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Soukou no Strain

Alt titles: Strain: Strategic Armored Infantry

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In the future, mankind is divided between two powers: Union, and Deague. For the young Sarah Werec, watching her dearest brother Ralph depart for the front lines of the war was a fate worse than death; for even if he were to survive, the 130 light year distance between them dictates that even if he were to return, she would be long since deceased. Thus, in an effort to see her brother again, Sarah sets out to become a pilot of the Strain – Union’s mecha force; but on the eve of reaching the first step to her goal, her only chance to succeed is stripped from her. Haunted by the many ghosts of her memories, Sarah must now endure an endless series of sacrifices as she struggles to discover the truth about her brother...

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Mariko FUJITA Character Design
Tetsuya WATANABE Director
Ryo SAKAI Music

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Title Author Score Date
Soukou no Strain roriconfan 4/10 Dec 6, 2012
Strain: Strategic Armored Infantry roriconfan 4/10 Dec 6, 2012
Strain: Strategic Armored Infantry NettoSaito 10/10 Nov 22, 2012
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