The Asterisk War Anime Gets PS Vita Game

posted on by Karen Ressler
Upcoming anime adapts fantasy light novel series

Bandai Namco Entertainment opened an official website for a PlayStation Vita game adaptation of the upcoming anime The Asterisk War: The Academy City on the Water on Saturday. The simulation action game is tentatively titled The Asterisk War: Hōka Kenran and is slated for 2016.

The website is streaming a teaser trailer:

The television anime adaptation of author Yuu Miyazaki and illustrator okiura's The Asterisk War: The Academy City on the Water (Gakusen Toshi Asterisk) light novel series will premiere in October.

The anime's official website announced a video game adaptation in July, but did not specify which system the game would be for.

The anime's cast includes:

Atsushi Tamaru as Ayato Amagiri

Ai Kakuma as Julis-Alexia von Riessfelt

Nao Toyama as Claudia Enfield

Shiori Izawa as Saya Sasamiya

Ari Ozawa as Kirin Todo

Aniplex describes the story:

In the previous century, humanity was attacked by an unprecedented disaster... The impact "Invertia." The whole world was destroyed. However, humans acquired a new potential..."The Genestella."

Manabu Ono (A-Channel, Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere, The irregular at magic high school, Saki) is serving as general director of the series at A-1 Pictures. Kenji Seto (Wooser no Sono Higurashi Kakusei-hen, assistant director on A-Channel and Saki) is directing the series, Tetsuya Kawakami (Nanana's Buried Treasure, Robot Girls Z, Shigofumi - Letters from the Departed, Toei Robot Girls) is handling the character designs and serving as animation director, Rasmus Faber (Lagrange - The Flower of Rin-ne theme songs) is composing the music, and Flying Dog is producing the music. Shiena Nishizawa will perform the opening theme song and Maaya Sakamoto will perform the ending theme song.

Miyazaki launched the novel series in 2012, and Media Factory will publish the ninth volume on September 25. The light novels have inspired a manga by Ningen that currently has two compiled volumes in print, as well as the Gakusen Toshi Asterisk Gaiden: Queenveil no Tsubasa spinoff manga by Shou Akane that currently has one volume in print.

[Via Hachima Kikō]

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