CODE GEASS – 9.33 – Picture Drama 07 (DVD Special)
The Ashford Academy student council is having a male and female reversal festival where all the girls have dressed up as guys and all the guys have dressed up as girls. Nunnally is having a lot of fun like this, but Kallen isn’t so sure that the guys are managing so well, and Milly goes to check on them. Although Suzaku, Rivalz, and Lelouch have all finished getting dressed, Lelouch doesn’t want the girls to see him yet because he needs to prepare his heart. Suzaku meanwhile isn’t embarrassed and after telling Lelouch that he’s really beautiful, Suzaku starts lifting his skirt up and down to give himself some air. Lelouch tells him to stop doing that because it’s vulgar, but Suzaku feels that it’s okay because he’s a guy. Milly and the other girls then barge into the room and are astonished by how good Lelouch looks in his dress. When Nunnally gets disappointed that she’s the only one unable to see a beautiful Lelouch, an awkward mood sets over everyone and Milly has to snap them out of it.
Milly then remembers that for a true reversal festival, they have to change not only their appearances, but also how they are on the inside as well. Thus, she starts speaking in a deep voice as if she was a guy, and the others follow suit. Kallen comments on how Suzaku is used to doing this, so he explains that he had to do it as an entertainment act in the military. When Sayako then starts calling Lelouch “Luluko,” she has to explain to him that there are a lot of girl names in Japan that end with “ko.” Using this name, Milly claims that she’s liked Luluko for a long time, and Shirley says that she has too. After Shirley interprets Kallen’s snide remark about Luluko being popular as a sign that Kallen wants him too, Milly tells him that he’ll have to set things straight today about which of the three of them he likes. With all of this reverse gender craziness around him and with even Suzaku saying that three-timing isn’t good, Lelouch finally loses it and yells for them to stop.
Usually the picture dramas offer small tidbits of background information along with humorous stuff, but I think this was just pure fun. I couldn’t stop laughing at how natural Suzaku seemed to be as a girl, and the whole Luluko concept was simply hilarious. The only thing that this really made me wonder is if Milly actually has feelings for Lelouch since we know that despite the gender reversal, Shirley and Kallen actually do like Lelouch/Zero, and Rivalz definitely has a crush on Milly. Or maybe she was just teasing him, in which case she succeeded quite well in getting him riled up.
Two more days until the final two episodes…