Crunchyroll to Begin Streaming on 10/3
SANTA MONICA, CA (September 22, 2015) –Aniplex of America Inc. announced today they have acquired the anime series The Asterisk War for this upcoming fall season. The first episode is scheduled to premiere on October 3rd and will be streaming exclusively on Crunchyroll. From the same producer of Sword Art Online, Shinichiro Kashiwada, The Asterisk War will be animated by studio A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online II, Your lie in April), directed by Manabu Ono (The irregular at magic high school) and featuring music by Swedish EDM sensation Rasmus Faber. For more details on The Asterisk War, please visit AsteriskWar.com
About The Asterisk War
Invertia (meteor storm)… an unprecedented disaster that struck the world during the 20th century.
Because of this disaster, numerous cities around the world were destroyed. However, within the meteor, an unknown element called mana (the all-encompassing element), was discovered, which allowed human technology to make rapid strides.
This also gave rise to a new species of human born with unique skills – the Star Pulse Generation (Genestella).
The setting for the world’s greatest comprehensive battle spectacle, the Festas (Star Warrior Festivals), is an academy city above the water surrounded by six academies called “Rikka,” also commonly known as “Asterisk.” Having transferred into Seidoukan Academy in order to fulfill his own wish, scholarship student Ayato Amagiri swears he too will fight in this city.
Burning souls race…
The curtain rises on this school battle spectacle!
Based on story by 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
Director of Photography: Yasuhiro Nakanishi / Hiroki Sugiyama
CG Director: Nao Kudo
Editor: Masahiro Goto
Sound Director: Satoshi Motoyama
Music: Rasmus Faber
Music Production: FlyingDog Produced by: A-1 Pictures
OP Theme: Shiena Nishizawa
ED Theme: Maaya Sakamoto
Ayato Amagiri: Atsushi Tamaru
Julis-Alexia von Riessfelt: Ai Kakuma
Claudia Enfield: Nao Toyama
Saya Sasamiya: Shiori Izawa
Kirin Toudou: Ari Ozawa
Eishiro Yabuki: Yuuma Uchida
Lester MacPhail: Takanori Hoshino
Ernesta Kuhne: Chinatsu Akasaki
Camilla Pareto: Mutsumi Tamura
Irene Urzaiz: Yumi Uchiyama
Priscilla Urzaiz: Juri Nagatsuma
Dirk Eberwein: Tomokazu Sugita
About Aniplex of America Inc.
Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and a leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite Blu-ray and DVD releases such as Sword Art Online, KILL la KILL, Bakemonogatari, Durarara!!, Fate/Zero, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, the Garden of sinners, Blue Exorcist, Anohana: The Movie, NISEKOI, OREIMO 2, Magi: The Kingdom of Magic, Expelled From Paradise, VALVRAVE: The Liberator, NISEKOI and World Conquest Zvezda Plot. The company’s ever-growing line-up of shows includes our most recent titles Sword Art Online II, ALDNOAH.ZERO, Persona4 the Golden ANIMATION, The irregular at magic high school, Your lie in April, Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works, Charlotte, Classroom Crisis, DURARARA!! ×2, WAGNARIA!! 3 and GOD EATER.