Stardust Stratos
Created by Akira Jotaro (aka Justice0)
Writer(s) Akira Jotaro
Director(s) Akira Jotaro
No. of episodes 25
Run time 23-25 minutes

Stardust Stratos is an anime that was written, directed, and created by Akira Jotaro who also created the anime Armored Arena, Take Flight! Stargazer!, and Mobile Suit Gundam Advent.

The story is set in modern Japan where a secret tournament takes place every year in a dimension known as the Mirror Field. The story is about a girl who just transferred to Hoshizo High School and is accidently sucked into the Mirror Field when she was following a classmate she thought was suspicious and is always forced into it whenever her classmate enters a battle.


Suta Nagare is an energetic and mystery loving girl who just transferred to Hoshizo High School and met with her childhood friend, Kana Tsuyoshi. Once lunch had started, Suta was interested in a classmate named, Subaru Fudo, she thought was suspicious and followed him only to find him go behind the school and open a portal that shows a reflection of the area but not him. After before entering the portal, Suta tripped on something and accidently pushed Subaru and herself into the portal, and once in the portal, Subaru had to make Suta hide in a safe spot and then summoned a giant robot called a Stratos and then started a fight with another one. Seeing all this, Suta was in very excited and at the same time scared, and wonders what will happen to her once the fight is over.


For all characters: List of Stardust Stratos characters

Main ProtagonistsEdit

Suta NagareEdit

An energetic girl who loves mysteries and wants to be a journalist. She is always curious about people she finds suspicious and usually follows them (which usually ends as a failure). When she was a child, she had once seen the Mirror Field but had no memories of that day but still sees it in dreams. After being sucked into the Mirror Field whenever Subaru does many times, she began to have feelings for him but doesn't know it or try to show it. She is voiced by Rie Kugimiya.

Subaru FudoEdit

A quiet boy who enjoys nature and peace but is annoyed by Suta many times since her transfer to Hoshizo. After awhile, he gets used to Suta's presence and doesn't enjoy peacefulness as much as he used to; it is shown that he began to have feelings for her but doesn't show it. His wish is to save his dying mother's life. He pilots a Stratos named Tsubasa. He is voiced by Daisuke Ono.

Main AntagonistsEdit

Kamui YoshihikoEdit

The champion of the last Stratos Tournament. He is a young man who looks like a punk and has a gang that follows him. Despite his looks, he is a kind and peaceful person who only takes part in the Stratos Tournament because he has to and has no desires of his own. He pilots a Stratos named Knight. He is voiced by Shuhei Sakaguchi.

Yusei KageyamaEdit

The true antagonist. He is a man who seeks control of the Mirror Field and destruction of the real world and uses the tournament as the foundation of his plans. He is a teacher in Hoshizo High School that pretends to be a normal person with nothing to do with the Mirror Field. He pilots a Stratos named Tenkai. He is voiced by Takehito Koyasu.

Stratos TournamentEdit

The Stratos Tournament is a tournament that takes place in a dimension known as the Mirror Field. The winner of the Stratos Tournament is rewarded with a wish of anything the winner wants. The tournament was originally created to control the Mirror Field from taking over the real world, the reason for this was never revealed.


The Stratos are giant humanoid robots that can only be activated in the Mirror Field. Each Stratos pilot has their own unique Stratos with their own names and abilities. A Stratos is controlled by the movements of the pilot, meaning that the Stratos moves the same way the pilot moves and thinks, this system is called the trace control system. The pilot controls a Stratos in a cockpit which is an orb that shows the sight of the Stratos. The pilot is given a trace armor of his or her Stratos, making the pilot feel as if he or she is the Stratos itself.

Mirror FieldEdit

The Mirror Field is a dimension inside of Earth that only a Stratos pilot can use a portal to enter. The Mirror Field is also sometimes referred to as the Stardust Field because of the sky showing the galaxy above the clouds and daylight. The Mirror Field is a reflection of the real world with the exception of the sky showing the galaxy, even though it is a reflection, the only people allowed to enter are those with a special connection to the Mirror Field and no one except the champion is allowed to stay in there unless there is a battle but are allowed to travel through it for a set amount of time. For each hour that passes by in the Mirror Field, only a second is passing in the real world.