Guilty Crown #20 — Aliens Did It

March 8th, 2012


When in doubt, say it came from space.

Since 100% of my interest and enjoyment of BRS comes from the otherworld scenes, and this week’s were both simultaneously long and horrible due to characters spending the entire time dramatically posing for overly long before doing a single attack and having CG blocks fly everywhere while other characters screamed at Queen Pointless to wake up, I didn’t feel like it was worth the effort to suffer through the rest. It involved someone burning their house down out of angst anyway. I instead watched about the first 5 minutes of this week’s Kill Me Baby while waiting for this to pop which reminded me why I don’t watch Kill Me Baby.


Oh boy! An entire episode of flashbacks! I certainly didn’t get up and make myself a sandwich in the middle of it because I love flashback episodes so goddamned much! You know how bloody enthralled whenever they toss one of those in! Because a story cannot progress unless you push the pause button, throw in some tertiary characters, and have them spew out some backstory that has only barely mattered to date! It’s even better for a show that usually ‘prides’ itself on zipping around out of control to stop everything and say "HEY AUDIENCE, TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE WRITING! NO PROBLEMS HERE, RIGHT!?" Exclamation mark! Great plan, Production IG.

I have no idea what they’re even doing on a yacht now to begin with. Or why the rest of the world seems to have just given up after one half-hearted nuclear strike and now appears to be taking ultimatums from the crazy who is taking orders from a girl he has strung up in crystal. But good news for all of you that were betting on aliens. You win the booby prize. Okay, so maybe not aliens, but space virus is close enough that I think you still take the prize over the competing theory, interdimensional pekingese out to create a new dog-world by turning humanity into shinies they can bury. And to make matters even better, he was super special amazing great awesome from before he was even born, so he’s basically patient zero Jesus all around. That’s taking the whole unconditional childhood friend/love thing to amazingly new levels of stupidity.

And then Shu flies off in a helicopter to the final showdown. I’m so glad we had a flashback leading up to that. It was totally relevant and needed. How else would I have been able to put Jesus vs Insane Genocidal Virus Girl and Not-Sephiroth in the proper context?

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5 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • TS says:

    I have to say this anime has so much potential from the beginning has so little anticipation left at the end…Hopefully they can atleast end it with the last 2 episodes with a blast!!

  • Anon says:

    Agreed, this show is such a trainwreck.

  • Anise_Punter says:

    Yeah, I’d take this over BRS and KMB any time.

  • ShuffleAir says:

    Maybe if Kill Me Baby aired on Tuesdays you would like it more? I mean it can’t be worse than Listen to Father.

  • The Phantom says:

    I’m hoping for an ending where everybody dies.