The war of punctuation began with but an Asterisk.

Earlier today, Aniplex of America began streaming an English-subtitled trailer for the The Asterisk War: The Academy City on the Water anime series. The teaser gives a brief preview of opening theme Brand-new World by Shiena Nishizawa.

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

Asterisk War Key Visual 002 - 20150901Kenji Seto will helm the series at A-1 Pictures. Nanana’s Buried Treasure character designer Tetsuya Kawakami will fill the dual role of Chief Animation Director and Character Designer.

Yesterday, Aniplex announced that they acquired the domestic rights to The Asterisk War. THe series will stream exclusively on Crunchyroll starting on October 3.

The company describes the story 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!

Source: YouTube (Aniplex of America)