Asterisk War Anime's 4th Promo Video Previews Opening Theme
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
The official website for 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 began streaming the show's fourth promotional video on Tuesday. The video features Shiena Nishizawa's opening theme song "Brand-new World."
The website also unveiled the second key visual illustrated by character designer and animation director Tetsuya Kawakami.
The main 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
Additional cast includes:
Yūma Uchida as Eishiro Yabuki
Takanori Hoshino as Lester MacPhail
Chinatsu Akasaki as Ernesta Kuhne
Mutsumi Tamura as Camilla Pareto
Yumi Uchiyama as Irene Urzaiz
Juri Nagatsuma as Priscilla Urzaiz
Tomokazu Sugita as Dirk Eberwein
Shiena Nishizawa will perform the opening theme song, and Maaya Sakamoto will perform the ending theme song "Waiting for the rain." Aniplex previously revealed the story and staff in April:
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.
The battle-action anime series will premiere in Japan on October 3 on Tokyo MX TV, Animax, and other channels.
The anime is also inspiring a PlayStation Vita game in 2016.
Miyazaki launched the novel series in 2012, and Media Factory published the eighth volume on May 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.
Thanks to Dennis R for the embedded video
Images © 2015 Yuu Miyazaki, Kadokawa / Asterisk Production Committee