Guilty Crown 20

Guilty Crown

Well, we finally get to know what the entire Apocalypse Virus deal is and find out who was Ouma Kurosu. I’m surprised it nicely explained most of the stuff about the virus that was left unexplained and until it made me think that the writers just made it up without any planning at all. I guess I was somewhat wrong on that count then… still, this was really done too late in to the show.

It also revealed Gai’s impetus to start his own underground resistance group, although that needed some inferring to do so. Also glad to know that Mana and Shu are really siblings, and Haruka is their stepmom confirmed. Clears a lot of stuff up for the shippers!

In fact, I’d say this episode was actually going quite well… until it all ended and we came back to Jesus Shoe, trying to be saviour of all mankind by killing his sister. Two more episodes to go!

8 Comments

  1. FantomOmega Said,

    March 12, 2012 @ 12:24 am

    Odd, I always thought Ouma Kurosu to be some aloof intellectual, all I got was some Love Hina Seta knockoff? at least he was sort of likeable, well other than that I thought that the flashback had better pacing that the entire series till this point COMBINED.

    So all this shit started because of some sort of misplaced inferiority complex that just showed up out of nowhere?

    And Shu, oh GOD shu why is it every supporting character go out of their way to make you beyond handful of action scenes worthy of praise (that you did under your own will without being manipulated for that matter) and everything after have been Plot-armored out the ass! Shu would be better off as some nameless lab coat researcher who happened to have the key (genome) to the self-destruct device to the death-star (Luekocyte Mainframe) and the real hero (Gai) and his allies was trying to obtain it to save the day

    And WTF, 34 invasion attempts?! the last time I checked the words superpowers don’t need to send ships, jets with the exception of a few submarines with cruse missiles that far outnumber the 256 Luekocytes targeting capabilities to get the job done than to risk overwhelming loss of life plus expensive jets and ships be destroyed 34 freaking TIMES, and another thing how the hell did 256 Luekocytes ever get launched by GHQ and no one never noticed the actual launch to orbit couldn’t have been COMPLETELY cloaked, right?

    How did it become a good idea to give a organization over a quarantined country overwhelming access to military equipment and blatantly violate human rights with the UN actually backing them over a populace that beyond a riot here and there was not much a threat in the first place

    And another thing Gulity Crown writers, why did you give your main (buttmonkey) character such a name as Shu? sure you excuse in this episode my seem plausible but now every time i put on my sneakers,boots etc i glare at them in disdain and trust me, my footwear deserve far better than having a sulking weak-willed idiot named after them.

  2. Da5id Said,

    March 12, 2012 @ 7:30 am

    So ShuXInori is officially incest, but we still don’t have any backstory for Inori.

    Also, here’s my take on Shu and Inori’s character arcs:

    Shu:
    Shinji 1-15
    Hitler 16-17
    1945 Hitler 18
    Jesus 19-22

    Inori:
    Rei 1-17
    Mary Jane from Spiderman 18-22

  3. Azure Said,

    March 12, 2012 @ 11:44 am

    Whats the deal with the eyebrows guy from Daath (or something)… He looks the same…

  4. thatredsky Said,

    March 12, 2012 @ 1:06 pm

    @FantomOmega You do know that the origin behind Shu’s name is explained in this episode, right? :/

  5. xyzdragon Said,

    March 13, 2012 @ 12:39 am

    @Da5id:
    I thought Inori isn’t Shu’s sister. She is only a container genetically engineered to fit Manas soul. But nevertheless, she is not his sister. Except if they used Mana’s DNA, but then she – how do I call it – is at least practically not Shu’s Sister, she is a completely stranger who just happened to have the same DNA as Mana. Nevertheless, no Incest. I hate Shu. Loved the Dictator shoe the most.

  6. Da5id Said,

    March 13, 2012 @ 8:56 am

    I’m speaking in a strictly biological/genetic sense, which is all that is needed to make a relationship squick worthy or not. If we’re going by what their relationship is as people, you could contrast that to how Shu and Haruka acted like mother and son despite not being related. That’s the opposite of how Shu and Inori act like potential love interests despite being genetically related, whether she’s a clone or not.

    The former is heartwarming, the latter is gross and can lead to mentally defect children, due to similar DNA.

  7. Shiggy Said,

    March 13, 2012 @ 9:56 am

    The only thing worthwhile from this whole train wreak was the music. That and having Inori say “shoe” non-stop a few episodes was pretty hilarious.

    Shoe died for our sins….

  8. jingoi Said,

    March 13, 2012 @ 5:28 pm

    Lucky I didn’t stick with this train wreck, couldn’t get past ep 2, just read reviews. Haruka’s not Shoe’s mum? Would have known earlier if I actually watched this crap.

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