A Preparation

A Preparation is an anime episode of Guilty Crown that was released on 11/11/2011

The fifth episode continues where the story left off, with Shu accompanying Gai, Inori and Kenji to Undertaker's base. There, Gai introduces a new mission that Undertaker will be executing, and he formally introduces Shu to the members. In order for Shu to officially join the team, he needs to train and win against Ayase and her Endlave in a mock battle.

How will Shu survive Undertaker's intense training? And will he be able to concentrate after the unexpected turn of events between him and Inori?

Plot Summary

Opening theme:

"My Dearest" by Supercell

While Shu, Gai, and the others march, Shu recalls Seiga instructing him to use the device to betray the Funeral Parlor. At Funeral Parlor, Gai asks Shibungi about Kido's status, and he introduces Shu to everyone. Gai explains that they will take over the Leukocyte with the power of Shu and debriefs everyone with the mission specs. He tells them in three days they will execute the mission. In the meantime, Gai instructs Ayase to train Shu, so he does cause any liabilities to the group. With Gai gone, Shu tells Ayase sweetly that she does not have to bother with him due to being a "girl in a wheelchair." Ayase offers him a handshake and grabs Shu and slams on the ground. Shu's pen device fall out. In a flashback, Shu recalls a boy telling another boy jump across a bridge. Moments later, Shu wakes up without his clothes. When Ayase opens the door, Shu drops his towel in front of her. Ayase gives Shu a nice bitch slap for being a flasher.

Training starts, and Ayase wonders why Gai has Shu fighting while she twirls Shu's pen. Shu begs Ayase to give it to him. Ayase has an idea: if Shu passes the test, he can have his pen back. Later, Shu gets acquainted with Arugo, and Arugo hands him a knfie. He charges at Shu who faints like a wussy. Meanwhile, Tsugumu leads Shu through the streets via Funnel. Elsewhere, Oogumo hands Shu a heavy bazooka, and Shu cannot hold it. At target practice, Shu gazes at Inori who shoots like a pro. Shu aims, and Inori tries to help fix his posture. However, Shu gets a bit alarmed when Inori presses her small breasts against Shu's arms. Inori backs away, and Ayase writes down pervy brat for Shu. later at night, Seiga talks fondly of the Leukocyte plan with Keido. Back at Funeral Parlor, Kyou bids Shu good luck before heading off with Gai. Shu comments about Gai, yet Arugo makes him apologize. He asks Shu if he can pull out Voids from anyone. Through the underground passage, Shu hears Inori singing (Euterpe) alone. He asks Inori why she joined the Funeral Parlor, and when Inori asks him why he is here, Shu recalls that he is happy to see her, and the times where he used her Void. Shu tries to reach for Inori. She replies that Gai has gave her a name when she had nothing. Shu asks her what she meant about her words, and Inori replies that Gai instructed her to say those words. He follows Inori downstairs and sees Inori heading inside Gai's room where Gai is half naked. Shu thinks the unexpected, wonders why Gai is so popular before he runs and bumps into Ayase. Ayase points out that Shu is in love with Inori, and Shu asks Ayase if she likes Gai. Ayase grabs Shu and throws him after she corrects him that she "respects" Gai.

On the day of the test, Ayase tells him to pass he has to pass through the finish line. Tsugumi states that this will be a tough fight since Ayase has Steiner as her Endlave. Shu dodges Ayase around the pillars when he finds his weapon is useless. Shu finds Arugo and makes eye contact. He takes out Arugo's Void. Shu blinds Ayase with Arugo's rod, and he runs towards the finish line with success. Later, Shibungi and the others give Shu congratualations, and Ayase gives back Shu's pen. Kenji wakes up and mocks the others. Tsugumi reports that Gai and the others have been attacked by the Leukocyte. Keido is seen reading a cryptic message.

Closing theme:

"Departures: Anata ni Okuru Ai no Uta" by the fictional band Egoist

Points of Interest

Guilty Crown End Card Ep. 5
Guilty Crown End Card Ep. 5
  • Arugo's Void appears for the first time. It's a rod that releases darkness to blind the enemy's vision.
  • Two songs played in this episode. Inori sings Euterpe. During Inori and Gai's scene, a woman is heard singing the same song from episode 1 where Shu pulls Inori's Void, Bios.

Characters & Voice Actors

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Shu Ouma ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yuki Kaji ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Minami Tsuda ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Ayase Shinomiya ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kana Hanazawa ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Arugo ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Anri Katsu ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Inori Yuzuriha ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Ai Kayano ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Gai Tsutsugami ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yūichi Nakamura ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Tsugumi ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Ayana Taketatsu ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Funnell ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Shibungi ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Takehito Koyasu ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Kenji Kido ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Nobuhiko Okamoto ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Keido Shuuichirou ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kazuhiko Inoue ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Oogumo ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kousuke Takaguchi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Kyou ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Chika Fujitou ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)


Add a credit to A Preparation. (No voice actors. Add voice actors to characters above.)
Redjuice Graphics Concept Artist Redjuice Graphics is a company that is in charge of the character design and CG for Guilty Crown franchise. This is listed as a person because on Animenewsnetwork, they are credited for the original character design for Guilty Crown.
Hiromi Kato Character Artist/Designer
Tetsuro Araki Director Tetsuro Araki is a Japanese anime director who's famous for directing Death Note and Highschool of the Dead.
Hiroyuki Yoshino (screenwriter) Series Composition The creator of Seikon no Qwaser who is also a screenwriter for Sunrise Studio.
Ichiro Okochi Series Composition Ichirō Ōkouchi is a novelist and screenplay writer. He wrote the screnplay for the anime series Code Geass, Code Geass R2, and Eureka Seven.
Yusuke Takeda Art Director Art Director for Occult Academy, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, and 009-1
Hiroyuki Sawano Music He's the musician in Guilty Crown, Blue Exorcist, and more.
Ryo Music The founding member of Supercell who provides the music and lyrics for the group.
Satoshi Kadowaki Animation Director


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