As with any episode of Guilty Crown, the single spectacular trait is the endcard made by an artist unrelated to the series’ production in any way – as for the actual anime, it remains purely equivalent of garbage.
With every passing episode of Guilty Crown, it becomes far more difficult to speak of it as one must further continue to formulate insulting language at a stronger and stronger degree – till eventually reaching the point where no words can cover the expanse of awful Guilty Crown unpacks with every episode.
The series went many an episode failing to develop anything – all actions driven by nothing more than nonsense, yet now Production IG has decided at this split second before the series’ finale to have flashbacks explain everything as if it were all sensible and a logical course of action which led to the odorous vomit of attempted story. Guilty Crown reveals to us that apparently the old man who has been exalting every resource at his disposal to kill everyone was formerly a friend of Shu’s father until a rivalry separated them.
What’s not so apparent in all this is how that is relevant at all to the current situation now facing the characters – and frankly, it’s not. Sure, it’s an interesting bit of history – and we’re certain it could have had meaning if it were played out in a manner which at least put effort into an elementary schooler caliber plot, yet it wasn’t. Guilty Crown’s attempt at plot is like a puzzle where the pieces won’t go together because they’re not even from the same puzzle – we don’t even understand what the ultimate goal is in this series is any more.
Shu wants to “save Inori”, because this stranger became seemingly worth expending his life over – we’ll accept that. Yet why did Gai transform into the feminine rip-off of a Final Fantasy antagonist he is now? Why does Mana still have no meaningful or semi-coherent role in any of this? Why does it still not make an ounce of sense as to why she was a lunatic, or how Inori was created?
Guilty Crown is turning upon an invisible axle – and with each episode to arrive, it’s akin to walking into a room and feeling as if you’ve missed something. The series is progressing based off of nonexistent story points – and it’s merely pulling more out of thin air as it goes along. Nearing the end of the episode, the series unveils that Shu’s pseudo-mother is the old demented antagonist’s imouto – and for whatever unspecified reason, she was hanging out with Shu’s father, and ultimately somehow took Shu in her possession.
How that contributed or lead to the current issue is anyone’s guess – though we’re not even going to bother doing so. This series is like a disgusting insect that somehow keeps managing to make it inside your home each week – as per some sort of sinfully misfortunate miracle, Guilty Crown still has several episodes to go, even though its already came and gone nowhere.