Leading us to believe that it was going nowhere, Guilty Crown’s latest spectacle shows that’s actually not the case at all – rather, the series is going completely down the gutter, into the sewage of animation.
After the death of a girl he ignored till her passing, Shu suddenly realized how his entire universe revolved around her – prompting him to become even more pathetic a creature than he already was as he starts up a tyrannical hissy fit, and this is merely made worse by his access to Voids which leaves him the equivalent of a child with toys to throw around during a tantrum, something we will soon see first hand.
As the Kuhoins took in two of the Undertaker members, the family head requests the two retrieve his granddaughter – the lavishing blonde bishoujo who is somehow stuck in such a sorry situation within the sectioned off area of Tokyo.
The Undertaker member by name of “Argo” wavers not in taking a proactive role, heading directly in search of the man’s granddaughter within the intimidating sectioned off city sector – and only shortly thereafter, runs into the ridiculous regime of losers with trinkets they think they’ve mastered. As Argo in search of Kuhoin, he sustains his composure – even against the stupidity surrounding him, and simply follows along with their laughable show in which they think they’ve all become some sort of militia experts.
Argo meets Shu – surprised to see such a petty kid actually in charge of anything, though he worries not too much about that and gets straight to the point, asking for Kuhoin. The response he receives is clearly one offset by suspicion – and indeed it is, we later come to learn that Kuhoin has a powerful void, accounting for why Shu and his crew of schoolkids are hesitant to offer her up. Meanwhile, Argo is imprisoned for not being compelled by Shu’s Gai impersonation.
Whilst locked up, Argo communicates with the cyberneko Tsumugi for a bit before breaking out effortlessly – thus aside from an arbitrary conversation which didn’t change the situation at all, his imprisonment was an all so fruitless an affair from the start as it truly had just as much substance as the series has overall, none. However don’t feel the series is awful just yet – similarly to how Guilty Crown has shown in the past, it can go from plain bad to pure awful quickly, exceeding any expectation of how downright quality deficient an anime can be.
Running about, Argo encounters Shu yet again – now insisting on a fight, and even though Shu has a Void which he believes puts him in control of all, Argo puts him in his place with but a single punch, one which proves to very well be the most well illustrated scene of the series, though things go sour only a moment thereafter. As Shu is an imbecile, something one will surely know quite well by now if they’ve been following the series from the start, he disregards the fact that he’s seen a girl die before his eyes as result of using her Void.
Shu’s unable to either comprehend or accept the fact that a girl he neglected to her death expired as result of wasting her worthless life in an effort to save his own – and thus, he merely puts on another facade of strength, getting Argo in a weak position whilst his guard was down. Elsewhere, Shu’s genetically engineered lover Inori, who is incidentally based on his sister, has lost her sanity for who knows why – murdering Kuhoin for no apparent purpose, lacking direction much in the same fashion as how this series aired and withered without a clear goal.
And as this episode concludes suddenly, Production IG has noticeably made a fatal flaw, adding one more to the lengthy list of failed aspects of Guilty Crown – they were vying for a “cliffhanger” ending, however that is effective only if anyone actually cares what happens next, though even then, the predictability of the series isn’t doing it any favors. Shu is not going to hold up his tough guy attitude – everything will blow up in his face sure enough, and Gai will be brought back, as hinted by the episode, for whatever unspecified and likely nonexistent reason.
However the lack of meaning is truly far deeper than just that – Shu’s mother doesn’t appear to mind that she’s taking part in a war effort against her teenage son, Mana is seemingly still amongst the world as well, yet she’s now an entity which lives within shards of purple cancer material instead of a human body, and with Gai still either of the living, or to be resurrected, this is starting to look like an aggregation of sewage.
Production IG evidently studied all of makes a good anime and decided to exclude all of it.