S-CRY-ed

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s-CRY-ed, also known as s.CRY.ed or Scryed, is a 26 episode Japanese anime television series which first aired in Japan on TV Tokyo and Animax.wikipedia
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Kōtarō Nakagawa

The series is written by Yōsuke Kuroda, produced by Sunrise, and directed by Gorō Taniguchi, with music composed by Kōtarō Nakagawa.
He is noted for composing the soundtracks for several anime series, including the Gorō Taniguchi-directed productions s-CRY-ed, Planetes, Gun Sword, and Code Geass.

List of S-CRY-ed characters

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The plot follows a young Alter mercenary known as Kazuma, as well as Ryuho, a man working for the Alter special forces known as HOLY, who become rivals as their areas clash.
S-CRY-ed is an anime created by Sunrise.

Sunrise (company)

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The series is written by Yōsuke Kuroda, produced by Sunrise, and directed by Gorō Taniguchi, with music composed by Kōtarō Nakagawa.
The studio's first major work was 1985's Dirty Pair, and other notable works include Planetes, s-CRY-ed and Code Geass.

Gorō Taniguchi

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The series is written by Yōsuke Kuroda, produced by Sunrise, and directed by Gorō Taniguchi, with music composed by Kōtarō Nakagawa.
s-CRY-ed (director, storyboards, episode direction; 2001)

Yōsuke Kuroda

The series is written by Yōsuke Kuroda, produced by Sunrise, and directed by Gorō Taniguchi, with music composed by Kōtarō Nakagawa.
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Bandai Visual

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The anime was licensed by Bandai Entertainment in early 2003.

Hisashi Hirai

Additionally, a light novel series was written by Kazuho Hyodo and illustrated by Hisashi Hirai and published by Dengeki Bunko.
He is noted for his work with Sunrise, having worked on Infinite Ryvius, s-CRY-ed, Gundam SEED, Gundam SEED Destiny and Fafner of the Azure.

Kanagawa Prefecture

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It is set in an alternative time in Kanagawa Prefecture where a phenomenon gave 1% of its people supernatural powers; they are known as Alters.
The Japanese anime series S-CRY-ED takes place in Kanagawa Prefecture, after a seismic event raises it from the ground.

Weekly Shōnen Champion

A manga adaptation of s-CRY-ed, drawn by Yasunari Toda, was serialized in Akita Shoten's Weekly Shōnen Champion.
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Adult Swim

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Later, the series premiered on Adult Swim in the United States on May 28, 2005, after select episodes had been aired on Adult Swim's Video On Demand service for nearly a year.
The anime series s-CRY-ed initially premiered on demand before debuting on the regular block in May 2005.

Mikio Sakai

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For the first twenty-five episodes the opening and ending theme songs are "Reckless Fire" by Yasuaki Ide and "Drastic My Soul" by Mikio Sakai, respectively.
He has composed, written and performed numerous songs for several anime, including Fantastic Children, Tsubasa Chronicle, the Gorō Taniguchi-directed Sunrise productions, Planetes, s-CRY-ed, Code Geass, and Chivalry of a Failed Knight, as well as various other media.

Dengeki Bunko

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Additionally, a light novel series was written by Kazuho Hyodo and illustrated by Hisashi Hirai and published by Dengeki Bunko.

Anime

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s-CRY-ed, also known as s.CRY.ed or Scryed, is a 26 episode Japanese anime television series which first aired in Japan on TV Tokyo and Animax.

TV Tokyo

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s-CRY-ed, also known as s.CRY.ed or Scryed, is a 26 episode Japanese anime television series which first aired in Japan on TV Tokyo and Animax.

Animax

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s-CRY-ed, also known as s.CRY.ed or Scryed, is a 26 episode Japanese anime television series which first aired in Japan on TV Tokyo and Animax.

Infinite Ryvius

The series' concept originated in 1999 when Taniguchi was working on Infinite Ryvius.

Manga

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A manga adaptation of s-CRY-ed, drawn by Yasunari Toda, was serialized in Akita Shoten's Weekly Shōnen Champion.

Akita Shoten

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A manga adaptation of s-CRY-ed, drawn by Yasunari Toda, was serialized in Akita Shoten's Weekly Shōnen Champion.

Parallel universes in fiction

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After fighting Crystal, Kazuma's Alter receives a power up. Shortly afterwards, it is revealed the Great Uprising was caused by a similar event in a parallel universe where all creatures are independent thinking Alters.

Animerica

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When asked by the staff of the magazine Animerica if the anime was influenced by Western superheros like Spider-Man or Batman, Taniguchi denied that influence.

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When asked by the staff of the magazine Animerica if the anime was influenced by Western superheros like Spider-Man or Batman, Taniguchi denied that influence.

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When asked by the staff of the magazine Animerica if the anime was influenced by Western superheros like Spider-Man or Batman, Taniguchi denied that influence.

Video on demand

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Later, the series premiered on Adult Swim in the United States on May 28, 2005, after select episodes had been aired on Adult Swim's Video On Demand service for nearly a year.

Otakon

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Following the 2012 closure of Bandai Entertainment, Sunrise announced at Otakon 2013, that Sentai Filmworks had rescued s-CRY-ed, along with a handful of other former BEI titles.

Sentai Filmworks

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Following the 2012 closure of Bandai Entertainment, Sunrise announced at Otakon 2013, that Sentai Filmworks had rescued s-CRY-ed, along with a handful of other former BEI titles.