Shiena Nishizawa (西沢幸奏) provides the opening theme The Asterisk War for the second season of anime The Asterisk War (Gakusen Toshi Asterisk, 学戦都市アスタリスク). For her 3rd single she writes the lyrics for all three tracks plus composes the music for song Yakusoku Dayo. Single The Asterisk War comes on one CD-only edition scheduled for release on May 25th 2016.

The single’s other coupling song Brilliant Star gets tie-up as theme for PS Vita game The Asterisk War Festa Hoka Kenran (学戦都市アスタリスクフェスタ 鳳華絢爛).

Talented singer, songwriter, and musician with powerful vocals Shiena Nishizawa (19) won 2014 Grand Prix Flying Dog Audition. Her debut single Fubuki (2015.02.18) has tie-up as ending theme for anime KanColle.


Most recently she released 2nd single Brand-new World / Piachere on November 11th 2015. Title track Brand-new World if featured as opening theme for the first season of anime The Asterisk War.

Anime The Asterisk War (Gakusen Toshi Asterisk, 学戦都市アスタリスク) is adapted from light novels by Miyazaki Yuu and illustrator okiura and set in a future world previously devastated by a meteor storm. The meteors brought a new element, Mana, that has allowed rapid technological advances and a new generation of humans -the Genestella – with special skills. Now the Festas host battles of the top student Genestella from the six academies (Asterisks).


The first season airing Fall 2015 and season two starts April 2nd 2016 on Tokyo MX and Animax. Provider Crunchyroll again simulcasts – check our Crunchyroll updates page for all the latest anime episodes or hit the link for The Asterisk War for episodes and related stories.

Chisuga Haruka (千菅春香) provides the anime’s ending theme Ai no Uta -words of love- (愛の詩 -words of love-).

Anime trailer featuring opening theme The Asterisk War after the release details.

Shiena NishizawaThe Asterisk War – release date May 25th 2016

Regular [CD] (¥1400)
1. The Asterisk War
lyrics: Shiena Nishizawa, music: WEST GROUND

2. Brilliant Star
lyrics: Shiena Nishizawa, composer: Meis Clauson, arranger: WEST GROUND

3. Yakusoku Dayo
lyrics & composer: Shiena Nishizawa, arranger: Tatsuta Hiroshi, WEST GROUND

4. The Asterisk War (off vocal)
5. Brilliant Star (off vocal)
6. Yakusoku Dayo (off vocal)




The Asterisk War official site

Shiena Nishizawa official site