Soukou no Strain

Alt title: Strain: Strategic Armored Infantry

TV (13 eps)
3.433 of 5 from 1,603 votes
Rank #2,274

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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  • (Sub) Prelude to Despair image

    Episode 1

    (Sub) Prelude to Despair

  • (Sub) Encounter image

    Episode 2

    (Sub) Encounter

  • (Sub) Sub-Light Speed Nightmare image

    Episode 3

    (Sub) Sub-Light Speed Nightmare

  • (Sub) Reasoner Sara image

    Episode 4

    (Sub) Reasoner Sara

  • (Sub) Endless Love and Hate image

    Episode 5

    (Sub) Endless Love and Hate

  • (Sub) Back Turned to Peace image

    Episode 6

    (Sub) Back Turned to Peace

  • (Sub) Lavinia’s Lovely Plot image

    Episode 7

    (Sub) Lavinia’s Lovely Plot

  • (Sub) Gall Space Supply Depot image

    Episode 8

    (Sub) Gall Space Supply Depot

  • (Sub) Like Looking at Myself image

    Episode 9

    (Sub) Like Looking at Myself

  • (Sub) Memories of the Future image

    Episode 10

    (Sub) Memories of the Future

  • (Sub) The Beginning of Revelry image

    Episode 11

    (Sub) The Beginning of Revelry

  • (Sub) Attack on the Libertad image

    Episode 12

    (Sub) Attack on the Libertad

  • (Sub) Last Waltz image

    Episode 13

    (Sub) Last Waltz

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HarioSagara's avatar by HarioSagara on Nov 12, 2012
Score 6.4/10

 A mecha space adventure that's better than the average mecha out there, though nowhere near as good as some of the better mecha anime. Featuring decent characters, decent storyline and decent action, this show is definetely decent, but not much better than that. Story: 6 Sarah Werec has joined the Strain (Strategic Armored Infantry) academy in order to chase after her brother a famous Strain pilot... read more

roriconfan's avatar by roriconfan on Dec 6, 2012
Score 4/10

Strain is a lot better than it seems at first. It is riddled with stereotypical shoujo and science fiction tropes, mediocre production values, and typical-looking characters that make it look average from a distance. For example, the heroine is the stereotypical shoujo archetype and has the really bad habit of talking instead of firing, thus lots of bad things happen because she stands frozen and can’t... read more

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