I thought Guilty Crown was finished at episode 12 though I did have a feeling that it was ended prematurely. The airing of episode 13 proved me wrong though previously this anime was announced to have only 11 episodes and I’ve never followed the news about it but only watched the anime instead. However at the beginning of episode 13 it feels like a continuation OVA with those school festival and stuff that almost convinced me that the anime was over, until the assault that happened at the second half of the episode.
Many new things were ‘introduced’ in this episode that I think is a beginning of a new arc. Not only the OP/ED are new, the two girls from the somewhat disbanded Undertaker, namely Ayase and Tsugumi, now joined the students in the school where Shuu goes to (after all Undertaker is now leaderless now that Gai is dead). It’s a bit awkward though that the other students just accepted those two like they were always with them, not sure they just didn’t realize it or just didn’t care.
Shuu’s power also seems to have ‘upgraded’ probably from the contact with ‘Eve’ in the previous battle, where now the the people whom he drawn a weapon (Void) from could now retain their consciousness and even use their own Void. However it seems like Shuu is not the only one who can draw a Void. Ayase seems to be able to do the same thing too, though she probably can only draw her own Void, which is in the form of “winged leg braces” that allows her to literally ‘fly’ around at awesome speed. This is another thing that I feel awkward about because it’s as if Ayase ‘suddenly’ found that power.I did say that this is a new arc so of course there’s something new about the bad guys too. As I’ve told in my last review, the ‘clown’ Makoto Segai is somebody that should never let to live although he seemingly had left the band of bad guys in the last episode. In this new episode he’s the one responsible in supplying the terrorists with weapons and vehicles (including an Endlave mecha) that were used in the school assault. Even more disturbing he have one spy infiltrated the school and joined the students as well. Lucky there were no casualties in the assault and the school festival was resumed after Shuu and Ayase took care of them.
The clown Makoto is not the only bad gay though as at the end of the episode it seems like the real bad person, Shuichiro Keido who was killed by Shuu in the last battle now assumed the leadership of Japan’s provisional government and to make it worse, he even issued a command to ‘seal-off’ the Loop 7 area, which is where Shuu and everybody is. Now I wonder if Shuu will lead the new ‘Undertaker’ movement to fight not only the clown Makoto but also this new evil government.