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SynopsisThe story takes place in Tokyo in 2039, after the outbreak of the "Apocalypse Virus" during what became known as the "Lost Christmas" of 2029. Since then, Japan has been under the control of the multinational organization called GHQ.
Ouma Shu is a 17-year-old boy who mistakenly obtains a rare and great power. He can use this power, "The Right Hand of the King," to extract "voids," or tools/weapons that are the manifestations of peoples' hearts.
He has been rather shy since a childhood tragedy, but both his personality and life change forever when he meets a girl named Yuzuriha Inori, a member of the rebel group called "the Undertakers," whose members seek the restoration of self-government in Japan via the ousting of GHQ.
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Characters & Voice Actors
Opening Theme#1: "Euterpe" by EGOIST; produced by supercell; performed by Chelly (ep 1)
#2: "My Dearest" by supercell; performed by Koeda (eps 2-12)
#3: "The Everlasting Guilty Crown" by EGOIST; produced by supercell; performed by Chelly (eps 13-22)
Ending Theme#1: "Departures ~Anata ni Okuru Ai no Uta~ (Departures ~あなたにおくるアイの歌~)" by EGOIST; produced by supercell; performed by Chelly (eps 1-12, 22)
#2: "Kokuhaku (告白)" by supercell; performed by Koeda (eps 13-21)
Guilty Crown feels so typical with the usual protagonist, light romance, expose, and mecha battles. The main superpower of the story, King's Power or Guilty Crown, is introduced in such a haste that it's hard to grasp anything about it.
Music is excellent. Far above the level of any other anime of this type and time. Seriously. The insert song Euterpe is mind blowing.
It almost becomes a classy drama when you feel like both sides of the story are equally correct. In the initial episodes, you would think both sides could be believed to be good. But that soon changes, obviously. It's not an intense story to have such a dramatic plot.
Everything's futuristic but security cameras are old-fashioned. They have to move to cover the entire area and that lets Funeral Parlor sneak up. Seriously?
Story is not clear. The screenplay looks confusing. Sometimes you won't know some tricks and witty twists of the story until they're fully exposed, which is a bummer. Due to this weak screenplay, the story loses a lot of its charisma.
As the story nears its end you can finally see how well scripted the whole story is. It becomes fast-paced, interesting, and a bit technical. The drama is very captivating. Let's draw some comparisons. I would say it's far below Death Note, but somewhat close to Steins;Gate.
Be ready for the usual tremendous increase of energy in the protagonist at times of loss or sorrow. Be ready for the usual "changing" of the protagonist into something else because of some loss or sorrow. Be ready for the usual side-characters-trying-to-get-the-protagonist-back-on-the-righteous-path-melodrama, a path he took because of some loss or sorrow. Oh you guessed that one.
In fact, be ready for anything you'd expect in a mecha shonen. Romance, betrayal, loss, vengeance, superpower bursts, friends, and some other things I cannot mention because that would be spoilers.
That said, Guilty Crown might look like a boring anime. But it's surprisingly not. Good to have some quality time. For me, well I almost dropped the anime twice even when I wasn't watching anything else but both the times I picked up it was pretty interesting to do so. I almost missed the anime.
Post episode 16, things become truly electrifying and intense. Add some mind blowing mecha action in that.
With the side arcs, one thing I figured out that the creators have tried to add a feeling of Death Note. Those moments when the arch cool rival type finally sees the power in action (L seeing Death Note in action -- wait did L see it in action? But well he knew at least), another cool rival type (Yu) is made to look like N. There are more similarities. And yes, in case you're wondering, almost everyone in the anime looks like a badass cool rival type at one point or the other -- even the protagonist. This is Cool Rival Types Crown for you. Yes I think I can really do honest anime trailers. read more
One of my main issues with dystopian/sci fi anime is usually the fact that the fate of the world lies in a group of teenagers. Which is kind of why I wasn't expecting anything much from guilty crown to begin with. To be honest, the storyline was pretty shitty, but throw in some good art, gorgeous soundtracks, interesting characters and you got me.
Story | 6/10
The story starts off extremely vague, especially the 1st episode is so chaotic and confusing that it was hard to finish the full 23 minutes. The entire first half was extremely slow and did not explain anything, which almost made me stop watching because I have the attention span of a puppy. The only thing that really kept me watching were the characters, expecially the supporting cast. After the first 11 episodes the plot finally developes into something decent and questions get answers.
Art | 7/10
The animation is nice and fluid, and the colours are gorgeous which was expected since some of my favourite production companies worked on it. The character design was nothing special, kind of plain. And I got really irritated by the fanservice, even though it wasn't half as bad as most anime I've seen. Just something feels disrespectful when you have a strong female character with a touching background story that wears a thin latex suit for no other reason than to be able to animate jiggly boobs. In what scenario would it be helpful to wear a thin latex suit on the battlefield?
Sound | 9/10
The soundtrack is gorgeous, there is this one particular moment in the last episode where you have euterpe silence but kind of distorted and it gave me goosebumps. The first opening was my favourite though I loved both opening just like the endings. The voice acting was really good in my opinion and was really happy to see Kaji Yuuki did Shu's voice since he's one of my favourite voice actors and worked on some of my favourite shows.
Character | 7/10
My main problem with the show is probably Inori, I know some are huge Inori fans but I just can't get myself to like her. It seems like her only purpose in the entire show is to be Shu's love interest. And who the hell thought it was a good idea to have a famous idol become part of the undertakers, that's honestly one the stupidest things in this entire series. Almost the entire show she comes across as this fragile girl who must always be protected but at the most convenient of times she suddenly turns out to be extremely strong. I had no idea what her purpose was, she could've been replaced with every other female in this show in my opinion.
Then we have Shu, the good guy. That's it, he's just a good guy, that's his only personality trait. Your standard protagonist who faces hardships and takes on everyone else's burdens to eventually stay the exact same good guy he was in the beginning.
My favourite characters were the huge cast of side characters like Ayase, Gai, Daryl and Haruka who all seemed to have personality, flaws and motivations. They were what made the show highly enjoyable, and they got surprisingly quite a bit of screentime.
Enjoyment | 7/10
Despite all of its flaws I was able to enjoy Guilty Crown quite a bit. The first half was a tad hard to get through and almost got to the point of forcing myself to watch another episode, but it payed off. I'm more likely to re-listen the soundtrack than to re-watch the show, which can be both a good and a negative thing. I've seen many comments complaining about the enitre show being a complete code geass rip off, which is undeniably true. But personally I don't have any problems looking past that and enjoy the series without comparing it to to others of its genre. read more
I just don’t get something and that is why in anime teenagers are always thrown in such political and life threatening situations involving some fantasy/sci-fi elements. Not to mention, where the fate of the world ends up in the hands of a teenage boy!
Guilty Crown, is obviously cut from the same cloth as those types of anime, but it has something extra that makes it I don’t know different in a sense. And I will elaborate more on that in today’s review.
Guilty Crown is an action, drama, sci-fi anime by Production IG released in the October of 2011. The story takes place in Tokyo in 2039, after the outbreak of the "Apocalypse Virus" during what became known as the "Lost Christmas" of 2029. Since then, Japan has been under the control of the multinational organization called GHQ.
Shu Ouma is a 17-year-old boy who mistakenly obtains a rare and great power, from a beautiful girl named Inori. He can use this power, "The Right Hand of the King," to extract tools/weapons that are the manifestations of peoples' hearts known as voids.
He then joins this group rebelling against the actions of the GHQ known as Funeral Party, and must aid them in their missions with the use of his new found power. The show then follows Shu’s journey and also his relationship with Inori.
Just from hearing me talk about the plot of Guilty Crown, you know that this is nothing original. If you have watched anime as long as me or watch a lot of action oriented shows you know that we have heard this kind of story many times. And after watching this show, Guilty Crown is more or less what I expected it to be.
But, Guilty Crown however doesn’t try too hard to be like those other shows. It has those same components as them but is not a carbon copy of it.The things that will keep you highly entertained are the action scenes, the problems the characters deal with and all the big reveals that will lead up to the finale.
I must point out that Guilty Crown had a horrible first episode because it failed at telling and showing what exactly what the anime is about and also introducing the characters. For twenty minutes, you scratch your head wondering why all of this is happening in the first place but by the second or third episode you will end up getting the gist of Guilty Crown. After, which the plot progresses really well and keeps you guessing what is going to be the final outcome.
The show also talks about this theme very subtlety and that is ‘With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility’. Guilty Crown, does not however necessarily emphasize or deal with how power can corrupt a person like Death Note. No, no, no it talks about how power can be dangerous and how it could come harm to you and the people around you also. It could also lead to people either fearing, worshipping or even loathing you.
Since, we are on the topic of power I must admit I really like what Shu’s power is, which happens to be extracting weapons out of people . It’s kind of like how people turn into weapons like in Soul Eater, but I like this concept too. In fact, his unique power is what makes Guilty Crown a whole better. But, the problem is that they never go into detail in how it really works. I know, that you can’t really explain why someone can fly or lift heavy objects but they should have explored a bit on the mechanism of his power- whether it had some relation to true or false facts.
Along the way, you will notice that certain things are also not explained well, making the plot a little confusing for people to understand. I mean, in a show I don’t like it when complicated facts are thrown in my face expecting me to understand them. Even, if Guilty Crown didn’t include a plethora of them they should have taken a bit more time to go through them.
For the most part the show doesn’t like going in depth of what’s happening, and relies on action to entice viewers. And sometimes, that is just enough to keep you entertained. Also to keep you heavily interested are the great story arcs that revolve on the aftermath of the Lost Christmas, and how it affected so many peoples’ lives. That is something I truly liked about Guilty Crown, because instead of trying to make us feel bad for Shu they also tried to tear our hearts apart by showing some supporting characters’ backstories and how their life ended up being thanks to Lost Christmas.
I guess, the thing that kills this show’s credibility is its main leads. It’s strange how I prefer the slew of supporting characters over the two main leads because I feel like they have been fleshed out more, not to mention given more personality making them more relatable and also those are the people you actually end do up feeling sorry for like I mentioned earlier. Well, actually truth be told not all the supporting characters were like that *cough cough Arisa* because many of them were shoved in despite having no real relevance to the story.
Shu starts of being yet another bland protagonist whose actions can be sometimes cringy to watch because of how idiotic they are at times. It bugs me how Shu can flawlessly kick ass in any given situation at the start, hence the tension in the action scenes just cease to exist- because you're sitting there thinking that ‘Pfftt… he will chuck that motherfucker good!’.
However, despite the fact Shu is introduced and portrayed as this whiny little twat for the first half, as the show progresses he ends up being a decent protagonist that I actually began somewhat began caring for. Sure, he didn’t end up being as cool as one would hope to be but I am glad they made sure he didn’t end up being a total Shinji.
His love interest Inori, is the character that I am the most disappointed in as she fails at being even half as interesting as Shu- which says something. I am not gonna lie, but out of all the deres Kuudere is like my absolute fave, but despite that I could never get attached to her character or even comprehend why she was even the main lead. The only thing that compensates for her very existence in the show is the events related to her that lead up to Lost Christmas. I get Inori is a very attractive girl and I know fans of her might crucify me for saying this but she is just fan service bait for the most part to attract viewers. Now, please don’t kill me! Let me remind you, I love her backstory.
Other supporting characters that I enjoyed watching on screen was Gai, Tsugumi and Ayase and I would have liked Guilty Crown more if they were the main focus rather than Shu and Inori. I swear I will never understand why they didn’t choose the cute hacker girl with cat ears of the badass chick in a wheelchair to be the main female lead. Just like the ending of Neon Genesis Evangelion, I just don’t get it!
In order for a show to be truly memorable and popular, it must stand out in two parts and they are the sound and animation. And boy, does Guilty Crown do more than just stand out regarding those two. The animation was done by Production IG, and they provided the meat for all the thrill and excitement by beautifully crafting out the setting and look of the world of Guilty Crown. In an action anime, it is mandatory for the action scenes to be good and if it wasn’t for how they executed them, then Guilty Crown wouldn’t even be half as good.
The animation especially is noteworthy when Shu demonstrates his powers, in the show and also in the second opening. Even though, the quality is a bit inconsistent it manages to impress during the impactful and memorable moments of the show. In fact, I still remember how the animation literally shined during the last few minutes of EP7. Like that was something good alright!
Now, the music of this show is something I am itching to talk about because I believe that this was hands down the best part of this anime. When listening to the pieces, I feel like they have sucked me into the world of Guilty Crown and gets me into the mood. It’s like they help me empathize with all the characters’ shitty situations. In fact, the music is like a knob where it make me feel sad one moment, and pumped up the next. I would especially like to talk about the song Eutrepe that Inori sings that never failed to give me goosebumps. In fact, Inori singing that song is one of the rare things I actually liked about her. It’s haunting and melancholy tone always helped me understand Inori’s character better.
It is a bit uncommon where I would always end up loving both the openings and this has not be the case since I watched Soul Eater. But, truth be told both the openings of Guilty Crown were just breathtaking and added more value and importance to the anime.
The first opening sounds like Shakira trying to sing in Japanese, which is not a bad thing at all mind you! The second OP on the other hand pumps me up for the show and I never ever skipped it, and I never got tired of watching it and listening to the upbeat song. So, both the Ops were great and now I get why there are countless covers of them on Youtube. Also, shoutout to Amanda Lee for all those amazing covers. Wouldn’t have checked out Guilty Crown if it weren’t for your beautiful covers.
Now, one of the main issues I have with this show is that the unconvincing and forced romance between Shu and Inori. It never made sense why Shu loved Inori so much in the first place and vice versa. It has nothing to do with Inori specifically, but I just don’t get why you would like someone so much who you hardly even know and risk so much for that individual. And please, don’t try to convince me with all that ‘Love at first sight’ crap.
Yes, the importance of their relationship is given more depth as the show progresses but I just didn’t see the point in making it into a romantic one. I believe it was done so that Shu would have some reason to help out Funeral Parlour, but if that’s just it then its fucking disappointing man. Also, I would like to apologize to fans of Shunori for what I just said, but goddamn it I love the ship name Shunori so much.I just love saying Shunori.
Now, as far as I remember Guilty Crown is despised for one thing specifically other than being labelled as a Code Geass rip off and that is its ending. But, truth be told I personally liked the ending, despite the fact it had somewhat of a predictable conclusion. They managed to wrap everything up. But, depending on how you feel about certain characters, it will also affect your opinion of the ending. I wish they would have showed us more about the lives of the characters after the ending a bit more, hence that’s why it felt a bit rushed. Instead of 22, the show would have benefited more with 26.
Guilty Crown , if anything, is a show that will help you fill the void *no pun intended* for stuff like Code Geass, Neon Genesis Evangelion, etc and is something you should watch if you are looking for some action or you want a friend or a relative to get into anime. It’s hence not as bad as some people say it is, and so I will award this anime with a 7 and say that is worth the watch. It is a binge worthy series that I ended up liking more than I expected to.
Many people are aware of the financial problems faced by the anime industry, and one of the methods that studios have adopted over recent years to try to shore up their crumbling foundations is to adapt popular manga, games, and more recently, Western comics. This approach has become a tried and tested moneymaking endeavour for the majority of studios, but in many cases this is simply due the fact that the source material caters to the lowest common denominator - which usually means fanservice. Unfortunately, the relative success of these shows have allowed them to become the norm rather than the exception, and with that comes a number of problems.
The sad fact is that while it's okay to find inspiration from other sources, the industry has become so used to the adaptation that studios and writers find it difficult to produce work that could be considered "original". Instead, what passes for a unique story tends to be nothing more than a collection of concepts and ideas from other tales that are thrown together in the vain hope that people will rush to buy the end product because ... well, because someone tells them to.
But rather than dwelling on such things, let's take a look at Guilty Crown.
Set in Tokyo in the year 2039, a decade has passed since a mysterious outbreak known as the "Apocalypse Virus" killed thousands of people and brought Japan to its knees - a disaster that would later be called "Lost Christmas". Since that time Japan has lost its independence, and has become a martial state governed by an international organisation known as GHQ. The story opens with a pink-haired girl and a small robot escaping from a futuristic-looking facility, but security forces injure and corner her until she falls off a bridge. The next morning is just like any other day for highschool student Ouma Shu, an awkward young man who is a fan of the pop-group Egoist, whose lead singer just happens to be a waif-like girl with pink hair.
And then everything gets ... weird.
Guilty Crown is a bit of an odd duck as it attempts to blend several disparate themes, but doesn't quite manage to finish the job. The plot has clearly been influenced by several popular franchises - which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but the execution is where the writers have let themselves down. The narrative is often disjointed, and many events in the storyline appear to have no logic behind them other than to put Shu through an emotional wringer. In addition to this, the writers appear to have taken a rather nonchalant approach to reasoning and rationale, one example of which is how GHQ's repeated massacres are never covered by any sort of media outlet. This seemingly lackadaisical attitude is apparent in several areas of the plot - which is littered with "coincidences" - and these cause the narrative to have a mechanical feeling. In many ways it's almost as if the story was nothing more than a collection of bits that would apparently appeal to the largest number of people.
Aside from the inclusion of numerous well-known aspects that have clearly been transplanted from other popular stories and the "plot-by-numbers" approach, Guilty Crown also suffers from the rather obvious idea that most adults are evil and only kids are able to save the world. That said, the series does have some good points, in particular the way it attempts to recreate a situation similar to that found in "Lord of the Flies" by putting all of the students in one place and imposing self-rule. There are other, similarly dark influences that add a veneer of maturity to proceedings, but sadly these aren't enough to support the inherent weaknesses in the narrative - the main one being the decision to make yet another school-based anime.
In terms of production quality, Guilty Crown is arguably up there with some of the better shows of recent years, but the sometimes stunning visuals and effects are tempered by a few issues that may initially appear to minor, but in actuality are representative of the mentality of the show's creators. It's obvious that a great deal of thought has gone into the background artwork and set designs, but the same isn't true of the characters. For the most part they look good, but the decision to feature highschool students places an immediate limitation that becomes obvious when one considers the variety of features and body shapes found amongst the adults.
The problem lies in the fact that the design of the younger roles includes an element of stereotype in order to impart a degree of familiarity - thereby making the show more accessible to people. It's an old marketing trick that has become a staple of the anime industry over the years, and while Guilty Crown has tried to be a little bit more subtle than most in its usage, one does have to question the logic behind Tsugumi. A cat-eared tsundere loli wearing what is effectively a plug suit (and a maid costume later on), only serves to highlight the thought processes of the show's creators.
Thankfully Production I.G. maintain their standards when it comes to the animation, and the series is littered with flowing, well choreographed action scenes. The characters are well-balanced in their movements, and a degree of care has been taken with those that are injured, disabled, or suffer from an affliction.
Like many anime that run for over twenty episodes, Guilty Crown features two opening and ending sequences - each with an original track written by Supercell. The first OP is a rather dizzying blend of effects, character montages and action scenes while the song "My Dearest" - a suitably fast paced and dramatic pop song performed by Koeda - sets the tone for the series. "The Everlasting Guilty Crown" performed by the fictional band Egoist is the track of choice for the second opening sequence, but while the artwork and design ethic have clearly shifted to promote a bittersweet atmosphere, the actual content is much the same as that of the first OP. Egoist also perform the melancholy ballad "Departures ~Anata ni Okuru Ai no Uta~" for the first ending sequence, which features Ouma Shu and Yuzuriha Inori walking away from each other against a backdrop of character art and effects. The second ED contains a mixture of video footage of landscape speeding by, scenes from the series and a few still images of the school environs that are "projected" onto a screen behind Inori and Shu as they decide to run - all while Koeda performs the rather upbeat rock song "Kokuhaku"
Which brings up one small issue.
Although it's true that some thought has gone into the composition of the opening sequences and that they are very well choreographed, both also feature overt plot spoilers. Now this does happen in other anime, but in general there are efforts to avoid such things occurring - which doesn't appear to be the case with Guilty Crown.
Aside from that minor niggle, the high production standards are also reflected in the quality of the music and audio effects. Sawano Hiroyuki has taken care to ensure that the background pieces are varied and suitably dramatic where necessary. The wide range of sounds and noises are clear and distinct, and the audio/visual choreography shows just how much effort has been made to produce a show that looks and sounds great.
Unfortunately the same can't be said of the actual dialogue.
Now while it's true that Guilty Crown features a range of characters and personality types, for some reason the decision was made to revert to old anime stereotypes and then write justifications into the storyline. The script is littered with monologues, diatribes, conversations and arguments that would grace any show where the "hero" has to lead his people to salvation whilst fighting against the enemy and his inner demons, forming a pseudo-harem along the way, and showing the world just how much of a tragic-yet-heroic figure he is. Thankfully the actors are more than capable, but no matter how good their skills are, prosaic and formulaic dialogue will always be just that.
As for the characters themselves, Ouma Shu is the kind of leading man who can be found in a number of other titles - quiet, reserved, doesn't have many friends, and a bit of a loser - and therein lies the problem. The writers have taken great pains to try to show him as a "human" more than anything else, but in their efforts to promote Shu as the tragic hero, they've ignored one of the most basic rules of characterisation.
In other words, Shu has no personality whatsoever - even at the end of the series when all his "suffering" is over.
It's this apparent inability to develop the characters in any meaningful way that makes them appear as nothing more than inane, and the lack of any real growth means that everyone pretty much ends the series having learned very little (aside from maybe Daryl). In addition to this there's an element of ridiculousness to the choice of characters, the prime example being Yuzuriha Inori (although Tsugumi does come a close second). One has to wonder what chemically induced delusion could have persuaded the show's creators that having the lead singer of a hugely popular band stealing from the enemy in the opening scenes while wearing her stage outfit was a good idea.
Apparently students can recognise her even though she's wearing a school uniform, but soldiers and officers of the military forces controlling Japan have no idea who she is since pink-haired girls wearing fluttery costumes are a dime a dozen in Japan.
Guilty Crown is one of those anime that can only truly be enjoyed if you have never watched any of the titles that it takes its inspirations from - and that becomes a problem if one has watched, and enjoyed, most of them. The main issue is that there are several character types and plot elements that are better used in their original anime, so their inclusion here makes them stand out in less than flattering ways.
The real problem with Guilty Crown though, is the element of arrogance that is prevalent throughout the series, and this comes solely from the show's creators. The basic premise of Guilty Crown is perfectly fine, but everyone from the director and series composers to the producers have assumed that the "anime-by-numbers" approach that they have so clearly used here is enough to make a hit franchise. There appears to have been a major assumption that the audience will swallow the whole thing without automatically referencing other shows that they may have watched, and that's where everything begins to fall apart.
Storytelling is, after all, an art form, and a good writer can captivate their audience without overtly referencing where there inspiration came from. Unfortunately the folks behind Guilty Crown appear to have forgotten this simple fact, and it leaves one with the sad realisation that this anime had the potential to be so much more than it is. read more
It's hard not to see Guilty Crown as something of a Code Geass rip-off when they're similar to the extent the main character receives "the power of the king" from a mysterious female, before involving himself in a Japanese rebellion against foreigners discriminating against the Japanese. There are even robots on roller-skates in it!
So far, what keeps the two as separate entities is the respective leads. In Code Geass Lelouch starts the rebellion himself and is driven by both hatred and the desire to protect his disabled little sister. In Guilty Crown the lead is (mod edit) a bit emotionally unstable and gets himself pulled into the rebellion of another man.
If the school-mecha warfare blend continues as the series progresses, those linking the two will only increase in number. It's a good thing Guilty Crown has outstanding visuals and music, as well as fast-pacing--people would look down on it otherwise.
Dictator evil government with gaint robots on roller blades, 17 year old gain they "power of the king" by a mysterious girl, Rebellion against the government. Then later one we got an incident which is exactly like the incident of code geass Season 2.
Both series are about a teenage boy who receives/gains access to a great power thanks to a mysterious girl and uses it to become politically subversive and wage war against a destructively repressive and controlling government. If you like the core elements of one, they can be found pretty much intact in the other.
When a power undeserved by humans find its path to a user, it's imperative that it is used for a good cause regardless on how difficult it is to achieve that noble goal. The saying 'With Great Power, Comes Great Responsibility' comes into play. The bearer of such immense power must shoulder the boundless weight of responsibility and be prepared to accept whatever sacrifices this sorrow path may bring till the very end. The main characters of both series were given an ability unimaginable on the surface by an unknown female whose intention is not known and they are bounded to face any challenges along the way to fulfill their respective ambitions.
'Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch' parades on the suffering of the people when one country loses to another. The main character founds himself constricted in between as he hold both countries dear to him and is prepare to sacrifice even his own family to ensure a peaceful resolution is reached. Knowing what he always wanted to accomplish and being the sole mastermind behind all the calamities that followed, he takes the path of a dark knight and influence both nations from within whether it's through honesty and trust, or lies and deceit. Unknowingly to him, a dark secret lies hoping to be discovered and he may not be the only one to possess such a gift.
'Guilty Crown' puts the center of attention to a naive main character who is drawn into a battle written by fate. Unlike 'Code Geass', the main character is sitting as a secondary and would only begin to take responsibility when he witnessed the people close to him perishing away. Not having a clear downright goal, he fights solely to protect the ones he loved and is willing to pay the ultimate price for his actions even against other bearers who like him, possesses the same ability which would put them on a higher level closer to god but would love nothing more than to see despair and destruction. Storywise, it may not be as enticing as 'Code Geass' but its top notch animations and music makes it worthy of attention.
Well, lets look at the plot first shall we. Post apocalyptic world where Japan is not an independent nation. Normal teenage boy receives strange powers from mysterious girl. Yup. Sounds similar so far. Next, lets take a look at character comparison. And really think about it before you complain, ooh that character is nothing like that.
Lelouch= Both Shu & Gai
Suzaku= Both Gai & Yahiro
Rolo= Souta & Gai
Black Knights= Funeral Parlor
Yeah. Pretty much says it all when you really think about it.
They both have mecha, fights and a few people with special abilities. Guilty Crown feels like a combination of Evangelion and Code Geass.
Indeed when i first watched Guilty Crown it was feeling like the same atmosphere which used to have Code Geass.
Now let me explain:
- both stories start in this future age in a post-apocalyptic-war scenery, face the government as villain, have discriminated people (Eleven/Infected), and as well have a rebellion lead by the main characters (Black Knights/Undertakers)
- both series evolve around a main character, the usual teenager student, which casually gain a special power from a quiet and mysterious girl.
- both anime have similar mechas
- and last, both have an amazing art style and great character design ♥
Of course i do recommend both definitely!
both are talking about the war in japan and it takes place in the future
also there are mecha in both of them
Both of these series involve Japan in some way facing an army that has mech suits and an endless supply of manpower. There is one person who is able to rise up with power in the realm of Code Geass it's Lelouch and in the Guilty Crown series it's Shu. As the story progresses they both take you on a roller coaster ride of character development. Code Geass mainly dealt with class struggle while Guilty Crown deals with a virus. It's interesting to see how Guilty Crown will play out in the end though.
Change Britannia Anthem to UN anthem, or whoever send there troops, and you got yourself Guilty Crown, pretty much the same setting in different wrapping.
Guilty Crown and Code Geass are both written by Hiroyuki Yoshino and Ichiro Okouchi. As such, it is expected that there will be some similarities between them.
- Both feature a 17-year-old male protagonist that meets a mysterious girl who gives him a supernatural power.
- Both take place in a futuristic setting where Japan is under the control of a superpower/organization.
- Both have a resistance group that fights against the superpower/organization.
- The main character joins the resistance group in both.
- The resistance group and superpower/organization use mecha to fight in both.
both are school based action to overthrow a evil regime code geass is done right guilty crown isnt
-male protagonist get his power from a girl
These shows are very similiar, both include mecha and a mysterious girl that give supernatural power. Both take place in Japan during a futuristic war, and both protagonists are 17.
the story is similar because it's abouth war,friends, and betrayal and the have supernatural power called king
The main protagonists are obsessed ove something as they eventually become berserk.
Dystopian future Japan, rollerskating mecha, main character joins the resistance, innocent Japanese citizens are frequently massacred by the rulers, occasional school scenes to lighten the mood.
Both Anime's have the Rebels fighting against the goverment ... both anime's have a strange girl ... both anime's are great mecha Battle anime's !
There are many other similarities but I can't say much without spoiling the anime. Similarities include:
- Taking place in a futuristic time period where Japan is under some other sort of governmental power
- A high schooler who gets caught in a terrorist attack
- Before facing death, the protagonist is given a sort of power which is given by a mysterious woman
- The woman becomes a freeloader
- The use of mechas
The protagonists both have a special power referred to as "the power of the kings". In both, mysterious girls gave them this power. Before this power, they had both been outsiders wishing they could change the world, but finding no way to do it. After this power it seems that there is no going back. Both girls end up staying with the protagonist at their school.
Both protagonists suddenly acquire powers to change the world.
Both are like Mecha shows, As what you've seen, Both of the anime has Action, Drama, Mecha, Supernatural and I think? School? Well yes, In my opinion, This, Both of them have unique characters, Cool, As what you see on them, They are like, Popular animes, Like trending? I think, Lol. But It's really good, That's why I recommend this, If you really either one of this, You should better start watching Guilty Crown/Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch!
You can also see here that the main protagonist? Oh should we call it like that? No, Maybe I think Main "Character" do some sort of rebellion thingy, But a little bit different from Hangyaku No Lelouch since he's the one who manages or whatever the rebellion while Guilty Crown, Is just a part of the rebellion one not like in Hangyaku No Lelouch.
Have the same kind of base history, a normal guy who have some unbelievable encounter that changes the entire route of his life, and give's him the power to change others as well.
They are both very similar. Both are mecha and both main character receives "the power of the king" from a mysterious female.
It's good but it feels just like a copy off because there's a boy who is tried of being pushed around and do nothing and is granted the power to stop an evil dictatorship from running the nation. But it's still good none the less
This is an obvious one. Both series involve a rebellion with mecha and action. The only difference is in Code Geass, the protagonist himself leads the rebellion while the protagonist in Guilty Crown is just a part of the rebellion led by someone else.
The Only Differences between Code Geass and Guilty Crown are:
Guilty Crown: You've been given the Power of the Kings. You can now do by your lone self what a thousand men could never hope to accomplish. Also, here's your hot magic girl.
Shuu: Ah, um, ow... *sob* I miss my boring, ordinary life.
Code Geass: You've been given the Power of the Kings. You can now do by your lone self what a thousand men could never hope to accomplish. Also, here's your hot magic girl.
Lelouch: Oh? Then please bear with me as I CONQUER THE WORLD. All those who wronged me, yes, they shall pay.
"We don't see the show's resemblance" my ass, Guilty Crown producers. Both anime were more or less from the same development team, and are virtually identical. However, whereas Code Geass was met with brilliant reception for its masterful plot, characters, and enjoyability, Guilty Crown was definite flop in these areas (I was skeptical about the reviews at first - how could the same team who made Code Geass fail at an anime with similar themes? Unfortunately, most of the show's reviews were entirely justified).
+ Mecha action (although the mechas in GC felt more gimicky and not as highly featured as in Code Geass)
+ Similar environment: a pseudo-apocalyptic universe
+ Great music in both anime
+ Fantastic art in both series. Guilty Crown has one of the best art directions I've seen so far, whereas each setting is a masterpiece
+ "The power of Kings": each protagonist was given a world-changing special power at the beginning of the show, which shared the same name
+ Drama w/ a touch of lighthearted comedy
- Whereas Lelouch was one of my favourite characters in anime, the protagonist of Guilty Crown is just poorly written, chauvinistic, and a whiny little "let other people fight your battles" bi***. Seriously. One of the worst characters in anime history atm, and I'm praying for some development or an overhaul
- Fan service is included in both of them. In Code Geass it was subtle and actually pleasant/unnoticeable, but Guilty Crown was truly in your face about it. Bouncing boobs every time a girl is injured? Butts hitting a computer screen to input a command? Awfully cheesy sexual innuendos and implementations? Definitely needs to be toned down twenty notches
- No one and nothing in Guilty Crown has a motivation/raison d'étre. What's the main character's purpose except wanting to get into the female protagonist's pants again?
Sorry if I got too review-y there. TL;DR am I right? Sorry but I felt as if I had to warn you about GC's deceptive appearance after its comparison with Geass.
CG and GC; initials reversed. Coincidence? I think not! If you enjoyed Guilty Crown, you will go head over heels for Code Geass. I can't say for sure that the reverse is true though (Guilty Crown currently is about a 6.5/10 for me whereas Geass had a perfect score)... On the flip side, I'm writing this recommendation only 13/24 episodes into the first season of Guilty Crown, so it still has a shot at redemption! I'm rootin' for you GC...
Robot battle,a man that change the world , terrorist ...
Both protagonist met a mysterious girl who give them power of the king and both of them are resistance fighting the government suppression and tyranny both settings is like a ghetto parts of Japan.when the series progresses both anime begun to realize they're fighting to much bigger threat a threat that they're fighting to people who wants to change the world for themselves... well the difference is that.. Guilty Crown has a FAG!!! and Cowardly King(Shou) and Code Geass has a manly genius king(Lelouch)
While I was watching Guilty Crown, Code Geass came to my toughts many times, they are very simmilar yet different :P
Nothing mucho to say, both of them are just epic.
The male protagonists receives a strong, dominating power from mysterious females who are hunted by the government. Then, the male leads end up fighting against their oppressive governments. There are also much mecha action in both series.
What we need is a divided nation, a mysterious girl, a rebellion, a male who wants to change the world and some super powers. With these few elements we can create both Code Geass and Guilty Crown. The main story in these two anime is very similar: A boy meets a mysterious girl who gives him super powers and both of them join (or already have joined) a rebellion fighting against 'the system'. Add some fighting 'robots', guns and enough action to leave you wondering what will happen next and you have two very interesting anime. Enjoy!
Both are school mecha anime, and both are about a rebellion against foreign tyrants , and both main protagonists get a power from a girl
There is a main character playing "the Messiah" for the sake of world; a lot of robots, revenge, lies, hate, love; the world in danger and many many dying people.
I can't choose what's better.
Both have a story placed in an overuled Japan (by different reasons), a protagonist with a rare power and a few of his enemies which have them so, these rare powers the protagonist stands his ground depend on other people, both involve a force of resistance (Guilty Crown) or rebellion (Code Geass) against the established order, and either one of them makes use of mechas. This are pretty much their alike points. I recommend you to find the differences (that are quite some) by yourself as you enjoy the anime.
Power of the kings.
Both are Real-Robot shows.
(It is lesser in comparison to Code Geass but I suggest everyone to see it through to the end.)
Almost uniquely similar Main Character gets his power's from an female character.
HE act's like an king also The Power is related to Absolute Obedience.
I highly Recommend this.
Both have a main character that receives power called "the power of the King" from a mysterious girl.
They both are to do with rebellions against the government and terrorists.
Both have robot/mobile-suits that fight.
-Both protagonist have similar powers
-Involves mysterious Girl
-Organization / Resistance Group
both main characters are normal guys who receive a mysterious power referred to as "king's power". they both use it to lead a revolution and determine their destiny.
Future, Big robots, a rebellion and a mysterious power.
Both protagonist are rebelling against a corrupt Japanese government. Both the main characters lelouche and shu ouma develop as the anime goes on.
-The hero meet a girl that gives him power
Great plots, cool characters, some awesome OST's in both, and overall just entertainment at its finest. Some people are, however, a bit skeptical with the ending to Guilty Crown, but I liked it! It could have been better, but I still liked it
It has Mecha, rebellions, and supernatural powers. Beautifully well made and stunning in its excitement. If you watch it, you will NEVER regret watching this.
First of all it is Mechanic genre, like Code Geass. The main character get an unique power, provided by an awesome girl :). They both had terrible accidents when they were little. They become stronger throughout the anime.
Both of these anime have the robotic-tech theme and both protagonists have a strong desire to protect someone( guilty crown Inori and Code geass his younger sister). Also both anime give the same vibe and they are fighting for japans freedom
much like guilty crown in it featuring mecha fighting suits and one person in control of an extremely powerful special ability. What makes code geass much better though is the presence of an emotionally powerful, charismatic and intelligent main character who rather than blindly follows orders for love has a goal of his own that he will do anything to achieve.
My personal favorite anime and one i strongly recommend
They both involve fighting, with gundams. And the guy gets some rare and great power from a girl and his life changes. And in both anime, they seek to restore or make japan its own in some way
These two are almost the same because they are both Mecha. In both anime a boy meets a mysterious girl who gives them a special power that only they can use. They use it to "save the world" and they both end up getting corrupt and kill their friends along the way. If you like one you'll like the other.
-The series strongly invovled a lot of mecha.
-The protagonist got a king like power by some girl.
I found these anime quite similar due to the fact that they have those moments in the anime where you want to hit your television or computer screen while watching. (Not a bad thing) The main characters are a little similar but lelouch in Code Geass is a lot smarter. The way they react to situations are quite the same. The both of these anime are really great in my opinion and I recommend it to anyone who is willing to go on the thrilling ride these two awaits.
The legendary anime Code Geass can even compare to a anime? Well yes it can, both these anime are about a group of rebels that fight the government and military because of something. The main charactor both have super powers but Guilty Crown features more romance which adds to the anime. Also mecha and guns are included in this too!
The same sense in drama comes from both animes. Despite the art style soundtrack being worse than Guilty crowns'; its better in every other aspect.
The both principal characters are in conflict with the world inside a organisation.
Both of them have almost the same story line about a weak guy who got his powers from a mysterious girl and later on joins a rebellion group.
Same idea of revolution through magical means only Code Geass is noted to be much better but Guilty Crown is still good in its own right.
The world, plot, and even a few characters have a lot in common with each other. The main difference is the protagonist, with shu being more of a regular kid, who wants nothing to do with the rebellion, and lelouch, who wants to use the rebels for his own goal. Both are good, but code geass is more plot oriented, and has many unexpected twist and turns, while guilty crown is more action oriented. Watch if you want to see a similar world and premise.
the story revolves around the male protagonists who gain some kind of power by means of helping a strange girl....both have rebellion against government...romance,fantasy and mecha
the two spend an apocalyptic future
Both anime revolve around a main character receiving "the power of the king" from a female character. Both involving the main character getting himself in a Japanese rebellion against foreigners discriminating against the Japanese with mechs. Although these shows are both very similar Guilty Crown in my opinion standed out far more then Code Geass did, Guilty Crown i thought was "outlined" if i could describe it but all in all both we're great now its your turn to decide which is "Greater". (:
Both anime contain mecha and the main character gets the superpower from a mysterious girl, but I prefer code geass in terms of story and Action either in terms of drawing guilty crown best
-Endlave is similar to Code geass' Knightmare.
-Japan is ruled by outsiders.
-Main charecter recieved "the power of the king" from a mysterious female.
-Both are Sci-Fi.
-Guilty Crown and Code Geass are both written by Hiroyuki Yoshino and Ichiro Okouchi
- Rebellion against current Ruler
Although, Code geass is far better than guilty crown. I felt guilty crown didn't explain a lot of things. Code Geass is the perfect example of a Rebellion anime.
Both of these anime are:
- Oriented around the Male MC who acquires a 'power' from the female MC
- The Male MC's are school children
- Dystopian world
- Rebellion against current Ruler
While Code Geass has a more psychological plot line Guilty crown is slightly more romanced based so if you ever wanted Lelouch and C.C. to hook up, Guilty crown might be more up your street.
the two series are very similar if you like code geass you will like guilty crown :)
*Both main characters have special powers.
*Both main characters fight with a team vs the ruling government.
*Both main characters sacrifice people they love in the way to their goal.
Both shows introduce the male lead character who are average high school students that later meet a beautiful, lost girl. These meetings end in the male lead gaining special abilities.
Their stories deal with the same problem of terrorism
Similar Set and a similar story. Code Geass' story is a lot better in my opinion, but both are awesome.
the same plot
but the personalities of lelouch and shu are way to different
- Both anime are the work of the same writer.
- Both are themed around superpowers, politics, robots etc etc.
- Both involve Japanese rebels ("Terrorists") fighting against a foreign Organisation.
- Both main characters receive "The power of the kings" (Seriously)
- Both the anime involve similar scenes (Could possibly call Guilty Crown a Code Geass Rip-Off)
Guilty Crown can be called a less content filled, less epic, shorter version of Code Geass.
If you take a serious look at both of them, you might discover that they are really alike. I first watched Mirai Nikki (when it was released) and two days ago I have also watched Guilty Crown; my first impression was: this is very similar to Mirai Nikki.
They are both Thriller /Action /Superpower animes with the necessary drop of romance, drama and fine graphics. They are similar in graphics, in action and interest. Also, the characters are at some point alike (if we are talking about the main characters : Shuu is similar to Yuki quite a lot, even though Inori is not completely alike with Yuno, you can clearly understand the similarities between them. Not only that they both have pink hair (which is in itself a cute detail), but their personalities are both distorted and they are dependent (at some point on another) on the main character, a guy who can easily freak around, but whom -in the end, or at the times that matter -fights bravely (both male main characters have nice personalities and outbreak scenes).
Rather similar type of protagonist, small similarity in the female protagonist as well.
Both end in sort of a bittersweet way, also I find the overall vibes sort of matching, so if you enjoy one you are likely to enjoy the other as well!
If you liked the dynamics between the two main characters in one show, you will most likely enjoy this part of the other one as well. For once we have the boy who is rather boring, kind of helpless and pretty uninteresting at first, but gets a sudden development (even a very similar one). Then we have the pink haired girl who helps the boy survive and becomes a romantic interest (not so obvious in GC). While the girls are quite similar in their role, the character is extremly different actually.
Other than that, they have a lot of action scenes, some unexpected twists (more so in MN) but overall the plot isn't as consistent. However, they can be extremly entertaining if you don't care TOO much about a few plot holes.
Powers granted to a non hero type of boy that turns out to be a great decision.
Both filled with twists in the plot that you definitely do not see.
Great, thrilling, weird. Add to that the special atmosphere and you got a Mindbreaking anime.
-Both have girls with personality disorders of some sort.
-Both have the male leads as wimps.
it has some psychological and chooses in life a main character has to amke when they don't want to.
Similar scenes from time to time, Yukiteru is Shu, Yuno is Inori, both have mysterious pasts, the Void King in Guilty Crown is the God of Time and Space in Mirai Nikki. Both female protagonists have relationships with the male protagonist, both mention about the Apocalypse in a different way.
Thriller animes where the main protagonists are wimpy teenaged males who are put into a situation where they'd rather not participate in. They both go through some kind of psychological trauma leading them to losing their insanity. Both protagonists are accompanied by pink-haired females who aren't necessarily mentally stable but are important in keeping the main character alive. Seriously, both these survival/romance animes have great story plots, animation, music and excellent plot twists that will keep you wanting to watch more. If you loved either one, you'll really love the other.
If you're the kind of person that's not bothered by a lot of plotholes, then this show is perfect for you, because aside from them, it's not bad, and actually, pretty good.
Also both protagonists are effectively pretty much unwilling to participate until shit gets real. Also several bitches crave the protag's dick for whatever reason.
Reaction after seen Mirai Nikki: Oh my god!
Reaction after seen Guilty Crown: Oh my god!
Action, Adventure and Suspense. What else ?
Both are amazing anime. They have a wimpy guys that have badass moments and have help from cute and possible unstable girls. the plot is twisted and is somewhat unexpected that will keep you hooked.they have a sort of sad ending but overall your be glad you watched it. they are both mostly action and about survival and romance they are some of the best anime i've ever seen you wont regret watching either of them :D
I dont know about other people, but in my opinion guilty crown reminds me of mirai nikki in lots of ways. for example how the main caracters are rather frail and after some psycological trauma they both become rather insane. thats one of the things i like most in both of them. so i think those that like a the insanity from mirai nikki really should give guilty crown a try.
the characters looks exactly the same, a psycho, killer pink haired girl who wants to protect the guy she loved, Gasai Yuno and Yuzuriha Inori got the same personalty and the same look.
These two anime are very similiar once you see them. Both has a sad ending and beautiful storyline. Worth checking out.
They both have the same idea of ruling over the world, lead by the strongest "couple" which coincidentally consists of a young aimless boy and a fairly powerful pink haired girl. Also in both series the girl has a split personality (though in different ways) and the boy matures into a cool-looking cloak. Both have an intriguing element--Guilty Crown has the existence of Voids and Mirai Nikki allows the ability to see into your future. Overall I found MN to be lingering on the horror side while GC had a lot of action.
The main protagonists of both anime's (Yukiteru and Shu) are pretty similiar, they're both kind of weak in the beginning, but due to the support of their girlfriend, they become more powerful and seem to realize more important things then they origionally didn't. Both anime's also feature a pink haired main character (Yuno and Inori) who would do anything in their power to support and protect the main protagonist.
Both also have a very good emotional OST.
If you liked the fast paced action that Mirai Nikki had to offer, then you'll like Guilty Crown since it basically has the same amount of action in the first few episodes.
If you liked the relationship between Shu and Inori in Guilty Crown, you will love Mirai Nikki since it's almost the same.
- A lot of action.
- In Mirai Nikki they have the ability to use a Future Diary, and in Guilty Crown, Shu has the ability to extract voids out of human bodies.
- A problem in the plot is getting worser and worser.
- A lot of scenes with violenty and blood.
- Yukiteru and Yuno, and in Guilty Crown: Shu, had at the beginning normal lives, but their lives do change further in the anime.
Both of these anime involve a wimpy male character getting a power by accident, and then getting thrown in a life-or-death survival situation with the help of a pink haired girl.
The similarities between Guilty Crown and Mirai Nikki are not difficult to spot. Both main characters developed a relationship. Both main characters had social anxiety issues but began to make friends as the story moved on. Both series will take you on an emotional rollercoaster. Both have great animation along with an enjoyable OST. Lastly, both series are filled with plenty of action, drama, and major plot twists.
Similar Protagonists and also similar love story and a bittersweet ending.
Over all a nie story and well animated. The expression of emotions is reflected on the eyes and you learn about the characters psychological problems and get a nice insight on their personalities.
A teenage boy meets a cute apathetic girl in which they are connected by a red string of fate to these unique girls. The closer these individuals become the more we see how deep of a connection they share.
Both series have a mecha theme when on the battlefield
Both have a teenage boy following a strange girl into a rebel group and becomes said groups best weapon.
Both girls have a similar personality and share a similar part in the main storyline.
Both anime have a mecha theme
Boy meets Emotional(mysterious) girl.The girl having secret relationship with someone.
Romantic relationship with partner(Eureka/Renton, Shu/İnori).Girl wanted to project male character,the same way she wanted to be away from him.The main character doesn't know anything about the history of his family.Main character in the series became a man.Two series have Good Soundtrack and OP/ED.
Mecha that takes place in post-apocalyptic world;
group of rebels *a.k.a terrorists vs the official military rule;
charismatic leader of rebels & newby who doesn't even understand what he's exactly doing;
mysterious girl with unknown powers;
in GC I do believe in romance between protagonists that will somehow save the world like it was in Eureka
1- Its a underground group who tries to change the world who is about to its ends. Apparently.
2- The main character begins expecting for a ''life change''. He's bored of living the same life and blablabla. Then a certain guy pops up and offers him to join his underground group and start doing missions and, you know the common things.
3- The owner of this group, is respected by everyone and no one dares to dissapoint him. No one.
4- Both main character get slapped by the group's owner for being so childish and stupid. Yes.
5- After a few episodes you're starting to notice the main character less coward and doing shit to surprise people.
6- Both main character fall in love with a girl more powerfull than they are.
7- The group's owner go all like ''So you choosed him'' when the chick picks the main character over them.
8- They kiss the bitch they stupidity fall in love.
9- The place where they live is also taken by someone else power.
10- Theres this guy who's crazy about owning the world. And this is my favorite character.
11- The cute goody goody guy can't miss.
12- After the group's owner gives up about the chick, they go for the other girl. Apparently Gui missed this part.
13- If i keep going it'll take me hours.
14- EVERYTHING IS CLICHÉ. I prefer Eureke Seven but...
main char doesnt really want to fight, but wants to protect girl
resistance group vs military
girl and boy first meet at like a old warehouse like place, used by boy
boys have similar hair
boy and girl believe in eachother, when they get closer
Also the military has orbital space station that can leave a MASSIVE crater
when we talk about these two animes especially , No one can deny that they are similar to each other
the main character is a boy (renton, shu ) who has no thing special in his live ,this changes when he meet a girl ( Eureka, Enory ) and fall in love .then the two decide to go and fight with them . the two Animes has big robots ( mecha ) and they fight against their country army ( evil) . I really find these two animes very alike and very wonderful !
Both main protagonists in Guilty Crown and Eureka Seven live seemingly meaningless lives until they meet a girl that changes their fate forever. Their bonds are strengthened as the shows progresses and go through many endeavors with a group of close friends.
-Main character is the ordinary people who will join the organization.
-at first weak but increasingly stronger
-when angry ,no one can stop main character except main heroine
-Main character is always close with main heroine
Male main characters both suck in the beginning. Are unbearable to watch at times. However, as they progress, they get stronger.Also, both of their sisters disappear. Female main character are the same, non-human, but romantically involved with the male main character. Basically in my eyes Guilty Crown is almost like a dark spinoff to Eureka Seven
+ Both are set in worlds where the military is overwhelming and abusive of their power
+ Lots of drama and similar characters
+ Especially for the main trio (Renton, Eureka, and Holland in Eureka 7 and Shu, Inori, and Gai) the relationship is almost identical
- Eureka 7 has more of a focus on mechs while Guilty Crown focuses more on the drama involved with the military versus the rebels
- Guilty Crown involves more high school age characters as well as a bit of a school genre
Both anime have strong undeveloped male leads who live in the shadow of a bigger and more respected alpha male. Also the protagonists join their organizations for the sake of a crush on female lead, and are then used for the special abilitys that they posses.
The character development, unpredictable plot, and strong character connection is why you should watch these two. These will make you cry.
-The both have the same genres ( action, mecha, drame... )
-A main girl and a main boy protagonists who is going to have a relation, the main boy protagonist will join a group (Gekkostate/Funeral Parlor) and will meet the main girl. The main boy have a superpower on each anime related with an hidden history.
Both are stories about a teenage boy who joined a terrorist group because of a girl.
Highly familar elements feature in both these series's, you'd think it was delibrate...
Both start with a pretty, mystery girl singing, an 'average schoolboy' who's life is about to change as he plays hero in a superpower world he's not too clued up on, the girl seems familar, the military element is displayed pretty much right away.
both the main characters are caught for something.
both have some human experiment.
both have war.
both take place in future.
both study in future academy.
both the main male character curse them self when they fail in protecting someone.
both have corrupt government.
both the main character have forgotten their past and again they meet the girl they remember it.
Guilty Crown and Deadman Wonderland - at first they seem to have nothing in common, but actually both of them have quite similiar story plot - Big Bad Thing happened in the past, main characters don't really remember these apocalypses, but are connected to them, or perhaps to a girl that started them. Then they meet this girl they know, but don't remember and go fight with the "bad guys". Deadman Wonderland is much darker, creepier and have more logical elements than Guilty Crown, though. If you liked Guilty Crown, you probably will love Deadman Wonderland!
Both characters are put under an immense amount of pressure by something terrible happening in their life. They both end up meeting a woman that is much stronger than both of them and the women end up taking care of them. Both the male characters in each story act weak but have to finally step up to the plate, but that doesn't mean they aren't crying about it every step of the way...
Both share a likeness in protagonist, of which each have a unique sense of justice compared to those surrounding them. They also have a female companion with mysterious backgrounds that seemingly have close connections to the protagonists shrouded pasts. Let me not forget to mention the unique abilities given to them against their will during the first episode.
Then there is the background story, of a massive disaster that has changed the course of life in each of their respective universe.
Rather similar if you ask me. Your typical bored to death person who is striven by circumstances and rises to meet the occasion. Both deal with conspiracy (which are strongly developed in the story) You have Inori who deep down is a physco killer just like Shiro is (Shiro is hilariously funny and strong, inori is pretty dull but very romantic). The main characters relate of course. Both weak in every sense of the word, but have great power once know how to use it...Deadman Wonderland is my top #2 anime, this anime is some serious stuff and you should totally watch it, is very worth it.
Both have a kind of disease that governments want to control
Both anime's main Heroine is somehow related to a disaster that happened in the past and is now helping the Protagonist to come to terms with a new power they gained and takes their side, regardless of how their original conscious would have acted.
Both of them take place in near future. In both of them the main protagonist used to live a normal life, until something happened to them from the girl they love. Also the protagonists abilities are the key of the plot and finally both places that the stories take places have been hitted from a tragedy.
Guilty Crown and Deadman wonderland do have a lot in common even if it does not seem like that at first glance. The main character is a high school age boy who is considered somewhat 'weak'. Throughout the series we see the main character 'grow up' or in other words become stronger.
Along with the becoming stronger they are separated from their normal school lives following someone that they love. This is not really the case for Ganta from Deadman Wonderland as he does not have a choice in the matter.
Both animes followed a weak school aged boy who becomes 'stronger' when he is thrown out of his comfort zone. There is also a love interest of the male main characters from both series. this is shown as the female main characters of both plot lines.
Futuristic? Check, Awesome? Check, Derpy protagonists? Check, Awesome female protagonists? Check, Rival childhood friends? Check, Awesome seiyuu? Check!! What else is there to list? Both animes are friggin amazing they even have same same seiyuu and both have ass kickin' OSTs what are you waiting for go watch it NOW!
Futuristic? Check, Awesome? Check, Derpy protagonists? Check, Awesome female protagonists? Check, Rival childhood friends? Check, Awesome seiyuu? Check!! What else is there to list?
Most of the seiyyuu are the same as well~
Accel World and Guilty Crown are both action anime that take place in a futuristic setting and have the same kind of feeling to them. Both series contain male protagonists that are weak and crybabies at the beginning of the story. After meeting the main female characters which are beautiful, popular and out of their league, the leads decide to become stronger in order to meet their expectations or protect them from harm. Both anime also offer superb animation and incredible fights between the characters. If you enjoyed watching one of them then you should definitely check out the other.
The character relationship are similar. Ouma and Haru are voiced by Yuki Kaji, as an individual with no confidence, thinking that they can do nothing, they both meet a girl (Inori in Guilty Crown and Kuroyukihime) and see a whole new "world" about what they can actually do.
Just that Accel World had a much better story planning.
Main Similarity is the Characters :
Both has that one main girl protagonist who is awesome and powerfull , one that every anime should take a note of , and of course that one main male protagonist who is a retarded coward and a crybaby who should not waste the air that girl breaths :P Guilty crowns main character is a bit better than the fat short guy though .
You want some awesome and extreamely rare romantic/action animes that can bring the both genres perfectly and equally ? Well , it looks like impossible in this century , since they always find a way to destroy that . Some has a little bit to none action , some has only blushing stuff , and these one has that character you want to kick out of anime , get in his place and show how it's done. :P
Both series contain that Sci-fi theme involving battle. I find a small resemblance between the Endlave in Guilty Crown similar to the Duel Avatars in Accel World in which both are human battle avatars/mechs. Romance in both series are also imminent.
Both feature some sort of weakling hero with a beautiful well-known heroine
Both also have some sort of fighting aspect to them
Since Guilty Crown, the only thing that I know from this anime is all about character which Yuki Kaji's speciality: a nerd/solitary/loser person, but smart (Shu and Haruyuki). But his life changed after he met with a popular girl (Inori and Kuroyukihime), so he also caught up in the problems experienced by the girl itself.
Taking place in a near-future Japan, a weak-willed protagonist meets a girl who changes his life forever. Both Shu and Haru share the same VA.
Guilty Crown and Accel World share a few key elements.
First and foremost, the main protagonists of both series start out as wimpy losers, but are then given the opportunity by a girl to harness a power they never imagined could exist.
In both the main protagonist reacts a certain way to the power/opportunity at first, but later goes through major personality changes.
Both anime have a high school setting.
Both anime contain somewhat emotionless female leads.
There are more similarities, but I don't want to throw out any spoilers.
Both the main characters are confused about what they want with their new powers, and they didnt really want it in the first place. Both the main source of power for the main character is a female which they kinda fall in love with, and its their best weapon ( Msyu and Inori). Both main characters are confused whether to follow a leader or find a new way. (Gai and Mikuni)
Well...if you like one, then you'd like the other. Both animes gave the same feeling. Storywise, C is better; but if it's some wicked music you want, then Guilty Crown. Art style is sort of similar, even the main characters look alike. Boy leading his normal life unwillingly gets sucked into something...BIG but he still goes through with it because it could save his country.
They both give out the same feeling. The main character made like a contract thing will a girl to protect.
Both have characters introduced to an unknown world, they have great power, and join a side that they end up fighting.
Similar Art Style, similar Story, Similar Character, main character in both show didn't want use their power to fight, the heroin in both show changed the main character's lfe and protected them, similar shit ending......
Both start with an interesting premise and have great visuals. But imo, both of them fall flat with unmemorable characters and a plot that doesn't seem to understand the rules of story progression that well.
Both of them have similar character and personalities.
Both of them has a good story plot and battle scenes as well
Conflict on how the society functions. Both main characters using the special powers they received to help/fix the problem in order for a better future. Mainly both stories follow through the saying, "The right to use my friends as a weapon, that is the sinful crown I shall adorn." Shu Ouma (Gulity Crown)
Both theme is power, Yoga and Shu, both a timid boy, goes through a dramatic turn and becomes more "mature" and more "powerful" and saves the world.
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