Code Geass – First Impressions
Sadly no, this isn’t a review on a 3rd season of Code Geass, but rather 1st season. I’ve put off watching this for too long, only because I’ve never had an interest in the mecha genre. But as my friend gave me the DVD for the 1st season.. I went ahead and gave it a go. I must be crazy or something, but over Saturday I went on a huge marathon and watched the whole first season of Code Geass. Now, I’m NOT a big fan of mecha anime but Code Geass is an exception to this and I’m quite impressed.
I really enjoyed the show surprisingly and I’ll be honest, it really reminded me of Death Note. It’s almost like a parallel universe, chess boards, mind games and all. Except of course we’re not killing off criminals using a notebook and our protagonist has a way cooler companion in the form of C.C, (who is now my favourite character from here along with Lelouch).
The series is set after Japan’s conquest by the Holy Britannian Empire on August 10, 2010, a.t.b. with their powerful new robot weapons, the Knightmare Frames, stripping Japan and its citizens of all rights and freedoms and renaming them Area 11. The titular Lelouch is an exiled Britannian prince, who vows to destroy his father, the Emperor, and Britannia, and gains the ability through the mysterious power of the Geass, becoming the leader of the resistance movement and the Black Knights to fulfill his two wishes: to seek revenge for his mother and to construct a world in which his beloved sister Nunnally can live happily.
^ From Code Geass’ wikipedia page.
Obviously I’m very late in getting into Code Geass, so I won’t be doing a review episode by episode (not like I really have done for all my shows) as there’s not much point to it so I won’t say much more here until probably when I’ve finished R2. I’ve started season 2 now and am 2 episodes into it and overall really like the whole “Order of the Black Knight” and even the giant robot battles. I highly recommend this if you haven’t watched it already, especially if you can’t find anything good to suit your tastes in this Spring’s anime list.
That also reminds me.. I’ll be converting my “anime list” page into a recommendation page, enlisting everything that I’ve watched that I’d recommend to watch. So watch this space, I’ll try to get it done before the end of the month if possible.