I rewatched Code Geass for the sixth time. You’d think by now I would have gotten bored with it, since I know everything that’s going to happen already. But no, it was awesome. I was jumping up and down the entire time, grinning like a lunatic.
The main thing that makes Code Geass awesome is Lelouch. Where the harem genre serves for perverts, and the fantasy genre stands for little boys, Code Geass takes its place for nerds: as the epitome of wish fulfillment. Who doesn’t want to use their brain to make the world crumble before them? And Lelouch certainly delivers: his strategies never cease to surprise us.
Another thing I hated originally, but have come to appreciate with this rewatching, is Suzaku. Suzaku is a turd. He is probably the character I despise most in all of anime, the pinnacle of hypocrisy. But he is a good character, whom I love to hate.
The side cast is equally enjoyable to watch. Diethard and Lloyd in particular get two thumbs up from me. CC is fun to watch as well.
The main thing that makes Code Geass so enjoyable, though, is just how exciting it all is. This is the only show I’ve ever seen that will leave me jumping up and down in excitement on the sixth rewatch. Lelouch looks like he’s about to lose, and then causes a mudslide, creates a tidal wave, or wipes out a city from out of nowhere. And then a flourish of his cape and his evil laugh… aaahhhh….
I will say, though, I hated the constant cliffhangers when it was airing. When you don’t have to wait for the next episode, it’s great though. This show should be on my list of favorite anime, although I neglected it when I wrote the list.
- Plot / Script – A – Exciting and full of surprises.
- Characters – A – I love Lelouch and despise Suzaku, they’re great characters.
- Production – B – Not really remarkable or anything, but solid.
- Overall – A
Recommendations – Eden of the East, Spice and Wolf, Legend of Legendary Heroes