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New ‘Asterisk War’ Anime TV Spot Arrives

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Asterisk War Japanese Volume 1 CoverWith the second season of The Asterisk War underway in Japan and getting a good range of simulcast options overseas, Kadokawa is doing a bit of extra promotion for it as well. The company has put out a new quick hit 15-second spot that highlights the start of the second cour this past season while also showcasing the light novels themselves as well as the home video releases with the cover artwork.

The property comes from the light novel series The Asterisk War: The Academy City of the Water (Gakusen Toshi Asterisk). Written by Yuu Miyazaki, with art by illustrator okiura, so far eight volumes of the light novel “academy battle” action series have been published in Japan, through Media Factory.

The cast includes Atsushi Tamaru as Ayato Amagiri, Nao Touyama as Claudia Enfield, Ai Kakuma as Julis-Alexia von Riessfeld, Shiori Izawa as Saya Sasamiya, Ari Ozawa as Todo Kirin, Asterisk War Ayato Amagiri, 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 and Tomokazu Sugita as Dirk Eberwein.

The anime series is produced by A-1 Pictures. Staff involved include chief director Manabu Ono (The Irregular at Magic High School), director Kenji Seto (Wooser’s Hand-to-Mouth Life), with character design and animation direction by Tetusya Kawakami (Nanana’s Buried Treasure), and music by Rasmus Faber (Lagrange – The Flower of Rin-ne).

Plot concept: Amagiri Ayato arrives at The Academy City on water, Rikka—famous for the integrated battle entertainment, “Star Wars Festival”—at the invitation of the Student Council President of the Seidoukan Academy, Claudia. Soon after he incurs the wrath of the “Petalblaze Witch”, Julis, and ends up in a duel with her.