After the outbreak of the unidentified virus “Lost Christmas” in 2029, Japan has been under the control of a multi-nation organization called GHQ. Ohma Shu is a 17 year old boy who has a psychic power in his right hand. He can use the power “Ability of King” to extract tools or weapons from his friends. He has been avoiding making trouble for others but his life changes when he meets a girl Yuzuriha Inori, a member of a resistance guerrilla group called “Undertaker”, whose members pilot mecha weapons to fight against the government.
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Shu Ouma (桜満 集 Ōma Shū?) is the 17-year old protagonist of Guilty Crown. A socially awkward person, Shu is a second year high school student and a member of the school’s modern image and video research club.[e 1] His stepmother, Haruka, works for Sephirah Genomics, while his late father, Kurosu, an expert on the Apocalypse Virus, was killed during the “Lost Christmas” incident. Shu’s involvement in the series begins when he meets Inori Yuzuriha. After Inori is arrested by the GHQ Anti Bodies, Shu decides to make amends for not helping her earlier by delivering an item called “Void Genome” she was transporting to the leader of Funeral Parlor, Gai Tsutsugami. However upon arrival, a battle between the GHQ and Funeral Parlor has begun, forcing Shu to escape while protecting the Void Genome. It is then when he rescues Inori and protects her from a GHQ Endlave that the “Void Genome” fuses onto his right arm, granting him the “power of kings”, which allows him to extract items from a person’s heart. After that incident, Gai offers Shu to join Funeral Parlor, but Shu turns down the offer, refusing to join the organization until his classmate, Yahiro Samukawa, betrays him to the GHQ, forcing him to turn to Funeral Parlor for help.
Inori Yuzuriha (楪 いのり Yuzuriha Inori?) is the main heroine of Guilty Crown, is the stoic 17-year old vocalist of the group Egoist. She is also a member of the “Funeral Parlor” resistance group and her Void is a sword. She becomes Shu’s partner and as the series progresses, begins to show different types of emotions, eventually falling in love with him. She’s later revealed to be created by Da’ath to become the vessel of Mana, and in episode 12, she was captured to complete Mana’s rebirth, but was then saved by Shu. Afterwards, however, she starts expressing more erratic behavior, cumulating with her killing two other students and stabbing Arisa through the hand. She is later captured by the resurrected Gai and Da’ath as she tries to protect Shu.
Gai Tsutsugami (恙神 涯 Tsutsugami Gai?) is the 17-year old resourceful and charismatic leader of the “Funeral Parlor” resistance group. He hopes to push the revolution to success with the help of Shu’s “power of kings”. A charming and yet manipulative man, he leads Funeral Parlor as a fearless leader who expects the best, without disappointment, from his subordinates. At beginning of the series, he tasks Inori to steal the Void Genome so he can use its power. However, a battle between the Anti Bodies and Funeral Parlor leads to Shu to gain that power instead. Nevertheless, he tries to make Shu join his organization which he succeed after using his feelings for Inori and after he was arrested by the GHQ.
Ayase Shinomiya (篠宮 綾瀬 Shinomiya Ayase?) is a paraplegic Endlave pilot who uses a wheelchair. She has feelings for Gai and is very loyal to him but later she also started to have feelings for Shu.[e 5] Previously, she piloted an older Endlave Jumeau model before it was destroyed by Daryl but later gains Daryl’s Endlave Steiner model. Her Void is a special pair of leg braces that allow her to rapidly skate over ground, jump with incredible power and even fly.[e 7]
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