The Asterisk War Season 3: Everything We Know

It gets the first and second season, but what about The Asterisk War Season 3? Known as Gakusen Toshi Asterisk, it is an action anime adaptation based on the light novel series of the same name. It is written by Yuu Miyazaki and illustrated by Okiura. The Asterisk War has become one of the popular light novels since volume one was released.

First published in 2012, it was later adapted into a manga in 2013, just in the length of a year. It only took the series three years to be picked up by A-1 Pictures for anime adaptation. Season one of The Asterisk War aired on October 3, 2015, in Japan, listed with 12 episodes. A hit among old and new fans, it got renewed for another season. The second season of the series premiered a year later, also listed with 12 episodes.

Five years since then, fans are still eager to see the continuation of the series. So, when will we get the third installment? Here is everything we know about the potential of The Asterisk War Season 3.

Will there be The Asterisk War Season 3?

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There is no news about the series being canceled, so we assume that The Asterisk War Season 3 is on pending status. It is not a new thing because there is many anime that have the same case these days. Remember, producing anime takes a long time to do.

There is no concern about the lack of material too. So far, there are 15 volumes published between 2012 and 2019. The latest volume is scheduled to be released on November 25, 2021. There is also three volumes of spin-off light novel, therefore plenty of content to be covered for The Asterisk War Season 3.

In addition, to make all hope alive, Netflix picked the series into their platform. This could be a sign that the idea of The Asterisk War Season 3 is not entirely abandoned. In recent years, Netflix has been going serious with anime audiences and only adds promising anime titles. So if in the worst case, A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Kaguya-samaBlue ExorcistInterviews with Monster GirlsGateThe Asterisk War & 86 Season 2) decides to throw the project, Netflix could be the one that gives the series renewal.

The Asterisk War Season 3 Release Date

Just like we said before, the show is not canceled yet. Sadly, there is also no official announcement about the release date of The Asterisk War Season 3. A-1 Pictures, the studio that produced the first and second seasons, has a busy schedule. This year only, they have plenty of series that they work on, such as Sword Art Online, 86, and Kaguya-sama.

There is also a concern about the sales of the source material and the reception of anime adaption. One source said that the sales had declined recently after volume 16 was published. The same source also mentioned the poor reception of the last anime season.

The Asterisk War Season 3 might come in 2023 but keep your expectations low.

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The Asterisk War Characters, Cast, Staff and Studio

I. Characters and Cast

Kirin ToudouAri Ozawa (Slime 300, Akashic Record)
Julis-Alexia von RiessfeldAi Kakuma (Mushoku Tensei, High School DxD, Monster Musume)
Saya SasamiyaShiori Izawa (Edens Zero, Don’t Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro, Made in Abyss)
Ayato AmagiriAtsushi Tamaru (The Irregular at Magic High School, Touken Ranbu)
Claudia EnfieldNao Touyama (The Genius Prince’s Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt, Moriarty the Patriot)

II. Production Team and Studio

Chief DirectorManabu Ono
Original creatorYuu Miyazaki
Original Character Designokiura
Sound DirectorSatoshi Motoyama
StudioA-1 Pictures (AnoHana86 Season 2)

Plot of The Asterisk War

The story revolves around Ayato Amagiri, a scholarship transfer student at Seidoukan Academy, a prestigious school that has been suffering concerning its performances recently. Through some events, he accidentally sees a half-dressed Julis-Alexia von Riessfeld and then being challenged into a duel by her. Julis is one of the famous students in Seidoukan, given the title of Witch of Resplendent Flames. However, the said duel is voided by Claudia Enfield, the student council president.

It is later revealed that Ayato has no interest in Festas, an entertainment battle between the top six schools across the globe. Instead, he enrolls in Seidoukan to find his missing sister, Haruka Amagiri. Unfortunately for Ayato, he needs to join Festas to resolve the mystery about his older sister.

The Asterisk War Action

The Asterisk War: The Academy City on the Water is a Japanese light novel series written by Yu Miyazaki, and illustrated by Okiura. Media Factory has published ten volumes since September 25, 2012, under their MF Bunko J imprint. The series was later serialized from January 2013 in Media Factory's seinen manga magazine Monthly Comic Alive where it was adapted into a manga. The artwork for the manga has been done by Ningen, three volumes have been collected into tankobon. Eventually, an anime television series adaptation by A-1 Pictures was made which began airing on October 3, 2015. The anime aired for two seasons at twelve episodes each from October 3, 2015, to June 18, 2016. Other media adaptations include a video game called The Asterisk War: Houka Kenran which was released in Japan on January 28, 2016.

In the previous century, an unprecedented disaster known as the Invertia drastically reformed the world. The powers of existing nations declined significantly, paving the way for a conglomerate called the Integrated Empire Foundation to assume control. But more importantly, the Invertia led to the emergence of a new species of humans who are born with phenomenal physical capabilities—the Genestella. Its elite are hand-picked across the globe to attend the top six schools, and they duel amongst themselves in entertainment battles called Festas.

Ayato Amagiri is a scholarship transfer student at the prestigious Seidoukan Academy, which has recently been suffering from declining performances. Through a series of events, he accidentally sees the popular Witch of Resplendent Flames, Julis-Alexia von Riessfeld, half-dressed! Enraged, Julis challenges him to a duel for intruding on her privacy. After said duel is voided by the student council president, Ayato reveals that he has no interest in Festas. Instead, he has enrolled in the academy to investigate the whereabouts of his missing elder sister. But when a more devious plot unravels, Ayato sets out to achieve victory, while being surrounded by some of the most talented Genestella on the planet.