Asura Cryin'

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Synonyms: Asura Kurain
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: Thursdays at 08:00 (JST)
Licensors: Maiden Japan
Studios: Seven Arcs
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, SupernaturalSupernatural, MechaMecha
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.931 (scored by 4279442,794 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #39712
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Popularity: #1641
Members: 93,055
Favorites: 169

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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


Matsuura, Hiroaki
Kusakawa, Keizou
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

"Spiral" by angela

Ending Theme

"Link" by angela

Aug 10, 2009
Yemi_Hikari (All reviews)
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
Oct 4, 2009
Moe_ (All reviews)
What to say for this series... It was very bad.

Art: No, just no. The art may seem fine, but it really isn't. It is inconsistent and unoriginal. We see the creators drawing Tomoharu normally, and then pinning a hair tail and a squiggily thing up on his head to make him look unique, but it just makes him look overly retarded. Then we have inconsistency with the drawings. Some parts, we see the eyes drawn weirdly, or one scene there is a whole bunch of blood, the next there's none. We might say Kanade looks well drawn, but she really isn't. Not trying to read more
Mar 27, 2010
FreyaAuthority (All reviews)

The story's complicated and is always misleading, the first few episodes were not really making sense, a briefcase which has weird slime coming out of it at first and turns into a mecha which they call 'Asura Machina'. Overall, this anime only got better towards the end and the story was pretty decent. I was expecting a good ending and it turned out good at first but later near the end of the last episode, a twist in the plot happened which was pretty touching in my opinion.


The art and design given by this anime is pretty good, character expressions were actually alright and above read more
Aug 28, 2016
delzog (All reviews)
The story had potential, but you find yourself despising the protagonist, Tomo. And if you can't enjoy or even like the main character, then the whole thing is doomed to failure. Everything else is just standard anime fair and not an issue, but Tomo isn't just pathetic, he's an apathetic excuse for a character! His annoying-whiny-uselessness is only overshadowed by his idiotic acceptance of everything; he doesn't even have the wit to ask relevant questions. By the end of the second season, I'd completely lost hope for any redeeming quality and was just trying to get to the end; some read more

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