Guilty Crown 06 — *Facepalm*

What a load of crap. WARNING: Rant Ahead

I Hate Shuu and Inori

This is my main problem with Guilty Crown. I’m not just indifferent to the main characters: I actively despise them.

Last episode, Inori told Shuu that she was only talking to him because Gai told her to. What a bitch. And now Shuu and the show itself are back to acting like she’s some kind of innocent saint. “I’ll do exactly as you say, Inori.”

No. Screw that. Inori is an asshole. She knew how Shuu felt, tricked him, and then cruelly tossed him by the wayside. And don’t give me any of that “but it’s a misunderstanding / she didn’t realize” crap. Anyone with a brain the size of a pea would realize how deeply they hurt Shuu. Yes, I actually feel sorry for Shuu.

Or I would. If Shuu snapped at her I would be with him all the way. But instead of getting angry at Inori, Shuu blames himself. He continues to blush and look away whenever she approaches. NO. Punch her in the face! Turn over some tables! Why can’t you just get mad, Shuu?! Do you care about anything aside from groping Inori’s chest?

I can’t buy a character who is betrayed like this and just takes it so calmly. He even becomes friends with his rival. It makes me want to puke. Why can’t this guy stand up for himself at all?

I Hate Shuu

He’s so full of himself! Look at him talking down to the entire group.

I do take some solace in the fact that everyone else hates him too, though. Even the serial killer can’t stand him.

I would respect Shuu more if he treated Inori like everyone else treats him!

*barfs*

It’s not like I’m going to like him more as he grows over the course of the series, either. Especially if his “growth” involves scenes like the above where he decides to save everyone. How deep and introspective.

This is Retarded

Let me get this straight. Destroying the control system for one weapons satellite disables the entire Japanese communications infrastructure? Not only that, it causes the satellite to immediately fall out of orbit and crash land on Tokyo?

Guys, I try to suspend my sense of disbelief with anime. I really, really do. But this show isn’t asking me to suspend my sense of disbelief. It’s asking me to turn off all thought processes whatsoever, rational or otherwise. This is ridiculous. A five year old would find this ridiculous. Dogs would find this ridiculous. Mushrooms would find this ridiculous. Purple dinosaurs and teletubbies make more sense.

But wait, we’re just getting started. Even though the control system is disabled and the satellite is about to crash land on Tokyo, we can still fire it. Through the backdoor to the satellite that has been placed on Shuu’s pen! Good. Lord. Hooking up a pen you gave to your enemies directly to the trigger of an orbital bombardment system? You’ve got to be f**king kidding me!

Further Thoughts

  • Above, the best line of the episode. You tell him.
  • That villain is messed up. There’s the whole 2 hours 17 minutes thing (am I supposed to think he’s smart now?) and the fact that he’s in love with Shuu.
  • I like how Gai can singlehandedly defeat a mecha by jumping on top of it from ground level. I thought this was supposed to be their ace pilot. And that Gai was supposed to be weak and sickly.
  • Was I supposed to feel sad when this girl died? Maybe it would have been a more emotional scene if they had killed off someone with a face. Just a thought.

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16 thoughts on “Guilty Crown 06 — *Facepalm*

      1. That’s true. This show is like cigarettes: bad for you, but very addicting. Plus, the negative posts are pretty hilarious.

  1. You know it’s bad when I actually like this episode, despite the fact that I agree with everything you’ve said. That’s how low the show has gotten. Anything resembling entertainment, I find interesting, even if it’s obsolete trite.

  2. While hacky-eyed at times, the episode stayed thrilling and adrenaline-y enough for me to stay excited. I won’t say the story is ground-breaking, or even well written, but the premise and action are solid, and I enjoy Guilty Crown for that. I feel like I’m the only one backing the series, but at the same time anyone who does reviews is watching it too (if it’s so bad, why keep watching? just drop it and let the rest of us enjoy it). Though you have valid points, I disagree with hating the characters, Inori is definitely a confusing personality, but I’m okay with it right now. I’m also very interesting in seeing Undertaker take on GHQ and what their true intentions are. You don’t build orbital weapons aimed at a single country without some purpose in mind.
    As for the whole Japanese grid falling because of one satellight…I…don’t have a clue. While I’m on it, what up with the aurora at the end? It’s not like the atmosphere got hit with e.m. spectra, just space debris. The writers need to learn some physics. But overall, it was visually appealing and the blackout adding a sense of nationwide emergency, even if no one really had a clue what was going on. (Which actually raises the question of if normal people know exactly whats going on, I mean, a f***ing space laser blasted an area the size of a small town, and no one but Undertaker is upset?…)
    Unintentionally started to rant, but it kinda serves my point: yes, it has flaws…I get over them. No series is perfect, and I’m still wondering why I feel like the only one with anything good to say, period.

    1. “if it’s so bad, why keep watching? just drop it and let the rest of us enjoy it”

      No. I don’t accept this kind of thinking. It’s one of the worst things that are starting to become more and more common. “Don’t like it? Ignore it.”

      Why do you have to like everything and ignore if you don’t? Yes, perhaps the ones who likes it won’t be bothered by the ones who dislikes it, but… isn’t that the part where the problem lies? In the ones who cannot accept people disliking something?

      By telling that we dislike something, we also say that we want something else, something better. Which makes everything go around. It gets better. People improve. Companies improve. Countries improve. Everything improves.

      And blah blah blah. I shouldn’t even need to discuss this. It’s something that I find so blatantly obvious, that I become sad every time someone says “Well, you don’t have to care”. God.

      *rant*

    2. if it’s so bad, why keep watching? just drop it and let the rest of us enjoy it

      Because it’s ever so much fun to make fun of, of course!

      You don’t build orbital weapons aimed at a single country without some purpose in mind.

      I would tend to think so as well. But in the world of Guilty Crown, anything is possible. I think it was to “contain” the disease though (by obliterating carries from orbit).

      I was wondering about the aurora as well. Doesn’t make any sense.

      Unintentionally started to rant, but it kinda serves my point: yes, it has flaws…I get over them.

      I get over them too, after I finish ranting, just like you. 🙂 I’ll start from a fresh perspective and probably end up ranting again next week.

      1. “I get over them too, after I finish ranting, just like you. I’ll start from a fresh perspective and probably end up ranting again next week”
        Loool love that comment you made 😛
        Actually I dropped that show but I do enjoy your rants about it 😀

  3. I agree with the majority of this, but not with the backdoor being in the pen… if you think about it, the bad guy gave it to Shu when he was with Gai, that sets up Gai and Shu up for the satellite. IF Shu hit the button.

    1. Yeah, so Shuu’s pen could command the satellite. If they had realized this, just think what they could have done… sent the pen under the enemy headquarters, perhaps?

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