Overlap, new publisher of the series' original light novels, has posted a preview of the Infinite Stratos 2anime, the plans for which includes not only the fall TV series debuting October 3rd, but a "Long Vacation Edition: The Memories of One Summer" OVA. The OVA, with 30 minutes of bonus footage, special CD and 28 page booklet will be hitting Japan on Blu-ray and DVD October 30th.
The anime also returns with a new TV series this fall. Yasuhito Kikuchi (Macross Frontier, Busou Shinki) is returning to direct for 8-Bit.
Infinite Stratos 2 sees Zone of the Enders' Kumi Horii joining the staff on character designs. Busou Shinki's CHOCO, AKA Kōichi Mugitani, joins Takeshi Takakura (Appleseed CG movies, Planetes) on mechanical designs, while Hikaru Nanase returns to score the anime. Returning cast includes Kouki Uchiyama as Ichika Orimura, Yōko Hikasa as Houki Shinonono, Yukana as Cecilia Alcott, Asami Shimoda as Lin Yin Fang, Kana Hanazawa as Charles Dunois, and Marina Inoue as Laura Bodewig.
Minami Kuribayashi sings opening "True Blue Traveler" and Yōko Hikasa is on ending "Beautiful Sky."