Sunday, May 17, 2009

Special Parfait of the Week: Code Geass R1/R2

The Empire of Britannia has invaded Japan using giant robot weapons called Knightmare Frames. Japan is now referred to as Area 11, and its people the 11's. A Britannian who was living in Japan at the time, Lelouch, vowed to his Japanese friend Suzaku that he'd destroy Britannia. Years later, Lelouch is in high school, but regularly skips out of school to go play chess and gamble on himself. One day, he stumbles on terrorists 11's who've stolen a military secret and is caught by a member of the Britannian task force sent after them, who is Suzaku. As the rest of the squad arrives, Suzaku is shot for disobeying orders, while the military secret, a young girl, gives Lelouch the power of Geass, which makes anyone obey any order. While Suzaku is secretly made the pilot of Britannia's brand new prototype Knightmare, Lancelot, Lelouch becomes the masked Zero to lead the rebellion to destroy Britannia once and for all.

It's been one year since the failure of the Black Rebellion and the supposed death of Zero. Britannia has assigned Area 11 a "correctional education" status, where Elevens are made an example of by brute force, to try to prevent any future uprisings and suppress rebellious thoughts. Unsuspecting high school student Lelouch, oblivious to his rebellious past as Zero, stumbles upon a scheme on his life and the life of a mysterious woman known as C.C., who reveals to him his forgotten purpose and his "true" self. Destroying his assailants and declaring himself Zero once again, Lelouch sets out to finish what he started.

Who else would be fit to be featured for a week? Well of course, its the one and only anime where Lelouch Lamperouge came from, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion. Actually, this anime has become controversial and sensational that there are a lot of people who are so hooked up with this, even up to now. Even now, I admit that I have not actually totally moved on from Code Geass. Though the consistency of the story is something that would make you go "What???!!!!???", Code Geass was able to pull off epic episodes that would also make you go "Whoah!COoooooOOOooooLLLLllllllll!!!!!". As to the characters, there are a lot of loveable of characters that you can choose. But as for me, its Rollo and Lelouch that I love the most!
A lot of characters may have died throughout the story, but it surely one interesting, surprising and enjoyable series to follow!

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