Damn, I missed the shitstorm.
So, someone leaked the last 6 minutes of Geass R2 03 on the net. Quite a lot of details got leaked in the 6 mins, mainly:
- Villetta is in charge of observing Lelouch while he is in Ashford.
- Rollo seems to possess some form of genuine affection for Lelouch as his brother.
- Rollo’s Geass ability is revealed more clearly, it seems he can stop time. Man… ZA WARUDOOOOO anyone?
- The Chinese Embassy isn’t the safe haven for the Black Knights anymore.
More interesting, however, is a post on 2ch claiming that a staff member has been arrested in connection to the leak, and episode 3′s broadcast may be delayed till next week and it might be totally redone. Given the nature of the source however, I’m inclined to advise everyone to take it with a pinch of salt. I just don’t see how having those 6 minutes leaked is going to result in them redoing a whole episode, especially since it’s still early in the series.
UPDATE: From Anime News Network:
The official Japanese website for the Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 anime series has announced that human error caused Tuesday’s online leak of the fourth and final part of episode 3, which will not officially air until this Sunday in Japan. The leak of the last five minutes and 51 seconds occurred around 5:00 p.m. JST on various Internet video-sharing websites. According to the Code Geass Production Committee’s investigation, Bandai Channel (the network service responsible for posting the entire program onto the Internet) was testing a system that prevents unauthorized video posts when it accidentally uploaded the episode’s ending onto the Internet early.
The production committee apologized to those who have been waiting to enjoy the official broadcast and promised to take steps to avoid having this happen a second time. The third episode will air on Sunday, April 20 at 5:00 p.m. JST as scheduled.
Thank you to dormcat for the news tip.
Well, see. Using 2ch as a news source is like using Wikipedia as your only reference for your graduation thesis, well, unless your graduation thesis is on Wikipedia or something.