Gakuen Toshi Asterisk was definitely one of the favorites going into this season, and all it had to do was show m the OP. The fluid animation in the OP is just so satisfying and when the first episode came out I just watched it over and over and over again! Although the “schools specializing in combat” type anime are getting more popular Gakuen Toshi Asterisk keeps itself unique with the lovely character designs, and the vivid combat scenes.
“Gakusen Toshi Asterisk follows the story of Ayato Amagiri, a student who has just transferred into one of the six most elite schools for Genestella students in the world—Seidoukan Academy—where students learn to control their powers and duel against each other in entertainment battles known as festas. Unfortunately, Ayato gets off to a rough start. When trying to return a lost handkerchief to a female classmate, he accidentally sees her changing which leads to her challenging him to a duel. What most people don’t realize however, is that Ayato has no real interest in festas and instead has an alternative motive for joining this prestigious school. What is Ayato’s big secret? Will he be able to keep up his act when surrounded by some of the greatest Genestella in the world?” -myanimelist.net
The story is still very muddy, nothing very clear has been brought forth about the limiter that has been placed on Ayato, and the whereabouts of his sister, but ending of episode 12 suggest more story development is on the way! And season 2 has already been confirm for April 2016! So I’ll keep this one short, and save the more detailed review for when season 2 is finished airing!