Bandai Visual is tackling some of their catalog titles to bring out new Blu-ray box sets for them and Stratos 4 from way back in 2003 is one of the latest. The TV series and OVA series are getting separate box sets that come out on the same day, November 26th, 2015, with both of them priced at 15,000 yen each. The TV box looks to include everything from the DVD sets with the clean opening and closing and the special making of material, interviews and roundtable material. The OVA set will come with similar extras such as the clean opening, promo and commercial collections, roundtable material and more.
The series was directed by Takeshi Mori at Studio Fantasia and played up some good elements with space exploration and fanservice in a way that only anime seems to be able to do. Bandai Entertainment had licensed the original series and the two episode OVA run that was produced in 2004. Nobody picked up the two subsequent OVA series with a six episode run in 2005 and another two episode series in 2006.
Plot concept: The Earth has a defense system against large meteorites that are in collision course to it. The 1st line of defense of this protection system is the Comet Blasters based in space stations, using nuclear warheads launched by spaceships. The 2nd line of defense is the Meteor Sweepers based on ground airbases using hypersonic planes with special missiles to deal with the resulting debris from the 1st blasts. Mikaze is a troubled girl who is a trainee pilot for the Meteor Sweeper team and dreams to become a prestigious Comet Blaster pilot. Stratos 4 turns around Mikaze’s and her teammates’ challenge to become real pilots, while the Earth faces its threats that comes from outer-space.
[Source: Stratos 4 BD-Boxes]