Daryl has his target on you, Tsugumi, and so does every other fan of yours…
|I’m back from partying to be a loyal otaku and aniblogger! Because being a nerd means making time in your life to hunch over a glowing screen and type away furiously from like 2 inches away with T-rex claw hands. It’s time well spent too, because I’m actually starting to enjoy Guilty Crown a bit more.|
|Everyone still with me on Guilty Crown?! Or did you run away after OH MA SHOE’s High school adventures? I hope there are still fans of this series out there. At least the opening song is fun to listen too…anyway time to start the review with OC! Plot this week follows some School drama with Inori, Ayase, Tsugumi as Shu gets elected as the new class president thanks to Yahiro’s support.|
Student-“Is it true you have fan fiction on you and Gai?” Arisa-“Ahahah..wait HOW DID YOU FIND OUT?!”
We start this episode of Guilty Crown with more high school adventures with MR. OH MA SHOE, but after the sudden appearance of the 4th wall boss, the students are in panic mode and looking for someone to help them. However, Glasses dude finds a gun and plans to use force if Arisa is unable to do something soon. OH YES GUNS MAKE YOU SO COOL…Even Tsugumi feels Arisa is a poor leader! You tell them you super smart cat girl, but her statement doesn’t sit well with the others as she runs away to be alone for a while.
Tsugumi-“BLEH! No one likes you….Shinji!”
Tsugumi-“Please be gentle….it’s my first time with my void…”
Inori finds Tsugumi later and the two of them talk about being lonely. Seriously they had like a mini-battle on who was more lonely out of the two…Before Tsugumi can reveal more about her past she calls out to Shu who was spying on them… Wow, Shu, you have officially reached a new low! Maybe he has a secret crush on Tsugumi? Never mind…just kidding…She did manage to find a special device that can measure your “void power level” and he tests it out on Hare, Inori, Ayase and even Tsugumi. After finding out that she has some void power, it pushes Shu into finding out what kind of weapon she has.
Shuuichirou-“Mmmm, I really do love my new purple robots!”
While Shu discovers Tsugumi’s void, we follow evil Shuuichirou who forms a special unmanned Endlave “ghost unit” that he has command over (they are perfect for birthday parties…just don’t piss them off!). It also looks like Haruka is stick maintaining the new unit. Shuuichirou in the meantime uses his new toys to slaughter lots innocent people and uses the wall to crush several buildings without a care in the world of anyone dying in the process.
Daryl-“Damn it man, why are you still playing Skyrim! I thought it was my turn to use the computer.”
Haruka-“I almost died! Oh well, at least I got this new suit…I AM SO LONELY without my son around…”
Back to school, Shu and the other Undertaker members are being hunted, after I think Segai leaked a message about them hiding at the school. Naturally the student with the gun and odd glasses starts to get his gang to hunt them down…A few students eventually track down Ayase and Tsugumi as they bring them on stage to reveal their secret to everyone. Before anything traumatic can happen to them, Shu reveals that he is also a member of the Undertakers. We also learn the truth behind Tsugumi’s void aka “the doll maker”, which allows her to make copies of out of anyone. Shu decides to put it to work and the whole school learns the GHQ would have killed them anyway…
Yes it is, Mr. stoned out of his mind anime character.
WHOA! My poor waifu! I WILL MURDER EVERYONE.
Arisa-“Congratulations, OH MA SHOE! YOU WIN!” Shu-“A brand new car? Right?….guys?”
After that shocking reveal,the students turn to OH MA SHOE to lead them against the GHQ and the Antibodies. I would say Yahiro played a huge part because he helped rally the students to support their new “king” as Hare put it. The episode ends with Yahiro showing off a massive chart to Shu, ranking each student based on their individual void power. Basically, it is that wall of students from the very first opening…
Yahiro-“This is a list of possible lovers in your future. Naturally I am in the top five…” Shu-“…..”
Extra crown fun
Tsugumi-“I can smell you from a mile away, OH MA SHOE!” Shu-“Damn it! I wanted to see you kiss Inori…”
Damn! Someone sure is pushy today…
Segai-“Man, do I ever love to text with all these cute Japanese emoticons…”
Tsugumi showing off more cat like features. I wonder if she has claws?
Anime series coming out in 2014! Magical Tsugumi adventures.
I actually like these school episodes more than the others. This is probably because what usually draws me into anime is seeing characters in conflict (i.e. SUFFERING) and watching them slowly overcome whatever trials are thrown at them and become better people for it. This lockdown arc is perfect for turning people against each other for legitimate reasons. The students would have started to get antsy by themselves, but Segai just had to stir things up, didn’t he? This is my favourite plan of his so far – simple yet very effective. All he did was unjam their school site’s signal and post some very strategic messages, and yet everyone reacted just as he planned. It was very reminiscent of something Izaya would do just for fun, and you have to love a man who can emulate that flawless Orihara style. I LOVE how desperate and frenzied the whole student body got…it was brilliant! Friends turned against each other always makes me happy, kekekeke…Oh, not that Shu suddenly becoming a leader didn’t also make me happy. He’s certainly growing in leaps and bounds ever since Gai died, to the point where he’s treading into the “kickass” territory. I am pleased.
Now, as for the villains in Guilty Crown, I’m starting to become tempted to lump Inori in with them. She’s not even a real person, and her only real screentime this week was spent being an emotionless freak or slaughtering a posse of highschool boys. I actually laughed when that happened. Inori…a killer? WELL, THIS WILL BE A FUN PLOT POINT THAT WILL TOTALLY MAKE SENSE! ¬_¬ Sadly, Segai is the only actual villain still holding his ground as a badass. Daryl is going soft on us now that he’s actually starting to give a damn about people dying. Sure, he still enjoys a good killing spree, but you have to admit he’s not exactly been the same fearsome pilot since he started licking at candy apples. Just watch – I bet he becomes some sort of traitor due to some extenuating circumstance. Poor Daryl is such a joke as a villain at this point though, at least to me. I will only give him credit for being better than the weird kids at Shu’s school who look like the sort of highschool dropouts you see smoking pot or what have you in a sketchy park =_= They were just massive douchebags, and I hated every second of screentime they had.
Tsugumi got ripped off pretty badly if this is all she gets in terms of backstory and development. Yes, she got a record amount of screentime this week, but she also got about 2 whole sentences devoted to her slightly darker past. Leaving out things like explicitly explaining what her void does and things that can be implied is fine, but I’d have liked a bit more information about her. She got sad for such a short period of time and she hardly revealed anything. All we know is that basically she’s an orphan who saw Funeral Parlour as her family (maybe that’s part of why she says “Ayase-nee” to imply that she’s like a sister). But…that’s it? Her only drama is that she sometimes get sad when people mention missing their parents? COME ON, GIVE US MORE!
So another episode following OH MA SHOE in school? That sounds so…exciting! If only I could actually say that with a straight face. This whole episode was pretty much just about Shu becoming the new class president or “King” of the school, thanks to Hare’s comment. I love this girl a lot but are you high this week, Hare? At least Shu can always count on her void-aid to save everyone! Basically she becomes a less busty version of Orihime from Bleach; her whole job is to heal Shu after every battle. Besides Hare we had more screen time for good ol’ Tsugumi who revealed a tiny flashback of her past. I can only assume her parents died in Lost Christmas? However, she bounced back really fast from depressed moe catgirl mode.
Did anyone else notice what Inori did to those students? I think she totally killed those students! Hell she is a trained fighter thanks to Gai, but did she feel anything from doing it? And is there still some “evil” Mana inside that head of hers? Then again, can we really blame her? Those students probably had more on their minds than just checking for a tattoo on her body… Somehow I can only see a bad end for her if Shu and the others find those dead bodies. Of course Inori would just be like ANY PROBLEM, SHU? And flash some cute expression to throw him off.
Now for some more Tsugumi love this week! The reveal of her doll maker void…to be honest, I was expecting something better than that…but I suppose it works, but what does it reveal about her character? Does she have multiple personalities in her head? Or maybe she just wants to be like someone else? I am sure there is something deeper behind her void. Either that or the creators love Nartuo’s shadow clones… Anyone else notice Daryl’s character going through several changes? He is against Shuuichirou’s plan for world takeover and he was shocked to see Tsugumi’s clone get killed off. I wonder what he will do next? I don’t think he would join the Undertakers, but he might jump ship from the GHQ for his own personal reasons.
BEST ENDING ARTWORK EVER! Enjoy Tsugumi fans.
Next week, Shu gives the students control over their own void weapons and prepare for war against the GHQ.