The Tubi TV streaming service previously brought out the subtitled version of the Stratos 4 anime series on their site and now they’re expanding on it a bit. They’ve added the dubbed version of the series in full that can be watched on the site or through their app for it.
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 on a 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 come from outer-space.