CODE GEASS – DVD Magazine 02
CODE GEASS – Best Phrase Award
Of the second half, the best phrase was from the end of episode 23 when Lelouch talks about how he doesn’t care if he has to face Suzaku and welcomes it because they are friends. I was more amused by the fact that they chose Orange-kun’s “Ohayou Gozaimashita” for the number 3 spot – the way he says that line makes me smile every time.
Details revealed this time include the steak in warm milk dish that Cecil cooked in episode 14, how Ougi kept Viletta under house arrest because he didn’t want to let someone who knew Zero’s secret go, how the Black Knights organization restructuring led to Diethard rising through the ranks, how Suzaku started suspected that Lelouch was Zero in episode 18, and how C.C. actually talks to different people each time she appears to be talking to someone who’s not there.
This was about how Diethard introduced Sayoko to the Black Knights as S.S. and how C.C. was the one who ultimately let her in. It wasn’t quite as funny as the first one, though I did laugh at the manko (vagina) joke during the quiz game.
Lelouch’s Britannia History Course
Lelouch and Suzaku go over how Alwyn the First was the person who started it all during the time of Roman Emperor Augustus, though there is no concrete evidence of Alwyn’s existence. The current Britannia started with Ricardo van Britannia in 1813.
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I didn’t think they could make it any better after the first half of this on the first DVD was such a riot, but they did. The highlights here are Lelouch’s voice actor Fukuyama Jun arm wrestling Sayoko’s voice actress Arai Satomi (and losing when the girls gang up and tickle him), Rivalz’s voice actor Sugiyama Noriaki pretending to be Lelouch, and (the best of all) Fukuyama Jun pretending to be the Emperor of Britannia. I couldn’t stop laughing at the latter because Fukuyama’s Jun’s impression of Wakamoto Norio is absolutely hilarious.
Of course, the main draw of this DVD has to be the trailer for R2 even though it clocks in at less than 30 seconds long. In order, the trailer shows: the Guren Nishiki, a Gekka jumping out of a transport, a bunch of Sutherlands crashing into a building, the Lancelot cutting through another Knightmare, a list of all the Black Knights arrested, bunny costume Kallen doing some crazy kick against a burly looking dude, Rollo taking off a helmet, Rivalz, Milly, Shirley and Rivalz cooking, bunny costume Kallen talking to someone who looks like Lelouch, Suzaku, Marianne, the Emperor, the guy from the Chinese Federation, naked C.C. floating through GEASS space, Lelouch holding a chess piece, and a new Knightmare frame.
Overall, this DVD has a lot of fun stuff on it, and like the first one, it’s definitely worth watching if you’re a GEASS fan. The trailer does a good job piquing my interest (Why is Kallen in a bunny costume? Who’s the Chinese guy?), but I’m trying not to get too excited since there’s still over two more months until the spring season. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 starts in April in the new Sunday, 5PM slot.