Crunchyroll and Starchild Cryin' for Some Action

Sequel to Anime Adaptation of ASCII MediaWorks Light Novel Coming to Crunchyroll Starting October 1st

San Francisco, CA and Tokyo, Japan (September 29, 2009) — Crunchyroll and Starchild announced today the addition of ASURA CRYIN' 2 to Crunchyroll's Fall 2009 Anime Lineup. Adapted from the light novel series published in Dengeki Bunko by Gakuto Mikumo and animated by Seven Arcs, ASURA CRYIN' 2 features the famed video game and anime voice actor Miyu Irino in the lead role of Tomoharu Natsume. More information can be found at

“ASURA CRYIN' is all about action,” said Vince Shortino, President of Crunchyroll's Japan office. “Our offbeat and artistic titles are great, but sometimes the fans just want some good old-fashioned, fast-pasted action.”

ASURA CRYIN' 2 will be available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland, in standard definition free of charge to all visitors of Crunchyroll's website and across the Crunchyroll network one week after airing in Japan. Crunchyroll's Anime Members will receive early access to the program in 480P within one hour after its Japanese airing, starting October 1st.

ASURA CRYIN' 2 joins over 20 other titles to form Crunchyroll's Fall 2009 Anime Lineup. Find out what else will be simulcasting at today.

Title Synopsis:

Protagonist Tomoharu Natsume is a high school student living by himself. At first glance, he seems to be a normal high school student. However, unlike others, he has a ghost friend Misao Minakami that only he can see. On the day he moved, he was entrusted with a silver trunk by a mysterious woman. That night, he was attacked by a shrine maiden. Tomoharu was about to face the hidden truth of the world.

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