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Light Novel 'Gakusen Toshi Asterisk' Adapted to Anime for Fall 2015

by Stark700
Apr 3, 2015 2:54 PM | 129 Comments
Producer Shinichiro Kashiwada announced at the Aniplex USA panel held today at SakuraCon that light novel Gakusen Toshi Asterisk (Academy Battle City Asterisk) will be getting an anime adaptation. The action-fantasy story will premiere in Fall 2015.

Staff
General Director: Manabu Ono (Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei)
Director: Kenji Setou (Saki)
Animation Director, Character Design: Tetsuya Kawakami (Sword Art Online)
Studio: A-1 Pictures
Music: Rasmus Faber
Music Production: Flying DOG

Synopsis
The Academy City on the water, Rikka (otherwise known as Asterisk) is the world's largest stage for the integrated battle entertainment, "Star Wars Festival." Ayato Amagiri arrives at Rikka at the invitation of the Student Council President of the Seidoukan Academy, Claudia. It isn't long before he incurs the wrath of the Petalblaze Witch, Julis, and ends up having to duel her. The greatest academy battle entertainment, begins here! (Source: jCafe24, edited)

Gakusen Toshi Asterisk was first published in September 2012 under Media Factory's MF Bunko J label. Its seventh volume was released on November 21, 2014 and sold 17,118 copies in its two weeks on Oricon's ranking charts. The light novel is written by Yuu Miyazaki, with illustrations by IS: Infinite Stratos' okiura. A manga adaptation by Ningen started serialization in Comic Alive in January 2013.

PV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLciugcAbzA

Source: The-O Network Tweet 1, 2, 3

Gakusen Toshi Asterisk on MAL

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Sweet!

May 16, 2015 7:07 PM by WhoKilledMyFish

Jonesy974 said:
Kaioshin_Sama said:
I think its fair to say at this juncture A-1 is the most polarizing company in the industry. I would just like some indication that they care at all about anything the adapt and aren't just choosing titles based on how popular they are and how many Blu-Rays they think they can sell cause frankly it doesn't look like they do much. Also their love of Gary Stuff MCs and hacknyed storytelling and character development is noted . When do they announce Matsuoka and Amamiya as the leads anyway? Will LiSA sing the theme song or Garnedilia Choices... Choices...


Nanatsu no Taizai. Hater argument invalid.


The manga is better though. =/

The only few good series they produced were AnoHana,Gin no Saji, Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus, Magi: The Kingdom of Magic, Big Windup, Shinsekai Yori, Space Brothers, Tsuritama, the first two seasons of Utapri, and Working!!. The rest are either decent or garbage.

Slice of life is their strong suit I honestly think. A-1 is one of the worse companies along with Toei

May 16, 2015 6:48 PM by Roloko

Looks like a Infinie Stratos copy. No wonder, it's Okiura again. Even the girls look almost the same. Lololo, had nothing against IS, maybe I'll give it a shot.

May 16, 2015 2:03 PM by A-means-Anime

What would this site be without people complaining every time a generic light novel is announced and then bashing the studio that’s handling it, and then derailing from the main topic into bashing and complaining about other series?

I’m sure that 90% of the people complaining in here didn’t even know about the existence of this light novel until just recently, so I find it laughable to see them complaining about how the studio will not faithful adapted it, thus everything will be ruined. Me? well I’m sure (or at least hope) the studio can handle such a generic series like this. They did a good job handling Saekano most recently, so why no this one.

Honestly there is no studio out there that I can think of that have an excellent track record adapting light novels/novels. It is usually about 50/50 chance a studio adapting it will get it right (not prefect, just right). People will still complain though. I for once do not care who it’s handling this particular run of the mill generic light novel as long as it turns out to be fun and has fairly good production values. After watching the PV, I’m willing to at least give it a try when it comes out this fall.

Wintovisky said:
Shigatsu is so bad lol.


MAL user at its finest. Making a comment that’s completely irrelevant to the topic just to state his/her dislike for a completely different series (here have a cookie for effort). This might sound hard for you to believe, but I’m sure no one in this topic cares what you think about Shigatsu. The only thing that comment of yours is doing is wasting space.

Apr 9, 2015 12:35 PM by RPG2000

hmm, might give it a try

Apr 6, 2015 7:23 AM by Vonatra

I felt like I just heard this announcement exactly a month ago...

Pass.

Apr 6, 2015 2:02 AM by Nico-

HeroKenzan said:
>LN adaptation
>A1-Pictures
no thanks ;)

Apr 6, 2015 12:14 AM by Trequartista

i lol'd @ "star wars festival"

music sounds pretty good. might watch it.

Apr 5, 2015 5:59 PM by Toarujisuru

Damn that PV got my hyped.
Read the LN quite a while ago, filled with interesting twweeests.

Apr 5, 2015 5:20 PM by JoksPacifist

Rachmaninow said:
How long has it been since a really good light novel was adapted into an anime? I frankly don't remember anymore. But I suppose it's easier to produce another shit-show that will make the hordes of otaku out there stuff their hands in their pants.

Shinmai maou no testament.

Apr 5, 2015 1:32 PM by ichii_1

Shigatsu is so bad lol.

Apr 5, 2015 12:52 PM by Wintovisky

Rachmaninow said:
How long has it been since a really good light novel was adapted into an anime? I frankly don't remember anymore. But I suppose it's easier to produce another shit-show that will make the hordes of otaku out there stuff their hands in their pants.


Haganai and Ro-Kyu-Bu

Apr 5, 2015 8:19 AM by Hoppy

Yohimo_asakura said:
Jonesy974 said:


Nanatsu no Taizai. Hater argument invalid.

And Shigatsu


I like Nanatsu, but the anime is mediocre at best. A-1 are just not good with action.

And Shigatsu... well, if you have low standards for drama I suppose you might find it acceptable. It's certainly not an action show though and probably the only A-1 show in recent memory that didn't look badly when they had a lot of animation in scenes.

minoru09 said:
It might be generic harem LN but that Rasmus Faber on music is too hard to ignore.


Literally the only good thing about this show, but buying just the OST seems like a move that is infinitely wiser than watching 1-cour of this crap.

Apr 5, 2015 7:43 AM by Nidhoeggr

It might be generic harem LN but that Rasmus Faber on music is too hard to ignore.

Apr 5, 2015 6:44 AM by minoru09

Hongu said:
>A-1
>Mahouka director
>Generic ecchi harem LN
FUCKING MASTERPIECE IN THE MAKING.


lmao my thoughts exactly.

Apr 5, 2015 5:47 AM by GD1551

I bet my ass Matsuoka will be the MC.

Apr 5, 2015 12:58 AM by loli_a_ravioli

How long has it been since a really good light novel was adapted into an anime? I frankly don't remember anymore. But I suppose it's easier to produce another shit-show that will make the hordes of otaku out there stuff their hands in their pants.

Apr 5, 2015 12:28 AM by Rachmaninow

Synopsis sounds great!



...if I didn't read the exact same premise hundreds of times over now. Bloated industry and stagnation, ugh.

Apr 5, 2015 12:00 AM by ChronosXIII

Jonesy974 said:
Kaioshin_Sama said:
I think its fair to say at this juncture A-1 is the most polarizing company in the industry. I would just like some indication that they care at all about anything the adapt and aren't just choosing titles based on how popular they are and how many Blu-Rays they think they can sell cause frankly it doesn't look like they do much. Also their love of Gary Stuff MCs and hacknyed storytelling and character development is noted . When do they announce Matsuoka and Amamiya as the leads anyway? Will LiSA sing the theme song or Garnedilia Choices... Choices...


Nanatsu no Taizai. Hater argument invalid.


Not really...I mean if you want to go that route you probably have a dozen or more people in this thread citing similar arguments to quote

Apr 4, 2015 9:20 PM by PeacingOut

Jonesy974 said:
Kaioshin_Sama said:
I think its fair to say at this juncture A-1 is the most polarizing company in the industry. I would just like some indication that they care at all about anything the adapt and aren't just choosing titles based on how popular they are and how many Blu-Rays they think they can sell cause frankly it doesn't look like they do much. Also their love of Gary Stuff MCs and hacknyed storytelling and character development is noted . When do they announce Matsuoka and Amamiya as the leads anyway? Will LiSA sing the theme song or Garnedilia Choices... Choices...


Nanatsu no Taizai. Hater argument invalid.

And Shigatsu

Apr 4, 2015 4:01 PM by Yohimo_asakura

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