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Code Geass R2

Yeah, this episode deserves a proper post.

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First off, I really have to congratulate Tamaki for being such a reliable comedy relief character. Seriously. It’s good to see Sunrise hasn’t left out some good running jokes even as crazy as the plot is now. In fact, Tamaki’s almost a symbol of coherency in the whole story right now.

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Nina’s back to mooching at her scorned friend, Milly’s place. “I’d never thought I get targetted for making FLEIJA.”… NO SHIT, SHERLOCK. It’s amazing how one can be so smart yet so dumb at the same time. *shakes head*

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Also, random Pizza Hut moment. Come to think of it, it’s been really a long time since we saw any pizza in the show. I started thinking Pizza Hut wasn’t sponsoring them anymore.

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The real final boss? Arthur makes an appearance in a long while. Looks like he’s taking it cool for now. Must’ve probably finished up all his plans.

Oh yeah, poor Knight of Rounds. They got decimated by Killzaku in not even 5 minutes.

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I mean, Dorothea ONLY just appeared and died within 5 seconds. Man, she was as useless as they got.

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MONICAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ;A;!!!

It’s so sad that even Monica had to die too. And she was actually pretty cute ;A;.God damn you Suzaku!

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Bismarck’s Geass is stolen from Nunally’s! And all the while we were wondering what kind of Geass it was…

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Sadly, it’s apparently not even a match for Killzaku Yamato.

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DON’T TASE ME, BRO!

Sorry, couldn’t resist. I mean, the joke really made itself there.

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Oh Tamaki…. you….

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YES! WE ALL LOVE DEMOCRAZY!
ALL HAIL DEMOCRAZY!
ALL HAIL DEMOCRAZY!

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Again, Tamaki… you….

Ah, the pivotal moment of the episode, the Kallen x Lelouch kiss that everyone who’s a Kallen shipper has been waiting for eagerly since they cockteased us near the beginning of the season.

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Personally though, I’m reading this kiss as both of them finally cutting their ties, and in Kallen’s case, a closure to the puppy love crush she’s had to Zero/Lelouch.

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In a BLINDING moment of enlightment, Kaguya discovers the biggest weakness of the UFN’s representative democrazy system, i.e. who owns the most people wins. And in this case, it’s Brittania/Lelouch. Democrazy is truly the best and worst form of government.

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No shit, Sherlock!

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Oh yes. It’s play time.

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Poor Kaguya ;A;. Seeing her getting so bullied by Ledouche almost broke my heart. I so wanted to slap Ledouche in the face for doing that to her. All she wanted was to become his wife ;A;.

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But uh-oh, play time got interrupted by the TOTAL DISAPPEARANCE of the Brittanian capital of Pendragon.

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With no thanks to Disneyland Damocles.

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And we come to the most awesome part of the episode, Nunnally’s miraculous reappearance!

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Everyone else, is, of course, shell-shocked and rendered speechless. Man, no matter how many times I rewatch this scene, the reactions never get old. And poor Suzaku thought he’d finally lost his only competition for Lelouch’s heart, body and soul.

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And of course, probably the most damaging line in the show as of yet….

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Must be a real bullet through Lelouch’s fragile loli-siscon heart there.

Finally, I must add, all those weaklings who keep proselytizing about how alcohol goes best with Code Geass R2 obviously are the same people who thought it’d be the Best Show Ever™ and can’t accept now that they’re being trolled so boldly and so openly by Sunrise. These people obviously never lived through the pain that was Gundam SEED Destiny. At least R2 has 100% lesser Stock Exploding Zaku Footage™, Emo Screams™ and Totally Pointless Plot™.

20 Comments

  1. Aoshi Said,

    September 8, 2008 @ 7:38 pm

    Mandatory “JUST AS KEIKAKU’D” for http://kurogane.animeblogger.net/image/geassR2/geassR2_22_19.jpg

  2. Laevanteinn Said,

    September 8, 2008 @ 8:37 pm

    i guess everything is still ok as long as suzaku doesnt kill nunally making lulu go “AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH” dumping her into a lake near Berlin, then entering his Sword Impulse…uhm.. Shinkiro and killing almost killing of his best friend and then destroying like almost everything capable of being destroyed just like Kira,Athrun and Raww did in SEED or Kira,Athrun,Shinn and Rey in SEED Destiny… well i still think something like this will happen or even something more disturbing than all shit that happened in every series including a guy with a mask and oversized robos called with any possible name.

  3. biankita Said,

    September 8, 2008 @ 8:45 pm

    alcohol does go best with R2! ^^ and peanuts and barbecue and all the yummy stuff.

    i’m still keeping my fingers crossed that nunally has a nice rocketwheelchair not that she’s the final boss – or is it still schneizel??? (did i even spell his name correctly?)

  4. Diablo III Said,

    September 8, 2008 @ 10:43 pm

    Lelouch…..
    either you save or kill Nunnally is up to you
    and destroy the main capital 100 km2 with millions of people (this is no peace anymore)
    just to made debut to his brother and old friend and making deathmatch throne ?
    if she forget what people around doing and sacrfice for her?
    just go to HELL…..
    FUCKING hypocrite…..
    -puasa alrady say bad word

  5. Kinny Riddle Said,

    September 8, 2008 @ 11:39 pm

    I agree 200% with your last paragraph and I applaud you for it.

    Ever since watching all 50 episodes of the farcical garbage that was Gundam Seed Destiny, practically ANYTHING is watchable for me (provided it’s not produced by GSD’s director). xDDD

    (Lame seiyuu joke) Speaking of GSD, after pwning everyone on his Strike Freedom, how does it feel to be pwned for once, Kira, er, I mean Gino?

  6. le nuage Said,

    September 9, 2008 @ 12:41 am

    You’re doing it wrong…
    The biggest event of this ep is what happened to Odysseus and his two sisters.
    Nobody likes princess maids ? XD

    Regardless that, I’d like to congratulate Sunrise because they made us hate Suzaku during 50 ep and now we all like him (at least me because i don’t want him to die anymore).
    They also made us forgive nina… She was so dumb in this ep that I will forget all her emo wreckages.

    … Since nothing is sacred anymore i wonder if someone suppely dead won’t make a come back (like Euphy… maybe she is the final boss XD). I mean.. even the baldy in ZnT has made his come back.

  7. le nuage Said,

    September 9, 2008 @ 12:43 am

    And where is the “zero dog” ?

  8. Shadowwalker Said,

    September 9, 2008 @ 12:47 am

    After going to a forum where a person said GSD was the best anime, I was barely able to stop myself from gouging a knife through my neck. Ever after explaining that after a certain amount of episodes are copypasta and every flashback is a flashback of a flashback. O SNAP. And the fact the plot(non-existent as it was) tried to show itself in the last two episodes and did absolutely nothing except make me hate GSD in every form possible.

    ALL HAIL DEMOCRAZY!
    ALL HAIL DEMOCRAZY!
    ALL HAIL DEMOCRAZY!
    ALL HAIL DEMOCRAZY!

    (I can do cope out ending, too, Sunrise.)

  9. manga Said,

    September 9, 2008 @ 3:21 am

    Yeah, Lancelot Albion looks more and more like Strike Freedom. Arrows shooting out of it´s wings? Rapid movement?

    double freaking check…

    Hell it´s starting to get boring. Wonder what Schneizel is going to drag out of his sleve to top of Lancelot Albion?

    So I can´t really say I´m intrested in seeing how this trainwreck will end. But the one who lives will be the one to see how this ends. I hope that it´ll be a dear moment with Lelouch killing of Nunally or something and then blowing Damaclos up along with Schneizel.

  10. Avisch Said,

    September 9, 2008 @ 3:29 am

    Thanks so much a formal post on this Kuro!
    Yeah too bad about Monica….

    Honestly someone needs to make a 4koma with
    Lelouch getting surprised after realizing Nunnally if alive with a alittle smiling chibi of himself on his head happily saying “My little sister’s alive” and then a similar shot of Suzaku’s chibi saying something similar . And finally Nunally is shown and all she has is a dark cloud above her head whilst saying “goddamn these fanboys”

  11. Crusader Said,

    September 9, 2008 @ 3:34 am

    What heresy is this that Geass isn’t better when drunk?! Everything sans driving is better when drunk! So sad to see that you sip mineral water with vitamins when watching Geass… :P

    What’s the point of comparing it to GSD? So they got a bit better, still doesn’t excuse their heresy for handing out float packs like crazy to make this a Gundam clone…makes me miss Gundam 00. Oh and when is Li going to die? I have great plans for Tianzi…

    Nunnally will die so that Suzaku can spend the rest of his life with his beloved Lulu. You know this to be true, don’t you?

  12. ETERNAL Said,

    September 9, 2008 @ 6:37 am

    ALL HAIL DEMOCRAZY!

    I believe that’s all that needs to be said.

  13. EvilDevil Said,

    September 9, 2008 @ 10:27 am

    “MONICAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ;A;!!!”
    sniff… she shall be missed…

    Death to the Yaoi Tyrrant!! He made a loli cry!!!!

  14. PrYuN Said,

    September 10, 2008 @ 10:21 am

    What happened to Anya?

    At the beginning she was with Schneizel, then they revealed nunnaly and she wasnt there anymore….. was she the one who couldnt agree with Schneizel’s plan he was telling Cornelia?

  15. Soupy Said,

    September 10, 2008 @ 4:18 pm

    @ Kinny Riddle :

    you know, the director of GSD actually made some really really GARtastic anime before. Namely the Cyber Formula Series. You really have to wonder, what went wrong…

  16. FantomOmega Said,

    September 11, 2008 @ 3:26 am

    I guess “pulling stuff out of your ass” is Sunrise’s idea of a “masterpiece” in terms of story telling when it comes to Code Geass, I loved season one but halfway during R2 I just cant delude myself on how bad its gotten, deaths that are abrupt with no emotional response and if it does it will last one or two episodes until someone uses that person’s death as a crutch as to what there doing at a given time, then blatantly forgotten to contradict it by helping your love’s killer, fights that end in total pwnage from one side or another, enemies that are portrayed as tough opponents (with a fight scene that should least lasted a third of the episode) getting killed in thirty seconds flat. that the main storyline about liberating Japan has taken a back seat and Emperor Charles and Marianne’s reason for doing what they did was a blatant rip from Evangelion and more plot holes popped each episode that you wonder if a gopher on SPEED was responsible and we STILL don’t know where GEASS originated from and how Jupiter is connected with it beyond the “its aliens” route. and NOW I have to hear about some site saying that Macross is copying Code Geass (not his one mind you), at least they are focusing on the people who are fighting for survival of their species and not the pretty explosions, and even that they exceed Code Geass in all terms even if they have to recycle some scenes from previous episodes like I have noticed and not gone the Gundam route of who “mech’s beam cannon is bigger” . not only that the Macross’s love triangle, as inconclusive (until recently) as it may be is more clear than anything CGR2 has coughed up with ACTUAL romance and not one two minute scene (if that much) and then NOTHING for six episodes until its convenient and then Lelouch gave Kallen the “cold shoulder” approach after the kiss that would make a iceberg proud. I feel that Code Geass Writers should have kept the story pacing normal and not rush it and maybe make a season 3 to bring out the plot because this series is suffering from I would like to call the “Dragonaut Syndrome” as in it started pretty with promise then ended in a clusterfuck of astronomical proportions, Macross plot is as solid as it KEEPING to its original roots that make macross series so great that the concept of even comparing them is outright stupid. that or get other websites to help judge so it doesn’t look so damn biased. yes i’m looking at you koibitoanime.com

  17. Shitsu Said,

    September 11, 2008 @ 4:51 pm

    @FantomOmega
    Aside from that pathetic thing called a fight (reffering to Suzaku vs. KoR#1, #4, and #12), what problems do you have with the second season?

  18. Dorian Cornelius Jasper Said,

    September 11, 2008 @ 9:33 pm

    @Shitsu
    Oh, wow. I can’t stop laughing.

  19. Magnius of the Chaos Said,

    September 12, 2008 @ 8:14 am

    @ FantomOmega

    Thank GOD you’re making an effort to provide a decent argument instead of randomly spewing biased comparisons.

  20. Ez-8 Said,

    September 13, 2008 @ 7:46 am

    All Hail Lord Revan err…Lelouch…In a way this almost completely resembles KOTOR’s dark side ending…add in some ZZ Gundam elements to the mix and the situation is what it is now. O_O

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