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Overview

Welcome to Guilty Crown report! I'm sorry for the late reports. Let's discuss episode 19, Rebirth: Atonement.

Plot

Haruka originally planned to kill Mana, but she was not there. After Keido had shot Haruka, she escapes with the Void Genome with Seiga pursuing her. With Seiga slaughtering Funeral Parlor troops, it appears that Seiga will claim the Void Genome from Ayase until Shu arrives.

What will Shu do and what are Keido/Gai's plans?

Verdict

Beware of spoilers!

Good

Rest in Peace, Oogumo
Rest in Peace, Oogumo
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Oogumo is a cool character and soldier to the very end. He sacrificed himself to save Haruka. I didn't expect Seiga to kill him.
  • There is more back story on Haruka and Shu. We learned that Haruka is not Shu's real mother. I'm glad that they focus some attention on Haruka.
  • When Shu got his powers back, the ambient music and Shu's new Void make this the best scene that get the fans to cheer on Shu. Shu avenges Oogumo by taking down Seiga.

Bad

I never liked Seita
I never liked Seita
  • For new people who are not accustomed to the bloodshed, Seiga's no mercy scenes in killing a woman and Oogumo can be a little disheartening.
  • Shibungi's back story didn't provide enough details on his relationship with Gai. Hopefully, we get to hear some information.

Overall, this episode is great because Shu is somewhat a man that holds the tremendous burden of everyone. He took Souta's cancer and prepares to risk his own life to save everyone. This is a true king unlike Gai who has become cold and ruthless. The fights and the flow of events are excellent.

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Thanks

Thank you for reading my team's report and please, give a round of applause to my teammates: KuroNekoXIII, LordBane666, and Colorbrandon. Their hard work inspires the community to keep making wiki projects, blogs, and reviews on all of our favorite shows.

Wiki Progress: I only finished Episode 19's wiki page today. I don't have time to work on any other pages because I have other wiki projects and school.

Please check out Kuro's Wiki Vitae List and the Wiki Project Blog.

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Welcome everyone! The company Nitroplus announce that they will release the game in Japan on May 31, 2012. It'll cost 5,040 Yen ($61). There will be a limited edition that will have a DVD that reveals a 12 minute animated short which is animated by I.G. Productions and the script is written by Nitroplus. Other mechandise includes a special box, a digi-case designed by Chuuouhigashiguchi who designed the Guilty Crown End Cards, a booklet, and a jacket sheet from Redjuice Graphics and chief animation director Satoshi Kadowaki. All for a grand total of 7,140 Yen ($86).

Plot

The visual novel takes place 10 years before Guilty Crown's story during the Lost Christmas event, December 25, 2029. It revolves around three main characters with code names: Scrooge, Carol, and Present.

Characters

CharactersDescriptions
Scrooge
Scrooge
Scrooge is the main character who has the King's Powers. He escapes with Carol from a testing facility that subjected him as a human test subject. His face bears a resemblance to Guilty Crown's main male protagonist, Shu Ouma.

Voice Actor: Takahiro Sakurai
Carol
Carol
Carol is a human test subject who escapes with Scrooge. Her face bears a resemblance to Guilty Crown's main female protagonist, Inori Yuzuriha.

Voice Actress: Kana Asumi
Present
Present
Present is an assassin who is sent to hunt down Scrooge and Carol. Her role in the game is the "Spirit of Christmas." Her face bears a resemblance to Guilty Crown's male character, Gai Tsutsugami.

Voice Actress: Yuu Kobayashi

What are your thoughts on this new visual novel game?

Takashichea

Team Guilty Crown

Sources:

Editor's Note: I can't even play the game since it's a Japanese release.

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Overview

Hello, everyone and welcome to the Weekly Guilty Crown report! I'm Taka, a teammate of KuroNekoXIII (Kuro for short). After Guilty Crown has given the spotlight to two of Funeral Parlor's heroines ( Ayase and Tsugumi), Shu and Hare have a special episode this week that takes the series back to its roots, war with tears and rage.

Plot

Ep. 15: Confession: Sacrifice - "Kokuhaku: Sacrifice" (告白:Sacrifice)

Shu is trying figure out which to choose, Yahiro's Void Ranking System or something else to avoid discrimination everyone. Yet, Hare comforts him and confesses that she loves him. When Souta goes out to prove he is not weak, he endangers Hare and the others.

Will Shu be able to save everyone's lives?

Verdict

Beware of Spoilers!

Good

Hare's death is Shu's crucial point of change
Hare's death is Shu's crucial point of change
  • This is one of the most saddest episodes because another major character dies in this story, Hare Menjou. After her love confession to Shu, she dies while trying to revive him.
  • Shu's change is very dramatic after Hare's death. He is no longer the kind king that Hare dreams of. Ironically, he becomes more like Gai. After he gives Souta a beating he deserves, he tells everyone with this quote:
  • "I was wrong. Kindness is pointless."

  • Hare's origin story is revealed.

Who to Blame?: Shu is very indecisive which causes Souta to go over there and endanger students. Shu's character have so many flaws. He's weak, shy, and indecisive. Now, he has seen a loved one died in his arms. He has truly lost his innocence.

It's up to you to decide. Souta is a dumb friend, but Shu takes all responsibility since he is going to be "king."

Bad

Rape of Inori
Rape of Inori
  • No tribute to Hare Menjou. Some animes like Sket Dance do a compilation of the character. I think both Hare and Gai deserve a tribute. The Euterpe song would definitely fit Hare's death. "Silent night" brings the chilling atmosphere of war.
  • Comparing to Gai's episode where he dies, Hare's episode is not rushed. Everything goes along with the flow.
  • Shu's treatment of Inori is downright appalling. It looks like rape. In fact, Shu breaks his promise not to use his friends as tools. Poor Inori. I thought this series is heading towards a romance, but I was wrong. Looks like tragedy will fall upon this series.

Overall, this episode gets a five out five because it's not rushed and shows dramatic character changes in Shu. Plus, this episode is a stark contrast to the other two episodes due its mood. Guilty Crown is finally getting more darker and mature.

Tribute to Hare Menjou and Quotes

Everyone is entitled to their opinions.

I like Menjou because she doesn't have much flaws. She's always kind. Some people call her the Orihime of Guilty Crown because she has big breasts and heal. Yet, I find that ludicrous and that statement a bit condescending to Hare. Hare truly sacrificed herself to save Shu, she fights to save everyone, and she confesses her feelings to Shu. It takes a lot of courage to do that.

Memorable Quotes

  • Hare's Confession:
    "And I love that you don't go around declaring things."
  • Hare's Origin Story: "Hey, Shu... Have you ever read a picture book called The Kind King? The king was really kind...He gave everyone money... and land...until finally... the country was gone.
  • Hare's Origin Story cont.: "You're like that king, Shu...the way you lose out because of your kindness...You know what? I think you're going to be a great king. So...
  • Hare's Last Words: "Shu...I'll give you... my..."
  • Shu: "I was wrong. Kindness is pointless."

I see the bitter irony behind Hare's words. Shu is not the kind king anymore. The way he treats Inori and Souta like tools is evident of his change.

Shu has lost his innocence. (Check out the Loss of Innocence page)

Thanks

I thank you guys for reading this, and I thank my teammate, Kuro, for doing an awesome job on the weekly reports and wiki pages. Also, I like to give a shoutout to LordBane666 who done so many reviews of obscure animes and mangas. He always comments and reviews Guilty Crown. Please check out his review on Guilty Crown ep. 15.

Wiki Work Progress: Kuro and I are busy working on a list of Voids for King's Powers and Void Genome. Also, we have finished ep. 13, 14, and 15's wiki pages. Please check out Kuro's Wiki Vitae List for the summary of our works.

Hare Menjou's WIKI page is finished!

Congratulations to Kuro, LordBane666, ScarletKittie, and AnimeBookWorm7
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If you loved an anime or manga, talk about it, do some wiki, or make a review. The more we get active, the better the community becomes. This week, ScarletKittie, AnimeBookWorm7, and I added lots of Shojo manga series for a weekly shojo project.

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This is a Guilty Crown question. For those you who do not know Guilty Crown, check out Kuro's statement on the wiki page:

After the spread of the "Apocalypse Virus" in Japan in the year 2029, the country has been placed in an emergency state. Since the spread of the virus, the Japanese government lost all of its foundations, and the reign of the international organization known as GHQ began ruling the country. Now Japan is in a state of martial law, which is enforced by the GHQ, and is considered a "quasi-independent" nation.

10 years pass, and we see the story through the eyes of Shu Ouma, an average 17-year-old teenager who lives a normal life. However, his normal life style is soon shattered after his chance encounter with Inori Yuzuriha, who eventually involves him with the anti-government group she is a part of, known as Funeral Parlor, or Undertaker.

What is a Void?

A Void is an object that is determined by the person's heart and genes (specifically introns). For Guilty Crown, Shu has the King's Power to pull out Voids and use them as weapons. Just like fingerprints, each person has a unique void.

Pretend you are a character in Guilty Crown and Shu is about to pull out your Void. What would be your Void? If you are a guy and prefer a woman to pull out a Void out of your chest. Just imagine Inori doing it to you.

For the guys' imagination
For the guys' imagination

For the ladies:

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Overview

In this news article, Kuro and I will cover what the New York Comic Con Panel got from the staff of Guilty Crown: Koji Yamato of Fuji TV, George Wada of Production I.G, and Ryo Oyama of Aniplex. In the second half of the blog, we will cover updates of Guilty Crown's manga adaptation.

Plot

For those who do not know Guilty Crown, my partner Kuro wrote this on the franchise's page.

After the spread of the "Apocalypse Virus" in Japan in the year 2029, the country has been placed in an emergency state. Since the spread of the virus, the Japanese government lost all of its foundations, and the reign of the international organization known as GHQ began ruling the country. Now Japan is in a state of martial law, which is enforced by the GHQ, and is considered a "quasi-independent" nation.

10 years pass, and we see the story through the eyes of Shu Ouma, an average 17-year-old teenager who lives a normal life. However, his normal life style is soon shattered after his chance encounter with Inori Yuzuriha, who eventually involves him with the anti-government group she is a part of, known as Funeral Parlor, or Undertaker.

Guilty Crown Panel

Source: Guilty Crown ANN by Todd Ciolek October 16, 2011

**I will reorganize and summarize the information from Todd's article to make it easier to read. Be sure to read his original article.

Shu and Inori

First, the three producers talk about the original concept of Shu and Inori.

According to Wada, he states that the story is based on how Shu and Gai foiled each other. While Shu is a timid and average high school student, Gai is the charismatic, handsome, and respected rebel leader of the Funeral Parlor.

Yamatmoto stated that the inspiration for Inori is the hot trend in Japan where young teenagers revered online divas. Plus, Wada explain that her egotist outfit is inspired by a band called Egotist which is popular among teenagers.

For both Shu and Inori, the producers link them with the story of a boy who meets an unusal girl.

Minor Characters

Oyama stated that her outfit should be recognizable to Neon Evangelion fans because of her body-hugging tights. Oyama and the producers asked Redjuice Graphics to make Ayase sexy with this suit.

Wada informed the audience that Funnel might be the most important character and that his gender is male. Also, Funnel's design is similar to Gundam's Haro and the Ghost in the Shell's Tachikomas.

Influences

  • Code Geass - Due to Ichiro Okochi's involvement in Code Geass, the mechs have some connection. Yamamoto stated that the settings are quite different because Guilty Crown had a more modern setting.
  • Eden of the East - According to Wada, the creators saw Eden of the East, so they asked I.G Productions to make Guilty Crown like Eden of the East
  • Ghost in the Shell - Same as Eden of the East
  • Death Note - Wada stated that Tetsuro Araki's work in Death Note inspired the music in Guilty Crown.
  • Fullmetal Alchemist -Oyama states that he wanted to make a conflict between those who have special powes and those who don't. This is reflected in Fullmetal Alchemist's homunculi. Furthermore, Oyama stated that he was also inspired by X-Men's conflicts between humans and mutants.
  • Darker Than Black - Oyada worked in that show, but there is no info on its influences (in the article).

[KuroNekoXIII stated that Darker than Black has individuals who have special abilities, Contractors.]

Questions from the Audience

  • Why is it shorter than a typical anime broadcast?

Yamamoto state that this is because of Fuji TV's broadcasting timeslot issues. He inform the audience that they would like to have a sequel series, a movie, or an OVA, and he kindly ask the audience to support the series for Guilty Crown's future.

  • Why does Guilty Crown mean?

According Oyama, the "crown" comes from the central theme of this show, "Who will become the next generation's kings?" Furthermore, he explains that the growth of Genom makes guilty feelings and how Shu feels guilty using his friends as weapons due his power to take out Voids from his friends. This is where the "guilty" part comes in. When a fan asks about how Shu will feel if he pulls out a Void from a stranger, Oyama stated that they will find out in episode 3.

Unanswered Questions

How did Shu acquired the Void Genome?

Anime Vice's Questions for Guilty Crown's Staff

I did this for the New York Comic Con's interview with Hiro Mashima blog on Anime Vice. It's nice to hear from fans of Guilty Crown to voice comments or questions that they still have. I'll start it off.

Taka's Questions

  • Since Ayase is inspired by Neon Genesis Evangelion, what character from that show is your favorites?
  • What characteristics of Eden of the East and Ghost in the Shell does the creators and the producers aspired to replicate in Guilty Crown? How will they distinguish their work from those influences?
  • What singer is the inspiration for Inori's character?

I looked up possible Japanese females who match the words Egotist and Idol: Yui Aragaki (a famous actress and seiyuu), Reiko Nakane (head of a fashion store called Egotist), and Eiguchi Aimi of AKB48 band (Eiguchi is computerized model, so she isn't a real woman).

  • Will there be other countries outside of Japan have some involvement in the story?

Be sure to comment.

KuroNekoXIII's Questions

  • Was the Leukocyte inspired by the actual Quasi-Zenith Satellite System that Japan is working on? If so, how is the Leukocyte similar and/or different than it?
  • Why did you choose Redjuice to create the character designs of the anime?

Other Sources

None.

Guilty Crown Gets a Manga Adaptation

According to Square Enix's Monthly Shonen Gangan's November Issue, they stated that Guilty Crown will get its first manga serialization.

Staff

  • Shion Midzuki - illustrator
  • Yousuke Miyagi - writer

Not much info is given in the ANN's article. According to Capsulecomputers, the series will have one chapter per month.

Sources

Takashichea

Member of Team Guilty Crown, and my partner is KuroNekoXIII.

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