“The Right to use my friend as a weapon. That is the sinful crown I shall adorn” – GC
Tonight we are dedicating this review to one of best best animation series of 2011. With 5 episodes currently available “Guilty Crown” has proven to be worthy of holding the crown of excellence.
When it comes to animation, our minds are certainly set up to to think only about Disney, Warner Bros, Dreamworks, and other well companies in the USA. However, what you don’t know is that there are thousand of companies worldwide that produce animation pieces of equivalent or better quality as these companies.
Guilty Crown is a 2011 Japanese animation directed by Tetsurō Araki (Death Note) and produced by “Production I.G” Company that has been involved in the creation of several anime television series, original video animation (OVA), theatrical films, video game animated cut-scenes, video game design and development, as well as music publishing and management.
A couple of their well known works includes the worldwide OVA film “The End of Envangelion” and original video animation of CLAMP “Tsubasa Chronicles”.
Holding some similarities with with “Code Geass” and “Neon Genesis Evangelion,” Guilty Crown’s story revolves around “Shu”. A 17 years old boy who is caught in a war between a “government organization” and a group of rebels (Funeral Parlor) in search for the truth behind the “Apocalypse Virus”.
Our main character Shu has on special ability though, he is able to bring to light “Voids” ( weapons that sleep inside every single human) by making eye contact with them. Since each individual is different from one another, every weapon is different as well.
Besides the rich variety of weapons and characters that this animation series possesses, it is the love story between the two main characters “Shu” and “Inori” ( part of the Funeral Parlor = Rebels) what leads the overall story.
As a person who has seen a variety of American and Japanese animation, it is difficult not to see reflections of other series in Guilty Crown. Happily the series has taken only what works from most of them, and transformed into something better.
If you are or are not a fan of Japanese animation, Guilty Crown is a TV animation series that stand on its own. It posses a unique and powerful story, which many well known American animation film lacks. Therefore, I recommend you to give it a try, the animation and visual of the series are impressive, the signature of Production I.G.
Guilty Crown is transmitted in Japan every Thursday with a simultaneous transmission in the USA by FUNIMATION.com. [All 5 episodes are available to watch].
That’s all for tonight followers!