Guilty Crown is an entertaining anime with a good plot, interesting characters, though some things are underexplained or rushed. Several points are left unexplained until the last third of the show, which of itself is not bad. One major point that once explained made the show much better was why Inori is so infuriatingly bland. Her character fleshes out a bit near the end. The other characters are fantastic. It is unusual for the hero to be portrayed in a negative light, yet Guilty Crown spends a great deal of time exploring Shu's mistakes. The theme about the power of love is a bit over-played, but the vehicle is refreshingly unique. The ending leaves much to be desired, though with a bit of analysis (and some googling), closure can be had. The sound and animation quality is great, and there is some lovely, haunting music associated with Inori. Overall a very good anime that explories the affects of relationships, both good and bad and partiuclarly the power of love, while providing fast paced action with an ecchi flavor without dipping too heavily into stereotypes and cliches.