Survival of the Fittest

Survival of the Fittest is an anime episode of Guilty Crown that was released on 10/20/2011

Following the events of the previous episode, Shu Ouma , has accidentally acquired a mysterious power from a synethesized genome known as the "Void Genome". This genome is one of three special genomes which grants it's user phenomenal power. The specific power associated with the Void Genome is called "The King's Power ".

Now with this newly acquired ability, what will Shu do? He isn't the same boy he was before, now that he has the power to make a difference, and cannot remain as a silent by-stander any longer. Will Shu rebel against GHQ and their inhumane methods towards the Japanese? Will he join "Undertaker", the resistance group against the GHQ?

Plot Summary

Opening theme:

"My Dearest" by Supercell

Shu is exhausted while at GHQ, Rowan is confused about the situation. Shu attempts to evade the missles only to get blasted. From afar, Gai tells his men to bomb a building that falls on top of an Endlave. Shu finishes the machine off, and he attends to Inori's side. With the Void disappearing, Gai uses Funnell to tell Shu to bring back Inori. Tsugumi tells Ayase to withdraw, but Ayase gets attack by Daryl. Before Daryl can kill Ayase, Tsugumi does a bailout for Ayase. At GHQ, Guin gets angry over how a foot soldier can easily defeat the Endlave units. Daryl enters Guin's headquarters and tells him that he has come to tag along. When Guin offers a handshake, Daryl gets disgusted at the thought of touching him. Guin orders his men to interrogate everyone. Somewhere in the city, Ayase reports that she has failed, but Gai does not think so, and he is glad that Ayase is okay. Tsugumi teases Ayase about her elevated heartbeat. Back to Gai's location, Inori asks Gai if she did well. However, Gai states that Inori has failed. Shu explains that it is his fault, yet Gai informs him that Inori had used the Void Genome on Shu. The Void Genome is meant for Gai. Gai explains that Voids comes in different forms that depends on the person. He tells Shu that he has to fight, but when Shu refuses, Gai reinforces his argument up close and personal. Then, Arugo reports that the citizens at a parking lot are being seized by the Antibodies. At Funeral Parlor's headquarters, Gai tells everyone that they will save everyone and make their appearance known to the public.

In the ventilation shaft, Shu follows Inori without looking at Inori's buttocks. Shu sees a soldier beating a citizen. Outside, a young mother tries to beg Daryl for help. Yet, Daryl loses his cool when his flower had wilted. He steps on the woman's face repeatedly. Daryl and the soldiers prepare to kill the prisoners, and Tsugumi begs Gai to make an order. With the bullets rain on the victims, Gai signals everyone to launch the missiles. Daryl runs happily to his Endlave. Gai walks Shu through the plans. The Funeral Parlor will lure the Endlaves away from the base while they get close to the base. Daryl chases Arugo and almost shoots at him, yet Rowan calls everyone to stop what they are doing. It turns out that Gai has missiles locked on Guin's command base. Gai orders Guin to surrender and release the hostages. Guin replies that they will release the toxic gas underground and demands Gai to show himself. Gai explains that their name is based on how they bid the side farewell with funeral songs. Guin asks Gai what has happened to the genetic weapon, yet when Gai refuses to answer, he threatens to shoot Gai at the count of ten. Meanwhile, Inori tells Shu to believe in himself as she places Shu's hand on her chest. Shu grabs Daryl's Void and fires at Gai's direction. When the lasers from the Antibodies are bounced off Gai, it ricochets and hits the enemies back. With the event over, Inori sings a song, "Euterpe." Gai gives Shu, props for a job well done. He asks Shu to join them.

On the following day, Shu thinks about the decision at school. Even though he wants a peaceful life, Inori appears as a transfer student leaving Shu, shocked.

Closing theme:

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

Points of Interest

Guilty Crown End Card - Ep. 2
Guilty Crown End Card - Ep. 2
  • "My Dearest" opening theme by Supercell was used for the first time

Characters & Voice Actors

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Inori Yuzuriha ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Ai Kayano ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Shu Ouma ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yuki Kaji ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Gai Tsutsugami ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yūichi Nakamura ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Funnell ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Tsugumi ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Ayana Taketatsu ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Shibungi ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Takehito Koyasu ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Daryl Yan ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Koki Uchiyama ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Guin ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Tomoyuki Shimura ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Ayase Shinomiya ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kana Hanazawa ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Oogumo ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kousuke Takaguchi ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Arugo ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Anri Katsu ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Rowan ( x ) ( x ) ( x )


Add a credit to Survival of the Fittest. (No voice actors. Add voice actors to characters above.)
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.
Hiroyuki Yoshino (screenwriter) Series Composition The creator of Seikon no Qwaser who is also a screenwriter for Sunrise Studio.
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.
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
Ryo Music The founding member of Supercell who provides the music and lyrics for the group.
Hiroyuki Sawano Music He's the musician in Guilty Crown, Blue Exorcist, and more.
Satoshi Kadowaki Animation Director


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