Hello Vicers! Welcome to the sixth edition of KuroNekoXIII's Weekly Guilty Crown Report. I apologize again for the delay, my school-life was very demanding this week, and I had to write up a lot of lab reports which take up a lot of time. Anyways, enough about me, let's get back on track with Guilty Crown!
Leukocytes: 檻 Ori
After an unexpected turn of events, Funeral Parlor, aka Undertaker, are forced to carry out their attack plan against the Leucocyte, despite their major loss in troops.Shu, who is a vital part of the attack plan, decides to pull out of the mission without any prior notice. What will be Undertaker's next step? And will Shu change his mind after he learns more about Gai and how he really thinks and feels?
This episode was amazing. There was so much depth to it, so many “take-home” lessons. This is, by far, my favorite released episode of the series.
A nice piano track was played during Gai’s monologue. I couldn’t get the name of it since the soundtrack hasn’t been released yet. The track was an orchestral version of the song played when Shu first uses his “King’s Power” during the first episode.
The mysterious pink-haired girl made another appearance. I get the feeling she will be making more appearances as the story progresses.
The episode was good overall, and I couldn't really think of any bad points. These are a couple that I had to squeeze out of my brain:
There wasn’t much development in the Inori – Shu relationship (although I didn’t find this a bad point since there was a lot of focus on that the past episodes)
I had to do a little extra research on Quasi-Zenith Satellites to get a full grasp on what the Leucocyte is supposed to be. Maybe the producers of the anime could do a better job with explaining things thoroughly; especially for those who aren’t into science and technology (or maybe I’m just a slow interpreter…).
Points of Interest
There was a change in the opening track. Usually, it had Inori facing her own reflection, but this time, it was Inori facing the mysterious pink-haired girl.
Gai’s cross seems to be very special to him. Now that we learned that, the fact that Gai is holding his cross in this original art piece holds more significance.
The word "Leukocyte" means "white blood cells", which are the cells that do all the fighting in our immune system. It makes sense that the satellite which will be used offensively be called that.
Inori had a different Void pulled out of her during this episode.
In the ending theme, we see Gai and Shu practically walking side by side, and Inori walking behind them. It mirrors the events of the episode since the main focus was on Gai and Shu’s relationship development.
The saying “never judge a book by its cover” doesn’t necessarily have to be about books; it can be related to people as well. Never judge people by their appearances and who you think they are; people are much deeper than that.
There were lots of things that i want to talk about during this episode's report, but I restrained myself. My report was going to be much longer than this, but I cut it short so you guys can bring forth your ideas as well.
I'd like to thank my team mates of W.I.K.I Nation for giving me the support during my stressful school-life, and I'd like to give a special thanks to the staff members that decided to put my "Guilty Crown Weekly Report: Ep 5 - A Preparation" report on the Anime to Get Hooked On section on the front page of the site. It means a lot, so thank you!
This Week's Goodies:
- Weekly Beelzebub: Ep. 42 - It's Time for Training by Taka
- Weekly Sket Dance: Ep. 33 - The Glass Man by Taka
Last Week's Goodies:
- Slice of Animated Life ~ Kimi To Boku ~ Episode 1 & 2 by Superevil225
- Shaman King's New Sequel, Flower by Taka
- Hiro Mashima's Interview with ANN and MTV Geek by Taka
- Sket Dance 32 by Taka
- Fairy Tail's Tenrou Island Adventures Ep. 100 - 105 by Taka
Let's congratulate MohsinMan99 for reaching the top of the Trivia Leaderboard!
- I'm at the top of the Trivia Leaderboard! by MohsinMan99
Let's show Bigheart711 support for his Wiki Plans for December!
That's it from me Vicers! See you later, and peace!
KuroNekoXIII (KuroNeko, Neko, Kuro Call me whatever floats your boat :D )
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