Gunslinger Stratos: The Animation

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Gunslinger Stratos: THE ANIMATION
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ガンスリンガー ストラトス -THE ANIMATION-
(Gansuringā Sutoratosu Animēshon)
Anime television series
Gunslinger Stratos: THE ANIMATION
Directed byShinpei Ezaki
Produced byKazuki Adachi
Shūichi Kobayashi
Mayumi Takita
Shin'ichiro Kitazawa
Tomoyuki Ōwada
Satoshi Eguchi
Written byNorimitsu Kaihō
Music byTetsuya Kobayashi
StudioA-1 Pictures
Licensed by
Original networkTokyo MX, BS11, GYT, GTV
Original run April 4, 2015 June 20, 2015
Episodes12 (List of episodes)
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Gunslinger Stratos: THE ANIMATION (ガンスリンガー ストラトス -THE ANIMATION-, Gansuringā Sutoratosu Animēshon) is an anime adaptation of the Gunslinger Stratos series. It premiered on April 4, 2015.[1]

Plot[edit]

The story revolves on a group of gunslingers, each from the two universes (Frontier Stratos and the 17th Far East Imperial City Management District) who participate in Operation Stratos, particularly on a group of four childhood friends: Tohru Kazasumi, Kyōka Katagiri, Kyōma Katagiri, and Shizune Rindo, who all must confront their own flaws and differences when they battle their alternate selves from another universe in order to survive.

Characters[edit]

Main characters[edit]

Tohru Kazasumi (風澄徹 (かざすみ とおる), Kazasumi Tōru)
Voiced by: Atsushi Abe (Japanese); Johnny Yong Bosch (English)
Main Weapon: Pistol (x2)
The main protagonist, superhero and character of the story. A high school student who does his best to avoid violence as possible. Tohru mainly wears his school uniform, but during combat, he wears a black outfit which is noticeably made up of a long scarf, a jacket, and a shirt inside that jacket, and his scarf has a star pin on the right side. Tohru's ability is the "Ninth Dimensional Space-Orientation", which allows him to understand special relations and control his location within the flow of time. He has a strong desire to protect Kyōka and is always considering her safety. Tohru has feelings for Kyōka and in the future, he and Kyōka get married.
Kyōka Katagiri (片桐鏡華 (かたぎり きょうか), Katagiri Kyoka)
Voiced by: Hisako Kanemoto (Japanese); Michelle Ruff (English)
Main Weapon: Machine gun
A childhood friend of Tohru. She has a ever-ready attitude and her mind is always concerned for Tohru's safety as she wants to protect him. Kyōka's has a rocky relationship with her older brother Kyōma since he is always interfering in her relationship with Tohru and getting in the way of the two off them. Kyōka will often hit or slap Kyōma followed by calling him "Stupid Big Brother" whenever Kyōma becomes overly protective of her or interrupts her time with Tohru. At times she will tell Tohru that he should become "President of the World" and kick out Kyōma from the Katagiri Group and run it himself. Kyōka is in love with Tohru and in the future, she and Tohru get married.
Kyōma Katagiri (かたぎり きょうま, Katagiri Kyoma)
Voiced by: Masakazu Nishida (Japanese); Ben Pronsky (English)
Main Weapon: Revolver/M61 Vulcan
Kyōka's older brother. He is a very serious and prideful person. Despite his personality, he is always protective of his younger sister Kyōka to the point where he even has guards secretly follow her around without her knowledge of it. Kyōma strongly dislikes and disapproves of Tohru's close relationship with Kyōka as he sees Tohru as a man that won't be able protect her. Kyōma will go various lengths to prevent them from being together even to go as far as physically hitting Tohru. These actions will often come at the cost of being hit or slapped by Kyōka followed by being called "Stupid Big Brother". Despite his disapproval of Tohru and Kyōka's relationship, he does seem to show some respect and trust in Tohru as the series progresses.
Shizune Rindo (竜胆しづね (りんどう しづね), Rindō Shizune)
Voiced by: Kana Ueda (Japanese); Julie Ann Taylor (English)
Main Weapon: UZI (x2)
Kyōma's personal bodyguard, she is a young descendant of an assassin clan. The Rindo family has served under the Katagiri family for generations as bodyguards, spies, and assassins. Despite her small size, Shizune is very agile and proficient with blades and carries a number of throwing items (knives, small swords, blades, etc.) and some exploding devices. As Kyōma's personal bodyguard, she is very protective of him to the point where she will even sacrifice her life for his without hesitation. It is implied that she has romantic feeling for Kyoma.
Remy Ohdner (レミー・オードナー, Remī Ōdonā)
Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro/Romi Park (Japanese); Amanda C. Miller (English)
Main Weapon: Stationary Gatling Beam Vulcan/Deflecting Shield
Remy is a child who possessed ESP powers. He was subjected to experiments and lab probings since he could first remember. Soon after, he was drafted into the war with Frontier S. Remy is entirely reliant on his psychic powers to fight. He uses his ability to fly and manipulate objects for both offense and defense. His power can be amplified by directly consuming an Energy Cube, but the resultant boost drives his power beyond his ability to control it.
Miki (ミキ, Miki)
Voiced by: Akane Fujita (Japanese); Carrie Keranen (English)
Miki is a child that appears in Tohru's dream in the beginning of the series. She appears throughout the series as a "ghost" that guides Tohru and gives him visions to save both universe's futures as well as hers from being swallowed by the Dead End. Due to coming back to the past, she cannot remember her own name to which Tohru names her "Miki" (The character Mirrai = Future, but read as "Miki"). The two make a promise to one day meet again in the future. At the end of the series, it is revealed that she is the granddaughter of Tohru and Kyōka.

Other characters[edit]

Gunslinger Stratos[edit]

Aaron Burroughs (アーロン・バロウズ, Āron Barōzu)
Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu (Japanese); Matthew Mercer (English)
Olga Jenetine (オルガ・ジェンテイン, Oruga Jentein)
Voiced by: Sayaka Ohara (Japanese); Erica Lindbeck (English)
Ryō Kusakage (草陰稜, Kusakage Ryō)
Voiced by: Sōichirō Hoshi (Japanese); Liam O'Brien (English)
Akira Rakando (羅漢堂旭, Rakando Akira)
Voiced by: Rikiya Koyama (Japanese); Roger Craig Smith (English)
Jonathan Sizemore (ジョナサン・サイズモア, Jonasan Saizumoa)
Voiced by: Yumiko Kobayashi (Japanese); Erika Harlacher (English)
XI988 (ξ988(クシー-), Kushī)
Voiced by: Saki Fujita (Japanese); Stephanie Sheh (English)
Makabe Mondo (真加部 主水, Makabe Mondo)
Voiced by: Yōsuke Akimoto (Japanese); David Lodge (English)
Lyudmila N. Ignatova (リュドミラ・ニコラエヴナ・イグナートワ, Ryudomira Nikoraevuna Igunātowa)
Voiced by: Saori Hayami (Japanese); Erica Mendez (English)
Matsurika Shinō (篠生 茉莉, Matsurika Shinō)
Voiced by: Mariya Ise (Japanese); Karen Strassman (English)
Srinivasa Sen (シュリニヴァーサ・セン, Shurinivu~āsa-sen)
Voiced by: Tōru Ōkawa (Japanese); Steve Blum (English)

Gunslinger Stratos 2[edit]

Ricardo Martini (リカルド・マルティーニ, Rikarudo Marutīni)
Voiced by: Junichi Suwabe (Japanese); David Vincent (English)
Suo Tsukasa (蘇芳 司, Suō tsukasa)
Voiced by: Shinnosuke Tachibana (Japanese); Yuri Lowenthal (English)
Ayanokoji Sakura (綾小路 咲良, Ayanokōji Sakura)
Voiced by: China Kitahara (Japanese); Janice Kawaye (English)
Rakando Ryn (羅漢堂 凛, Rakandō Rin)
Voiced by: Chiwa Saitō (Japanese); Cassandra Lee Morris (English)
Mikake Toranojo (水影 虎之丞, Toranojo Mikake)
Voiced by: Keiji Fujiwara (Japanese); Jamieson Price (English)
ES-07 (実験体07号, Jikken-tai 07-gō)
Voiced by: Rina Hidaka (Japanese); Cristina Vee (English)
Minakata Kumi (水潟 九美, Kumi Minakata)
Voiced by: Nana Mizuki (Japanese); Tara Platt (English)

Gunslinger Stratos 3[edit]

Argo Odhner (アルゴー・オードナー, Arugō Ōdonā)
Voiced by: Tatsuhisa Suzuki (Japanese); Keith Silverstein (English)
Kathy Odhner (キャシー・オードナー, Kyashī Ōdonā)
Voiced by: Natsumi Hioka (Japanese); Erin Fitzgerald (English)
Ban Odhner (バン・オードナー, Ban Ōdonā)
Voiced by: Yū Kobayashi (Japanese); Cindy Robinson (English)
Chloe Akane (クロエ・アカネ, Kuroe Akane)
Voiced by: Maaya Uchida (Japanese); Christine Marie Cabanos (English)
Chloe Asuma (クロエ・アスマ, Kuroe Asuma)
Voiced by: Ayane Sakura (Japanese); Kate Higgins (English)
Alex Thunderbolt (アレックス・サンダーボルト, Arekkusu Sandāboruto)
Voiced by: Norio Wakamoto (Japanese); Michael McConnohie (English)
Tom C. Drescher (トム・C・ドレッシャー, Tomu C Doresshā)
Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai (Japanese); Bryce Papenbrook (English)

Media[edit]

Anime[edit]

The opening theme is "Vanilla Sky" by Mashiro Ayano and the ending theme is "Mirai" by Garnidelia.[2]

Episode list[edit]

No. Title Original air date
1"Open Hostilities: My Other Self"
"Sentan mōhitori no boku" (戦端 もう一人の僕)
April 4, 2015 (2015-04-04)
One morning in 2115, in the 17th Far East Imperial City Management District, Tohru Kazasumi wakes from a strange dream. After school that day, he is returning home with his classmate Kyoka when they see the mysterious girl from his dream by the roadside.
2"Resolve: An Ending World"
"Kakugo owaru sekai "(覚悟 終わる世界)
April 11, 2015 (2015-04-11)
3"Sortie: Noble and Fleeting"
"Shutsugeki kibishi to shite hakanaku" (出撃 凜として儚く)
April 18, 2015 (2015-04-18)
4"Confrontation: Those Who Defend Time"
"Taiketsu-ji o mamoru mono"
April 25, 2015 (2015-04-25)
5"Revelation: Two Histories"
"Keiji futatsu no rekishi" (啓示 二つの歴史)
May 2, 2015 (2015-05-02)
6"Castaway: The Other World"
"Hyōryū mōhitotsu no sekai" (漂流 もう一つの世界)
May 9, 2015 (2015-05-09)
7"Reuniting: A Bitter Dream"
"Saikai nigai yume" (再会 苦い夢)
May 16, 2015 (2015-05-16)
8"Battlefield: The Price of Bloodshed"
"Senjō-ryū chinodaishō" (戦場 流血の代償)
May 23, 2015 (2015-05-23)
9"Sudden Turn: The Price of Arrogance"
"Kyūten gōman no mukui" (急転 傲慢の報い)
May 30, 2015 (2015-05-30)
10"Counterattack: The Destination of Emotions"
"Hangeki kimochi no yukue" (反撃 気持ちの行方)
June 6, 2015 (2015-06-06)
11"Showdown: At The End Of Time"
"Kessen-ji no owari nite" (決戦 時の終りにて)
June 13, 2015 (2015-06-13)
12A"Encounter: Our Future"
"Kaigō bokura no mirai" (邂逅 僕らの未来)
June 20, 2015 (2015-06-20)
12B"Return: The Direction of the Wind"
"Kikan-fū no yukue" (帰還 風の行方)
June 20, 2015 (2015-06-20)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Square Enix Game Gunslinger Stratos Gets TV Anime in 2015". Anime News Network. 2014-12-09. Retrieved March 26, 2015.
  2. ^ "Mashiro Ayano, GARNiDELiA to Perform Gunslinger Stratos Themes". Anime News Network. Retrieved February 25, 2015.

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