The Asterisk War

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3.6
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  • 163 out of 199 people found this review helpful:
    As generically enjoyable as it gets
    This anime gets a lot of things ... in it. Just don't count the tropes. I couldn't keep track of how many there were. Still if you're looking for a High School Kids Magical Sci-Fi Fighting anime I guess this is another one.

    Honestly if you've watched Irregular at Magical High School, World Break Aria of Curse for a Holy Swordsman, Blade Dance of Elementalers or any other anime that takes ...
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  • 124 out of 191 people found this review helpful:
    An ultrageneric tropey harem fanservice + tournament battler
    Lets get the basics out of the way first. I wouldn't call this show poorly done. For the people who like this kind of show, it's well-executed. The setting, the costumes, and the battle animations are all above average. The direction is nice. This show might even have been good if it weren't what it was. And it _very much_ is what it is:

    A tropey fanservice harem + power fantasy ...
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  • 43 out of 56 people found this review helpful:
    Another Action / Fantasy / Harem. Not new but I like it.
    Disclaimer
    - I write solely based on my first impression on EP1.
    - I haven't read its LN / Manga adaption before. (I know it has)

    Let me go straight up to the point. This is
    "Action / Fantasy / Harem Anime".

    You might have watched a lot of this already.
    Let's say the famous ones, Sword Art Online, Infinite Stratos.
    They share similar cores but in different theme.
    - ...
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  • 35 out of 52 people found this review helpful:
    Why do people keep watching these kinds of Anime?
    Most generic visual novel, harem anime you can find.
    From what I've seen of the 1st season:

    Over-powered MC that never loses? Check
    Main girl gets introduced in her underwear? Check
    Main girl is a Tsundere? Check
    Other irrelevant girls get introduced? Check
    MC gets sexual advancement by all the girls, yet doesn't reciprocate? Check
    MC for no reason gets the strongest weapon in the show? ...
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  • 28 out of 40 people found this review helpful:
    Interesting Plot, Lots of Mysteries
    First off, I'm going to say that this is a lot like Bladedance of Elementalers. So if you're not a big fan of cliche, cringy situations, then this anime won't be too fun for you. The plotlines of BoE and The * War(dat shorthand doe) are similar: Two people meet in a cliche situation (anime-wise, at least), and both attend a school full of supernatural people. Both of the stories are enveloped with ...
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  • 31 out of 49 people found this review helpful:
    Well, at least it's pretty
    The Asterisk War follows our main character, we'll call him Gary Stew, on his quest to find out why his sister suddenly vanished from superpower high school. He's joined on this journey by a stunning cast of characters, like his best friend, Tsundere, or his childhood friend, the quirky quiet one, or the really hot class president who really likes our protagonist for no explicit ...
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  • 14 out of 19 people found this review helpful:
    Not one original bone in its body
    If you thought that they wouldn't dare throw another anime in the swamped genre of High school magic tournament fighters then you are very wrong.

    This is probably one of the most generic animes ive ever seen in my life. With the first 4 episodes making me think he had his mind set on Julis and that this wouldn't become a harem anime, but of course i was wrong. While a romance between just the ...
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  • 30 out of 53 people found this review helpful:
    Cliches... impressive
    I'm impressed. The creators of this series managed to condense damn near every anime cliche into the first episode - well done!
    Awkward meeting, overly aggressive protagonist, "surprise" underwear scene, bashful main character, fierce female character, goofy friend... it's all there!
    Watch and be... well... underwhelmed!
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  • 8 out of 10 people found this review helpful:
    I Gave it a Fair Shot
    I really tried to give this show a fair shot at impressing me, 4 episodes. I started the 5th epsiode but I just couldn't unpause that video. It's so unbelievably boring with protagonists that are so unbelievably generic. I mean, it looks stunning, yes. That's probably why I gave it one more star than I should have, but everything else bores to tears.

    The male protagonist is once again ...
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  • 11 out of 17 people found this review helpful:
    I guess I'll stick around?
    So far the world itself is very captivating, and the combat definitely looks like a LOT of fun. One thing that bugs me though is how generic the main characters are, especially the male protagonist. There's a lot of tropes that seem jam-packed into the first episode (accidentally goes into the girls dorm, threatened to death by potential love interest #1, unexplained strong fighter against someone ...
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