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Summary:

Though Lelouch is frustrated that Gino and Anya have become part of the student council, he’s even more shocked to find out about the kiss with Shirley. Sayoko had also taken seriously his instructions to manage his personal relationships and has filled his schedule with dates and promises to go out with other girls. Lelouch has no choice but to follow this schedule, from dates with girls in the morning to attending a Black Knights trade agreement ceremony in Shanghai in the afternoon to more dates at night. When he arrives back at Ashford for what’s supposed to be a rendezvous with Shirley, Lelouch tries to sneak past her and gets confronted instead by Anya who wants to know if the picture she has of him when he was young is really him. Lelouch claims that it’s a case of mistaken identity, but before he can say any more, he’s found by both Gino and by a large group of girls. In trying to run away from them, he bumps into a furious Shirley, and he’s saved from her wrath only after Milly suddenly appears to announce that she’s decided to hold a Cupid’s Day for her graduation event. On that day, everyone will wear special hats, and when a girl takes a boy’s hat and puts it own, the two will be forced to become lovers by Milly’s decree.

Meanwhile, at the Britannia imperial capital of Pendragon, the Knight of One Bismark tells Schneizel, Odysseus, Guinevere, and Carine about the Emperor agreeing to the declaration of war on the Chinese Federation. Carine is all for this, and Guinevere suggests that it’s all because it’s unforgivable for Odysseus to be humiliated like that even though Odysseus himself doesn’t mind and is concerned more about the continued war with the EU and peace in Area 11. When Carine doesn’t care about what happens with Nunnally, Odysseus scolds her about getting along since the two girls are similar in age. Guinevere feels that if Cornelia were alive and well, then this would be easily settled, but they haven’t heard anything about her. In her place, Schneizel steps up and takes command, and he feels that hostilities are unneeded because of the bad situation the Chinese Federation is currently in. With just a show of force and negotiations, he thinks that they can obtain half of the territory. Bismark personally views war as no more than a means of diplomacy, except more inefficient, and when he later reports this to the Emperor, the Emperor agrees, saying that it’s something fools do.

Back in Area 11, Gino tries to convince Suzaku to come to Milly’s graduation event, and though Suzaku wants to, he’s aiding the Governor General and has to attend a meeting. To Suzaku’s surprise, Guilford advises him to call Milly later, and Lloyd then changes the subject to the topic at hand – the Guren. The pilot of the Guren is at that moment locked up in a prison, and she’s shocked when Nunnally suddenly shows up to see her. Lelouch meanwhile decides that Cupid’s Day is an event that’ll let him settle things with all the girls in one go. He wants Villetta to take his hat, but Villetta thinks that this is just inviting people to misunderstand, and she suggests Shirley instead. Lelouch, however, doesn’t want to get Shirley involved any further. Unfortunately for him, Milly chooses to make things interesting by announcing to the entire school that whoever brings her Lelouch’s hat will get their club budget increased ten-fold. Everyone thus makes a rush for Lelouch as soon as the even starts, and he luckily has Rolo watching his back – Rolo activates his Geass power briefly over the entire school in order to help hide Lelouch.

While all this has been going on, Cornelia has been single-handedly assaulting the secret desert location where Bartley is. She jumps him right as he and his men are discussing how they might become part of the worst crime in history if their hypothesis is correct. To Cornelia’s surprise, Bartley reveals that the Emperor sent him here, and he thinks that the world is on a path of destruction with the way things are going. Back at Ashford, Lelouch safely makes his way to the library, and based on his observations, he’s no longer worried about the intentions of Gino and Anya. After he’s forced to use his Geass power on one girl who manages to take his hat, Lelouch switches places with the disguised Sayoko, and she enters the fray against everyone chasing him. Sayoko proves adept at avoiding them, especially with Lelouch directing her versus Milly directs everyone else, but things quickly get out of hand. Anya even boards the Mordred to find Lelouch, and her doing so alerts Suzaku and the authorities at Britannian headquarters who have no idea what’s really going on. This also prompts Lelouch to accelerate his plans, and so he directs Sayoko to meet him back at the library. She can’t make it to the secret entrance though because Shirley is nearby, and to complicate things further, the Mordred crashes through the library wall right as Lelouch emerges from the secret elevator. Seeing that the Mordred is reaching for Shirley, Lelouch grabs her and falls with her down the nearby set of stairs. Villetta meanwhile manages to get Anya off their back by asserting that this is the Secret Intelligence Agency’s theater of operations.

Since she now has a moment alone with him, Shirley asks Lelouch why she kissed him and calls him a liar when he claims that it was because he likes her. Without thinking, Lelouch insists that he is serious, but he has a hard time coming up with a reason, so Shirley teases him with the idea of doing more than just a kiss with her. Lelouch saying that they can’t causes Shirley to realize that the old Lelouch is back, and that relieves her because she had felt that he hadn’t been himself recently. She agrees to forgive him, but in exchange, she wants him to close his eyes. Instead of kissing him though, she pulls on his cheeks and exchanges their hats, saying that she’ll make him fall in love with her someday. The two then emerge from the library wearing each others hats, and when Milly sees them, she thinks that Lelouch finally understands. She had gotten tired of the lack of progress in their relationship, so this was all for them. Shirley ends up thanking Milly, and this sets off a wave of appreciation from the entire student body. Even Suzaku – who had responded to what he thought was an emergency – lands the Lancelot and congratulates her on graduating. In the aftermath, Milly takes a job as a TV weather-woman and cancels her engagement with Lloyd. She wants Nina to see her in particular because she feels that she’s being more sincere to herself now.

Sometime later, Shirley is walking through the streets of the city when she is suddenly stopped in her tracks by a blue wave. It originated from the eye on the mask on Jeremiah’s face, and V.V. calls it the destroyer of all Geass – the Geass Canceller. Its effect causes Shirley to suddenly remember everything she had forgotten, including the fact that Lelouch is the Zero that killed her father.

Preview

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For a show that’s normally fairly serious, this episode actually ended up being pretty funny with all the galloping horses and everyone overreacting to the Mordred. That alone wasn’t enough for me to say that having another Ashford-focused episode was worth it though, and given that we’re now about halfway through the series, I still think they would have been better off advancing the main story instead of the Shirley and Milly subplots. That statement of course hinges on the assumption that Lelouch and Shirley’s relationship won’t have a major impact on the main story, and it’s very possible that it could.

In any case, the main story did move forward a bit with the scenes of Bismark and the royals, Kallen being paid a visit by Nunnally, and Cornelia’s reappearance. Cornelia is especially interesting because it feels like she’s gone rogue, and given her new image (she looks a lot better with that hairstyle and without the purple lipstick), I think that there’s a possibility that she could ally with Zero or at least become a protagonist instead of an antagonist. What Bartley said about the path of destruction and being part of the worst crime in history is also notable in the ominous sort of way, though it remains to be seen what he actually meant.

The end-of-episode cliffhanger this week was another good one, this time involving with Jeremiah’s new ability and Shirley’s regained memories. The Geass Canceller raises a lot of questions about how it works and how it interacts with the rules of Lelouch’s Geass. Specifically, if it can get rid of the Geass effect in Shirley, then does that mean that Lelouch can re-Geass her now? And since V.V. says that it can destroy all Geass, then does that mean that it can take away Lelouch’s power permanently? I also get the distinct feeling that Jeremiah could end up being something like a Mao character. It was around this time that Mao showed up in the first series, and Mao was involved with the Shirley side-plot just like Jeremiah is now, so I don’t think it’s too much of a stretch to compare the two, especially if Jeremiah remains an annoyance rather than a serious threat. The preview for next week seems to imply that Jeremiah will lose yet again, but who knows what else can happen, especially now that Shirley’s memories are back in play.

June 29, 2008 at 5:55 am
258 comments »
  • July 1, 2008 at 7:45 amdragon

    @Kal This is tragic. Wow.

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    It would really suck if one of us screwed up on putting the spoiler tags up here because you can’t edit or delete your comments.

  • July 1, 2008 at 9:34 amAkira Kun

    I can’t wait for the NEW OPENNING AND ENDING!!!
    Hope it will give us new footage and hints on the rest if the series ^.^
    I want Code Geass the series to end but I also want a season 3 as well!!!
    Since they still have to explain about where Geass came from, who’s C.C. and so much I could think of for another series >_<
    Love to watch ALL the knights of rounds in action! (hope Suzaku Anya and …other guy joins Lulu)
    Oh hey! Geass Canceller !! anyone wonder if it stops ALL Geass effects?
    Because if it does, then assume that everybody in Ashford is under the empire’s memory replace power, Then Shirley would remember Nunnally!!!!!
    Could that be why Rolo and Shirley is alone in the next episode preview !!!!!???
    I won’t be surprised to see Shirley getting killed or probably joins Black Knights then.

  • July 1, 2008 at 10:05 amWingZero zxt

    YES!!!!!!! finally they are getting on with it!!!

  • July 1, 2008 at 10:31 amdragon

    .. From now on until the end this is going to be serious as all hell. For the most part. I wonder if the ashford arc is over now.

  • July 1, 2008 at 10:41 amWingZero zxt

    im singing a happy song right now !

  • July 1, 2008 at 12:13 pmNightflame

    well… wondering if shirley knows wonder where Nunally is… or even more…

  • July 1, 2008 at 12:44 pmWingZero zxt

    hehe

  • July 1, 2008 at 1:37 pmyoungde

    Random question from when I was rewatching the end of season 1 last night. Tamaki orders the other Black Knights to shoot Milly, Rival and Shirley after being told distinctly by Zero not to harm them. Also, did the fact that they knew Kallen by name not clue him in that these were her friends?

    I guess what I’m wondering is, did Zero and Kallen never find out about this little incident? Otherwise, you would think that they would have been seriously honked off at Tamaki.

    Just one of my random thoughts

  • July 1, 2008 at 2:19 pmRemmell

    Well, how could Kallen or Lelouch have found out about that incident? Kallen never went back to school and the student counsel had their minds altered. Though they should remember that moment. They were only instructed to forget about Lelouch’s relationships.
    I doubt Tamaki volunteered that information. He’s always bothered me a bit. While he was rather against Zero. He quickly became rather fanatical about him. That’s always dangerous. Like when he talk Shirley that he knew what Zero wanted, and still ordered the others to shoot them.

    One thing I’ve always respected about the Black Knights is that they don’t target civilians. It’s guys like Tamaki who would. That’s why I’m glad he’s the joke of the Black Knights.

    I read that spoiler link. There is a part of that that seems VERY dubious. I thought that Rolo didn’t know where the Cult is. How could Lelouch go and find them on Rolo’s suggestion. Isn’t that why he’s waiting for C.C.?
    Would Jeremiah even know where it is? Are we even sure that the location we saw Jeremiah at was location of the cult rather then just some shrine. Like on the Island the season finale took place.

  • July 1, 2008 at 3:24 pmTerry

    @WingZero zxt

    I tried watching it a long time ago, then gave it up when I found out that it was basically the Japanese inventing their own version of “Amerika” so they could beat their straw man. All-in-all, I’d say I’ve watched 3 episodes (not all the way through).

    For the most part, I’ve simply listened to these commentators for amusement as they quip over their fetishes.

    @Kalessin

    Like I said, they’re over-reaching, and it’s embarressing to see htem do it so shamelessly.

    Not to mention that after seeing this episode, I can’t imagine how BRAIN-DEAD somebody would have to be in order to ENJOY this dribble (and talk so ENTHUSIASTICALLY about it)…

  • July 1, 2008 at 3:33 pmsaku

    I think Rolo do know where the cult is….he was there right? :) I am tempted to read the huge spoiler but I kinda fear that its so huge that it will spoil me whole R2 instead of 1-2 episodes :P so I am not clicking on those links! :(

  • July 1, 2008 at 3:53 pmRemmell

    The people who enjoy this show? Probably a lot less pathetic then the moron who drops in on a blog of a show he admits he doesn’t watch or enjoy just to drop in snide remarks. How could you possibly know why we enjoy this show enough to comment on it if you already admitted you never saw a single episode all the way through? Then you contradict yourself about seeing this current episode. Just from that statement you already admit that you don’t even know what you’re talking about.

    How idiotic does a person have to be to actually watch a show he admits he doesn’t like? Even if you are just dropping in to watch a few episodes here or there, how could you have even the slightest idea of what’s going on? You aren’t going to understand what’s going on if you have only seen part of three episodes out of a current total of thirty-seven episodes.
    That’s like seeing thirty minutes out of the entire Star Wars or Indiana Jones sagas and then going on a blog for those shows and saying how much they suck.
    If I don’t enjoy a show. I just stop watching it(though I at least watch a whole episode). I also don’t waste my time by going on blogs of those shows in order to insult their audience, but I have a maturity level over that of a ten year old.

  • July 1, 2008 at 4:00 pmKalessin

    @Remmell
    During Lelouch’s discussion with C.C. in his quarters in episode 11, it shows the hill and shrine in the desert where V.V. and Jeremiah have been hanging out and then pans down to under the sand to show a hidden city. While they show this C.C. is talking about the fact that the cult moves every time they have a new master and that she thinks that it’s in China. So, I think that it’s pretty certain that where Jeremiah was is where the cult is.

    Also in that conversation, when C.C. confirmed that she did not no exactly where the cult was, she confirmed with Lelouch that Rolo didn’t know the exact location either (which implies that he might at least know that it’s in China). In either case, between what C.C. knows and what Rolo knows, he knows that the cult is in China, but not where. He’ll need further information in order to pinpoint them. Either his inquiries in China about electricity and radio transmissions and the like which he talks about in that same conversation will locate them for him or he’ll get some information out of Jeremiah somehow.

    From what I’ve read elsewhere, it’s pretty sure that Lelouch is going to be attacking the cult in some manner in episode 14. The poster gave a real source for the information – including a photo of the article from the magazine – so I think that it’s legit in the sense that what’s being reported is what was printed in the magazine. It is, of course, quite plausible that the magazine got it wrong, but other than that I’d expect it to be correct.

    The name of the poster matches the name of this site: http://koshimizu.livejournal.com/ where there are summaries for episodes from various magazines along with other information from magazines. The site typically includes photos of the articles in question along with the information. I think that it’s posting reliable information insofar as the magazines are posting reliable information. This new summary hasn’t been put on that site yet, but I’m guessing that that poster is the fellow who does that site. As such, I think that the spoiler is legit.

    Oh, and as for Tamaki. I totally agree with you. He’s not evil, but he’s too interested in having power and authority and is at times a bit of a loose cannon. It’s definitely a good thing that he’s the joke of the Black Knights.

  • July 1, 2008 at 4:14 pmKalessin

    @Terry
    I don’t want to be rude, but just because you don’t like a show doesn’t mean that it’s horrible and no one else will like it. It likely means a difference in taste. Not to mention, how you can reall judge it having seen only 3 episodes, I don’t know. And why on earth are you posting in a fan discussion on it then? Do you just like bashing people?

    As for the alternate version of America or Britain or whatever, having alternate versions of history that result in different nations and a very different world situation while still bearing some similarities to our own is nothing new. I don’t think that it happens in anime quite like this very often, but I’ve definitely run into it elsewhere. I don’t see what’s so stupid or “over-reaching” about that. So, the Americans lost the revolutionary war; Napoleon actually won against Britain in the end; China managed to take over the better part of Asia; etc. They took real history and made it so that certain events in the world of Code Geass went the opposite direction of how they did in reality resulting in a new world that’s based on ours and yet is new and unique. Personally, I think that it’s pretty cool.

    You can dislike the show all you want; you can tell your friends that you think that it’s horrible and that they shouldn’t watch it; but it’s rude to tell the fans of the show that they’re a bunch of idiots – even in cases where such a thing might be true. I sincerely hope that you find something better to do with your time than troll around and put down others.

  • July 1, 2008 at 6:54 pmlucy

    stupid shirley….

  • July 1, 2008 at 9:31 pmQuikstryke

    I think tamaki will end up betraying the black knights cuz he’s too power hungry and he’s not getting any attention from zero in regards to his position. or he’ll get depressed because of it and start refrain using that which causes him to messup a mission and cause new trouble for the black knights. either way they give way too much attention the last couple episodes that tamaki wants a formal position.

  • July 1, 2008 at 9:50 pmdragon

    I completely agree with Kalessin, your points with the alternate world history is driven pretty well. I wonder if there is any information on an actual timeline? I heard some time back that CC was friends with George Washington and the reason the revolution was defeated was because of Benjamin Franklin’s betrayal.

    If you don’t have anything nice to say, keep it to yourself. This is a public blog, so the same rules apply in a real crowd. To be courteous and respectful of others. You don’t have to agree, but when you down others, that is unacceptable.

  • July 1, 2008 at 9:53 pmLex

    Excellent episode! It brought some much-needed humour back to the series.

  • July 1, 2008 at 10:57 pmBlue_Mercy

    I’m not even sure I should post this a spoiler this HUGE.

    Don’t click it unless you are sure.

    Last warning.

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  • July 1, 2008 at 11:44 pmdais

    Blue_Mercy, are you absolutely sure about that? I’m skeptic until I see it, but if it’s true, I’m gonna party lol

  • July 2, 2008 at 6:05 amHellishdude

    this might be the first time previews seems more interesting than the episode itself.

  • July 2, 2008 at 8:55 amWingZero zxt

    @Blue_Mercy we kow dragon told us already (refer to my random gigling above)
    @Terry corrct me if im wrong but are you saying that you dont like it because its politically incorrect? REALLY? Just because it draws parrallels from real life doesnt mean tht someone somewhere has an axe to grind. the fact that it can be thought that they do have issues amuses me but in reality you cant stereotype an entire country on the basis of one (IMNCREDIBLY IMPRESSIVE) piece of entertainment media! i mean using your parameters u could say that all americans hate muslims ! Dont get me wrong you obviously have every right to critise somthing (although the response here is mainly favourable) ive not read anywhere somthing that says this blog is for fans of the programs listed only and proof that that isnt the case is the entire series of dragonaught (WE ALL KNOW IT SUCKED and if i remember correctly even omni said so) but im not sure that your reasons for disliking it a fair

  • July 2, 2008 at 2:21 pmX

    @Blue_Mercy: You’re right

    if you look at the future titles of turn 13 and turn 14, you can easily tell what episode Show Spoiler ▼

  • July 2, 2008 at 4:33 pmLiz

    I picked up S1 when the review for S2 eps 11 was on here, and got up to date by the time 12 was reviewed, think they skipped a week of airing or something.

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    The way things look since midway through S1, it’s all about C.C. x Lelouch but I hope they don’t do something stupid like dying together >.> even though there was that one episode (last one of S1 probably) where she said she didn’t want a lovers suicide and she went off to fight alone… *shrug*

    But if Shirley regained her memories, she knows all of what happened that Lelouch erased and all the fake memories that his father put in, but even as things are now everyone besides the obvious think Zero is someone else so maybe it won’t happen.

  • July 2, 2008 at 5:12 pmKalessin

    You know, Kallen is one of the Knights of Rounds…. She’s Knight of Zero!

  • July 2, 2008 at 5:32 pmQuikstryke

    i know that in this story line ben franklin betrayed america by taking a bribe, but what if he was geassed to do so hehe theres a thought!

  • July 2, 2008 at 5:59 pmKalessin

    It would really be interesting if it turns out that all of the key changes in history that made the world of Code Geass divergent from our own were actually caused by geasses.

  • July 2, 2008 at 7:34 pmsui

    lol, interesting

  • July 2, 2008 at 7:45 pmlily

    first euphemia , now shirley …. is too cliche!!! I ‘m not fan of shirley ( i love lulu x c.c)

  • July 2, 2008 at 7:47 pmRemmell

    I never really went too deep into the alternate history of the world. I just figured either the American colonies either never fought for independence or they fought and lost, for whatever reason. In a way Japan is almost like the America on this world. Fighting the larger empire for freedoms. Zero is even calling it the United States of Japan.

    It’s nice to see Kallen getting good treatment from Nunnally, but the whole meeting worries me a little. I’m concerned we may see Kallen supporting Nunnally’s plan. It’s mainly that image of Kallen in a Britannian style gown that gives me that feeling. It’s some kind of design sketch. Though along with those I also saw sketches of young Marianne, at 17 and 21 years of age. While she looks cute in that dress I would rather see it as just some kind of thing she wears wears to a party. maybe as Lelouch’s date.
    If the story was to take some kind of twist with Kallen like that it would just feel completely off Kallen’s character. It would make as much sense as Suzaku’s change from within ideal. Kallen knows what the other Black Knights and Lelouch are fighting for, real independence. That would be counter productive.
    I’ve heard others suggest to this idea that she may just play along to escape, but I don’t see her using Nunnally and lying to her like that. Only thing I could think of would be some kind of blackmail against Kallen. Like Mrs Romeria holding Kallen’s mother as some kind of collateral. Though I couldn’t see Nunnally having a hand in that.
    It would also feel like such a waste of Lelouch’s passionate declaration to get Kallen back with his own hands. It’s so rare he gets passionate about things. It would be such if nothing came out of it. That and I want to see what clever plan he would use to pull that off. Part of the reason he came back to Japan was to save her.
    Even if the next episode Lelouch goes after the cult. It seems odd that he wouldn’t want his ace pilot in a major battle that means so much to his plan.
    What my hope is that something depressing and tragic happens next episode. Lelouch is so angry and determined episode 13 opens with him springing Kallen out and telling her they are moving out. All the time not saying too much.

  • July 2, 2008 at 11:43 pmgeorge

    @Terry: seriously, you reminded me of a certain Australian who hates this show and i got his e-mail (though i like his Tsubasa Chronicle and xxxHolic blog) : http://www.tsubasaanime.net/2007/02/i-quit-code-geass-lelouch-of-rebellion.php

    but honestly I think Sunrise read his letter of complaint which is why if you guys remember the map shown in the start of R2 Epi 2, Australia is not playing any political role in the series…..i hope that guy is happy that his country is not in the series

  • July 3, 2008 at 12:59 amdragon

    Wow. I just have to say wow. Looking at that blog…. Wow.

    Anyways.

    Its interesting Kal, infact all this week i’ve had that very thought in mind. It would be something to see episode length snippets of different points in code geass world history. 1 could be the battle between the romans and the celts, 1 could be with the discovery of the new world and the founding of the britanian capitol pendragon, 1 could be napoleons battle to take the british isles, 1 could be the american revolution, 1 could be how the eu and cf were formed, 1 could be with cc with the cult when she was leader and before vv took over, 1 could be cc’s adventure with mao, 1 could be cc wandering becoming cold and being persecuted, 1 could be cc meeting marianne, 1 could be cc going off to japan to find lelouch and then she gets captured in the britanian invasion of japan.

    We know CC was friends with george washington and benjamin franklin and ben betrayed the revolution, so I HIGHLY SUSPECT that geass and the cult led by VV have had a SIGNIFIGANT – DRAMATIC EFFECT on the changes we see in code geass world history. CC probably had the same wish ever since she lost leadership of the cult to VV… So she might finally get her wish through Lelouch.

  • July 3, 2008 at 1:04 amdragon

    I think I heard somewhere Austrailia was populated by aborigines. Meaning throughout world history in code geass, Austrailia was never touched by England because Napoleon had already defeated them and wiped out Britania’s presence in Europe.

  • July 3, 2008 at 4:10 amRemmell

    Well, C.C. was in the very first episode. You can see her watching over young Lelouch and Suzaku. Lelouch didn’t even meet Suzaku until after his mother’s death, and he and Nunnally were sent to Japan.
    Also in the first episode when Lelouch climbs on the truck. C.C. says something after she notices Lelouch outside. It was like, “I’ve found you. My-my…”, then she’s cut off by the truck starting up again.

    Let’s not forget that C.C. keeps having conversations with Lelouch’s dead mother. It’s not surprising she didn’t say anything to him about Anya. She’s not talking about these conversations with his mother.

  • July 3, 2008 at 4:18 amQuikstryke

    wow so i just resaw 09 with hind site and seems v.v. is all over lelouches plan. (This scene was rite after lelouch takes tianzi hostage, practically gains control of china theoretically, sure scheizel n ennuchs had a episode to counter but im sure the emperor/v.v. knew better about the outcome of the situation)

    Check out this conversation with what we know now.

    V.V. – “Yeah, Zero’s true intention. It’ll become really crazy from now on”
    Orange-kun – “Ah, thats why you prepared me?”
    V.V. – “Yes”
    Orange-kun – “Thank you very much….” etc.

    we know lelouch plans to use the order whether for research to stabilize his or more likely to even the playing field with teh knights of rounds, empire, and their geass users (its ovious the intelligence agency has more than rollo, hes so scared of them)
    V.V.’s and Orange-kun’s first lines shows they anticipated lelouchs movements well in advance.

  • July 3, 2008 at 6:15 amshadowblack

    @Quikstryke

    I don;t know which subs you’ve watched, but in Eclipse. subs the conversation was like this:
    V.V.: Yeah, Zero’s true objective.
    If this place is it, then that’s a problem.
    Orange: Ahh, so that’s why you prepared things for me?
    V.V.: Yes.
    Orange: I thank you.
    With adjustments not even C.C. or Lelouch shall be a match for me.
    Please look forward to me, Jeremiah Gottwald, with everything you’ve got!

    V.V.’s words give the impression that he suspects that Zero’s true objective for wanting China is because he is looking for the cult/Order. So what is going to happen now is probably V.V.’s attempt to foil Lelouch’s plans. But if the spoilers are true, that plan is going to backfire…

  • July 3, 2008 at 10:13 amdragon

    I don’t know how its going to back fire. First impression most people go oh yeah Lelouch won’t get his way episode 14. — However, look at the title of episode 15. The World of C. I think its likely that Lelouch wins/draws and takes the cult’s home base. Lelouch will probably meet Cornelia too. Though if VV does loose and Lelouch takes the cult – that leaves VV and Charles with a problem. So I think maybe the cult will be evacuated, but Lelouch takes the cult base along with Bartley, the research team, and possibly Cornelia.

  • July 3, 2008 at 10:44 amWingZero zxt

    apparently the sigfired shows up in ep 14 also sugesting jeremiah doesnt die in 13

  • July 3, 2008 at 10:48 amshadowblack

    @dragon
    1) Where did you get the title for ep 15?
    2) Which plan are you talking about? I was referring to V.V.’s attempt/plan to stop Zero, as it seems that because of his encounter with Jeremiah Lelouch will find out the location of the cult – so instead of hindering him V.V.’s plan will actually help Zero. That’s what I meant by “that plan is going to backfire…”

  • July 3, 2008 at 11:09 amWingZero zxt

    http://koshimizu.livejournal.com/2645.html#cutid1
    Crimson Moon – Summaries of Turn 10 to 14 & More

  • July 3, 2008 at 7:31 pmgeorge

    I’m sure you guys are excited to see the new OP. Is it really going to be shown in the next episode?

    Anyway, you better listen to this in youtube except that its in 30 seconds:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X83WdvqVrH0

    And also i found the “full” version of the new OP song except the copy is not clear and i don’t know if this is the real one:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMw9HzBNCTc&feature=related

  • July 4, 2008 at 9:06 amRemmell

    If you enjoy goofy fan art of Code geass you might like my latest 4koma based on this episode. I’m doing a new one each week based on the latest episodes.

    http://foxxfireart.deviantart.com/art/Code-Geass-Bachelorette-90626635
    I just hope the next one isn’t really sad. Those are hard ones to joke about.

  • July 4, 2008 at 9:35 amdragon

    Anyone know Japanese? What are the lyrics??

  • July 4, 2008 at 9:40 amDragonite88

    Great Eps. But I also fink Orange kun will end up like Mao. An about the Geass Orangekun doesnt know who been geassed and is only able work without knowing. I also feel he might turn against them and fight for the orange LOL.

  • July 4, 2008 at 9:46 amdragon

    I was the first one to post the stuff about Shirley Monday.. -_- I guess people didn’t see it. -_-

    lol… okay. We’re almost at episode 13…. cannot wait until sunday.

  • July 4, 2008 at 9:52 amdragon

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_psQr1ZrZk&NR=1

    What is that?? Is that the ending song/video for Season 1, episode 24-25 ??

  • July 5, 2008 at 1:06 amMuriel

    I dont liked much these episode, I´m not a Shirley fan… to me its like the typicall high school anime girl… Im a fan of CC and Kallen, and they didnt have a large appereance here too bad….
    I liked the new look given to Cornelia, and I think that she will become and ally, in fact I think Schneizel will be an ally too… in the end at least
    I cant wait to see what happens to Kallen, I dont think theyd kill her… but I thinking the possibility of rewriting her memories and send her to Ashford or that Nunally would try to convince her…
    I liked your summaries…

  • July 5, 2008 at 4:29 amShinigami

    funny. Sayoko FTW!

  • July 5, 2008 at 4:30 amShinigami

    opps, mean sayako.

  • July 5, 2008 at 5:46 amRemmell

    What I really want to see is what’s happening with Kallen. They get you all excited to see something happen with that, and it’s gone no where yet. I want to see the rescue.
    I did notice that when she was on top of Lelouch she sure seemed to be in no hurry to get up off of him. I think if that had happened a few episodes prior she would of scrambled off of him.
    I just hope I’m wrong and Kallen wont stay in Japan.

    I REALLY, really want to avoid the possible pairing of Suzaku and Kallen. I have felt this way ever since episode nineteen, Island of the Gods. The entire episode reminded me so much of an episode of Gundam SEED that happened in much the similar way.
    In the episode prior there was a big fight and a giant explosion. The next episode, number twenty-four War of Two, has Athrun Zala washed up on an island where he finds Calagali. She attacks, he over powers her, ties her up, and he takes care of her while they wait. They even talk about why they fight over the camp fire.
    The show had built that Cagali and the hero, Kira, would be the big couple of the series, but the writer pulled a George Lucas made it so at the end of the first season they were twins. Thus making all us fans who were pushing for that feel very awkward. This opened the door and Cagali and Athrun paired up. Cagali even HATED Athrun when for a time she thought he had killed Kira in battle. Came very close to shooting him.
    I know Code Geass stands on it’s own and it’s a story to itself. It’s often compared to other animes like Death Note. It’s just you see more in common with Code Geass and Gundam SEED. Both are basically stories about childhood friends on different sides of an ethnically themed war and fighting in giant mechs. Big difference is no super powers and Athrun and Kira were the same race of advanced humans. Though Kira was fighting against his own kind. Much how Lelouch is fighting against Britannia.
    Even Cagali was in some ways like Kallen. She plays almost two different roles. She fought as a fighter when you meet her only to find out later she’s a member of a royal family. Similar to how Kallen would act sickly from a prestigious Britannian family, and she would change to a fighter.

    I just want to avoid anything that would imply a Kallen and Suzaku pair up. Also I want to avoid any more comparisons to Gundam SEED. Even the girl that Athrun was promised to originally was a pink haired, peace loving girl, Lacus. Sound a little like Euphy much?
    I’m probably going to keep having this bad feeling until Kallen is rescued and back with the Black Knights.

  • July 5, 2008 at 12:52 pmKalessin

    @Remmell
    The similarities between Code Geass and Gundam Seed are really all superficial. As I’m sure you’d agree, anyone who’s actually really seen both wouldn’t think that they’re all that similar. However, I do definitely agree that it’s preferable not give anyone any more excuses to compare the two. I don’t want Kallen to end up with Suzaku. The only reason that that would be even vaguely palatable would be because then C.C. could pair off with Lelouch and neither girl would be left alone. However, even so, that doesn’t see like a particularly desirable situation.

    Just the same, however, I don’t think that they’re building up to that. While they have had episodes – particularly in season 1 – that could be considered to be building up a pairing between C.C. and Lelouch, they seem to have been leaning more towards Kallen X Lelouch recently. Also, there really hasn’t been any buildup to a Suzaku X Kallen pairing. While Suzaku and Kallen were indeed stuck together on an island in a situation somewhat similar to that in Gundam SEED, unlike in SEED, there wasn’t really any romantic buildup. It was more of an opportunity for Suzaku to find out that Kallen was in the OtBK and for the two of them to tell the other that the other was wrong and that they were going to win. It definitely made it so that they got to know each other better, but it wasn’t really building up any romantic relationship between them.

    On top of all that, considering that Kallen is head over heels for Lelouch at this point and considering the fact that Suzaku hasn’t exactly been treating her nice lately (having tied her up big time and given her a rather nasty glare when she was captured, etc), I don’t think that Kallen would ever go for Suzaku, so I’m not too worried about it. The only way I see that happening any time soon is if the Emperor messed with her head and since he hasn’t done it already, I don’t expect him to ever do it. Much as I want Kallen free, given that she seems to be okay overall, what really worries me is the fact that Lloyd is stuying the Guren….

  • July 5, 2008 at 4:57 pmRemmell

    I agree that Gundam SEED and Code Geass story wise are quite different. I was just pointing out the rather odd similarities between the character relationships and a few of the key episodes.
    I just could never see Kallen turning the Guren against the Black Knights. That would really bite.
    I’m just going to continue with this worry until Kallen is freed and back with everyone.

  • July 5, 2008 at 5:29 pmRemmell

    Show Spoiler ▼

    Hey, maybe this is good news and that Meeya girl will be brought in as a regular character now for the student counsel.

  • July 5, 2008 at 9:04 pmKalessin

    @Remmell
    Sunrise did both Gundam SEED and Code Geass. I don’t know how many – if any – of the writers worked on both, but I don’t think that it’s uncommon for a writer to use an idea similar to one they used in a previous story in a new story if it worked well to do so and doesn’t seem too much like a rip-off of the previous story. It’s quite possible, for instance, that one of the major reasons that Suzaku and Lelouch are friends the way they are and yet on different sides because the folks at Sunrise wanted to play around with that idea again in a different arena. The basic idea is pretty much the same in both, but the results are quite different.

    While I still definitely worry about Kallen, I worry less than I did initially. If they were going to do anything particularly nasty to her, I’d have expected them to do it already. However, as long as she’s captured, the possibility does still exist, so we’ll just have to keep hoping that all goes well for her in the end and that the effects of Lloyd’s Guren research aren’t too negative for the OotBk.

    As for Miya, from what I understood, she was a one shot character that some pop idol played and wasn’t meant to be around for more than one episode. I certainly wouldn’t mind her sticking around and being on the student council, but I’d be surprised.

  • July 6, 2008 at 12:34 amRemmell

    Well, we have yet to really see if the results will be different. We can’t say for sure until we have an end.
    I would think that the research of the Guren is going to end up biting them in the @$$. It’s the way they keep building up the reports on the Guren. I don’t think story wise they would be doing that if it wasn’t to lead to something.

    I’m VERY interested in seeing Kallen’s rescue, but the tactician in me is also interested in seeing what kind of tactics Lelouch has planned against the Tristan and Mordrid.
    Mordrid is a heavy-armor and attack model. This makes it rather slow, but heavily defended with both shielding and body armor. I did notice that is seems to be weak against an attack from above. Even with the shield deployed Asahina was able to get a disabling blow from the top. Through this attack I also noticed something. When Toudo sliced the wing off the float system of the Lancelot it was able to remain airborne, but dramatically slowed down. When the Mordrid lost the wing it fell like a ten ton stone.
    The Tristan is another matter. It’s very fast. I believe far more fast in it’s jet form. Normally, to accommodate such speed you have to sacrifice defense. Though I think that transformation is part of it’s greatest weakness. While transforming i don’t see how it can attack. That’s an opening that could be exploited. Also while in jet form I don’t think it can hover. It seems like it must always move forward like that. Much how a shark must always swim. It also appears to only preform close combat attacks. Using his double lance. It has guns, but I wouldn’t call those it’s strongest weapons.
    Those are just how I analyse the two from what I’ve seen.

  • February 7, 2009 at 3:05 pmVilletta Girl 24

    I love Milly and Lloyd!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • February 20, 2009 at 5:19 pmZer0zUNLTD.

    I found something interesting while watching Code Geass R2 Stage 12 on adultswim.com. For some reason, the original broadcast of this episode in Japan had one the the girls in the “Fantasy Seduction Team” wear a hot pink sports bra, but in the North American Broadcast she wasn’t wearing anything! (Note the blond girl wearing white Japanese Kimono)

    Japanese Original Broadcast Release Screenshot (subbed by Eclipse):http://img9.imageshack.us/my.php?image=codegeassyc6.jpg

    North America English Dub Broadcast (Adult Swim): http://img300.imageshack.us/my.php?image=codegeass2yk9.jpg

  • August 28, 2009 at 7:21 amIcz Sama

    SP, meaning Suppressed Person, is referring to all those who have been effected by Lelouch’s Geass. When he uses it, it suppresses memories of whatever time they are under effect of the Geass, but they still remain locked away in the brain. Hence, Jeremiah’s power undoes the suppression of the memories of the people effected by it.

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