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Gakusen Toshi Asterisk

Alternative Titles

English: The Asterisk War
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: 7.121 (scored by 151,803 users)
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Ranked: #31022
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Popularity: #247
Members: 276,793
Favorites: 1,292


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
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 blond girl who seems older/more mature  read more 
report Recommended by Tropicocity
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
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
Much better than other recommendations! My favorite anime is Zero no Tsukaima and I watched handfull of most recommended but didn't like those. However Gakusen Toshi Asterisk is really the answer if you search for sth like Zero no Tsukaima 
report Recommended by miszcz2137
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 is set in academy Both is about magic Both of the main characters are "lucky pervert" 
report Recommended by Kris-Oliver
Both feature people with superpowers (Genestella for Asterisk and Quirks for MHA) and high school setting (all schools of Asterisk and UA High) with awesome action scenes complete with funny moments. Both main characters (Ayato and Izuku) are transfer students in the school full of superpowered individuals (Seidoukan Academy for Asterisk and UA High School for MHA) 
report Recommended by The_Anonymous28
Both feature mysteriously special MCs who fight alongside a strong female partner. I find that they have similar vibes but Gakusen Toshi Asterisk features a less balanced cast, fitting more into the harem genre. The hook for both shows is to find out more about the MC and discover what makes them so special. 
report Recommended by AlexandriaSummer
-Both take place in Magic Academy. -Both MCs are looked weak, but actually really strong. -Both MCs are surrounded by girls. (The funny thing is the girls line up is almost similar: -a bit SPOILER here- A princess (Rumia & Julis), A Deadpan Kuudere (Re=L & Saya) and the tsundere one (Sistine & Julis (again... sorry)). -Both MCs have a tragic past. -In my opinion, RokuAka has the better story, while Asterisk Wars has the better soundtracks. 
report Recommended by renzospark
Has similar, if not the same, feeling like Asterisk - a generic dude with a goofy LE ANIMU weapon and "special ability" is surrounded by girls with one-line personality, mostly serving as cocktease for MC. It's also set in highschool, because of course it is. 
report Recommended by arekkusu_desu
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 Have Magic High School Setting Similar Main Character ^ He Gets All The Girls ^ Turns Out To Be Really Powerful 
report Recommended by Verria-Nichole
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 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
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 it isnt even spoilers). -Both MCs  read more 
report Recommended by SSJR2
Both feature busty girls, magic schools, ridiculous humour and an "average boy who isn't so average after all".  
report Recommended by supermilne
Both are set in a futuristic world where ability users fight regularly and are ranked. 
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