Aniplex of America Announces The Asterisk War English Dub and Product Release Details

Popular Anime Adaptation Slated to Receive English Dub and Home Release


SANTA MONICA, CA (June 4, 2016) – Aniplex of America announced today at their industry panel at A-Kon in Dallas, Texas their plans to dub and release the first season of The Asterisk War on Blu-ray starting this September. This anime series based on the hit light novel by Yuu Miyazaki will be released in two volumes, with limited and standard editions available for both. Volume 1 is scheduled for release on September 20th and Volume 2 on November 22nd of this year. Pre-orders for all four SKUs will begin next Monday (June 6th) on the official The Asterisk War U.S. website (www.asteriskwar.com).

Aniplex of America has also unveiled the English dub trailer confirming the cast members. Under the direction of Chris Cason, the dub will star Erik Scott Kimerer (Magi, Your lie in April) as Ayato Amagiri, Kira Buckland (Blue Exorcist, Aldnoah.Zero, Durarara!!x2) as Julis-Alexia von Riessfeld, Erika Harlacher (Aldnoah.Zero, KILL la KILL) as Claudia Enfield, Sarah Anne Williams (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Sword Art Online, KILL la KILL) as Saya Sasamiya, Brianna Knickerbocker (Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works, Durarara!!x2) as Kirin Toudou, and Max Mittelman (Your lie in April, Aldnoah.Zero) as Eishiro Yabuki. Detailed cast list is shown below.

From Director Manabu Ono (The irregular at magic high school), The Asterisk War has been widely praised for its art style and animation by renowned studio, A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Your lie in April, Aldnoah.Zero). The series' soundtrack, composed by Swedish DJ and producer Rasmus Faber, has also impressed fans and critics alike.

About The Asterisk War:

Invertia--The astral catastrophe that annihilated many cities in the 20th century also gave birth to a new human race with special powers called the "Genestella." At the same time, the special element found within the meteors of Invertia facilitated humanity's technological advancement. At the academic-city above water Rikka, also known as “Asterisk,” students from each of the six schools at Asterisk prepare for the ultimate battle tournament – known as “Festa”. Seidoukan Academy's Ayato Amagiri takes up the challenge along with his partner Julis, a.k.a. Glühen Rose, the Witch of the Resplendent Flames. Ayato learns Julis has a big dream to achieve and decides to protect her to the end.

For details on The Asterisk War, please visit: www.asteriskwar.com

The Asterisk War Blu-ray Volume 1 features:

BD Features
  • Spoken Languages: Japanese & English
  • Subtitles: English & Spanish
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 widescreen
  • Episodes: #1-6
  • Number of Discs: 2 Blu-ray Discs
  • Total Run Time: Approx. 150 min.
  • Rating: 13UP

Bonus Contents
  • Bonus Previews
  • Web Previews
  • Textless Opening
  • Textless Ending Versions 1 & 2
  • Textless Prologue

* Bonus contents include English subtitles.

Package

  • Package Illustrated by Tetsuya Kawakami (Character Design)
  • Clear Cases with 2-sided Wraps


Bonus Materials (only included in Limited Edition)
  • Soundtrack Remix CD “The Asterisk War Infusion Mix #1” by Composer Rasmus Faber
  • Deluxe Booklet
  • Illustration Post Cards

*Bonus contents and materials subject to change.

Product number and UPC bar code
Title: The Asterisk War Limited Edition Blu-ray Vol. 1
Street Date: 9/20/2016
SKU #: AOA-7301L
UPC: 816546020286
SRP: $114.98
Store price: $89.98

Title: The Asterisk War Standard Edition Blu-ray Vol. 1
Street Date: 9/20/2016
SKU #: AOA-7301B
UPC: 816546020293
SRP: $74.98
Store price: $59.98

The Asterisk War Blu-ray Volume 2 features:

BD Features
  • Spoken Languages: Japanese & English
  • Subtitles: English & Spanish
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 widescreen
  • Episodes: #7-12
  • Number of Discs: 2 Blu-ray Discs
  • Total Run Time: Approx. 150 min.
  • Rating: 13UP


Bonus Contents
  • Bonus Previews
  • Web Previews

* Bonus contents include English subtitles.

Package
  • Package Illustrated by Tetsuya Kawakami (Character Design)
  • Clear Cases with 2-sided Wraps


Bonus Materials (only included in Limited Edition)
  • Soundtrack CD “The Asterisk War Expanded Universe #2” by Composer Rasmus Faber
  • Deluxe Booklet
  • Illustration Post Cards

*Bonus contents and materials subject to change.

Product number and UPC bar code
Title: The Asterisk War Limited Edition Blu-ray Vol. 2
Street Date: 11/22/2016
SKU #: AOA-7302L
UPC: 816546020309
SRP: $114.98
Store price: $89.98

Title: The Asterisk War Standard Edition Blu-ray Vol. 2
Street Date: 11/22/2016
SKU #: AOA-7302B
UPC: 816546020316
SRP: $74.98
Store price: $59.98

All 4 SKUs will be available through official Aniplex of America retailers. For a list of our retailers, please visit: www.AniplexUSA.com/retailers

STAFF:
Original Story: Yuu Miyazaki ("Gakusen Toshi Asterisk" MF Bunko / KADOKAWA) Original Character Design: okiura
General Director: Manabu Ono
Director: Kenji Seto
Character Design & Animation Director: Tetsuya Kawakami
Set Design: Kenichi Morioka
Color Design: Aiko Matsuyama
Art Director: Yukihiro Watanabe
Directors of Photography: Yasuhiro Nakanishi, Hiroki Sugiyama
CG Director: Nao Kudo
Editing: Masahiro Goto
Music: Makoto Yoshimori
Sound Director: Satoshi Motoyama
Music: Rasmus Faber
Music Production: FlyingDog Animation Production: A-1 Pictures
Opening Theme: “Brand-new World” by Shiena Nishizawa
Ending Theme: “Waiting for the rain” by Maaya Sakamoto

CAST (Japanese/English):
Ayato Amagiri: Atsushi Tamaru / Erik Scott Kimerer
Julis-Alexia von Riessfeld: Ai Kakuma / Kira Buckland
Claudia Enfield: Nao Toyama / Erika Harlacher
Saya Sasamiya: Shiori Izawa / Sarah Anne Williams
Kirin Toudou: Ari Ozawa / Brianna Knickerbocker
Eishiro Yabuki: Yuuma Uchida / Max Mittelman
Lester MacPhail: Takanori Hoshino / Patrick Seitz
Ernesta Kuhne: Chinatsu Akasaki / Cassandra Lee Morris
Camilla Pareto: Mutsumi Tamura / Cristina Vee Haruka
Amagiri: Mai Nakahara / Michelle Ruff
Silas Norman: Yuuichi Iguchi / Kyle McCarley
Randy Hooke: Nobuyuki Kobushi / Vic Mignogna
Shuma Sakon: Nobuo Tobita / Lucien Dodge
Fan Xinglou: Minami Omi / Cherami Leigh
Ernest Fairclough: Takahiro Sakurai / Vic Mignogna
Dirk Eberwein: Tomokazu Sugita / Kaiji Tang
Kyouko Yatsuzaki: Yuhko Kaida / Johanna Luis
Kouichiro Toudou: Unsho Ishizuka / Richard Epcar

English Voice Director: Chris Cason

About Aniplex of America Inc.
Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan) – a Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) group. Aniplex Inc. is a leading provider of anime content, along with music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite Blu-ray and DVD titles including the Sword Art Online series, Your lie in April, KILL la KILL, Bakemonogatari, Fate/Zero, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Blue Exorcist, NISEKOI, OREIMO 2, Magi: The Kingdom of Magic, Expelled From Paradise, The irregular at magic high school, ALDNOAH.ZERO, Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works] and DURARARA!!×2. The company's ever-growing line-up of shows includes our most recent titles such as: ERASED, The Asterisk War, OWARIMONOGATARI, Charlotte, Classroom Crisis, WAGNARIA!!3, GOD EATER and HAIFURI (High School Fleet).

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