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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

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

Statistics

Score: 7.141 (scored by 109,577 users)
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Ranked: #29372
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Popularity: #261
Members: 201,230
Favorites: 975

Recommendations

These two anime are about an academy with a festival/event to determine who the strongest is. The main heroine is a fire wielder and is also of royalty. 
report Recommended by damew
These two anime are about an academy with a festival/event to determine who the strongest is. The main heroine is a fire wielder and is also of royalty. 
report Recommended by damew
Both represent literally every A1 Pictures light novel adaptation cliché. In fact, TAW feels like what SAO would be if SAO took place at a school instead of in a video game world. 
report Recommended by RoarkTenjouin
Main characters are both powerful and have limiters.
Magic related items
Both high school themed 
report Recommended by tadsio
The two anime could basically be interchanged for one another, they really are That similar lol.

Both stories have highschool students who fight using a magical weapon that syncs with them, in Hundred's case they're used to battle monsters, where in GakuToshi they're used to battle each other in competitions called Festas.

The main protagonist of both series is a dark haired guy in a harem situation with various girls, and both have the classic subtypes of girl in one shape or form;
- the pink haired girl with all-around good qualities who can almost be seen as the female protagonist
- the  read more 
report Recommended by Tropicocity
Gakusen Toshi Asterisk is very similar to IS: infinite Stratos. This is why:

1. Both GTA and IS is in the future, sci-fi setting.
2. Both series is harem, comedy and action themes.
3. Story approach resembles a lot. Even the charachters.
4. MC are both strong and also just started on a new "combat-school".

If you are looking for animes with action/comedy/harem/romance, then this is it. They both will give you a good time of comedy combined with ecchi here and there. 
report Recommended by JJkunLL
Both conatain Ecchi and Harem with very similar kind of duels, characters and their training in world known academies.  
report Recommended by MystiC_MOON
-both anime have characters fighting each other in a "festival" to compete in strength and skills
-both anime have schools with a ranking system
-in both animes the protagonist enters the school due to his sister, who visited it earlier
-they have similar genres
-female main character wants to be the strongest to reach her own goal/wish
-female main character doesn't let people close therefore they call her cold 
report Recommended by SaTTLeZz
Both are set in a futuristic world where ability users fight regularly and are ranked. 
report Recommended by _Kairu_
Both is set in academy
Both is about magic
Both of the main characters are "lucky pervert" 
report Recommended by Kris-Oliver
Besides Infinite Stratos, id say Gakusen Toshi Asterisk is the second most similar to this series. especially in terms of characters:

-Both MCs are the laid back type, Transfer student with a Hidden and mysterious past. They also are really powerful with hidden abilities.

-Both Main Heroines are the classic Stubborn Tsundere, princess who hates the MC at first for seeing them Naked or half Naked then challenges them to a fight.
Then after the fight starts to immediately gain feeling for them. They both are also kinda lacking in the chest area too. (This is all ep 1 so  read more 
report Recommended by SSJR2
Both are harems
Both have tons of fan service
Great story on both
both have to unlock a power at some point to be seriously op
Both are looking for someone that is related but missing
Both are on crunchy roll so win win. 
report Recommended by cswagerty
Both take place in a futuristic city/academy where students possess super powers which they aim to strengthen. While Gakusen Toshi Asterisk is aiming to become a pretty standard Action/Ecchi/Harem, Railgun and Index do a great job at exploring their universe and the characters' abilities. 
report Recommended by RedR
Its exactly the same.
he is the warrior type out for avenging his sister.
he got her embarrased as soon as he arrived.
she wants so roast him aka friendship.
competition in pairs.

her elite seat is 5th rank, same.
some brute on 10th seat picks a 4rd figth with her, he lost the others, exactly the same.

Did they just take the plot and used it on more mature characters?
 
report Recommended by Mithril
The succubus type thing is definitely a similarity. Both have a similar feel as well. To love ru is slightly deeper in a way with a better story and background but both are entertaining in a similar way.  
report Recommended by DaBird_O_Prey
Both feature a bland, rather generic MC surrounded by a harem of girls who are mainly defined by their hair color.

Both feel like MUCH blander versions of more popular shows (NGE for HnM, SAO and Infinite Stratos for TAW), and both are prime "so bad it's good" series if you want to watch them. 
report Recommended by RoarkTenjouin
Both feature busty girls, magic schools, ridiculous humour and an "average boy who isn't so average after all".  
report Recommended by supermilne