Gakusen Toshi Asterisk 2nd Season
The Asterisk War Season 2
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Alternative Titles

English: The Asterisk War Season 2
Synonyms: Academy Battle City Asterisk
Japanese: 学戦都市アスタリスク


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 2, 2016 to Jun 18, 2016
Premiered: Spring 2016
Broadcast: Saturdays at 22:30 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Light novel
Genres: Sci-FiSci-Fi, HaremHarem, ComedyComedy, SupernaturalSupernatural, RomanceRomance, EcchiEcchi, FantasyFantasy, SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.181 (scored by 146587146,587 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #28372
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #422
Members: 261,469
Favorites: 662
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Gakusen Toshi Asterisk 2nd Season continues the story of Genestella students Ayato Amagiri and Julis-Alexia von Riessfeld, who have progressed to the next round of the Phoenix Festa after a long and strenuous battle with sisters Irene and Priscilla Urzaiz.

Despite Julis and Ayato's best attempts, the fact that Ayato's powers have been sealed is no longer a secret. Now at a major disadvantage, the duo must come up with a plan if they are to have any hope of winning the Phoenix Festa. Only one thing is for sure: the troubles heading their way are only going to get more insurmountable from here on.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Ono, Manabu
Setou, Kenji
Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director
Sugawara, Yukie

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"The Asterisk War" by Shiena Nishizawa

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#1: "Ai no Uta -words of love- (愛の詩-words of love-)" by Haruka Chisuga (eps 1-11)
#2: "Brand-new World" by Shiena Nishizawa (ep 12)

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May 11, 2016
SirTifide (All reviews)
Have you ever hated something so much you went out of the way to hate it? If this sentence makes you judge me, you're probably right in doing so.

After all, if I really hate it that much, then I should just go watch something else. And I probably should. Regardless, it's gotten to the point that I derive some sort of twisted happiness from watching and hating this show. It's pitiful, to be honest.

But enough about my failure to act rationally.

Why do I have such a hate boner for this anime? Why do I go out of my way to hate it?

I hate it for read more
Jun 19, 2016
jdam5798 (All reviews)
Story: 4/10
There's not really much to say about the story other than the fact that it focuses on the Phoenix Festa and the events that transpire during it.
Art: 6/10
The art is really good. I love the designs of the characters and the city itself looks beautiful. The action scenes also look amazing. Unfortunately, I have to give the art a 6 because I couldn't ignore the fact that there were times where the animation looked kind of stilted and 3D-ish and I hate when anime do that because in my opinion, it's lazy. At least put in the time and effort to flesh everything out.
Sound: read more
Jun 22, 2016
D4rkwulf (All reviews)
Spoiler Free:
I've been struggling with an opening sentence, because before I was gonna hate, i'd like to tell a bit about asterisk in general. But what is asterisks?
It has no story or anything interesting to write an opening about. This is one of those few anime that might be well liked by newbie anime watchers since they haven't seen many good or even mediocre anime that are out there.
After all it has decent art and the music is great. You can't deny this. Sadly these are the only 2 good points of the anime are completely wasted on asterisk.

Story: 1

So we continue where the anime read more
Feb 15, 2019
CodeBlazeFate (All reviews)
"Too little, too late" is a painful phrase.

After 12 episodes of broken nonsense, this show somehow got a second season that attempted the impossible: being a competent sequel to The Asterisk War. By some miracle, it succeeded. Not to say that this show is even remotely good now, but this second season somehow turned being awful into an accomplishment. I'm not sure whether to be impressed or depressed.

Part of why this second season managed to improve upon the first one is that it actually makes an attempt to have dynamic characters, giving every character something to do, posing an actual threat for the main character, read more

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