Aniplex offering first Gakusen Toshi Asterisk season on English dubbed Blu-ray

An announcement by Aniplex of America at their A-Kon panel has confirmed that they will be dubbing Gakusen Toshi Asterisk’s first season. The first season will release English dubbed as a Blu-ray release. There will be two volumes released for it with the first set for September 20th and the second on November 22nd. There will also be a trailer previewing the dub later in the article. Both of the volumes will have six episodes each with Japanese and English dialogue tracks, English and Spanish subtitles, clear cases with two-sided wraps, bonus and web previews and packaging that will be illustrated by character designer Tetsuya Kawakami. For the first volume that will also have textless versions o the opening, two endings and a prologue. A standard edition will release for $74.98 and will be discounted for $59.98 each, the limited edition will be $114.98 and discounted to $89.98 each and add a deluxe booklet, illustration postcards and a soundtrack CD.

The English cast is of the following with the voice actors/actresses listed on the right and the character on the left:

Ayato Amagiri:Erik Scott Kimerer
Julis-Alexia von Riessfeld: Kira Buckland
Claudia Enfield: Erika Harlacher
Saya Sasamiya: Sarah Anne Williams
Kirin Toudou: Brianna Knickerbocker
Eishiro Yabuki: Max Mittelman
Lester MacPhail: Patrick Seitz
Ernesta Kuhne: Cassandra Lee Morris
Camilla Pareto: Cristina Vee
Haruka Amagiri: Michelle Ruff
Silas Norman: Kyle McCarley
Randy Hooke: Vic Mignogna
Shuma Sakon:Lucien Dodge
Fan Xinglou:Cherami Leigh
Ernest Fairclough:Vic Mignogna
Dirk Eberwein: Kaiji Tang
Kyouko Yatsuzaki: Johanna Luis
Kouichiro Toudou: Richard Epcar

Next are two images released today for the covers of the two volumes:

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The series itself originally began as a light novel series September 25th 2012 and has since then been continuing its release, it would also get a manga adaption January 27th 2013 and is also ongoing. Later the series would get its first season which debuted October 3rd 2015 and end December 19th 2015 releasing 12 episodes. Its second season currently still airing and began April 2nd 2016, it is set to release 12 episodes. For those unfamiliar for the series below is a plot summary of it quoted from MAL:

Long, long ago, an epic catastrophe, known as Invertia, caused a complete change in the world’s power balance. In the years following this disaster, a group known as the Integrated Enterprise Foundation rose to power. In addition to this massive change, a new breed of humans born with amazing physical skills known as Genestella also emerged and joined the ranks of humanity.

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?


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