OH MA FATHER was a caterpillar back in the day…
|It seems like I’m joining in with GC way more than I thought I would be. …Which is okay since the plot seems to be going places, Shu has turned into the new anime messiah (he takes away the cancer of the world, yo), and Truck-chan is awesome. That’s right, this is all for Truck-chan.|
|Only two more episodes to go! Isn’t this exciting? Alright maybe it is more like FINALLY! Right? Anyway that last episode had some amazing stuff going on like Shu actually becoming a cool character… Sadly it’s a bit late for him to become “awesome”. So, what can we expect to see from this episode? Hopefully something fun for a change.Plot this week follows a flashback about Shu’s father and how he met Shuuichirou leading up to the first lost Christmas.|
Gai-“Hey, look at us, we are so cool hiding our faces from the camera.”
This week, we start things off with Gai talking to the UN after he gave them several warnings about attacking him… This time he is done being nice and tells everyone he will destroy the world on Christmas! Fitting because he literary wants the world to have a final Christmas… In the meantime, Shu prepares to head out, save Inori and the world from Gai; however, Haruka warns him she is no longer the Inori he knows and she is now turning back into the original Mana. Before Shu heads out to save everyone, Shuuichirou decides to tell Gai a story about his past and how he met Shu’s father years ago. Sure why not tell us a story, pops…
Shu-“I really wish that robot was a rice cooker! I am so hungry I could eat my own arm…”
Hell ya! Look at this amazing chart…all those words.
Shuuichirou-“Maybe we shouldn’t pick up evil rocks from space.” Kurosu-“What’s the worst that can happen right?”
Mana-“Yes, cry! Baby Shoe, one day you will have to marry your own sister…”
Shuuichirou-“Swear to me! Did you eat my cookies!?” Kurosu-“No! Wait those were yours? My bad.”
After we finish the longest back story in Guilty Crown history, we return to the present day as Shu gets ready to leave and face off against Gai, but he wants to return the voids he took from Ayase, Yahiro, Kanon and Shouta. Only they do not want him to because it will limit his own power. Shouta on the other hand doesn’t really care and Shu tries to shake his hand as a way to apologize… Well he tries over and over again before they end up hugging and sharing a moment between bros. After that moment between the dudes, Shu gets on a helicopter with a small team and prepare to raid the GHQ base.
Haruka-“I sure haven’t aged since then…What is wrong with me?” Shu-“Momma Shoe, please don’t cry.”
Shu-“I just watched Gyo and I really hate myself right now.” Haruka-“Wow that was a horrible movie.”
Tsugumi-“Hells yes, finally some man service!” Ayase-“Anyone recording this? I want a copy.”
Extra guilty fun
Gai-“Hello world! Been a while…Also I really hate Christmas so I will blow up the earth.”
I don’t think anyone goes to the church of OH MA SHOE anymore.
I can see they are spending that research money on a great cause.
Kurosu-“Dear diary…Shuuichirou has a stupid mustache.” Shuuichirou-“Whatever bro! Chicks dig it.”
Shu-“I should not have eaten that burrito before getting on board…” Ayase-“Dude, that is nasty.”
So Mana was a creeper before Shu was born. …Right. On the other hand, Kurosu was a surprisingly appealing character for someone who only appeared in an episode of flashbacks meant to tie some of the loose strings together. I’m also slightly impressed by the fact that they made Shu look like his father. Sure they’re supposed to look similar, but there’s just enough similarity and difference between the two to make it look somewhat natural. …Who knows where Mana got her pink hair from though. I blame the space rocks. Anyways, I’m somewhat surprised that this show didn’t pull a dramatic plot twist where Gai and Shu turned out to be brothers, but maybe this just means that the people behind this have realised that they kind of need to wrap up the plot now.
To tell you the truth, I didn’t mind that they spent an episode on flashbacks. It gave us some somewhat valuable information about how/why Mana became such a massive creeper Eve, how the Void Genome was created and even a bit on Shuuichirou (not that I ever really cared about him, but whatever). I’m still not 100% sure of Shuuichirou’s motives for doing everything he did, but I’m going to leave it as: he did some research on the virus, screwed a bunch of people over and probably isn’t the final boss. Hell, I didn’t even really classify him as someone worth remembering until this episode. …And now that this episode is over, I’m most likely going to forget about him again. Sure he’s one of the main antagonists, but Yu is WAAAAAAAAY more suspicious.
It looks like Shu gets to keep his backbone until the end of the series. Yaaaay. The end part with Souta was touching enough I guess and a rather nice wrap up after all of that betrayal going on. Shu has his resolve now and it looks like Inori won’t be doing anything amazing again since she’s almost taken over by Mana. Now I guess the plot will focus on the final battle between Gai, Shu, Shuuichirou and… Yu? Speaking of, we don’t really know anything about that guy yet and it’s almost the end of the series… Though they also haven’t really gone into detail about Inori’s origins either or why her singing does stuff. Will they actually explain things, or will they just leave them hanging…? Oh well, next episode. On a completely different note, !!!!!!!! The end card was done by Miwa Shirow (one of the artists for supercell and he also writes one of my favourite manga series)!!!! It’s always satisfying when I can recognise a card’s artist without needing to look at the name.
What to say about this episode? This was such a terrible episode! We are so close to the end of the series and they decide to give us half an hour of pointless flashbacks about OH MA SHOE’S father? At this point in this series, I don’t think anyone cares too much about where the void powers originated from because we already know that! Didn’t we already get a history lesson with Gai, Shu and Mana? Anyway, I suppose it was nice to learn where Shu came from and how Gai was pushed by his destiny to become Mana’s mate.
So, Shuuichirou is Gai’s “father”… I guess that works but it seems like every main character is somehow related to someone else like Haruka’s Shuuichirou’s sister just like Shu and Mana. And then we have Yu… How freaking old is that guy!? Is he immortal or something? It sure feels that way to me, but I don’t think he is a big deal unless he turns out to be the true villain? What else happened besides story time…ah yes! Shu and Shouta sharing that moment together. I will admit it was quite touching to see them getting over their differences at last! And Haruka had some great things to say about Shu wanting to make friends, but there sure were lots of warm feelings through this episode.
So, anyone have any ideas on how things will go down in episode twenty one? I assume that episode is going to involve some dramatic showdown between Shu and Gai? And of course Mana who seems to be ready to take over Inori’s body any moment now. I have a feeling Shu is hiding his own void but what could his void do? I think I have said this a few times in the past, he might have a time reversal themed void or something to fix everything that went wrong… I just picture him appearing before his mom in the past taking away her void cancer or maybe stopping the meteorite from dropping in the first place? Either way I can’t wait to see what they pull now.
My OTP Can’t be this Dramatic.
MORE FLASHBACKS err… I mean Gai versus Shu in the ultimate battle for Japan!? It sounds like they just need to hug things out…