Someone needs to lay off the drugs…
|Still no crowns this week, but we do get a lot of guilt! That means we’re 50% there in terms of having the anime match its own title. I’m still waiting for my blinged out crown, yo.|
|So did everyone enjoy that random swimsuit episode from last week? I thought it was an alright episode even if half of the time the guys were drooling over Hare! Well I was one of them I still think she is a great side character. Anyway I am glad there are still fans out there that generally like Guilty Crown, which is really great! Otherwise I wouldn’t have a series to review on Metanorn. Plot this week follows Shu meeting Yahiro on a train headed home, the two of them decide to head off to Yahiro’s place to find his little brother Jun. Shu calls Ayase and tries to set up a transport for them, however the antibodies are a few steps ahead thanks to Segai who has a sudden discovery after they tried to retrieve Jun. Shu steps up to defend Jun by using Yahiro’s void until Jun suddenly becomes fused to Daryl’s mecha. In the end Jun begs Shu to end his life before he kills his brother and Shu agrees but feels really disturbed after killing Jun.|
Yahiro-“I will save you from the pop-rock virus I swear!!” Jun-“You can let go now…seriously…”
We start off with Yahiro and Jun running away from a nearby church after Segai and a few of his troops arrive to take Jun away, it seems Segai had special plans for Jun or maybe he likes kidnapping young boys? After that we get a short trip to school with Hare and Kanon chatting about who they like. Naturally Hare is really interested in Shu and she joins him to go shopping together after school, while on the train Yahiro suddenly appears after he randomly dives into the train and finds Shu glaring at him. You mad Shu? Yes I know Yahiro stabbed you in the back and tossed you into the hands of Segai, so you have plenty of reasons to hate him…
Hare-“Stareeeeeeeee…..” Shu-“Damn I still have zero twitter friends…”
Hare-“Hmmm must be a new extreme sport? Train diving.” Yahiro-“I think I broke something…help…”
Yahiro decides to take Shu back to his other place and where he finally meets Jun, who still looks like a girl I swear! Shu then calls up Ayase to try and arrange a transport to pick them up, while Shu arranges this meeting Segai is watching every step they take and plans to take Jun back with force. So they head out with Jun until they get attacked by the Anti-bodies! Man they are terrible shots; I think they were told to miss on purpose just to scare them. Shu then turns to Yahiro and rips out his void weapon and uses it to defend Jun against Daryl, Who shows up with a new toy attached to his machine that tracks “void” power.
Shu-“I want some damn pizza delivered now!” Yahiro-“Dude, I don’t think pizza will cure my little brother.”
Gai is one hell of a pro at connect four while Inori is still confused about the rules.
Shu likes humans and machines he swings both ways yo!
Shu runs off to get Daryl’s attention away from Jun, until he suddenly screams causing his void crystals to glow! Drawing in the new weapon and resulting in Jun getting pinned to the ceiling. I will admit to laughing at that scene and the other half going ouch! That has to hurt so much. Before Daryl can celebrate his victory his machine is suddenly infected by the virus causing it to go berserk, it seemed like Jun somehow “fused” to the mecha. Jun then attacks the others and grabs his brother attempting to kill him, Shu rushes in to stop the rampaging machine stabbing it with his weapon and enters Jun’s mind where they have a short chat about lost Christmas.
Jun-“I knew I should have stayed in bed today…guess I will take a nap.”
Segai-“You could say we…nailed this case.”
Rowan-“So red means something bad right??” Daryl-“TURN IT OFF! AHHHH!!”
Jun-“Would you stop staring at me like that?” Shu-“Sorry I keep thinking that you are a girl.”
While inside Jun’s mind Shu learns that Jun really wants to die, due to the pain of having the Apocalypse virus still inside of him and some desires to kill his brother! Whoa creepy there kid. After the flashback Jun begs Shu to end his life quickly before he crushes his brother, Shu panics and is left with no choice as he kills Jun and saves Yahiro’s life. Damn saving the guy that betrayed you originally? I guess Shu has a huge heart when it comes to friendship. In the end Shu is left traumatized while explaining to Yahiro that he had to killed Jun.
Shu-“Let me cut this short.” Jun-“Thank god! Now I don’t have to listen to any more puns.”
Yahiro-“You are so not my friend anymore…” Shu-“I have all the friends I need in my mind…yes…friends…”
Extra super awesome crowns
And we like you scar face.
Dan-“Blaw blaw blaw AMERICA!!”
Ayase-“No I don’t feel like piloting my giant robot to save your ass, I rather knit like a boss.”
Transformers four will feature robots with crystal cancer, aren’t you excited?
I liked this episode much, much more than the previous one. At least this one was coherent and focused on one main story. Guilty Crown tends to get a bit jarring when it tries to tackle too much at once. But this was good! It’s nice to see Yahiro back even if he was a dirty traitor. They set up an interesting story with him doing all of these bad things just to protect his brother, and it’d be a real shame if they had just dropped that after he betrayed Shu. This serves as a big reminder that the Apocalypse Virus is still at large and that no one really knows a lot about it.
How can the cancer be able to transfer itself that quickly? And to machines!? Did Jun trnsfer his mind into the cancer, and then transfer the cancer into the robot in order to control it? I don’t think cancer works that way. But then again, cancer doesn’t form giant crystal structures on half of your body either. That was a bit weird. However, I do like the implications of Voids and the Virus having some sort of connection. It’s like, if your Void goes haywire, you’re stuck with the complexion of a cave wall with your only consolation being the ability to see others Voids. I really hope this means Gai won’t eventually become this sick, because we’ve already seen Inori having to treat him. The man is not well, and he might just kick the bucket before the series ends and leave Shu in charge.
Shu in charge of a huge organization sounds crazy now, but you have to admit, the little dork has come a long way. Hare points it out like EVERY EPISODE in case it isn’t obvious enough, but he’s becoming more confident and forceful. He’s less passive and has stopped letting himself get bossed around. This is really good, except he still has one minor flaw. He’s too trusting. Shu would risk that much just to save some traitor? Really? Are you taking street smart advice from Mirai Nikki’s Yukiteru or something, because you really suck at picking at your friends. :/ Also, why didn’t he expect some sort of counter attack when Segai’s been watching him so closely lately? Stupid, stupid Shu…Ah well, he’s getting better so I should praise him for that. Let’s hope that him killing Jun doesn’t drive him back in the other direction completely.
Speaking of the wrong direction, wasn’t Daryl supposed to be one of those badass, sadistic villains? Why is he being portrayed as a pathetic brat who cries because no one attends his birthday parties? The GC villains have become laughable, with only Segai posing as any true threat. Even then, he’s so lax that I’ve started to really let my guard down around him. He just sits back and lets everyone else do anything, so I see no reason to fear him, no matter how many hints he drops that he’s planning something big under the radar. It seems the biggest villain in this show right now is Shu’s own mind as he screws up various things here and there. Come on, Funeral Parlour, you should be dominating these guys by now! I want more awesome fights!
Well this was certainly an interesting episode this week; thanks to some drama and a traumatized shu! Poor guy I bet his mind is going to be so screwed up after everything he has seen and done. It was kind of nice to see Yahiro again even thou he was a terrible friend for selling him out, but he did do it all for his little brother Jun. Speaking of Jun his voice actor is Tsuda Minami, she played Yui from Yuru yuri and Phryne from Fractale. I was thinking it was Yukimura from Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai, did you happen to notice at the start of the episode Jun was reaching for that knife? It appears he was ready to die from the start.
Well who could blame Jun? That virus does not look like fun to mess with. I still think Jun was able to transfer or “fuse” to Daryl’s machine or something like that it did appear like Jun was in control. And a new discovery! I think it is safe to say that Gai has some of that Apocalypse virus inside his body giving him the power to see voids. However it does add more mystery behind Inori’s character, like her blood? Maybe it acts as some special antivirus for Gai? I still wonder what she could be maybe a clone or some science experiment that Gai stole from the GHQ? Either way I hope they explore more behind Inori.
Enough questions for now! I did enjoy watching Hare again this week even thou she failed to get her feelings across to Shu. I wonder if she heard Shu talk about killing Jun like that unless she has super hearing I don’t see that becoming a issue, although Shu is going to be messed up for a while anyway. The best thing about this episode was the music, especially during the flashback inside Jun’s mind it just makes me want this soundtrack so freaking badly. I felt so sad for Jun thou! Damn that kid really got the short end of the stick thanks to the Apocalypse Virus, now we have to see how Shu deals with death and all that jazz…
Last thought! Dan eagle man was back again! I thought they fired his ass after screwing up those missiles? I laughed so much watching Segai’s reaction to Dan and his amazing thumbs up. Also it seems Segai has grown to his unique nickname of “scar face” Oh man workplace nicknames are the best aren’t they? And it seems there is something strange with Daryl I guess he can’t see Shu for some odd reason, I still have no idea why…Maybe Shu is just so ugly that Daryl’s eyes don’t allow him to see such main character with hax-powers.
This is what the girls were doing all day! Sleeping with tiny robots.
Shu deals with his trauma of killing Jun breaking down at school, while Gai and the others prepare another mission after meeting up with Arisa.