Cover By Cover: Code Geass

Yeah, yeah, 25 The Hard Way already happened… but maybe there IS some of Code Geass that’s worth watching!

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18 Comments on "Cover By Cover: Code Geass"

Neo Ultra Mike
Guest
I have to admit maybe this is again just nostalgia speaking but I don’t have the burning hatred of R2 that Will does but yeah the first season was the much better constructed and interesting season and honestly sans the huge amount of characters this does a good job of setting up everyone important and making it interesting enough and though it’s pretty obvious what elements of this were copied from other shows, still feels enough like it’s own thing. Also here’s a question for you guys: who do you think is stupider, Lelouch from Code Geass R2, Or Lelouch… Read more »
ToastyMozart
Guest

It might also be that it’s less of a pain when you know R2 is coming.
The first time through R2 kinda jumps off Idiot Cliff with the viewer in tow, while the second is more like watching it from a nearby bridge. “And theeeere it goes…”

MangamanZX
Guest
Admittedly they don’t really explain this very well in the show (perhaps even at all if I remember correctly) but Britania isn’t America… In this universe there isn’t an America because the colonies lost the American Revolution. The reason they are in where America is because France invaded Britain and forced them into their colonies, where they reestablished their empire… And the resource that the world fought over is Sakuradite, a source of power that replaces nuclear power as the most powerful energy in the world; it also powers the Knightmare frames meaning that it has a purpose while unobtanium… Read more »
Steel Accord
Guest
Hold on guys, good for you for trying to take an objective approach not blinded by nostalgia, but they DO make it apparent that this is an alternate history where the American Revolution failed and the British royalty got kicked out by Napoleon. Okay they don’t go into detail as to the points of divergence but the whole “Britania is the U.S.” is only limited to it’s geographical location and the reason the British Isles themselves aren’t show is because they aren’t a part of the empire. More glaring, they clearly establish exactly what Japan has that everyone wants, Sakuradite.… Read more »
Steel Accord
Guest

Uhhhh seeing the above . . . sorry I kind of jumped the gun. Forget I said anything.

MangamanZX
Guest

Though one thing that you can say that they got wrong was not noticing that the timeline was different (big hint they don’t use A.D like we do and call it 2010 on the imperial calendar, something that we don’t use) but that’s hardly a complaint when they actually do point out the date in the review, so maybe they were just making a joke and running with it -_-

Steel Accord
Guest

8:23

Actually . . . yeah that’s a good point, how DID C2 know that Lelouch was “the chosen one?” She hadn’t even talked to him or anything. At this point, we know he’s royalty so that might be it, but how does SHE know? It’s never even established later that she has “important person sensing powers” just that she’s immortal. Sure Lelouch BECOMES important to her after they make their contract but this was before that happened.

Good call.

ToastyMozart
Guest

I figured it was just convenience.

“Well I’d rather not stay in that pod any more, and I really don’t feel like hanging out with Mao, guess I should find another contractor. Huh, a highschooler somehow got into a moving hijacked vehicle. Guess he’s as good a choice as any.”
It’s not like Lelouch was in any position to refuse.

cbot1
Guest

PERSONA!

XD

Ninhursag
Guest

I wouldn’t call Code Geass one of the best anime series of all time. It’s 34 in my top 50 amine series and I’ve watched over 400 anime shows.

angel85
Guest
Even knowing they made up a fictional mineral called “Sakuradite” which apparently can only really be found in mass quantities in Japan in this universe, they are REALLY straining alternate history. I mean, going back to World War 2, where 90% of this show’s symbolism comes from, didn’t Japan try to conquer the rest of Asia partly because it LACKED it own resources? I remember the basic mission statement was that they were going to “liberate” Asia from the western powers that had basically taken it over at the time, but the end game was so that they could be… Read more »
KouTheMad
Guest

Japan for the most part doesn’t like Acknowledging their role and history in WW2 so………..yeah.

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