Hulu Streams The Asterisk War Anime's English Dub
posted on by Karen Ressler
Hulu announced on Thursday that it is now streaming the English dub of The Asterisk War: The Academy City on the Water anime. Both series (all 24 episodes) are available with the dub and in Japanese with English subtitles.
Aniplex describes the series:
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 (all-encompassing element), was discovered, which allowed human technology to make rapid strides, and gave rise to a new species of human born with unique skills – the Star Pulse Generation (Genestella). The setting for the world's greatest all-around battle entertainment, 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 to himself that he'll fight in this city. Burning souls race… The curtain rises on school battle entertainment!
The first series premiered in October 2015, and the second premiered in April 2016. Aniplex of America licensed both anime, and streamed both series with subtitles on Daisuki, Crunchyroll, Funimation, Aniplex Channel, and Hulu. The company released both series on Blu-ray Disc.
The anime adapts Yuu Miyazaki and okiura's light novel series. Yen Press licensed both the light novels and their manga adaptation.