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Posted 2/5/08 , edited 2/5/08
Sunrise brought you another hit series: Code Geass.

At the start,the one thing that drawn me to this show is the similarity of the character designs to CLAMP.And it turns out i am right.I have been longing for an anime character to be as hot as Kamui from X,and Lelouch just fits the description.

Handsome,intelligent,caring brother,and..........a prince of the arguably the world's most powerful empire,The Holy Britannia Empire.He is like a prince from typical shoujo manga,except that he has a pretty rotten heart, ruthless and an ex-prince.

Lelouch is somewhat like Light Yagami,exceptionally bright,manipulative and pretty arrogant at times.However unlike Light,he actually has a reason for all his actions.He wants to create the perfect world for his sister,and also to find the murderer responsible for his mother's death.You can't really blame this poor chap;almost no one gives a shit about his mother's death,his sister became blind and crippled,have useless father,and is technically a loner because thanks to his dad,he no longer is a prince.All of these events might have changed him overnight.And he has no one to express his feelings too,and all the hatred he has been keeping in his heart is unleashed with the timely arrival of the Geass.

Although Lelouch has some striking resemblance to Light in terms of personality,Lelouch is certainly much more humane.For one,he would willingly give his life away for the sake of his sister,and while Light wouldn't give a second thought about killing his sister off.He still has some sanity within him,and this is what differenciate him from Light.But like Light too,what he planned originally begin to go very wrong indeed.Although smart,he is too confident in his skills and overlook the security his sister needed,which led to the events in the last two episodes.Lelouch has a love interest too,but i doubt that the love he has for her can rival that of his love to his sister.If you watch the picture books,Lelouch is actually a pretty nice kid when he was young.I blame what he is today on his father.

And then there is Suzaku,his psychotic childhood friend whose mental health isn't that stable.But then,i have to admit as the series progresses,Lelouch's mental health is somewhat affected too,especially after the events of the last two episode.Suzaku can turn into a totally wacko character at times and frankly,to me his principles are wrong.What can one man do to change the policy of the entire empire?That guy doesn't have any common sense.He should have accepted Lelouch's offer to join his group.Perhaps if he did,he could prevent more bloodshed by Lelouch.Sorry,but i just totally despise this character.

Despite the good plot that will leave you wanting more,this show is not all perfect.True,it has colourful mix of characters with different personality,but it suffers from character development.There are a lot of characters that are not developed properly.And judging from the trailer for season 2,it looks like it is going to add ANOTHER bunch of characters.But there is this sensitive looking hot chinese guy with long black hair that i totally fell in love with.Guess i will make an exception for that one.

The seiyuus did an excellent job,especially Jun Fukuyama.He excelled in his role as Lelouch,and the award he totally deserve the award he receive for it.

Code Geass is certainly an anime that will fulfil what you are looking for in an anime.It makes you think a lot,and there is a bunch of hot looking guys in it(Orange-kun!!!!!!!!!!).But i have a complaint.Why must we wait until April?Sunrise is being unfair!
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Posted 2/5/08
Code Geass was great, and Yukana Nogami delivered her role as C.C. with a lot of hot love, pity she got no award, though Ami Koshimizu got one for her supporting role as Karen along with Jun Fukuyama's. Though the other roles were also delivered great, like Kikuko Inoue's Cecile Crumey, Kaori Nazuka's Nunnally and so on.

The characters are CLAMP-designed, though they aren't as long-bodied as previous works and seem more rugged. The mech designs are unique (though I'm sure the motorcycle-style used for the Japanese made Knightmares are from Mospeada), one I hope to see in Super Robot Wars soon. The music was great, especially FLOW's Colors, and the theme for Britannia reminded me of King of Hearts.

One thing I note in Code Geass is the fact that Lelouch is the second Char-clone (first one being Milliardo Peacecraft. Bart Fatima is supposed to be similar, but I haven't played Xenogears in a long time so I forgot) that had a similar history as Char, but somehow it did not seem like a rip-off. The prince exiled from power after parent gets assassinated path, Lelouch did an even better mask scheme.

Though unlike Char, Lelouch has a semi-psychotic "friend" who wishes to change Britannia from the inside, something I highly doubt would happen. Looking at the Emperor of Britannia himself and all his children (except for Euphie and Nunnally), none of them like the Japanese (or any of the other Areas) and are unlikely to change their minds.

His objective is okay, but his execution is backwards, as compared to Lelouch. Lelouch's main goal is for Nunnally, so he uses the Japanese resistance guys to achieve it, except he helps them in return (like by liberating Japan). Sure they use each other, but its mutual exchange.

The Season 2 trailer I saw showed Lelouch without his Geass (either he managed to control it or he lost it, but he still had it in some other media), a couple of new guys who seem to hate Britannia, Karen in a bunny suit, C.C. and Lelouch kissing, the Black Knights captured but later later seen jumping out of a plane in their Knightmares. It all promises to be great.

It's a good thing they're going through after the second worst cliffhanger of the decade (the first one being Master Chief's "Finishing the fight" from Halo 2) and they didn't change much of anything (which is a good thing if its a direct sequel).

Only thing I could find wrong with the thing is the release date, which is agonizingly long. I want my R2 now!
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I personally saw Code Geass as a very strong derivative of English literature, translated, and mixed in with Japanese culture. Having cultured my self with countless Shakespeare's dramas, briefly, I felt a lot of "borrowing" of plot. Though I'm not saying it's bad, nor is it the first of it's kind, but I couldn't help but see through a few of the layers.

I saw reminiscent ideas from Hamlet, as well as Macbeth, though I haven't studied enough English lore, I'm sure that this was what made it so.... enjoyable. CLAMP has always given interesting character designs, and Lelouch really hits a defined note on the ultimate vengeful character, hell bent on destruction. Though what I really enjoyed about the plot was how as we see him grown, and evolved in the first half of the season, he finally breaks down, showing his humanity, showing vulnerability, and finally depending on someone to help remind him what exactly he is doing; though it might take their death to help him realize what exactly he has done. But it does bring up one good point: tyranny is built upon those with blood drenched hands, but it takes blood to wash tyrants from the face of the earth.

The very last episode really does drop us off at the far edge of the cliff, clinging on to speculation. As for me I've thought of calculating the possibilities of what might happen, but for those who haven't already, just enjoy it for what it's for. Don't think to much about it, for if you made one false assumption, you will be left in utter disappointment. And from the looks of it, everyone should thoroughly enjoy the next season, so it doesn't help to rock in a shaky start of disappointment.
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Posted 2/29/08
[b]geeezzzzz.........a really great anime all the vengence and actions on it..!!but wers the season 2.....i'm craving for it....!
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Posted 2/29/08
i had low expectation for this anime since i dislike machine/ sci fi animation..but code geass grabbed my attention in the very first ep...i hate slow anime that takes forever to dev. so this is a good anime that makes every ep worth watching..only criticism i have is that it doesn't have much charac dev...especially in the beginning..the first two ep i was unnerved by the multple characters...too many names/faces all at the same time..but it gets better ..i also really like the char. personality..much like death note...except in the future...a very good anime, recomm to anyone who's into sci-fi..but also anyone who likes animation such as d. gray man or FMA
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Posted 3/4/08
this anime is great
have so many good point, from story line to character design
I agree to some of u said that Lelouch has similarity with Yagami Raito from Death Note, although I`ve to say that Lelouch is faarr farrr much better than Yagami. I dun like the way Yagami`s thinking after he had the power, he becomes selfish and arrogant(somehow Lelouch sometimes like that too) and he even dare using his own family as a tool to make a perfect world for himself. It`s so different with Lelouch who has a strong purpose of all his acts..
The only think I dun really like of this anime is the mecha robot is somehow like Gundam...Of course, it doesn`t......Maybe...Hohoho
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Posted 3/16/08
oye..!! season 2 is coming out on april 2008...!!! weeeee huray 4 code geass..!!!
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Posted 3/22/08
I liked the way the characters were drawn, I'm not sure why, but they seemed to pop out to me. I also liked the plot, it was unique compared to a lot of others I've watched.
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Posted 3/22/08
Code Geass's plot and unique character designs (by CLAMP, no less) make for an unforgettable watch. I really enjoyed watching Lelouch pwn the British with his Geass and how the anime slowly revealed more of his character. At first, I wasn't sure about starting this anime because I didn't look forward to numerous episodes of mecha drivel, but Code Geass definitely quite different. There's also no lack of fanservice so I can't complain about never getting to see my favourite characters crossdressing or wearing nekomimi.

The only thing I don't like about it is the horribly evil cliffhanger and the long wait for R2. Only two more weeks dammit.
Posted 5/22/08
Spacewolves: But it does bring up one good point: tyranny is built upon those with blood drenched hands, but it takes blood to wash tyrants from the face of the earth.

I've been thinking much about that concept as being one of Code Geass's messages, but couldnt put it to words. Great work :)

Suzaku is a character who's totally major since his method of achieving peace and freedom opposes that of Lelouch's. Too bad, many see him as stupid, but he represents the people in the world who, in war, attempt to achieve peace through "peaceful" means and without bloodshed. I wont be surprised to know (and i do) that there are loads of people who consider this type of method and put it to action. Just look at history's colonized countries-- there are people in my country's history who tried achieving peace through peaceful means and discouraged violent methods. Only thing that differentiates Suzaku from those people is Suzaku doesnt know when to stop, which you cxan blame on his mental instability.

I believe suzaku's method is good. Lelouch's impulsiveness isnt only there because he has the sense to know that suzaku's method wont work, but also because he has this huge anger towards Brittania, which makes him want to go against it through violent means.

It's great this anime existed; it gives a stand on the question of whether or not to attain freedom peacefully or forcibly. Of course Lelouch's method shouldnt always apply (like in our daily lives), and that is made clear in the anime's wartime setting. Code Geass has a lot of excellent material to be proud of, and it's one anime that stands out.
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well i f anyone wants to watch the 2nd season, this is the link: (http://www.code-geass-tv.com/?s=code+geass+episode+27/)
..this has been the best anime i have ever watched in my life.....the ending was very sad but if u analyzed it, it was the best way to..the sacrifice given was very risky, i mean, to lose ur main character at the end is a big deal....it was very touching. u have to watch it to really understand. it totally blew me away...and i cried ^^....it also made me to start thinking about world peace....i dont think anyone alive would do this but still, it will be a very interesting way to change the world.....of course without knightmares and such ^^






Posted 5/7/09 , edited 5/9/09
its just dat i hated R2 cuz my fav character died! well mayb he(lelouch) is alive, just mayb
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Posted 5/31/09
It's a great anime. It's true it will make you think of yhe present and what you can do. The last episdoe was a very good cliff hanger that made sure that R2 will be watched by many.
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This is a really cool anime cuz the protaganist(Lelouch) is really badass.
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