Mikaze is a trainee pilot for a Meteor Sweeper team that dreams of becoming a prestigious Comet Blaster pilot. Stratos 4 revolves around Mikaze’s and her teammates’ challenges to become real pilots.
Stratos 4 An Original Anime Produced by Studio Fantasia in 2003, Directed by Takeshi Mori with Character Designs by the one and only Noriyasu Yamauchi. In 2004 it received a 2-Episode OVA, A Sequel Stratos 4: Advance came out in 2005 and ended with a great cliffhanger. Finally in 2006 we saw the release of the final 2 Episodes (Kanketsu-Hen). Unlike most of Studio Fantasia’s works this show is pretty tame and is pretty barebones in the fanservice department the last episode is pretty good (The Last Episode was directed by Katsuhiko Nishijima). What we get are a couple PG Bath Scenes, Swimsuits, Closeups of the Pilot Suits, and the occasional pantyshot. This is nothing like AIKa or Najica… Which is disappointing seeing as these were some of Yamauchi’s best designs. Oh also in this FC all of Stratos 4 is included seeing as there is no point in separating Advance.
The Earth has developed a defense system against large meteorites that are on a collision course with it. This protection system is made up of the Comet Blasters based in several space stations as the 1st line of defense, using nuclear warheads launched by spaceships. The 2nd line of defense consists of the Meteor Sweepers launching from ground airbases using hypersonic planes with special missiles to deal with the resulting debris from the blasts. Mikaze is a troubled girl that is a trainee pilot for a Meteor Sweeper team that dreams of becoming a prestigious Comet Blaster pilot.