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'The Asterisk War: The Academy City on the Water' Gets Anime Adaptation by Aniplex this Fall Season


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Aniplex producer Shinichiro Kashiwada announced at Aniplex of America's panel at Sakura-Con on April 3 that the company will produce The Asterisk War: The Academy City on the Water (Gakusen Toshi Asterisk) anime series. The anime is an adaptation of light novel series by Yuu Miyazaki with illustrations by okiura. Media Factory publishes the novels in Japan and eight volumes have been published so far. 





Aniplex of America announced on September 23 that it had licensed the anime. The battle-action series will stream on Crunchyroll beginning on October 3.



Invertia (meteor storm)… an unprecedented disaster that struck the world during the 20th century. Because of this disaster, numerous cities around the world were destroyed. However, within the meteor, an unknown element called mana (the all-encompassing element), was discovered, which allowed human technology to make rapid strides. This also gave rise to a new species of human born with unique skills – the Star Pulse Generation (Genestella).


The setting for the world's greatest comprehensive battle spectacle, the Festas (Star Warrior Festivals), is an academy city above the water surrounded by six academies called “Rikka,” also commonly known as “Asterisk.” Having transferred into Seidoukan Academy in order to fulfill his own wish, scholarship student Ayato Amagiri swears he too will fight in this city.  


Burning souls race…


The curtain rises on this school battle spectacle!




Based on story by Yuu Miyazaki ("Gakusen Toshi Asterisk" MF Bunko / KADOKAWA)

Original Character Design: okiura

General Director: Manabu Ono

Director: Kenji Seto

Character Design & Animation Director: Tetsuya Kawakami

Set Design: Kenichi Morioka

Color Design: Aiko Matsuyama

Art Director: Yukihiro Watanabe

Director of Photography: Yasuhiro Nakanishi / Hiroki Sugiyama

CG Director: Nao Kudō

Editor: Masahiro Goto

Sound Director: Satoshi Motoyama

Music: Rasmus Faber

Music Production: FlyingDog

Produced by: A-1 Pictures

OP Theme: Shiena Nishizawa

ED Theme: Maaya Sakamoto



Ayato Amagiri: Atsushi Tamaru

Julis-Alexia von Riessfelt: Ai Kakuma

Claudia Enfield: Nao Tōyama  

Saya Sasamiya: Shiori Izawa

Kirin Toudou: Ari Ozawa

Eishiro Yabuki: Yūma Uchida

Lester MacPhail: Takanori Hoshino

Ernesta Kuhne: Chinatsu Akasaki

Camilla Pareto: Mutsumi Tamura

Irene Urzaiz: Yumi Uchiyama

Priscilla Urzaiz: Juri Nagatsuma

Dirk Eberwein: Tomokazu Sugita

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