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CODE GEASS R2 – 01

OP Sequence

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OP: ?O2~??·??~? (Oh-Tsuu) by ORANGE RANGE
Watch the OP! Mirror 1, Mirror 2, Mirror 3

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Summary:

It has been one year since the defeat of the Black Knights and the supposed death of Zero. On this particular day, C.C. is at the helm of a publicity blimp flying over the Tokyo settlement. With her is Urabe Kousetsu, the one remaining free member of the Shisei-ken, and a handful of men who are ready to embark on a special operation. Meanwhile, at Ashford Academy, gym teacher Villetta is chasing Lelouch, so he runs into a chemistry storeroom and puts two chemicals together to create a smoke screen that allows him to get away. In order to catch him, Villetta jumps out of a window and manages to land on someone she thinks is Lelouch, but it turns out to be just Rivalz wearing a wig. The real Lelouch gets away on a motorcycle driven by his brother Rolo, and Rolo points to how Lelouch always skips class. As he rides along, Lelouch thinks about how it’s been one year since the Black Rebellion and how things have calmed down in Area 11. With all the rumors flying around, he and Rolo had even considered returning to the Britannia mainland.

Rolo then asks Lelouch about the future aspirations list that he was supposed to have filled out, but Lelouch still hasn’t decided if he wants to go to college because he’s tired of being just a student. Still, he also knows that it’s useless for him to enter the workforce since the major firms and aristocrats remain at the top, and he feels that he’d only become part of the adult hierarchy. As the motorcycle passes by a big screen television showing Governor-General Carares directing an execution and spouting Britannia propaganda, Lelouch thinks about how the Elevens lost because they didn’t have power. He feels that if they hadn’t acted up, then this area wouldn’t have been demoted to its correctional education status, and so he considers Zero to be a fool. Over at the main Britannia building, Carares is set to meet a Chinese Federation delegation but is more concerned about a certain strategic operation that’s going on at the Babel Tower. Carares questions what the Emperor is thinking because he knows that the remnants of the Black Knights can’t do much with Zero already dead. Unbeknownst to Lelouch, his approach to the Babel Tower is being watched by a Britannian force.

Lelouch arrives with his chess set, but he’s not there for money – he just wants to battle someone stronger. At least, that’s what he tells Rolo because in truth, it’s just to kill time. Inside the tower, the two find an arena where two Eleven brothers are fighting each other, and seeing this causes Rolo to want to go home. Lelouch uses the chance point out how the Britannians are enjoying themselves while the Elevens are working, and he talks about how the Elevens were defeated twice – once with Prime Minister Kururugi and once with Zero. He then accidentally bumps into bunny-costume waitress Kallen, and she immediately apologizes because she knows her place as an Eleven. Lelouch claims that he hates holding his position as a Britannian over anyone, however Kallen says that people without power have to endure it, even if the other party is wrong. Lelouch is confused and asks her not to force her values onto him, so Kallen apologizes again, but she also reveals something between her fingers. Before she can do anything though, a gambler named King grabs her by the hair because he wants to see her face. King views her as merchandise and tells her that people who don’t win have no rights, and it is this arrogance that causes Lelouch to challenge him to a game of chess, despite Rolo’s objections.

Meanwhile, the captured members of the Black Knights are being held in the same prison block. Shisei-ken member Chiba Nagisa sees Zero as a traitor even though Tamaki still believes in him, and when Ougi suggests that there might have been some reason, she finds it hard to believe because Zero disappeared as their leader during the final decisive battle. Toudou eventually puts an end to the discussion by saying that Zero is dead. Back at the Babel Tower, Lelouch has just finished winning against King. Though King is shocked, he’s more concerned about his prestige if others find out, and he accuses Lelouch of cheating. However, right at the moment his men restrain Lelouch, an explosion rocks the tower, and Kallen uses the chance to kick King in the face. The culprits are C.C. and the remaining Black Knights in their blimp, and in the ensuing confusion, Kallen pulls Lelouch away from everyone else who’s trying to flee. All of this also causes the group that was watching Lelouch, Britannia’s Secret Intelligence Agency, to start their operation.

Around the time that this is going on, Carares is greeting the Chinese Federation representative Gaohai. When two of his men try to confiscate the sword of Gaohai’s bodyguard Li Xingke, the swordsman responds by cutting off both men’s belts in one swift motion. Before things can progress much further though, everyone’s attention is turned to the sound of explosions coming from the Babel Tower. By now, Kallen has gotten separated from Lelouch, so she instead finds her allies who have brought her the Guren Nishiki, and she’s been keeping the key for it hidden between her breasts the entire time. Lelouch meanwhile has been reunited with Rolo again, and the two find their way to a shopping mall in the building. They stop when a custom-model Burai crashes through the ceiling in front of them. The Knightmare seems to hold its hand out to Lelouch, but several Britannian Sutherlands then enter the plaza via the windows and begin firing recklessly as they try to battle the Burai. The two brothers use the chance to escape again, and Lelouch leads them to a part of the building that’s still under construction. Lelouch notices just in time that there’s a soldier with a gun in here too, but while he manages to save Rolo from harm, he loses his balance in the process and falls down a dark shaft.

Fortunately, Lelouch lands safely on some plastic material, however he’s now too far down the shaft for Rolo to hear him and for him to get a cell phone signal. At first, Lelouch is unsure of what to do, but he quickly realizes that he has to go save his only little brother and starts making his way back up the Tower. Lelouch eventually arrives in a room that is filled with dead bodies, including King’s, and though he initially blames the terrorists, he realizes that there are dead Elevens here too. After nearly throwing up, he notices that the Burai from earlier is hiding in the shadows in front of him, and from its cockpit emerges C.C. Saying that she’s come for him, C.C. explains that she’s his ally and that Britannia is his enemy. She then tries to remind him of their contract and how only she knows the true him, and this causes Lelouch to start to walk towards her. However, just as he gets close, C.C. gets shot in the chest. Lelouch manages to catch her, but he’s surprised to see that the one responsible for the bullet is part of a large group of Britannian soldiers who have just appeared. These men then begin incinerating the dead bodies and proceed to kill off anyone who’s still alive.

From the cockpit of the Sutherland that is with this group emerges the Secret Intelligence Agency leader, and he has with him a book labeled “Lelouch’s Activity Log.” After he reads off all the things Lelouch had done earlier today, he reveals that Lelouch was the bait for them to lure the witch C.C. out. Lelouch is still confused, but the man feels that he doesn’t have to speak to Lelouch any more and instead has his troops prepare to shoot Lelouch so that they can get rid of all witnesses. Realizing that this could be the end for him, Lelouch despairs a bit before wishing he had power. To his surprise, C.C. suddenly gets back up and kisses him on the lips, causing him to experience certain visions all over again. She tells him that he already has power and awakens the memories of what she calls the Power of the King by releasing the seal that was on it. As his memory returns, Lelouch realizes that he’s Zero, and he recalls what Suzaku had said to him during their final confrontation. It is with his old attitude back that he now questions his opponent about if being powerless is a vice means that having power is justice.

The Secret Intelligence Agency leader doesn’t take him seriously and says that there’s only death for the bait, so Lelouch turns that around and, with his Geass power activated, orders all the men to die. After all the Britannian soldiers kill themselves, Lelouch thinks to himself about how his previous memories had been planted, but the truth kept calling to him. He thus feels that it’s not he who is wrong but rather the world, and the world can change. It is at this moment that Urabe’s Gekka and Kallen’s Guren Nishiki come crashing through the ceiling, and they bow down to Lelouch who they know is Zero. Accepting them, Lelouch acknowledges himself as Zero and declares himself to be the one who will destroy and create the world. Meanwhile, somewhere in Britannia, the Emperor meets with Anzu, Zino, and Suzaku, the latter of whom says that he doesn’t intend to give up the right to anyone – he will personally kill Zero.

ED Sequence

CODE GEASS R2   ED   01 CODE GEASS R2   ED   02 CODE GEASS R2   ED   03
CODE GEASS R2   ED   04 CODE GEASS R2   ED   05 CODE GEASS R2   ED   06

ED: ????????? (Shiawase Neiro) by ORANGE RANGE
Watch the ED!: Mirror 1, Mirror 2, Mirror 3
I have to say, though I don’t listen to their songs that much, ORANGE RANGE really surprises me with the variety of their music because neither the OP or ED sound like typical for them. In a very good way though. The parts of the OP that were in the commercials still don’t sound like them to me. As usual, the OP had a lot of juicy tidbits that cause you to wonder what will happen with the likes of Nunnally or Orange-kun. The ED meanwhile seems to hint that V.V. is contracted to the Emperor or something.

Preview

CODE GEASS R2   01   Preview 01 CODE GEASS R2   01   Preview 02 CODE GEASS R2   01   Preview 03

You know, I had been worried that GEASS might not live up to expectations since it’s technically a Sunrise sequel series, and a lot of times those don’t fare as well as the original (i.e. Gundam SEED Destiny and to a lesser extent, Mai-Otome). Fortunately, R2 gets off to a great start, and I ended up loving this first episode. It had the right pacing for reintroducing all of the characters, and I thought that the parallels with the first episode of the first series were a nice touch, especially since the episode titles are so close to each other (“The Day The Devil Was Born” in the original vs “The Day The Devil Awakens” here). It also doesn’t hurt that this is now being shown in HD, so the animation quality looks as good as ever, if not better.

What kills me of course is all the unanswered questions still floating around (chief among them what happened in that cave at the end of episode 25), but I guess this wouldn’t be any fun if they answered them all right away. I’m also curious to find out what happened to Rolo during all this, who Rolo truly is, and how Lelouch will treat him different now that he’s got his memories back given how, before then, there were several times in the episode where Lelouch’s main focus was on saving his brother. It seems like there are so many different directions they can go with Rolo’s character (from making him a bad guy to killing him off), so it’ll be interesting to see how he turns out.

The other thing I wanted to comment on was how it looks like the Emperor will be playing a pretty major part this season. He had a direct hand in sending the troops who were trying to lure C.C. out, and as the OP shows, he’s got a Geass power in his right eye. It’s still not entirely clear if he knows that Lelouch is Zero though. In a way, it makes sense that he’d be showing up more now because theoretically if Lelouch is going to be ultimately victorious, then he has to face and/or surpass his father, probably towards the end of the series. That is pure speculation on my part, though there are undoubtedly several plot twists yet to come involving the Emperor, particularly since he holds the key to so many mysteries. Of course, a lot can happen in the 24 or so episodes we have left, and if this first episode is any indicator, then it looks like we’re in for a very exciting ride.

Oh and I almost forgot: Pizza Hut still supports the rebellion! :D In fact, if you check their website, they’re running an R2 promotion right now.

April 6, 2008 at 6:37 am
277 comments »
  • April 7, 2008 at 9:13 pmX

    @WingZero zxt: I second that, I for once think that Suzaku should’ve died in the first season, but oh well I hope he dies this season. Lelouch may seem evil in the first season, and maybe in this season, but in that world setting, Brittania must be taken down, for that single empire is taking over the whole world. IMO Lelouch is far more better than Suzaku cause he has a just cause, he wants to change the world for his sister and for the people, while Suzaku wants to keep the world as it is, ignoring the pains of the people living in it, so long as he can survive.

  • April 7, 2008 at 9:21 pmKai

    Watched it. Loved it. I squealed for like… half the way. The rest of the way my voice started cracking. Anyways, TIME TO WATCH IT AGAIN!!!! XD

  • April 7, 2008 at 9:30 pmshinigami99

    I really hate Suzaku, he shouldve joined lelouche when he had the chance but wanted to go all goody two shoes(i.e. Britannia). He should die this season, i would not even be satisfied with him going back to lelouche’s side, he needs to DIE!!!!!!!!DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • April 7, 2008 at 11:23 pm§Maverick§

    WOW…The second season started in a way no one was expecting! Rollo? Whose illegitimate son is he anyway? Memory loss? you gotta be Shit’n me! Where the heck is nunally?! What Happened in the friggin cave?!…incredible, 1 HOLE YEAR has passed?! NO F’ing WAY!!
    Kallen bunny suit FTW!! I’m looking forward to see suzaku dead in a horrendous way.
    This Series just keeps getting better and better. Cant Wait for the next episode.

  • April 7, 2008 at 11:55 pmmysterious

    @X actually, there is no just cause in this anime. It is true that lulu wants to change the world for his sister and the people and also for himself too. And in order to get his revenge, he drags countless of people into the conflict. So lulu is not an character who fights for justice. But the BIG difference between lulu and suzaku is that lulu KNOWS his goal and does everything to obtain it even by evil means. However, suzaku is nothing but a hypocrisy who speaks all the sweet words of changing an incorrupt power inside out or saving the life of people, and he goes emo and kills everyone after his stupid euphime die (yes, they are sure a good couple!). SO in this anime there are no justice lead character, only hypocrisy and non-hypocrisy. And of course i am a fan of lulu, but CC ftw :)

  • April 8, 2008 at 12:02 amlangley

    All the poorly justified Suzaku bashing is pretty amusing. It’s funny seeing people try to justify Lelouch considering he’s willing to kill any number of innocent people to achieve his goals, and it’s obvious he’s doing it for selfish reasons, not because he cares about the world. I think Lelouch is an awesome character and I love watching him do his thing, but geez people — learn to recognize a villain when you see one. Amazing how people can be blinded to a person’s evil just because he’s the protagonist.

    Regardless, I look forward to watching Suzaku cut more Black Knight pilot wannabes to ribbons this season, just as much as I look forward to Lelouch owning Britannia with his strategizing and his geass powers.

  • April 8, 2008 at 12:05 amLittleNK

    Interesting, Urabe called Lulu “Zero-sama” not just ” Zero”

  • April 8, 2008 at 12:16 amhiro

    all right!! Lelouch is back!!!!!!!!!1

  • April 8, 2008 at 12:31 ammysterious

    @langley well said xd. In this anime, there is no justice lead character. But the big difference between lulu and suzaku is that lulu is not a hypocrisy; he wants revenge and creats a better world for his sister (big plus point there) so he does everything in order to obtain his wishes even if by evil means. Plus he never considers himself a hero of justice (except to win the support of the japanese balala). While that suzaku always says sweet words like i will change the corrupt power inside out and protect everyone, then he goes eo and killes everything in his path when his stupid beloved euphime die (which servers her right). And for all that, i am a fan of lulu of course :). But above all, CC for the win xd.

  • April 8, 2008 at 1:24 amsakura sake

    OMG I WANT TO WATCH!

  • April 8, 2008 at 1:24 ammaki

    wtf?! The emperor has a geass?! well, at least it explains that he is a psychotic villian….
    ….as for Suzaku……I hate him now since he reminds be of Sasuke Uchiwa….
    And looks like Urabe and Kallen already knew about Zero’s true identity….Kallen already knew it duh, since the last episode…I bet Urabe knew it through C.C. or Kallen or both….
    ..I wonder what will happen if Ougi, Todo, Chiba and Tamaki (once they are freed) know that Zero is actually a former prince of Britannia?
    ….I wonder what happened to Orange-kun? He’s not there in the OP…
    Show Spoiler ▼

    I really like the way how CLAMP drew the ED….the sword that Cornelia was holding looks like the Divine Sword of Kamui in X/1999….Lelouch really looks like Kamui….and Suzaku looks like Syaoran of TRC and Nunnally looks like Kotori….

  • April 8, 2008 at 1:32 amlolhi

    lolhi

  • April 8, 2008 at 2:17 amMk

    Great episode!

  • April 8, 2008 at 3:24 amLittleNK

    mysterious : I absolutely agree with you! I hate Suzuku with all my heart! Actually, I just join “why don’t Suzuka just dies!” at crunchyroll an hour ago!

  • April 8, 2008 at 4:24 amYukiruchan

    @langley
    “but geez people — learn to recognize a villain when you see one. Amazing how people can be blinded to a person’s evil just because he’s the protagonist”

    I recognize Britania as the villian in Code Geass. A world where the strong overcome the weak, I don’t think I would be able to accept that. Taking over the world and taking away people’s rights even calling them numbers and all that. It’s not discrimination – it’s distinction. (whatever, but of’corse it’s worse than discrimination right?) Also, all the killing people like vegetables of Britannia. It’s just wrong. Totally wrong. Wrong wrong wrong.

    And I don’t think most people who love Lulu are blinded to his evilness. But I think we know Lulu’s not being evil because he wants to be, but he’s doing everything with a goal in mind. He’s making a sacrifice for the greater good. And he accepts the pain and responsibility for the lives he’s taken… unlike a certain Britanian dog.

  • April 8, 2008 at 4:45 amYukiruchan

    I hated Suzaku even more in this episode. Because…

    More reasons why Suzaku MUST DIE!! (from this episode)
    Lulu has saved his ass plenty of times, let him live for an even longer time and even geassed him to live, he’s regarded him as a friend all along until the gunpoint scene which Suzaku denied his whole existence; and Suzaku shot him and went “I won’t ask for forgiveness, we’re friends aren’t we?” Worse he possibly… Show Spoiler ▼

    And to top it off, Turn 1 had to end with his “Yes, Your Majesty. I won’t let anyone else do it. I will personally kill Zero.”

    If he wasn’t already a father-killer, he’s also the most despicable friend ever! Therefore, HE’S GOT TO DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    *fumes*

  • April 8, 2008 at 6:42 amWingZero zxt

    @ALL SUZAKU HATERS : So to sum up then we all hate suzaku because:
    1. He is a hypocrite who for some reason thinks fighting in the army is a good way to not let people die?!?!?!?!?
    2. Until Euphies death he had no humanly logical reason for fighting other then to continue what he started (AT AGE 10!!!! maye by acident he was only 10 after all)by making it so brittania (a rasisct government) stays in power
    3.Because despite his supposed moral fibre (which is now completely shredded in the tumble drier of brittania [oh im clever!] He serves a rasisct government trying to rule the world! I say again because he Stood through the ENTIRE emperors speech and STILL is now currently consorting with him!?!?!?!
    4. His plan to change brittania from inside out would only have worked IF he had married Euphie and she had become empress and he didnt even know about her before he joined.
    5. He claims that results achieved by negative actions are meaningless. By his own philosophy then his life is pointless and has been so since he joined the army

    IN CONCLUSION : Lelouch IS EVIL!!! we know but from a strictly human perspective his actions are the logical result of having everything he held dear taken from him at such an early age, being given ‘ a super power’ and having a father who sits on the biggest world empire who for some reason doesnt care about you! + For all you euphie lovers out there. We all know it was an accident!

  • April 8, 2008 at 6:43 amWingZero zxt

    and forgoodness sake people stop comparing gundam to geass!!! gundam have several 100 mech designs under thier belt of course some will eventually be similar!!

  • April 8, 2008 at 8:59 amHellishdude

    aaaa, finally! second season! now that Gundam 00 Season1 ended this would keep us pinned until the G00 season 2 starts in Octomber. Code Geass is one of my favourite and I’m glad that R2 started with such a nice way.

  • April 8, 2008 at 9:00 amjay

    Lelouch just rapes…..

  • April 8, 2008 at 9:55 amWingZero zxt

    i just realised 1 of lelouch hidden abilities : To run away! I am ofcourse reffering to ep 1 of this series vs ep 2 of second series mand that guy can escape from anything 1 min hes there next min his half a block away pumping that glasgow for all the speed its got!!!

  • April 8, 2008 at 9:56 ammysterious

    @yukiruchan: lulu doesnt fight for a greater good. That reason is so over used and old now; he just fought for his revenge and benefit that is all. But most people like hime for his conviction and like you said responsible for what he did.

  • April 8, 2008 at 9:58 amWingZero zxt

    ^i meant sutherland^ :(

  • April 8, 2008 at 10:12 amsteve~

    The scene at the end with Kallen and the other guy bowing down to lulu in their knightmares gave me chills, I’m looking forward to the rest of the season!

  • April 8, 2008 at 10:53 amRikku

    First Episode = Pure disappointment

    Nothing has change from the first episode of the first season.. They should create much a better scenario. I expect much better than that.. I wish the second episode have a different plot.

  • April 8, 2008 at 11:00 amdeathgod

    OMFG!! awesome start! i almost peed myself!loljk!

    i love the similarity on both the first ep of season 1 and 2, i also like the part where kallen was saying about jaz enduring coz lelouch also told her that in one of the ep in season 1

  • April 8, 2008 at 12:02 pmLlednar Twem

    When i finished Geass i wanted the sequel badly but now after seeing Gundam00 i lost what i had for Geass. I wan’t a gundam00 sequel now.

    Why do you do these things, sunrise? Why couldn’t you do both? WHY??

  • April 8, 2008 at 12:23 pmmangastuff

    Oh fight LULU !! Longlive LuluxCC !

  • April 8, 2008 at 2:17 pmYukiruchan

    @mysterious
    Well… this is another unclear point: What does Lulu really fight for?
    A world where Nunnally can live in happily…
    But a world like that isn’t for Nunnally alone, other people benefit from it too. And Lulu does care about others – he got mad at the Emporer’s speech about Britania’s evolution and whatnot, he helps strangers when they’re in trouble (Shirley pointed that out), he flinched at people getting slaughtered, he cared when the people got burned alive in purple flames – what he’s doing is not really only for Nunnally, but for everyone. Sure if Nunnally’s not there, there’s no meaning to everything but… oh well maybe I am biased towards Lulu.

    Lulu did say “it’s not him that was wrong, it’s the world.” “Why? For I am Zero, the one who will destroy and recreate the world” = OK. Not the greater good but a better world nonetheless.

    I’m not even sure how much revenge affects Lulu. I’m saying this because Lulu doesn’t seem the type to get caught up in the past (unlike another certain somebody). Revenge is surely a factor for Lulu but atleast I’m sure he isn’t as obsessed with it as Suzaku, Cornelia or Nina are. How evil is revenge anyway? It’s a natural feeling and in some places it’s considered a sin if you don’t avenge your parent’s deaths. Revenge is everywhere.

    Lulu is hard to read because he’s complex, good as well as evil.
    Suzaku is much simpler to read (despite his many personalities) because basically he’s selfish and ignorant. Hypocrite. Jerk. Father-killer. Britanian dog. Saiyaku no tomodachi. . .

  • April 8, 2008 at 2:38 pmHei

    My prediction Leleouch will die probably with C.C. or Kallen aftert succeeding in creating the ideal world for Nunally. Suzaku will take care of Nunally with C.C. or Kallen whoever survives even if Nunally can see by the end. I’m guessing Suzaku will fall for the pink haired loli or at least get close enough to her that he’ll go crazy again when she dies.

    Suzaku is just WOW. He says he’ll change britannia from the inside but now that he’s finally in a position where he can do something about it he does nothing because he’s obsessed with Zero. Then again I don’t see how Sunrise could kill him off… At this point he’s Lelouch’s rival so they won’t be able to kill him off till the end but this’ll probably end up like Gungrave or something and say something about best friends and stuff

  • April 8, 2008 at 2:46 pmSuzakuKiller

    @Yukiruchan: Well put, simply well said.

    @mysterious:
    I know that both Suzaku and Lulu is evil. But here’s the simple thing that clearly separates them, their logic and reason. We all know that Lulu is also trying to get revenge to Brittania for killing his mother. Yet that is not the only reason, more so it is quite clear that he is indeed trying to destroy Brittania in order to have a peaceful world where Nunally can live in. If you dont remember, then why would Lulu leave the battlefield for Nunally? Where he couldve overthrown Brittania on that situation? If you remember the scene as he went back to the island, he was contemplating to himself that would be the point of him fighting if Nunally died. That alone shows his reason clearly.

    While Suzaku however, I cant even begin to explain his faults, simply put WingZero zxt sum it pretty well. He is a complete liar, he convinces himself that what he is doing is the good for all people, when we all know that he is doing it simply to survive. Why do you think that when Lulu geassed him to live that he shouted like a madman saying he doesnt give a dam about orders, he will do anything to live. He was so shocked at hearing this cuz IMO the geass led him to convey his true thoughts. If this is justified since it was through the Geass influence, then what about Mao probing Suzaku? Mao completely understood Suzaku, saying he was nothing more but a hypocrite.

  • April 8, 2008 at 2:55 pmX

    @Hei:

    My theory is quite different, I would think that after Lulu changes the world, he will fulfill his contract to C.C. Though I dont know what it is, IMO it is to go to C.C. world and help her liberate her world. Since we all know from the flashbacks of how in C.C.’s world that her kind is being masacred and discriminated against, much like Brittania in Lulu’s world. I also think that was C.C.’s mission in Lulu’s world, to find someone that can help her free her world (which I think is Jupiter, now why are the recent series using Jupiter lol? Gundam 00 is where the gundams where built or I think their solar reactors anyway) Also I don’t think that Lulu is someone who like to rule the world like the Emperor, he will probably just hand it back to the people and once the world is peaceful, he will leave with C.C. Thus another Code Geass series! LOL, this time my theory Lulu would be invincible in C.C.’s world seeing as she was in Lulu’s world. Then another rebellion led by Lulu in that world, forming another kickass season.

  • April 8, 2008 at 3:16 pmmysterious

    @yukiruchan: yes, it is true that the world which lulu creates may be better, but i only want to point out that his main or orginal reasons are that he wants to get even with his father, revenge for his mother and himself and protect nunally. Everyone else just got benefit concidently. I maybe too observe with his evil side tho. And i dont debate on whether revenge is good or bad cause it is a value issue. But i agree with you there, revenge is not bad (depnd on circumstance).

    @suzakukiller: yes, i am so well aware of suzaku and has always wanted to see him death painfully. And lulu does care for his sister which makes me supporting him more.

  • April 8, 2008 at 5:29 pmWingZero zxt

    @Rikku i understand what your saying in that reagrd your right i guess the series wont start for you til turn 2 to be fair to them though Code Geass is a complete original (not a manga adaptation as far as i know) so it seems they often go out of thier way to look after newcomers to the series hence the recap eps in a 26 episode series!

    (i wonder if it bothers anyone about the fact that ive poseted so many times in the last 3 pages . I hope not !)

    @Hei i disagree although its mostly emotion driven! i honestly beleive they will kill off suzaku! mostly cos i hate him but logically because hes allied himself with the emperor and i think the emp will double cross him in a typical Sith kinda way (my apolgies for refferencing starwars) also suzaku isnt really in a posistion to do anything because hes JUST a soldier being the knight of what 6… 7 i cant remember anyhow he only a part of the emperors personal unit.

    FAMOUS RETARDED THINGS SUZAKU HAS SED: EPISODE 11 IM in the army so that people wont die (AHAHAHAHAHA) lloyd warned him then.
    feel free anyone to complete this list i dont feel well right now

    Is there anyone who likes suzaku for more than a superficial reason like he pilots the lancelot. Please speak up (youll prob get sated but say somthing anyway) If u have a good reason i wont think less of you (that is to say your screen name :P ) The lancelot is cool though.
    Im not a bishoujou fan but i must say c.c dress is… Well animated ;)
    @ Steve That aprt of the episode made my top 5 cool things ive EVER seen in anime along with Virtues Trans-am and Wingzeros dual buster rifle (so many memories)

  • April 8, 2008 at 5:30 pmWingZero zxt

    also i know its obvious but Carrares wont survive the season

  • April 8, 2008 at 5:50 pmJames

    I never thought that Euphemia’s Special Administrative Zone would have worked. The Emperor would have been against it for “raising the powerless to a point that they did not deserve.” The whole idea that Euphie and Suzuku could change the entire empire from the inside out was a little far fetched for me.

    While Lelouch is not completely noble, he recognizes that the problem with Brittania lays at its head. He also acknowledges that there needs to be a level of chaos so that a more just order can form. However for Lelouch to see his rebellion as a success, he has a need for Nunnaly to live to be there. It is within her happiness that his soul can rest and take full responsibility for his actions. That is why he abandons the Black Knights at the end of season 1.

    I am still confused on who placed the seal on Lelouch and place Rollo in his life? Also why does every none imprisoned member of the Black Knights seem to know Lelouch was behind the mask?

  • April 8, 2008 at 5:53 pmWingZero zxt

    @James ill tell you on sunday evening (Yes i have nothing better to do)

  • April 8, 2008 at 7:45 pmXX

    In the Game “Lost Colors”, Rollo seems to be a pretty dodgy character, trying to prevent your character from making contact with Lelouch at first – so I’m hoping they go in a similar direction here, with Rollo in a sort of minor antagonistic role. Beyond that, no idea, and this EP did rock.

  • April 8, 2008 at 8:18 pmLex

    Haha, the episode reminded me of when Light regained his memories. Nevertheless, that was one awesome start. Let’s hope they keep it up.

  • April 8, 2008 at 8:57 pmLex

    What exactly happened when Suzaku and Lelouch pointed their guns at each other? Also, where did V.V. go? o_o”

  • April 8, 2008 at 10:19 pmNette

    http://randomc.net/image/CODE%20GEASS/CODE%20GEASS%20R2%20-%20ED%20-%20Large%2006.jpg

    if c.c. had blonde hair and rounder eyes, she would definitely look like chi. haha.

  • April 8, 2008 at 11:30 pmmaplehacker422

    Very confusing introduction, what the hell is going on?

  • April 8, 2008 at 11:38 pmSearcher

    Wow
    Geass VS Geass
    Lelouch VS Lelouch’ s Father

  • April 8, 2008 at 11:48 pmmysterious

    1 crazy idea pops out of my head… what if lulu is not the emperor’s son O.o?

  • April 9, 2008 at 12:12 amX

    @mysterious: He isn’t. That is why the emperor doesnt give a dam about him and Nunnaly. I think it is in one of the DVD special where it was revealed that although both Lelouch and Nunnaly are true sublings, they are just adopted by Marianne, so that makes them completely unrelated to the Emperor. I think it is on the DVD special where Orange-kun was talking to Viletta. (Lol man i ezily forgot his name. I think it was jerimiah, but orange-kun is ezier to remember lol)

  • April 9, 2008 at 12:14 amX

    Sorry, I didn’t mean completely unrelated, i guess in the bloodline sense, but their relation would be that the Emperor is simply his stepfather, the evil stepfather! XD

  • April 9, 2008 at 12:18 amShadow

    @X: Ur theory is quite interesting, that would be cool if it happens that way.

    “My theory is quite different, I would think that after Lulu changes the world, he will fulfill his contract to C.C. Though I dont know what it is, IMO it is to go to C.C. world and help her liberate her world. Since we all know from the flashbacks of how in C.C.’s world that her kind is being masacred and discriminated against, much like Brittania in Lulu’s world. I also think that was C.C.’s mission in Lulu’s world, to find someone that can help her free her world (which I think is Jupiter, now why are the recent series using Jupiter lol? Gundam 00 is where the gundams where built or I think their solar reactors anyway) Also I don’t think that Lulu is someone who like to rule the world like the Emperor, he will probably just hand it back to the people and once the world is peaceful, he will leave with C.C. Thus another Code Geass series! LOL, this time my theory Lulu would be invincible in C.C.’s world seeing as she was in Lulu’s world. Then another rebellion led by Lulu in that world, forming another kickass season.”

  • April 9, 2008 at 1:11 amYukiruchan

    @Hei
    Suzaku has got to die, with a whole bunch of reasons but the main one is because he is such a good friend to Lulu. (sarcastic sounding “good”) People just don’t get away with betraying your friends like that. Besides he got promoted really high from the start, I bet Taniguchi is gonna crush him down really low in the end, it’s a Taniguchi rule. I don’t think Lulu will be the one who kills him though.

    @Wingzero zxt
    I’d love to finish the list of FAMOUS RETARDED THINGS SUZAKU HAS SAID, but I’ve already been fuming at Suzaku a lot lately.. needs to calm down.

    So I’ll answer the who likes Suzaku for a more superficial reason instead. I like him coz he looks like a grownup Syaoran (CLAMP’s artwork of him was so pretty that it made me confused, I still said “EEEEEEEEE(w)” when I saw it though. I was thinking “handsome scum!EEEW!”), because sometimes he just sounds like Cloud (FF7), especially when he cries out in pain… and because Arthur hates him. Oh, and without him Code Geass would be boring too.

    I love CODE GEASS coz there’s lots of debate about it! ^__^ *happy*
    I wonder if links to CMs are OK? I can’t wait for episode 2.
    Show Spoiler ▼

  • April 9, 2008 at 1:12 ammysterious

    @X: for real!!? O.o that is a shock for me. I cant believe i miss such thing, even tho i did watch the special where orange-kun talks with viletta.

  • April 9, 2008 at 4:00 amLupin

    What happen at the end of season one I want to know so bad.

    i will kill Zero…. classic

  • April 9, 2008 at 6:00 amritchan

    I’m loving it!

  • April 9, 2008 at 8:24 amJM17

    @ X: I think you are referring to a line in Stage 4.33 (DVD 5 Extra). A comment by Omni stated: “Jeremiah specifically said「マリアンヌ様の遺児」 (Marianne-sama no iji – Marianne’s orphans)”. Apparently Jeremiah said this while referring to Lelouch and Nunnaly’s and their supposed death in Area 11.

    Link: http://randomc.net/2007/05/25/code-geass-433-picture-drama-05-dvd-special/comment-page-2/#comments (2nd comment)

    Since “orphan” usually means both parents died, that line could imply that the Emperor is not Lelouch and Nunnaly’s biological father. If there is evidence that Marianne is not their biological mother, I missed it.

    Speculation: If the Emperor is not Lelouch and Nunnaly’s biological father, it could explain why Lelouch acted as if Nunnaly was his only family in Season 1. Rollo may be the biological son of Marianne and the Emperor, and Lelouch and Nunnaly have a different father.

  • April 9, 2008 at 9:51 amKGFJ

    I have a feeling that Lelouch wasn’t killed by Suzaku because The Emperor told Suzaku not to kill him. Well, you know, I’ll stick to the calssic theory, it’s for the throne! The Emperor has so many children, that he wants them to “fight” each other to decide which one is strongest enough to becoma the king.
    About CC, yeah, I think she knows something very big and she keeps it as a secret. I want to know Lelouch’s reaction if he knows that CC can actually communicate with Marianne all this time. Doesn’t mean that she is evil, though.

  • April 9, 2008 at 12:05 pmWingZero zxt

    i think (hope) kallen shot suzaku and v.v sealed lelouch and hid from c.c. and the black kinghts under constant pressure from countuer attack by brittania have been looking for a way to get to him epecially with the correctional status installed . Any old japanese couldnt just wonder up to school and extract him like they would have been able to previously plus kallen has seen his face so they must all know about it by now. Kallen cant of had the ob for long cos she would have been captured as soon as someone tried to cop a feel. “Ahhh dont touch me im not for sale” , “Shut the hell up u stupid eleven ill do wat i want cos you lost and we one….Whats this… look like a key to a KNIGHTMARE!”, and so on.
    After a year of dodging capture c.c and the B.K remnant finally manage to get to him and by that time all of the remnant know who he is because it was a now unhideable fact!

  • April 9, 2008 at 12:11 pmWingZero zxt

    @KGFJ trhe emperor doesnt really strike me as someone who cares about the power of his nation against his own individual power. He seems more along the lines of, ‘Im trying to gain immortality and my children can run the empire because i am busy’

    Its possible that suzaku did a villeta and got amnesia or was also made to forget by c.c. o r v.v. for the purpose of hiding from the emperor or keeping lelouch alive for the emperor’s future manipulation

    (A point made in gg subs forum last season) Yes massive bloodloss from say a bullet wound could potentially or likely cause amnesia or at worst massive brain damage)

  • April 9, 2008 at 12:22 pmWingZero zxt

    has anyone else noticed that the week takes considerably longer :P i usually post o here 1 maybe twice a week but if you look back i might be on my tenth post by now :)

  • April 9, 2008 at 1:04 pmHei

    At the end of the last season as we all know there had to have been a 4th person popping out that allowed Kallen, Suzaku, and Lelouch to get out alive. However I read that C.C. died and was revived by Marianne Lelouch/Nunnally’s mother so maybe Suzaku killed Lelouch? and was revived again by his mother? Or maybe Marianne is a different entity from C.C. and has her own body and saved Kallen and Lelouch from Suzaku the only thing I don’t get was Nunnaly popping out of nowhere… I mean did she teleport and get owned by her own brother and Suzaku?
    As for the emperor he looks a lot less evil… so maybe there’s a reason behind everything he does maybe?

  • April 9, 2008 at 1:52 pmWingZero zxt

    where did you read this?

  • April 9, 2008 at 4:21 pmHei

    I read that C.C. got revived in a part of the Code Geass R2 Epic Spoilers in gamefaqs

  • April 9, 2008 at 7:06 pmPipe

    owwwwwww…..
    very gooddd!!!
    finally R2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • April 9, 2008 at 8:04 pmWingZero zxt

    @Hei that doesnt seem to make sense since she seems pretty close to naturally immortal but ill look into it

  • April 9, 2008 at 8:04 pm§Maverick§

    speculations FTW!!! There is no manga or anything that explains what happened at the end of season 1, so Gamefaqs = Epic Failure

  • April 9, 2008 at 9:45 pmLittleNK

    @WingZero Zxt: Love the way you sum it up why we should hate Suzaku.

  • April 10, 2008 at 3:28 amWingZero zxt

    \§Maverick§\ True its possible that they were reffering to the code geass game! i rarely trust game faqs with any intelligence gathering for my part (its easier to find out more on this blog! and in live journal)

    RE;LittleNK For those of you unaware of what hes reffering to please look at page eleven of this blog near bottom! I appreciate the compliment

  • April 10, 2008 at 8:05 amKGFJ

    If Nunnally is really captured by The Emperor, and The Emperor wants to capture CC so much (you know, he used Lelouch as a bait to lure her out), why doesn’t The Emperor asks Lelouch to exchange Nunnally with CC? It’s quite obvious who he will choose.
    I think The Emperor must have predicted that CC will awaken Lelouch’s memories.
    This is just a wild guess, of course. ^^;

  • April 10, 2008 at 11:04 amWingZero zxt

    @Yeh there’s obviously more to it than that! i find it hard to believe that he would kidnapp one person to get another person to give him a third person whom is ultimtely free to choose for herself! Im glad this series wont be that simple! I also thnk that its possible that like (But compLETELY UNRELATED TO!) Gundam 00 libbons was the ‘bad guy’ [worst of the evils] or antagonist its quite possible that just a c.c. strings lelouch along but in a good almost loving sorta way v.v. has been stringing the emperor along this whole time for some ulterior motive to do with thier order of Ragnarok or watever! (it would be nice to see that it was the emperor that was getting played like a sucker all along!)

    On a side note: I just spent 1.20 mins researching the mysteries of the .hack universe on wikipedia! sufficed to say i made myself dizzy BUT I UNDERSTOOD!!!)

  • April 10, 2008 at 11:07 amRath

    Burning questions:
    - Guilford looks pissed. Wonder whats bothering him…. Where is Cornelia anyway?
    - That dumdum Suzaku is now the emperor’s lackey. Yay…. so much for fighting for
    his fellow Japanese…. how can he honestly think he is any better than Zero?
    - Dont see the Gawain anywhere in the OP. Did it get destroyed?
    - Since Lelouch got his memories back, will he know Rollo is a fake?

  • April 10, 2008 at 12:49 pmWingZero zxt

    @ Rath Guilford prob thinks Carrares is a schmuk! Cornelias whereabouts are discussed in a R2 preview thread ( i duno how to do spoiler tags so ill leavie it out) Gawain was prob trash after being sunk so far under water and seeing as it is completely outclassed by all the new frames used by suzaku and co. i doubt it would be much use here anyhow! (its not like its THAT much bigger or stronger then a normal frame let alone the new ones!)

  • April 10, 2008 at 7:27 pmWingZero zxt

    Does anyone know the romanji for lelouch’s line: ‘the world will change, I can change it’ ?

  • April 10, 2008 at 11:31 pmdaffyduck

    omg, the king of Britannia has Geass too?! wdf!!!!

  • April 11, 2008 at 12:21 amX

    For the people who thinks that Lulu got killed or shot in the first season, didnt u guys remember that he had a bomb with him all along? So IMO v.v. must have interfered, since it is the only way how Lulu forgot his memories and his geass being sealed. Also it doesnt look like Suzaku forgot about Lulu, since his hatred for zero grew so much that he doesnt give a dam about the japanese and wants to personally kill him – means he wants to kill him seeing as they are both “friends” (what a good reason!).

    Lol isnt it ironic that the two of the sons leaders hate or turned against their own country? Though I completely understand Lulu (I am completely biased towards him lol) for hating Britannia (well more specifically the Emperor, which he thinks is the major reason for the fighting) because of what happened to his past. But what I don’t understand is that fag Suzaku (ya I despise him) for turning against his country, and joining the enemy. You can completely tell that his words for saving people was a complete lie, since he’s only looking out for himself, cuz he knows that if he stays with Britannia being the stronger power that he will be able to survive – thus he killed his father (no I dont believe it was a dam accident, what kind of accident was that? dashing towards his father with a sharp object enough to kill him? IMO he subconsciously wanted his father to die in order for him to live since the people wouldve eventually surrendered)

    On a side note: I hope that in this season, Lulu wont bother saving Suzaku anymore, and just kill him.

  • April 11, 2008 at 3:39 amWingZero zxt

    @X I agree unfortunately at age 10 suzaku can only be tried as a minor which is why i gave him the benefit of the doubt in a n earlier post on page 11. No need for side note its for front in all of our minds and you know it :P we all want suzaku to die even if someone else kills him te the china man or rollo or the emperor him self like he did with darth tyranus (woah im getting confuzzled) point is SUZAKU MUST DIE !!!!

  • April 13, 2008 at 1:53 amBrianANiME

    When I first saw Kallen in the bunny outfit and acting like a total failure, I was like LOLwtf?

    I hope Zero manipulates Suzaku to go fuck himself in the ass with the Lancelot’s sword, thus causing the sword to rip the bastard in half from the inside… Damn

    What I really want to see is how Kallen and the remaining and past Black Knights will treat Zero/Lulu knowing who he really is

  • April 13, 2008 at 1:55 amBrianANiME

    Or actually, the Chinese dude with the mad sword skills can use his skills to help out Suzaku with his kinky anal masturbation

  • April 13, 2008 at 9:41 amTiff

    I have a gut feeling that the emperor meant for Lelouch to lose his Zero memories, only to regain them back again. Its as if the emperor everything that Lelouch would do since the prince’s birth, as if Lelouch is running around on the palm of his father.
    Somehow the Emperor is more than what he seems. If he could foresee Lelouch as being the next emperor, along with the path that Lelouch would walk to becoming one, then I think it would suffice to say that the Emperor wanted all of this to happen so that he could have an heir to succeed him – from Lelouch being exiled, to him becoming Zero, to him losing his memories and regaining them back again, and to whatever happens next.
    Something would seem amiss of the Emperor was not part of all that has happened. At least, that’s my opinion for now.

  • April 27, 2008 at 6:07 amThiasX

    Great Episode

  • November 22, 2008 at 7:33 amjonel

    ang ganda naman

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