Code Geass R2 13

13 07 2008

“Lelou, you’ve been fighting all by yourself against this world so that’s why…I wanted…to become the one thing thruthful to you…I love you Lelou. Even when you killed my father…I couldn’t…bring myself to hate you. Even when you tried to make me forget everything…I still fell…in love with you again…Even when my memories were altered…I still fell in love again…No matter how many times I’m reborn…I’m sure I’ll…fall in love again with you again, Lelou…This…is fate, right? So, it’s okay, right, Lelou? That I fall in love with you when I’m reborn…No matter…how many times…I’ll fall…in love again…”
-Shirley Fenette

Shirley wakes up from a nightmare wherein every person takes off their masks and shows her their true selves. She then tells herself that Lelouch is Zero, the person who killed her father.

Lelouch leaves the Intelligence HQ in Ashford to check the status of Ikeburo. Before leaving, he tells Rolo he’ll help with his homework when he gets home. While in the train, Shirley remarks that everyone’s messed up. She doesn’t even know what’s true or false. In the train station, Lelouch supervises the geassed officers on his plan. In the other side of the building, Shirley bumps into Suzaku and tries fleeing, but the latter got hold of her. Lelouch arrives to see them. Apparently, the girl has called them both.

Back in Ashford, Orenji-kun defeats the geassed agents with ease and heads to Lelouch’s dormitory. Ninja-maid Sayoko faces Jeremiah, and gets surprised when she learns he has a robotic body. Rolo arrives as back-up and uses his geass. Jeremiah’s geass canceller takes care of that and Sayoko becomes a casualty. Viletta shows up and stops the fight. She tells Orange where Lelouch is.

Somewhere beneath an island, Bartley and Cornelia are strolling until big bad V.V. shows up. Cornelia throws dagger and kills the brat. V.V. regenerates to the surprise of Corneila.

On top of some building, Shirley cracks up and throws herself into the air. Luckily for her, Lelouch grabs her hand, and Suzaku grabs Lelouch’s leg. Fortunately for Lelouch, Suzaku’s a bastard athlete who can pull the duo up. Anyway, Shirley remarks after the incident that something like this has happened before. Hint: Arthur. Lelouch recieves a call from his agents and Shirley literally drags Suzaku with her to talk privately.

Lelouch activates the smoke system in the building once Jeremiah appears. Outside, Shirley asks Suzaku if he’s forgiven Lelouch already because she has. Moving on, Suzaku spearheads the police and the firemen when the building emits heavy smoke. He even orders the guards to protect Shirley, who gets away.

Orenji-kun catches up on Lelouch. The latter activates the Gefjun system hidden in the train compartment which disables Jeremiah’s sakuradite-powered body. Jeremiah, however, resists and keeps moving. Lelouch is astounded with Orenji’s loyalty to Britannia. Jeremiah asks him why he became Zero, and Lelouch replied he keywords: Nunnally and Marianne. Apparently, Jeremiah was one of Lelouch’s mom’s guards at the day of the incident. As a result of this, Jeremiah joins up with Lelouch’s band of rebels.

In the other part of the building, Rolo meets up with Shirley. The girl announces that she wants to help Lelouch and that she has regained her memory. Rolo get’s pissed when she tells him about Nunnally.

Lelouch sees the near-dead body of Shirley and tries using his geass to make her live. It doesn’t work anyway. Shirley finally confesses her troubles and love for Lelouch before dying.

****

This is a very heart-wrenching episode — NOT!!!

I’m not really a fan of the Lelouch x Shirley shipping if you all must know. And let’s face it: Shirley has her memories altered, regained some of them, altered again, and regained all in the end. If we continue this string of ludicrousness, we’ll have a ridiculous side plot continuing every time. It’s a brave move for the writers to kill Shirley. I mean, she won’t be of much use to Lelouch’s grand plan anyway.

ROFL at cyborg Orenji and ninja-maid Sayoko’s fight. The fans really got a hold of the writers’ necks on that one. Joking aside, Jeremiah becoming Lelouch’s ally came as a big surprise to me. If you weren’t, then most likely you’ve seen the picture books or major spoilers. Moving aside, Rolo’s a crazy bastard. Let’s hope he isn’t in the same room as Nunnally is. MAJOR LELOUCH CRY.

I really wish it won’t come to this, but I’ll be dropping Clannad as well. No offense, but now that I’ve got a mountain of school work, I can only blog Code Geass R2. Hope you all understand. And what’s with the pictures? I can’t seem to upload them properly.

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Code Geass R2 12

6 07 2008

“I can’t believe that Sayoko came up with such a tough schedule for brother, who has no stamina at all. And they were all dates. She’ll destroy his life.”
-Rolo Lamperouge

This is a very hilarious episode, so forgive me if I’ll make a shorter Code Geass R2 summary. ^_^;

Lelouch learns that he’ll be dating 108 girls in Ashford because Sayoko posed as a very *cough* accomodating Lelouch. Oh, and there’s a six month wait list to boot. Shirley gets pissed in the bath when she learns of Lelouch’ date list.

The next day, Lelouch squeezes 3 girls on his “date” schedule before going to Shanghai to sign a trade agreement. Oh yeah. Later that night, Shirley’s guarding Lelouch’ dorm’s front steps. Lelouch sneaks like the rat he is until Anya confronts him with his young Britannian picture, which Lelouch replies that she’s mistaken since he’s just a commoner. Gino and Rivalz join the fray and assault him with questions about underground chess gambling. Lelouch’ rabid fangirls spot him, and, well, you know what happens. Dear brother Rolo comments that it’s Sayoko’s fault since Onii-chan has no stamina at all. Shirley shoves Lelouch and asks an explenation for skipping their date. Lelouch tries bribing her with a dress before Milly shows up and announces “Cupid’s Day.” The game rules: The boys will wear a blue heart-shaped hat and the girls a pink one. The person who exchanges hats and puts them on will be forced to become a couple under Milly’s executive orders.

In Britannia, the Emperor’s brats are planning to invade China. The Knight of One, Bismarck reports everything to His Majesty. In some island’s secret base, Cornelia is seen slashing cult people.

Back in Area 11, Britannian HQ, Suzaku tells Gino that he won’t be able to go to Milly’s ceremony. Guilford instructs Suzaku to call Milly later since his present status as Nunnally’s advisor won’t last forever. Speaking of Nunnally, Area 11’s governor visits Kallen.

Back in the underground HQ in Ashford, Lelouch decides that his girl problems will end with Cupid’s day. He even considers having Viletta to take his hat but the latter rejects the idea. Also, as a side note, Lelouch doesn’t want to involve Shirley. Suzaku finally calls Milly before she begins the event. The three primary tagets by the school: wimpy Lelouch, manly Gino, and loli Anya. Milly pulls another trick from her sleeve by informing everyone that whoever grabs Lelouch’ hat and brings it to her will have their club budget increased tenfold. Now, Lelouch’ has fanboys to boot.

Rolo activates a school-wide geass to hide Lelouch in a closet. Somewhere, Cornelia points her sword at Bartley’s back. The latter asks the former to help them since the Emperor’s planning to use them for whatever sadistic plan he has. Gino playfully runs around the campus as three girls chase him. Miya steals Lelouch’ hat, but he uses his geass to get it back. Seriously, this geass type is very useful. Lelouch then exchanges places with Sayoko.

Sayoko runs amok, being chased around by the rugby team, chemistry club, fantasy seduction team (oho, now they know Lelouch is gay), and practically everyone. Rivalz even considers offering his best friend, Lulu, to get her heart. Even crazier, Anya uses Mordred to search for Lulu. Everyone in Area 11’s Britannian base panic when they learn this, thinking that the Black Knights have returned.

Anya spots Lulu and Shirley in the library and stretches Mordred’s hand. The real Lelouch saves Shirley as the fake one escapes. Viletta orders Anya not to use Mordred since it’s forbidden. Enter a dramatic moment for the Lelouch x Shirley pairing where they eventually replace hats.

Gino tells the police that these things happen in a commoner’s school. Milly informs them that she was getting impatient with Lulu and Shirley so she hatched this insane game. After her graduation, she becomes a weather woman. Lloyd’s proud of his ex-fiancee. Orenji-kun/ badass Jeremiah, uses his Geass Canceller to spot Lelouch but fails. Unfortunately, Shirley’s inside the Geass’ territory so as a result, she remembers the death of her father in the hands of Zero aka Lelouch.

****

Wacky episode. Oh, and the summary’s not that short. Sayoko’s a sadist, both mentally and physically. No sane person will have that cramped schedule. The emperor’s wacked up genes shows on his children. Tsk. I like Cornelia’s new ‘do. Lelouch’ is planning to steal Anya’s loli heart. Nuuuuuuu! And due to Orenji-kun’s Geass Canceller, Shirley remembers that Lelouch is Zero, AGAIN.





Code Geass R2 11

28 06 2008

“Love is power! Falling in love with someone gives you great power! Thinking about that person every single day, writing poems, waking up early, making scarves for them, jumping into waterfalls and screaming that person’s name. . .”
-Shirley Fenette

In Ashford, the fake Lelouch tells everyone about Milly’s condition. He even hands out a handkerchief to cry-baby Shirley. Rolo lectures the fake Lelouch, adding that he’s outperforming the original. The duo drop by to the Intelligence HQ, down in Ashford and the fake Lulu reveals herself as Sayoko. I’m surprised she can hide her chest in that wimpy Lelouch disguise. Moving on, Villeta informs them of Zero’s impending doom.

The Chinese Federation and Britannia’ forces bombard Tiandi Bashiba Ling; they plan to bury the Black Knights under it. The High Eunuchs tell Xingke that they’ll discard the empress and find a new one to offer to Prince Odysseus. This pisses Xingke off, but he gets preoccupied with Tristan. Inside Ikaruga, C.C. tells Lelouch that she’ll pilot Akatsuki. This makes Lelouch worry, so he asks her to save herself if things look unfavorable.

The Black Knight’s Akatsukis and Zangetsu enter the fray and kick major Britannia and China ass. Shame. Suzaku’s Lancelot also shows up. Mordred blasts the Chinese rebels’ knightmares withot blinking. Obviously. No mecha can blink. Anya activates her shield, prompting Xingke to attack from above and make an opening himself. Gino hinders Xingke’s plan, again. Annoying bastard.

Nina comments on Mordred making a one-hit K.O. on the tomb but Llyod, Kanon, and Schniezel disagree; they’d be called the murderers of the empress then. Zero contacts the High Eunuchs. The latter think the former’s admitting defeat. How naive. Zero reasons that Tianzi will die if they continue. The eunuchs tell Zero that the Tianzi is merely a system and replacements are abundant; they’re already thinking of sacrificing Xiang-lin to become Prince Odysseus’ bride. All of a sudden, the eunuchs are telling Zero all their hidden agendas. Hell, they even insult Zero’s ideals. The eunuchs add that the people on earth are so many like the bugs they step on.

Tianzi escapes Kaguya and heads out of Ikaruga. Xingke comes to her aid but gets hit by Gino. The eunuchs order their forces to shoot Tianzi down, but Xingke’s Shen Hu shields her from the bullets. Xingke asks for help in saving Tianzi, and Zero finally shows up – in a new badass knightmare.

Not only does it save Tianzi from the heavy bombardment, but it’s shield also saves Xingke as well. Zero announces that he’s joing the frontlines, and to prove that, he destroys every Chinese Federation knightmares without even moving an inch. The Brits finally notice that Zero’s using Gawain’s druid system. Apparently, knightmare frame Shinkirou’s Absolute Protection Territory boasts the world’s defensive power.

Suddenly, a revolt takes place all over China. It appears that Zero’s dialogue with the Eunuch Generals was leaked. Now, all of China’s the Black Knights’ reinforcement. C.C. and Chiba try to break through Anya’s defensive shield, but a reaction of some sort happens between C.C. and their target. Anya loses her lovely concentration and Asahina manages to a cheap-shot on Mordred’s Float Unit. All of the Black Knights’ remaining knightmares finally come out of the open just as Schniezel orders the Avalon to leave. Since the Eunuchs lost the power of their people, they no longer have the standing to enter Britannian society. An angry Xingke slices the Eunuch Generals with his sword. Lelouch learns that Suzaku has Kallen as captive.

In some strange cave, the men who first built Jeremiah aka Orenji-kun, to be able recreate C.C.’s powers, are ordered by V.V. to finish their work. Peace now retains in China as Lelouch decides if Tianzi should marry a Japanese (due to Diethard’s suggestion). The Black Knight ladies reject the idea of using Tianzi’s marriage in political reasons. Tamaki even joins the fray by adding his own problems.

Lelouch calls Shirley and asks her about breakinging up a couple. Shirley deliberately tells him not to break them apart. Lelouch understands this and tells the Black Knights and the Chinese rebels that Tianzi’s future’s her own and that their source of power rings from their hearts. This particular statement confuses Diethard since he’s not a “heart” person. Back in Ashford, Sayoko (disguised as Lelouch) kisses Shirley(?) so that the latter won’t find out about the hidden passage to their HQ.

Lelouch tells C.C. that he’ll find the “Order” in China, before he goes back to Area 11. Back in Ashford, the next morning, he gets surprised to see a distressed Shirley. Also, to add to his confusion, Gino and Anya have signed up as students in his school.

****

This neatly wraps the Chinese Federation Rebellion arc up. According to my calculations, and forgive me if I’m wrong, there’s still 14 eps left for R2. And we can deduce from the preview that next episode’s gonna be a standard Ashford-comedy type. Don’t get me wrong – I’m quite okay with this. However, I would want the remaining eps to be full-blown battles and mindgames galore.

Moving on, I haven’t been able to update as much as I’d like to. This is one of those “I’m very busy in school” rants. So anyway, I’ll stop blogging Soul Eater for the moment to accommodate Clannad. Don’t worry; I’ll continue once I’m done every Clannad ep. I’ll still blog Code Geass R2 eps though.





Code Geass R2 10

23 06 2008

“That long ago? He must be your destined one!”
-Kaguya Sumeragi

The episode begins where the last went off: the abduction of Empress Tianzi. Back in the Chinese rebels’ HQ, Xiang-lin recieves news of Zero’s monstrous act.

Inside the wedding hall, Zero pulls the empress in his escape, with the help of Toudou, piloting a new knightmare frame, Zangetsu. Suzaku, in his Lancelot, manages to hinder Zero’s plan of snatching Schniezel; he faces Toudou’s frame, which is almost at par with his own. Toudou destroys Lancelot’s float unit but loses Zangetsu’s left arm due to Spinzaku (Suzaku’s spin-kick of death). I’m still amazed he can do that with a mecha.

Moving on, the High Eunuchs capture their rebellious subordinates while Zero and Co. escape via a huge truck. Oh, C.C.’s on the wheels and she’s decorated her place with Pizza Hut’s Cheese-kun stuff. Zero tries reasoning with the empress about the United States Alliance, the new axis of power to counter Britannia but to no avail; the empress obviously isn’t the intellectual type and therefore not Zero’s type, which C.C. points out later. Kaguya asks Tianzi if Xingke is her destined one.

The truck stops before a gorge – dead end. The bridge is gone, and the chasers think they’ve caught Zero. ‘Lo and behold: a surprise attack begins as the hidden knightmares ambush the Chinese. Xingke tells the idiot Eunuchs Zero’s supposed escape plan. In return, the Eunuchs granted him the use of the new knightmare.

Now back in their movable base, Ikaruga, Zero frolicks. Joke. The bridge bunnies inform Zero that the knightmares in front of them have all been obliterated from the face of the earth. One of the most ugliest knightmare frame ever develop appears in front of them. Xingke, over the radio, orders the Black Knights to give the empress back.

Guren appears and battles Shen Hu equally. Apparently, Lakshata’s team developed Shen Hu at the same time they made Guren; the difference is that Shen Hu’s a more technologically advance model. Shen Hu’s Tian-e Ba Wang heavy particle cannon equals Guren’s radiation wave cannon. Zero gets pissed since India didn’t give him that knightmare. Diethard comments that India isn’t ideally unified.

During the heat of the battle, the Guren loses energy and gets captured in result. Lelouch tells her that he’ll save her and to not make any foolish moves. Diethard proposes to retreat; choosing Kallen over the safety of the whol organization is clearly not high on his list.

In Avalon, Anya shows her phone’s photos to Suzaku and Milly. Since she has Lelouch’s child pictures, I deduce that she’s been taking pictures at the same time she’s still trying to walk. No offense. I love this loli. Moving on, Zero decides otherwise and orders the Black Knights to rescue Kallen.

The battle wages as China and the Black Knights duel. Toudou takes on Xingke. Suddenly, as Zero’s forces move in for the kill, water from the canal reaches up to the knightmares’ knees. Lelouch believes he has this figured. Xingke points out that the land there’s weak, and soon enough, the Black Knights’ knightmares slowly collapse into the mud. Before Xingke can fire his whatzit-called heavy particle canon, Toudou hits Shen Hu and the beam loses its target. Zero decides to retreat, but before that, he fires Ikaruga’s (their main ship’s) hadron canons to decrease the opponents’ numbers.

That night, the Black Knights hide inside Tiandi Bashiba Ling, which is the tomb of all China’s emperors. The High Eunuchs back-stab Xingke as they decided to call the aid of Schniezel’s Avalon, and the two knightmare frames: Tristan and Mordred.

****

First off, I really have to apologize for not being able to blog very much. Heck, I didn’t know college can be this demanding. Also, I’ll update pics once the site’s fixed. Somehow, wordpress isn’t uploading the pics I need. Okay.This is a very kickass episode: Lancelot gets kicked out of the fight early on, and Zero finally meets his match in the form of Li Xingke. I don’t really like the new knightmare; it’s ugly. I’d pick a Sutherland anytime. Moreover, this episode will more likely begin the bigger stage, as Zero announces it.





Code Geass R2 09

10 06 2008

“There is no more hesitation in my heart!”
-Li Xingke

This episode marks a new chapter in Code Geass’ story. For one, the opening narration now tells the story of the Chinese Federation, explaining how the High Eunuchs are using Empress Tianzi (little white-haired loli), and that poverty in the country is in a very dangerous level. The Black Knights have arrived in Penglai Island, an artificial island used to generate power – and the new story arc begins.

In Penglai Island, the Black Knights are adapting to their new home; Ohgi asks the other for help in unloading the knightmare frames India lent them. Trouble brews later on as Kaguya informs the Black Knights about Empress Tianzi’s marriage to Britannia’s worthless First Prince. Lelouch is pissed because he wouldn’t be able to control the empress if the marriage takes place. Lelouch believes Schneizel planned all this.

That evening, there’s a ceremony at the State Guest House where the Britannians and Chinese are celebrating the coming wedding. Empress Tianzi’s uneasy on her seat; Prince Odysseus is beside her. Earl Kanon Maldini introduces himself to Milly Ashford as Prince Schneizel’s public and private aide. He’s joking when he says that.Moving on, Schneizel arrives with Nina Einstein. Somewhere in their secret headquarters, Li Xingke and his group is planning a coup. Li remembers when Tianzi saved him from the death penalty. More importantly, Zero steps into the party wedding-crasher style. Nina gets angry with Milly’s pretentious actions.

Zero and Schneizel face off in a chess match. If Zero wins, Suzaku will leave and he’ll be able to control everyone in the room; if Schneizel wins, Zero will take off his mask. Gino openly declares that Kallen is his type.Zero and Schneizel are both being pressured during the endgame. Lelouch, however, tells himself that his loss to Schniezel was eigth years ago. Zero moves the king, which surprises his opponent. He explains that if the king won’t lead, his subordinates won’t follow. Schneizel follows suit and moves his. Later on, only a single square lay before the Black King and White King. Schneizel won’t be able to move the white king forward anymore – or so Lelouch thought. Schneizel moves his king forward and checkmate’s Zero’s king. Lelouch, thinking that this is a trap, moves his own king backwards. The game gets interrupted by a psychotic and emo Nina with a knaifu.

The planned coup d’etat commences at the wedding with Li at the lead. Confusion sets in as Zero manages to grab Empress Tianzi as his hostage. Miles and miles away, Jeremiah sips on his wine.

****

I can’t begin to tell how much I’m excited about this episode. First, there’s the Lelouch x Schneizel chess rematch, and, even if Lelouch technically should’ve won the match, Schneizel still managed to humiliate him. Second, is Kaguya posing before Schneizel and Co. She’s so kawaii! There’s also Li and his loli love, Tianzi, being broken apart by Lelouch as he wedding crashes the entire ceremony and adds another female to his harem cast.





Code Geass R2 – Ash Like Snow – Alternate Op.

2 06 2008

That’s right, fellas. The reason I haven’t updated the blog is that I’ve “re-created” my old Code Geass – Ash Like Snow video.

Anyway, I hope you guys comment on youtube itself. Eternal thanks. Criticisms are appreciated. Just not the too critical one. ^_6





Code Geass – Path of Regret

30 05 2008

Just so while we’re in the topic of Code Geass, I figured I’d put this because it’s an awesome AMV for season 1. Anyone seen it yet?