The story takes place in Tokyo in 2039. After the outbreak of an unidentified virus Lost Christmas in 2029, Japan has been controlled by a multi-nation organization GHQ. Ouma Shuu 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 troubles for others but his life has changed when he met a girl Yuzuriha Inori, one of the members of a resistance guerrilla Undertaker.
A 2011 anime by Production I.G.
Guilty Crown is being directed by Tetsuro Araki with the series' script's supervision being handled by Hiroyuki Yoshino and assisted by Ichirō Ōkouchi. Jin Hanegaya from Nitroplus will also be assisting with the screenplay. The mechanical designs will be done by Atsushi Takeuchi and prop designs handled by Yō Moriyama. The original character designs are being drawn by Redjuice while Hiromi Katō are providing the character designs for the anime. Yusuke Takeda will be the anime's art director. The animation production is being done by Production I.G's Division 6.
When asked what circumstances lead to his involvement, Redjuice responded that the production staff's illustrators and animators felt that his concept art exhibited a sense of compatibility with final product. While Ryo of Supercell was providing the insert songs for the show, Redjuice himself was not participating in a project as a member of Supercell. Besides liking Inori, the main heroine of Guilty Crown, Redjuice stated that he has done many drawings of Tsugumi. The staff had no qualms with the cat-like ears of Tsugumi so Redjuice feels that he has slipped his personal tastes into the series. Redjuice also likes Kanon although she was not originally written into the scenario but since she was included in one of the key visual drawings, Kanon got added. As Redjuice has not worked with 3D CG much, he was able to learn a lot from the staff at Production I.G.
New York Anime Festival screened the first two episodes of Guilty Crown on October 15, 2011. The screening of the second episode was a world premiere as the episode did not air in Japan until October 20, 2011. At Anime Weekend Atlanta 2011, Funimation Entertainment announced that it would simulcast the series in October, followed by a DVD and Blu-ray release in 2012.