Asterisk War Key Visual 002 - 20150901Remember, folks! It’s not a war if there isn’t an asterisk.

Earlier today, Crunchyroll announced that they will stream The Asterisk War as an exclusive. The series will begin streaming on October 3 at 6:00 AM Pacific (9:00 AM Eastern), with new episodes being added on Saturdays.

Crunchyroll confirmed that the series will be available in North America, Central America, South America, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.

The Asterisk War is based on Yuu Miyazaki’s light novel series of the same name. The title was first announced at Aniplex of America’s Sakura-Con panel in April.

The Asterisk War will be helmed by Kenji Seto at A-1 Pictures, with Nanana’s Buried Treasure character designer Tetsuya Kawakami filling a dual role of Chief Animation Director and Character Designer.

The Asterisk War Key Visual 001 - 20150611Crunchyroll describes The Asterisk War as follows:

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!

Earlier today, Aniplex of America announced that they acquired the domestic rights to the series.

Source: Crunchyroll