Let’s watch and laugh at Code Geass (episode #1)

Given that I am of the opinion that one should not criticize until one actually experiences what they are criticizing, I decided to actually finish Code Geass.  I got…I think ten episodes in before giving up the last time.  It was just so badly animated, the characters were so annoying and the premise was so full of itself it was as though it got high off the smell of its own gas.  I can dig a deep story with compelling narrative about racism, but not when that story is straddling me and punching me in the face.  Code Geass did just that.  I could hardly stand it as it was and then the plot kept going snooker-loopy and giving me the finger.

Well, no longer.   I will finish this god damned beast if it’s the last thing I do.

I am going to blog (and laugh) at Code Geass.  The way this will work is:

–          each episode will = one blog post

–          I will begin with a summary of the episode

–          I will discuss the highlights

–          I will summarize my current thoughts at the bottom

I am watching the English dub because the download was faster and smaller.  I honestly don’t care to see CG’s slipshod animation in HD.

In case you’re a fan and wondering why I’m wasting my time…I’m not.  I actually don’t hate Code Geass.  It’s stupid, but it makes me laugh.  Honestly, I’m having a lot of fun watching the show.  For the wrong reasons, yes, but still having fun, none the less.  Also, I have this weird reverse-schadenfreude where I derive enjoyment by experiencing pain.  I should probably seek medical attention…

Anyway!  Let’s begin

Episode 1 - The Day the Devil was Born

Episode 1 - The Day the Devil was Born

In this episode we get a 30 second history lesson about how Japan is now occupied by Britannia and is called area 11.  Lelouch exclaims to his best friend, Suzaku that he will DESTROY BRITANNIA!!!!!

Man, this sucks...

Man, this sucks...

I WILL DESTROY BRITANNIA! REDRUM REDRUM!

I WILL DESTROY BRITANNIA! REDRUM REDRUM!

Fast forward to some old guy getting his ass kicked by a chess metaphor.

Having a chess metaphor makes up deep!

Having a chess metaphor makes up deep!

In walks our resident hero and Mary Sue character who then defeats the noble despite impossible odds.

Not a Mary-Sue, guys.  I swear to freaking God!

Not a Mary-Sue, guys. I swear to freaking God!

He then shows off for a few minutes.

Because this would totally be convenient for reading.

Because this would totally be convenient for reading.

Meanwhile, the Britannian’s are launching an all out assault to stop two terrorists who have hijacked some secret weapon!  Also, they fail to comply to standard battle suit dress code.

C’mon guys.  It’s the New Millennium and this isn’t a throw-back to old mecha.  Drop the stupid costumes already.

C’mon guys. It’s the New Millennium and this isn’t a throw-back to old mecha. Drop the stupid costumes already.

The terrorist crash and Lelouch decides to help out.  He gets caught up in the plot by conveniently falling into the open truck top, despite that being rather stupid as it shows they are smuggling a weapon AND WOULDN’T THAT GET SPOTTED FROM THE AIR?  Oh, wow.  I think I just found my first plot hole!

Anyway, they get into a mecha battle, and I wake up for five minutes to pay attention.

yay mecha

As far as battles go, this was on the ‘meh’ scale.

The vehicle stops and is discovered by a deployed Britannian soldier (The soldiers were originally 11s).  He spots Lelouch and spin-kicks the crap out of him, leading to a very homosexual fight of lanky arms and legs until the soldier decides that kicking the crap out of your best friend isn’t nice.

Whoops!  Sorry, dude.

Whoops! Sorry, dude.

Enter Suzaku.

The weapon opens to reveal a girl because that’s NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE.  Suzaku is shot for not wanting to kill a civilian, the car blows up at the right time and Lelouch gets away with the green haired chick.  The prince decides to blow up the area where the 11s live and a montage of death plays.  Lelouch is cornered and is given the power to control shit with his mind by the girl.  He tells the soldiers to kill themselves.

I like, command you, uhm to like, kill yourselves..?

I like, command you, uhm to like, kill yourselves..?

Then realizes that’s bad.

...whoops...

...whoops...

Then realizes that’s badass.

There are no words to express how this terrifies me.

There are no words to express how this terrifies me.

Overall, it was an okay starter episode as far as standard anime goes.  I still don’t get what’s so great about it though.  So far, the only thing sticking in my mind is how gay everything is:

sooo not gay

bad character design

gay contract

Screencaps do not do this gay run justice.  Trust me, look that shit up on Youtube.

Screencaps do not do this gay run justice. Trust me, look that shit up on Youtube.

Hell, even the mecha fights are on the gay side.  Oh, and aside from the mass suicide, that was the highlight of this episode.

As for why Lelouch is so gay?  *ahem*

i hate you clamp

-Sniffits

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~ by sniffits on October 20, 2009.

4 Responses to “Let’s watch and laugh at Code Geass (episode #1)”

  1. Just because Lelouch looks gay and acts gay and does gay things doesn’t mean he’s gay.

  2. Fag….fagity fag fag faggit! Had to say it. Any way my dear, I would kill to have you do a commentary on every episode of code geass with your voice. Id only watch if you did that. Other then that…no redrawn clamp faggots on mecha blades for me.

    We need real men on real mecha with giant drills of glory!

    • Oh man, the roller blades just make it more gay D:

      It’s like, BADASS MECHA FIGHT…on ice…As for piercing the sky with your drill of glory? WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK I AM?

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