Weekly Guilty Crown: Ep. 20 - Remembrance and Kurosu's Diary

Topic started by takashichea on April 26, 2012. Last post by takashichea 2 years, 6 months ago.
Post by takashichea (14,335 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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Welcome to Guilty Crown report! This is the last report I'll write for Guilty Crown because I want KuroNekoXIII to wrap the series' last two episodes. He is my teammate who started the Guilty Crown wiki project. He has to end it. Let's get into this episode!

Plot

Episode 20: Remembrance

Gai has Shibungi delivered Dr. Kurosu's diary to Shu; Keido and Gai explain their origin stories. Keido recalls the good times he had with his former best friend Kurosu as they research the Genomic Resonance Theory. Years later, Mana gets infected with the virus, Yuu explains to the two scientists that she would be Eve to produce a new race after the apocalypse. The thought of Kurosu's blood determining the next generation drives Keido jealous. Meanwhile in the present, Shu gets ready to confront Gai.

Find out the events that lead to the Lost Christmas!

Verdict

Beware of spoilers!

New Characters

Dr. Kurosu
Dr. Kurosu
Dr. Kurosu Ouma - The father of Shu and Mana and the doctor who worked on the Genomic Resonance Theory. He's the man who supposedly finds the solution to the Apocalypse virus.
Saeko
Saeko
Saeko Shijou - The biological mother of Shu and Mana who died on the day of Shu's birth.

Good

Shu and Souta&squot;s "manly" hug
Shu and Souta's "manly" hug
  • We finally learn the truth behind Gai, Dr. Kurosu, and Keido's backstories that revolved around the Lost Christmas event. The jealously of Keido and Kurosu's lone wolf mentality ends in a tragedy where Keido kills his best friend.
  • Happy Ending: Despite the tragedies that happened in the past, the episode ends with Shu reestablishing trust between friends with their lives in his hands. The scene where Shu and Souta have a handshake to reinforce their friendship bring some closure especially since Shu blamed Souta for Hare's death.
  • Interestingly, Haruka mentions that Shu's name means group which contrasts Dr. Kurosu's lone wolf personality. Dr. Kurosu wants his son to be with everyone. Isn't that sweet?

Bad

Mana: Little bro, let&squot;s "tied the knot!" (Yuck!)
Mana: Little bro, let's "tied the knot!" (Yuck!)
  • This episode is a condensed flashback. I wish they took the story a bit slower. I still await how Shibungi and Gai met and how Funeral Parlor came into being.
  • The episode has no action but drama and suspense. It's hit or miss with fans who want some action.
  • Incest: The fact that Mana and Shu who are are supposed to be the "Adam and Eve" beings to produce a new race after the 4th apocalypse disturbing. I don't mind the religious allusions, but incest is disturbing to me. Won't that create problems for their offsprings since diversity in genes increase chances of survival. The anime doesn't make sense to me. Go figure.

Bizarre

Who supports Yahiro X Kanon?
Who supports Yahiro X Kanon?
  • Fate is a Cruel Mistress:Gai try to escape fate, but he meets Mana and Shu in the end. I wonder if Gai likes Mana or Inori more. I already know Shu loves Inori than Mana, his crazy sister.
  • Speaking of a crazy sister, Mana disturbs me. She has a creepy grin and look as she waits patiently for Shu's birth.
  • Anyone thinks Kanon and Yahiro are a potential shipping couple? Kanon and Yahiro get a lot scenes together. Who knows?

Overall, the episode is great, but it needs to slow down a bit. Hopefully, the fans get a flashback on how Funeral Parlor is created and how Gai meets his teammates, Ayase, Tsugumi, Arugo, Shibungi, Tsugumi, and others.

Gallery

Please enjoy the episode screenshots that were uploaded by my teammates.

Please thank Random Curiosity for these images.

These End Cards appear at the end of almost every Guilty Crown episodes.

Thanks

Thank you for reading my team's weekly Guilty Crown reviews. Please give a round of applause to my teammates: KuroNekoXIII (Kuro), LordBane666, and Colorbrandon.

Wiki Progress: I just finished Ep. 20's page and uploaded End Cards for the Eyecatch concept page. Please see the Guilty Crown Wiki project and Kuro's Guilty Crown Wiki Vitae list.

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

Great article Taka! I havent read through it thoroughly because I dont want it to spoil since I havent watched the episode yet. I'll give a more detailed comment once I watch the episode.

Great job compiling all the ending cards! I kept forgetting to add them, you're on the ball!

EDIT: Linked this report to my Kuroko no Basuke report :)

Post by Wraith (293 posts) See mini bio Level 17

incest? I think you mean wincest! just kidding, but yeah these flashback episodes need to be longer. Now onto the whole Adam and Eve thing, they had two sons I believe, I don't know much about the bible, so think about that and compare it to Guilty Crown

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

A point of interest that I found during this episode was Kurosu's choice to name Shu "Shu" which means "group" because he didnt want his son to be lonely. Funny, since Shu liked being alone but deep down he did like having friends around him.

I like how this episode also ties up loose ends that were left during episode 11 and 12 of last season. Now we know Gai's story and how he got there, and we know that Mana is actually Shu's biological sister (for some reason, there were lots of speculations that they were not biologically related).

I wonder if Gai likes Mana or Inori more. I already know Shu loves Inori than Mana, his crazy sister.

I think Gai has feelings for Mana. I'm not sure if he's romantically in love with her or not, but I think he just feels bad for her and wants her to rest. As for Gai and Inori, I think he just feels like an older brother or something. Remember how she mentioned that Gai gave her a name and a life? She was just a clone when he found her so I guess he feels like her guardian. And we all know that Inori and Shu love each other for the reasons said in the last episode.

Great report Taka! Great job working on the Guilty Crown wikis! I'll start working on the character pages and polishing them up soon.

Post by takashichea (14,335 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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That's weird. I forgot to respond to you guys 3 weeks ago. That's bad on my public relationships part.

@KuroNekoXIII: @Wraith:

Thank you guys for your interesting comments.

I think Gai has feelings for Mana. I'm not sure if he's romantically in love with her or not, but I think he just feels bad for her and wants her to rest. As for Gai and Inori, I think he just feels like an older brother or something. Remember how she mentioned that Gai gave her a name and a life? She was just a clone when he found her so I guess he feels like her guardian. And we all know that Inori and Shu love each other for the reasons said in the last episode.

I can picture chibi Inori calling Gai, "Oniisan!" or something.

incest? I think you mean wincest! just kidding, but yeah these flashback episodes need to be longer. Now onto the whole Adam and Eve thing, they had two sons I believe, I don't know much about the bible, so think about that and compare it to Guilty Crown

Thank god, Shu rejected Mana. She's crazy and doesn't seem to be interested in Gai who actually went this far for her sake.

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