Code Geass - Lelouch of the Rebellion

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Code Geass - Lelouch of the Rebellion

Postby angelx03 » Tue Jun 06, 2006 12:05 pm

[This is now the official Code Geass - Lelouch of the Rebellion discussion thread.]

Someone posted these in AnimeOnDVD forums:

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It's a Sunrise mecha series called Code Geass. CLAMP will be involved with the original character designs. The user also posted the staff info:

Director: Goro Taniguchi (Scryed, PlanetES)
Series Editor: Ichiro Okouchi
Original Character Design: CLAMP
Character Design: Takahiro Kimura
Original Mecha Design: Akiman (Overman King Gainer, Turn A Gundam)
Production: Sunrise

Here's the basic synopsis:

duckroll from AnimeOnDVD wrote:The setting of the show is a mix of campus anime and robot anime.

In the setting of the show, Japan has been invaded and is under the control of a major superpower. It is now a colony known as "Area 11". The emperor of the superpower sends his bloodline as proxy rulers of each "area" but the battle over this lineage will determine the fate of "Area 11".

The main characters are the "Black Prince", Lelouch Vi Britannia, who has rejected his given path and the "White Knight", Kururugi Suzaku, who values justice. Both are fighting to win the battle to free Japan, but they're also opposed in ideologies. Both guys are said to be typical CLAMP characters, closer to their Tsubasa designs. There is also a mysterious girl known as the Withc of Destiny shown who is more of the typical Kimura female design. There is also an illustration the main mech.


The synopsis just screams X with mechs. :roll:

[paizuri: This thread was moved from General Anime and renamed.]

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Re: CLAMP involved in upcoming new Sunrise series.

Postby Kitsuner » Tue Jun 06, 2006 3:00 pm

angelx03 wrote:The synopsis just screams X with mechs. :roll:

so... me-X? :O
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Re: CLAMP involved in upcoming new Sunrise series.

Postby angelx03 » Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:43 am

Kitsuner wrote:
angelx03 wrote:The synopsis just screams X with mechs. :roll:

so... me-X? :O


ZING!!! :roll:

Anyways, the placeholder of the official website is open:

http://www.geass.jp/
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Postby Kalium » Fri Jun 09, 2006 11:14 am

Geass. Ge. Ass.

For the love of...

The puns on this one are going to be atrocious.
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Postby angelx03 » Tue Aug 22, 2006 6:40 am

A 50 second trailer has been released:

http://broadband.biglobe.ne.jp/sitemap/index_geass.html

Well, this looks like it'll be a fun series. And it seems like the OP of this series will be done by FLOW who also did the first OP of Eureka 7.
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Postby angelx03 » Sun Oct 15, 2006 11:44 am

Saw the first episode. Hmm, seems like the British (which they call themselves Britannia) got uber powerful mechs, took over the U.S. AND Canada, and then conquered Japan and renamed it Area 11. Oh boy...! :shock:

The pacing of the first episode was pretty damn fast, but it wasn't too confusing. Though Lelouch getting some weird power from a mysterious girl, C.C. which allows to him to control people was kind of neat.
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Postby angelx03 » Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:41 am

Episode 2 has some pretty slick mecha action (though Suzaku's mech was ridiculously overpowered :shock:)!

Though I am getting weird Death Note vibes out of this series now since Lelouch got the power to control people, has an excellent tactical sense, and wants to reshape the world according to HIS view.
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Postby Gepetto » Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:55 am

angelx03 wrote:the British (which they call themselves Britannia) got uber powerful mechs, took over the U.S.


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Postby Willen » Wed Oct 25, 2006 8:16 am

I'm split on whether to keep watching or quit. I'm getting a Gundam SEED vibe from this show, combined with the strange current CLAMP character designs and their odd long limbs, make me hesitant to continue. The story so far is interesting but I don't know who the main protagonist is. Is it the guy with his name in the title - Lelouch? Or his old friend, the guy piloting the rediculously overpowered Nightmare mech - Suzaku?

I admire the people in the credits who are making the show, but so far it seem pretty overwrought. Maybe I'll stay until the inevitable plot twist...
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Postby Gepetto » Wed Oct 25, 2006 8:27 am

I'll stay until someone's brother is more than they looked like. Since this is part-CLAMP, it shouldn't take long.
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Postby angelx03 » Mon Oct 30, 2006 8:50 am

Episode 3.....YOU CAN'T ARGUE WITH THE AWESOME OBLIGATORY HOT GIRL IN A SHOWER SCENE!!! :shock:

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Now for plot, umm....
Lelouch (who happens to be nicknamed Lulu :lol: ) killed Clovis at gunpoint. Then it's mostly intro to school related stuff which Karen, the girl who's part of the resistance movement in freeing Japan, is a student of. Obviously this brought some tensions between her and Lelouch. Also Lelouch discovered there's a limit of which he can control people's minds; he pretty much can't do it twice simulateneously on the same person.

The episode ended when the news said that Clovis is dead, and it was Suzaku who killed him. Obviously he's being framed.


Pretty good stuff here though Lelouch is seriously starting to remind me of Light from Death Note except that Lelouch is less paranoid.
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Postby angelx03 » Sun Nov 05, 2006 2:25 pm

Man, episode 4 really kicked ass! :D

Lelouch decided to free Suzaku by creating himself a persona known as Zero. With the help of Karen and another rebel, they were able to interupt Suzaku's transport to the courtroom. Though I have to say, Zero's introduction at front of the crowds was just damn awesome! 8-)

Unfortunetly, even though they were able to save Suzaku, the differences of beliefs between him and Zero caused Suzaku to go back to his captors. Episode ended when C.C. arrived.
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Postby Coffee 54 » Sun Nov 05, 2006 8:19 pm

Geass will mark the first time I've watched a CLAMP series. I just got throught episodes three and four. I've gotta say I love the whole 'evilish guy working to achieve noble goals/goodie two shoes working for the evil empire' dynamic. I'm curious to see where it will all lead.
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Postby angelx03 » Sun Nov 05, 2006 8:23 pm

Uhh, Code Geass is not really a CLAMP series; they were only involved in the original concept character designs.
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Postby Coffee 54 » Sun Nov 05, 2006 8:36 pm

I see. My bad.
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