Guilty Crown

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  • TV-14
  • 2011
  • 1 Season
  • 7.0  (5,613)

Guilty Crown is a Japanese anime television series that was aired between 2011 and 2012 on Fuji TV. The series has a total of 22 episodes, and it was directed by Tetsurō Araki, who is also known for Death Note's direction. The series has received a lot of critical acclaim for its soundtracks, animation, and story.

The show is set in the near future, and it tells the story of a high school student named Shu Ouma. Shu lives in Tokyo, which is still recovering from the aftermath of an unknown virus that spreads among the citizens. The virus is known as the Apocalypse Virus, and it causes people to turn into ghoul-like beings that are called the "Lost Christmas."

The society has been divided into two groups, the GHQ, which is the military force of the government, and the Funeral Parlor, which is a rebel group that fights against GHQ. Shu is an introverted and isolated young man who likes to keep a low profile. One day, he meets a girl named Inori Yuzuriha, who is a member of the Funeral Parlor. Inori is a famous singer, and she was sent on a mission to retrieve a mysterious object known as the "Void Genome."

The Void Genome is a device that can extract powerful weapons known as Voids from human bodies. When Shu encounters Inori, he comes into contact with the Void Genome, and he gains the power to extract Voids from people. He realizes that he has become an integral part of the war between the GHQ and the Funeral Parlor.

As Shu gets pulled deeper into the conflict, he discovers the truth behind the Apocalypse Virus, the government's intentions, and Inori's past. He must learn how to harness his powers and use them to help his friends and allies. Along the way, he meets a cast of compelling characters, including Gai Tsutsugami, Funeral Parlor's leader, Tsugumi, a hacker and friend of Inori, and Yahiro, Shu's former friend.

The anime is a combination of science fiction, action, drama, and romance. It has a complex plot that explores the moral ambiguity of war and the psychological effects it can have on individuals. The characters are well developed, and their interactions feel genuine and believable.

The animation style is beautiful and fluid, with a lot of attention to detail. The action sequences are fast-paced and intense, with an emphasis on using the Voids in unique and creative ways. The show is also known for having a fantastic original soundtrack, composed by Hiroyuki Sawano, which adds to the emotional weight of the series.

Overall, Guilty Crown is a fantastic anime that is worth watching for fans of the genre. It has an engaging plot, complex characters, and beautiful animation. The show delves into themes such as war, sacrifice, and friendship, and it does so in an intense and emotional way. The ending may leave some viewers feeling polarized, but it is still a satisfying conclusion to a remarkable television series.

Guilty Crown is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (22 episodes). The series first aired on October 13, 2011.

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Convergence (Prayer)
22. Convergence (Prayer)
March 22, 2012
The Fourth Apocalypse is upon us.
Emergence (Eclosion)
21. Emergence (Eclosion)
March 15, 2012
As Funeral Parlor and the U.N. troops converge on Ward 24 - for drastically different reasons - Inori hovers on the edge of becoming Mana. Meanwhile, the mysterious boy who first took her finally reveals his plans for Shu and Gai.
A Diary (Remembrance)
20. A Diary (Remembrance)
March 8, 2012
Ten years ago on Christmas Eve, Mana, Shu, and Gai had a fateful encounter in a church. That's the story we already know. The story we don't know: where were their parents?
Rebirth (Atonement)
19. Rebirth (Atonement)
March 1, 2012
Things have gone too far, and as a mother, it's up to Haruka to do something about it. But fortunately or unfortunately, no one in her life seems willing to let her - and she's not the only one who's made a decision.
Dear... (Vagrants)
18. Dear... (Vagrants)
February 23, 2012
Gai is back, but he doesn't seem like the man he was before. The Funeral Parlor regulars are in shock, Shu and Inori are in hiding, and Arisa's not having much luck winning friends on any side of this fight.
Exodus (Revolution)
17. Exodus (Revolution)
February 16, 2012
Discontent within the ranks of the school is reaching fever pitch as the Exodus approaches.
The Tyrant (Kingdom)
16. The Tyrant (Kingdom)
February 9, 2012
Welcome to Tokyo: a ravaged world under merciless totalitarian rule. More and more of Shu's old friends are seeing a side of him they never imagined possible... and Shu's about to see a new side of the Voids, too.
Sacrifice (Confession)
15. Sacrifice (Confession)
February 2, 2012
Shu is conflicted about the Void ranking system, the student body is creaking under the tension, and vaccine stores are running low. At this rate, something - or someone - is going to snap.
Election (Turbulence)
14. Election (Turbulence)
January 26, 2012
Rumors are flying about what's happening to people in the quarantine zone, and Arisa is losing control over the frenzied student body. To make matters worse, someone's let it slip that turning in members of Funeral Parlor might be their ticket to freedom.
Isolation (School)
13. Isolation (School)
January 19, 2012
Two weeks after the sealing of Mana, Shu and his friends are now cut off from their families and from all of society as GHQ completely blockades off the heart of the city.
Temptation (Rebirth)
12. Temptation (Rebirth)
January 12, 2012
Inori's been kidnapped by forces intent on performing a secret ceremony, and the only way for Shu to get her back is to remember what really happened on December 24th, 2029.
Resonance (Sympathetic Vibration)
11. Resonance (Sympathetic Vibration)
December 22, 2011
GHQ is awash in blood, chaos and song. As the Cancer sweeps over Tokyo, Shu faces the truth about friendship and the consequences of inaction.
Retraction (Degeneration)
10. Retraction (Degeneration)
December 15, 2011
Shu's having horrible flashbacks, both to images of his battle with Jun and to other, even more upsetting images that soon have him quitting Funeral Parlor and alienating the people in his life.
Prey (Predation)
9. Prey (Predation)
December 9, 2011
Yahiro reappears with Jun, who's in Stage V Apocalypse disease and can no longer battle the cancer. With Gai out of town, Shu's left to make a command decision. But he AND the enemy are about to learn the virus doesn't work the way they think it does...
Courtship Behavior (Hot Summer Day)
8. Courtship Behavior (Hot Summer Day)
December 2, 2011
Gai sends Shu on a mission to Oshima, where he hopes to find "the rock that started it all." Shu's whole school club gets a free vacation as his cover, but using other people for his own ends still doesn't sit well with him.
Temptation (Round Dance)
7. Temptation (Round Dance)
November 24, 2011
Shu's mother finally comes home, only to find her son living with a girl and an underwear-transporting robot. Elsewhere, a key strategic asset for Funeral Parlor is being targeted by a missile-happy American who's just joined GHQ.
Leukocytes (Cage)
6. Leukocytes (Cage)
November 17, 2011
A change in circumstances forces Funeral Parlor to carry out their attack against the Leucocyte with drastically reduced manpower, and that's before Shu pulls out of the mission. Still, learning a few new things about Gai just might change his mind.
A Preparation
5. A Preparation
November 10, 2011
Before Shu can officially join the team, he has to show that he measures up by winning a mock battle against Ayase's Endlave.
4. Flux
November 3, 2011
Shu learns confusing things about Funeral Parlor's agenda in GHQ custody, and it doesn't help that Gai refuses to answer any questions - or that he breaks into GHQ to rescue not Shu, but a known murderer. Without any straight answers, who can Shu trust?
3. Void-Sampling
October 27, 2011
Inori's everywhere Shu goes for some reason, and it's starting to fry his brain. But there's no time to worry about it, because it turns out one of Shu's classmates witnessed their terrorist action in Roppongi, and Gai's put him in charge of the problem.
Survival of the Fittest
2. Survival of the Fittest
October 20, 2011
Now that Shu has the king's power, he doesn't get to sit on the sidelines anymore. Gai thrusts him straight into the thick of a battle between Funeral Parlor and the Anti Bodies - and the lives of over 100 hostages are on the line.
1. Genesis
October 13, 2011
Shu enters his hideout for a quiet lunch only to find Inori, his #1 musical crush, bleeding on the floor. After he fails to stop her pursuers from hurting her more, his one shot at self-respect is to deliver a strange vial she stole to her terrorist pals.
Where to Watch Guilty Crown
Guilty Crown is available for streaming on the Fuji TV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Guilty Crown on demand at Amazon Prime, Hulu and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    October 13, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (5,613)