2nd season to premiere this spring
The official website for the television anime series The Asterisk War announced on Sunday that Haruka Chisuga will be performing the ending theme for show’s second season. The song is titled “Ai no Uta -words of love-.” Chisuga has performed theme songs for Aquarion Logos, Shirobako, Girls Beyond the Wasteland, Soul Eater Not!, and several other anime. She also voices the character of Sylvia Lyyneheym in the series.
The second season is slated to premiere this spring. Aniplex of America licensed the first season, which aired in October-December. The series streamed on Daisuki, Crunchyroll, and Funimation. Funimation describes the story:
Less than a century ago a meteor collided with the planet’s surface and the resulting disaster caused the next generation of humanity to develop a wide variety of amazing abilities. In the center of the meteor’s crater lies Rikka, a system of six academies known as the Asterisk. Ayato Amagiri enters the Asterisk as a transfer student hoping to compete in a special battle event known as the Festa. However, he quickly finds himself on the bad side of one of the strongest fighters around—the beautiful but fiery Julis-Alexa von Riessfeld. To stand against her he’ll have to rely on his own sword-wielding ability, but when the tables turn, will they be able to team up to take down the competition?
The anime adapts Yuu Miyazaki and okiura‘s The Asterisk War: The Academy City on the Water (Gakusen Toshi Asterisk) light novel series. Miyazaki launched the novel series in 2012, and Media Factory published the ninth volume in September. The light novels have inspired a manga by Ningen, as well as the Gakusen Toshi Asterisk Gaiden: Queenveil no Tsubasa spinoff manga by Shō Akane.