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The Asterisk War: The Academy City on the Water has been licensed by Aniplex of America
and will be streamed on Crunchyroll starting October 3. The anime series, based off of author Yuu Miyazaki and illustrator Okiura’s light novel series, features edgy visuals and an intriguing plot that is sure to draw in heaps of viewers. Miyazaki kick-started the light novel series in 2012, and the series released its 8th volume back in May.
Aniplex summarizes the plot as:
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, theFestas (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!
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