Segai comes with his own webcam perfect for those late night chats.
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|Welcome back for more fun Guilty Crown on Metanorn! Well I know this series will continue to get either lots of love or lots of hate, depending on what side you stand with anyway time to start the review so enjoy.Gai managed to survive the giant laser attack and comes up with a new plan for revenge; after a heated debate between Shu and Gai with some fists thrown at each other Shu eventually agrees to take part in the mission. While they are invade the base they discover the leucocythe one is about to fall right on top of Tokyo! Inori’s combines weapons for Shu to form one giant beam gun and blows up the Satellite before it has a chance to crash.|
Gai-“Hmmm why am I hungry for BBQ chicken now?”
Yes! Gai survived the Leucocythe’s main attack somehow but sadly everyone else that joined in the mission got toasted. The rest of the team picks up Gai and patch him up while he goes over a new mission plan to get back at the GHQ which requires Shu and Kenji team up and make use of his gravity gun to stop the floating cores stored inside a “floating cage” since no one can physically touch the cores inside without dying. Shu on the other hand decides to protest against this mission with a rage quit; and Kenji makes a few wise cracks at Shu causing him to run away like a girl.
Shu-“Why does everyone hate me?” Gai-“You kind of smell bad…just saying…”
Inori finds Shu alone after he ran off and talks to him about Gai, she gives him a few orders and finds Gai’s personal trailer where he rests for a moment. Shu starts to eavesdrop on Gai as he talks to himself thinking it was Inori on the other side. He reveals some secrets that he isn’t the super impressive leader that everyone thinks he is, well Gai you can’t be awesome all the time. He starts to question himself, and finds Shu standing in the door way and was listening the whole time. The two of them exchange fists for a brief moment before Shu finally gives up and decides to help him.
Shu-“What is it Inori? Did Timmy get lost in the woods?!” Inori-“……”
Shu-“Sorry but I don’t feel like saving the world today….” Gai-“Oooooh? really?”
Shu-“OUCH! ALRIGHT! I WANT TO SAVE THE WORLD!” Gai-“That sounds better.”
The next day arrives and that means mission time! Hooray! This time everyone rushes into the base after the others distract a few guards, Ayase joins in to keep Daryl busy with his own machine. I really had no idea the funeral parlor stole Daryl’s mecha until this episode which is kind of amazing. Once inside Shu and Gai start the real mission of using Kenji’s gravity gun to screw up the cores, until Daryl mind jumps to another machine nearby and attempts to challenge Gai who kicks his metal ass so fast! Before Daryl was defeated he managed to crack the glass on the floating cage causing the leucocyte one to get screwed up and sets a crash course headed straight for Tokyo.
Truck-Chan just wants to PLAY!!
Daryl-“I am giving you the bird right now I swear…you just can’t see it!”
Well since you asked so nicely….
With chaos happening outside everyone plans their escape until Gai and the others run into Segai who explains the true use of Shu’s special pen. His pen is actually connected to Leucocyte! The pen was programmed to fire if the buttons were ever pressed, this would have sent the satellite to the pens location. Gai takes the pen and plans to sacrifice himself; Inori magically shows up and combined Kenji’s gravity gun and Shu’s kick ass sword forming a massive laser canon for him to use. Screams FLCL’s baseball scene to me only less crazy! We end the episode after Shu blows up the satellite with his cannon saving Tokyo and he haves Gai a handshake, so does this mean they are friends at last? I wouldn’t hold your breath on that.
Shu-“Damn this thing is huge!” Kenji-“That’s what she said? Get it I am calling you a girl.”
Best laser weapon ever!
Gai-“Yep just a couple of dudes hanging out looking at the sky…” Shu-“I still hate you.”
Segai-“I don’t just text words I also use cute emoticons tee hee hee..”
little man service for the girls out there.
One of the best moments of the episode! Still not as cool as FLCL thou.
Inori-“Fuuuu! This is the fifth time this week! Waking up in a random spot again…”
Daily dose of Tsugumi doing something cute! Enjoy!
Jesus, what even happened in this episode? It felt like they threw in everything, from girls standing alone in the rain, to punch outs to satellites hurtling towards the earth. The scientific term for this is “clusterfuck,” no? Pretty much every character was in this episode too. Everything was so jumpy and quick that it was hard to keep up at times. At the very least, this episode was packed with delicious VIOLENCE – my favourite part of the show!! First and foremost, Gai finally got to show off more of his moves. I love the mecha fights, don’t get me wrong, but nothing can quite compare to some seriously badass martial art action. Especially when the animation is this detailed. He pummeled Shu and then took down Daryl’s mecha. A MECHA. The dude seriously earns all those followers if he can do that without breaking a sweat. GAI-SAMA, I WILL FIGHT FOR YOU~!
Why on earth wouldn’t Shu think of Gai as a good leader? I get that being in a rebel organization is incredibly sketchy, but Gai himself is worthy of his trust. You could say it’s because he thinks Gai is getting it on with Inori and using her, but he hated Gai before that as well. I am just incredibly glad Shu has stopped bitching about Gai. Bitching about risking your life – fine. Bitching about a good leader making good decisions in order to save people – no. Stop, not making sense, Shu. I’m not even sure why they started to punch each other either. I’m pretty sure that not all conversations between two guys leads to punching, and yet this is what anime is teaching me. I really liked the more vulnerable side that Gai was showing, and I enjoyed the monologue…until it turned into a fist fight. I really don’t get the characterization in this show anymore. The relationship between Shu and Gai as well as between Shu and Inori is very, very weird.
There were some interesting developments amongst the ridiculous satellite laser battles though! For one, the “Guilty Crown” part of the show has started to rear its head. Inori seemed to show a different personality when she called out to Shu in the last part of the episode, perhaps awakening to her true self. That would be a convenient way to explain her lack of a personality. Does this mean that Shu is King? King of what? Everything is all terribly vague right now, but it’s certainly an interesting little thread of the plot that I’m content to slowly tug at as the episodes go by. The second development was less of a development and more of…Kenji just existing. They made a big deal rescuing him, and then he just casually joins them – no questions asked. So…uh…are we gonna find out why he’s a mass murderer, what his motives are or…anything? No? We just rescued him and now he does quirky things and makes fangirls swoon? *sigh* Okay, I won’t get my hopes up.
Damn! We got some drama and great action this time; I would even say this is one of my favorite episodes so far next to the fifth episode thanks to the gravity gun. The drama side of things dealt with Gai and some of the tough choices he had to do like killing that girl! But I realize it was something he had to do after all I don’t think she would have survived long. I really enjoyed seeing Gai have that short breakdown but damn Inori she can be so sneaky! I was a bit shocked to see Inori pull that on Gai, well she is super quiet and you know what people say about the quiet ones. Shu did deserve those punches from Gai after listening in on him like that, but it seemed to end with them both knocking some since into each other. That scene really made me think of Renton and Holland from Euerka Seven although in that series Holland beats Renton’s ass.
Some of the best moments had to be Ayase fighting off Daryl with his own machine wow that must have been embarrassing for him, not only did Ayase kick his ass but we saw Gai beat him without using a robot and only using a hand gun. That scene just proves how impressive Gai really can be when he isn’t acting lonely or talking to himself. Besides Daryl getting kicked around it was nice to see Kenji getting a chance to take part in a mission, but he still seems like odd character his personality. Watching Kenji and Shu talk to each other makes me think he is like Shu’s little brother or something, I can tell those two will butt heads in the future.
I slowly figured out the pen was connected to the Leucocyte somehow! But I didn’t realize there were two versions, the satellite and the laser canon so good thing for reading skills huh? I did find it strange how Inori just magically popped up right in front of Shu like that; maybe she has some extra teleportation power that we don’t know of? I did laugh watching her combine the sword and gravity gun like that to create a super canon for Shu. However it was still impressive to watch, that scene made me think of FLCL and the baseball themed episode. Overall this was a fun episode but what did you think of about it?
Best ending artwork so far and looks like Tsugumi is getting close to Shu? Awesome.
Gai and Shu are becoming best buddies?! Say it isn’t so.