Jumat, 16 Maret 2012

Guilty Crown


Guilty Crown (ギルティクラウン Giruti Kuraun?) is a 2011 Japanese anime television series produced by Production I.G which airs on Fuji TV's noitaminA program block in October 2011. The story of Guilty Crown is set in 2039 and revolves around Shu Ouma, a boy who has acquired an ability called the "The Power of the Kings" that allows him to draw out tools or weapons from another person. He joins a resistance group named "Funeral Parlor (Undertakers)" which aims to restore Japan's independence from an international organization known as the GHQ.
A manga adaptation issue of Gangan Comics' Monthly Shōnen Gangan began serialization in November 2011. A spin-off visual novel tentatively named Guilty Crown: Lost Christmas is being developed by Nitroplus.

PLOT:
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.
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 for Egoist, while visiting one of his favorite places on his way home from school. Shu is a big fan of Inori, a singer who has taken the Internet world by storm. However, he also discovers the other side of her, which is that she is a member of "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 on him the power to reach inside another person's body and extract and materialize a weapon from it.[2] The anime tells the story of Shu's reluctant involvement with the Undertakers and the hardship involved in using his power.

TERMINOLOGY:
Apocalypse Virus
A newly discovered deadly virus that crystallizes its victims. Originated from a meteorite crash in Japan, the transmission mechanisms are currently not understood but upon infection, the host's body will begin to show various stages of symptoms where a crystalline substance forms on their body and the victim shows signs of insanity. There is a vaccine to prevent infection where regular inoculations are required.
The "Lost Christmas" incident
On December 24, 2029, an outbreak of the Apocalypse Virus appeared in Roppongi, Tokyo leading to a chaotic turmoil in the country. Unable to contain it, the Japanese government asked for international help.
GHQ
A multinational military force backed by the United Nations to help Japan contain the Apocalypse Virus during the "Lost Christmas" incident. After containing the outbreak and restoring order, Japan gave its administrative duties to the GHQ where it became the official interim government of Japan with the GHQ forces policing the country under martial law. The GHQ headquarters is located at Area 24, a mega-structure constructed on Odaiba, Tokyo Bay.
Anti Bodies
Officially known as the Special Virus Countermeasure Force, the Anti Bodies are the GHQ epidemic control unit. An independent military unit, the Anti Bodies are an elite force that have access to special equipment and resources to combat the spread of the Apocalypse Virus. They have the authority to detain and quarantine suspected Apocalypse carriers and if necessary, use deadly force to contain any outbreaks.
Shōgisha (葬儀社) / Literally translated as Undertakers (Funeral Parlour)
A resistance group/terrorist organization that aims to free Japan from the GHQ. Their headquarters is located in Roppongi at a building called Roppongi Fort.
Endlave
Humanoid battle mechs. Pilots operate the Endlaves via a remote cockpit where they control its movement using their brains. Because they also experience any damage that is happening to their Endlaves, the pilot must disconnect themselves before their Endlave is destroyed or they will suffer a backlash. Over three generations of Endlaves have been created.
Void Genome
Known as the "Power of Kings", it is a genetic weapon that has the ability to extract "Voids" from individuals under the age of 17. . A Void is the physical form of the personality of a person and is unique to the individual. Eye contact is necessary to extract a Void. The person from whom the Void is extracted remembers nothing of the incident due to shock and the Void is returned to the original owner after use. If the void is destroyed the person the void was extracted from will die. There are three Void Genome; Shu Ouma, the protagonist of Guilty Crown, and Yuu, an antagonist allied with Anti Bodies, are the only known users. After the 2nd Apocalypse outbreak, Shu's powers evolved, allowing him to extract Voids while maintaining the consciousness from the person from whom the Void is extracted.
Sephirah Genomics
A multinational pharmaceutical company with close ties to the GHQ and Anti Bodies. Sephirah Genomics is responsible of creating the Apocalypse Virus vaccine, the Void Genome, and is currently researching for a cure for the Apocalypse Virus.

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