Code Geass R2

Because fangirl pandering is (sometimes) awesome.

Code Geass R2 isn’t slowing down the pace just yet. Episode 2 is non-stop action, drama and fanservice, with a few familiar cameos to prepare the viewers for what will surely be unstoppable mayhem intertwined with intentionally misplaced comedic moments. Sunrise should concentrate more on doing this kind of shows and outsource Gundam to someone else.

Summary

Lelouch regains his memories and takes command of the Black Knights. Apparently there are still quite a number of them left, at least much more numerous than the impression I got from the blimp scene in episode one.

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He carried Lelouch back all by himself and didn’t even have time to change

After getting his ass kicked the last season, Lelouch was brought before the King of Britannia by Suzaku (that no good two face bastard) and his memories were erased by the King’s Geass. It’s not explained as to why the old man has Geass (on both eyes no less!), but I guess it makes sense considering it’s the “Power of the King”. Or whatever.

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I’ve always wondered… Is that a wig?

Karen has a moment of doubt and privately confronts Lelouch with a gun, but her bunny suit prevents her from being taken seriously and it degenerates into a typical love comedy situation. Her doubts cleared by her irrational lust for his love, she reaffirms her loyalty to Zero and promises to be his sex slave for eternity. (Isn’t that sweet?)

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“Please… Just have sex with me.”

Lelouch does his whole life-size chess pwnage routine with the whole “B2” and the “C6” works, but an unexpected visitor almost foils his plan. Dun dun dun!

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Activating GN field!

The Brits have a new Knightmare Frame based on the Lancelot prototype, and this time it’s not just inhumanly fast, it actually teleports! Physics never stopped anyone. But Suzaku is busy sucking up to his new boss back in the Great Fatherland, so who is piloting this? Well… Later.

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It just keeps tumbling down tumbling down tumbling down
(This is my 2nd try. Will someone please get the reference?)

Predictably, Zero blows up the entire building, burying alive a good portion of the Britannia Army stationed in Area 11, allowing the Black Knights to escape in an underground passage that the Brits somehow failed to notice. C.C. must have an incredible amount of foresight to predict Lelouch’s plan of action and bring enough explosives for this, either that or he is just so darn predictable.

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“Oh Zero, I love you.”

Conveniently, the Babel Tower is located right next to the Chinese Federation’s consulate and, after a bit of persuasion by Zero, the Black Knights take refuge in Chinese territory. From there, Zero appears on live broadcast and once again declares the creation of a Japanese republic.

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Intentional devil horns?

The Britannia forces dare not enter consulate for fear of creating an international incident. The mysterious pilot of the physics-defying Knightmare however, has no qualms… Because he turns out to be Rollo and he has frigging Geass too!

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It runs in the family

Geass is like a GN drive. It was cool back when only the protagonist had it. Now it’s cheap, widespread, and Haruhi knows where everyone is getting it from. Lelouch needs to get some kind of Super Geass soon.

Screencaps

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Karen is now the official fanservice personnel

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She’s unhappy with the lack of Pizza Hut in this episode

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They should really train their pilots not to exit the cockpits…

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This alternate universe is hilarious

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Unimportant character

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“Stop lying! You had your way with me using your Geass, didn’t you?”

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Bewbs

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いや、恥ずかしい~♪

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Yagami Light

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Most pointless self sacrifice so far

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Very interesting camera angle

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She still hates Zero

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She still lusts for Zero

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She’s still mentally unstable

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Mikuru Beam!

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Still Alive (in China)

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Code Geass Musou (or Olympic torch protest gone overboard?)

On another note, I installed Vista on my primary desktop. It’s pretty decent. I don’t see the big fuss over it, but of course I wouldn’t try it on my underpowered laptop…

Also, I rewatched 08th MS Team and it was awesome. XD

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