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「ルームメイトはブロンド貴公子(ジェントル)」 (Ruumumeito wa Burondo Kikoushi (Gentoru))
“Roommate is a Blond Young Noble (Gentleman)”

After all the obvious hints dropped last time, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that Charle is in fact Charlotte and not the second male in the world to be able to pilot an IS. What does come as a surprise is how Charlotte was able to conceal her voluptuous bust in that skintight pilot suit, and in ways that completely defy physics. I don’t care how much sarashi she uses or how tightly she binds it, because she just showed us a case of a disappearing bust, much like her disappearing and reappearing IS armor when she was showing Ichika how to fire her rifle.

Once the secret was out in the open for the entire world to see, Ichika’s interactions with Charlotte came off as some of the most “genuine” in the series thus far. I would’ve normally wrote off his sympathy towards her being an unwanted love child when she confessed about coming to IS Academy to spy on him and the other representatives, had Ichika not brought up how him and Chifuyu were abandoned by both their parents. It made it more believable in the sense that he wasn’t just being nice to her because she’s a girl, which tends to be the implicit reason in anime regardless of the context. It’s a subtle difference yet one I found much more agreeable, paving the way for Charlotte to really open up to Ichika by showing her girlish side and having him spoil her a bit. The chemistry they had in light of the awkward moments was really cute, and it only felt a bit odd because Charlotte started off as a “reverse trap”. It was an incredibly refreshing change of pace from Houki, Cecilia, and Rin, who have (unfortunately) fallen into the stereotypical clingy and jealous behavior.

In the series’ defense, it’s probably difficult to avoid falling into that formulaic trap with five heroines, as the focus continually shifts to the next one and pushes all the previous ones to the sidelines for the time being. The other girls are just screaming for attention… and some screen time. However, what did irk me this episode were all the misguided feelings of guilt and hate from Ichika and Laura respectively. In Ichika’s case, I don’t really understand why he’d blame himself for getting kidnapped and Chifuyu choosing to save him instead of defending her championship at the second Mondo Grosso IS tournament. Did he expect himself to be able to fight off his kidnappers? Also, for all he knows, the whole thing may have been staged by the Germans themselves to coax Chifuyu into training their army on how to pilot an IS. It seems rather convenient that Ichika wasn’t harmed, the German army knew exactly where he was, and Chifuyu didn’t run into any resistance rescuing him.

Then there’s Laura, who absolutely idolizes Chifuyu in a personal interest kind of way and hates Ichika because she perceives him as what’s holding Chifuyu back. For whatever reason, she hasn’t considered that returning to Japan may be what Chifuyu wants, nor how she may care about her little brother a lot more than she cares to admit (like we’ve seen). Instead, Laura somehow figures that if she gets rid of “Ichika problem”, Chifuyu will gladly return to Germany with her. It’s probably safe to say she’s unaware about the whole kidnapping part, but even if that’s the case, I don’t see why she’d think that “offing” Ichika would make Chifuyu happy. I respect her firm resolve since she’s in the military, but something’s not right with that line of reasoning. It looks like the next episode should clear things up in that regard, though I suspect it’ll involve Ichika changing her opinion of him rather than him beating some sense into her. I really can’t see Laura being left out of Ichika’s harem of girls, especially when the cold open in premiere already gave us a glimpse of them working together.


ED4 Sequence

ED4: 「SUPER∞STREAM」 by 日笠陽子, ゆかな, 下田麻美, 花澤香菜 (Hikasa Youko, Yukana, Shimoda Asami, Hanazawa Kana)
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The ending sequence sure is getting crowded with Charlotte joining the running (…for Ichika’s heart). It comes with the bonus of seeing her in a female uniform with a skirt, which I doubt we’ll be seeing in the actual show since Ichika promised to keep her true gender a secret.


February 11, 2011 at 3:45 am
  • February 11, 2011 at 3:52 am7

    <3 Charles. But how come she suddenly grew boobs? Thought she was a petanko

    • February 11, 2011 at 4:25 ambanzemanga

      I was thinking the same. I was hopping they explain that she was using a special suit or something but they never bothered to.

      • February 12, 2011 at 1:06 amfeal87

        It’s just that she is very skilled in hiding them….

        No really, that’s unnatural. XD

      • February 17, 2011 at 12:00 amCommiE

        It’s one of the Laws of Anime that Boobs defy the laws of physics.

    • February 11, 2011 at 5:08 amlkaze

      not only is it magical, it BIG

      • February 11, 2011 at 5:39 am7

        it big, ++ boner

      • February 11, 2011 at 7:13 amLoL

        Big magic bobs are magic… and big

    • February 11, 2011 at 5:53 amamado

      he must wear really tight shirts and undergarments….

    • February 11, 2011 at 8:54 pmKai

      Maybe she uses magical bandages to wrap her breasts.

    • February 12, 2011 at 7:11 amSerapita

      Whatever the case, Charlotte is my most favourite instead of Rin now.

    • February 16, 2011 at 9:57 pmlauncelot

      Ever heard of a “bag of holding”? It holds the contents in, but never bulge out for obvious magical reasons.

  • February 11, 2011 at 3:52 amnerdzo

    blonde french get!

    awesome, the first non-tsundere among the girls.

    • February 11, 2011 at 3:57 am7

      ye pure dere

      • February 11, 2011 at 11:56 amAlec

        I like this girl. I love the chemistry aswell. Unfotunately, she is not the main heroine here.

      • February 11, 2011 at 4:14 pmlkaze

        so far i like this character the most, all other are a bit too cliche tsundere( and not very good at it too) i particular like the part where she want him to feed her :)

  • February 11, 2011 at 3:55 amLouis

    Another one conquered by Ichika. Looks like Laura’s gonna be the toughest one to conquer eh. Looking forward to Ceclia-Rin vs. Laura match. I guess Laura would own those two.

    • February 11, 2011 at 9:59 amewok40k

      Looking forward to Laura pwning the two girls, she is cut out to be badass…
      Kudos for Ichika for handling the shower surprise in a cool way, though Accelerator in Index was even better (though he was in a better position because he chanced upon some mature and stoic women, not tsundere teenagers…)

  • February 11, 2011 at 3:59 amTama

    Dawwww….. “Ichika kun no ecchi”, Lovely, Noble, Honest and a little tragic past French Girl made me die from MOE overload ^_^ I gotta admit Reverse Trap is the best trap. Charlotte officially my favorite heroine on infinite stratos

    • February 11, 2011 at 4:14 amObsidianTK

      Yeah, it was incredibly cute to hear a girl say that in anime and not be screaming and hitting the main character at the same time.

      • February 11, 2011 at 5:20 amTama

        Completely Agree.. Ichika got different treatment when Houki as his roommate, well I guess too much Tsun2 will hazardous for your health ;P

  • February 11, 2011 at 4:19 amoutcast

    d-do you want to see them?

    • February 12, 2011 at 1:08 amfeal87

      “Yes, by all means!”

      That should have been the answer! :E

      • February 12, 2011 at 1:15 amznail

        It’s such an obvious question. It’s similar to when someone asks you if you are a god, the answer is ‘Yes’!

  • February 11, 2011 at 4:26 ambanzemanga

    We have our fourth tsundere since the end of the previous episode but still no progress with her. Let’s see how it turns out next episode. >.<

  • February 11, 2011 at 4:28 amrasone0104

    well who didnt see this coming. XP
    Although I am quite suprised that she isnt flat chested.
    They better give a good explenation.

  • February 11, 2011 at 4:34 amZmil

    more boobies,,

  • February 11, 2011 at 4:40 amSnooSnoo

    “Do you want to see?”
    “I already got a full frontal just now but if you don’t mind showing me again…”
    “●  ω  ● 僕と契約して魔法少女になってよ”
    Oh wait wrong show.

  • February 11, 2011 at 4:42 am♕Croozboy♕

    Ichika really has the natural ability to built his harem
    he even memorized the text in the book to say it coolly

    damn charlotte is hot

  • February 11, 2011 at 4:49 amAnonymous

    That’s the weird thing about Ichika’s Battle Harem. They’re a little clingy, they clearly compete among themselves for attention.

    But you never, ever see them seriously try to undermine one another.

    It’s like they collectively decided to take the high road or something.

    • February 11, 2011 at 9:09 amSilver

      Hehe yeah I noticed that too. Makes me like them more since it shows that they have respect for themselves and others.

      • February 11, 2011 at 6:38 pmOmegan

        Really? It just made them seem more annoying to me.

      • February 11, 2011 at 6:54 pmMercenaryX10A

        Or maybe they just think that trying to undermine one another will lead to the loser going rampage with their IS, since all of them (unless Houki) have an personal unit.

        Girls with guns…

  • February 11, 2011 at 4:53 amBio D

    I can easily suspend my disbelief enough to overlook the MAGIC BREASTS thing, but the hammerspace that the IS’ seem to come from is really starting to bug me.

    I did like that Cecilia showed a little more backbone this episode (even if it was clingy jealousness) after the whole “OMIGOSH he’s so smexy!” thing she had going on.

    Personally I think the Jealousness, irksome as it might become should it continue, is more a result of the increased competition than any flandernization. At least, I hope it is.

  • February 11, 2011 at 4:56 amfragb85

    Well, that was better than I thought. Charlotte being extremely cute helps alot and she certainly came out strong this episode. I especially like the awkward moments when Ichika finds out.

    I still think her reveal would have been much better if her gender wasn’t so blatantly obvious last episode.

  • February 11, 2011 at 5:10 amlester

    Like this episode. And the way Charles’ reacted very nice, the best part is the ending. The ending shows the ‘real’ Charles in girl’s school uniform with a short skirt and a ribbon tied on her hair.

    So far:
    Cecilia for her jealousy and self-centerness.
    Charles for her cuteness (Still don’t BELIEVE that Charles is so cute?!)
    Rin nin for her height. Look how short she is compared with Houki and Cecilia.
    Houki for her tsundere, switch personality, and embarrassment

    Don’t know how Ichika did it.

    Now Laura is something that I don’t understand her much. Hating Ichika because of Chifuyu’s forfeit on the second tournament. Her humanity is gone because they made her genetically-altered experiment.

    • February 11, 2011 at 5:45 amAnonymous

      Laura basically isn’t as mature or controlled as she wants people to think she is. She sees Ichika as competition for her teacher’s attention and affection, something that she wants very badly. Chifuyu is basically her idol and the closest person she has to a parental figure, I gather. She sees Ichika as the person who ‘stole’ Chifuyu from her.

    • February 11, 2011 at 1:05 pmShiden

      Ore no Charlotte Charles ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai

  • February 11, 2011 at 5:13 amHenDarou

    Wow, I seriously didn’t think Charlotte would turn out to be my favorite character in the series yet. Once she got out of that damn male uniform I found her to be surprisingly cute. Not to mention that she isn’t another damn tsundere, but instead a cute and honest girl. Heck, she’s voiced by one of my favorite voice actors, too!

    Besides… “Ichika-kun no ecchi.”… So freaking lovely without all the tsundere violence!

  • February 11, 2011 at 5:40 amprejsu

    it’s a TRAP!! well, we’ve all seen that coming…anyway, Charlotte definitely has an edge now over all the other girls, she lives with ichika and they can get all lovey-dovey without anyone noticing anything, smart move blondie:D especially that she IS damn cute, she’s hot too, ichika saw her naked (and what a spectacular view was that) and there was more chemistry in this episode between them than Mendeleev could have ever discover:P Charlotte for the win!!

    • February 11, 2011 at 6:16 amBossun

      Wouldn’t a trap be the other way around (girl to man)? I mean this, wouldn’t you want this? Suddenly you’re living with a busty blonde

      • February 11, 2011 at 7:55 amprejsu

        of course i would, it’s damn obvious. just look at her:D

    • February 11, 2011 at 2:28 pmRickyMack

      oh look there’s rice on your check, i guess it can’t be helped!

  • February 11, 2011 at 5:49 amfluidity

    “The ending sequence sure is getting crowded with Charlotte joining the running (…for Ichika’s heart).” => More like Ichika’s running away from his rabid harem who are out to violate him(and it looks like the harem is gonna win when Laura joins it).^^

    • February 11, 2011 at 11:01 pmlzanagi

      If you look back at everytime a new girl joins in the ending, they always run in sync with Ichika :)

  • February 11, 2011 at 5:51 amamado

    ichika is probably one of the most dull characters for me. he isnt skilled in handling IS and doesnt really show a good reason for having a harem.
    at least the other characters who are weak train hard and have motivation, most of the time he only seems to be lucky. characters who generally dont train and have motivation are at least skilled enough to keep up and fight evenly with elite, or being able to beat them easily. outgoing and relax guys like him should be a bit more competent in battle, he handled cecilia, a girl with a relatively normal gun shouldnt be that hard. at the very least he should not be defeated that easily unless he was caught by surprise.

    I hope he will get better in fighting and also show how he easily gets girls, he gets them too easily. harem leads like that should at least be a bishonen or have a really kind and thoughtful personality. though he did show some bits of that, he needs more good moments that show how he attracts the girls.

    and I was really hoping for some yuri even just a bit…

    • February 11, 2011 at 9:12 amSilver

      He may be dull but hell I definitely like him. He’s always pushing the right button and also, remember he did say that although he looks like that, he is a hard worker. Also, it seems that he had more difficulty when fighting again long ranged IS so hopefully he gets better at that because I got spoiled a bit and it seem that he did become really good. Besides, he still have not handle an IS as long as the other people.

    • February 11, 2011 at 1:39 pmpaulrenzo

      I actually like “dull” main leads in harem series. Then again, my types of characters are the “normal” ones, even if they do tend to be a little dense.

    • February 11, 2011 at 5:11 pmSpoilerMaker

      Do you prefer “skilled” characters, who would dance a weird dance in a stupid clown uniform, puke twice and take 10x super-booper-swords out of their a**, instantly winning therefore ?
      They must be very skilled and super cool with such super booper moves, right ? ;-)

      • February 11, 2011 at 6:41 pmClick

        Pfft, hey it worked with Kamina.

  • February 11, 2011 at 6:25 ama42

    could they have been any more blatant about the Eva reference during that examination flashback? I half expected a shot of Gendou and his glasses. at least the character interaction between Charlotte and Ichika was natural and fun. i get the feeling Charlotte is going to pull a Kuroneko and steal the show. can Hanazawa Kana make it 2 shows in a row…

  • February 11, 2011 at 6:26 amChaos

    well thats girl 4 so now the last one is the german girl with a high power cannon on one arm. Also i have a feeling that we will see a marked improvement in him shortly

  • February 11, 2011 at 6:42 amCakeOil

    This episode would have been better if he already knew he was a she and just kept on having fun with her. Like that locker room scene, I can’t imagine many guys hugging each other and saying “let’s change together sometime” uh-huh.

    I was hoping this would be the guy to show more of a backbone but I guess I’ll have to keep waiting for another series.

    • February 11, 2011 at 2:31 pmRickyMack

      seriously, and last episode when he grabbed “his” hand. dude, maybe it’s some cultural thing. Russell Peters said in his stand up that for some reason guys have no problem holding hands in India.

      haha loved the girl that commented in that scene “look they’re holding hands!”

      • February 11, 2011 at 8:03 pmGuadalupe Victoria

        I don’t really know much about japanese culture, but I’m currently living in south korea and guys are holding hands all the time.

  • February 11, 2011 at 6:48 amEvident

    “The ending sequence sure is getting crowded with Charlotte joining the running (…for Ichika’s heart).” aka the harem-meter
    But seriously, how often is the ‘walking into the bathroom while the person showering is getting out’. I know he went in there fully intending to give himher soap but they just threw that in there for little fan service, huh? And I think Ichika behaved himself really nicely in that scene. He didn’t freak out nor turn super embarassed. He reminds me of Accelerator in ep 17 of Index II, although not as chill ;)
    Anyways, I can’t wait till next episode, yet again, and wondering when Laura will join the harem. So far I like Charlotte the most, esp with Kana-chan’s ‘Ichika no Ecchi’ being so moe. This will likely go down as a harem, but I’d like Charlotte > Rin > Houki > Ran (psh, she needs more screentime) > Laura (eventually) > Cecilia

    BTW, geass more? And what’s with the eyepatch, I mean, someone must have asked her what happened, but noo

  • February 11, 2011 at 7:11 amDa5id

    Well, it seems Laura is the last to be taken into the collective of Ichika-lovers. And luckily, SHE’S NOT GOING DOWN WITHOUT A FIGHT.

    Laura: I’m not joining your mindless cult!

    Ichika: But…look at how cute I am! My intentions are pure, so I will most likely just lead you on the entire time, but you’ll imagine that I’m making a pass at you when I’m really just being more nice than I should be.

    Every other girl in the academy: Joooooooiiiiiinnnn uuuuuusssss…..

    Laura: Ooooooooookay. It IS only halfway through the show.

    • February 11, 2011 at 12:09 pmZero



      Chifuyu: Seriously. Go home.

      Laura: NOOOOooooooooo~!

  • February 11, 2011 at 7:36 am♕Croozboy♕

    Ichika really has the natural ability to built his harem
    he even memorized the text in the book to say it coolly

    damn charlotte is hot

    yet again, im getting a feeling that chifuyu has a bro-con

  • February 11, 2011 at 7:49 amCL100100

    After seeing the ‘infinite harem’ made possible by Ichika, I am kinda hoping to see some signs of yuri (since it is orignally an all girls school), but I know I am not going to get that. *sigh*

  • February 11, 2011 at 7:51 amCL100100

    And for a tsundere person like me, Charlotte was actaully a delight to see. Maybe too much tsundere has an adverse effect on me.

  • February 11, 2011 at 8:03 amClick

    Personally, I prefer Charlotte to the other girls. She’s the only girl in the series whose personality isn’t completely eclipsed or defined by a title ._.

    Plus, she’s way cute which always a plus.

  • February 11, 2011 at 8:18 amNine

    so the German little girl dislike Ichika for a very silly reason and said Ichika is useless man… whatever.. get over it. Just face the fact. I don’t understand what kinda motivation that drive her so mad about this.

    • February 11, 2011 at 8:44 amAyle

      To me it looks like a really bad form of Sister complex.

    • February 11, 2011 at 9:03 amSilver

      I think perhaps she also have a pretty bad past and then Chifuyu came and “saved” her which causes her to be the way she is. She also seems like someone with no social skills so I’m expecting to see character development from her as well.

      • February 11, 2011 at 11:37 amNine

        i’m not fully expect too much character development from this anime. no offence, but in my opinion, “character development” is not an easy thing to create and develop. Just saying.

  • February 11, 2011 at 8:58 amMrRei

    “Dame?” << best line in the episode

  • February 11, 2011 at 9:02 amra

    “I don’t care how much sarashi she uses or how tightly she binds it, because she just showed us a case of a disappearing bust”

    Girls with big boobs can get really flat, I’ve seen it happen. The only thing is that it’s ridiculously hard to breathe, which wouldn’t be very ideal when fighting in an IS unit.

  • February 11, 2011 at 9:09 amacolyte

    This anime seems so wrong because it doesn’t have enough violence. Usually animes with this much love going on comes with a slapstick. Ichika is way too smooth for the normal anime protagonist, and the girls are way too brave and fair, just trying to get Ichika for themselves instead of stopping the other girls’ advances. Combined with the girls all better than Ichika in piloting the IS.

    Yet, this is the reason why I like it. But it definitely strikes an odd discontinuity to me relative to the others.

  • February 11, 2011 at 9:20 amSilver

    Dang… The part with Ichika feeding Charlotte is so ridiculously cute… Eitherway all the characters so far are all very likable so this is a very enjoyable series and makes me look forward to it every week.

    What’s with the thing about Chifuyu being a brocon though? He is her only family so of course she would be worried so I don’t see any problem with that. Lol, it’s like everyone wants that to be true haha.

    @ CakeOil
    He doesn’t have a backbone because he does not tease her? What? Is he supposed to tease her or something which shows that he have a backbone? I say that he has a backbone because he doesn’t take advantage of anyone and in fact have self-control even when he saw Charlotte like that. Reminds me of the silly “he’s not a man” stuff I’ve been reading all due to reasons that just doesn’t make any sense.

    • February 11, 2011 at 10:57 pmpaulrenzo

      In a world where masculinity is determined by how many women a guy beds, expect comments like that.

  • February 11, 2011 at 9:25 amOmegan

    Anime goins’s down for me, all the girls except the new one are becoming more and more unlikeable.
    “lets just drag him around everywhere and get jealous 24/7″ worst type of anime girls.

  • February 11, 2011 at 9:33 amIncognito

    Hooboy…more perverted seiyuu jokes for Kana Hanazawa with this scene…

    Damnit, now I regret not nominating Charlotte in ISML 2011… *headdesk*

  • February 11, 2011 at 9:39 amU Doh

    A few spoiler stuff…(I hope the tags work)

    Most scary thing about Charlotte is, even with tons of her moe moments in this episode, she is not done yet.
    Show Spoiler ▼

    And the boobs…
    Show Spoiler ▼

    As for Charlotte’s girl uniform,
    Show Spoiler ▼

    • February 12, 2011 at 12:12 amaiueo123

      I don’t remember that part in your second spoiler O_O. It’s from vol 2 right? Then again, maybe it just doesn’t leave me that much of an impression to be able to remember it now when I read that part since it doesn’t have much importance with the overall story.

  • February 11, 2011 at 9:59 amJusta_Dream

    Charlotte has official made this anime 100 times better for me. ^^ She practically saved it!

  • February 11, 2011 at 10:16 ambakabakabaka

    Charlotte is awesome. End of story.

  • February 11, 2011 at 10:54 amSolarguardian

    I love Charlotte… Love her………. and does make this show better. And it’s pretty obvious that Laura will join the harem. Anywho… anyone else catch what they were trying to do there at the beginning of the episode? Laura Vs. Charlotte… Germany vs. France… no? Okay, let’s leave it alone.

    If you want to relive this episode but only with Charlotte’s cutest and best moments then check out my new video!: http://vimeo.com/19821560 (made especially for everyone)

    • February 11, 2011 at 10:55 amSolarguardian

      Wait… I don’t think I was supposed to put up links……… Hm………. Sorry if I’m not.

    • February 11, 2011 at 11:34 amZero

      I remember laughing my ass off when they started comparing equipment. Gee, not real subtle on WWII references, are they?

  • February 11, 2011 at 11:32 amwasabi

    Charlotte<3 :3

  • February 11, 2011 at 11:49 amSirMuffin

    A fantastic idea creeped into my mind while watching the episode. What if… Ichika was gay? My random musing is not without reason… He seemed to be too keen to get Charlotte to get changed with/in front of him… Now there’s a plot twist! How unique would that be! The effect of it on the world of anime would be like school days. But more shocking… Enough of that, ’twas a good episode indeed…

    • February 11, 2011 at 12:17 pmBio D

      Yes, depraved homicide we can deal with, but GAY MAIN CHARACTERS!?
      You are a sick individual, sir!

  • February 11, 2011 at 11:58 amDanté

    Having my doubts that the harem is complete already


    I just spotted her today, we still need to find out who she is…

    • February 11, 2011 at 12:36 pmjhpace1

      The bunny-eared girl in the opening is the “black box” inventor of the IS, and also the older sister of Houki.

      • February 11, 2011 at 12:52 pmDanté

        Ahaa, didn’t know that.
        But there’s still the probability that she may be added to the harem :3

      • February 11, 2011 at 1:19 pmDivine

        Yeah, that’s Shinonono Tabane. She’s voiced by Tamura Yukari, even though we haven’t heard her say anything yet. There was a quick flashback showing her in episode two.

      • February 11, 2011 at 2:15 pmDanté

        Btw Divine, from which anime is your avatar?
        Looks like a mix between Zero and Kaname (vampire knight)

      • February 13, 2011 at 8:44 pmDivine

        Rokujou Miharu from Nabari no Ou.

    • February 18, 2011 at 12:22 amlester

      I’ve watch the OP and it’s kinda interesting that her pose is almost the same as this: http://randomc.net/image/Gundam%2000/Gundam%2000%20-%20OP%20-%20Large%2008.jpg

      Or I could be wrong.

  • February 11, 2011 at 12:18 pmSilentmanX

    after watching this episode I have to say “This is the most oddest romance moment I have ever seen”. Well Amanda Bynce did the same thing in a movie which I don’t know the title of

  • February 11, 2011 at 12:27 pmGXD

    Came here to say:


    Charlotte <3

  • February 11, 2011 at 1:28 pmlaa

  • February 11, 2011 at 2:11 pmmelissa

    Who knows? Maybe the writers will pull a Shuffle on us and make him choose the girl that he is the most human with. Acutally I can see him choosing Charlotte because they have the most chemisty so far. IchikaXCharlotte for the win!

    • February 11, 2011 at 2:22 pmObsidianTK

      It would sure be nice if the main character didn’t always end up with the obvious main heroine. For example, the thing that made Toradora so great was the big chunk of episodes in the middle where it actually seemed possible that Ryuuji could end up with Ami rather than Taiga — it’s nice to actually have some suspense instead of just waiting for the obvious pairing to happen.

  • February 11, 2011 at 2:38 pmDamrod

    Hmm, the possibility of only females and gay male being able to operate those IS things…
    That could strengthen the positions of gay people and bring a faillproof test to see if someone was gay or not ^_^

  • February 11, 2011 at 3:04 pmOwaranai

    I think I’ve just found another favorite MOE character in Charlotte. =D

    Speaking of which, I guess that’s what made me feel a little…off about the other girls. The jealousy routine kicks in, though I guess that was mainly to give Charlotte more screen time as well as a background story.

    One thing, though, is that none of the backstories of the Houki, Cecilia and Rin were told to us in the anime yet. The theory of the Germans kidnapping Ichika doesn’t seem too far-fetched either and could make for an interesting development with Laura.

    Looking forward to the action next episode, and the formal introduction of Laura.

    • February 11, 2011 at 7:41 pmbertman4

      I came to the same conclusion that the Germans planned the whole thing with Ichika’s kidnapping, which lead to Chifuyu defaulting on the championship (gee, I wonder who won the second championship?), which lead to her being indebted to the Germans due to their intel, which lead her to train the Germans, which was way too obvious. Laura doesn’t have a clue.

  • February 11, 2011 at 3:08 pmthenewhorde

    I have to say when I saw the ending with Charlotte running in her skirt, some sort of strange switch just flipped inside me. I knew she was cute, and I was never a skirt fetish of any kind, but seeing her like that and how beautiful she is… eh… i think i might have became a pervert.

    • February 11, 2011 at 5:16 pmXziled

      there’s a simple explanation for that, she’s not wearing any stockings or boots so you can see all of her legs.

    • February 11, 2011 at 6:33 pmOmegan

      That…. and youre a pervert.

  • February 11, 2011 at 3:14 pmLOL

    i think this is one of the best episodes so far and ichika probably blamed himself because his sister didnt win the tournament thx to him

    • February 11, 2011 at 6:37 pmOmegan

      Yeah, for some reason being jumped by three agents taken hostage is something that any “worthy” brother would have avoided. PFFT! I agree with Divine, his whole “I’m responsible” is stupid…
      And eye-patch lesbian(or is it just me?) is just as bad..

  • February 11, 2011 at 3:35 pmYanDaMan

    Yep, Charles is in the ending sequence, AKA part of the Harem, Laura is next~!

  • February 11, 2011 at 3:46 pmbear

    It would be hilarious if he winds up with Laura at the end.

    • February 15, 2011 at 6:44 pmhoiut

      You, sir, win.

  • February 11, 2011 at 4:24 pminnerchihiro

    Charlotte is adorable. My favorite girl by far. And Hanazawa Kana <3

  • February 11, 2011 at 4:28 pmNess

    Charles is so sweet and pure. She is my favorite char as well.
    “Ichika no ecchi” 2nd time made my heart melt *~*

  • February 11, 2011 at 4:49 pmunlisted

    Laura’s train of thought is stupidly irrational. Let’s just get rid of the brother and my idol will follow me to germany! DUMB DUMB DUMB

  • February 11, 2011 at 6:42 pmRazgriz

    Now that I think of it, why are females only capable of operating IS units? There must be some sort of scientific explanation. Were they made to respond to a female’s genetic structure (XX chromosomes etc)? But that wouldn’t be the case because Ichika is a male (unless his genetic structure is just whacked).

    As for Charles–I mean, Charlotte, I definitely saw that one coming. Otherwise it would’ve been a case of boy-love *shivers*. Yes, we all agree that we find her surprisingly cute and hot. And her uniform at the credits is quite, um…a bit revealing.

    Now to Laura, I don’t know what to say about this woman. Is that some sort of Geass on her left eye (her left)? She’s got issues, I’ll tell her that, but she can’t go blaming it on anyone just because the one she admires the most “graduated in shame”.

    And to think the Winter Anime set, as they said, was boring. Fools.

  • February 11, 2011 at 7:20 pmFlameStrike

    Wow, Charles is just soooo moe, I can’t believe it. Just in ep 5 I was thinking “Meh lame reverse trap, the only thing she has going for her is Kana-chan’s awesome voice”. Then 1 episode later I’m all “HNNnnnnnnnng”. Damn, no wonder she’s first in the race for Ichika’s heart. She just went from my 2nd least favorite to my favorite char in one episode.

    As for the IS, a have a theory that it could be just Houki’s sister massively trolling the world. IS all have some kind of AI and all need Cores that can only be produced by Houki’s sister. PMaybe she programed those Cores to only react to females on purpose, and maybe made as exception for Ichika. She knew Ichika after all. It would explain the whole IS only reacting to girls thing quiet logically.

  • February 11, 2011 at 7:37 pmbaltar

    I thought at the beginning of the series, they said that ISs weren’t used for combat. So why does the German Army want to be trained in them?

    • February 13, 2011 at 8:42 pmDivine

      The Alaska Treaty prevents them from being used in combat, but countries probably acknowledge that if push comes to shove, someone might break it so they train to use them as a deterrent. It’s almost like nukes of the modern world.

  • February 11, 2011 at 8:29 pmZweitrix

    Charlotte = super kawaii <3 she's like the innocent kind XDD

    and somehow Laura kinda reminds me of Soma Peries from Gundam OO…silver hair,supersoldier,second lieutenants… o.o

    • February 11, 2011 at 10:53 pmTama

      Lol.. soma peries with eyepatch and minus quantum brainwaves, even charlotte personal I.S look like gundam kyrios

      • February 12, 2011 at 7:25 amBio D

        I thought it looked a bit like the Reborn Gundam. It’s even called the Reborn!

  • February 11, 2011 at 10:19 pmKaitune

    Damn…. I… really really like Charlotte… Knowing that she would never end up with Ichika totally ruins this anime for me even further. I don’t think I can continue watching without being biased.

    • February 12, 2011 at 12:28 ampaulrenzo

      If it’s any consolation, it looks like this series is going for a no-winner ending.

  • February 12, 2011 at 12:10 amkeiOnDaisuki

    tch. i knew it now. laura’s gonna join ichika’s harem. whatta bummer. DX

    and man, i never thought i’d say this, but.. I LOVE CHARLES!!


    i meant, I LOVE CHARLOTTE. XDD it’s a bit of fresh air to see a non-tsundere character here.

    lastly, i am looking forward to houki’s sistah. she seems pretty close to mah chifuyu-onee-sama. XD

  • February 12, 2011 at 12:31 amShirt

    Charles ♥

  • February 12, 2011 at 8:57 amhaseo0408

    Wow, I think Charlotte has become one of my favorite girls along with Houki, Ichika better wake up and start realizing what is happening around him. Next in line is Laura, but something tells me that this is going to be a though one to turn around.

  • February 12, 2011 at 10:28 amHalfDemonInuyasha

    Ichika now joins Shiro Emiya for the “No s***, Sherlock” prize!

    “This is body soap.”


  • February 12, 2011 at 2:34 pmlightning

    I know it’s not the best idea to judge a character based on their character design alone, but wow, I honestly had this preconceived image of Charlotte being a really plain character. I guess it had a lot to do with her male uniform, but watching ep 5 and 6 changed my opinion completely.

    That said, CHARLOTTE FTW!

    Now I’m really interested on how Laura will join Ichika’s harem. O:

  • February 12, 2011 at 8:58 pmPoiira

    Me last week: Okay, so Charles is a girl with small boobs. I can accept this.

    Geez, Charlotte find a bust size and stick with it!

    • February 12, 2011 at 9:14 pmSilver

      Lol! Haha but it’s actually explained in the novel that it was due to that special suit Dunoa Company had provided for her which is why it magically appears when she’s not wearing the suit.

  • February 13, 2011 at 12:40 amSnicket

    Why is it always a shower scene that reveals a characters “true gender”? Im not not complaining mine you, its just a bit over used. Also how the hell did she hide a bust of that size? Do those suits provide some sort of physical alteration abilities or something?

  • February 13, 2011 at 1:32 amTorrigan

    Charles….she’s sooo moe half due to her hilarious actions and half due to the ever cute voice acting of Hanazawa Kana

    I agree they are getting a bit TOO clingy I would’ve been happy if Houki stayed as the nonchalant I’ve got a much better chance than the rest of you tsundere

  • February 13, 2011 at 3:23 amGekokujou

    I just started watching this series and all I can say is that it’s just not fair for that Ichika bastard to be getting a harem:(

  • February 15, 2011 at 2:50 pmDmonHiro

    “Charles” just won my heart for sweetest/kindest/cutest girl in IS. The fact that she can kick ass helps.

  • February 16, 2011 at 6:29 amBonnie

    I love the “Kind, caring, and innocent” type of anime girl who helps people and thinks of getting nothing in return. I know some of you may think that type of character is “perfect” just because she helps people and does the right thing. I’d rather have this character in a show anytime rather than the tough go-get em girl who would get through somthing with only her atheledic ability rather than her inner strength.

  • February 17, 2011 at 6:24 amHimeya

    Just Realized this but if we look at both of this picture



    They look like twins with different hair color and eye color. While this might just be a person limitation in drawing different characters, wouldn’t it be interesting if there are any relationship between the two? (separated sister at birth, clones of the other, etc)? ^_^

  • March 1, 2011 at 6:15 amTan-Tan

    The only reason I suddenly watched IS is because of Charles. I’m not a fan of yaoi but I wish he remained as Charles because it’s funny seeing the girls jealous over a boy =)))