“The Asterisk War: The Academy City of the Water” Broadcast Begins in October

TV Anime The Asterisk War: The Academy City of the Water © 2015 Yuu Miyazaki, Kadokawa / Asterisk Production Committee
TV Anime *The Asterisk War: The Academy City of the Water* © 2015 Yuu Miyazaki, Kadokawa / Asterisk Production Committee

The popular MF Bunko J novel Gakusen Toshi Asterisk (The Asterisk War: The Academy City of the Water) is becoming a TV anime the broadcast of which will begin in October of this year.

This announcement came during a large-scale festival that gathered MF Bunko J series together that was held at UDX and Akiba Square in Akihabara, Tokyo. At 4:00 p.m. on the day of the festival, an event titled “The Asterisk War Festa Eve” was held. Though information on the performing cast was announced in advance at the event, fans were delighted with the expected announcement of the anime nonetheless.

The main cast is a lineup of notable voice stars. Atsushi Tamaru is playing main character Ayato Amagiri, a voice actor from whom considerable growth is anticipated due to his previous roles that include Mochizo in Tamako Market and Mikihiko in The Irregular at Magic High School. Heroine Julis-Alexia van Riessfeld is being voiced by Ai Kakuma, Claudia Enfield by Nao Toyama, Saya Sasamiya by Shiori Izawa, and Kirin Todo by Aki Ozawa. This lineup will further raise anticipation for the anime.

The main themes are being created by two artists from FlyingDog. Shiena Nishizawa is in charge of the opening theme, and Maaya Sakamoto is in charge of the ending theme.

Nishizawa is the Grand Prix winner of the first FlyingDog audition held in 2014. Though still a junior in high school, she gained attention with the ending theme “Fubuki” to the TV anime KanColle which began broadcasting from January of this year.

Sakamoto is a representative anime song artist of Japan. Also active as a voice actress, she has won high acclaim for her performance as Motoko Kusanagi in the Ghost in the Shell: Arise series. This talented newcomer and veteran are lined up for the opening and ending themes. The Asterisk War will be a must-see anime for its music as well. The songs’ titles will be announced in the coming days.

In other news, the start of a game adaptation project was also announced onstage during the festival. From a novel to an anime and now a game too, the world of The Asterisk War is rapidly expanding. Details on the game are forthcoming.

TV Anime The Asterisk War: The Academy City of the Water
Broadcasting from October 2015

[Original Work]
MF Bunko J’s The Asterisk War: The Academy City of the Water (Kadokawa Media Factory Publishing)
Author: Yuu Miyazaki
Illustrator: Okiura

[Cast]
Ayato Amagiri: Atsushi Tamaru
Julis-Alexia van Riessfeld: Ai Kakuma
Saya Sasamiya: Shiori Izawa
Kirin Todo: Aki Ozawa

[Staff]
Chief Director: Manabu Ono
Director: Kenji Seto
Character Designer/Chief Animation Director: Tetsuya Kawakami
Music: Rasmus Faber
Production: A-1 Pictures

TV Anime The Asterisk War: The Academy City of the Water
© 2015 Yuu Miyazaki, Kadokawa / Asterisk Production Committee

Source: animeanime

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