Gai is throwing a huge party, sadly no one got invited.
|Well since GC only has 2 episodes left (er, one I guess not including this one), I figure that I might as well stick around to the end. It’s been on hell of a ride (not always in a good way), but let’s see how they wrap things up. Your thoughts, Fosh?|
|Oh man the ending! I can see it now and it makes me laugh and feel sad at the same time, but I think most of us are just ready for the end to come and the end of OH MA SHOE’S Adventures. I agree Kara it has been a hell of a ride up to this point. Anyway I am ready for Guilty Crown to finally end at last maybe I will draw something? We shall see…
Plot this week has Shu and the remaining Undertakers start their mission to save Inori.
Yuu-“Looking good there, Gai…” Gai-“Dude, you are seriously creepy.”
Hooray, no flashback this time! Instead we continue with Shu and the other Undertaker members gearing up to save their pink haired friend. Even Ayase gets a brand new mecha to play around with, but it looks more like a cross between Daryl’s mecha and Ayase’s older one. I can support an Ayase X Daryl mecha relationship… Anyway, while the Undertakers starts the rescue operation, Gai uses his super void crossbow combined with three voids from Yuu, Kenji, and Arisa. His new crossbow pretty much wipes out eighty seven percent of the army with a billion void arrows; someone needs to seriously nerf Gai’s powers…
Tsugumi-“Stop resisting already! Damn little robot.” Robot-“Ouch…don’t force it! Damn moe hacker girl.”
Gai-“Time to send my feelings to the army.” Captain-“Oh you better not shoot at me…”
Captain-“SON OF A BITCH! I JUST PAID THIS THING OFF.”
While Gai plays with his new toys, Daryl prepares to fight as well! I assume he is using void powers to run that giant mecha of his, right? I noticed that box and ring on his chest had a purple color to it. After this Gai begins the process to change Inori back into OH MA MANA, but Inori shares her feelings about Shu to Gai before she starts to lose her memories of their time together. Sure why not give us another flashback before you wrap up the series, but hey fanservice, right? Anyway she starts to sing her “something bad is going down theme song” and Shu zooms off on his fancy new floating scooter that Tsugumi made. Damn I want something cool made by Tsugumi.
Manservice shot for the Daryl fangirls.
Inori-“Why you do this, Gai?” Gai-“‘Cause I love being the bad guy and I have issues.”
Before Shu can become the hero he has to fight Yuu, remember him? Well, it appears he is finally ready to actually fight Shu instead of standing around cracking jokes. Yuu chats about Adam and Eve and even summons an apple… Seriously, Guilty Crown? Have you been watching Mawaru Penguindrum again?! While the two guys have their void battle, it ends after Shu creates an omg-cannon-that-shoots-giant-red-balls and “defeats” Yuu…just kidding that guy is perfectly fine. The episode ends with Shu and Gai watching Inori transform into OH MA MANA and they stare as she “grows” a new outfit made of void crystals.
Yuu-“We have a-void-ed this fight for far too long.” Shu-“I hope I can a-void another season.”
ALL HAIL, LORD MEGATRON!
Gai-“What kept you so long, OH MA SHOE?” Shu-“I had to tie my shoe laces so I can kick your ass.”
Oh sure, now you decide to make your grand entrance in the end?
Extra Guilty Crown fun
Ayase has been watching a lot of Rinne no Lagrange with Tsugumi.
Everyone needs some moe hackers in their lives.
Ayase is fully prepared to smash Daryl’s face! Sorry, Tsugumi…
Inori looking sexy this week…that or the void plants are messing with her mind again.
Yuu’s helpful tip of the week.
Daryl-“I am not just crazy! I AM FREAKING INSANE WUHAHAHA!”
…There is nothing more awe inspiring or intimidating than a man riding off to battle on a hover scooter. Shu might have lost some respect points from me, but at least we got a 5 second flashback on how Inori and Gai met. Maybe it’s not quite the in depth flashback I was hoping for (so did they just grow Inori in a test tube or…?), but at least they didn’t forget about it completely. So, uh, is anyone else confused about Gai’s motives? …Does the guy even have motives at this point other than to serve Mana just because? I don’t even know. Unless they can manage to make the final episode pull ALLLLLLL of those half assed plot strings together, it looks like episode 20 was the most coherent of them all.
Speaking of being confused about motives, Yu just kind of… gave up. All he really needed to do was delay Shu for a couple more minutes and the entire thing would have been over and done with. I don’t know what I’m more pissed about. The fact that they just kind of threw his character into this series to have a deus ex machina connecting point, or the fact that he just said “Yeah, screw it. Even though I’m the embodiment of the will of human evolution, I’m just going to let you do your thing now. Good luck with that.” Nothing about his part in this series flows right with me. …At least his major part looks like it’s over. The next episode will more than likely be Shu vs. Gai (and possible vs. Mana as well. Or at least I hope so. I want to see Inori kick ass again and it looks like Mana is the closest we’ll be getting to that).
Last episode = last minute wardrobe change for Inori? Well, whatever. I have to say that the whole memories into …crystal …flower …things was a great visual and a nice reminder of how human Inori became. This episode also served as a reminder that Inori was supposed to be a personality devoid person like she was at the beginning of the series and it was Shu that changed her. I liked her little speech about how she loved Shu because he was humanas well since it justified Shu’s many, many flaws. It’s kind of clever of the too have added this near the end since it makes one forget about all of the rage I went through with the character’s choices throught the anime… Or at least that’s how it works with me. Anyways, next week should prove to be… something.
About time we got a real episode and by real I mean less of a flashback of things we don’t care about, but like Kara said there was a short five second flashback of how Gai found Inori. I died laughing when I saw his expression in that shot! He was probably thinking OH MY GOD…Why is she naked?! Maybe not that exactly, more like, damn she is way too young for me? Speaking of Gai, I loved that whole scene where he combined those voids to create that super crossbow that shot void arrows? I will say that was easily a great moment this week, but why did Gai tell Inori after she lost her memories of Shu that he was the man she once loved? I have a feeling Gai is up to something, either that or he felt sorry for her after he pushed the transformation along.
And now Yuu, just what the hell is he? I am pretty much sold on him being an alien character or is he more of a Kyuubey type? I suppose he is the “devil” or “snake” in the whole Adam and Eve themed story that creators of Guilty Crown decided to randomly shove into the plot. I mean Yuu does rock some interesting twin fangs, perfect for a snake themed character, but maybe he is just extremely over powered? However, I shall stick to my guns with him as an alien. At least the fight between Yuu and Shu was a lot of fun to watch, but those soldiers just stood there the entire time! WHY DIDN’T THEY RUN?! I guess they were zombies or had nothing better to do.
Finally all the new tech toys this week with Ayase’s new robot, Shu’s fancy robot scooter and Daryl with his super mecha aka Megatron…Seriously it looks just like a Decepticon from Transformers! Out of those three the most random one has to be Shu’s flying scooter. However, I can’t hate on something Tsugumi created, but at least she got to wear that familiar flight suit of hers and Ayase got to wear hers again. So did anyone else think she was goin to kiss Shu after he carried her? I mean she was leaning towards his face! Thankfully she didn’t do such a thing because the fans might have raged. So, Mana is back? I bet we will get a mental fight inside Inori/Mana’s mind to fight for control over her body next time.
Yuu, why you be trolling?
EVIL OH MA MANA RETURNS.