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Anime Spotlight - Asterisk War

by Anthony Foronda,
Broadcast Begins October 3, 2015 (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)


Invertia (meteor storm)… an unprecedented disaster that struck the world during the 20th century.

Because of this disaster, numerous cities around the world were destroyed. However, within the meteor, an unknown element called mana ( the all-encompassing element), was discovered, which allowed human technology to make rapid strides.

This also gave rise to a new species of human born with unique skills – the Star Pulse Generation (Genestella).

The setting for the world's greatest comprehensive battle spectacle, the Festas (Star Warrior Festivals), is an academy city above the water surrounded by six academies called Rikka also commonly known as Asterisk. Having transferred into Seidoukan Academy in order to fulfill his own wish, scholarship student Ayato Amagiri swears he too will fight in this city.

Burning souls race… The curtain rises on this school battle spectacle!


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.

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)

VA:Nao Toyama

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).

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.

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.


Ayato Amagiri
Atsushi Tamaru
Julis-Alexia von Riessfelt
Ai Kakuma
Claudia Enfield
Nao Toyama
Saya Sasamiya
Shiori Izawa
Kirin Toudou
Ari Ozawa
Eishiro Yabuki
Yuuma 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


Original Story
Yuu Miyazaki ("Gakusen Toshi Asterisk" MF Bunko / KADOKAWA)
Original Character Design
General Director
Manabu Ono
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 Kudo
Masahiro Goto
Sound Director
Satoshi Motoyama
Rasmus Faber
Music Production
Produced by
A-1 Pictures
OP Theme
Shiena Nishizawa
ED Theme
Maaya Sakamoto

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