The anime adaptation of Yuu Miyazaki and okiura’s Gakusen Toshi Asterisk (The Asterisk War: The Academy City on the Water) light novel series has been featured as a poster in the June 2016 issue of Megami. This issue can be purchased here (get 5% off with coupon code MOE-N3Y-4YW0QK) and you can view the other posters that come bundled in this issue here.
Here is the latest anime visual:
The main cast of the anime includes:
- Atsushi Tamaru (Mochizou Ooji in Tamako Market) will voice Ayato Amagiri
- Ai Kakuma (Ruuko Kominato from Selector Infected WIXOSS) as Julis Alexia von Riessfelt
- Nao Touyama (Chitoge Kirisaki from Nisekoi) is voicing Claudia Enfield
- Shiori Izawa (Tanpopo Kuraishi in Witch Craft Works) will voice Saya Sasamiya
- Ari Ozawa (Chiyo Sakura in Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun) voices Kirin Todo
- Yuuma Uchida (Yuuma Kousaka in Gundam Build Fighters Try) voicing as Eishiro Yabuki
- Takanori Hoshino (Natsume Kagiya from Senkou no Night Raid) as Lester MacPhail
The production staff behind the anime consists of:
- Chief Director: Manabu Ono (Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon, Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei)
- Director: Kenji Seto (Saki Biyori, Weiß Survive R)
- Chief Animation Director and Anime Character Designer: Tetsuya Kawakami (Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin,Sword Art Online)
- Sound Director: Satoshi Motoyama (Death Parade, Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru.)
- Music Composer: Rasmus Faber (Rinne no Lagrange)
- Animation Studio: A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Aldnoah.Zero)
Gakusen Toshi Asterisk (The Asterisk War: The Academy City on the Water) is a Sci-Fi, action, harem light novel series written by Yuu Miyazaki with illustrations from okiura. The series began in 2012 being published under Media Factory’s MF Bunko J imprint, where a total of 9 volumes have been published to date. The series was also adapted into a manga in Monthly Comic Alive magazine, produced by Ningen. The series will also be adapted into a PlayStation Vita game.
The Academy City on the water, Rikka (otherwise known as Asterisk) is the world’s largest stage for the integrated battle entertainment, “Star Wars Festival.” The young boys and girls of the “Starpulse Generation” belonging to the six academies made their wishes with Shining Armaments in their hands, vying for supremacy—Amagiri Ayato is one of them.
Ayato arrived at Rikka at the invitation of the Student Council President of the Seidoukan Academy, Claudia, and right after that he incurred the wrath of the “Petalblaze Witch” Julis, and ended up having to duel her.
The greatest academy battle entertainment, begins here!