Let me blunt for a moment. I didn’t like Guilty Crown that much. It wasn’t bad but it was great. Which is something I seem to say a lot lately. I don’t want to sound pompous here but I’m going to state something. A few years ago before I’d seen 150 plus anime I probably would have enjoyed Guilty Crown more. But I’ve seen so many anime now and that Guilty Crown just feels like it’s copying all the good elements from better anime and mixing them all together into something that still feels like it’s missing something.
I could talk Guilty Crown down all day but I’m not going to. I’m going to talk about what I liked about Guilty Crown. Not the music though. Every other anime blogger and his dog is going to write a paragraph worshiping the music. But in the end music doesn’t make a story good.
I liked the concept of voids. It’s a unique concept which was well explored in the first ten or so episodes. Sure there was some dodgy ones but I did like the one that opened things and the scizzors. Both very clever. In the end the more situational void’s were the ones I liked. A giant shield and a sword seem very default in comparison.
Another thing I liked was the way Shu formed bonds with the other characters. Sure a lot of them hated him or at least disliked something about him but they were drawn to him in the same manner I was drawn to the anime. I didn’t like it but I kept watching it anyway hoping it would fall on it’s face. Some form of curiosity just took over and I couldn’t help myself.
Guilty Crown passes the time so if you are bored and have already watched everything else in my top 30 then give it a try. The ending was very typical but I don’t think it could have ended any other way. Guilty Crown receives 114/152 on my top anime list which isn’t so great.