The Best Episodes of The Asterisk War: The Academy City on the Water

Last Updated: Nov 10, 2018

Invertia was a meteor storm that caused an unprecedented disaster during the 20th century. Because of this disaster, numerous cities around the world were destroyed. However, within the meteor, an unknown element called mana was discovered. It allowed human technology to make rapid strides giving rise to a new species of super-powered humans, the Star Pulse Generation (Genestella). The Festas (Star Warrior Festivals) host battles between Genestella at a city of six academies called “Rikka,” also commonly known as “Asterisk.” Scholarship student Ayato Amagiri transferred into Seidōkan Academy in order to fulfill his own wish, swearing he too will fight in this city.

The Gravisheath

#1 - The Gravisheath

Season 1 - Episode 12

The final battle, Ayato and Julis versus The Urzaiz Sisters. Who will win?

star 8.44
52 votes
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Decisions and Duels

#2 - Decisions and Duels

Season 1 - Episode 7

After fighting the monsters, what other dangers await Ayato and Kirin?

star 8.17
52 votes
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Never Back Down

#3 - Never Back Down

Season 1 - Episode 16

Ayato and Julis continue their battle against Shenyun and Shenhua Li. Also, Saya and Kirin are facing AR-D and RM-C. Will the Seidoukan Academy live up to the high expectations?

star 8.12
41 votes
Writers: Munemasa Nakamoto, Yukito Kizawa, Yukie Sugawara
The Tyrant Vampire Princess

#4 - The Tyrant Vampire Princess

Season 1 - Episode 10

Here comes a new challenger in the Phoenix Festa! The Tyrant Vampire Princess Irene Urzaiz seems to be unstoppable… and her sole target is Ayato!

star 8.10
50 votes
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Unshackled

#5 - Unshackled

Season 1 - Episode 4

Julis runs off after reading a letter. Ayato goes after her, worried that she might be in danger.

star 8.02
61 votes
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The Phoenix Festa

#6 - The Phoenix Festa

Season 1 - Episode 9

The Phoenix Festa has finally begun. However, there are some important changes to the regulations this time. Ayato and Julis are determined to give it all they have got!

star 8.00
49 votes
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The Phoenix Showdown

#7 - The Phoenix Showdown

Season 1 - Episode 20

Ayato and Julis face off against AR-D and RM-C in the Phoenix Festa finals, but Ayato is still without the Ser Veresta. Meanwhile, Saya and Kirin are trying to rescue Flora from her kidnapper. Can they save her in time?

star 8.00
43 votes
Writers: Munemasa Nakamoto, Yukito Kizawa, Yukie Sugawara
Clinching Victory

#8 - Clinching Victory

Season 1 - Episode 21

The final match continues... Which team will win the Phoenix Festa?

star 7.98
43 votes
Writers: Munemasa Nakamoto, Yukito Kizawa, Yukie Sugawara
The True Face of the Girl

#9 - The True Face of the Girl

Season 1 - Episode 6

Julis is still angry at Ayato after he went against her word, and Ayato learns more about the current rank #1 holder, Kirin Toudou.

star 7.87
53 votes
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The Lonely Strega

#10 - The Lonely Strega

Season 1 - Episode 23

Julis’s brother, Jolbert, wants to discuss two important topics with Julis and Ayato. While spending time in Lieseltania, Julis runs into a face from her past.

star 7.85
41 votes
Writers: Munemasa Nakamoto, Yukito Kizawa, Yukie Sugawara
Lightning Blade Speed

#11 - Lightning Blade Speed

Season 1 - Episode 5

Since Seidoukan and Allekant agreed to co-develop a new type of Lux, a few representatives from Allekant Academy visit the Seidoukan training room. Julis asks Ayato not to get into any duels before the Phoenix Festa!

star 7.85
53 votes
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The Tyrant's Puppet Strings

#12 - The Tyrant's Puppet Strings

Season 1 - Episode 17

Flora is abducted by a mysterious man. Now, Ayato and his friends have to come up with a plan to rescue her!

star 7.84
37 votes
Writers: Munemasa Nakamoto, Yukito Kizawa, Yukie Sugawara
Divine Revelations

#13 - Divine Revelations

Season 1 - Episode 13

The Phoenix Festa continues... Ayato and Julis are facing Luo and Song from Jie Long Academy!

star 7.82
44 votes
Scrambling

#14 - Scrambling

Season 1 - Episode 18

It's time for the semi-finals, where Ayato and Julis face Galahadworth’s True Knights. Meanwhile, Saya and Kirin search for the missing Flora.

star 7.79
39 votes
Writers: Munemasa Nakamoto, Yukito Kizawa, Yukie Sugawara
Power and Its Price

#15 - Power and Its Price

Season 1 - Episode 11

Ayato searches for Saya per Kirin's request but runs into Priscilla, the Sister of The Tyrant Vampire Princess. Also, Claudia has a secret.

star 7.75
53 votes
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Breaking the Memory Barrier

#16 - Breaking the Memory Barrier

Season 1 - Episode 15

Ayato and Julis are fighting against Shenyun and Shenhua Li in the quarterfinals. Since the twins are known to only attack their opponents’ weak points, what kind of a strategy will Ayato and Julis come up with?

star 7.72
43 votes
Writers: Munemasa Nakamoto, Yukito Kizawa, Yukie Sugawara
A Holiday for Two, Part 2

#17 - A Holiday for Two, Part 2

Season 1 - Episode 8

Saya and Kirin have teamed up for the upcoming Phoenix Festa. By the look of things, they need to spend some more time together. The girls skip practice to socialize more. Surprisingly, there is something Kirin would like Saya to do for her...

star 7.69
52 votes
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Battle Song

#18 - Battle Song

Season 1 - Episode 19

Ayato is looking around parts of the city, hoping to get a a trace about where Flora might be... Unfortunately, his efforts disturb certain people.

star 7.64
42 votes
Writers: Munemasa Nakamoto, Yukito Kizawa, Yukie Sugawara
Lieseltania

#19 - Lieseltania

Season 1 - Episode 22

Ayato and his friends visit Lieseltania, where they are greeted with great enthusiasm! Surprisingly, Claudia has an interesting proposal for Ayato, Julis, Saya and Kirin.

star 7.63
40 votes
Writers: Munemasa Nakamoto, Yukito Kizawa, Yukie Sugawara
Witch of the Resplendent Flames

#20 - Witch of the Resplendent Flames

Season 1 - Episode 1

Ayato Amagiri is a scholarship transfer student. What awaits him at the Seidoukan Academy?

star 7.59
68 votes
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Ser Veresta

#21 - Ser Veresta

Season 1 - Episode 2

Since Julis is indebted to Ayato, she offers to show him around the academy. Little does she know that she is not the only one who wants to be Ayato's tour guide!

star 7.58
64 votes
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A Holiday For Two

#22 - A Holiday For Two

Season 1 - Episode 3

Julis keeps her promise and shows Ayato around the city on their day off. Finally, he gets to know the princess better.

star 7.49
59 votes
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Reunion

#23 - Reunion

Season 1 - Episode 24

Ayato wakes up three days after fighting Ophelia. Julis explains the story about Ophelia as she used to be a very kind girl, but with the orphanage in desperate need of money, she was sold off to be experimented on by the Arlequint scientist Hilda Jane Rowlands. She was artificially made into a Genestella that wilts any plants that she approaches. The capital is under attack by Gustave's chimeras, while he unleashes a hydra monster to attack Julis. Ayato, Julis, and Saya defeat the hydra while Kirin arrests Gustave. As everybody heads back to Seidoukan, Julis lets Jolbert know that she intends to change Lieseltania and commits herself to fighting in the Gryps Festa. Back at Seidoukan, Ayato sees Haruka's comatose body. He is approached by Hilda and despite being aware of what she did with Ophelia, Ayato allows her to operate on Haruka.

star 7.49
37 votes
Writers: Munemasa Nakamoto, Yukito Kizawa, Yukie Sugawara
Corrupt Ruler

#24 - Corrupt Ruler

Season 1 - Episode 14

A young girl named Flora visits Julis. Meanwhile, Ayato tries to get in touch with Dirk Eberwein in the hope of getting some information regarding his sister, Haruka.

star 7.37
40 votes
Writers: Munemasa Nakamoto, Yukito Kizawa, Yukie Sugawara