The Asterisk War

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  • TV-14
  • 2015
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.8  (2,476)

The Asterisk War is a Japanese animated television series produced by Aniplex. The show premiered on October 3, 2015, and concluded on June 18, 2016, with a total of 24 episodes. The show is based on a Japanese light novel series written by Yuu Miyazaki and illustrated by Okiura.

The story of The Asterisk War is set in a fictional world where humanity has colonized the stars. In this world, there exists six academies that train students to become skilled fighters and warriors. These academies are known as the Integrated Enterprise Foundation (IEF), and they host an annual tournament known as the Festas. The Festas are the ultimate test of strength for the academy students, with the ultimate prize being the title of the strongest warrior in the world.

The show follows the story of Ayato Amagiri, a new transfer student to the Seidoukan Academy, one of the six academies in the IEF. Ayato is a skilled fighter, but he has a secret past that he keeps hidden. During his time at Seidoukan Academy, Ayato meets a girl named Julis-Alexia von Riessfeld, the princess of the Riessfeld Empire. Julis is also competing in the Festas and is determined to win the tournament and bring glory to her nation.

Ayato and Julis become close friends and teammates. Together, they compete in the Festas and encounter various challenges, including rivalries with other schools, political corruption, and personal conflicts. Along the way, Ayato and Julis must rely on their skills and each other to overcome these obstacles and win the tournament.

The show features a diverse cast of characters, each with their own unique abilities and personalities. These characters include fellow Seidoukan Academy students Claudia Enfield, a skilled strategist, and Saya Sasamiya, a fierce fighter with a secret past. The show also introduces fans to characters from the other academies, including Kirin Toudou from the Dragon Empire, a skilled martial artist, and Dirk Eberwein from the Germany military academy, a powerful fighter with a dark past.

The animation quality of The Asterisk War is excellent, with vivid colors and dynamic fight scenes. The action sequences are well choreographed, and the fights are intense and exciting to watch. The music in the show is also noteworthy, with a soundtrack that complements the show's action and drama.

The themes of The Asterisk War reflect the struggles of young people growing up in a world filled with conflict and competition. The show explores themes such as friendship, loyalty, and betrayal, as well as societal pressures and expectations. Through the trials and tribulations that Ayato and Julis face, the show demonstrates the importance of perseverance and the value of true friendship.

Overall, The Asterisk War is an engaging and entertaining anime series that combines action, drama, and friendship to create a compelling story. Fans of the genre will appreciate the show's dynamic fight scenes, memorable characters, and complex narrative. While the show may not be for everyone, those who enjoy high-stakes tournament-style anime will find much to enjoy in The Asterisk War.

The Asterisk War is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (36 episodes). The series first aired on October 3, 2015.

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24. Reunion
June 18, 2016
The exciting season finale of The Asterisk War!
The Lonely Strega
23. The Lonely Strega
June 11, 2016
Julis's brother, Jolbert, wants to discuss two important topics with Julis and Ayato. While spending time in Lieseltania, Julis runs into a face from her past.
22. Lieseltania
June 4, 2016
Ayato and his friends visit Lieseltania, where they are greeted with great enthusiasm! Surprisingly, Claudia has an interesting proposal for Ayato, Julis, Saya and Kirin.
Clinching Victory
21. Clinching Victory
May 28, 2016
The final match continues...Which team will win the Phoenix Festa?
The Phoenix Showdown
20. The Phoenix Showdown
May 21, 2016
Ayato and Julis are facing AR-D and RM-C in the Phoenix Festa finals. In the meantime, Saya and Kirin are trying to rescue Flora!
Battle Song
19. Battle Song
May 14, 2016
Rotlicht... Ayato is sniffing around in this part of the city, hoping to get a clue about where Flora might be... Unfortunately, his efforts disturb some people.
18. Scrambling
May 7, 2016
Saya and Kirin search for the whereabouts of Flora while Ayato and Julis face Galahadworth' True Knights in the semifinals.
The Tyrant's Puppet Strings
17. The Tyrant's Puppet Strings
April 30, 2016
Flora is abducted by a mysterious man. Now, Ayato and his friends have to come up with a plan to rescue her!
Never Back Down
16. Never Back Down
April 23, 2016
Ayato and Julis are battling against Shenyun and Shenhua Li. Also, Saya and Kirin are facing AR-D and RM-C. Will the Seidoukan Academy live up to the expectations?
Breaking the Memory Barrier
15. Breaking the Memory Barrier
April 16, 2016
Ayato and Julis are fighting against Shenyun and Shenhua Li in the quarterfinals. Since the twins are known to only attack their opponents' weak points, what kind of a strategy will Ayato and Julis come up with?
Corrupt Ruler
14. Corrupt Ruler
April 9, 2016
A young girl named Flora visits Julis. Meanwhile, Ayato tries to get in touch with Dirk Eberwein in the hope of getting some information regarding his sister, Haruka.
Divine Revelations
13. Divine Revelations
April 2, 2016
The Phoenix Festa continues...Ayato and Julis are facing Luo and Song from Jie Long Academy!
The Tyrant's Puppet Strings
5. The Tyrant's Puppet Strings
June 1, 2017
Flora is abducted by a mysterious man. Now, Ayato and his friends have to come up with a plan to rescue her!
Where to Watch The Asterisk War
The Asterisk War is available for streaming on the Aniplex website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Asterisk War on demand at Amazon Prime and Hulu.
  • Premiere Date
    October 3, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (2,476)