Strain: Strategic Armored Infantry (奏光のストレイン, Strain: Strategic Armored Infantry?) is a mecha anime series by Studio Fantasia. It premiered across Japan on WOWOW from November 1, 2006. A manga adaptation is being serialized in the Dragon Age magazine. The concept of the series is loosely based upon Frances Hodgson Burnett's novels, most notably A Little Princess, but also Little Lord Fauntleroy and The Secret Garden. On May 15, 2008. Texas-based licensor; FUNimation Entertainment, has picked up the licensing to Strain: Strategic Armored Infantry (also known as Soko no Strain). The anime will be available in a complete DVD release in Spring 2009..