Anime Spotlight - The Asterisk War (2nd season)

by Anthony Foronda,

Broadcast Begins April 2, 2016 (JST)

Key Staff

General Director: Manabu Ono
(Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere, Saki, The Irregular at Magic High School)
Original Character Designs: okiura
(Plastic Memories, Infinite Stratos )
Music: Rasmus Faber
(Lagrange – The Flower of Rin-ne)






Story

Invertia--The astral catastrophe that annihilated many cities in the 20th century also gave birth to an all new human race with special abilities called the Genestella (the Star-Pulse Generation). At the same time, the special element (Mana) found within the meteors of Invertia facilitated humanity's technological advancement.

Upon Rikka, the academy-city above water, or what many call the “Asterisk,” students of the six schools prepare for the Festa. These annual comprehensive battle tournaments are held on a worldwide scale and each of the six schools place their hopes in their teams to bring them victory.

In the Phoenix Festa (tag-team battle) category, Seidoukan Academy's Ayato Amagiri takes up the challenge along with his partner Julis, the Witch of the Resplendent Flames (Glühen Rose).

Characters

AYATO AMAGIRI
VA:Atsushi Tamaru

A scholarship student who transferred into Seidoukan Academy High School. Although he's carefree and upstanding by nature, he can also be somewhat boneheaded; a newbie at romance, he's quite clueless. Born to a long line of practitioners of an ancient martial art called the Amagiri Shinmei Style, he's been a student of the style since childhood, and his skills are elite. Although he was born with an extraordinary amount of mana, that power has been sealed.

JULIS-ALEXIA VON RIESSFELD
VA:Ai Kakuma

The first classmate Ayato encounters at school. With bright rose-colored hair and blue eyes, she's a princess of a small European country called Riesstania. Prideful and strong-willed, she has few friends, but at heart she's gentle and sometimes sweet. As a Strega (magic-wielder), her skills are among the best in Asterisk; able to manipulate flames at will, she's a member of the Seidoukan Academy's Page One (Top Twelve), Rank #5. Also known as the Witch of the Resplendent Flames (Glühen Rose)

CLAUDIA ENFIELD
VA:Nao Tōyama

The president of the student council at Seidoukan Academy. She is the daughter of an executive at the conglomerate that supports Seidoukan Academy. Always with a smile on her face, she's mild-mannered and courteous to all, but underneath it all she has a calculating personality. A member of Seidoukan Academy's Top Twelve (Page Ones), Rank #2. Her alias is the Master of a Thousand Eyes (Parca Morta).

SAYA SASAMIYA
VA:Shiori Izawa

A childhood friend of Ayato's, who lived next door to him during grade school. The daughter of a meteor researcher, she entered Seidoukan Academy hoping to extol the virtues of the Luxes her father built. Though laconic and devoid of expression, it's not as if she has no emotions; she just doesn't show them. She's an expert when it comes to handling guns, but she has little interest in combat, and doesn't take part in any official ranking matches.

KIRIN TOUDOU
VA:Ari Ozawa

A first year at Seidoukan Academy Junior High. Born into the founding family of the Toudou Style, which has numerous disciples, she possesses natural-born talent when it comes to sword skills. In fact, she's even better than Ayato, but she's a timid, withdrawn girl, befitting of her age. She's undefeated in both duels and official matches, and reigns as Seidoukan Academy's Rank #1. Her alias is Lightning Blade Speed.

Cast

Ayato Amagiri
Atsushi Tamaru
Julis-Alexia von Riessfelt
Ai Kakuma
Claudia Enfield
Nao Tōyama
Saya Sasamiya
Shiori Izawa
Kirin Toudou
Ari Ozawa
Eishiro Yabuki
Yūma Uchida
Lester MacPhail
Takanori Hoshino
Ernesta Kuhne
Chinatsu Akasaki
Camilla Pareto
Mutsumi Tamura
Irene Urzaiz
Yumi Uchiyama
Priscilla Urzaiz
Juri Nagatsuma
Dirk Eberwein
Tomokazu Sugita

Staff

Original Story
Yuu Miyazaki ("Gakusen Toshi Asterisk" MF Bunko / KADOKAWA)
Original Character Design
okiura
General Director
Manabu Ono
Director
Kenji Seto
Character Design & Animation Director
Tetsuya Kawakami
Set Design
Kenichi Morioka
Color Design
Aiko Matsuyama
Art Director
Yukihiro Watanabe
Director of Photography
Yasuhiro Nakanishi
Hiroki Sugiyama
CG Director
Nao Kudō
Editor
Masahiro Goto
Sound Director
Satoshi Motoyama
Music
Rasmus Faber
Music Production
FlyingDog
Produced by
A-1 Pictures
OP Theme
Shiena Nishizawa
ED Theme
Maaya Sakamoto






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