CODE GEASS – DVD Magazine 01
CODE GEASS – Best Phrase Award
Lelouch’s line from the end of the first episode got the number one phrase (out of the first half of the series), but they gave special mention to Orange-kun. The highlight of it all is Milly and Shirley’s commentary. Milly is really funny – I love how her voice actress can pretend to be other characters. Extremely cheery C.C. was also amusing to hear, especially with how she coldly treats Lelouch.
Here they introduced various things you wouldn’t know by just watching the episodes, such as the fact that Lelouch’s favorite book is Shakespeare‘s Hamlet (the narrator even comments on how its meaningful) and why C.C. was in the pool in episode 10 (she can’t publicly go in and out of the clubhouse bathroom).
This has Sayoko meeting Suzaku, the two introducing themselves to each other, and Sayoko falling in love with him. The subsequent LelouchXSuzaku misunderstanding is hilarious.
Lelouch’s Britannia History Course
Lelouch and Suzaku go over how a.t.b. = Ascension Throne Britannia and how the Britannia royal family started from a Celtic king who resisted Julius Caesar‘s invasion of Britannia.
Hangyaku Nikki on DVD Magazine
Hangyaku Nikki (Rebellion Diary) is a weekly internet radio program for GEASS featuring Sayoko’s voice actress Arai Satomi and Milly’s voice actress Oohara Sayaka. For this DVD episode, they had Lelouch’s voice actor Fukuyama Jun and Rivalz’s voice actor Sugiyama Noriaki together for a crazy round of a sugoroku game. Fukuyama Jun alone makes his worthwhile to watch because he’s an absolute riot on camera.
There’s also a 20 second teaser for the new series showing images of a new Knightmare that resembles the Lancelot and of Rollo. The text that flashes by suggests that he’s looking for his brother and that he’s got a naivete different from his brother. And oh yea, Rollo’s last name is Lamperouge. That evil look must run in the family…
Aside from those things, the DVD had a few more extras like special voiceovers for the previews of the first thirteen episodes and a bevy of commercials for other series. All together, there’s over an hour’s worth of entertainment on here, and most of it is really funny (especially Hangyaku Nikki on DVD Magazine). I believe some of it (at least the Britannia history lesson) has appeared elsewhere before, but regardless, this is definitely worth a watch if you’re a GEASS fan.