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Gakusen Toshi Asterisk

Alternative Titles

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


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
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.141 (scored by 109,750 users)
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Ranked: #29352
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Popularity: #261
Members: 201,666
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Long, long ago, an epic catastrophe, known as Invertia, caused a complete change in the world's power balance. In the years following this disaster, a group known as the Integrated Enterprise Foundation rose to power. In addition to this massive change, a new breed of humans born with amazing physical skills known as Genestella also emerged and joined the ranks of humanity.

Gakusen Toshi Asterisk follows the story of Ayato Amagiri, a student who has just transferred into one of the six most elite schools for Genestella students in the world—Seidoukan Academy—where students learn to control their powers and duel against each other in entertainment battles known as festas. Unfortunately, Ayato gets off to a rough start. When trying to return a lost handkerchief to a female classmate, he accidentally sees her changing which leads to her challenging him to a duel. What most people don't realize however, is that Ayato has no real interest in festas and instead has an alternative motive for joining this prestigious school. What is Ayato's big secret? Will he be able to keep up his act when surrounded by some of the greatest Genestella in the world?


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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Characters & Voice Actors


Ono, Manabu
Setou, Kenji
Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director
Kizawa, Yukito

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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
JkayW (All reviews)
"If god exists why did he allow this to be?"

When it comes to making money for an anime company there is always a quick sure-fire way to make it. And no this isn't one of those add scams you've seen on your browser window. It's by making a harem! Use some cookie cutter character archetypes and a half baked story and fan-boys will start to defend it as really good and original. They will use excuses such as "It's a harem. It's not meant for plot."

But I'm here to tell you why me and so many other people hate Asterisk War so much.

Note: I'll read more
Jan 28, 2016
CHRlST (All reviews)
Simply the greatest anime of our times. A must watch masterpiece. Everything is perfect. The main character was memorable and likable. The set pieces were amazing and the art and sound were simply on point. There will never be another anime that comes close to this level of perfection (except sword art online). Simply put, the greatest anime to air to date. Simply the greatest anime of our times. A must watch masterpiece. Everything is perfect. Simply the greatest anime of our times. A must watch masterpiece. Everything is perfect. I would rate it higher then 10, but the system is flawed and does not read more
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
Dec 19, 2015
Symphyon (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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