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VivisQueen 11-25-2006 12:50 PM

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
(a.k.a. Code Geass Hangyaku no LaRouche)

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I didn't see a thread for this one so thought I'd add it. It's a mecha 'possible future' sci-fi type anime. Britannia (UK) rules and oppresses Japan (renamed by the evil colonnial power as Area 11, and all the Japanese are called 11s).

Lelouch is the protagonist, and seemingly just some ordinary guy with a cool knack for strategy (he rocks at chess). He reminds me of the main character from Death Note... in the sense that he starts off seeming normal, then through a sharp twist of fate becomes quite a formidable, dark character. And I've only seen up to episode 2. I like what I've seen of the plot so far. Some nice twists already.

The animation is very Gundam Seed-ish: the mecha is all chunky bots on rollerblades (lol), big eyes of all sorts of colours and pink/blue/silver hair, bright costumes, and bold outlines. The character design is such that the characters look disproportionately skinny and tall. Not particularly distracting, just weird in an interesting sort of way. The world is designed in quite a basic, uninventive way e.g. block concrete buildings, with no real lavish twists on fashion or architecture. That's always slightly disappointing, but I suppose as long as they keep the politics sharp, it won't matter. I like the references to the UK e.g. a certain type of mecha is called a 'Glasgow' (ha!).

Worth following for anyone who enjoys mainstream mecha serieses.

VnTB 11-26-2006 01:11 AM

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it's a great serie,

but didn't like the way they choose to colour things, that pink/blue/silver and many more sort of colour for hair is just weird for me,

VivisQueen 11-26-2006 01:54 PM

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Just finished watching episode 6. And it's very good stuff. Every time I look at the pink-haired Princess, I keep seeing Whatsername from Gundam Seed. It's quite disturbing, some of the similarities. But there you go, they share a genre, so that can't be helped.

Anyway, the plot itself is highly intriguing and hotting up fast. Lelouch gets better every second, and I'm liking Kururugi a lot too.

sothis 11-26-2006 02:00 PM

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help me aaaaaddd :)

VivisQueen 11-26-2006 02:02 PM

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I don't know what that means. How do I help you add anime? And what do you want me to help you add it to?

NOTE: I am not a technological person.

VnTB 11-26-2006 02:10 PM

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haha, adding to anirec ofcourse ,

I can only help with screenshots, cause I can't write very well :<

sothis 11-26-2006 05:41 PM

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even the screenshots would be great! :) and vivi perhaps you'd want to try a descrip? ;)

VivisQueen 11-26-2006 11:50 PM

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Oooh! Description, eh? I'll see what I can do.

VivisQueen 11-30-2006 04:10 PM

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Episode 8. This is definitley FAR more than a mainstream mecha. In fact, mecha is very much a small part of the entire world.

It's a great political sci-fi. It's about the gruesome search for justice, the fine line between terrorism and revolutionary fighting, the pain of helplessness and oppression.

This is turning out to be one fine anime.

EDIT: It's funny, some of the issues it deals with I'm having to consider in my War & Massacre module. Wonder if I can quote Code Geass in the exam...

Maethor 12-09-2006 04:31 PM

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Yeah I am in the process of getting episode 9 now and I have to tell you this is looking to be one of the better anime in a while. This is one of those anime I have not even been able to wait for release. :P

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