Ranked #2712

Asura Cryin'

Alternative Titles

Japanese: アスラクライン


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 2, 2009 to Jun 25, 2009
Premiered: Spring 2009
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #27122
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Natsume Tomoharu is a normal high-school student in every way with one exception: he's being followed by the ghost of his best friend, Misao.

After moving into his brother's old house, Tomoharu expects to continue living his normal life but is one day left with a mysterious and locked briefcase without any instruction. At first he plans to leave it in storage; however, his house is soon invaded by multiple groups of people after the briefcase. Although still not knowing the purpose of the briefcase, Tomoharu and Misao attempt to escape with it.

From there on, Tomoharu tries to learn the secrets behind the briefcase, the connections between it and Misao, and why it has the power to change the world.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Takatsuki, Kanade
Takatsuki, Kanade
Nonaka, Ai
Nonaka, Ai
Minakami, Misao
Minakami, Misao
Tomatsu, Haruka
Tomatsu, Haruka
Natsume, Tomoharu
Natsume, Tomoharu
Irino, Miyu
Irino, Miyu
Kurosaki, Shuri
Kurosaki, Shuri
Tanaka, Rie
Tanaka, Rie


Nakanishi, Go
Nakanishi, Go
Kamimura, Osamu
Kamimura, Osamu
Kusakawa, Keizo
Kusakawa, Keizo
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Aketagawa, Jin
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director

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Opening Theme

"Spiral" by angela

Ending Theme

"Link" by angela

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Nov 1, 2015
Asura Cryin is a series that seems to be about ghosts... but then turns into a story about mechs and humanoid demons. It is a combination of comedy/mystery/action/mech. I originally jumped on this series due to some fairly interesting teasers and good OP/ED. However, the series seems to hide everything from the viewer to the extent that I ended up confused after each episode. The character development seems half-hearted and the story, though eventually interesting, is cryptic for the majority of the show. If you have a short patience, this isn't your show.

The animation quality is fairly good throughout. Colors are vivid, effects are of read more
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Jun 14, 2009
Alright...I'm writing this for a reason. To hope people will read this and so that they won't waste their time watching this anime like I did. I'm still watching it actually, and I do intend to finish it because I don't normally like dropping too many animes. Although if this series had anymore than 13 episodes, I might of had to reconsider.

Story 5/10: Well...what sort of story is it really? There's little to no plot at all. The only thing I can see going on is that everyone wants the Asura Crying. First they're fighting, and the next their figuring out who to fight next read more
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Oct 11, 2015
The first season is a decent setup for the better second season. It's an enjoyable anime overall but it does have some shortcomings.

There are some parts of the story that they went out of their way to make viewers realize what's going on. They pushed so hard that they made the main character seem dim witted and unable to do simple guess work. I'm not sure why they did this but it did take away from the story for me.

Repetition. Get used to it. They use it a lot to fill some episodes to stretch them out to meet their read more
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Aug 10, 2009
Story 6:

The storyline of "Asura Cryin' " happens to be one that has a lot of detail and a lot of planning to it. However, it is one of those storylines that as good as it might be, was definatly not executed to the best ability. On top of this, there are a few things that one should know before they watch the anime.

One of the things that is problematic is that the storyling does not flow well, there are constant flashbacks, and important details that help the anime to run are revealed at intervals that are not always the best time for them to read more
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