after World War 2 Japanese aircraft designers.
** Honjou Mikaze refers to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiro_Honjo Honjo Kiro]], the designer for Mitsubishi.
** Doi Shizuha refers to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takeo_Doi_%28aircraft_designer%29 Doi Takeo]], designer of Kawasaki Ki-61 "Hien".
** Kikuhara Karin refers to [[http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E8%8F%8A%E5%8E%9F%E9%9D%99%E7%94%B7 Kikuhara Shizuo]] (Japanese wikipedia), an engineer for Kawanishi, designer for Kawanishi H8K flying boat and later designed Japan's post-war Shin Meiwa US-1A amphibious plane.
** Nakamura Ayamo refers to Nakamura Katsuji, the [[http://books.google.com/books?id=PW8kvG9wzTcC&pg=PA109&lpg=PA109&dq=nakamura+katsuji+j1n+gekko+irving&source=bl&ots=VIqsc37Aww&sig=zRqNmeiY4ilIBZP1omfice-WU3k&hl=en&sa=X&ei=K17NU4OlHKjA8QHjw4BY&ved=0CDUQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=nakamura%20katsuji%20j1n%20gekko%20irving&f=false designer for Nakajima J1N Gekko]], also known as Irving [[note]]The very same plane that inspired the naming for Metal Gear Gekko in MetalGearSolid4[[/note]].
*** The Japanese Comet Blaster team member, Kubo Chizuru, refers to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryogo_Kubo Kubo Ryogo]], a mathematician. The rest of her team also refers to mathematicians and aerospace engineers (see SpellMyNameWithAnS entry below).


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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: The last names for Annette Kerry [[note]]アネット・ケイリー[[/note]], Betty Boozeman[[note]]ベティー・ブーゼマン[[/note]], and Chris Calman[[note]]クリス・カルマン[[/note]] can be romanized as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Cayley Cayley]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_Busemann Busemann]], and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodore_von_K%C3%A1rm%C3%A1n Kármán]] respectively, referring to famous mathematicians and aerospace engineers. See NamedAfterSomebodyFamous entry above.
21st Jul '14 10:40:46 AM Foton
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* AlphabeticalThemeNaming: The three non-Japanese Comet Blaster pilots from Orbital Station #7 are '''A'''nnette Kerry, '''B'''etty Boozeman, and '''C'''hris Calman.
** AlliterativeName: Betty Boozeman and Chris Calman.
4th Jul '14 10:34:37 PM Foton
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* ConspiracyTheorist: A group of four are shown regularly as rocketry otakus, and the main characters met them during the HotSpringsEpisode. Unlike most examples, they surprisingly became the four's greatest asset when facing off against the Organization's Evolutionist Faction.

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* ConspiracyTheorist: A group of four are shown regularly as rocketry otakus, and the main characters met them during the HotSpringsEpisode. Unlike most examples, they surprisingly became the four's four heroines' greatest asset when facing off against the Organization's Evolutionist Faction.



* RealPlaceBackground: Shimoji Island [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shimoji-shima actually exists]]. The eagle statue with the broken right wing that Mikaze usually visits early in the series [[https://www.google.co.jp/maps/search/%E3%83%95%E3%83%8A%E3%82%A6%E3%82%B5%E3%82%AE%E3%83%90%E3%83%8A%E3%82%BF/@24.861112,125.1780303,156m/data=!3m1!1e3 also exists]] (with the difference being that the wing is not broken in real life). Shimoji Island Base is the island's real-life civilian airport, and looks [[http://www.pref.okinawa.jp/airport/index/sm/smphoto900.jpg exactly the same as well]], even [[http://img.yaplog.jp/img/18/pc/t/y/u/tyu-kyu-2/0/356_large.jpg down to the wooden pier at the end of the runway]] and the [[http://img.yaplog.jp/img/18/pc/t/y/u/tyu-kyu-2/0/353_large.jpg control tower as well]] (with the obvious difference that it is very much ''not'' a base for rocket-powered, meteor-shooting fighter jets). More of the comparisons can be found [[http://yaplog.jp/tyu-kyu-2/archive/30 in]] [[http://yaplog.jp/tyu-kyu-2/archive/31 these]] [[http://yaplog.jp/tyu-kyu-2/archive/32 posts]].

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* RealPlaceBackground: Shimoji Island [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shimoji-shima actually exists]]. The eagle statue with the broken right wing that Mikaze usually visits early in the series [[https://www.google.co.jp/maps/search/%E3%83%95%E3%83%8A%E3%82%A6%E3%82%B5%E3%82%AE%E3%83%90%E3%83%8A%E3%82%BF/@24.861112,125.1780303,156m/data=!3m1!1e3 also exists]] (with the difference being that the wing is not broken in real life). Shimoji Island Base is the island's real-life civilian airport, and looks [[http://www.pref.okinawa.jp/airport/index/sm/smphoto900.jpg exactly jpg exactly the same as well]], even [[http://img.yaplog.jp/img/18/pc/t/y/u/tyu-kyu-2/0/356_large.jpg down to the wooden pier at the end of the runway]] and the [[http://img.yaplog.jp/img/18/pc/t/y/u/tyu-kyu-2/0/353_large.jpg control tower as well]] (with the obvious difference that it is very much ''not'' a base for rocket-powered, meteor-shooting fighter jets). More of the comparisons can be found [[http://yaplog.jp/tyu-kyu-2/archive/30 in]] [[http://yaplog.jp/tyu-kyu-2/archive/31 these]] [[http://yaplog.jp/tyu-kyu-2/archive/32 posts]].
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