Gakusen Toshi Asterisk novels return after a year hiatus
On the official website for the Media Factory publishing house, it was announced that the 16th volume for the light novel series written by Yuu Miyazaki and illustrated by Okiura, Gakusen Toshi Asterisk, will go on sale on February 16 in stores from Japan. With this post, the return of serialization for the franchise is affirmed one year after its indefinite hiatus was announced.
The novels began to be published on September 25, 2012 and at the moment, the literary franchise has 15 published volumes, the most recent being the one released on December 25, 2019.
A manga adaptation was serialized in Monthly Comic Alive magazine from January 2013 to May 2016, with 5 compilation volumes published. The drawing of the manga was in charge of the artist Ningen.
The novels also featured an anime series adaptation. The first season was released in October 2015, the second season aired in April 2016. Both productions were animated by A-1 Pictures studios.
Synopsis of Gakusen Toshi Asterisk
Invertia was an astral catastrophe that wiped out many cities in the 20th century. In response to the declining economy, the Integrated Empire Foundation organized to assume world leadership, but the catastrophe also saw the birth of a new race of humans with special abilities: the Genestella. At the same time, a special element was found inside the meteor, "Mana", which helped humanity take a technological leap. Rikka, also known as Asterisk, is The Academy of the City on the Water, the scene of the world's biggest battles and tournaments, which are known as "Festa", including the "Festa of the Star Wars. Seidoukan Academy became the fifth highest ranking academy in Asterisk and Kirin Toudou became its highest ranking student. Ayato Amagiri, a Genestella, arrives at Rikka with the request of the president of the student council of the Seidoukan academy, Claudia Enfield. During his first day as a student at Rikka, he unleashes the wrath of "The Witch of the Blazing Flames" Julis, and ends up having a duel with her. The greatest battle of the academy starts here!
© 2015 Yuu Miyazaki, PUBLISHED BY KADOKAWA CORPORATION / Asterisk Project