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  • #202264

    I just finished watching Code Geass a couple of days ago, and to say i was blown away by it would be an understatement, it’s definitely earned a spot in my top 3 favorite anime 😸

    I was instantly intigued by the story and connected to the characters, my favorite character’s Lelouch, and i will also say that i find him to be very relateble, which might be saying something about my sanity 😅, but hey, being able to relate to a character also means you can learn from their mistakes, right?

    There’s few movies/tv shows that’ve managed to make me laugh, cry, and scream, what i mean to say is a movie/tv show that has every emotion in it, and Code Geass is one of them, and it also has a super cute cat 😻

    code geass arthur

    I also started reading the manga, finished the first volume in just 1 day! And i still have movies and OVAs to watch, so this thread’s definitely expanding 😸

    And, since we’ve only got 3 more days till christmas 🎄

    CODE.GEASS_christmas

    #202271

    I see you have reached the highest taste in anime :)

    By far my favorite anime, watched it flr the first time back in 2010

    #202294

    You need to watch Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection, because it closes it out nicely. Without it, there is a certain something missing.

    The other movies are just re-edits of the series with a few extra scenes, but it’s the same story. Re;surrection truly ends the story, and it’s worth the watch.

    #202319

    I actually disagree with this one. I think Code Geass has one of the best endings in anime, a really bittersweet one, and Re;surrection was unnecessary and absolutely ruins one of the most important character plotlines in the whole anime.

    I was so excited about more Code Geass but it was a huge flop for me and even ruined the original a bit, so I kinda ignore it like it doesn’t exist, like some people do with Disney trilogy in SW

    #202321

    And I disagree the other way.

    The series ending to Code Geass to me was disappointing and a massive cop out, leaving tons of what ifs and maybes. Until that Re;urrection, it was a show that I couldn’t go back and watch anymore after several full viewings, because the ending was so frustratingly lame. Endings need to be solid and book closing. Opened ended still full of questions endings bullshit is just that, bullshit. One of the tropes of anime story telling I hate.

    What Re;surrection gives us is a thrill of watching excellent characters shine one more time, interact with each other again to give true closure to their relationships, the continued excellent actions sequences of the series as a whole, and in many ways some important answers to that world and lore in general that were otherwise left in the ether of a lame ending or “oh yay, we’re all moving on with our lives la la la la la.”

    Re;surrection gives us an actual ending we can walk away from and feel serious closure with.

    #202328

    Ehh, then I guess it’s just about taste. I think endings where it’s left open for the audience to imagine what happens ”next” is a good way to end, the only thing we know is that Britannia collapsed and Japan and the rest of the world was set free from their tyranny.

    But I don’t mind more Code Geass content and was hyped about more, but what I find absolutely unforgivable is that they completely erased Shirley’s death, which is one of the most important moments that decides what Lelouch becomes and how he acts, and his relationship with Rolo. Also, what I loved in the original anime was the conflicted feelings about Rolo’s death because of what he did. Shirley and Rolo’s ”arc” and how it affected and changed Lelouch forever is one of my favorite moments in Code Geass, or even any anime, and then they just decided to not do it for reasons unknown. That’s what I feel is unforgivable and why I ignore the whole cash grab sequel.

    #202332

    I think endings where it’s left open for the audience to imagine what happens ”next” is a good way to end

     

    As a story teller, that kind of story telling is abominable to me. It is weak and shows a creator’s lack of will to actually end something. Fans should not be left to concoct what if scenarios once a story reaches its conclusion. A good writer/creator needs to have the balls to make an ending, not leave things open to “interpretation.”

    Fans are the backbone of anything, and they should be honored with a good story, but at the same time, fans are also not story tellers, not the creators, and they should not be allowed to come up with what might have happened in place of what a creator intended.

    That was what killed the Tenchi series. As someone who was prominent in the Tenchi Fanfic community at its height of power and popularity, I was there on the frontlines. The fact that they left the OAV open ended for so long was a mistake. Yeah, we all had a ball writing our own versions of what might have happened, but when they finally started putting out OAV 3 and beyond, it was one of the biggest let downs ever. It was all such convoluted garbage, it killed the franchise and everyone’s overall love and devotion.

    So no, open ended is terrible as far as I’m concerned. A good creator/writer/story teller must have the fortitude to actually give a real ending. If there are other stories to tell afterwards, then new chapters can be written, but stories must have endings. All the greatest stories in history do.

    #202338

    Ok… this thread sure blew up over night

    First off, Roas and Soynic, i agree with both your statements 😁

    On the ending of the original anime, i found it to be a very impactfull and shocking ending to a great series, but, as much as i can understand why things ended like that, i like the character of Lelouch too much to leave him dead 😭

    So, on Re;surrection, i still have to watch it, and can’t wait to watch it and find out what happens next 😸


    @SuperSoynic_Speed
    , thanks for the spoilers 😑


    @Roas
    , if you could suggest any good anime streaming sites that have Re;surrection i’d be very greatfull 😊 It’d be the best christmas present ever 🎄

    #202344

    In the past I found an assortment of free streaming sites that I have used…..but they are very messy with their players and such if you are running NoScript, and all of us should be.

    I dunno if they are active or functioning anymore, because I don’t really remember their names, except for cartooncrazy…I think that’s what it was called.

     

    #202345

    Sorry 😵😵 but on the contrary, is it a spoiler tho? It basically just cancels something that happened in the original series and it’s not a shocking reveal, she just is there

    #202346

    Again, that’s your opinion. And I think it ended what the story was about. Japan finally got liberated and Britannia fell. Lelouch’s punishment for all he did was to die, Suzaku’s punishment was to kill his best friend and live on as Zero, the symbol he hated. But again, the worst part is how they handled Shirley, it erases Lelouch’s development and the beauty of Rolo’s arc and therefore I consider it trash.

    Back to the ”open endings”, another example is the ending of Gundam Iron Blooded Orphans. It’s considered to be one of the best endings and in the end of the series minor spoilers for IBO for those who wants to avoid

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    the good guys pretty much doesn’t accomplish anything, as they basically gain more and more foothold during their journey but get too greedy and want more until they eventually ”fail”. They go from zero to hero to zero, and those who survive go back to hiding and living their normal life.

    #202364

    Thanks so much, will check it out :3

    #202389

    Finally watched Code Geass Re;surrection 😁

    Thank you again @Roas for telling me about cartooncrazy, it’s great 😸

    My thoughts on Re;surrection: I found it to be more open ended than the series 🤯 I don’t mean that it didn’t have a good and satisfying end that closed a chapter of Code Geass, but the movie left me with more questions than the series!

    Soynic: but what I find absolutely unforgivable is that they completely erased Shirley’s death, which is one of the most important moments that decides what Lelouch becomes and how he acts,

    Yes, this makes absolutely no fucking sense, but, i’m one who always tries to make sense of shit and find a reason behined it, so, lets ask the question: why!?! how!?! is Shirley alive!?!?!?!?!

    Theory: In the beginning of the movie, we see that CC is on the phone with Shirley, two characters who’ve hardly interacted in the series, so what brought these 2 toghether? Lelouch was able to be resurrected ’cause of the Geass, was Shirley resurrected too? By CC? Is there a hidden Geass that has something to do with Shirley?? Her being in the movie would’ve made much more sense if it had an explanation, any explanation!

    But, even without a valid explanation, i don’t think the past has been cancelled, i mean, i highly doubt it based on the state Lelouch’s in at the beginning of the movie, i know, he wasn’t all there, but it seems pretty obviouss, imo, that even in that state he remembers the shit he’s been thru in the series and prior

    As for the rest of the movie,

    Roas: What Re;surrection gives us is a thrill of watching excellent characters shine one more time, interact with each other again to give true closure to their relationships

    As Roas says “watching exelent characters shine”, and shine they did, this was definitely the best thing about Re;surrection ✨

    I will say, watching the movie it felt like there were bits and pieces missing from the story, but this might be explained by the fact taht originally it was meant to be Code Geass season 3, good luck trying to fit 25 episodes in 2 hours! Still, overall Re;surrection was very enjoyable, and i was very happy to see my favorite character alive and well, and getting his life back on track 😊

    • This reply was modified 1 year ago by DigiCat.
    #202391

    Finally watched Code Geass Re;surrection 😁

    Thank you again @Roas for telling me about cartooncrazy, it’s great 😸

    My thoughts on Re;surrection: I found it to be more open ended than the series  🙃 I don’t mean that it didn’t have a good and satisfying end that closed a chapter of Code Geass, but the movie left me with more questions than the series!

    Soynic: but what I find absolutely unforgivable is that they completely erased Shirley’s death, which is one of the most important moments that decides what Lelouch becomes and how he acts,

    Yes, this makes absolutely no fucking sense, but, i’m one who always tries to make sense of shit and find a reason behined it, so, lets ask the question: why!?! how!?! is Shirley alive!?!?!?!?!

    Theory: In the beginning of the movie, we see that CC is on the phone with Shirley, two characters who’ve hardly interacted in the series, so what brought these 2 toghether? Lelouch was able to be resurrected ’cause of the Geass, was Shirley resurrected too? By CC? Is there a hidden Geass that has something to do with Shirley?? Her being in the movie would’ve made much more sense if it had an explanation, any explanation!

    But, even without a valid explanation, i don’t think the past has been cancelled, i mean, i highly doubt it based on the state Lelouch’s in at the beginning of the movie, i know, he wasn’t all there, but it seems pretty obviouss, imo, that even in that state he remembers the shit he’s been thru in the series and prior

    As for the rest of the movie,

    Roas: What Re;surrection gives us is a thrill of watching excellent characters shine one more time, interact with each other again to give true closure to their relationships

    As Roas says “watching exelent characters shine”, and shine they did, this was definitely the best thing about Re;surrection

    I will say, watching the movie it felt like there were bits and pieces missing from the story, but this might be explained by the fact taht originally it was meant to be Code Geass season 3, good luck trying to fit 25 episodes in 2 hours! Still, overall Re;surrection was very enjoyable, and i was very happy to see my favorite character alive and well, and getting his life back on track 😊

    • This reply was modified 1 year ago by DigiCat.
    #202394

    The reason is that when they released Re;surrection, they also released 3x HD compilation movies of Code Geass with some added scenes but a lot of stuff cut out (because of time limit). But the biggest difference in the movie version is that none of the Shirley drama happens = she doesn’t die because she’s not involved in anything, and Re;surrection follows this story. So it’s basically another timeline, if you will.

    And this decision was absolutely catastrophic, it’s more of a ”happy ending” because she survives, but it cancels Lelouch’s development, his hatred for the curse known as Geass and Rolo’s death doesn’t feel as conflicting. I can’t stress enough how much I hate this decision, it pretty much ruins the second haldf of R2.

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