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.
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 or being followed by SOMEONE and attacked. Same thing over and over again, and same characters doing the same fighting pattern constantly.
Art 6/10: The artwork isn't COMPLETELY horrible, but it isn't very good either. It's mostly the kind of art your regular mediocre anime would have, whether the plot be good or not. The style isn't totally bland, but it could have been better. The only things that really look good are the machines, which I assume the creators are focusing on as would any other anime devoted to the mecha genre. But seriously, I've seen better looking art in animes that are still focused on making the mechs and what not look the best from anything else.
Sound 7/10: What to say about the sound? I guess it's alright..if it was anything like Mars of Destruction then it would have only made this anime even more horrible. Thank god it isn't. It's pretty good, and seems to flow good with the anime in general. The overal sound EFFECTS are decent as well. Nothing that doesn't make it sound too fake. I'd say this is one of the better qualities of the anime.
Character 5/10: I was going to give this a 4...but I guess I'm being generous. Yes, GENEROUS. The charactes are pretty boring enough as it is. Nothing really original at all. They look boring as well, and the colors for them aren't too 'bright'. Not to mention their personalities are that of any average anime. Girl partnered with a boy that she probably likes, only to have another companion like him as well, as well as another sometimes sexually harassing him. Your typical naive 'hero', spiritual naive girl, girl with an attitude and a probable tsundere just for kicks. Although the REAL character issue would be the random million characters that pop up in every episode with no explanation about them, except for what side their on. Not to mention sometimes when a character pops up, they suddenly become BFFs with the main character, as to which the main character would probably risk their life for them later on.
Enjoyment 3/10: Again, I was going to give this a 2...but eh. As you can see from the other sections, this anime is just boring. I will admit however, that the first few episodes will keep you entertained. But only the first few..maybe the first 4-6 if anything? After that, everything just goes downhill. I really had high hopes for this anime..but after everything I've seen, it's just trash. It was ruined completely with all the random unexplained crap that goes on. I really don't expect it to get any better. Because truthfully, how can it? Maybe if they actually showed some sort of character background and development with the other characters, and made other things more clear, it would have been a tad more interesting.
Overall, I give this anime a 3/10. It's terrible..and I advise anyone and EVERYONE to avoid watching it so they won't waste any time like I have. I feel bad for the talented voice actors that have to provide their voices for this disaster. So really, unless you actually like watching animes with boring characters, confusing 'plot twists' with no explanation, and having a series that's hoarded with tons of random characters at once, then by all means, go for it. If not, seriously. Don't watch this. You're much better off watching something like Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, Code Geass, or Macross Frontier. Actual animes with VERY high potential.read more
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 come into play.
Another thing is some of the humor that is crammed into the storyline. While some of the humor is actually funny, some of it is not that funny, or it happens to be put in at the wrong time, or the humor is not needed for the story to run along. Some of the humor is sex related.
Another thing is, "Asura Cryin' " is not really about the occult, and not really about the church. It is really a fantasy version of the two, where magic, demons, and mechas exist. Yes, I said mecha... technollogy actually plays a big role in this, which was not something I was expecting. But the way they work together is a nice asspect, however, not exactly executed to the best ability.
I may be the only one, but I was in a way disturbed that two of the male characters had a bang of hair that was longer then the rest of their hair, like double the length, if not more. The art work, which is beuatiful, had been given a down trodding by such things as this that just don't seem in place, or they have a wierd effect.
The sound on this is supreme. The opening and ending is beuatifully done, not to mention that the voice actors are fairly good. The sound effects also work into it well.
Another strong point in "Asura Cryin' " is the numbers of different characters that are within the work, and the depth that has gone into them. Problem is, we only get a glimpse of them overall.
I had to say I enjoyied the anime for it's relativly neat ideas and concepts here, though I was disapointed by the way the storyline was executed, it seemed sporadic and disconjealed.
This Anime is definatly not going to be for everyone. As stated above, it will have it's problems. But if one overlooks, or is even forewarned about the storylines... ddity... they might be able to get through it.read more
If you watch anime because you want to secretly be the protagonist and have all these beautiful girls at school covet you, sleep in your bed, let you touch their tits, giggle when you lift their skirts and get all blushing and innocent even though you have the intentions of a registered sex offender... get a life. I'm sick of stumbling on a harem anime when I was hoping for something with substance.
Also, this anime managed to screw the cliche pooch harder than any in recent memory.
There's the everyguy, shy and reserved Tomo. He has a ghost girl, Misao, following him around. He has already met her in the first episode, so we're instead treated to vague flashbacks as to why the hell this is so. The only role Misao seems to have is that if you're a ghost, and suspended in the air, people are going to see your translucent butt.
Tomo also has a weird shepherd's crook dredlock hanging down from his head, so you wind up staring at it as if it's some terrible sore/tumor that's seeping blood and pus.
What puzzles me is how blurbs always refer to the protagonist as "everyday." If you're an everyday high school boy you pop zits and masturbate all of the time. Miko, gun-wielding demons, yakuza, and douchy "holy order" types don't go kicking in the doors and smashing the windows of the luxury home you live in by yourself with a ghost girl.
So that's the premise. "Everyday" boy has a ghost girl and is heir to a secret briefcase that contains a giant robot thing that everyone wants. He goes to a school where everyone dresses like Nazis who have accidentally bleached their arm bands.
The flat characters from his double life conveniently show up at his school--because the evil types in the world don't hang out in political offices, army bases, etc. They prefer high schools, and the many beautiful moe-type girls he knows also show up and are more than willing to let him have his way with them. But he doesn't. Because that's exactly what an "everyday" high school boy would do, right.
The first two eps have essentially set forth such a ludicrious premise that world destruction, the briefcase, moe demon chicks, and the various goons of the yakuza and holy order are linked. And Tomo (with his mysterious "brother" who remains unseen) is at the centre of all of this.
Gee, where shall this go?
Unless I drop this, I'll update in mid-season.read more
Ok, getting straight into it:
I always watch something to the end no matter what although i'm seriously reconsidering that ultimatum after this.
Half the time you don't have a flippin' clue as to whats actually going on- no, more than half the time. Every episode, It'll change scene or introduce new unexplained characters who instantly merge themselves into the story with all the sensitivity of a blunt axe swinging down onto a solid block of steel. I suppose if you were to watch it again and again, you may just glimpse the actual plot that does its best to stay away from its rightful position. therefore, 2. 1 is reserved for no-plot anime.
Its not great but its not bad either. There are some bits where I would question whether the artist was feeling alright because the proportions are a little off. Its colourful, which boosts its rating and there's some effort done on the 'robot' things. The artwork is pretty much 'Meh' and gets a middle mark.
Sound is good. Sound showcases the seiyuu's talent and rather nice BGM. There's a BOOM when an explosion occurs, a brrrooOOMM when a motorbike moves and even some hydrauliky sounds when the robots move. Its good. Nothing wrong with it, but nothing that makes it exceptional.
Dear Lord, please throttle them now. It gets as high as 3 because there are some ok characters in it. And by ok, I mean slightly amusing. But the rest, like the idiot main character and everyone that calls him by his full name more than once, are abysmal. Their personalities are messed up, they have such bad decision making and negotiating skills like: "be our POW or die from the 50 bagillion guns pointed at you by year older high school students" The main then replies "That's soo unfair! you're mean! *pouts*" Horrific.
Well aside from EVERYTHING else, the fight scenes are alright and the poor usage of comedy makes me feel so sympathetic that I give them the undeserving score of 4. I think i've laughed once during my time watching it, I could be mistaken; Its so hard to remember between the frowns and disgust that surface every few minutes. I would not watch this ever again and may delete it from my library. The second series will be ignored and I will watch Kobato by CLAMP instead.
Crap. Pigs spew. Grandma Dorris's hairy arse.
If you want to waste 260 hours of your 700,000+/- hour lifespan, then by all means, watch Asura Cryin'. Thank you for your time XD
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