Guilty Crown 02

Guilty Crown

>DAT BUTT PUSH.

Man, I could watch Tsugumi “operate” all day long.

While episode was already interesting enough, episode 2 definitely blows it out of the water in terms of the overall action, quality and enjoyment I felt from it. Really, this show is trying to hit all the buttons and surprisingly doing it right too!

Tsugumi surprisingly became quite the show stealer for me, firstly for the aforementioned item and secondly for her attitude. Ayana Taketatsu’s voice fits quite right for the character as well. I’m really looking forward to see more of her amongst all the girls in the show introduced so far.

Gai is also proving to be quite a badass too since he has the attitude and guts to step up to the challenge. My respect points for him went up quite a bit when he openly went out alone and declared himself as the leader of an underground resistance movement and not even flinch when he had about 20 or so anti-air lasers pointed directly at him. I should also mention he did this on the assumption some random kid he met who suddenly gained super-powers would be able to sneak past a whole bunch of enemies, draw out a magical weapon that would deflect all the lasers back on the enemy. With the right timing too. That’s like… kinda wow. Of course I guess he probably had a backup plan somewhere as well, but still…

I also quite liked it when he praised Ayase for her job well done, but not before teasing her strait-laced apology a little first. Not only that, his chief strategist is Takehito Koyasu! Yeaaah.

Speaking of the Undertakers… they certainly seem to be well funded for a resistance movement. I wonder if they are being backed up by the Sakuradite mining cooperative in Kyoto or something (LOL).

Back to the main plot device, the Void Genome and technology got explained briefly too, and it seems that it’s the power to materialize ideas encoded in your DNA. I’m not even sure how the fuck something like this developed normally, but OH WELL THIS IS ANIME AFTER ALL. But now… doesn’t it feel like Shu’s gotta materialize them all? I mean, not even starting with the Undertakers themselves, there’s quite a number of his school friends to… be friends with. Ah I guess we’ll just have to see how it develops for now.

Guilty Crown

And oh god Inori, stop saying things like that. It makes me feel oh-so-guilty.

P.S. Inori in spats next week \o/.

18 Comments

  1. Black_Magic Said,

    October 21, 2011 @ 7:17 pm

    That one moment made this my most fav show of the season.
    “Cause i like ig butts and i cannot lie”

  2. shinkirou Said,

    October 21, 2011 @ 7:37 pm

    well after episode, i kinda hate gai , well he is kinda arrogant and treat inori badly because he didnt get ‘power of king’ and he lead innocent ppl to die ‘ especially the mother of the child’. speaking the genom void or ‘king power’ does it mean shu can able to materialize a weapon out from anyone or what ? seeing that this episode he materialize weapon from the enemy. could someone explain this .. i kinda blurr here . thanks

  3. K_S_ Said,

    October 21, 2011 @ 8:12 pm

    Yes, using the Kings Power, he can materialize things from anyone he wants. But what will come out depends on the user and the one the weapon is drawn out of, which was explained in this episode as well.
    Which is why Gai cound never have been able to tell what Shu is to draw out of that random soldier, which makes him so badass, as Kurogane described

    @ “Is it just me or the preview videos on the #GuiltyCrown official HP have no sound at all?”

    By pressing “Pause” you can get the player to pause, and by pressing “No Sound” you can get the player to become mute, which in reverse means, that the “No Sound”-button has to be visible to have sound. In this case, it looks kinda strange that “No Sound” has to be shown to have sound…

  4. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    October 21, 2011 @ 8:48 pm

    Actually it was hinted Gai knew what was Daryl’s Void Weapon when he launched his plan. Makes me wonder if they’ve had…. deep relations before.

  5. NakkiNyan Said,

    October 21, 2011 @ 8:59 pm

    Like K_S wrote above, Shu does materialize the weapon but the host he pulls it from defines the outcome. He needed a prism weapon to reflect the lasers and so he pulled it from “Kaleidoscope”. It was all explained, you should watch the episode again.

  6. shinkirou Said,

    October 21, 2011 @ 10:23 pm

    ok thanks , i will try to watch other sub to understand it again . btw how gai know daryl is Kaleidoscope??

  7. R Said,

    October 22, 2011 @ 1:07 am

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t Geass also known as ‘the power of the kings’?

  8. shinkirou Said,

    October 22, 2011 @ 2:11 am

    @R
    yup that is right and both of this and code geass are the same written screen

  9. Dakkar Said,

    October 22, 2011 @ 4:30 am

    I wasn’t quick to judge this show based solely on the first episode, but with the second one out I must say I’m quite disappointed. In fact, it might be the type of show that irritate me the most – you look forward to the interesting setting and story, but it turns out to be a fanservice filled trainwreck.
    The show clearly caters to your average otaku with all the tits, asses, insert songs, mechas, random nobodies gaining supernatural powers complemented by some hot girls and so on. It would be tolerable if it was integrated well, but here service comes as a distraction interrupting the story more often than not. Seriously, watching how the blushing MC averts his eyes from Inori’s ass in the middle of the action scene for like ten seconds totally kills whatever tension they’ve managed to build up.
    And plot… Without going into details, if Gai wanted that genome for himself, why in the world has he left the ampule in MC’s hands after getting a hold of it? And considering how conveniently the bullet broke the ampule instead of adding a hole to MC in the first episode, that couldn’t have been a planned development either.
    Well, now that the things are back to school-service, the writers should have more ground under their feet. Sometimes I wonder if the high school was the only thing anime storywriters have ever experienced, though…

  10. pedobearmatt Said,

    October 22, 2011 @ 9:03 am

    This anime Rockman (Megaman) meets Code Geass.

    What made this anime interesting, it’s not Sunrise, Bones, Gainax, or even Kyo-ani before they went moe mode, but production IG.

    I wonder if the violence would appear in BD since those kid’s parents were killed and other more with some pink slowish effect.

    I love Inori, then she even starts to appear on the boy’s school as a transfer student since she’s useless without him.

  11. Chaos2Frozen Said,

    October 22, 2011 @ 10:40 am

    “And oh god Inori, stop saying things like that. It makes me feel oh-so-guilty.”

    I should have taped that.

  12. ewok40k Said,

    October 22, 2011 @ 2:50 pm

    8th show in a week to download… and i thought summer season was too packed… sigh

  13. Dakkar Said,

    October 22, 2011 @ 3:13 pm

    @Chaos2Frozen
    People who don’t watch Persona4 will think it’s Hagenai reference…

  14. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    October 22, 2011 @ 3:24 pm

    I watch Persona 4.

    And yes, I would’ve taped it.

  15. Azure Said,

    October 22, 2011 @ 4:24 pm

    I find it hard to take things seriously when they keep shifting the view to the girls’ asses or chests. “we’re having an awesome fight, people may die and oh, I forgot to mention Ayase has a nice ass.”
    Its like people having a serious conversation with a farting penguin beside them…

    I liked Inori’s ass better…

  16. Dude Said,

    October 22, 2011 @ 6:51 pm

    Getting typecast with those neko-mimi there, Ayana Taketatsu.

  17. ewok40k Said,

    October 23, 2011 @ 4:45 am

    I guess Guilty Pleasure fits better…

  18. AozuAkazu Said,

    October 24, 2011 @ 3:33 am

    This is still keeping its quality, which I’m liking a lot. Hopefully it keeps the standard for the through both cours.

    The main character annoys me a little but all in all a great episode. I think Inori is the reason why this show has Guilty in its name.

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