Who will win the epic battle for ultimate transportation!?
|So it’s been a while, but I’m once again 100% caught up with GC and tagging with Fosh! Even better, Gai is back (which is really the only reason why I’m here) and he has the whole hair-over-one-eye-damn-straight-I’m-badass thing going on. And Shoe? Who really cares about Shoe?|
|Are you coming down from the high of all the OMG arm cutting and fabulous hair from last week? Damn just when I thought Guilty Crown had nothing left they surprised me… Sure the fail train keeps on chugging along, but boy is it a fun ride so far. Anyway this week Kara joins me for a tag team post! I hope you enjoy our thoughts on this strange episode.
Plot this week has OH MA SHOE running away to hide with Inori who has a bad case of mental issues, while Gai plays with rockets and massive laser cannons in space…
Gai-“Who dares block out the sun?! I WILL TORTURE YOU UNTIL YOU DIE HORRIBLY.”
We start right off week from where we left last week, after Gai sliced off Shu’s arm. So, do you remember that stealth bomber headed towards Japan? Well, Gai uses his super cool void power to combine the voids of Sudou, Nanba aka glasses-kun and some random girl to form a huge ass missile that blows up the stealth bomber killing the three students in process. Thank you, Gai, for killing those two dudes off… I think they were on every hate list. After that display of power, Ayase and Tsugumi freak out. Even Daryl flips out to defend Tsugumi from danger allowing them to escape; however, Daryl’s own team turns on him and shuts him down quickly. And Inori and Shu make their escape before they get kidnapped by the GHQ.
Everyone-“GAME OVER DUDE! GAME OVER!”
Gai-“I love rockets, what about you guys?” Pilot-“I don’t think that missile goes there.”
Gai-“Stealth bomber or lame bomber…” Arisa-“I LOVE YOU!!” Gai-“Quiet, you.”
Afterwards, Gai uses the giant space laser aka Leukocyte to destroy the incoming fleet headed for Japan. I guess it means STAY THE HELL OUT OF JAPAN seriously or Gai will fry your ass. It looked like Gai has at least two hundred and fifty six lasers under his command? He gives out an official warning to the entire world to leave Japan alone. Two weeks later after Gai sent out his threats, the whole world remains quiet, but Inori runs around taking care of Shu, while the GHQ search everywhere for her. Even Arisa joins Gai’s special team to search for his missing pink haired girlfriend.
Ayase-“I like his new hair, it looks so sexy!” Tsugumi-“…he is evil! Stop drooling…”
Being Daryl is suffering.
Inori-“I got an armful of free candy…” Shu-“I wish I could choke you right now…”
While Arisa plays army to win Gai’s love, her grandfather plans a trip to Japan to have a one on one chat with her… which was more like old man Gandalf swinging around a samurai sword. He actually attempts to kill her because she pretty much screwed up the family name forever. Before he can kill her off, Arisa shoots her grandfather, killing him… Damn it, old man, you should have brought a bigger gun to that fight! Anyway, Inori overhears the GHQ are searching for her and she runs off to hide with Shu, but she runs into a few dudes and turns on OH MA MANA mode and kills them. Sounds awesome, right? Not so much as it causes her to freak out and come crying to Shu.
Arisa-“Oh snap my bad! Let me get you a band aid.” Oldman-“I never…liked…you…anyway.”
Inori’s best evil grin of all time.jpg
Shu is confused at this point in the episode with no friends and power, but Inori stays by his side until she has a mind visit with Mana. Yep, she talks to herself and discovers she cannot keep up her fake self anymore and decides to sing a song, while Shu listens and cries his eyes out. After the song she hugs Shu and does some weird magical touch to his forhead knocking him out. When did she learn that magic trick?! It seems that Inori learned lots of new things because after she leaves Shu behind, she kind of hulks out and transforms into Wolverine and kicks some robot butt. The episode ends shortly after with Gai using a big ass bow to shoot Inori in the chest tying her up just to calm her monster side down! Sure, why not, that will totally calm anyone, right? Taking an arrow to your chest that is…
You need a missing hand app.
Inori and Shu, the perfect crazy couple.
Inori-“RAWR! I WILL SMASH AND CUT YOUR FACE OFF!”
Gai-“Ready…aim…catch a pink haired pop idol with my arrow.”
You tell her Gai, she is being really silly this week.
Extra crazy crown
Your weekly moe hacker love.
Dat side boob shower scene.
Shu-“Whoa! Not on the first date, Inori…”
Segai-“Oh my god this show is so sexual…when do I get my own shower scene?”
…Okay, fine. I kind of care about Shu now. That whole deal with Shu leading the school and having to make a ton of difficult decisions actually made me sympathise with his character (finally. After half a season.) and I just feel sorry for him now. As for Gai, I’m confused about this new organization that appeared out of the blue, but he’s still badass (lord knows what his motives are). …And so is Daryl (I so ship him with Tsugumi) for doing what he did. …And Arisa’s grandfather for his sword throwing skills. However, I’d have to say that the badass of the episode award goes to Inori of all people. I did NOT see that last fight scene coming, but wow why is this only happening now? Can we see this in every episode from now on? It’s not like the plot knows where it’s going anyways. Speaking of plot (okay, not really), Inori and Shu were adorable this episode. There were lyrics in the first OP that went something along the lines of:
“Even if someone calls you a liar and hurts you with heartless words,
If the whole world doesn’t believe in you and makes you wear a crown of thorns,
I’ll become your only ally since I know that pain and loneliness as well.”
Those lyrics really stuck with me for some reason and they were exactly what I thought about during that scene between the two this episode. Those words just described the moment so well since that’s pretty much what those two are going through. I can’t say that I’m fond of the fact that Shu has given up on everything once again (at least he has an excuse this time), but Inori is certainly becoming more of her own character recently. I’m glad that she’s been supporting Shu in all of his uselessness.
Honestly, this storyline has been all over the place. If I had to explain what the plotline was about to someone, all I would be able to tell them is “The world’s worst protagonist meets a girl with no soul, gets weird powers and then a ton of depressing stuff happens.” since that’s the only thing that has remained consistent. Oh well, despite my constant complaining, this anime has actually improved from how it was in the first half. This has 4 episodes left if I remember correctly…? I hope it continues improving from here.
Well damn, this was a great episode! I will say one of the best moments was easily zombie Gai destroying that stealth bomber with those three voids to form a missile?! So AMAZING! To add to the excitement, I was really happy to see those damn students go all void form and then disappear, namely Mr. Glasses-Kun and his jackass friend. I somewhat agree with Kara, I do give Shu a lot of crap for whining, crying and being a power hungry jerk, but this week I was like damn, being Shu is suffering in a big way. This week he has no friends or family to turn to and at least Inori was around to help for a bit.
Other strange developments follow Daryl protecting Tsugumi from danger. Just what is going on with him? Has he suddenly realized he is on the wrong team? Either way I hope we get to see more of him because he looked beat to hell…and just what kind of questions will Segai ask Gai? He was always interested in the void power or to openly confess his love for him? Anyway, it seems like a lot of characters are swapping sides like Arisa who owned her own grandpa, but like Kara said that old guy sure can fight… Too bad he can’t dodge bullets from point blank range or cut them in half.
Now for Inori’s character, she has gone through some changes too, like finally accepting her fate to become a monster. I was confused when she touched Shu’s forehead knocking him out? When did she learn such a strange skill? However, as cheesy as that move was, it was great to see her running around cutting everything up. Sure she did look horrible as in her wild hair, but that line Gai said about her teaming up with humans made me laugh…isn’t he doing the same thing right now?! Ah well, maybe he is right about being completely different and he has no issues killing people right now.
All hail zombie Gai!
Great artwork of Inori.
Shu’s mom sneaks around looking for her son and a huge beam of light fills the sky. Is she going to restore his king powers? Find out next time!