I had my doubts regarding Infinite Stratos since its synopsis revealed that the main character is the only male in a completely female academy.
A series with a premise like this can easily end up focusing too much on fan service and awkward situations while it slowly builds up to a harem ending. However, Infinite Stratos instead spends its time on the characters and their involvement with the IS weapon system.
The IS is more of a mecha suit along the lines of those found in Sky Girls than being an actual mech. I hope it is explained later why he is the only male in the world that is able to use one. So far they only said that the core of the IS is essentially a black box to everyone except the sole creator of them.
Every episode has ended in such a way that had me eagerly anticipating next week’s release. Out of all the new series I’ve seen from this season, this has been my favorite and most enjoyable to watch thus far.
Rating: Very Good