Kingdom -The Tyrant-
Alex: I wanted to do this episode this time. Mostly because Guilty Crown is a huge guilty pleasure for me, and it’s actually amazingly enjoyable when I stop taking things seriously and stop looking at it through my critical eyes. I mean, yeah, the plot gives the sensation that it’s just being made up as the writers go, but improvising is considered the best thing possible for writers. Anime doing well is about how enjoyable it is, not about how well it can stand up to a critical viewfinder. In that term, Guilty Crown is doing really well for itself, and it’s managed to bring Noitamina to a huge new style of viewers. If anyone wants to argue that Guilty Crown is bad, i’m more than happy to go at a word battle with you xP
Anyway, in terms of a timeskip, it’s only been a few weeks, yet Shu’s finally given in to the darkness inside him. It does feel like i’ve missed an episode or something, considering that the void system’s been fully implemented and Shu’s turned into a full-on tyrant. The focus in the episode is when a former Funeral Parlour member appears, and we pretty much see the situation through his eyes.
I mean, not only has Shu changed the way Hare died, he’s abandoned all his former comrades apart from Inori, and in doing so, become completely dependant on her for some reason which I don’t think we’ve seen. Or, maybe it’s because of that strange power Inori has. And I think that was Gai at the very end…xD
If you want to look at it in a critics view, it’s a really interesting study of the personalities, and how the weak desire to be the strong and will stop at nothing to change. Then again, maybe i’m just enjoying Guilty Crown a little too much right now~xD