Retraction is an anime episode of Guilty Crown that was released on 12/15/2011

After the horrendous events that took place during his battle with Jun, Shu is currently traumatized by his surroundings. Bombarded by flashbacks, Shu reaches his limits and decides to quit Undertaker, and begins to avoid those around him. In the meantime, Gai and the rest of the Undertakers are engaged in a mission to retrieve "the rock that started it all". Will the Undertaker's be able to complete the mission without The King's Power on their side? And what exactly does GHQ's Major Segai have under his sleeve?

Plot Summary

Opening theme:

"My Dearest" by Supercell

Inori: Farewell Shu
Inori: Farewell Shu

Gai instructs his team about the mission as Tsugumi counts down for the target. However, Shu cannot pull out the Void out of Inori, and when GHQ gets attacked, Shu freaks out and runs away. Gai tells everyone that the mission is aborted. Shu's visions has Inori's music playing in the background, and a pink haired girl struggles in a burning church with blood dripping on her cheek. On the following morning, Shu wakes up in the abandoned warehouse. Hare finds him and gives him a sandwich. She asks him why he hasn't come home or even tell her what has happen. Inori tries to call Shu, but Shu will not answer her. Meanwhile, Arisa greets Gai with his last name, yet Gai tells her to call him, Gai. Arisa's father asks Gai who or what does he fight for. Gai replies that he is fighting for a woman. The old man laughs; he states that Yan is transporting the rock. At GHQ, General Yan talks about the rock with Emily and that Keido is locked up. At school, Shu gets greeted by Souta and Hare, but Shu freaks out from his visions about how everyone gets infected from the virus. Ayase finds Shu moping and tells him that it's just one patient who had died. She tries to talk to him out of his traumatic experiences, but Ayase gets interrupted by Gai. Gai walks up to Shu and points a gun at him. Gai explains that it's possible to isolate the Void Genome if the possessor dies. A gunshot rings with no blood shed. He tells Shu not to show his face while Ayase yells at him for being a coward. Shu enters his house to find Inori waiting. Inori hands Shu her music file, and suddenly, Shu freaks out at his hallucination and slaps the music from Inori's hand which shatters. Despite what Shu did, Inori simply looks at Shu and bids him farewell. Shu eats Inori's rice ball and talks about how things are going to be normal.

At GHQ, Daryl catches General Yan kissing Emily. Before the man can explain to Daryl, Emily shuts the elevator door. Daryl smashes the glass in anger. Back to Funeral Parlor, Gai notices that his cycle is getting shorter. Inori asks Gai if she's a monster, and Gai asks her if Shu call her that and whether if she has fallen in love with him. Then, Inori asks what is love. Gai tells her to focus on survival and that they will talk about this issue later. In Shu's class, Hare gets a phone call and asks to be excused. Back at GHQ, Haruka asks Keido why he uses Dr. Kurosu's ID to steal the rock and not hand it over to General Yan. Keido mentions that Shu has the Void Genome and that Inori is with him which implies his connection to Funeral Parlor. In GHQ's base, General Yan asks Dan if the transport plane is ready. Seiga tells his men to keep all channels open. He tells his Antibodies to take Vaccine D. Gai and the Funeral Parlor board a plane only find it unmanned. Gai reads Seiga's message that states Gai going to heaven. The rock shines purple when the screens reveal a red DNA. At the warehouse, Shu gets close to Hare and touches her hand. Shu asks if she loves him, but Hare slaps him. She asks him to confess what he did wrong and that she is no substitute for Inori. She cries after explaining what she saw, Shu pulling a Void from Yahiro's chest. Hare sobs that she love the former Shu (not the emo one). Suddenly, the sky gets blackened, and a song is heard. At the same time, Dan and Gai suffer pain from the song. Shibungi realizes that song is genetic resonance which means the stone is activated.

In the room with Haruka, some men come to rescue Keido. Keido answers Haruka's question to finish what they started on Christmas ten years ago. A lot of people get disintegrated into purple bits, and the sky swallows their remains. Inori cries in pain before the episode ends.

Closing theme:

"Departures: Anata ni Okuru Ai no Uta" by the fictional band Egoist

Points of Interests

  • Gai has the apocalyptic virus's symptoms when some purple crystals sprout on his cheek.
  • Gai notices Inori has fallen in love with Shu and has chose him.
  • Inori fears that "she" will come. (presumably the pink haired girl in Shu's visions)
  • Gai's cross is assumed to be connected to the pinked haired girl who is in the burning church. It's assumed that Gai was referring to her when he answers Arisa's father's question.

Characters & Voice Actors

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Major General Yan ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Takaya Hashi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Daryl Yan ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Koki Uchiyama ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Keido Shuuichirou ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kazuhiko Inoue ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Haruka Ouma ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Chika Fujimura ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Souta Tamadate ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Daisuke Sakaguchi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Hare Menjou ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yu Shimamura ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Oogumo ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kousuke Takaguchi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Arugo ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Anri Katsu ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Shibungi ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Takehito Koyasu ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Tsugumi ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Ayana Taketatsu ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Arisa Kuhouin ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Aya Endou ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Okina Kuhouin ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Katsuhisa Hoki ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Ayase Shinomiya ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kana Hanazawa ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Gai Tsutsugami ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yūichi Nakamura ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Rowan ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Naoya Nosaka ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Dan Eagleman ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Tsuguo Mogami ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Inori Yuzuriha ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Ai Kayano ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Shu Ouma ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yuki Kaji ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Makoto Waltz Seiga ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Nobutoshi Canna ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)


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Redjuice Graphics Concept Artist Redjuice Graphics is a company that is in charge of the character design and CG for Guilty Crown franchise. This is listed as a person because on Animenewsnetwork, they are credited for the original character design for Guilty Crown.
Hiromi Kato Character Artist/Designer
Tetsuro Araki Director Tetsuro Araki is a Japanese anime director who's famous for directing Death Note and Highschool of the Dead.
Hiroyuki Yoshino (screenwriter) Series Composition The creator of Seikon no Qwaser who is also a screenwriter for Sunrise Studio.
Ichiro Okochi Series Composition Ichirō Ōkouchi is a novelist and screenplay writer. He wrote the screnplay for the anime series Code Geass, Code Geass R2, and Eureka Seven.
Yusuke Takeda Art Director Art Director for Occult Academy, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, and 009-1
Hiroyuki Sawano Music He's the musician in Guilty Crown, Blue Exorcist, and more.
Ryo Music The founding member of Supercell who provides the music and lyrics for the group.
Satoshi Kadowaki Animation Director


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