Guilty Crown’s New OP and ED: “The Everlasting Guilty Crown” by EGOIST, “Kokuhaku” by supercell

The official website of the popular sci-fi, action anime Guilty Crown has announced the opening and ending theme songs for the second season of the show. The two singles will be released on the music market in March next year (7/03/12).

The title of the opening song is The Everlasting Guilty Crown and will be performed by EGOIST  while the ending will be supercell’s Kokuhaku (meaning ‘confession’).

This news is nothing too surprising, considering the fact that the same groups, but in reverse roles, did the first two OP and ED. Also, having in mind that the public wasn’t at all pleased with the Guilty Crown anime as a whole, there ere probably not many artists willing to relate their names with it (*ahemsonotmean*). I know that a manga is made upon the anime, I know that it is getting a second season, I know that there were many eyes set on it in the start, but many of those eyes were turned away as the show progressed.

 

Source: Mantan Web

Is this great news or not-so-great? What do you think? Comment below.

10 thoughts on “Guilty Crown’s New OP and ED: “The Everlasting Guilty Crown” by EGOIST, “Kokuhaku” by supercell

  1. I more think of it as a combination of “Evangelion” and “Code Geass”. I can say that it’s a combination of both because of:
    a.) Inori Yuzuriha’s similarity to Rei Ayanami from “Neon Genesis Evangelion”. Both of them is important to the main plot and protagonist.
    b.) Shu Ouma’s character development. Shu, in some ways, is similar to Shinji Ikari of Evangelion. But when their loved ones died (in Shouma’s case, Hare Menjou), they drastically changed; from being a kind and gentle person to being someone ruthless and ignorant.
    c.) The plot devices. Code Geass’ main plot device is the Geass while Guilty Crown’s main plot device is the Void Genome which is also known as “Power of the kings” (A reference to what Geass of CG, as C.C. said to Lelouch at their contact “I shall grant you the power of the kings in exchange for living a life of solidarity”). Meanwhile, NGE’s plot device is the LCL from Lilith which is planned to be used as a means to create a new race which is similar to the Apocalypse Virus/Tiberium which also has the abilities to combine with the genes of those who are resistant to it and can be used to create a new species.

    Another striking similarity between the three anime is the female protagonist (C.C, Rei Ayanami, and Inori) are involved with the plot devices and is often the progenitor of the plot devices.

    As for my rating, I’ll rate it 8.5 on a scale of 10. One thing that it lacks is a solid plot; the plot is pretty much confusing at first; it’s not explained how the Apocalypse Virus came from the meteorite, where the meteorite came from, how Mana came contact with the meteorite, how the vaccine is developed, how the Void Genome is developed, and if Inori is really born from a person or artificially created. But eventually, some things are revealed (how the Lost Christmas happened). The character development is also somewhat slow because they mainly focused on Shu’s character development. The animation is good and the music composition is actually excellent.

    1. Wow! Thank you for this post. It was a pleasure reading it and I must say at last that I can’t give a plot-mess a high score… I still think anime is more plot and idea rather than effects and … boobs (not exactly aimed at GC here).

  2. I’d say that even thought the show may not have the most brilliant plot, because nothing was explained well before the season finale, the show has its brilliance. The animations, the colors and, the best for me, the soundtrack is absolutely amazing.

  3. The first season wasn’t great per whole, but it had moments of brilliance, which I can’t say for other mainstream anime out there. Who doesn’t have patience will miss what is announcing to be a brilliant second season, one in which the main character is no longer clueless.

    1. Might be true… I haven’t had the patience, but cannot wonder if you’ve seen all episodes of all mainstream anime to claim Guilty Crown is better, since I can name at least an old Gundam and Code Geass being better, in my own opinion that is.

  4. I was going to give it a chance, if it:
    – wasn’t a pathetic “Gode Geass” rip-off
    – wasn’t full of clueless characters
    – had a plot

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