Key takeaways from Anime Recommendation – Guilty Crown:
- EGOIST’s music played a significant role in making Guilty Crown popular and memorable.
- Guilty Crown offers a compelling hero’s journey with sci-fi, romance, and psychological elements, despite occasional plot stumbles.
- The anime features well-developed characters, impressive animations, and outstanding soundtracks by EGOIST.
Earlier this week, EGOIST the band decided to discontinue. That really hurt me and a lot of others. So as a tribute to EGOIST, I decided to pick this anime as the recommendation for this week. After all, EGOIST was originally formed only for Guilty Crown but ended up sticking together much longer.
EGOIST’s music had a big hand in making this anime popular. While the story stumbles at certain points, I think this anime is pretty solid and it has one of the most fitting ends to an anime ever.
So welcome back to another edition of our anime recommendation series. This week we are talking about the everlasting, Guilty Crown. So let’s start.
Not much to say here today. Guilty Crown is an original anime by Production IG. It is 22 episodes long and came out in the fall season of 2011. It has a special episode called “Lost Christmas” which serves as a prequel to the series. The anime is a sci-fi action series for the most part with elements of romance and psychological genres.
The plot is a good example of hero’s journey done right. A virus broke in Japan on the day of Christmas, 10 years ago. This event is known as the Lost Christmas. UN sends an organization called GHQ to assist with the containment, removing all political autonomy of the country. 10 years later, Japan is still under its control, and a resistance group called Funeral Parlor aims to liberate Japan from its oppressors. Shuu, a normal high-school student is dragged into this conflict when he rescues Yuzuriha Inori an idol he really likes.
Little does Shuu know that he has a lot more to do with this war than he realizes. As I said earlier, the plot stumbles at certain points. I think it is because the plot gets too ambitious at those points and doesn’t get enough time to expand on those ambitions. Regardless, the plot does have some really cool twists, and some of the revelations are just crazy. I did not expect the plot to surprise me as much as it did when I watched this anime for the first time.
This is where the anime really shines. We have some amazing main as well as supporting characters, Shuu’s character development throughout the series is really well done. Then there are Guy, Inori, and Mana with all their mysteries and secrets. All of them combined with good side characters like Hare, Ayase, and Yahiro make for a truly impressive cast of characters.
Animations and Soundtracks
The animations were pretty solid. I could show you a random picture from the show and you’d know it is Guilty Crown because of how good the art is. They made a whole new band for this show, EGOIST, so of course the soundtracks are just amazing. The 2nd opening theme is really good.
Why should you watch Guilty Crown?
Quick pointers on why you should watch this anime:
- Good plot
- Great characters
- Cool visuals
- Awesome soundtracks
That is all for now. Let me know what you guys think in the comments. I will take my leave here. See ya!!
Also, check out my review for Horimiya Piece here!