I don't think I've ever been as compelled or moved by the cast, plot, or art of anime (though I'm no authority) as I have been by Code Geass.
I was compelled to laugh...
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You forgot your "picture unrelated".
>though I'm no authority
Damn straight, GEASS is DEEP.
I liked Lloyd, that was about it.
Everything else turned super gay until the Euphinator.
That pic isn't Geass, is it?
not even close.
Setsuna is CHEATER!
KILL! KILL! KILL! KILL!
Isn't that a pic of Gundam 00?
It's definitely not from Geass.
The only thing Geass compelled me to do was fap.
+ Amazing art and animation, for the most part. Loved the character designs, the mechs, the world. The colors!
+ Music. It's one thing to get amazing music for a show, it's another to synthesize it perfectly with a narrative.
+ Writing and characterization. For me, it was all in the eyes. The best moments of the show are those glances - from Lelouch, Suzaku, CC, everyone - that pack so much life and emotion in them. And aside from a few instances - "SUZAKU!" and too much "LELOUCH!" - the writing manages to be dramatic without being too soap-operash. Okay, perhaps Euphienator was retarded, but it still got to me.
+ Cast. What a cast! Even the school-friends, which I found more than a little irritating at the beginning, grew on me. Kallen, Orange, Ougie - Lloyd - oh man LLOYD - the whole supporting crew, great designs and great characters.
+ Episode 11. Just totally sublime.
+ Episode 23. It was like a high, just colors, music and emotions flowing, no exposition, just feeling.
+ Something. I guess I'm one of those people for whom the show just clicked. I love how it put relationships at the heart of everything, I loved the unswerving romanticism.
code geass was shit
Looks like post-trans am hax Gundam to me too. Maybe intentional comparison.
The Meisters will never be any worth of shit as pilots if they can't win without using hax.
But who gives a shit, that makes the Aces that much cooler.
GL is like an abstract poem - completely meaningless until you interpret it the way the author tells you to.
Code Geass is like a classic novel - Great without interpretation.
Code Geass - It's Gurren-Lagann with intelligence!