|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.
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. 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” 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. The anime tells the story of Shu’s reluctant involvement with the Undertakers and the hardship involved in using his power.