Ranked #698

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)
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.881 (scored by 186,947 users)
Ranked: #6982
Popularity: #38
Members: 336,492
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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.

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

Yuzuriha, Inori
Yuzuriha, Inori
Kayano, Ai
Kayano, Ai
Ouma, Shuu
Ouma, Shuu
Kaji, Yuuki
Kaji, Yuuki
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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Nov 29, 2015
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 read more
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Nov 25, 2015
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 read more
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Nov 19, 2015
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 read more
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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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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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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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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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