Gakusen Toshi Asterisk

The Asterisk War

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Synonyms: Academy Battle City Asterisk
Japanese: 学戦都市アスタリスク
English: The Asterisk War
German: The Asterisk War
Spanish: The Asterisk War: Gakusen Toshi Asterisk
French: The Asterisk War
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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, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi, EcchiEcchi
Themes: HaremHarem, SchoolSchool
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.821 (scored by 369484369,484 users)
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Ranked: #48942
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Popularity: #303
Members: 647,525
Favorites: 2,202

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

Ending Theme

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


Jun 7, 2023
I have a long-standing fascination with The Asterisk War. To most people, the series has been laid to rest these days, but I was new to anime and the anime community when it came out and was the spicy new topic to discuss. It was one of the first times I got to take a side on a hot-button topic of the day - and the *very* first time I got to take a side on a specific series. I liked The Asterisk War. I was team AssWar > Rakudai. I was all in. We got absolutely annihilated in that battle, mind you. Rakudai picked ...
Feb 24, 2022
Mixed Feelings
I'll keep this review short and sweet. This anime was quite average to me. I thought the story was eh. Nothing great or horrible. Characters were really bland, and just generic feeling to me. There were a couple of exceptions, but as a whole, the characters were forgettable. I probably would say that I liked Saya the most, mostly because I like how bad ass she is with her weapons. The majority of the backstories we were given of these characters just left me feeling "eh" towards them. They were either not explored enough or I just simply wasn't interested. Like if the creator decided ...
Aug 20, 2022
Who could believe I gave Asterisk War an 8 six years ago? That's character development for you, I guess.

I didn't exactly expect this anime to be any good. There are many red flags before getting into this, and the first episode alone is a good indicator of what's about to come: nice guy transfer student, tsundere second lead, obligatory ecchi scene, 99% female cast, A-1 studios... yep, they're all there. Asterisk War can force a light smile here and there, but otherwise, it's such a smudge. Painful to watch at times. This review takes into consideration the second season too, I watched a couple ...

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