The Asterisk War: The Academy City on the Water (学戦都市アスタリスク , “Academy Battle City Asterisk”), is a Japanese light novel series written by Yuu Miyazaki and illustrated by Okiura. Media Factory has published 8 volumes since September 2012 under their MF Bunko J imprint. A manga adaptation with art by Ningen began serialization in Media Factory’s seinen manga magazine Monthly Comic Alive from January 2013. It has been collected in two tankōbon volumes. An anime television series adaptation by A-1 Pictures began airing on October 3, 2015. The first half of an anime television series adaptation aired from October to December 2015 and has been licensed by Aniplex of America in North America. The second half will begin airing in April 2016.
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!
[Sep 30, 2015] Ending Theme: “Waiting for the rain” by Maaya Sakamoto
[Nov 11, 2015] Opening Theme: “Brand-new World” by Shiena Nishizawa
[Dec 23, 2015] Gakusen Toshi Asterisk Original Soundtrack
[Dec 23, 2015] Bonus CD 1: The Asterisk War Infusion Mix #1
[Jan 27, 2016] Bonus CD 2: Audio Drama 「星導館学園事件ファイル 謎の侵入者を追え！」
[Feb 24, 2016] Bonus CD 3: Radio CD “電波星武祭inアルルカント・アカデミー”
[Mar 23, 2016] Bonus CD 4: Soundtrack – Expanded Universe #1
[Apr 27, 2016] Bonus CD 5: Radio CD “電波星武祭 in レヴォルフ黒学院”
[Apr 27, 2016] ED2 & Insert Song: Ai no Uta -words of love- / Haruka Chisuga
[May 25, 2016] Bonus CD 6: Soundtrack – Expanded Universe #2
[May 25, 2016] OP2: The Asterisk War / Shiena Nishizawa
[Jun 22, 2016] Bonus CD 1 (2nd Season): The Asterisk War Infusion Mix #2
[July 27, 2016] The Asterisk War 2nd SEASON Vol.2 Bonus CD
[Aug 24, 2016] The Asterisk War Soundtrack – Expanded Universe #3
[Sep 28, 2016] The Asterisk War 2nd SEASON Vol.4 Bonus CD
[Oct 26, 2016] The Asterisk War Soundtrack – Expanded Universe #4
[Nov 23, 2016] The Asterisk War Soundtrack – Expanded Universe #5