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* ABoyAndHisX: A boy and his Ghost, and later on his flame-wielding {{miko}} classmate.


* CoolMask: Picasso Mask, a swordsman with almost unfathomable skill.



* MaskPower: Picasso Mask, a swordsman with almost unfathomable skill.

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* ReflectionlessUselessEyes: Rikka loses her vision in one eye near the end of the series, and it becomes dull-colored and non-reflective.


* HaremPowered: A regular human is able to access two types of power.
** By sacrificing the physical body of a partner, they can draw power from their bonds/love and use them to power a HumongousMecha called an "Asura Machina". The partner in question literally [[PoweredByAForsakenchild has their emotions drained to supply energy to the mech and its attacks]]. Eventually, that partner will lose all emotions, run out of LifeEnergy completely, and disappear.
** By forming a "contract" (usually a romantic/sexual relationship) with a demon, humans can create a {{Familiar}} called a "Daughter". The demon and the Daughter will gain power from the contract, but it will not only drain LifeEnergy from the demon (who will crumble into crystal once depleted) but also slowly erode the human's ability to love.
** The only way to circumvent the energy issue is by taking BOTH of these options and [[spoiler:creating what's called an "Asura Cryin". This allows the Machina and the Daughter to circulate magic with each other, both increasing their power and slowing down (but not stopping) the energy depletion. However, this does NOT solve the emotion/mind drain problem. This is reason is why Asura Cryin are feared and typically killed on sight: they're a nigh-unstoppable PersonOfMassDestruction who's had their empathy and [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity mental state eroded to the point of insanity.]]]]
** In addition to this, Tomoharu ALSO gains powers from [[spoiler:Nia, a demon who has [[WindsOfDestinyChange luck-granting/draining abilities]], which she can bestow upon him with a kiss]].



** Later played straight when [[spoiler: Kurogane literally becomes harem-powered. And on [[IncendiaryExponent on fire.]]]]

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** Later played straight when [[spoiler: Kurogane literally becomes harem-powered.HaremPowered. And on [[IncendiaryExponent on fire.]]]]


** The First/Holy Guards: The Saeki siblings . {{Knight Templar}}-like disposition and clothing, and guns...Lots and lots of guns! Demon Hunters.

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** The First/Holy Guards: The Saeki siblings .siblings. {{Knight Templar}}-like disposition and clothing, and guns...Lots and lots of guns! Demon Hunters.


* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: [[spoiler:Kanade and Tomoharu's Daughter is introduced like an actual daughter.]]

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: "Daughters" are treated as analogous to actual children. A male partner that refuses to accept his Daughter is treated the same as a deadbeat dad who runs out on a pregnant girlfriend. Later on, [[spoiler:Kanade is sporting an intense blush and Tomoharu's smile when she gets to introduce the Daughter is introduced like an actual daughter.she and Tomoharu made.]]



* MurderTheHypotenuse: It's later revealed that [[spoiler:Toru-2 was well aware that Aiki-2 was about to disappear due to overuse of Kurogane. Toru intentionally pushed Aiki over the edge to force her to disappear, in the hopes that Takaya would finally fall for her. To her despair, losing Aiki only made him obsess over her ''more''.]]



* SheIsAllGrownUp: Nia

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* SheIsAllGrownUp: NiaNia spent 5 years in World 1 before Tomo shows up. She's roughly the same age as he is when he reappears.


* {{Cyborg}}: Shuri, whose body is loaded with guns. MoreDakka!



* HollywoodCyborg: Shuri, whose body is loaded with guns. MoreDakka!


* BedmateReveal: Happens at the start of Episode 2, when Tomo wakes up to find Shiro sleeping alongside him.

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* BedmateReveal: Happens at the start of Episode 2, when Tomo wakes up to find Shiro Shuri sleeping alongside him.

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* BedmateReveal: Happens at the start of Episode 2, when Tomo wakes up to find Shiro sleeping alongside him.


OK. So take a supernatural UrbanFantasy, HaremGenre-style anime, and throw in a magical HumongousMecha. That's '''''Asura Cryin[='=]'''''

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OK. So take a supernatural UrbanFantasy, HaremGenre-style anime, and throw in a magical HumongousMecha. That's '''''Asura Cryin[='=]'''''
''Asura Cryin[='=]''.


* MoodWhiplash: Mild version happened at Episode 11, a comedy interspersed with TearJerker. Episode 20 goes to ModernWarfare style KillEmAll.

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* MoodWhiplash: Mild version happened at Episode 11, a comedy interspersed with TearJerker. Episode 20 goes to ModernWarfare style ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare''-style KillEmAll.

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** Justified in that at least through the end of the first season, Tomoharu was explicitly told that becoming an Asura Cryin would sign his death warrant, and we see [[spoiler: through flashbacks that the handlers and ex-handler that would enforce the threat have successfully done so in the past.]]


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OK. So take a supernatural UrbanFantasy, HaremGenre-style anime, and throw in a magical HumongousMecha. ''That's Asura Cryin'.''

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OK. So take a supernatural UrbanFantasy, HaremGenre-style anime, and throw in a magical HumongousMecha. ''That's Asura Cryin'.''
That's '''''Asura Cryin[='=]'''''



''Asura [=Cryin'=]'' is based on a series of LightNovels, animated by Seven Arcs in the spring of 2009, with a second season following in the fall.

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''Asura [=Cryin'=]'' Cryin[='=]'' is based on a series of LightNovels, animated by Seven Arcs in the spring of 2009, with a second season following in the fall.






Tropes include:
* ABoyAndHisX -- A boy and his Ghost, and later on his flame-wielding {{miko}} classmate.
* AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil -- Because ''one'' isn't enough, the school has ''three'':

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Tropes include:
!!''Asura Cryin[='=]'' provides examples of the following tropes:

* ABoyAndHisX -- A boy and his Ghost, and later on his flame-wielding {{miko}} classmate.
* AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil --
AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil: Because ''one'' isn't enough, the school has ''three'':



* ActionGirl -- Toru for most of the series, but Aki looks to be where she got it from.
* AntiMagic -- Every ex-handler is immune to both the science of the Asura Machina and the magic of the demons. It comes at a terrible price, though.

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* ActionGirl -- ActionGirl: Toru for most of the series, but Aki looks to be where she got it from.
* AntiMagic -- AntiMagic: Every ex-handler is immune to both the science of the Asura Machina and the magic of the demons. It comes at a terrible price, though.though.
* ABoyAndHisX: A boy and his Ghost, and later on his flame-wielding {{miko}} classmate.



* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot -- Nia asks why Kanade couldn't have just burned the ribbon off earlier. It's implied that she knows she could've, but wanted to spend some time with Tomo instead.
* CuteGhostGirl -- Misao, though she's not ''quite'' a ghost. She's a projected existence, which is close enough.

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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot -- CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: Nia asks why Kanade couldn't have just burned the ribbon off earlier. It's implied that she knows she could've, but wanted to spend some time with Tomo instead.
* CuteGhostGirl -- CuteGhostGirl:
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Misao, though she's not ''quite'' a ghost. She's a projected existence, which is close enough.



* CyberneticsEatYourSoul -- [[spoiler: Explained as a last word at the last episode of the first season.]]
* DeadAllAlong -- [[spoiler: Tomoharu's older brother is dead all along.]]
* DefeatMeansFriendship -- Half of the casts halfway to the end were once enemies at the beginning of the series.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything -- [[spoiler:Kanade and Tomoharu's Daughter is introduced like an actual daughter.]]
* DownerEnding -- The last episode of the first season unceremoniously [[MoodWhiplash took a darker turn]] and killed [[spoiler: one of the CuteGhostGirl as listed above]]. Besides, although the hero saves the day, [[spoiler: the BigBad took KarmaHoudini VillainExitStageLeft and TheBadGuyWins.]]
** Then karma bites said BigBad out and the presumed Big Bad was not the Big Bad after all.
* DudeShesLikeInAComa -- When Shuri passes out (also, she [[LaserGuidedAmnesia has amnesia]]) Tomo wants to help her get into bed, but he wears a blindfold and has Misao guide him what to do with her voice so she makes sure he doesn't see or touch anything he's not supposed to. He still gets a {{nosebleed}} when she wakes up, though.
* ExpendableAlternateUniverse -- In this case, it's actually the "main" universe that we see get sent to hell. It turns out the first world holds several answers, as well as letting the audience see several characters who were dead in the second world be alive in this one.
* EyeColorChange -- Kanade normally has blue eyes, but if she "[[TransformationSequence powers up]]" one of her eyes changes to green. This may change if she [[TookALevelInBadass takes a level in badass]] and has both eyes go green.
* EyelidPulltaunt -- Misao makes this gesture at Tomoharu occasionally.
* EyepatchOfPower -- Rikka, after having her eye damaged in a fight with Picasso Mask.
* FaceHeelTurn -- [[spoiler:Club president and Toru]]

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* CyberneticsEatYourSoul -- CyberneticsEatYourSoul: [[spoiler: Explained as a last word at the last episode of the first season.]]
* DeadAllAlong -- DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler: Tomoharu's older brother is dead all along.]]
* DefeatMeansFriendship -- DefeatMeansFriendship: Half of the casts halfway to the end were once enemies at the beginning of the series.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything -- DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: [[spoiler:Kanade and Tomoharu's Daughter is introduced like an actual daughter.]]
* DownerEnding -- DownerEnding: The last episode of the first season unceremoniously [[MoodWhiplash took a darker turn]] and killed [[spoiler: one of the CuteGhostGirl as listed above]]. Besides, although the hero saves the day, [[spoiler: the BigBad took KarmaHoudini VillainExitStageLeft and TheBadGuyWins.]]
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]] Then karma bites said BigBad out and the presumed Big Bad was not the Big Bad after all.
* DudeShesLikeInAComa -- DudeShesLikeInAComa: When Shuri passes out (also, she [[LaserGuidedAmnesia has amnesia]]) Tomo wants to help her get into bed, but he wears a blindfold and has Misao guide him what to do with her voice so she makes sure he doesn't see or touch anything he's not supposed to. He still gets a {{nosebleed}} when she wakes up, though.
* ExpendableAlternateUniverse -- ExpendableAlternateUniverse: In this case, it's actually the "main" universe that we see get sent to hell. It turns out the first world holds several answers, as well as letting the audience see several characters who were dead in the second world be alive in this one.
* EyeColorChange -- EyeColorChange: Kanade normally has blue eyes, but if she "[[TransformationSequence powers up]]" one of her eyes changes to green. This may change if she [[TookALevelInBadass takes a level in badass]] and has both eyes go green.
* EyelidPulltaunt -- EyelidPulltaunt: Misao makes this gesture at Tomoharu occasionally.
* EyepatchOfPower -- EyepatchOfPower: Rikka, after having her eye damaged in a fight with Picasso Mask.
* FaceHeelTurn -- FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Club president and Toru]]



* ForgotAboutHisPowers -- Tomoharu. In the fourth episode he learns about how to become an Asura Cryin', but even when others of this kind are wreaking havok, Tomoharu holds out on making a contract with Kanade until the very end. In reality, he could have gained the power that could have resolved everything much earlier and with much less suffering. See IdiotPlot.
* FutureBadass -- [[spoiler:From another world, but Tomoharu-1 is a much more serious version of Tomoharu-2.]]
* GagBoobs -- Kanade
* GoneHorriblyRight -- [[spoiler:Black hole experiments in the first world destroyed it and caused a collision of multiple dimensions.]]
* TheGunslinger -- Shuri and several others. The word "guns" is going to show up a lot on this page.
* HeroicSacrifice -- [[spoiler:Aine at the end of season 1]]
* {{Hikikomori}} -- Tokiya Kagayaki, who prefers to communicate through a stuffed koala.
* HollywoodCyborg -- Shuri, whose body is loaded with guns. MoreDakka!
* HumongousMecha -- The Asura Machina, which is at least mecha-like.
* JacobMarleyApparel -- Tomoharu questions Misao on why this trope doesn't apply to her. Her only response is that "it'd be boring". So, somehow, she can change her clothes.
** Although she never changes her Victorian Alpine look--even on the beaches of Hawaii!--Aine's outfit is also not what she was wearing when impaled.
* KarmaHoudini -- Kagakagari. But in the second season karma bites him back.
* KilledMidSentence -- [[spoiler:Tomoharu-1. Killed by a gunshot.]]
* LoveMakesYouEvil -- [[spoiler:While Kagakagari seems to be this way at first, it's Kagayaki who's gone from doing questionable things to being outright insane.]]
* MacrossMissileMassacre -- Shuri loves this trope
* MaskPower -- Picasso Mask, a swordsman with almost unfathomable skill.
* MeleeATrois -- The first episode.
* MoodWhiplash -- Mild version happened at Episode 11, a comedy interspersed with TearJerker. Episode 20 goes to ModernWarfare style KillEmAll.
* {{Miko}} -- Kanade.
* {{Nanomachines}} -- Apparently both the ability to be a handler and the anti-magic of an ex-handler stem from these machines.
* NewTransferStudent -- Misao, which gets treated as an UnusuallyUninterestingSight.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent -- Tomoharu
* PeopleJars -- The Burial Dolls within the Asura Machina.
* PlayingWithFire -- Kanade's powers, once put to [[MundaneUtility use]] in helping Tomoharu recover from a cold.
* PoweredByAForsakenChild -- The Asura Machinas
* ThePowerOfLove -- A twisted version. Demons, when they find a contractor, get their power by sapping their contractor's ''ability to love''. Not that the alternative is any better.

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* ForgotAboutHisPowers -- ForgotAboutHisPowers: Tomoharu. In the fourth episode he learns about how to become an Asura Cryin', but even when others of this kind are wreaking havok, Tomoharu holds out on making a contract with Kanade until the very end. In reality, he could have gained the power that could have resolved everything much earlier and with much less suffering. See IdiotPlot.
* FutureBadass -- FutureBadass: [[spoiler:From another world, but Tomoharu-1 is a much more serious version of Tomoharu-2.]]
* GagBoobs -- GagBoobs: Kanade
* GoneHorriblyRight -- GoneHorriblyRight: [[spoiler:Black hole experiments in the first world destroyed it and caused a collision of multiple dimensions.]]
* TheGunslinger -- TheGunslinger: Shuri and several others. The word "guns" is going to show up a lot on this page.
* HeroicSacrifice -- HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Aine at the end of season 1]]
* {{Hikikomori}} -- {{Hikikomori}}: Tokiya Kagayaki, who prefers to communicate through a stuffed koala.
* HollywoodCyborg -- HollywoodCyborg: Shuri, whose body is loaded with guns. MoreDakka!
* HumongousMecha -- HumongousMecha: The Asura Machina, which is at least mecha-like.
* JacobMarleyApparel -- JacobMarleyApparel:
**
Tomoharu questions Misao on why this trope doesn't apply to her. Her only response is that "it'd be boring". So, somehow, she can change her clothes.
** Although she never changes her Victorian Alpine look--even look -- even on the beaches of Hawaii!--Aine's Hawaii! -- Aine's outfit is also not what she was wearing when impaled.
* KarmaHoudini -- KarmaHoudini: Kagakagari. But in the second season karma bites him back.
* KilledMidSentence -- KilledMidSentence: [[spoiler:Tomoharu-1. Killed by a gunshot.]]
* LoveMakesYouEvil -- LoveMakesYouEvil: [[spoiler:While Kagakagari seems to be this way at first, it's Kagayaki who's gone from doing questionable things to being outright insane.]]
* MacrossMissileMassacre -- MacrossMissileMassacre: Shuri loves this trope
* MaskPower -- MaskPower: Picasso Mask, a swordsman with almost unfathomable skill.
* MeleeATrois -- MeleeATrois: The first episode.
* MoodWhiplash -- MoodWhiplash: Mild version happened at Episode 11, a comedy interspersed with TearJerker. Episode 20 goes to ModernWarfare style KillEmAll.
* {{Miko}} -- Kanade.
{{Miko}}: Kanade
* {{Nanomachines}} -- {{Nanomachines}}: Apparently both the ability to be a handler and the anti-magic of an ex-handler stem from these machines.
* NewTransferStudent -- NewTransferStudent: Misao, which gets treated as an UnusuallyUninterestingSight.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent -- OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: Tomoharu
* PeopleJars -- PeopleJars: The Burial Dolls within the Asura Machina.
* PlayingWithFire -- PlayingWithFire: Kanade's powers, once put to [[MundaneUtility use]] in helping Tomoharu recover from a cold.
* PoweredByAForsakenChild -- PoweredByAForsakenChild: The Asura Machinas
* ThePowerOfLove -- ThePowerOfLove:
**
A twisted version. Demons, when they find a contractor, get their power by sapping their contractor's ''ability to love''. Not that the alternative is any better.



* RedStringOfFate -- A variation. A red ribbon ties together Kanade and Tomoharu as they're practicing for a three-legged race. Then Kanade ties it really tight. Then a superglue splashes on it, forcing them to stay together. Even when Kanade needs to take a shower...
* SheIsAllGrownUp - Nia
* SmugSnake -- Kagakagari Takaya.

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* RedStringOfFate -- RedStringOfFate: A variation. A red ribbon ties together Kanade and Tomoharu as they're practicing for a three-legged race. Then Kanade ties it really tight. Then a superglue splashes on it, forcing them to stay together. Even when Kanade needs to take a shower...
* SheIsAllGrownUp - SheIsAllGrownUp: Nia
* SmugSnake -- SmugSnake:
**
Kagakagari Takaya.Takaya



*** And now, presenting [[spoiler: THE CLUB PRESIDENT in episode 20. Yeah, killing Shuri, Yo, and Tomoharu-1. And his reason is that he wants the Hagane just to live in a world where his girlfriend is. Could have done a KillEmAll if it wasn't for a minor complication.]]
* SoulJar --Hisui [[spoiler: Reishirou's/ Aine's Asura Machina]] in Episode 12.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial -- Saeki isn't wearing her hair like that because anyone complimented her or anything.
* ThirdPersonPerson -- Misao.
* ThoseTwoGuys -- Higuchi and An.
* TookALevelInBadass -- Nia, after five years fending for herself in the first world.
* TsunDere -- Saeki
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans -- [[spoiler:Kagayaki's reason for fighting. Even if it means destroying ''everything''.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist -- Kagakagari, in light of things.
* WindsOfDestinyChange -- The power of Ania and her family. She can give and take luck at will.
* ZettaiRyouiki -- Pretty much all the girls possess this in season 1, but lose them by season 2.

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*** ** And now, presenting [[spoiler: THE [[spoiler:THE CLUB PRESIDENT in episode 20. Yeah, killing Shuri, Yo, and Tomoharu-1. And his reason is that he wants the Hagane just to live in a world where his girlfriend is. Could have done a KillEmAll if it wasn't for a minor complication.]]
* SoulJar --Hisui SoulJar: Hisui [[spoiler: Reishirou's/ Aine's Asura Machina]] in Episode 12.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial -- SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Saeki isn't wearing her hair like that because anyone complimented her or anything.
* ThirdPersonPerson -- Misao.
ThirdPersonPerson: Misao
* ThoseTwoGuys -- ThoseTwoGuys: Higuchi and An.
* TookALevelInBadass -- TookALevelInBadass: Nia, after five years fending for herself in the first world.
* TsunDere -- {{Tsundere}}: Saeki
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans -- UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: [[spoiler:Kagayaki's reason for fighting. Even if it means destroying ''everything''.]]
* WellIntentionedExtremist -- WellIntentionedExtremist: Kagakagari, in light of things.
* WindsOfDestinyChange -- WindsOfDestinyChange: The power of Ania and her family. She can give and take luck at will.
* ZettaiRyouiki -- ZettaiRyouiki: Pretty much all the girls possess this in season 1, but lose them by season 2.2.


* AllTheMyriadWays -- In this case, it's actually the "main" universe that we see get sent to hell. It turns out the first world holds several answers, as well as letting the audience see several characters who were dead in the second world be alive in this one.


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* ExpendableAlternateUniverse -- In this case, it's actually the "main" universe that we see get sent to hell. It turns out the first world holds several answers, as well as letting the audience see several characters who were dead in the second world be alive in this one.


* TheAbridgedSeries -- From [[http://www.youtube.com/user/IishTehScourgemaster this]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vznmvF0R294 guy]]

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