The manga version of Guilty Crown is a seven volume series that adapts the first twelve episodes of the Anime from November 2011 to December 2013. It is written by Yosuke Miyagi, illustrated by Shion Mizuki, and published by Square Enix.
- Shu is beaten up more by thugs before Gai's debut.
- The childhood flashback with Shu, Gai, and Mana is expanded. One of which shows Shu and Gai dealing with one of GHQ's hounds.
- A fight of Shu and Gai vs Yuu is added.
- Inori remains alive by the end of the manga.