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Script Writer of Persona 4 Criticizes the Scenario of Guilty Crown [Update Feb 4]

by dtshyk
Feb 2, 2012 8:34 PM | 219 Comments
Script writer Kumagaya Jun tweeted that he was perplexed to see the disc medias of Guilty Crown sold 10,000 copies. He said, "I'm concerned about it as a writer. Although the animation graphics were great, the scenario was in that quality." Kumagaya wrote the scripts of Persona 4 The Animation episodes 4, 6, 7, 11, 13, and 14.

Source: Kumagaya's tweet

Update on February 4th
Kumagaya apologized on his twitter account that he had made offensive and self-centered remarks. He will visit the production companies of Guilty Crown and Persona 4 The Animation to make an official apology.

Source: Kumagaya's twitter account

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I agree with that he said .. GC has really great animation and soundtrack but the thing is it's THE STORY that is horrible !!

In a span of 3 episodes shu changed into a new different character .. The main characters are bland and boring there's no ACTUAL character development the only character that I can bring myself to like is HARE ..

Guilty crown had so much potential but they just blew it away .. great appearance no substance ..

Jun 29, 2013 5:59 AM by Teresa_21

OriginANIME said:
Spag said:
I love both P4 and GC. Suck on my opinion, haters.

I'm with you.


Me too..

Jun 29, 2013 1:43 AM by CrescentYozora25

Spag said:
I love both P4 and GC. Suck on my opinion, haters.

I'm with you.

Jun 28, 2013 11:03 PM by funkotaku

I love both P4 and GC. Suck on my opinion, haters.

Jun 28, 2013 10:54 PM by Spag

I didn't watch Persona so I am not sure about it but I'd to agreed about GC being horrible.
There's this friend I had recommend me Euterpe (the song), I too love it. And she told me how awesome the anime is and I should watch it. I felt cheated when I watch it... Yes, it got nice graphic/animation, ost and, fan service (which isn't for me).. But the story sucks and I can't bear myself to continue watching it.

Mar 31, 2013 6:15 AM by hokaru

I don't understand the amount of HATE thrown towards GC. GC's plot isn't that bad at all. It shows reality. It sets itself apart from all the generic animes whereby the main character is a badass who kicks everyone else's ass. Shu is just an ordinary boy with his limits, he's afraid of many things just like we do. If you put yourself in his shoes, you will find yourself doing things he does too. GC shows that even the main character can also be very vulnerable.

Mar 31, 2013 2:34 AM by KaiDestinyz

Persona 4 is a terrific adaptation of the Persona 4 video game.
Guilty Crown is a horrendous piece of s***.

The end.

Feb 3, 2013 5:30 AM by sushiisawesome

I Love Guilty Crown and Persona 4.

I dont get why all of you hate on Guilty Crown...shitty hater. <.<

Nov 18, 2012 4:14 PM by RyuujiXmemories

ThanatosPersona said:
I'll say this first, I'm a Guilty Crown AND Persona fan. However, I think GC is still better than Persona. Even if GC's story was pretty confusing, I think it had perfect animation, artwork and music. Sure Persona 4 had some awesome tracks, but the artwork was kind of horrible. The skin tone color was like half pink and half skin colored. The animation wasn't half bad but I preferred GC's fast paced animation. I also didn't really like the animated fighting scenes where the Investigation team had to "act out" the attacks. Also, they made Yu look like a complete retard. Persona was basically like an MMORPG+Visual novel. It should have at least made him serious most of the time. Basically saying, I like GC more than I do Persona 4's animation adaption.


ITT: GC looks pretty, so I like it more

Nov 4, 2012 1:14 PM by plushkin

I'll say this first, I'm a Guilty Crown AND Persona fan. However, I think GC is still better than Persona. Even if GC's story was pretty confusing, I think it had perfect animation, artwork and music. Sure Persona 4 had some awesome tracks, but the artwork was kind of horrible. The skin tone color was like half pink and half skin colored. The animation wasn't half bad but I preferred GC's fast paced animation. I also didn't really like the animated fighting scenes where the Investigation team had to "act out" the attacks. Also, they made Yu look like a complete retard. Persona was basically like an MMORPG+Visual novel. It should have at least made him serious most of the time. Basically saying, I like GC more than I do Persona 4's animation adaption.

Oct 27, 2012 1:23 AM by ShinoAsada

Guilty Crown was about average in it's writing and pacing, but the HYPE was what made people criticizing it so much.

I mean, most anime right now have just as bad of writing as GC, just in a different Genre

Sep 3, 2012 5:38 PM by GodlyKyon

Anyone with a brain knows that what he said was true.

Guilty Crown has perhaps the worst writing in any anime ever created.

Sep 3, 2012 4:31 PM by Hauntholic

I watched both of them, each anime has their own pros and cons. Persona is waaay better than GC plot wise because it is intended for a wider audience thus easy to understand plot. But as for GC it's full of cliche, which is not bad entirely but some are poorly executed. GC on the other hand has better characters in design and also in personality(though some are still bad for me). So it's hard to judge because Persona is adapted from a game and GC is an original IP.

Aug 30, 2012 7:42 PM by DownfieldJunk

thekaas said:
So, to sum up this thread:
Ad hominem
Ad hominem
Ad hominem

I'M GONNA DO AN INTERNET.

Aug 30, 2012 3:50 AM by Immahnoob

So, to sum up this thread:
Ad hominem
Ad hominem
Ad hominem

Aug 30, 2012 3:45 AM by _kaas

Leon-Gun said:
kamikaze_1996 said:
WHY THE HELL AM I HEARING HATE ABOUT SAO IN A GODAMN DIFFERENT THREAD!?

why the hell isn't this thread closed already <_<
Because someone spewed hate about your favorite anime? huh.

Don't mind him, he's trying to "destroy me" or something.

@Nidhoeggr
I'm sorry Nidhoeggr, but it seems people like selling stuff, not making something people might not understand/don't care about.

I'm sure I'd like to see something as deep as that, but look at what Casshern Sins got for example.

On Topic: I'm back.

Aug 29, 2012 11:27 PM by Immahnoob

kamikaze_1996 said:
WHY THE HELL AM I HEARING HATE ABOUT SAO IN A GODAMN DIFFERENT THREAD!?

why the hell isn't this thread closed already <_<
Because someone spewed hate about your favorite anime? huh.

Aug 29, 2012 12:43 PM by Leon-Gun

WHY THE HELL AM I HEARING HATE ABOUT SAO IN A GODAMN DIFFERENT THREAD!?

why the hell isn't this thread closed already <_<

Aug 29, 2012 8:50 AM by ZeroKamikaze

Immahnoob said:

From your post, I can see you hate mainstreams that include dark themes.


Also, SAO isn't dark themed.


I hate badly written anime. And it just happens that most of the mainstream anime that try to incorporate dark themes happen to be written very badly because they cater too much to the edgy "rule of cool" crowd instead of actually trying to get deeper into the setting and explore the consequences of dystopian societies, suppression, etc.

No, but SAO is style over substance as well that for some reasons gets way too much praise for a clicheed storyline and a setting that's just as generic as most other Shounen.

Aug 19, 2012 3:37 AM by Nidhoeggr

Hey, it's up to you if you like trainwrecks.

Aug 13, 2012 12:44 PM by Leon-Gun

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