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Guilty Crown Afterword

Hey everybody, been a week some since my last post. I’ve started up another summer class and have taken a bit more things on, which took over my time last week. And this week I got my wisdom teeth removed. I’ve been on pain meds since then and have been having fits of nausea, it’s generally been unpleasant. I’ve been trying to get Xewleer to follow up with his posting schedule, but he’s been doin God Knows What, so we’ll see if he ever gets on track.

Today I have for you all, my afterword on Guilty Crown. I remember the show starting off very well, gaining much hype over the summer months due to Redjuice’s artwork. The first episode went very well, then the following few were disappointments until the halfway marker… well I’ll let the post talk itself.

From Wikipedia:

On Christmas Eve, 2029, the unidentified “Apocalypse Virus” spreads and plunges Japan into a state of emergency in a chaos known as the “Lost Christmas” incident.[2] An international organization known as the GHQ intervenes with martial law and restores order to Japan at the cost of its independence.[2] Ten years later in 2039, Shu Ouma, a 17-year-old high school student who keeps to himself in school, meets Inori Yuzuriha, the lead singer of Egoist, while visiting one of his favorite places on before heading home from school. Shu is a big fan of Inori, the singer who has taken the Internet world by storm. However, he also discovers the other side of her: she is a member of the “Undertakers,” a resistance group that aims to liberate Japan from the GHQ. Shu starts taking part in the actions of “Undertaker-(funeral parlor)” and the “King’s Mark” appears on his right hand after the Void Genome in his pocket was shot by a GHQ Endlave. This “mark” bestows him the power to reach inside another person’s heart to extract and materialize a weapon or item from it.[2] The anime tells the story of Shu’s reluctant involvement with the Undertakers and the hardship involving the battles they fight and the lost truth of Shu’s past.

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“No matter how many times I have to repeat this, I promise I’ll save you.”

Puella Magi Madoka Magica is one of the most popular and acclaimed series in a long time, and not without reason. When it initially aired I skipped it over, but I’ve come to appreciate it much more as the series does some truly interesting things with its plot and characters, and explores some intriguing philosophical ideas. Don’t be shocked from the first impression. The anime isn’t what he may look like the first time you see it.

From wikipedia:  In this world, there exist strange creatures who have the power to grant one wish to a chosen girl. However, in exchange, that girl must then become a magical girl and use her powers to fight against witches, evil creatures born from darkness that are responsible for murders and suicides.

In the city of Mitakihara, a schoolgirl named Madoka Kaname and her friend Sayaka Miki are approached by a familiar named Kyubey, who offers to grant each of them one wish in return for making each of them a magical girl. Another magical girl named Homura Akemi tries to prevent Madoka from making such a deal, while Kyubey urges Madoka by telling her she will become the most powerful magical girl. However, contrary to the glamorous notions one would expect, a magical girl finds herself dealing with death, isolation, loss of humanity, agony over the value of her wish, and existential crisis. Madoka, following her friends, soon sees the darker side of being a magical girl, and because of knowing the truth about being a magical girl, she questions if she should become one as well.

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