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As an orphan whose life is in the hands of space pirates, Coud has had no choice but to survive on bravado alone. He has nothing to live for until he finds Ren entombed amongst the treasures in the pirate ship's hold, and awakens her. In addition to being mysterious and beautiful, Ren can transform into a battle sword to help Coud fight and prove his strength -- but with this strength comes the bitter realization that power alone is not enough. Now, in a race against time, Coud must endure betrayals and fierce battles as he struggles to return Ren to her home, before it's too late...
In Japan, there is a disturbing rumor being spread that people's shadows are ripping from their bodies, never to be seen again. For one young man, the frightening nature of this rumor is just beginning to manifest in the form of a nightmarish world that he can't seem to escape from. In this place full of dark minions and demons, he and his friends fight futilely against unknown enemies, only to be brought back to the "real world" as quickly as they left it. Is this real, or a dream? Only one person holds the key to destroying and saving the world as he knows it...
After being separated from him for ten years, Shin Kanzato and his brother Jun have moved to Ayanagi City to live with their older brother Ryou; but little do they know that a rash of mysterious murders have recently plagued the city, leaving the victims’ bodies turned inside out. Soon, Shin finds himself being attacked by a man who is able to summon a mysterious and ghostly creature; and more importantly, he realizes that he possesses the same powers. Now, with the discovery of more people like himself, Shin finds himself drawn further and further into the world of those who use "Persona."
A lot of this has to do with show layout. Both are in somewhat futuristic settings ten years after a horrible event that the main character was somehow deeply involved in. The main character awakens to special powers and must now save the day.
However, both of these shows are completely unafraid to be mean. Death is a very real risk for the characters and a single mistake has disasterous consequences. While Guilty Crown hasn't ended yet I definitely think that people who like one of these shows will like the other based on a basic principle of starting with cool things you can do with the power and then realizing just how dire the situation really is when it all goes wrong.
Simon lives a boring life in the underground village of Jeeha, where his main job day in and day out is to dig tunnels. His close friend Kamina, however, longs to bust out of their oppressive existence and reach the surface world where open skies and adventure await! One day, during his usual digs, Simon discovers a robot with a big face buried amongst the rocks. No sooner has he shown Kamina his mysterious find when two beings from the surface crash land into Jeeha Village - one is a gun-toting woman calling herself Yoko and the other is a terrifying mecha piloted by a Beastman! Seeing their chance to escape village drudgery, Kamina rallies Simon and Yoko to defeat the invader using their new robot, Lagann. However, upon breaking out onto the surface world, Simon, Kamina, and Yoko encounter enemies more powerful than they could have envisioned. Their fight for adventure just turned into a war for the survival of the human race - will their lust for freedom hold out against such terrible odds?
Wimp is the word I would use to describe the main characters of these animes. In both animes you will find that the main characters are both wimps, however through trail and tribulation they end up going farther then they ever thought possible.
Besides the wimpy main characters you will also see the one they hope to be. These characters are the leaders in there respective groups and is loved by everyone. These characters also both challenge the power that supresses the people, drawing in the main characters to help.
So we got, wimpy main characters, Strong and inspiring leaders, are we missing something? Oh yeah how about mecha battles. Both animes have mecha battles however I would say Gurren Lagann has better mecha battles that Guilt Crown.
So to end this I will say this. Both are great, Both will leave you wanting more after each episode but a fair warning Guilty Crown is a bit darker then Gurren Lagann, however I would still recommend watching both because they are both worth your time.
Rin Okumura is a seemingly ordinary boy living at the Southern Cross Boys' Monastery. One day, however, Rin encounters a boy who has been possessed by a demon. Amidst the struggle, he not only awakens latent powers sealed within him, but also learns that he is the son of Satan! No longer able to stay under the protection of the church and with his very existence straddling the line between human and demon, Rin decides to fight against his parentage and joins the True Cross Order as an exorcist. Now, the teen must attend the True Cross Academy and begin special exorcist training alongside his new comrades all while keeping his identity a secret; but can the son of Satan really become a true exorcist?
Great visuals, fast paced and a fairly original plot. If you like the whole, "lets band together to save the world," feel then Blue Exorcist and Guilty Crown are right for you. Blue Exorcist very much like Guilty Crown are weapon based adventures, that push the protagonist to the inner limits. Well the time watching.