Asura Cryin'

Asura Cryin'

The first light novel cover of Asura Cryin'.
(Asura Kurain)
Genre Fantasy, Mecha, Action, Romance
Light novel
Written by Gakuto Mikumo
Illustrated by Nao Watanuki
Published by ASCII Media Works
Demographic Male
Imprint Dengeki Bunko
Original run July 25, 2005February 10, 2010
Volumes 14
Written by Gakuto Mikumo
Illustrated by Ryō Akizuki
Published by ASCII Media Works
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Dengeki Daioh
Original run September 27, 2008September 27, 2010
Volumes 3
Anime television series
Directed by Keizō Kusakawa
Studio Seven Arcs
Network AT-X
Original run April 2, 2009 June 25, 2009
Episodes 13
Anime television series
Asura Cryin' 2
Directed by Keizō Kusakawa
Studio Seven Arcs
Network AT-X
Original run October 1, 2009 December 24, 2009
Episodes 13

Asura Cryin' (アスラクライン Asura Kurain) is a Japanese light novel series by Gakuto Mikumo, with illustrations by Nao Watanuki. The novel series began on July 10, 2005, with fourteen volumes currently published by ASCII Media Works under their Dengeki Bunko imprint. A manga adaptation by Ryō Akizuki premiered in ASCII Media Works' shōnen manga magazine Dengeki Daioh on September 27, 2008, and an anime adaptation began airing in Japan in April 2009.[1][2]


The story is a semi-serious school action story revolving around Tomoharu Natsume. He is haunted by the ghost of his childhood friend, Misao Minakami, who died in an airplane accident three years earlier, which Tomoharu barely survived. On entering high school, Tomoharu takes the opportunity to live on his own and moves into Meiou-tei, a dormitory, where he starts enjoying a carefree high school life (also, his mother has recently remarried and doesn't want him interfering in her newlywed life). His life changes when a beautiful girl named Shuri Kurosaki appears with a mysterious trunk which she claims Tomoharu's brother, Naotaka Natsume, asked her to deliver to him. Things become complicated when Kanade Takatsuki, a girl dressed like a shrine maiden, appears seeking the trunk in Tomoharu's possession. It is revealed that the trunk hides secrets about the world they live in.


Science Club / Third Student Council President / Royal Dark Society

First Student Council / Holy Guards

Second Student Council / Pilgrim Union

Kantou Student Union

Tomoharu's relatives

Kanade's relatives





Asura Machina



Further information: List of Asura Cryin' episodes

The anime first premiered on April 2, 2009. The opening theme used for the first season is "Spiral" by Angela, and the ending theme is "Link", also by Angela. The single for the two songs was released on May 13, 2009. A second season aired on October 1, 2009, again using opening and ending themes by Angela. The opening theme of the second season is "Alternative", and the ending theme is "Kanata no delight".


  1. "Dengeki Online news about the Asura Cryin' anime adaptation" (in Japanese). ASCII Media Works. Retrieved 2008-10-05.
  2. "Second Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu TV Anime Green-Lit". Anime News Network. 2009-02-05. Archived from the original on 6 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-05.

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