Guilty Crown Weekly Report: Ep 5 - A Preparation

Topic started by KuroNekoXIII on Nov. 15, 2011. Last post by KuroNekoXIII 2 years, 9 months ago.
Post by KuroNekoXIII (427 posts) See mini bio Level 14

Overview

Hello Vicers! First I’d like to apologize for the delay in posting up my weekly report. I usually have them up late night Saturdays or early Sundays, but this weekend was pretty busy for me (catching up with friends, doing homework, and cleaning my room – which has reached the messiest it has ever been in its entire lifetime).

Now that we got that out of the way, its time to get back to Guilty Crown mode! Welcome to the fifth edition of KuroNekoXIII's Guilty Crown Weekly Reports, with episode 5 being our topic. Have fun!

Plot

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?

Verdict

Good

1. Funeral Parlor (i.e Undertaker) character palooza! We get to learn more about the different members of Undertaker and their strengths.

Shu is not Impressed >:(
Shu is not Impressed >:(

2. Humor! It was funny seeing the Undertaker members pick on Shu, since he's a newbie and all.

3. We see an entire new side to Ayase. The blush-when-sees-Gai Ayase that we’ve been seeing for the past episodes was just a small part of her wide array of character and personality.

4. A small glimpse of Inori’s backstory was revealed (really minuscule though).

5. A development in Shu’s character by the end of the episode.

Bad

1. There were tiny instances with fanservice which I didn’t really mind since it somewhat had to do with the flow of the episode, but the one scene that I didn’t really see the point of was Ayase in her nightgown.

2. I was looking forward to learning more about Kenji Kido’s character but not much was revealed other than his appearance.

3.The concept/term “Leukocytes” was brought up, but wasn’t really explained so it leaves the viewers wondering what it is. Seeing that this term is the title of the next episode, I bet more will be explained when it airs.

Points of Interest

*Beware of mild episode spoilers!*

1. I’m not sure if any of you noticed, but doesn’t Gai’s cross look like the cross that has been appearing in Shu’s flashbacks?

2. Gai says that Inori is looking more and more like “that girl” every day; but he doesn’t say who. Could it be that pink-haired girl in Shu’s flashbacks?

3. Arugo’s Void is drawn in this episode.

End sequence:

4. The end sequence definitely sums up Shu and Inori's relationship by the end of this episode. Not only that, but it also shows the viewers Shu's indecisive nature.

Lessons

Don't jump into conclusions without thinking things really through; it'll just make you look really dumb otherwise. In the words of my senior co-worker(excuse the language) : “Never assume anything. You’ll make an 'ass' out of 'u' and 'me'” .

Thanks!!!

Thanks a bunch for reading my report, and I apologize in advance for it being late. Also, I'd like to thank my team mate, Takashichea for contributing to the Guilty Crown wiki pages and doing an amazing job with them (notably episodes 3 and 4, among much others). Great job Taka and I appreciate your work!! :D

If any of you guys and girls are fans of Guilty Crown, and want to make contributions to the Guilty Crown wiki pages by joining both Takashichea and I, just send me a PM . We'll be glad to hear from you and get your help with the wiki pages. If you're interested in checking out our work so far, check out our Team Guilty Crown Vitae list.

Now that the announcements are done, please be sure to check out all of the amazing reports and blogs that have been created for you this week and last week:

This Week's Goodies:

Last Week's Goodies:

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

KuroNekoXIII (KuroNeko, Neko. Call me whichever you want :D )

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

Post by takashichea (11,821 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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Hey Kuro! I found some DVD covers for Guilty Crown's theme songs.

Sources:

I will link your weekly report to Beelzebub; I will get the Sket Dance and Fairy Tail by Wednesday.

Life of a college wiki editor is rough. I will watch episode 5 this week. All I read was the thanks section. Thanks and good job on your weekly report. Lots of good pictures. Anna gave me some wicked ideas for the GIFs for Sket Dance and Fairy Tail. Watch out for them!

P.S.: I added these to the galleries for Guilty Crown. Be sure to add them to the Merchandise section of the anime (Please see Fairy Tail's Franchise page's Merchandise as a good example). I know that we don't have a franchise page for Guilty Crown yet.

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

@takashichea:

Sweet! I'll edit my "music" section on the Guilty Crown series page and call it "merchandise" and add the covers. Thanks for sharing! :D

Yea it gets pretty tough balancing school life as well as wikis, huh? Well good luck to all of us :)

I'm looking forward to your reports, and the GIFS :D I'll link them to my report once their up :)

Post by Superevil225 (6,742 posts) See mini bio Level 17
:D I liked this episode. Needed more Kenji. XD He's so adorable looking. 
I thought it was nice to see that we're 'meeting' the characters one by one. I still need to watch the most recent one though. :P
Post by KuroNekoXIII (427 posts) See mini bio Level 14

@Superevil225:

Lol yea, I was looking forward to learning more about Kenji's character.

I thought it was nice to see that we're 'meeting' the characters one by one.

Me too, we finally got to learn more about the characters and each of their roles in Undertaker.

You havent watched the 6th episode yet? It's a pretty good episode, and there is more Kenji in it :P

Post by Superevil225 (6,742 posts) See mini bio Level 17
@KuroNekoXIII: Kenji!!! XD
I'm thinking I'll watch it later today.
Keep up the good work on these reports. :D They're awesome!
Post by KuroNekoXIII (427 posts) See mini bio Level 14

@Superevil225:

Lol!

Thanks :D

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@Superevil225: @KuroNekoXIII:

Dude and Dudette!

Baccano, chocolate?
Baccano, chocolate?

Congrats on having your awesome blogs on the front page (Get Started With Anime)! I did not noticed because I bookmark my profile page.

I'll comment on the episode 5 soon. I'm being distracted with Gintama and twitter.

Post by Superevil225 (6,742 posts) See mini bio Level 17
@takashichea: I noticed! :D I'm so proud of Kuro and myself. ^.^
Post by KuroNekoXIII (427 posts) See mini bio Level 14

@takashichea: Lol i just noticed that too. I was scrolling down to check out the forums and noticed Ayase's pic at the side. It made me really happy! And take your time with posting on the report, no worries :)

@Superevil225:

Congrats to you too, Superevil! :D

Post by MohsinMan99 (1,777 posts) See mini bio Level 21

@KuroNekoXIII: Congrats Kuro for getting yourself on the front page! :)

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

@MohsinMan99:

Thanks man!

Post by MohsinMan99 (1,777 posts) See mini bio Level 21

@KuroNekoXIII:You've been covering the series for a while now. Will you be making a beginner's guide to it soon?

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

@MohsinMan99:

I'm considering making a guide for the series once I fully wrap my head around its concepts since GC can get confusing at times.

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Ayase in a nightgown
Ayase in a nightgown

I watched the episode. It's nice to see more of the minor characters. I feel bad for Shu when Inori says all those things because Gai instructed her. We'll see more of Inori and Gai's relationship. Speaking of that, Shu is so stunned to see a half naked Gai opening the door for Inori. They both went inside the room. Shu probably thought they were a "couple."

Ayase in her suit
Ayase in her suit

Secondly, Respect vs love = Ayase's words about respecting Gai is pretty bs. I know she likes him. I know the difference between love and respect. Love is deep while respect is more shallow. Gai is a popular guy in this series. For fanservice, I didn't think Ayase was that busty. When she wears that skin tight suit, it acts like a sarashi which makes it look small. Forgive me for staring there. I just find it weird. Another thing, Shu got better, but I keep comparing him to Shirou Emiya. He's weaker than him since he faints so easily during training. I can't compare Inori to someone from another anime besides Eucliwood or Lain. However, I think both of these girls are bad comparisons with Inori. Do you have anyone who seems to be like Inori.

Edit:

Nice Points of Interests! Way to think outside of the box. I completely forgot about that pinked hair girl in Shu's flashback. Nice lesson. I need to connect myself to my weekly reports.

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

@takashichea:

Yea, I think Shu jumped to that conclusion after seeing Inori walk into Gai's room so casually.

Secondly, Respect vs love = Ayase's words about respecting Gai is pretty bs

Lol I felt that way too. Girls who get embarrassed easily tend to pull any excuse to cover up their love interests, and I get the feeling that's what Ayase does.

For fanservice, I didn't think Ayase was that busty. When she wears that skin tight suit, it acts like a sarashi which makes it look small.

Comparing Ayase to other anime characters, its true that she isn't that busty. But comparing her to the current female characters of GC, she kinda is. I didnt make that connection with the sarashi, interesting point of view :)

Shu is getting better, but he still got his share of wimpiness. I just hope his character would develop faster :P

As for characters that remind me of Inori, the main two that come to my mind are Tachibana Kanade from Angel Beats and Momo from Shinigami no Ballad (there is no character page for Momo on the site). They remind me of her since they are both soft-spoken and have that passive vibe to them, yet, they do have a lot of character depth to them.

Thanks Taka! :D Yea I think the girl in the pink hair will start having more screen time as the series progresses. We'll just have to wait and see :P

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