Guilty Crown #15 — Death Flags

February 2nd, 2012


I think they hit all of them.


Ha. They really did it. Well, probably. When deaths are people being consumed by some kind of psychic virus that infects buildings and mechas and then transforms them into sparklies, it’s not really clear if characters have actually died. Of course, it would’ve been a lot more jarring if Hare hadn’t raised every single death flag imaginable. Or if she was a character who actually mattered. "We’ve basically ignored this character for the last two months so… let’s show how she’s come completely into her own, the main character is now responding to her feelings, and everybody is appreciating her… Got your attention? Dead! Bwa ha ha! We are Der Maestro of writing!" Kill off a character who has done more than flash her breasts and nurse Shuu’s angstiness and we’ll talk. She didn’t even rate enough to get a special ED. Or if you’re trying for visceral and brutal, spending a couple minutes slowly dying ain’t the way to get it done.

Still, compared to Guilty Crown’s usual vomit of bizarre plot events, this was just a regular cliched death of Useless Cheerleader Character instead of spiralling off into realms unknown. It’s certainly a step up, even if it’s also a step towards requiring more effort on my part than simply repeating what happened. I could make fun of the car with the craziest turning ever, or how Ayase’s wheelchair is apparently well-rooted enough to allow her to shoot a rocket launcher I guess. Or how the chopper broke off from attacking the people with a rocket launcher to lazily shoot at the two apparently dead kids on the ground, but that’s reaching compared to what the show usually gives me to work with. I can’t wait for Shuu to go back to angsting after a whole 0 minutes away from it either.


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14 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Pata says:

    She’s healing a car! She can’t help it! You know it takes time to heal a car!

    This is becoming some overrated anime I used to watch… and it’s not a good sign.

  • TEd says:

    just when you think can this show get any worse well it sure can.

  • anon says:

    I really hate how they’re following Code Geass’ cliff notes. A lot of people said Hare would be Guilty Crown’s Shirley and I didn’t believe it. At this rate, Shu’s going to die at the end like Lelouch did.

  • Embok says:

    The episode itself was pretty terrible due to predictability, avoidability, etc. but at least it means the transformation into Lelouch is complete. Theoretically the show should become more entertaining from here. Of course, I’m pretty sure I thought that at multiple points earlier in the series and it never happened then, so…

  • Anise_Punter says:

    NOOOOOOOOOO! Side character whose name I can’t remember!!!! WHY DID IT HAVE TO BE YOU?! WHY DID IT HAVE TO BE YOUUUUUUUUU?!

    Really, why couldn’t it have been Tsugumi, I guess.

  • Nan says:

    Rocket launchers have suprisingly little recoil compared to what you would think, actually… Most of the kickback is let out through the back funnel, which is why you never stand behind one being fired.

  • Kefit says:

    I like Hare quite a bit. This should have been sad.

    But the execution was so fucking retarded and forced and slipshod and absurd and I WANNA BE THE GEASS and out of nowhere and hahahahahaahaha holy shit Shuu that I just find the whole thing hilarious.

    Only Guilty Crown.

    Well she’ll probably just come back with Mana and Gai anyway…

  • MR.KLAC says:

    yep bring the gwen stacy story on it

  • The Phantom says:

    MC beating the crap out of his lame friend was easily the best that this series has offered so far, more violence please.

  • FrozenFear says:

    the last ending sucks….
    why did he have to be blind anyway,..,