Guilty Crown #16 — Lessons Learned From Blood-C

February 9th, 2012


"Let’s have a bloodbath of meaningless characters!"


And then there’s Shu, the poster child for angst for the last couple seasons. He’s apparently gone completely crazy from depression and all of his friends have developed the utter inability to say or do anything to affect him after basically being his brain for the last 15 episodes. They’ve also completely forgotten their plan of escaping the walls, which works out well because the antagonists have also apparently forgotten about their stated plan of razing the whole city to the ground. Oh, and Gai’s still alive, but I’m pretty sure I called that the very moment he ‘died’ in a giant explosion in a pseudo-alternate world filled with goo and crystals.

It was still an unusually uneventful episode until the last five minutes or so when Shu completely lost it and Inori went for the class pres’s throat. Focus drifted away from Shu standing around being angsty to the most uninteresting of all the side characters. It was amusing to see that Shu’s still not a match for "Guy with a knife who knows how to fight" though. Not that the transitive property ever meant much when it came to anime fights, but you’d think Shu’s ability to go toe to toe with dozens of mechs would translate to being able to handle one guy with a knife running straight at him. I guess there was also the direct reveal (and associated exposition!) that breaking someone’s void turns them into the crystalies, but that’s not much of a surprise. I’d expect that to have ramifications given Shu’s new world order of giving all his minions their voids to carry around, yet for some reason, instead I assume they’ll just forget about it for a week or two until the other void-puller yanks out Inori’s sword again or something to send his angst into never before seen levels.

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4 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • alex says:

    lol tying up Ayase, they could just put a bike lock on her wheelchair :)
    so F rank Jews have to do the dirty work
    at least Sheryl doesn’t have to be in this trainwreck any longer

  • Nanaya says:

    So basically a 2nd season Lelouch where the studio didn’t have the nerve for him to turn to drugs, and without a secondary character with a strong enough personality to slap the crap out of him and point out how he’s behaving.

    Well then… Start setting up the metal folding chairs.

  • Yyi says:

    Was anyone else amused by the big guy hiding in the river with his invisible cloak?

  • arknoir says:

    Inori=cult of personality.

    Thank god for insert plot device mana.she’s back.