Guilty Crown Part 1 Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Review

Guilty Crown 2011-Anime Series

Guilty Crown 2011-Anime Series

Director: Tetsuro Araki

Guilty Crown Episode Count: 22 episodes

Anime Production Production I.G.

In the near future, the outbreak of a terrible disease called the Apocolypse Virus places Japan under the military rule of a global organization called the GHQ – a group tasked with checking the spread of the virus and administering vaccinations. Apathetic high school student Shu Ouma lives in Tokyo, spending his days editing videos and trying to be left alone. But things change when he meets the beautiful pop idol, Inori, who is on the run from GHQ soldiers. While trying to save her from her captors, he acquires a mysterious power called the Void Gene that allows him to pull items or weapons from anyone under the age of seventeen. Now, Shu must decide whether to join the efforts of the well-funded radical terrorist group “Funeral Parlor” and fight against the GHQ, or shrug off his newfound power and resume his normal life – assuming that either the GHQ or Funeral Parlor’s charismatic leader, Gai, will let him.-Anime Planet

The Characters

English Voice Cast

Alexis TiptonInori Yuzuriha
Austin TindleShu Ouma
Micah Solusod Gai Tsutsugami
Alexis TiptonMana Ouma

Japanese Voice Cast

Ai KayanoInori Yuzuriha
Yūichi NakamuraGai Tsutsugami
Yuuki KajiShū Ouma
Ai Kayano– Mana Ouma

Guilty Crown-2011 Anime Series

Guilty Crown is one of those rare beauties of an anime series that is consistently strong episode after episode. The animation is so fluidly animated that of many anime out there can’t say would reach its level. A level that is pretty high. 

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The characters designs are so richly detailed and all of the characters stand out well. Guilty Crown have to add is also original animation which mean that it is not based originally from a manga, visual novel, or a video game adaptation. Given that Guilty Crown is very impressive since it’s so original with regard to the world of Guilty Crown.

The story begins with, Shu Ouma, a rather distant guy who can’t  fathom interactions between people. Despite his flaw he wishes he could reach out to others and help them. He feels powerless to get close to anyone but at the same time he is afraid to get hurt which is why in many of his pursuits in life he just outright gives up. It soon all changes when he meets Inori Yuzuriha a beautiful internet vocalist sensation who happens to be involved with a rebellious  terrorist group named Funeral Parlor.

A medical organization known as GHQ controls Japan but they are so horribly tyrannical that Funeral Parlor hopes to take it down. Inori’s involvement draws Shu in and before long he is rewarded with the void genome a useful weapon capable of taking down GHQ and their  tyrannical  rule.

Shu is fearful of Funeral Parlor’s intentions but soon realizes he must fight alongside them so it can lead him to discovering the secret of the void power and a certain girl he can’t seem to forget despite hardly being able to remember her at all anymore.

Mana-Guilty Crown

One of the top reasons this is one series recommend would be its astonishing animation. Production I.G. animated Guilty Crown with character designs by Redjuice. The motion by the characters fighting and the animation though was so seamless that the only perfect word to describe it as would be “beautiful”.

Gai and Shu unite finally-Guilty Crown

The story moves at just the right pace and each episode is very intentional giving you pieces that connect to future episodes. It has some good world-building. All in all even the central story concept remains creative and believe that even when you might see one main theme to the series it actually has several. It is also elevated by the performances of both the Japanese and English voice cast that give their own spin of the characters.  Whichever language track you prefer on this is very well acted and should be equally enjoyed.

The music and animation sequences for the opening theme songs and ending theme songs are also one of the most phenomenal ones seen in anime series period. All of them performed by Egoist and or supercell. The ending theme songs have some sequences that change over each episode. It just shows that those individuals involved with the series really put care and thought on the OP’s and ED’s.

Guilty Crown Limited Edition Part 1 includes two art booklets. It includes an artwork filler box but nothing inside that one and the final thing of note is the box set itself featuring Shu drawing out Inori’s void which holds the Blu-ray/DVD of Guilty Crown. Those who buy this Limited Edition box set are sure to be rewarded if they really love this series.

Genre: Science Fiction, Action, Romance, Mecha, Psychological Thriller

NOTE: You probably should get Part 2 available only in Standard Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo. Guilty Crown Part 1 Limited Edition only includes Episodes 1-11 in the series. It can then be added inside your Guilty Crown Limited Edition Part 1 Blu-ray/DVD box set.

Thinking of getting Guilty Crown Part 1 in Limited Edition or Standard Edition of DVD and Blu-ray? Consider supporting the people who brought you this anime here in North America when you go buy your copies! Links down below. Prices available for convenience.


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4 thoughts on “Guilty Crown Part 1 Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo Review

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  2. I have this love/hate going thing with Guilty Crown. I love things about it: Inori, the action sequences, the animation, the amazing OST by Hiroyuki Sawano, the songs by Egoist and supercell and the overall cinematic feel of it; but at the same time I’m not really a fan of the second half, especially the ending too. It’s still a good anime, one I might rewatch, but I don’t think I’ll get over the ending anytime soon. I don’t think I’ve heard the English dub to this though, so if I feel like rewatching it I might try out the dub.


    • A lot of people don’t like the second half it seems. The second half went further in explaining why things in the present happened by going deeper into the past.

      In reference to Inori’s fate then I really feel like it was right for the series. Guilty Crown wasn’t going to have a happy ending mainly due because it was a world where loss and choices carried a heavy weight. I loved Mana since felt sympathy for her but you probably know how her life ended. The ending of the series was done in a way that wanted to leave a huge impact on you by ending the way it did.

      Yes, I do recommend the English voice cast. They put their own spin on the characters and it worked well.


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