More like ‘Asura WTF did you put in my coffee before I directed this’.
Asura Cryin’ is best described as disorienting, at least for now – there are too many plot elements floating around, leaving the viewer with and honest mess to wade through. Its not that I disliked it – I just felt utterly bewildered by it. I also felt seriously mislead by all the blurbs I read about it prior to watching it, since most of the little descriptions on sites like Anime News Network didn’t mention half the crap that ended up popping up.
I think I’m ultimately kind of disappointed – I thought this was going to be more serious, slice-of-life-y than it is. The ghost girl was purported to be a childhood friend (sort of an old trope, but looked like a good spin on it), which had my interest piqued a little bit, but if they mentioned it in the first episode, I missed it.
Oh well. I guess I’ll stick around another episode or two and see if the confusion dies down a little, although I’m not feeling terribly confident about that happening.