Code Geass R2 11

Code Geass R2

Okay, so the fake Lelouch is Ninja Sayoko after all. Kinda shivered at seeing Lelouch act so girly when alone with Rollo. Also, surprise kiss on Shirley gg!

And this brings the end of the China arc for Geass R2. Of course our dear Zero is never without backup plans, and with some egging on of the Eunuchs, proclaiming they don’t care about the citizens and what not, Lelouch manages to inspire nationwide rebellions against them and takes the win, Xingke, Tianzi and China in one fell swoop, although poor Karen is now POW on Avalon, along with Guren. Sadly for poor Kallen, it looks like they’re not followers of the Geneva Convention.

With China in his hands, Lelouch decides to return to Area 11, no doubt worried about his aloof image falling in to further pieces, with Sayoko taking his place for the past week(?) or so. Unfortunately (or fortunately), he returns right in time to face a very, very confused Shirley, who has just gotten kissed by Sayoko-Lelouch and also the sudden transfer of Vino and Anya in to Ashford Academy. Cue the start of the school comedy plots.

Seriously, the writing for Geass is still crap, although the side effect is the show being unintentionally hilarious to the Zero-degree quite much makes up for things, I say.

Code Geass R2

One wonders why food is given when she’s fully gagged.

Code Geass R2

Fanservice!

Code Geass R2

Fanservice again!

Code Geass R2

Oh god, not another gay partner.

65 Comments

  1. Kinny Riddle Said,

    June 26, 2008 @ 1:19 am

    For god’s sake, what’s with all this “my genre is better than yours” nonesense!?

    I think I count myself as an anomaly in liking both Haruhi and Code Geass (which I’ve been spending time catching up), both have their unique charms and unique flaws in their plots that sets them apart and attracts different sorts of fans, but it doesn’t stop me from enjoying both at the same time.

    But what gets me worked up sometimes is the “extremists” in both sides trying to lord their “superiority” over the other side. In EVERY episode discussion, it’s always “This is typical boring Gundam/Sunrise plot twist crap” or “This is typical Kyo-Ani/etc pandering to fans service crap”.

  2. Kaioshin Sama Said,

    June 26, 2008 @ 3:50 am

    @Sheba: Yeah, maybe like 2 years ago man.

    From Me Above: “I personally happen to think that Haruhi has very circular writing in terms of character development and lacks any plot progression whatsoever if there really is an overall goal with the franchise. That’s just my opinion though, can’t prove it none.”

    I can’t get much less forceful and overbearing then that….

    @Wild Goose: Clamoring for another OVA

    @IKinny: I don’t know, I find I actually like both despite their weaknesses too. I recognize both as different genres aimed at different interest groups and take it from there, but yeah I pretty much totally agree with you, it’s kind of weak to see so much negativity in anime fandom these days. I’ve long since stopped disliking Kyoani and recognized that they have a massive upside to them just as I think most studios do. I’m still not really interested in most of their franchises though. :p

    Note that I don’t seriously enforce anything I said to Kaisos when comparing Haruhi to Code Geass, but that I was just showing that if you look at both of them you can make the same complaints if you wanted to. :/

    If at any point it seemed like I was trying to lord the mecha genre over anybody then I apologize. It wasn’t my intention.

  3. Sheba Said,

    June 26, 2008 @ 8:08 am

    >> Yeah, maybe like 2 years ago man.

    Nope, you has not changed that much after 2 years ago. You still feel like flying in sunrise’s defense whenever someone says something bad about it, w/o conceiving for one second that that’s that person’ s opinion.

    While I still cringe over how some people feels like pissing over my favorite show, I stopped arguing with it. And I never felt like coming in those guys’ turf, telling them how I think their blogs are bad or going downhill for dissing my favorites shows.
    Because I figured out that… It just did not worth the time and energy!

  4. Wild Goose Said,

    June 26, 2008 @ 8:42 am

    @Kaioshin: Actually Divine Wars was a 26-episode series, Kaioshin. :p And the SRW OG OVA is now non-canon thanks to the appropriated Ion Canon which Banpresto used to blast it outta the way to make OG Gaiden. A follow-on to Divine Wars, covering the events of OG2, would have a fairly tighter focus, IMO, due to the fact that Divine Wars had to merge and mix OG1’s SRX and ATX routes for the story, as opposed to OG2 which had a single story (and Kyosuke and Excellen as the pratagonists).

    …okay I just want to see Tatsumaki Zankantou fully animated in CGI for the lulz. XD And a proper Rampage Ghost. We were all cheated.

    And moar Trombe. You can’t go wrong with Trombe. Hell despite the Geass casts getting inevitable high stats and buffs Elzam would wipe the floor with them in the MkIII Trombe; he’s already got more combat experience than most of the cast, he was in the Agressors (who pretty much wrote the book on mecha combat), and of course, Trombe overrides all. :p And that’s before Ausenseiter shows up. :p ‘course it’d take a long time, unless Zengar shows up with Daizengar, at which point… XD

    As for what you were saying on influence and the like, I recall your rather butthurt statement on AS that since the blogosphere loved Frontier excessively you were going to drop it.

    Meh, I get enough drama at Domino’s, fighting the Rebellion’s supporter.

  5. Kaioshin Sama Said,

    June 26, 2008 @ 9:13 am

    @Sheba: I’m not so sure about that there Sheba……

  6. The Sojourner Said,

    June 26, 2008 @ 1:44 pm

    Kuro. Someone is playing in your lawn!

  7. Swack Said,

    June 26, 2008 @ 2:01 pm

    Kaioshin_sama has written little more than 1/10th of the total posts and probably half the amount of text in this blog post.

    And it’s not even Kaioshin’s blog. The cause of all of this:
    Seriously, the writing for Geass is still crap, although the side effect is the show being unintentionally hilarious to the Zero-degree quite much makes up for things, I say.

    Hilarious Kurogane. If this was a troll, you sure know how to use your hook, line and sinker well. Hilarious how much of a storm one sentence can produce!

  8. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    June 26, 2008 @ 3:52 pm

    @Swack: Oh, I try my best.

    It’s actually funny that they’ve started talking about Super Robot Wars too!

    Anyways, 3 more days before Geass 12.

  9. Kaioshin Sama Said,

    June 26, 2008 @ 4:45 pm

    Yeah well I had like 3 days off in a row and no Stargate SG-1 to watch so it’s not like I had anything better to do then run around animeblogger drumming up the comment threads. I might as well thank Kurogane for that sentence that the anon even pointed out was a bait as are the majority of blog posts that contain such lines because it gave me the perfect opportunity to deal in and occupy my time. What do people think my very first comment was anyway? Sincerely hostile? Does nobody remember the April Fools day thing? What do people take me for anyway?

    Seriously folks it’s been fun, but as Kurogane himself says it’s 3 days to more Geass so time to hunker down and start planning a narrative for the inevitable article myself.

    See ya……..oh and Kurogane if it wasn’t clear, I don’t actually think your writing style is crap, but I think you picked up on that yourself and realized what was really going on.

  10. Wild Goose Said,

    June 26, 2008 @ 10:32 pm

    Meh, I was bored, so I decided to just troll Kaioshin for the lulz. :p Gotta occupy my time somehow; fighting Pizza Hut daily isn’t just the end-all be-all of my life. :p

    And Kurogane: This is the Inherent Skill in all malaysians! In the hearts of all those of our tanahair, our IS shall prevail over the orang putih!

    Inherent Skill: Dirailed Tangent!

    *me grins as he remembers how he disrupted a Marimite chat to talk about Aegis cruisers for 2 hours nonstop*

  11. Kurogane Said,

    June 27, 2008 @ 4:17 am

    Ok, I am now royally annoyed with this. When will you people learn the difference between an OPINION and a FACT!!! If you think the “writing” (god, I hate that word; I don’t know who introduced it into the anime community, but seriously dude, think about what you are saying!) is crap, then say it as such and don’t claim it as a fact! And I think all of you haters are wasting your time. If you don’t like an anime, then don’t watch it. And if you are not watching it, then don’t comment. You are just wasting precious time, energy and make yourself look like a spiteful little nobody who has nothing better to do. Anime is there to be enjoyed. If you can’t do that, seriously consider what you are doing with your time.

    Excuse me for making a battlefield out of your site, Kurogane Shiroikaze (wow, we have the same name!), but I think you need to be a bit harsher on your commentators. Actually, every animeblogger should be. There is too much hate going on in the anime community nowadays and if I were an animeblogger, using my own free time to write these entries (which, I think, should be expressed more as opinions; just advising you), I would not put up with some idiots virtually raping an anime for the most erroneous reasons. The “writing” is crap. Hah! Please, someone explain that word because I don’t think our dictionary definitions correlate.

  12. Wild Goose Said,

    June 27, 2008 @ 12:09 pm

    *shrugs* I don’t like Geass so I’m not watching it. References to Trombe and such are due to Elzam’s plot armor, haxx and badassness which endears him to SRW fans, and are from a night of brainstroming Geass into the SRW mechanics (bottomline: no matter how awesome you are, if you’re inserted into an SRW game, Trombe will pwn you. Especially if it’s Daitrombe).

    But really I saw an opportunity to jab Kaioshin and couldn’t resist. :p

  13. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    June 27, 2008 @ 7:25 pm

    @The other Kurogane: First off, in the context of my post, I meant “writing” as encompassing the general direction of the episode’s story and plot advancement, plus character interaction, development, etc. I don’t know what are the other definitions one can have of “writing”, but that’s what it is to me.

    As for accusations on me being a “hater”, I do wonder how it pops up, seriously. I’m not that free to be spending time watching a show I hate purely because it’s popular or it’s Sunrise. My single-line of comment about the show was purely an opinion and it’s really some other people who can’t take it that way that caused such a ruckus here. I honestly didn’t expect a backlash of this magnitude when I pressed “Publish”, but I still stand by what I wrote.

    As for me being harsh to my commentators, sorry to say, I don’t see any reason of why I should be doing so. I’m a firm believer in the freedom of speech and writing, and as much as I’m entitled to say that “Geass’ writing is crap”, I firmly believe that other people are entitled to say that it isn’t so as well.

    This isn’t a political blog for god’s sake, it’s an anime blog and as long as the comment isn’t totally out-of-topic, racially or religiously offensive and it isn’t spam, it will go through. Throughout the years I’ve ran this blog, I can proudly say I haven’t deleted a single comment that passed through the spam filters, excepting duplicate or editing certain comments when the commentators ask to correct a mistake.

    I believe I will continue to do so in the future as well, as it is my belief that openness encourages tolerance and a healthier mind. While some people might be a lot ruder than others, but as long as they have a valid opinion, they are free to comment on my blog as much as any other people can.

    Instead, I’ll let my words and occasionally barbs to strike back, when it is time for such. Just covering things up never helps at all.

  14. Wild Goose Said,

    June 28, 2008 @ 10:18 am

    Meh, while I don’t like Geass, I understand that there are people who prefer it to Frontier or Toshokan Sensou, or, god forbid, SRW. (Though I am man enough to admit that mecha fanservice aside, the OG OVA wasn’t good, and Divine Wars could have been much better. Let’s hope OG2 gets a full 52 eps to develop itself. Inherent liminations of anime.)

    Basically? I couldn’t be arsed to go look for Kaioshin’s blog, and when I saw he was here I couldn’t resist the temptation to jab him.

    It’s ironic though, that I’m the only person who finds the idea of the Brittanians giving a gagged Kallen food. Am I the only person who recognised it as an interrogation technique?

  15. Tyco Said,

    August 8, 2008 @ 3:12 pm

    Code Geass has great writing and the best storyline I’ve ever seen in Anime :)

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