News The Asterisk War Anime's TV Ad Streamed
posted on 2015-09-10 12:00 EDT by Egan Loo
The official website for the television anime of author Yuu Miyazaki and illustrator okiura's The Asterisk War: The Academy City on the Water (Gakusen Toshi Asterisk) light novel series updated on Thursday. The website posted a television commercial in 30- and 15-second versions. Like the earlier promotional video, the ad features Shiena Nishizawa's opening theme song "Brand-new World."
Animax will premiere the battle-action anime series on Saturday, October 3 at 8:30 p.m., and then it will run on Tokyo MX, Gunma TV, Tochigi TV, BS11, ABC, and CBC.
The website also posted the latest character profile for Claudia Enfield, the student council president of Seidōkan Academy:
Aniplex revealed the story 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."
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
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 is performing the opening theme song, and Maaya Sakamoto is performing the ending theme song "Waiting for the rain."
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, as well as the Gakusen Toshi Asterisk Gaiden: Queenveil no Tsubasa spinoff manga by Shou Akane.
Thanks to Dennis R for the embedded video
Images © 2015 Yuu Miyazaki, Kadokawa / Asterisk Production Committee