KuroNekoXIII (Level 14)

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Overview

Hello Vicers! It's been two weeks since I've created a weekly blog on Guilty Crown, and I apologize for the delay. My current team member for the Vice's Guilty Crown wiki team is Takashichea. If you'd like to join the team, please don't hesitate to send me a PM - we're still recruiting :D

This is a special report that will cover material from the first two episodes of the second season of Guilty Crown. Things are starting to spice up, and Guilty Crown is starting to get serious and mature.

So without further ado, I present to you Guilty Crown's episode 13 and 14 joint report!

Plot Summary

Episode 13 - Isolation: 学園 Gakuen

Two weeks have passed since Mana has been sealed away. Shu and Inori along with Ayase and Tsugumi have been cut off from their families after the GHQ has blockaded the entire area that was affected by the potential Lost Christmas event that occurred during the prior two weeks. The student of Tennozu First High Schoolthat were isolated in the blockaded area, known as Loop 7, have naturally gathered in the school to seek refuge. When well the GHQ finally allow those in Loop 7 to be released? And what will Arisa Kuhouin plan in order to calm down the anxious students?

Episode 14 - Disturbance: Election - 攪乱 (Kakuran)

Arisa Kuhouin is slowly losing control over the Tennozu First High School student body, who are all currently in a state of turmoil. Rumors about the horrendous methods that the GHQ is dealing with those quarantined in Loop 7 are starting to float around, putting the students in an even more panicked state. How long will Arisa manage to contain the school's frenzy? Will the school get even more divided now that another rumor that says handing over the Undertaker members will give them safe passage out of the quarantined zone?

Verdict

Episode 13

Good

I liked how this episode shifted its focus from Shu and Inori and focused more on the supporting cast, such as Daryl, Tsugumi, and Ayase.

Bad

I didn't like the transition between episode 12 and 13....episode 13 felt like it was taking a step back in terms of content and depth. Episode 12 was very "end-of-the-world-ish" whereas episode 13 was somewhat laid back, with the school festival going on and all.

Episode 14

Good

This episode was well-played out, and the reactions of the trapped students was very realistic in terms of what would really happen if students were put into a situation like theirs.

Again, there was less focus on Shu and Inori, and more focus on the supporting cast

Overall, I think this episode is the first step to Guilty Crown's maturation and depth; now that things are starting to get pretty serious.

Bad

I couldn't think of anything bad for this episode, I think it was very well-done.

Points of Interest

Woohoo! New opening theme called "The Everlasting Guilty Crown" by Egoist. The animation is awesome! Also, have you noticed how bada$$ Shu looks like throughout the opening? He resembles Gai a lot, hopefully that'll be the new Shu by the end of the series.

Episode 13

Ayase's Void are metallic legs that allow her to run, glide, and fly

Episode 14

Tsugumi's Void is a device that allows her to make realistic and live dolls.

According to rumours, Funeral Parlour members have a tattoo on their backs; however, when Ayase's shirt was pulled up, no tattoo was seen. If we recall from episode 10, the back of Inori's neck right underneath her parting hair there is a tattoo (looks like the shape of a flying bird). Is she the only one who has that, or do the other members have it in different places?

New ending theme!!!! The song is by Supercell and is called Kokuhaku.

KuroNekoXIII's Random Ramble

I'm starting to like the direction the anime is going on now, its starting to feel like it has matured compared to last season. The whole situation with the students being isolated due to an "illness" reminds me of Jose Saramago's novel Blindness. It's an amazing post-apocalyptic novel which basically is about people being infected by an unknown blindness, and the government quarantines them. The current setting in the anime resembles the novel since the students are all quarantined in "Loop 7" and the school. I see potential growth in all the characters now, seeing that they are put in such intense circumstances.

We'll see how it goes :)

Thanks!

Thanks for reading the report and I hope you liked it! Please feel free to comment and leave your opinion; your feedback means a lot to us and gives us a heads up on how to make these reports better and better. Also, if you have the time, I encourage you to hit the wiki-pages and make any edits that you can. Any little contribution would be amazing for the Vice community! :D

I'd also like to wish the best of luck to all my team mates and all the wiki-editors out there with their wiki-work, school, work, and life.

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