Guilty Crown: The Complete Series [Blu-ray/DVD] [8 Discs]

  • SKU: 5279040
  • Release Date: 07/05/2016
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (38 out of 40)

    Special Features


    • Episode commentaries by English cast
    • Guilty Crown 4-panel theater parts 1-11
    • Episode previews 1-21
    • U.S. trailer
    • Textless songs
    • Into the void: the creative vision
    • TV spots
    • Trailers
    • Promotional videos


    Customer rating

    4.6
    95%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Amazing Soundtrack and Visuals

      Posted
      Alex
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      I have watched this series more than once and finally sprang for a physical copy thanks to a great sale. Story: The story isn't exactly original and the fantasy setting is more a variation on a theme than anything else. From start to finish there is plenty of action, drama and elements of fantasy and science fiction alike. The only real issue I had with the series is that about halfway through the story takes a very dramatic turn. A first time viewer might be a little put off by this as the characters you have started to like suddenly begin to alienate you. Having watched the series more than once you can appreciate a little more why the writers decided to do this. In reality I think it makes for a nice change from the norm. Visuals/Art: This is one of the areas that absolutely sets this series apart from other genre entries. The art is absolutely amazing and it's almost worth watching for the spectacles alone. Music/Soundtrack: Like the visuals, the soundtrack is absolutely amazing and worth listening to as a stand alone. I actually heard the soundtrack well before I saw the series and decided to watch it on the strength of the music alone. Hiroyuki Sawano composed the score and Egoist did many of the theme/opening songs and there isn't a single song between them that doesn't fit perfectly with the show. It feels more like they composed an amazing soundtrack and built the rest of the show around it. Seriously, it's that good. Characters: This is an area that the series fell a little short in. The characters are likeable enough and fleshed out enough for the continuation of the plot, but they didn't feel nearly as well fleshed out as the could have. The only real exception was the main character, Shu. His character goes through a lot of changes throughout the series forcing the viewer to like, hate and eventually appreciate him at various points. Overall: The strength of the visuals and music would each be enough to make this worth the watch. Together they make this show shine even with the relatively simple plot and somewhat flat characters.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Seems like an okay show, but cover is misleading

      Posted
      Ayelis

      Was looking for an anime that followed non-standard tropes. This one seemed promising, boasting a somewhat unique storyline that elicits nostalgia for such greats as s-CRY-ed or Revolutionary Girl Utena, with all the political intrigue of Rideback or Toshokan Sensou... But the Blu-ray case didn't mention anything along the lines of "schools", "students", "classes", etc, which is specifically what I was looking to avoid. Sure enough, you can't get through more than an episode or two without this "normal emo high school boy having to sit at a desk and deal with jibes from his classmates" trope. Don't get me wrong; the production value is great; it was made by some of the same people who worked on Attack on Titan, Death Note, HSotD, Code Geass and Gundam; and I'll get around to giving it a chance and watching the rest of the discs someday, but this just wasn't what I was looking for at this point in my life. Next time, I'll be sure to read the reviews online instead of trusting covers in-store. Mea culpa. Caveat emptor!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      I've seen good anime and bad, but this one is a

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      greyghost
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      It tries to be this romance at the beginning, but changes over to an action anime . . . sort of, the key word is try. Usually we see a long struggle with the villain and the hero, and by the time the last battle happens we feel relieved that it is over, but we never see a true villain until the last 7 episodes; it hints to one, but with no back story until later. The romance is all but forgotten at the second half of the anime and the action only happens for split seconds. I don't know what they were trying to accomplish but I would have preferred more action. I found myself waiting for grand things to happen and for only 5 episodes I was happy with the turn of events. The other episodes were boring.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best Buy you can Buy for Anime

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      PikachuLibre
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      When I saw they had one box left I immediately look at it for price. To my utmost surprise. The price was less than buying the two seasons separate and it had just come out recently. I couldn't resist and bought on the spot. I love this Anime and owning it on Blu-Ray was absolutely beautiful!! My only con is they included the DVD quality which was 480p (I think) and that is really bad quality and don't know why they would include that. But for the price of $32. I can't really complain with all the discs in Blu-Ray. If you loved Guilty Crown with Shu, Inori, Hare, and the rest of them as much as I did, don't pass this up!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Beautiful animation!

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      TMAN
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      Guilty Crown has gorgeous animation and an action packed storyline! The characters are likeable and although the show may have some faults, they don't detract from its overall level of enjoyment. All in all, a worthy addition to my ever growing collection. The Blu-ray presentation is beautiful--crisp, clear with vivid colors that really pop. It's nice having the entire series on both Blu-ray and dvd--the set comes in a standard height Blu case that is about twice the standard case in thickness. If you like anime that has a sci-fi or mecha theme, you should enjoy Guilty Crown!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Better than Expected, Ending falls Short

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      MikeVN
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      A lot of great work came together to make this series, and it shows. Great direction, voice acting, animation, writing, all telling an intriguing story. While I do prefer the first half of this anime to the second, it's overall a very good show that I would recommend to newcomers and veterans alike.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Incredible show, great condition

      Posted
      Koushirowolf
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      This show is incredible and Iv'e been wanting to buy it for a long time. It shipped in great time and no damage at all to the case or paper cover. I would definately recommend that any anime fan try this out and tgis was the cheapest one anywhere online.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great anime

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      Rhammi87
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      This series from start to finish was fantastic. The music used fit wonderfully to all the designs used for the characters. The art style was phenominal i watched it straight through in one day cause i couldnt put it down. I cant say enough about this great show.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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