Krizzly would be so proud! Clouds, Desu shout out!
|Enjoying the holiday season, everyone? Holidays means no school or work (I would hope) so lots of time to watch anime! Oh, what’s that about spending time with your family? I guess now’s a good time to convert your parents into otaku. That’s what I did, and that is why I ended up watching Guilty Crown with my mom on Christmas eve.|
|Welcome back readers! Sorry this episode is late but Christmas time and lots of festive time, I hope you had an amazing holiday filled with lots of gifts, food and had time with your family and friends. Agreed OC! One day I will convert my family to anime fans!! I got Ika Musume season one DVDs to share with them or my sister, but yeah review time enjoy our thoughts on the latest Guilty Crown episode!Plot continues with Gai and the others as their mission fell apart on them, in the meantime Shu calls a few favors from his fellow classmates with that amazing void power flowing inside of them. Inori runs into Haruka and she helps set up Inori with creating a concert! Because Inori’s song cures people with void cancer, with the help of his friends Shu arrives to help the team but someone else appears to screw things up.|
Gai- “Stop licking my face! Inori..seriously.” Inori-“That isn’t candy? I will have to kill some bitch for lying.”
We jump right back into things with the Funeral parlor members after they all got WTF-PWNED by the sneaky Anti-bodies, yes the team is scattered and broken over this latest development. However Inori still has hopes that Shu will arrive on his white horse to save them. She is right about Shu snapping out of his emo funk because he calls for a few select friends at school to meet him, his main goal is to explain the voids to them and talk them into helping to save Inori and the funeral parlor. Oh and Shu uses Hare’s void which is basically a giant long band aid! It even repairs robots! That sure is a useful void; unlike a few others out there I shall call it the void-aid.
D’awwww Daryl so nice to his father, wait where are you pointing that thing?!
Shu- “I shall call you my special void-aid.”
Yahiro-“It’s not like I want to save Inori or anything! stupid OH MA SHOE.”
In the meantime Daryl goes all rage mode and owns his dad and new girlfriend with his machine! Totally awesome, but he feels pretty bad about it later. While Daryl takes a nap Shuuichirou takes over as the new commander of the military and he proceeds with his plans to use the power of the voids to cleanse the world!! Someone give that man a hobby like collecting stamps or something. While Shu heads over to save the team Haruka sets up Inori and she sings her song! This song magically cures anyone with void cancer, and it interrupts Shuuichirou from progressing. That is right! Inori’s song is soooo powerful it causes old guys to get angry…damn kids and their songs that save people.
Inori-“Bitches love music so LISTEN TO MY SONG!!” Haruka-“Damn girl you crazy! Sure I will help..”
Haruka the pro at multitasking. SING ON INORI!!
Arisa-“D’awww I want a robot driver.” Hare-” Did we just run that guy over??” Yahiro-“SWEET ten points!”
Shu’s team of students race over to join Inori after surviving bullets, missiles, mechs and jumping off bridges and arrive at the base. That hummer sure can take a beating! And everyone survived getting smacked by Daryl after hitting a wall really freaking hard. Shu then jumps out and defeats Daryl and runs up a wall to join Inori I have to ask what kinds of shoes does OH MA SHOE wear? Before he can hug Inori a strange person arrives and rips Inori’s void out using that super cool sword. Sadly Gai jumped in the way taking a hit from the sword saving Shu’s life, yes you may shout at Gai for doing that…the episode ends afterwards with Shu screaming for Gai as he bleeds all over Shu.
Soldier- “Sir we have…a team of teenagers headed our way!” Rowan-“FUUUUU! DAMN Those teenage drivers!!”
Yahiro-“DUDE WERE FLYING!!” Souta-“DUDE I JUST PUKED!” Hare-“Oh look the moon is out.”
Yahiro-“Dude! some hot yuri action going on in the front seat…”
Shu-“OH HELL NO! That is my woman!”
Shu-“OH HELL NO That is my man!” Gai-“Shut…the…hell….up….”
Soldier-“I could go for of that pink glowing coffee….” Rowan-“Back off that is my coffee…it’s made of magical girls.”
Ayase giving us some fan service like always.
Whoa there Daryl what are you doing to the truck back there?!
Arisa-“I think we should have taken a train instead.” Hare-“Do we have car insurance?” Yahiro-“Ohhh a quarter!”
I’m still very, very perplexed at the sequence of events that are unfolding in this show. It’s not that I don’t understand what is happening, it’s that I don’t understand why it’s happening now. In the last episode, I think most of you echoed my sentiments (and Fosh’s as well) that this felt like the ending of the series. It still does! It feels like all Shu has to do is chase down Inori’s kidnapper, get her back, and then make her sing again to nullify the Apocalypse Virus effects. I don’t mind having some exciting peaks every now and then, but then you have to ask “…what comes after this?” After this ‘arc’ is done, what would posibly be left for Shu to do that spans until the final, 22nd episode? More beach episodes? Flashbacks? I feel like this show has no real grasp of proper pacing or the ability to slowly build up tension. This makes me very worried for the ending. For now, though, things are pretty damn intense!
I’m really starting to doubt Inori is human. Sure, we’ve joked that she’s like a robot before, but what if she’s a clone or something? She not only has the incredible power to cure cancer with j-pop, but she has an insanely powerful Void and an alternate personality who seems to be tied to Shu’s past. Long story short – she’s a huge enigma. For someone with such a mysterious past, you’d think I would be more interested in her…but I’m more interested in Gai. I’m more interested in Gai, and there’s a 60% chance he’s dead. You can’t say anyone is ever 100% dead in anime, even if they are dead. If he is dead, then I’m going to be a bit pissed off since they killed off the best character and left us with someone worse than Shinji Ikari. At the very least, Segai and Daryl are still there, so that’s good. I’m glad they killed Dan as well as Daryl’s parents, since they were just jokes at this point. Even their deaths made me laugh. SERVES YOU RIGHT!
With one character potentially killed off, it’s good that they introduced a new character. He looks like an annoying brat, but at least Shu has a “rival” of sorts now to directly focus on. I never really got into the Funeral Parlour vs Government thing – I just liked the specific missions where they rescue people. The whole politics behind it all interests me not in the slightest. This new Void User interests me though. Instead of fighting Endlaves, Shu can fight someone in hand-to-hand combat! Sweet! I hope they use this new character to their advantage to make Shu grow more out of his shell and become a leader like Gai was.
Whoaaaa things are getting really interesting! This episode had a lot going on at once, like Shu finally getting out of his sad and depressing funk…about time I say! But was it really that fast for him? I guess a dying robot with the voice of Tsugumi was enough to motivate Shu to help them. How about Hare’s void? That was really amazing! I am curious to see how that can be used? I am thinking Shu will use it on Gai! I am sure everyone out there is thinking the same thing. I am curious to learn about that other “Shu” Who the hell was that?! I swear it looks like an evil clone of Shu…I swear if that is the case I will just have to laugh.
Yeah I am with OC here on Inori, I am starting to think she is not human at all! She can use her own void powers to amplify her voice and her blood is a small cure for void cancer. Just what the hell is she? I really hope we learn the truth about her soon; then again we have a whole eleven damn episodes to go! But really thou this episode felt so out of place for me. Usually end of the world with an evil leader calling the shots you would think we were watching episode twenty. Another amazing event! The Anti-bodies members are going through some hard times, like Daryl killing own father and Segai killed Dan! NOOOO!! NOT DAN WHY!!! I guess he did not show enough guts? Did you see Segai took a picture of Dan’s body…wow creepy I wonder if he put that on his Facebook or Twitter?
Shu was actually kind of “cool” this time, why you say? I guess it was great to see him man up and help the funeral parlor out. I was shocked that the other students went along with his insane mission, it was funny watching that hummer take that beating what was that thing made out of? I will go with rubber yes lots of rubber all over. And everyone managed to live I was waiting for Daryl to kill everyone in that hummer ah well maybe you can get them next time? Inori’s singing was great! I think the creators of Guilty Crown like Macross using the power of song to cure people is always made of win, so good job Inori. Speaking of the pink haired singer anyone else feel she got violated by that guy? In the world of Guilty Crown nothing says rape like ripping out some ones void with an angry face…
Tsugumi wink is a instant heart attack.
Shu lost Inori! What will happen to Gai? And did Hare really get car insurance on the truck?! Find out next week on Guilty Crown….