Tenchi's Thoughts: Guilty Crown episode 22 FINAL EPISODE!
Guilty Crown is a sci-fi anime series that aired on Fuji TV's noitaminA program block. The second opening theme song from episode 13 to 22 is "The Everlasting Guilty Crown" by Egoist with vocals by Chelly and the second ending song from episode 13 to 21 is Kokuhaku (告白, lit. "Confession") by Supercell with . He pulls out Inori's Void within the flower with his last strength, using it to defeat Gai with a finishing blow. Before dying, Gai reveals that his actions were needed, . So I just watched the finale to Guilty Crown. I fell so behind I doubt I'll be able to properly catch up just yet, since Persona 4 is getting close and I.
Something that doesn't have to make too much sense in order to get the good ending. So, after looking at finer details of the anime and doing research I could somewhat label "adequate", I decided to pile it all to get a less crappy ending that does not stab the gut.
Indeed, after this, the ending can somewhat be labeled good. But that is all up to you to decide.
Guilty Crown Ending Explanation/Interpretation - Forums - kd8mq.info
Buckle your seat belts, it's gonna be a bumpy ride Let us first begin by defining who or what Inory was. Inory was an artificially made human body that was supposed to serve as a vessel to transfer Mana's consciousness into. You can also label that as soul. So basically, Inory was just a husk waiting for the soul to be put into it. Before that could happen however, she was rescued by Gai and exposed to "the outer world".
Presumingly being completely made in the lab, Inory never had a childhood nor any social experience. Thus, she lacked emotion and personality, which continued making her a soulless husk metaphorically. So she ran with the Funeral Parlor, carrying out her tasks like a machine she was. However, after meeting Shu Ouma, she was exposed to more or less normal social experiences. She started developing a personality, and started displaying emotion. She was no longer an artificially made machine - she was now a unique human being.
She fell in love with Shu because he was "heartbreakingly human", who has "shown her the bad and the good of this world. It is what "made her whole". Inory always had a soul, but relatively to others, she almost didn't.
It just kept her alive, not special. Now let that sink in for a moment and let's move on to the voids. Voids are the manifestations of people's personalities, souls, hearts, complexes, etc. A particular void we should be interested in here is that of Yahiro's - the elephant grade shears. These shears are able to cut the "strings of life" of a person directly.
Let us remember the scene where Shu talks to Jun in what appears to be some sort of a "spiritual lobby". Surrounding Jun are red, faintly glowing strings of life essence arranged in shape of helix, or DNA. If you cut the strings, the body loses life and becomes a corpse or crystallizes, doesn't matter. At this point, one has to ask; do those strings of life represent simple rights and metabolic functions to live, or do they neatly carry all meanings of life aka soul, personality, conscience.
My answer to that would be the latter. Remember how Shu killed Segai with the shears. They appear to pass through the body and right into the SOUL, which we can also, at this point, call Life, and are used to cut the red strings that represent it.
Thus, by cutting the strings of life, you actually destroy the soul of the person. A body is useless without one.
Everyone has it, even Inory. So that much we know about the red, glowing, helix shaped strings of life. Fast forward towards the end. After the battle with Gai, Shu kills him. This in turn begins to slowly crystallize Inory's body since she was the host of Mana's soul at the time. The reason it did not happen instantly is, as stated in episode 11, the blood in her body has resistance to the virus.
That, and the fact that there were TWO souls in her body at once, and only one of them died - Mana. Knowing that Inory's body will die soon, Shu chose to die with her and decided to sacrifice his own body to annihilate the virus once and for all by absorbing it all. Please notice how I'm using weird expressions of body instead of just saying death.
It would seem like the two are about to die together, and that would be the end of it, but Inory had a different plan in her mind Before such ending could happen, we see Shu and Inory together in, again, what seems to be a "spiritual lobby", which is somewhat similar to the one in Shu and Jun's meeting in terms of concept.
That, is in fact, her very own string of life. And she is giving it to him. Now lets review our knowledge of those red strings of life. You CUT them, you destroy a persons soul life and basically kill them. So, what happens if, instead of cutting them, you TAKE them?
An extra life to live, like in Mario? You are taking the SOUL of the person. At this point, it is tempting to think that she gave him his rights to live, as he was going to die. But at that point, both were alive, and what she was giving to him was not a life he can use to throw at the virus like a bone it can chew on instead of his own.
The virus needed a BODY sacrifice got the reference now? The crystals were forming on the BODY of the person, not his soul, and thus are not related.
- Want to add to the discussion?
- Blog Archive
- All about new anime, on Thursday, when I usually get the time to watch them.
So what DID Inory do? She decided to give Shu her SOUL, and use her already dying body as a sacrifice the virus needed as a vessel to get trapped in. To save humanity and Shu. What hints this, aside from what I have stated earlier? The Opening Theme Song! WHAT makes Inory "whole"? The thing that she values the MOST. It is her SOUL. What she has developed thanks to Shu. The strings represent both her life and her soul, thus by giving it to him, she basically transferred herself into his body.
Shu's body now has two souls - Shu's and Inory's, together. Hell, the opening theme song even symbolizes her sacrifice by having her tied to a crystal cross like Jesus Christ, who was sacrificed on a cross for the sins of humanity, thus becoming its savior, according to the Christian bible. Now that sounds just bizarre. Can two souls even live in one body? Best example you can get is Mana's soul that was in Inory's body! They were sharing the same body, and were able to communicate with each other and control the body to an extent.
How did the soul transfer between Inory and Shu even take place?
Guilty Crown Ending Explanation/Interpretation
Going back to the white wedding, gentlemen! They are Mana's life strings!
Or technically, forcibly stuffing her own soul into Inory's body, making it have two souls. You get the idea. So what conclusions we have so far? The red strings of life DO represent the soul and consciousness of a person. Giving it to someone else means transferring the soul to that someone's body.
And that's exactly what Inory did to Shu in the last moment! So they don't have to stop existing! Because, you know, if they would just leave it at that, they would both die, and stay like that Basically, Inory saved us from a really crappy, down to earth ending!
Sadly, not many people will applaud this.
The fact is so subtle that I cannot blame anyone for thinking it was what they thought it was - a non-rewarding, realistic, dull ending. Where's your proof ya back-pokin' snake! The have I do proof, officer. Shu is listening to Inory's music. A scene shows up where Shu is hugging Inory Check it out, it even has the same blue-white clouds that were also present when Shu was talking to Jun in the spiritual lobby. You might argue that that is just his imagination according to the song, or it is his memories, BUT here is why I find that quite unlikely.
First, it cannot be his memories, as this is the first time he is hugging her in that brown jacket of his leland in that spiritual lobby space thingy. Second, why can't it be imagination?! The blue-white clouds give it away!
Shu seems to be present in the same place as when he was when talking to Jun. Arisa just assumed Shu was using them…more than she thought.
And Inori stabbed her hand a little. Arisa responded by skanking herself out for useless information, working with a dead person, planning to help with the Shu arm removal process, and helped Gai 2.
Guilty Crown | NewAnimeThursday
Because she knew nothing. She was just listening to Gai 2. In conclusion Arisa sucked. I really thought she was going to be a strong character but she was truly selfish. She had the potential to have some angst from all the family pressure and emerge as her own person. She was way more guilty than Shu in regards to death and betrayal yet she gets to life. And I am pissed off. Silly people wanting to live and such. It is time to move on since Arisa was barely important anyway.
Mana was pretty dang crazy. Clearly she was gone. When Gai and Mana died the first time Mana had a second of clarity, where she was happy to be with Gai and to die as herself. But this time around she was just pure crystal Mana.
Although I did expect Mana to sit back and watch Gai 2. Human evolution decided this was the best way to turn itself into crystal dust. I mean…at this point it is probably not going to make sense on why the floor turning into a map of the world would then DESTROY said world but we are dealing with crystals from space.
It is just the way the end of the world came about people. Like lalala byebye New York City. Spin Spin Spin peace out Hong Kong. He had a perfectly good reason for hurting and destroying so many people. He was trying to bring Mana out of the cycle of reincarnation. If he allowed her to have a mini Apocalypse then she would have fulfilled her duty and would stay dead this time. It all makes sense folks.
Maybe if Gai 2. Inori believed in Gai and Gai 2. She thought she was a monster. She might have allowed Mana to take over to save more lives and Shu. Maybe it was inevitable that some lives were going to be lost but had Gai 2. He did this for everyone! Maybe Guilty Crown is actually about Gai 2.
I guess everyone is forgetting that Gai 2.
I was just kidding with that stupid theory but the will of the human race was apparently to live on as crystals together. That is obviously the next stage of human evolution.
Deep down that is what everyone really is wishing for. I think Shu will pass on the tang. Can I just express how upsetting it is that there is no Daath Alien race up there in the sky responsible for all of this.
I mean…yes that would have been pretty stupid too. Only because it would not have had enough time to get properly explained. But at least it was something. We had an eyebrow kid, rock from space, and a weird disease that was out of this world. But…Daath is the will of the people. The natural evolution of the human race. Nothing to make this show make sense. All the other fighting going outside was so rushed and mushed together it was hard to keep up.
Daryl wants to be famous for being a murderer, Ayase and Tsugumi have to bounce around a little to show the audience they have boobies, Arisa was using her own Void, and Momma Haruka is facing off with her brother.
The UN is still hanging on and any minor character has to look on in horror. So much squished in a tiny bit of time. Kenji died off screen so he is another picture of insane Daryl. Can I just say it was totally unnecessary to kill Kenji? But if it listen to Gai 2. But Kenji stayed around and listened to someone who rescued him from jail. The others were going to go back with Gai 2. Oh right I am still bitter that Arisa lived.
Even Daryl thinks Rowan is insane. From Guilty Crown, not the Walking Dead. I am of the camp he has always been insane and for 5 seconds he had a candy apple and was tolerable. Then he went back to being crazy. What part of him was good Rowan? Can you see the future? If so please use it to save yourself and this punk kid next time.
Like really folks what kind of ending is this?! Inori turning into a flower and allowing Shu to use her Void…. It is just magic. Also it appears that the creators were trying to use every single scene in the opening song. By making it as forced as possible. Holding back the tears for you Gai. Shu was going to take on all the pain and crystal cancers of the world.
So it is unclear if Gai 2. If so he is amazing and can predict the future. All the people he killed were automatically going to be saved by Shu. Good thing Shu survived losing his arm. Shu had to take on all the pain and suffering because he wears the Guilty Crown. Still not understanding why folks. I think he did the best he could given the situation and he got crapped on the entire way. I would have been like HAHA screw you all So why the Guilty Crown?
Why does Shu think he needs to die for the Earth when he has been put through so much? And that is only the crap in this show, none of the stuff in his Mana raping past! Why does he need to bear the burden of everyone? To make everyone think WOW what a nice guy? Fine then say that. But to take on the word Guilty? Inori doesn't even need a body to do amazing things!
Because Inori wakes up with her blind crystal self and instead of staying in the……beyond with Shu she takes all the crap from Shu and dies.