Guilty Crown Ep 7 and 8 Joint Report

Topic started by KuroNekoXIII on Dec. 11, 2011. Last post by KuroNekoXIII 2 years, 6 months ago.
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Overview

What's up Vicers! This is a super duper late Guilty Crown episode report. I apologize for being late guys, but life's been pretty busy for me as of late with finals and so on. Anyway, enough about me, let's get back to Guilty Crown mode! This week, I'll be reporting both episodes 7 and 8.

Plot

Epiosde 7 - Temptation: 輪舞 Rinbu

Shu finally gets back to school along with Inori, and with the help of the student council president, Arisa Kuhouin, the unpleasant remarks of the students regarding Shu's GHQ interrogation came to an end. Haruka,Shu's mother, finally comes back home and Shu is stuck trying to explain why Inori and a 'laundry-folding' robot is living with him.

The Undertakers also have a new mission for both Gai and Shu which involves a key asset in Undertaker's strategic advances. But what happens when a newly-appointed American GHQ colonel targets this key asset?

Episode 8 - Courtship Behavior: 夏日 Kajitsu

Shu is sent on another mission by Gai to Oshima. His mission is to find "the rock that started it all", which is situated in a secret base located in Oshima. To cover up the mission, Shu and the club members of the Contemporary Image and Video Research Club, which include Souta, Kanon, and Hare, are going on a free vacation to Oshima. Will Shu be able to complete the mission successfully along with the Undertakers, despite still feeling uneasy with using other people as tools?

New Characters

Introduced in episode 7, Arisa Kuhouin is the student council president of Tennozu First High School. She is also the granddaughter of the head of the Kuhouin Group.
Introduced in episode 7, Dan Eagleman is a newly-recruited American GHQ colonel. He is a former sportsman, and is known to have a very upbeat personality.

Verdict

Good

Episode 7:

Segai: Just wake me up when this is all over, 'kay Rowan?
Segai: Just wake me up when this is all over, 'kay Rowan?

What do you get when you group a bipolar mysophobic teen; an unmotivated creeper who is always on his cell phone; and a goody-goody two-shoes officer, all in one team commanded by an all-brawn-no-brain colonel? I'll tell you what: total WTH and LMAO moments.

We also learn some more about Rowan, Segai and Daryl's characters and personalities. This is a good shift since the series has been focusing a lot in introducing the Undertaker members.

Shu was actually working with Gai......WILLINGLY!

We learned more about Shu's mother's (Haruka Ouma) personality. Let's just say that she's got a whole different side to her, other than the formal doctor she is.

Episode 8:

Further strengthening of Shu and Gai's teamwork

We learn a little about Shu's father, who has not been mentioned throughout the entire series so far

We get a little vacation from Tokyo city and Roppongi and get to enjoy a little taste of summer and the beach with Shu, Inori, Hare, Souta, and Kanon.

Souta at Dawn
Souta at Dawn

We learn more about Souta, who hasn't had much screen-time for the past episodes.

Shu's character has gone through some evolution by the end of the episode, both in terms of his friendships and in terms of his "love" life.

Bad

Episode 7:

Shu and Haruka....a little too close perhaps?
Shu and Haruka....a little too close perhaps?

Is it just me, or are Haruka and Shu a little too touchy-feely? That was the only problem I had with this episode.

Episode 8:

So Tsugumi...why are you in a maid outfit again?
So Tsugumi...why are you in a maid outfit again?

I think the fanservice was a little too extensive when Hare was trying to impress Shu at the beach....maybe it's just me.

The part where Tsugumi was dressed in a maid costume and pushing Ayase around....I totally did not see the point of that scene.

Points of Interest

BEWARE OF MILD SPOILERS!

Episode 7:

  • Arisa says the same line as Gai in episode 6 at the end of the episode; "Eavesdropping? You sure have nice hobbies. [Sarcastic tone]"
  • Shu calls his mother by her first name without any honorifics
  • Doesn't Arisa look like Gai? Heck, she'd pass as his long-lost twin sister.
Mystery Pink-Haired Girl, Shu, and Haruka
Mystery Pink-Haired Girl, Shu, and Haruka
  • at the end of the episode, Haruka is seen looking at a picture of her, Shu when he was younger, along with the pink-haired girl appearing in Shu's flashbacks.
  • Ending twist has Inori walking, then running towards Shu. Could it be that she now wants to catch up and stay by his side?

Episode 8:

  • Shu doesn't know much about his father
  • Hare seems to see Inori as a love rival, and she has feelings for Shu
  • Ending twist has Inori walking alone, then joining Shu, Hare, Kanon, and Souta in a group photo. Maybe their relationship will soon become stronger and stronger.
"Oh the cloak? Yea..we borrowed it from Harry Potter the other day"
"Oh the cloak? Yea..we borrowed it from Harry Potter the other day"
  • The Undertakers have an invisible cloak which they can use to hide their appearance.

Thanks!

Thanks Vicers for reading this article! I'd like to wish the best of luck for my team mates Takashichea and Mohsinman99, along with all of my other team mates of W.I.K.I Nation on their upcoming exams. Good luck guys are girls, we're almost done! I'd also like to give a special welcome to lordbane666 who has recently been active on the Guilty Crown forums.

Guilty Crown Works to Check Out:

Past Works to Check Out:

Weekly Sket Dance: Ep. 34 Onee-San's Romantic Laboratory by Taka

Beelzebub 43: Where Did My Brother Disappear To? by Taka

Beelzebub Chapter 134 by Arrussel

That's it from me Vicers! See you later, and peace!

KuroNekoXIII (KuroNeko, Neko, Kuro Call me whatever floats your boat :D )

Member of Team W.I.K.I Nation and Guilty Crown

Post by takashichea (10,948 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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Great job partner! I haven't watch episode 6-8 yet, so I can't comment. Too busy studying and wiki editing in my breaks at school while at home, I have no internet access until Monday.

These episodes had a lot of fanservice when I was cruising through the galleries. Guilty Crown reminds me of Sket Dance. It's cute and cool and tries to make some sex appeal. Then again, Redjuice Graphics is known for its young looking, scantily clad women in tight body suits. I didn't expect the beach vacation.

Edit:

Like the Soul Calibur creators say: Sex Sells.

Post by lordbane666 (12 posts) See mini bio Level 9

Thanks for the nice welcome.

This episode also showed Shu still has strong feelings for Inori, and when he dared mention it, earned the wrath of Tsugumi and Ayase. I can go the rest of this series without that pair, they seam to hate on Shu for no other reason than to protect Gia and Inori's relationship, which they have no real stake in. They don't fit well into the main story and act as outsiders to it. Neither adds any dimension to the series, and in general are bringing it down. I mention in my episode 1 review I did not like the "Jail Bait" fan service in this series, and a 14 year old girl in a backless catsuit is exactly the thing I was talking about.

Thanks, BTW, for clearing up the ages of Gia, Shu and Inori for me.

It was interesting to see, as Shu has a unrequited crush on Inori, Hare has the same feelings for Shu. I wonder how all this will play out.

Post by KuroNekoXIII (427 posts) See mini bio Level 14

@takashichea:

Thanks man! It's all good, comment when you're free :) I know how busy things are now for all of us.

As for the fan service, ya there are lots during the episodes 6, 7, and 8. I think Sket Dance is a little easy-going on the fanservice compared to GC, Sket Dance is more innocent, I find. It's as you said, I think it is mainly because of RedJuiceGraphics and their art style.

Like the Soul Calibur creators say: Sex Sells.

Exactly.

Post by KuroNekoXIII (427 posts) See mini bio Level 14

@lordbane666:

No problem man! Thanks for commenting on the blogs and sharing your inputs, it means a lot.

This episode also showed Shu still has strong feelings for Inori, and when he dared mention it, earned the wrath of Tsugumi and Ayase.

True true, they seem to enjoy poking fun at him. Good thing Shu's actually starting to be true to himself (as corny as that sounds) and he's starting to voice his thoughts and feelings, which is totally different from the Shu at the beginning of the series who just "went with the flow".

they seam to hate on Shu for no other reason than to protect Gia and Inori's relationship, which they have no real stake in. They don't fit well into the main story and act as outsiders to it. Neither adds any dimension to the series, and in general are bringing it down.

As for Ayase and Tsugumi, I didn't really see a point in their appearance during those episodes, other than the fact that they are "Undertaker" members and should show up having some sort of contribution during the missions.

I don't particularly dislike them, but I am disturbed by them using Tsugumi for fanservice since she's so young and all. As for Ayase, true she does pick on Shu, but I cant help but remember when she gave him that pep-talk when he saw Inori and Gai going into that room together, and when she congratulated him after he successfully beat her during that mock battle. I also think that her pride and confidence is quite admirable despite her disability, but that's just me. I totally respect your opinion about her though. So I guess I don't mind Ayase as much as I do Tsugumi. :P

Thanks, BTW, for clearing up the ages of Gia, Shu and Inori for me.

No prob!

It was interesting to see, as Shu has a unrequited crush on Inori, Hare has the same feelings for Shu. I wonder how all this will play out.

Agreed. I'm interested to figure out what Inori's stand point in all of this, since she's so quiet and hard to figure out. Hare's feelings are obvious, and Kanon's interest in Yahiro was slightly hinted during the 8th episode as well, and brought up during the 9th episode as well.

We'll just have to wait and see for more development to occur as the series progresses.

Thanks for the comment and sharing your thoughts!

Post by takashichea (10,948 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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I found some images that makes Guilty Crown more ecchi.

Some fan art that reverse gender roles for the gals who love Guilty Crown and want Shu on the "receiving end."

Post by KuroNekoXIII (427 posts) See mini bio Level 14

@takashichea:

Sweet! I've came across the first two but not the third of Arisa.

And LOL @ Shu being on the "receiving end"...fanart never cease to amaze me :P

Thanks for sharing! You should upload those on Newton's Fanart and Offical art pages ;)

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@KuroNekoXIII:

All from Guilty Crown Face book. I'm posting links to your weekly report on that page. Hopefully, we get more people.

Sorry for not working on Guilty Crown lately. I been seeing you work hard on that thing. I work on it after doing Beelzebub's ep. 45's wiki work for Anna's team. I'll work on Guilty Crown ep. 6 since I'm going to watch it. Saves time for both of us.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/guiltycrownfans
  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/Guilty-Crown/267708683262708
Post by KuroNekoXIII (427 posts) See mini bio Level 14

@takashichea:

I've been seeing those comics on the official GC website, but I dont understand Japanese, so I'm not sure what they mean...

Thanks for spreading the word man, I appreciate it. Don't sweat it about not working on GC that much lately, I know how busy you are, and you have a lot more projects that you're a part of.

I'll work on Guilty Crown ep. 6 since I'm going to watch it. Saves time for both of us.

Thanks! I'll work on episode 9 then :) And thanks for the links!

Post by takashichea (10,948 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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I love Gai's armadillo comment that makes Arisa snap, and how Gai's stoic self comes to shine again when he stops Arisa's slap. I wonder about Shu's mother's age. She looked too young to me. Plus, the whole touchy stuff is too weird for a mother and her son. It was interesting that Shu's family has connections to the virus.

Speaking of unrequited love, I enjoyed seeing Shu getting jealous, but Inori doesn't seem to open herself to Shu or return his feelings (as of now).

Shu, Inori's watching you!
Shu, Inori's watching you!

About the ending, is that for ep. 7 or 8? I should watch them instead of skipping them.

Post by KuroNekoXIII (427 posts) See mini bio Level 14

@takashichea:

Lol yea, Gai was entertaining during this episode, and how Arisa gets all worked up was very amusing. I agree, Shu's mom does look quite young.....I'll try to fish out her age off the web.

I agree! It was funny seeing how Shu looks like he tries so hard for Inori, but Inori gives that indifferent vibe. We now know that she does like him (after the events of episode 10).

For your ending question, do you mean the ending image that you posted up? That one was for episode 8, when they went to the beach. As for the ending twists,

  • Ending twist for episode 7:
  • Ending twist for episode 8:
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