Time keeps moving, and it has now been 10 years since we first enjoyed the Guilty Crown TV anime. The anime began on October 13, 2011, and it ran for 22 episodes through Fall 2011 and Winter 2012. For reference as to exactly how long ago it was, some other shows that were airing around the same time are Hunter x Hunter, Bleach, Mirai Nikki, Naruto, Fairy Tail, Chihayafuru, Shakugan no Shana III (Final) and Zero no Tsukaima F. The official Twitter for the anime shared the Guilty Crown 10th anniversary mark:
On the official Hiroyuki Sawano YouTube channel, an awesome live performance video was posted to commemorate the anniversary:
The anime was produced by Production I.G. Kyōji Asano, an animator who previously worked in Production I.G’s Studio 6 and is now at WIT Studio, drew a special illustration for the 10th anniversary of Guilty Crown, which the studio’s official Twitter shared:
This was the final illustration, and they previously shared several others. The director of the anime, Tetsurō Araki, also left a comment and illustration:
redjuice, the character designer, also drew an illustration:
The chief animation director, Satoshi Kadowaki:
Guilty Crown was a great anime, and you might as well use the 10th anniversary as the reason to either re-watch or enjoy it for the first time. Funimation streams the anime, and the story goes:
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 Shuu 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, Shuu 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.
Source: WIT Studio Twitter
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