Guilty Crown

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Japanese: ギルティクラウン
English: Guilty Crown
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Type: TV
Episodes: 22
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 14, 2011 to Mar 23, 2012
Premiered: Fall 2011
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:15 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, Romantic SubtextRomantic Subtext, Super PowerSuper Power
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.421 (scored by 621094621,094 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #20112
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #108
Members: 1,179,152
Favorites: 16,854

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On December 24, 2029—the day colloquially known as the "Lost Christmas"—the Apocalypse Virus spread across Japan, bringing death to its citizens and plunging the country into utter chaos. In an effort to establish order, the United Nations sends the GHQ to assist with the crisis by containing the outbreak while removing all political autonomy in the process. A decade later, the country still lives under their control, unable to break free from their draconian rule.

Frustrated with the state of the nation, a resistance group named the Funeral Parlor aims to liberate Japan from the GHQ. Led by the charismatic Gai Tsutsugami, the group plots to steal a vial containing the "Void Genome" to further their goals. The vial falls into the hands of internet vocalist Inori Yuzuriha, who ends up being hunted by the GHQ's Anti-Bodies forces. Having nowhere to go, she seeks refuge in a warehouse where she meets Shuu Ouma—a socially awkward high school student who is a huge fan of her music.

Shuu gets dragged into the conflict the moment he rescues Inori, and the Void Genome shatters in his hand, granting him the "Power of the Kings." While learning how to control his grand new ability, Shuu must now fight to liberate Japan from its cruel oppressors.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


The first two episodes of Guilty Crown were screened at the New York Anime Festival on October 15, 2011. The screening of the second episode was a world premiere as the episode did not air in Japan until October 20, 2011.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Cook, Justin
Wada, Jouji
Nakatake, Tetsuya
Producer, Production Assistant
Kimura, Makoto


Opening Theme

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1: "Euterpe" by EGOIST; produced by supercell; performed by Chelly (eps 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)

May 18, 2012
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
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 ...
Dec 1, 2013

...What the hell did I just watch? Th-This can't be right. There is absolutely no way that the stinking pile of garbage I just somehow managed to sit through can be the ultra-hyped, widely beloved anime I've been hearing about. Guilty Crown has single handedly made me lose my faith in the anime community's ability to know what is good and what isn't. To say that this series is overrated would be a massive understatement. The only thing I could do while watching it was scratch my head and wonder why the hell this show is so popular. Sure the animation is ...

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