I’ll be writing first impression posts on the newest anime this season. And first up is Asura Cryin. So here we have a ghost girl, a briefcase… and mecha?
OP: “Spiral” by angela
I don’t really like the song personally because it sounded like a rip-off of Ali Project at some parts and some other random Eurobeat Artist for me. But I guess this type of music suits mecha much though, so I guess it’s fitting? But still, me no likey.
The first episode goes with Tomo, the main character who is living in a huge mansion-like house. And with him, is a ghost-girl who was once his childhood friend. All through out the episode, we get to see some kind of a mysterious briefcase. We also get to see various characters already by the first episode, so we’ll definitely get to see a wide cast as the series progresses. The climax of the premier I guess is when different people are now starting to fight over that briefcase and by the end of the episode, we get to see that what’s inside of the briefcase is some kind of a mecha, and Tomo’s the one destined to take over that.
You have chosen briefcase number 24! Is that a deal, or a no deal?
Ghosts sleep too you know~ So quit those ecchi thoughts Tomo!
I’m irritated by Tomo’s hair. If I’m just holding a pair of scissors or any sharp object right now, I would cut that long tail off. It’s so distracting, especially he’s a guy. And speaking of excess hair…
…There’s also this guy who needs to be tied down and get a haircut too (now I’m just sounding like a class rep. or a school principal -_-;;). So much weave, ugh XD.
This girl attacked Tomo while he’s (and the ghost girl) was sleeping. She has the ability of fire and can use it also to make her fly. She seems to have taken an interest on the mysterious briefcase as well. She looks very much dangerous at night, but in the morning…
…Uh, actually there’s no difference with the look in her face at all, but she seems to be all unaware of what has happened in the previous night. Besides from the inocent facade, she also seems to be popular with the boys at school. Weird people..
And speaking of weird people, Tomo’s best friend is a homo. Isn’t it so obvious?
And when Tomo and Misao thought that they’ll be going home alone as usual… Surprise, surprise!
Dude sneezes fire. What an ability! (Nah, just kidding. He can’t this was just a result of awkward screencapping)
Wow. Talk about being centered. Tomo will be the one to open this briefcase for everyone to stop for Christ’s sake!
Oh, a mecha! Never see that one coming… To be really honest, it’s true. I watched this show without being aware that it has mecha. All I know is that there is a ghost girl, but no mecha. But wow, first episode ended with a cliffhanger. Now that’s a surprise /not.
ED: “Link” by angela
Nothing much interesting to the ED as well. It’s just boring and something that should be fast-forwarded to.
Ok, I’ll be straight up to keep it short. Everything is average and mediocre. The animation wasn’t on “amazing” levels, neither on horrible levels. It’s just plain ok.The drawings were unstable though, as I noticed it on some scenes, and some close-ups o fthe characters. The characters has a really wide variation. From mecha-summoning priests to a pyro-summoning man in a business suit, we will be having a wide cast in here.
The only exciting part in here is climax towards the end on this episode. At least we get to see a nice little plot brewing right now, even though it’s very typical and it follows the “guy has a mysterious clan” plot. Misao the ghost girl, is the character that caught my attention though because she has that ghost gimmick, but still, she had done nothing at all in this episode than just… floating (I mean, pranks are cool or helpin Tomo is exams…) I wonder how will she play her part in this mecha series as the series progresses though..
So that’s Asura Cryin’ episode one for me. Nothing much outstanding or wowing even if it’s the very first Spring Anime 2009 series that I watched. I’ll be checking out the next episode though, but not sure if it’s blogging-worthy.