>OZ manga vol 1 scanlation project, prologue:
OZ O2 manga Chapters:
R1 & R2 Booklet Scans
O2 Side Lyre 1 Scans
Code Geass Akito 3 BD Liner Note Booklet(24 pages)
Model Works scans
Akito Product Works 1 mech pages scan
>Akito OVA 4 BD release
http://www.nyaa.se/?page=view&tid=757518 ENG SUBS
http://www.nyaa.se/?page=view&tid=758067 Picture Drama
better description for the Palomides: it has giant hands on its shoulders and each finger is a hadron gun.
Also, WTF happened to the HJ site? They haven't even announed the 2nd compilation volume so I guess it'd gonna be a February release and they will miss the sales from OVA 5 premier events
The power of the king will condemn you to a life of solitude.
You guys don't post enough Geass webms.
At least Akito brought it back to its roots.
This is true, but I think they did drop the ball by not trying to have more ground battles in Geass after that point in the story. It must have saved them some animation resources, I guess, but in the long run people still feel that was an unfortunate decision.
I thought the final fight was kickass. They both keep chipping away at each other until their knightmares have nothing left but their most basic weaponry, and they go at it.
The final battle was great for that reason, indeed, but you can tell that most of the other fights in the air (with partial exceptions like the debut of the Guren Flight Type) were probably trying to save animation budget and thus had a more limited depiction of combat, so to speak. I am glad that the creators remembered to give the fans a final taste of what the mecha action in the show could be like at its best.
Grunts standing around and getting killed happened in every battle, both ground and air. They're about as competent as the stormtroopers in A New Hope.
And I think there were some pretty cool aerial fights. Mostly involving Kallen.
Indeed, but you can argue those fights would have happened differently, with more details and acrobatics, if the show had a larger budget....or, hey, 3DCG for that matter with today's Orange in charge
Or the grunts in most mecha anime series to be blunt. It's a welcome surprise when grunts are better than that even these days because it isn't the norm to make them particularly skilled.
>They're good because I say
Looks like we have ourselves a prime spokesman here.
So looks like Valvrager posting is plaguing Geass threads. Let alone the fact that Kallen has always had apriation for years.
Would love to see that fight between Bismarck and Marianne in those shitty gen 3 Ganymedes.
How does Gawain stack up against a Gareth?
>So, it doesn't look like Oz is gonna revisit the plot line it set up about how Kallen's brother Naoto is still alive, does it?
It was a cameo in the Photo Novel, but not much of a plot line in the manga. It wasn't followed up in either.
Shinkiro went kind of underused. Damn thing was fuckin powerful.
Why were the themes of strategy completely dropped in R2 for themes of character conflict? I liked it more when Lelouch actually viewed everything as a chess game of sorts.
The only time it was like that in R2 was the final battle involving Domocles.
Dunno if I know what you mean by character conflict replacing strategy. But the fights in the Chinese Federation had plenty of Lelouch's special blend of strategy. The escape from Babel Tower and the Chinese embassy too.
That's true (about Babel Tower and the Chinese Fed)
But it seemed like R2 shirked away from the episodic grand strategy and fighting that was typically seen in R1 and moved more towards conflict between Lelouch and Zero, Lelouch and the Black Knights, and Lelouch and his goals.
Not that I'm saying that's bad because a simple repeat of R1 wouldn't have been good.
>But the fights in the Chinese Federation had plenty of Lelouch's special blend of strategy.
>the chinese arc
To be fair, the strategy part was to make the Chinese people around the country rise up with a recording of the eunuchs, which immediately made the tactical situation more favorable to the Black Knights since their enemy suddenly lost Britannian support upon the outbreak of the rebellions.
It's hard to come up with a lot of strategies when you have a tight schedule to resolve the character conflicts as is.
Episode 4 with the embassy debacle was also okay in that respect. Episodes 16 to 18 might also count in the sense Lelouch split up his forces and attacked Tokyo after taking the power away.
Schneizel's had some premium chessmaster schemes going on.
>makes Lelouch hate and distrust Suzaku by framing him for the ambush at the shrine
>knows about Suzaku's "live" geass command that makes him go berserk
>regardless, he gives Suzaku the FLEIA and has him warn Lelouch about it before the battle
>"Yeah, nah, you're full of shit. Sic, em, Orange boy."
>"Oh shit, I need to survive, better fire that FLEIA"
>nuke goes off, everyone is gasping in horror
>except Schneizel, who's grinning
>"We warned Zero about the FLEIA but he told us to fuck off. We wanted to avoid using it..."
>unloads all the other incriminating evidence to salt the wound
>Black Knights and FLEIA are now in his control
I thought he only ordered the nuking of the Pendragon?
One could argue he nuked Tokyo too, I guess. He set the wheels in motion.
But besides that all he nuked was Lelouch's forces in the air right?
I suppose a better choice of word for the question would have been "most despicable".
He was replacing armed conflict with the fear of FLEIA to bring about a permanent peace. Using the bombs in a single destructive display was necessary to prove he wasn't fucking around. Just as Lelouch controls people with Geass, Schneizel intended to do so with the FLEIA. It's part of what they chat about at the very end, I think.
Besides, that's not the first time an antagonist has come up with that plan (Adrian Veidt from Watchmen). Hell, it's not like Harry S. Truman wasn't thinking along those same lines either. Yes, Schneizel trying to nuke EVERY major city on the globe was major overkill and totally fucking stupid (made him seem like a bad comic book villain) but the idea was at least sound. That's just the natural progression of conflict once WMDs are thrown into the mix, really.
If anything, Clovis ordering the massacre of every civilian in the Shinjuku ghetto was probably the most evil shit in the series. He was going to wipe out the whole place just to cover his own ass for letting Kallen and co. steal CC.
You know, I just realized something. Lelouch utterly failed.
Yea he became the emperor, killed his father, and made Nunnally the leader of Britannia in a peaceful existence. But his original goal was to create a world where Nunnally would be happy, and all she wanted was to live with Lelouch. Her wish never really came true.
Which makes the ending all the more tragic when she realizes at the last moments why he did what he did.
Depends on your view. Lelouch did create a kinder world for Nunnally, in the end, but simply not in the way she wanted. Yes, she would have preferred just being him with, there is dramatic irony in that, yet the result is still a better global status quo where people like her are less likely to be oppressed without Britannia imposing their discrimination system in their territories.
I suppose. Global peace was Nunnally's broader wish. But at the confrontation between them on Domocles she says she wouldn't have wanted him to have attained that goals like he did, that she never asked for him to have done any of the things he did as Zero supposedly for her.
By that point, while Nunnally was still his most important, it wasn't just about her. It was also for Kallen and all of his other friends, and the peopleof the world. And remember, Zero Requiem was planned while Lelouch still thought that Nunnally was dead.
That's true, I forgot that she was revealed after his months as emperor.
In the same vein didn't he fail his contract with C.C.? If so what was she smiling about in the last scene?
Despite what he claims, Lelouch wanted to make a better world the way HE wanted, not the way Nunnally wanted. The show makes it quite apparent from the very beginning that Nunnally is happy and content with what she already has (or had, in R2). Lelouch wasn't trying to "make a better world" so much as he was trying to get revenge on Charles and just stick it to Britannia in general. Euphemia was the first one to call Lelouch out on it - in that moment, he realized how ridiculous and stubborn his pride was compared to her legitimate selflessness towards achieving that goal. That's why he accepted her SAZ deal in the end. Then it all went to shit.
It isn't until the confrontation with Suzaku at the shrine, the finale with Charles, and the beginning of the Zero requiem that leads to Lelouch finally realizing what he truly wanted. There's even this exchange (I'm paraphrasing):
>"Lelouch, what was your motivation for controlling the world?"
>"Don't waste my time, Suzaku. You know it was Nunally."
>"Or are you just using her as your excuse?"
In the end, he creates a better world for everyone but the one person he originally claimed he was doing it for. It was a symbolic rejection that was necessary for Lelouch to affirm what he'd always sought. Or maybe it was just cold, hard, ironic tragedy. I don't know, there's a lot more to it, and I'm probably wrong on some accounts (haven't watched the series in a long time), but I'm too lazy to go into further detail.
Yeah, that's true. Forgot about that point. But after the massacre, Nunnally was all he had left, and he was desperate. He needed something to keep him going, and she was that something.
Still, Lelouch's actions at the end of R1 showed the depth of his own delusion towards the matter. He really did care for her, but deep down, it was still his damaged pride and the pleasure he took in having power/control that motivated him (it's why he so happily accepted his Geass power to begin with). Even after Euphy exposed his own selfish stupidity, he had no choice but to play the villain - he'd pigeonholed himself down the path of blood thanks to his Geass contract. He managed to convince himself that Nunnally's peaceful world was his true motivation - it was the lie he told to keep himself going.
And then Suzaku starts the whole "lies are good" dialogue at the shrine - an idea that's later reinforced by Rolo's sacrifice and death. Suzaku convinces Lelouch to continue towards that ultimate goal of a peaceful world, even if it was motivated by a lie. Because lies and self-delusion can still push people to seek happiness - whether it's building a "better world" for Nunnally or trying to change an oppressive system from within. This conclusion is what leads Suzaku and Lelouch to oppose Charles and his "world without lies" and ultimately work together to build their peaceful world under the guise of an even bigger lie. Lelouch rejecting Nunnally at the very end shows how self-aware he'd become.
Thing is, episode 1 of S1 originally was supposed to have a scene of Suzaku trying to kill Lelouch, as a flashforward to the eventual end of the show. With or without a second season, the show was never going to end with Suzaku and Lelouch not having a final confrontation, so the SAZ was not meant to actually work. It was written to fail, long after it had already been decided how to end the show. If
The parallels between Suzaku and Lelouch are pretty damn multi-layered, especially during the latter half of R2. They really were perfect foils for each other. People who gush over Lelouch and shit on Suzaku don't really understand the big picture IMO.
Lelouch inspired C.C. to "stop just accumulating experiences and actually start living". She ceased to be an emotionless husk and starts to enjoy life for the first time ever.
And I'm glad there was a second season. The "rise and fall" formula is so stale. "Scheming, villainous protagonist works in the shadows to build an empire, but is ultimately crushed and defeated under the weight of his own blah blah whatever." We saw it happen with Death Note. Breaking Bad was a great show, but we all knew how it'd all go down in the end. It's why I'm not going to bother finishing House of Cards either. A single-season Code Geass would have ended in the same light. But R2 went out with a fuckin bang on its own terms, none of this cautionary-tale bullshit. It added so many more layers to the show and managed to tell a whole, complete story that didn't just stick to the "rise and fall" mold.
Okay, its already out to read, but heres the dl link for anyone who needs it.
And here is a replacement for the prologue dl, which is dead
Was out and away from my computer when I got the emails today
I was cleaning an old hard drive and came across this. Did they ever say who the blonde EU loli was, or was she a concept dropped.
Just checking but do you realize this still image appears nowhere within the 50 episodes of the TV show?
It's just from a picture drama released a year or two after the fact, which doesn't elaborate on what is happening either.
I guess we would need someone to buy them from a Japanese site or Amazon in ebook format and rip out the DRM (there are ways to do that). Trying to ghetto scan them would be harder.
I don't know, I think Kallen was one of the more shallow central characters. She was too hard-headed. Other than her Refrain episode with her mom, she didn't have much going for her other than her death brother motivation. She never really had her own character arc, she just sort of reacted to Lelouch. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Cornelia was an underrated fighter. Imagine what she could do with an 8th gen custom KMF.
Hot-blooded characters, with a few occasional exceptions, are often very hard-headed and stubborn. It comes with the territory. I didn't consider Kallen as a "central character" either, just a secondary one, so there weren't huge expectations in that regard. If she had an arc it would arguably be about trying to understand Lelouch (and Suzaku by extension) but failing until it was too late. All other things being equal, you can't have her play a different role without either making her join up with ZR or having her die in battle at some point.
>Just checking but do you realize this still image appears nowhere within the 50 episodes of the TV show?
I thought that was obvious.
>It's just from a picture drama released a year or two after the fact, which doesn't elaborate on what is happening either.
So they did nothing with her then. That's honestly what I expected.
Seeing her knife VV in the head was a highlight and all, but it would have been nice to see her affect the plot a bit more. I'm glad she wasn't unceremoniously killed off like we were led to believe in the end. She was really the only Britannian to make the full transition from haughty noble to sympathetic moralist, at least that's what it seemed like.
Not trying to whine about air battles, but you gotta admit mecha rollerball was some tight shit.
It was the tightest.
Kallen and Suzaku had some good moments, too. I would have uploaded this but I'm an idiot so I can't. https://sakuga.yshi.org/data/8a15dbdbe80a11a17c21d048551c68dc.webm
I just want to ask what is this deal of OZ? I seen thread about it here and there about about some twin fighting each other and shit but how does it relate to the Code Geass world as a whole
Probably easier to just take out the legs underneath, since the cockpits are protected behind. Not that they didn't blow up and die anyway. One of the main Black Knight guys was piloting the linear cannon and got incinerated. Suzaku didn't give a shit about minimizing casualties that night.
Monica Kruszewski, the knight of twelve (the blonde chick). She's the second one to die in this >>13699005
>Somebody made a gag comic in which the Emperor delivers a speech about breasts, A parody rewrite of his funeral speech for Clovis from episode 4, and then Norio Wakamoto, the Emperor's voice actor, made a Gag Dub of said comic and released it to the public.
Does anybody know where to find this?
>implying you didn't get goosebumps when this happened
When I learned that Lelouch and Suzaku were going to be in Akito I really wondered what purpose they'd serve. The answer is 'basically nothing except fanservice' but when Lancelot showed up ... that was okay.
Akito is boring. I'll show you why.
Take the main characters from the original series and from Akito and describe them as if you're talking to someone who's never seen either show. You're not allowed to talk about their physical appearance or their role in the plot.
See how much you can come up with for Lelouch/Suzaku compared to Akito/Lelia. You can even use only the first fifteen or so episodes from the series to keep things equal.
I can't even come up with all that much for lelouch/suzaku without talking about their roles in the plot though.
Akito's characters are lackluster but I don't find the show itself boring.
Think this might have been a dig at Lelouch's piloting skill?
>Take the main characters from the original series and from Akito and describe them as if you're talking to someone who's never seen either show. You're not allowed to talk about their physical appearance or their role in the plot.
Akito still wins since Kallen is a main character.
Suzaku/Lelouch's motives are clearly defined as 'Restore Japan' and 'Fuck Britannia' whereas Akito/Leila are just focused on keeping the lights on with the EU getting its shit pushed in by Euro Britannia. Suzaku wants to die and Akito wants to kill. Lelouch is jaded as fuck while Leila is optimistic. They couldn't be any more different.
>Is it banned/censored?
Just like unlicensed anime in western countries.
Chinese weeaboos are especially retarded and I wouldn't count on them even giving a second's thought on any of the arcs, let alone the china one.
>mecha game focused on mobility and speed instead of some boring shooter/character-action combat
>constant dodging and weaving around terrain to avoid enemy fire, constantly on the move and on your toes
>use momentum and precision to deliver killer melee blows, no spammy brawler action
>set up sicknasty team attacks by pincering your opponent between multiple spear charges
>slash harkens for added fun à la Just Cause 3
>you can use that old foot pedal peripheral if you want
I dream about it every night.
Second-best looking knightmare in the series, after Lancelot.
We also might have some Akito news too
Was this shit ever explained? Why did the Geass order have an entire underground city in the middle of the desert? Why not just some hidden research facility? I mean, it looks cool and I don't have a problem with it, but nobody ever acknowledged how weird that was.
Among the Japanese fans, there were speculations that she was the heroine of that Code Geass game for smartphones. However, since said game was terminated midway, those theories could never be confirmed.
You're in the minority on that opinion
It's already up mang: http://bato.to/reader#8a422f4d356894c1
Marybell confirmed for insane.
Who's going to play out their faggy Code Geass fantasies in Fire Emblem Fates next month?
Was away from my computer most of the day, so I couldn't give updates
Anyway, heres the dl link
And the fixed ch 1
Renya is weird, but the biggest problem is that it doesn't have a very good translation so a lot of things are weirder in English than in Japanese. It's also very far removed from the TV series in everything except some cameo appearances/mentions like C.C. being present, etc. It feels more like a Nightmare of Nunnally spin-off than anything else, which makes sense considering the artist, but also in terms of content too.
What's with the dragon lady thing Layla has going on. Whatever the case it's giving me a steel clad boner.
>April 22 release date
>Meaning we likely have to wait until May for subs
well all that's left is the last battle, Leila Geass reveal and Smilas downfall. Which by the PV we're getting
The problem is screen-time for Suzaku/Lelouch, Space-time Admin and Farnese
Farnese may well free Suzaku/Lelouch because he hates them less than Shin, even in a doomed attempt to back in Britannia's good graces.
I'd like to see him talk, but this could even be done in an epilogue montage without a speaking part.
The Space/Time Admin is presumably going to be relevant for Leila's Geass reveal and its consequences, plus also for explaining more about Shin and Akito.
Incidentally, I think Shin's Geass activating so damn much, even when he's not actually killing people, feels like a way to build up his getting the power in both eyes as seen in the PV.
A narrow, one-dimensional character gets a narrow, one-dimensional geass power. Lelouch, on the other hand...
It all makes sense now. The more complex, ambitious, and intelligent a person's desires are, the more powerful their geass power.
-10 minutes of calm before the storm
-5 minutes of early attack on the castle
-15 minutes of actual battle
-5 minutes of Akito personally fighting Shin
-5 minutes of Leila trying to intervene
-10 minutes of Geass-related antics
-10 minutes of wrap-up and epilogue
What she was piloting is useless. She held her ground with the Florence against one HAX robot until another come. But using a patched up Florence against Jesuzaku? Come the fuck on.
It's a 9th Generation Knightmare Frame!
Honestly, nothing that isn't equivalent can even fight that thing one on one without some extremely special weapons and/or upgrades.
Suzaku piloting Lancelot Conquista would be a fair match, almost like dealing with the Oz characters and their own 7th or 8th generation mecha, but this? The odds weren't pretty. .
Albion can kill anything with its wing exhausts! There isn't a difference whether Monica and Dorothea are in Vincent's or wheelchairs.
I thought maybe Tojo Chika would just let them eject or have some light retcon in the manga, but this is worse than nothing. Pretty tasteless showing her clothing burned off by the beam before exploding.
Bradford Brave info:
-New weapon is called Meggido Dual Harken, for long distance it's a Linear Rail Cannon and for melee it's a Shurota Stell Blade
-MP plans mentioned
-Hadron Spear must be used cautiosly or it can down the machine
Was Conquista even an 8th gen KMF like the other Knights of the Round had? They just slapped the hadron blaster attachment and gave it a permanent float unit I thought. It wasn't a complete rebuild like the Albion.
And here it is, chapter 3, as well as a complete volume 1 dl
Chapter 3: https://mega.nz/#!JQlUVaZa!YKu5ACvL_oSQwo-WjgG67WtTZHbANvrWgNZqXMhkzIc
Volume 1 Complete: https://mega.nz/#!tYMBRSzQ!4_dElVfae1xvFgWYtREluHQWvrDOYkuXppS9kpFj-yo
Comp Ace: Nonette learns that Schneizel shot Cornelia so declares the Glinda to be free from Schneizel. Nonnete then disappears.
HJ: Tink defens Grandberry alone while the others protect Nunnaly
>Nonette learns that Schneizel shot Cornelia so declares the Glinda to be free from Schneizel. Nonnete then disappears.
Seems like a good way to tie up both her implied relationship with Cornelia (IIRC) as well as giving her (plus the Glinda people) a possible way out at this stage of the game.
More Comp Ace:
-No final battle at Damocles at all, Lelouch just takes it over as per anime while Merrybell&Oiaguro take action
-During the epilogue Cornelia plans Lelouch's assassination with the OZ siblings. They use Nonettte's plan
-Damocles is under Merrybell now, this becomes the biggest obstacle to Lelouch's assassination
-Glinda and Peacemark mixed forces attack Damocles
Next manga chapter is the last one...
The manga volumes had some revisions in the Oldrin VS Nonnete fight and Olivia being indeed ordered to kill Oldrin by Charles(that's why Oiaguro had to kill her to protect Oldrin who knew the truth of the bomb attack). Merrybell confirmed for insane bitch since childhood
35 million people died to Freyja at 2nd Tokyo battle
>Nonnete's Lancelot Club
I guess the redrawn part is it now having just BL generators instead of Luminou Cone. Waist Harken is Lancelot's deisgn now
Really don't see it.
Aside from the evil Lelouch parallels we have confirmed Merrybell was an insane psycho since childhood and Charles probably geassed sanity into her after the bomb. So when Orange degeassed her she lost that block of sanity.
LLoyd saying the SEITEN is based on Amanacer and Sagramore data
Sheffield, Tink explaning Emerald Plan, and Lancelot Grail Vakyrie combination
Lancelot Grail Vakyrie combination to save Nunally
Wizard explaning he and Merrybell completely fucked up the twins lives
>So wait, the Glinda Knights leave Schneizel when he shoots Cornelia and don't try to take the crippled blind girl they just saved with them?
Depends on when they learned about that and the battlefield situation. It's not like they were going to fight Schneizel right then and there, especially with Lelouch still at large and all.
Merrybell making Wizard her knight, so both will die as punishment in their own Requiem
this month's spoilers say not even Nonnete or Oldrin could bend Nunnaly's determination.
manga vol 5 will be chapter 16, 17 and 18 but I think the mangaka will add more pages
no info on what happened to the photonovel compilation, maybe they're waiting to make just 1 vol with all the remaining chapters. No confirmation if it will complete 26 chapter yet
Blame Schneizel for that, since he simply honored her request. It's not like she was firing nukes blindly either. Only when he told her to do so. The real issue is Schneizel''s actual plan is crazy, but he probably didn't tell anyone that other than Cornelia.
Oh, and a new character for Akito OVA 5 confirmed
I bet it's the robbed guy from the PV
Just using Damocles is fine. It doesn't matter if you have a nameless peon or a blind girl with the switch. It's a weapon of war It's not any worse than having nukes around (less so, in fact)..
A big thing about it is removal. Compared to the Byakuen which got a new head with a better function than the original and a powerful last configuration for its arm the Grail has removed all of its unique features. They focused the Grail on combining now, which requires the Grail to be nearly naked, but Tink seems to have just as much power as when the two previously combined now and since they gave Grail a regular float system it's redundant to combine with Leo. Sokia is the only one that really has any use but it still feels like a stretch for justification. The new sword binders can't be used as large Harukens so the Grail also has less range now. And removing the forearm swords, a signature feature for Oldrin, for no reason is just dumb and lazy.
The other upgrades are more interesting but also a little too busy. It's really a result of prioritizing combinations with the Grail and arguably making it a closer throwback to the regular old Lancelot base model in the process too. I'm not entirely opposed to the idea, but hopefully they tweak it a bit in the remaining chapter and/or the final printed volume.
>arguably making it a closer throwback to the regular old Lancelot base model
The problem with that is that the Grail was very distinct from the original and had unique features that made it stand out. Now all those unique features are removed with nothing replacing them.
True, you could look at it that way. Even so, it's presumably also a bit of a parallel to how the Albion and SEITEN ended their fight in a similarly stripped down state, though obviously as a result of battle damage in that case.
Actually, this bothers me. Not the manga ending, but the fact that the last two months of the Orpheus side were absolutely wasted on not having Orpheus.
Unless the photo novel is continuing longer, this is really annoying. There was a lot more that the could have used it on than covering Leonhardt and Tink.
I could see it getting a couple more entries to wrap up that side of things, if not during the monthly publication then when the last compilation for the photo novel comes out (whenever that happens).
The problem with that is how the Albion ansmd SEITEN were stripped through battle because of the "rivalry" between the two characters involved. The new downgraded Grail is an intentional downgrade that really ignores all current technology available and used previously by the Grail and Amanecer.
Honestly I feel like Oldrin will confront Oiaguro instead while Orpheus confronts Merrybell, since the rest of O2 has focused on these relationships and Orpheus had already settled things with Oiaguro and Oldrin and Merrybell's relationship has been pretty much completely ignored.
But Merrybell wouldn't willingly do that to her. If she did then that would imply she didn't care about Oldrin's feelings or wellbeing. Her geass is a control geass that robs a person of their free will unlike Lelouch's command geass which forces someone to obey a single command.
The mission might not call for it. Besides, the Grail is only weaker if it had to face substantial opposition alone, but they have a team and that makes their options more flexible.
>And removing the forearm swords, a signature feature for Oldrin, for no reason is just dumb and lazy.
Why did they do that? They wouldn't have been in the way of any combination and the technology for it was perfected.
>I guess the redrawn part is it now having just BL generators instead of Luminou Cone. Waist Harken is Lancelot's deisgn now
Getting your ass kicked by a Lancelot Club is more impressive than facing a more powerful KMF.
mangaka sure loves KMF variations:
-Gang Lous with missile pods and long cannons
-Shenhu holding a chinese lance
-Gloucester with plasma flying units with even missiles attached to the wings
-Portman Custom, has shoulder torpedoes and carries an MP Varis
-Lancelot Grail Heavy Equipment with dual rocket launcher on arms, another sword rack and 4 waist shurota blades
-Byakuen Kashouki with missile pods on wings
-RZA-1 Galahad Type with large KMF Lance
And finally a good look on Zetland's Mega Hadron Launcher top attachment that fires All Range Bomber
I don't think they will announce anything in a mook, but they do seem aware that an anniversary is coming later in the year.
Actual TL here, someone pointed me here, managed to get these and rip them with adobe dc, thanks.
Well not sure what you define as fine, but they seem to have been levelled to hell and back compared to the other volumes, unless there's another set of raws somewhere I've missed.
Just hope these shitty vol 3 raws aren't actually the digital raws just released in shit quality for some reason, if there's a sample on whatever store you're buying from of course do check before wasting your cash. Thanks for shilling for them though.
-left is the available raw
-right is free sample from amazon
yeah the levels are fucked
if photnovel chapter 18 is till 2nd Tokyo with Oldrin and Sokia's side that leaves 8 chapters for other stuff.
1 or 2 for the final battle/epilogue.
6 to encounter Leefung, Dasko, Monica, etc again
I think the issue is O2 having to include the major events of R2 while obviously not having the same amount of time as the TV show.
I mean, even for a "cancellation" it's not like they suddenly pulled the plug and called it quits, since getting something like 5 or 6 volumes of material for O2 alone is still a significant amount of content. Just less than what a TV series would have.
That said, now we're arguably getting more character conclusions rather than growth, since the big developments in that area all happened either at the end of the first series or at the start of O2.
He seems to be apologizing for slightly rushing a few things after the 2nd Battle of Tokyo and not being able to focus more on depicting events post-Lelouch's enthronement, for instance, which to be fair is also around the time where everything got rather dense during the original show. In any case, it'll probably read better in collected format.