Gakusen Toshi Asterisk
The Asterisk War
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Alternative Titles

English: The Asterisk War
Synonyms: Academy Battle City Asterisk
Japanese: 学戦都市アスタリスク

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2015 to Dec 19, 2015
Premiered: Fall 2015
Broadcast: Saturdays at 20:30 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, EcchiEcchi, FantasyFantasy, HaremHarem, RomanceRomance, SchoolSchool, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.981 (scored by 224962224,962 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #36652
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #257
Members: 420,227
Favorites: 1,836
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Synopsis

In the previous century, an unprecedented disaster known as the Invertia drastically reformed the world. The powers of existing nations declined significantly, paving the way for a conglomerate called the Integrated Empire Foundation to assume control. But more importantly, the Invertia led to the emergence of a new species of humans who are born with phenomenal physical capabilities—the Genestella. Its elite are hand-picked across the globe to attend the top six schools, and they duel amongst themselves in entertainment battles called Festas.

Ayato Amagiri is a scholarship transfer student at the prestigious Seidoukan Academy, which has recently been suffering from declining performances. Through a series of events, he accidentally sees the popular Witch of Resplendent Flames, Julis-Alexia von Riessfeld, half-dressed! Enraged, Julis challenges him to a duel for intruding on her privacy. After said duel is voided by the student council president, Ayato reveals that he has no interest in Festas. Instead, he has enrolled in the academy to investigate the whereabouts of his missing elder sister. But when a more devious plot unravels, Ayato sets out to achieve victory, while being surrounded by some of the most talented Genestella on the planet.

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Background

The release of the Gakusen Toshi Asterisk anime series was first announced at an American anime convention called SakuraCon. It adapts the first three volumes of its light novel source material. Gakusen Toshi Asterisk was simulcast in North America by Crunchyroll and Funimation.

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Staff

Ono, Manabu
Director
Setou, Kenji
Director
Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director
Iwata, Kazuya
Episode Director


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"Brand-new World" by Shiena Nishizawa (eps 2-11)

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#1: "Brand-new World" by Shiena Nishizawa (ep 1)
#2: "Waiting for the rain" by Maaya Sakamoto (eps 2-12)



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Dec 19, 2015
HaXXspetten (All reviews)
Gakusen Toshi Asterisk is a series which starts off as one of the most uninspiring anime I've ever seen throughout its first few episodes, but past a certain point it starts improving quite rapidly. Granted that doesn't really say very much given how mediocre the opening is, but despite the lackluster start it manages to make a quite impressive comeback and eventually become a pretty enjoyable anime.

First things first though, episodes 1-4 of Asterisk didn't exactly give me a very good first impression because they are *painfully* generic. Like if you've seen any typical action/fantasy/ecchi/harem magic academy anime before, you should know roughly what clichés read more
Jan 10, 2016
MozillaFennekin (All reviews)
[Spoiler Warning]

I'm not mad. I have only myself to blame for this, really. I tend to be more selective with what I watch. Something will be recommended, I'll hear about something popular, or it's just on my mind a lot. I've never watched anything expecting it to be bad; usually I have no expectations at all, but often I at least think it'll be something that's enjoyable enough to pass the time and get a 5 or 6.

The Asterisk War is my first exception.

I didn't watch this because I knew it'd be good. I watched it because I heard it was almost identical to Rakudai read more
Feb 15, 2019
CodeBlazeFate (All reviews)
Towards the end of 2015, two light novel adaptations became notable for sharing startling similarities between them. Chivalry of a Failed Knight was considered somewhat refreshing, occasionally playing around with awful tropes and channeling the power of competent screenplays and exciting directing to turn a school battle LN adaptation into something worth watching. Conversely, The Asterisk War failed to meet even the basic requirements to function as a generic work of fiction. It's barely worth the effort it takes to write about it, let alone animate it.

Before we start, I dare one of you to make a thread or a blog showcasing the exact amount read more
Dec 19, 2015
Wasshio (All reviews)
When it comes to Gakusen Toshi Asterisk or the Asterisk War, there are a few things that can go side and side for me. On one hand the show wasn’t so bad as I thought, considering the way the show went wasn’t as terrible as I thought, in fact; I will say that there were actually a few things that I liked about the series and this would include my personal evaluation, some few of the expositions and the way they handled the battle tournament aspect which was really nice. On the other hand however, the show still has some flaws that holds the show read more

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