The Asterisk War

The Asterisk War Banner
The Asterisk War

English Title: The Asterisk War: The Academy City on the Water
Japanese Title: 学戦都市アスタリスク — Gakusen Toshi Asutarisuku — “Academy Battle City Asterisk”
Author: Yuu Miyazaki — 三屋咲 ゆう
Illustrator: Okiura
Translator: Melissa Tanaka, Haydn Trowell
Genre: Magic School, Urban Fantasy, Romance, Harem
Original Run: September 2012 – ongoing
English Run: August 2016 – ongoing
Japanese Publisher: MF Bunko J (Media Factory)
English Publisher: Yen On (Yen Press)
Volumes in Japanese: 15 (In Progress)
Volumes in English: 14 (In Progress)
Average Price Per Volume: Paperback $14 — Kindle $8 — Nook $8

Synopsis: The school-city of Rokka — also known as “Asterisk.” Here boys and girls of the Starpulse Generation all compete in the Seibusai — the “star battle festival,” fighting for glory on the greatest combat entertainment stage of the world. Ayato Amagiri has just arrived at one of these academies at the express invitation of its student council president, but when he begins his career by making a dangerous enemy, his life on Asterisk is off to a rough start!

Volume 1 — Encounter with a Fiery Princess
AmazonBarnes and NobleBook DepositoryRightStuf
Released August 30, 2016 — ISBN-13: 978-0316315272

Volume 2 — Awakening of Silver Beauty
AmazonBarnes and NobleBook DepositoryRightStuf
Released December 13, 2016 — ISBN-13: 978-0316398589

Volume 3 — The Phoenix War Dance
Amazon — Barnes and NobleBook DepositoryRightStuf
Released April 18, 2017 — ISBN-13: 978-0316398602

Volume 4 — Quest for Days Lost
Amazon — Barnes and NobleBook DepositoryRightStuf
Released August 22, 2017 — ISBN-13: 978-0316398626

Volume 5 — Battle for the Crown
Amazon — Barnes and NobleBook DepositoryRightStuf
Released December 19, 2017 — ISBN-13: 978-0316398657

Volume 6 — The Triumphal Homecoming Battle
Amazon — Barnes and NobleBook DepositoryRightStuf
Released April 24, 2018 — ISBN-13: 978-0316398671

Volume 7 — Festival Symphony
Amazon — Barnes and NobleBook DepositoryRightStuf
Released August 21, 2018 — ISBN-13: 978-0316398695

Volume 8 — Idol Showdown
AmazonBarnes and NobleBook DepositoryRightStuf
Released December 11, 2018 — ISBN-13: 978-0316398718

Volume 9 — Whispers of a Long Farewell
AmazonBarnes and NobleBook DepositoryRightStuf
Released March 19, 2019 — ISBN-13: 978-1975302801

Volume 10 — Conquering Dragons and Knights
AmazonBarnes and NobleBook DepositoryRightStuf
Released June 18, 2019 — ISBN-13: 978-1975329358

Volume 11 — The Way of the Sword
Amazon — Barnes and Noble — Book Depository — Rightstuf
Released October 15, 2019 — ISBN-13: 978-1975303518

Volume 12 — Resurgence of Savagery
Amazon — Barnes and Noble — Book Depository — Rightstuf
Released January 21, 2020 — ISBN-13: 978-1975304317

Volume 13 — The Steps of Glory
AmazonBarnes and NobleBook DepositoryRightstuf
Releasing May 26, 2020 — ISBN-13: 978-1975304331

Volume 14 — Struggle for Supremacy
AmazonBarnes and NobleBook DepositoryRightStuf
Releasing October 20, 2020 — ISBN-13: 978-1975359454

Reviews of The Asterisk War

Illustrations Sampler

Anime Adaptation

MAL Entry — 24 episodes — Aired October 2015 – June 2016
Crunchyroll (streaming)Hulu (streaming)
Note: Adapted volumes 1 to 6 of the light novel series

Manga Adaptation

MAL Entry — Published January 2013 – ongoing (English releases by Yen Press)
AmazonBarnes and NobleBook DepositoryRightStuf

Related Video Game
A.W.: Phoenix Festa (PS Vita) — PSN storePlay-Asia

If you liked The Asterisk War, you might also want to try…

If you find any errors or broken links in this entry, leave a comment!

6 thoughts on “The Asterisk War

Leave a Reply to Reign of the Seven Spellblades – English Light Novels Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s