Archive for September, 2008

Code Geass R2 – 25: A breakthrough in the Lelouch debate?

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Despite what you guys think, I have read all of your comments in this post of mine. While a lot of the comments are the product of intelligent analysis, I can’t help but highlight a recent comment made by Sean (thanks, Sean!): the comment links to a translated version of the Code Geass R2 site, and there is a line which frankly gave me a lot of optimism as regards the clarification of whether Lelouch lives or dies. Quoting the site itself:

The regular broadcast of TV ended, but
As for the one which that scene would like to see once more and the one which is overlooked please enjoy with net transmission!
105 Yen (including tax)/in the story, with anytime it can enjoy “[rurushiyu] of [kodogiasu] rebellion” from 1 stories to 25 stories!

The emphasis is mine. There is a big chance that it is an error in translation, but would someone like to hazard a try? We Lelouch hopefuls would like to finally have the closure that we want. 🙂

P.S. I will be posting on other things soon, but I’m just as fixated on Code Geass R2 as you guys. 🙂

P.P.S I’m not sure whether this is a troll or not, but the Wikipedia page on Code Geass says: ‘a final ‘post-series’ episode entitled Lelouch of the Rebellion is scheduled to air on October 5, 2008, to answer questions remaining about the series that were not addressed in the series finale.’ Thanks, `Nergal!

Code Geass R2 – 25: An analysis of the Final Turn’s title, ‘Re;’

Monday, September 29th, 2008

I’m now officially a Geass addict. I was skeptical of most of the unresolved plot threads during R2, and I still don’t think that R2 is the best series ever, but after that awesome ending I couldn’t help but place it as one of my favorite series, whether bad or not. (more…)

Code Geass R2 – 25: For fans of the CC and Lelouch pair like me

Sunday, September 28th, 2008


Well, who do we have here?

We all like our happy endings, even if they’re impossible, ephemeral, or incredible. As a fan of CC and Lelouch ending up together, I’ve dug some pictures off the Internet which would delight fans like me. I won’t say anything as to whether they’re fake or not, but I would like you guys to enjoy them despite their impossibility or improbability. 🙂

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This made me smile.

Everyone, enjoy! 😀

P.S. More sweetness.

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I d’awwwwwwwwwwwed

P.P.S. The driver of the cab has black hair:

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Code Geass R2 – 25: So is Lelouch dead or not?

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

Now, I didn’t originally think of this, but it made a lot of sense to me when I pieced the puzzle together with the help of /a/nons’ perceptions.


My take is that Lelouch is alive.

The most obvious reason would be CC calling to Lelouch in the closing scene of the episode. As we can assume CC to be still sane, she must be talking to someone, and that someone would most probably be the driver of the cart: Lelouch would have to be alive.

Second, however, and this is where the others have thought things through, Lelouch is alive because he got his dad’s code. He beckoned the World of C to lend him its powers, and he took Charles’s code before Charles passed on. The reason why Lelouch still has his Geass is because he didn’t take the Code from the same person who gave him his Geass: he took his Geass from CC, and he took his Code from Charles. Thus, he now possesses both immortality and a Geass. This is also a reason that the title is Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion.

To further corroborate this, however, remember that when Nunnally held Lelouch’s hand he transferred his memories to her. CC also did it when Lelouch touched her accidentally back then, so it could be assumed that people with Codes are indeliberate telepaths. This leaves us with both immortals traversing the world for the rest of eternity.

It’s a great end, friends. 🙂

P.S. Ending line of CC translated by bibi: “Geass is the power of kings, it will isolate you… well, I guess thats a little wrong… eh, Lelouch”

P.P.S. Additional evidence, courtesy of `Nergal and 4chan:

1. Charles grabbed Lelouch with his right hand, which had the Geass sigil.
2. Lelouch needed the fully evolved Geass to transfer a code.
3. The code doesn’t appear to activate until someone dies. Hence, why C.C. was wounded when she first inherited her code. Same happened with Charles in the World of C.
4. When Lelouch touched Nunnally, Nunnally got a flash of his memories. This ONLY happens when a high potential Geass user touches someone with the fully evolved Geass.
5. The title of the series is “R2”, which is similar to how “C.C” is pronounced. So Lelouch would be “R.R.” which is Engrish (I presume) for L.L., Lelouch Lamprouge.
6. When C.C. is talking on the wagon, she says “the power of Geass brings loneliness…that’s not quite right is it, Lelouch?” and nods her head in the direction of the wagon driver.

P.P.P.S More evidence, courtesy of an intelligent anon from 4chan:

Orange knew of Lelouche’s and Suzaku’s plan and helped them out by ordering his men not to fire on Zero, he even smiled when Zerozaku jumped on his shoulder.

Now would Orange, a man who devoted himself entirely to Lelouche and threw away everything without a second thought be OK with a plan where the sole person he wants to protect in life is actually killed? The answer to that is NO, not even if Lelouche ordered him to accept the plan: he would not go along with it and would protect him with his life. There is only one way that Orange would be OK with a plan like that and thats if he knew about Lelouche’s immortality, which I assume he did as he worked with V.V. in the Geass research base. Orange was OK with this plan as he knew Lelouche would come to no harm and would be able to start a new peaceful life with the woman he loves in a world which he himself had made peaceful.

Even at the end, we see Orange on his orange plantation, completely content with the way things have panned out, he definitely could not be that happy had Lelouche actually died.

There it is, firm evidence of Lelouche’s immortality if the scene with C.C. and the cart driver wasn’t painfully obvious enough.

(I corrected a few spelling errors and run-ons, but preserved the original thought. It’s also quite convincing, if you ask me.)

CODE GEASS R2 – 25: YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

SPOILERS AHEAD HURR DURR
OKAY GUYS I’M IN TOTAL FANBOY MODE RIGHT NOW SO I’LL USE CAPS ALL THE WAY

– SUZAKU AND KALLEN FIGHT AND SUZAKU BEATS KALLEN BUT SHE’S RESCUED BY GINO.
– LELOUCH GEASSES NUNNALLY AND HE GETS THE KEY BACK BUT NOT BEFORE SAYING SORRY TO HER AND SAYING HE LOVES HER
– NUNNALLY IS BUTTHURT SO SHE CHASES LELOUCH
– LATER ON, SUZAKU AND LELOUCH TALK
– CC PRAYS FOR LELOUCH SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE
– LELOUCH WANTS SUZAKU TO BECOME ZERO AND HE DOES
– SUZAKU AS ZERO STABS LELOUCH
– ALL HAIL ZERO ETC.
– LELOUCH SHOWS THE DEATH TEMPLATE AND ‘DIES’
– NUNNALLY CRIES OVER HIM
– VILLETTA AND OUGI MARRY
– VILLETTA IS NOTICEABLY PREGNANT ALREADY
– ORANGE AND ANYA BECOME ORANGE FARMERS
– NUNNALLY IS THE NEW RULER I THINK, I’M NOT REALLY SURE
– IN THE END A MAN DRIVES A CARRIAGE
– CC IS AT THE BACK, LOOKING HOT AND LOOKING RURAL
– THEN SHE IS ALL SMILES
– THE EPISODE ENDS WITH HER SAYING SOMETHING AND THEN
– ‘NEE, LELOUCH?’

CC X LULU END YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

OKAY R2 IS ONE OF THE BEST SERIES FOR ME RIGHT NOW NOT BECAUSE IT’S GREAT BUT BECAUSE IT’S AWESOME.

[R2] Words are greater than actions (sometimes)

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

I have been unusually quiet these past few days; that was primarily because I did not have an Internet connection in the first place. The wire that connected my ‘modem’ (and I encapsulate the word in quotation marks because the machine isn’t actually one yet serves a similar function) to my computer finally gave in. Try as I might to reconnect to the Internet, I was not able to.

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The tagline is indeed catchy.
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Kallen should die

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

I absolutely, absolutely loved that episode. It was also very good. Yes, that came from me.

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YES. ABSOLUTELY. AT FULL FORCE.

Although it still stretched my suspension of disbelief quite far … I actually forgot what I was going to say. All I want to say is that I absolutely, absolutely loved the time between CC and Lelouch, and I’m glad that after 48 episodes the two have finally confessed to one another. I d’awwwwwwwwwwwwwwed; I clapped; I laughed: those were one of the best scenes I saw in R2. Oh, and I don’t mind if Kallen dies now. Not only was she blinded by her fervor, she also cockblocked Lelouch and CC! She was the only eyesore in this episode.

On trolling, shipping, and living

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

You must forgive me for my excursions into the world of ‘fansubbing (and subsequently trolling):’ the past weeks have been crammed with deadlines and requirements to be submitted that I didn’t want to even think about anime. I haven’t exactly turned my back on anime; I am still quite the avid fan of it, but it has had taken a back seat to my academic responsibilities. I’m not even killing myself studying: on the contrary, I just performed whatever was necessary of me so that I could be one step closer to graduation. Do not take it as laziness, however: I have had sleepless nights just to prepare for the examinations (I just had three). What I meant was that while I could have done a lot better with my studying, I did what I could in the time that remained. As could be expected, I (think I) didn’t perform well in two of those exams: I had to prioritize a subject, and I prioritized physics. Aside from being my forte, physics has also the most gravity as regards my weighted grade this semester. I’m hoping that I don’t get atrocious scores for the other two subjects, but I did study enough to avoid failure in the worst possible way.

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Our supposed logo for Houseki, if only it didn’t offset the audio
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「Houseki」 OVA released: the best OVA this year

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

We, the people of Bejeweled, are dedicated to popularizing anime that have been unfairly overshadowed by its more popular peers. Our aim is to produce the highest QUALITY subs in the fastest amount of time while subbing only the overlooked series.

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Our first project, Houseki, was initially released last June. Due to the popularity of current series, however, it has been widely ignored. As a team, we planned to put a stop to that, and thus we decided on subbing it.

Bejeweled is a dedicated team of expert translators and encoders from all around the world. We only seek QUALITY in everything that we do: this is evidenced by this, our very first release. Since we recognized that not everyone is fluent in English, we have also decided to sub the OVA in Russian, German, and French for the viewers’ convenience. And also because we recognized that not everyone can use torrents, we also have decided to post direct download links as well as the customary torrent links.

We aim to please.

We welcome any comments from you and are inviting you to join in our channel any time. 🙂

Houseki

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Your face when watching Houseki.

Houseki is the tale of a sorceress with a highly unique weapon. She possesses a powerful beast that is rare and can breathe fire. Before we spoil too much, however, we shall leave you with the overwhelmingly positive reaction by critics:

“Bhavlina is hot!” –RyanA

“… listening to that awesome dub!” – nekosasu

“The best anime ever made. Period.” -Anonymous

” … I’m not a cowfucker anymore … ” –IcyStorm

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Code Geass – 23: remarks

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

Sunrise has expectedly thrown another curveball: Cornelia dies, and it seems Schneizel just became Yagami Light. Nunnally totally acted out of character (to carry all her brother’s sins by killing other people? wat), and the preview is of a smiling C.C. Please don’t die, C.C.

Sayoko survives, by the way, and she escapes to Lelouch’s by means of Jeremiah. Schneizel decided that to cleanse the world of evil, he has to kill its inhabitants.

Villetta is pregnant; Ougi is still alive despite an ingenious plan by Lelouch to terminate most of OotBK’s members.

Nunnally kills people with FLEIJA. Don’t ask me why.

Kallen wants to kill Lelouch now. Stay tuned: I will attempt to flesh out more of the plot.