Ranked #718

Guilty Crown

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ギルティクラウン


Type: TV
Episodes: 22
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 14, 2011 to Mar 23, 2012
Premiered: Fall 2011
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:30 (JST)
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.871 (scored by 199,694 users)
Ranked: #7182
Popularity: #38
Members: 359,501
Favorites: 10,490
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Japan, 2039. Ten years after the outbreak of the "Apocalypse Virus," an event solemnly regarded as "Lost Christmas," the once proud nation has fallen under the rule of the GHQ, an independent military force dedicated to restoring order. Funeral Parlor, a guerilla group led by the infamous Gai Tsutsugami, act as freedom fighters, offering the only resistance to GHQ's cruel despotism.

Inori Yuzuriha, a key member of Funeral Parlor, runs into the weak and unsociable Shuu Ouma during a crucial operation, which results in him obtaining the "Power of Kings"—an ability which allows the wielder to draw out the manifestations of an individual's personality, or "voids." Now an unwilling participant in the struggle against GHQ, Shuu must learn to control his newfound power if he is to help take back Japan once and for all.

Guilty Crown follows the action-packed story of a young high school student who is dragged into a war, possessing an ability that will help him uncover the secrets of the GHQ, Funeral Parlor, and Lost Christmas. However, he will soon learn that the truth comes at a far greater price than he could have ever imagined.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Yuzuriha, Inori
Yuzuriha, Inori
Kayano, Ai
Kayano, Ai
Ouma, Shuu
Ouma, Shuu
Kaji, Yuki
Kaji, Yuki
Tsuda, Minami
Tsuda, Minami
Tsutsugami, Gai
Tsutsugami, Gai
Watanabe, Akeno
Watanabe, Akeno
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Shinomiya, Ayase
Shinomiya, Ayase
Hanazawa, Kana
Hanazawa, Kana


Kimura, Makoto
Kimura, Makoto
Araki, Tetsurou
Araki, Tetsurou
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Mima, Masafumi
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Nagahama, Hiroshi
Nagahama, Hiroshi
Episode Director, Storyboard

More episodes Episodes(22/22)

Episode Title Aired
1 Outbreak:Genesis
Hassei: Genesis (発生:Genesis)
Oct 14, 2011
2 The Fittest:Survival of the Fittest
Tekisha: Survival of the Fittest (適者:Survival of the Fittest)
Oct 21, 2011
3 Phanerosis:Void-sampling
Kenshutsu: Void-sampling (顕出:Void-sampling)
Oct 28, 2011
4 Solution:Flux
Fudou: Flux (溶剤:Flux)
Nov 4, 2011
5 Training:A preparation
Kunren: A preparation (訓練:A preparation)
Nov 11, 2011

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)

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May 18, 2012
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 read more
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Mar 16, 2012
With the large amount of Guilty Crown reviews going around lately, It wouldn't be too hard to find a 'decent' review, right? well that's not the case at all, It seems that most of the reviews are either written by blind fan-boys/fan-girls or haters, 10's,9's,4's and 3's seem to be the popular choice of overall rating, though looking at Guilty Crown in a balance way, this anime definitely deserves a 7 and I'll explain why in the next couple of paragraphs which will you most likely will flick through.

= Story (3) =

If you have been watching Guilty Crown or have seen some of the rantings read more
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Dec 3, 2011
Let me tell you a story. You can think it to be a tale, a legend or even start your own religion based to its awesomeness, but more importantly, read it.

Once upon a time there was a man who loved flying. It was his passion, not his only reason to live, but he certainly enjoyed it more than some other things in his life. One day the man was flying with his airplane like he often did. The day was beautiful and sunny, the man was happy. Before the man realized, his airplane started to lose height. Airplane wasn't working anymore, the man had to read more
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Mar 23, 2012
Should you watch this anime? Here's a quick check list. (Absolutely NO SPOILER)

1. Do you like near perfection art/animation?
2. Do you like boobs, butts, lolicons?
3. Do you like mecha and superpowers?

If you say 'yes' to 2/3 above then you should definitely give this anime a try, but let us continue...

4. Do you like bipolar characters? Emo? PMS? Post-traumatic Stress Disorder?
5. Do you like unpredictable story development?

If you say 'yes' to 1/2 above then you should enjoy this anime somewhat.

Now for the ultimate question..

6. Do you like cluster-fuck plots full of inconsistencies? Meaning your brain will not be able to comprehend what you are watching. read more
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Anime: Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch
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  read more 
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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  read more 
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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 
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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! 
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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. 
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Anime: C: The Money of Soul and Possibility Control
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)  
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