>OZ manga vol 1 scanlation project Volume 1 Complete: https://mega.nz/#!tYMBRSzQ!4_dElVfae1xvFgWYtREluHQWvrDOYkuXppS9kpFj-yo
>OZ manga vols 4&5 RAW(pw: reflection) https://mega.nz/#!mwskVSZB!3t4VY2wOUkOcTKBpwJmchjfzVlj-9CHPjZRW2nAKWEA
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
Does anyone have PDFs of the majority of OZ? Kindly appreciated if they do. Grabbed Vol 4 & 5 from last topic.
Scan Bro here btw, anyone know when Akito's next book as well as OZ O2's next volume is out and does anyone still want me to scan the mechanics sections of OZ Sides?
mecha profile translator bro here, I'd love the mecha pages for the 3 OZ photonovels. It'd help the wikia too.
Akito Product Works 2 is releasing together with OVA 5 in 2/6
No word on the next compilation vol for O2 photonovel
OZ manga vol 1 is already translated and is the 1st link of thread
vols 2 and 3 here: http://dl-zip.com/%E3%82%B3%E3%83%BC%E3%83%89%E3%82%AE%E3%82%A2%E3%82%B9-%E5%8F%8C%E8%B2%8C%E3%81%AE%E3%82%AA%E3%82%BA/
I'll get to work on the scans for the mechanic profiles then. See if there's any new details you can find for us.
I'll see if I can get to pre-order APW2 then.
Thanks, I was looking for the pdfs specifically since they convert to jpeg pretty well for the lineart. I really wish a lot of the variants in the manga got their own stuff i.e. those Gloucester and Portman customs.
the 1st 3 vols only got these releases, but buyanon said he would get vol 3 for the scanlation project so we have to wait.
It seems the manga only variants aren't official, only the HJ machine are.
Akito Product Works 2 is going to have tons of lineart since it will cover OVA 2 to 5. If you eventually get to scan it I will translate the mecha info/interviews
Looks like we're getting something for the 10th anniversary.
daily reminder we're getting a brand new chara for OVA 5
Why do people say the new Lancelot Grail is a downgrade?
-It has now 4 MVS which are better than 10 Shurota Steel Blades
-Sword Blazer thus became obsolete so it gets arm slash harkens but we don't know if it now has BL generators
-The only real loss was the Sword Harkens but the upgrade still has a sword rack and it seems to have a gimmick
and nothing stops them to just add a standard Float Unit so it can fly alone
Thanks, is that how they came though? Seems like they've been blown up or something compared to the volume 4/5 .pdf's, quite pixellated at full size. If you ripped them yourself it might be the tool you used, Adobe DC worked nicely for the other two at least.
If you have the original .pdf I could try fiddling with it just to avoid ripping -> saving -> resaving and any quality loss in between, unless it came like that.
For comparison this is how the 4/5 raws ripped with DC, 1564px with no extra border.
In that case, I am providing a link to the original PDF version below.
PW hasn't changed.
It's still a lot smaller in size than the other two PDF volumes though.
All of the same methods were used in order to grab the PDF version, so any resulting differences are due to the source itself.
Amazon seems to have used a lower resolution back then, since 1 and 2 are also listed on their website with a significantly lower file size than 4, 5 and the O2 volumes.
Yeah the res is lower, but ripping with DC seems to give the original non-blown-up size at least, (just with an even more ridiculous border). Thanks, can just crop them now without resize quality loss/original size guessing.
Ah wait fucked up the export, does it without borders with export all, so they're 1024 it seems.
Rewatching the old PV for the new ep, I think I spotted another point in favor of the Alex Liberte having a flight system: Those protrusions are folded in while it fights Vercingetorix on the round but sticking out at the end scene.
A glimpse at Ashleys ALexander Caled red something. Carries a hepatite knife
ALexander Red Ogre. Carries 2 sabers, 2 new judgment mkII linear guns with lots of spare magazines anda a heat knife
I figured as much too.
Not too surprising, considering they needed to set up a connection to R2.
So I am guessing he's the one who saves them or do they just meet him afterwards?
Deciphering a few of the moonrunes:
-Battle scenes were very good, no complaints.
-Episode was very dense with information and lots of talking
-In particular, there was some high concept/esoteric SF talk. Similar to UC Gundam.
-Related to the above...the Time/Space Administrator shows up, but the mystery still remains. Open-ended for future expansion?
-Jean is nude in the shower.
Ashley infiltrates the camp and sees her.
Shin, Jean and Smilas die.
[Leila seemingly gives up politics and lives as a normal person.
Leila's Geass is not merely a Geass Canceller, but something more Noein-like Child Akito might have survived because he didn't understand the concept of death back then.
>suzaku gib water
>suzaku kill me
>suzaku, hey suzaku!
>let's go back, us two, to nunners
I don't even understand nip but it's pretty clear what they said at that part if you watched more than a handful of anime.
Nah, they're not gonna announce something right away. They still want people to see the ep in theaters.
My money is that, the earliest we'll here something is around when the BD/DVD comes out, and even then, I think we still might not hear anything yet.
With the 10th Anniversary this year, both Oz and Akito ending, and a new mystery introduced but not explained. I can't help but expect a new Geass project announced.
Definitely unlikely for Oz appearances. By now, Orpheus and Oldrin are memory wiped.
The second-to-last photo novel chapter takes place after episode 2 since Monica's Florence was salvaged from that battle, and in ep 3 its mentioned to have been 2 month's since that battle by Shin.
Likewise. What I enjoyed about the original series was how Lelouch kicked that Eva-ripoff shit to the curb before the final arc. Geass and its supernatural mysteries never interfered with the overall plot and was instead a vehicle for character development, more or less. It could have been such an easy trap for the plot to get muddled in, but it didn't.
>Geass and its supernatural mysteries never interfered with the overall plot
You really shouldn't watch Code Geass if you're afraid of magical elements showing up.
Lelouch manipulated people with magical eyes, Mao read minds, Rolo stopped people's perception of time, Bismark saw two or three seconds into the future, C.C. was immortal, Charles and this Ragnarok Connection, etc.
It's like watching Gundam and hating everything about Newtypes. Gundam Unicorn sold a load of discs and that was full of it, especially but not only at the very end.
Or watching Eureka 7 and hating whatever it was they did since I've forgotten the terms from the original series.
>Why would people want to know more about magical/supernatural in a show titled after its main magical/supernatural
You would have a point if this was titled Knightmare Frame.
I think the problem was that the supernatural aspect of the show was poorly developed and became a character drama moreso which had nothing to do with codes or geasses they were just tools to get from one plot point to another faster and could work just as well without them. Akito seems to be playing catch up and the introduction of the Time/Space Administrator makes me believe whatever they have planned for the 10th anniversary will be in relationship to that.
-There were some cool traps in the castle.
is limited to people he likes.
it appears he didn't get the power from V.V. or C.C. Rather, supposedly he got it from a skeleton (?).
My personal speculation:
The Time/Space Administrator is presumably only the ghost of whatever that thing was and not a living being.
So she had to send Smilas to kill Shin, probably expecting both of them to die in the process rather than actually forgiving the latter.
Most of the ones I listed can use parts from molds that they already have, so they'd be even easier.
Besides, they're almost done with Dunbine so they'd need some non-Gundam series to replace it.
I don't expect a true PV for anything new on the disc, since they probably barely managed to finish Akito in time for the premiere.
Allocating staff and cast for more productions will take at least some months, at best.
They could put in a short teaser saying "Next Project has been Approved!" or something like that.
Yeah, it definitely does seem OP going by that description in the link. Not sure if it's a proper DEM by the literary definition, though it might feel like one at a glance.
At the same time, characters with OP powers have long been a thing for this director.
Take Hitomi's fate altering abilities in Escaflowne, the Dragon Torque in Noein, or the time travelling stuff in Birdy Decode S2.
From what I can tell, this is taking that sort of concept and putting it in a Code Geass context.
Not that this property is above some hax BS though, as we've all seen in the original show, and Gundam has done some pretty insane things with Newtype magic as well (remember the end of Unicorn, where Full Frontal takes the protagonist through time and dies when Char's ghost leaves him?).
There is a long battle scene between Shin's troops, including the 3 knights vs. Ashley, Ryo and Ayano, where they lay siege to the castle. Shin comes out and fights Akito Ayano faces Jean and prevents her from activating a bomb.
Shin commands Akito again, but he resists it. The BRS system activates and combined with the Geass link it synchronizes Shin and Akito. Flashback to Shin's past, he killed his father and mother. The skull tells him that if he wants the power of the King, he would become lonely.
The time/space administrator appears before Leila back inside the castle. Nobody else can see her. The administrator is not a person but a "collection of people's consciousness" instead. There is some talk about Leila's Geass and whether it would better to destroy Geass or not, because it brings ruin to man. The term Fragments of Geass is mentioned.
While Akito and Shin are still in their trance, the Michael Knights infiltrate past the last line of defense and enter the command room through the elevator. Then Leila goes into shock upon seeing that the support staff has been murdered.
Her Geass eye shines and she sees her mother in another time and place. Then she comes back into reality, where the Michael Knights are still fighting the last line of defense, so Leila quickly takes measures to prevent them from using the elevator. The infiltrating enemy retreats after that.
Akito and Shin continue to fight it out fiercely, both with the robots and in hand-to-hand combat after they've done enough damage to each other.
When it's almost over, Leila comes out and uses her power. Shin sees dead people all around. Their feelings are communicated to him. But he doesn't actually care and still wants to continue the fight. Then Jean shows up and both kill each other. Shin's death scene and last words.
In a distant location, Ashley's Team is fighting the forces of Smilas, The battle isn't going well for them. Then Ashley himself appears in Alexander Red Ogre apparently via warp. His presence is enough to turn the tide. The Smilas faction collapses.
Elsewhere, we see the gypsy people again. It seems at least Akito, Ryo and Ayano are living with them in a rural area. Leila and Akito have a close moment together.
Here Akito the Exiled ends.
But back at the prison, a certain person appears to free Suzaku and Lelouch, who says that the Emperor back home wants to meet with Julius Kinsgley again. That person is Rolo.
So apparently Akito the Exiled is coming to SRW X-Omega.
Don't really know anything about X-Omega other than it being a mobile game, but its cool that the anime, Akito and Oz all are in together.
One day all of them will be included..
So far they have not provided any Oz units.
Or at least people haven't reported seeing them inside the game, so they're probably not present right now.
From TE's twitter:
The Geass book clarifies shit that wasn't explained in the horrible horrible OVA
-Shin's Geass is the power to order those HE LOVES to kill themselves which is why it didn't work on Leila
It didn't work on Akito because when Shin used it on him he was too young to understand death at the time, but it remained in his-
-subconscious and is what made him fight dangerous battles and whatever.
(Shin wants people to die because he loves them and doesn't want them to live in THIS SHITTY WORLD BAWWWWWW this show is fucking retarded)
Lelouch and Suzaku spend the whole episode locked up and post credits is Lolo opening the door and saying Wakamoto wants to see Lelouch.
>Shin's Geass is the power to order those HE LOVES to kill themselves which is why it didn't work on Leila
So why did it work on that KoR in episode 1?
Most the Geass are shit in this franchise. It feels like they needed an excuse to give Lelouch an ability to control people but offset that by giving everyone shitty powers as well. The supernatural element in this franchise is really poorly implemented.
Oh he posted more when I wasn't looking:
This thing doesn't explain what the fuck Leila's geass is (time travel?) or how Shin got his
Shin- he cut his father's head off and then a floating skull gave him a geass because I don't even know what the fuck
Oh and the resolution with whatshisname (the EU) was retarded as hell and involved Ashley POPPING OUT OF A WARPHOLE WITH NO EXPLANATION WHAT
the fights were good at least
Akito and Shin stab each other through the cockpits barely missing the pilots and then jump out and have a sword fight on foot
Elsewhere, we see the gypsy people again. It seems at least Akito, Ryo and Ayano are living with them in a rural area. Leila and Akito have a close moment together.
What close moment between them?
I think people had already understood what Shin had for a Geass even without that book. So I guess that just makes it more explicit if there was any ambiguity left.
I do not think it makes him a great character or anything though. But I don't hate the OVA, at least not based on what I've heard about it. Sounds like it was indeed pretty rushed due to the 60 minutes though.
The battle scenes seem like they're still great, which is always a plus.
Some Japanese people have said there is a pamphlet where the director says Leila's geass is more like a Steins;Gate ability to influence herself in other world lines. It might not be too clear in the film itself.
I like both for different reasons. Biggest difference between Akito and Oz is length. If Akito was a manga, all these things would have a lot more time to be explained, even if they still would need to rush at the end. Oz as an OVA could work but it'd be something like the highlights of the first half.
To be fair, TE never really liked the previous OVAs so there was almost nothing Akito could do to make him happy. But yeah, the way Smilas was defeated sounds pretty disappointing. That's honestly what I'd complain the most about. I don't mind Leila's power being OP per se, for reasons I've already posted about before. The part about Shin getting the geass seems kind of open to interpretation, but I guess the point is that skull belonged either to a Code holder or the dead Geass civilization/aliens/whatever and their family either was in possession of it or happened to find that.
Not yet. There is more information on some Geass related stuff but nothing specifically about those three things as far as I can tell. They might eventually get to that in the future, maybe with a distant prequel or something.
I would say it's been poorly explained, although having some people with more powerful geass abilities than others is to be expected. If everyone had Lelouch's mind control or something equally open-ended, you would literally need to make the entire story circle around magical nonsense from beginning to end.
I haven't seen the episode, but maybe the Ashley thing happened because of the castle being Geass ruins, like how the thought elevator can warp people and Knightmares to the Sword of Akasha and C's World or other thought elevators.
It was probably the time-space lady being a fucking deus ex machina because she also appears before the EU guy and says LOL YOU GONNA DIE at him right before Ashley kills him for her. No explanation.
>guess the point is that skull belonged either to a Code holder or the dead Geass civilization/aliens/whatever and their family either was in possession of it or happened to find that.
In one of the flashbacks he's standing in front of his father's headless body with a sword covered in blood when suddenly a MAGIC FLOATING GHOST SKULL with the geass symbol on its forehead appears in front of him and asks if he wants power and gives him a geass before disappearing.
Yeah but the opposite isn't any better. Another issue is that all these geass fall to closely to the line of contrivance, even Lelouch's is guilty of this, that they're only of use to one situation. Shin's geass is pretty useless overall and it only seem to fit him due to his already deranged personality and Leila's ability seems entirely too vague and only now seems to have any worth to it. Basically the Geass elements in this franchise are its weakest aspect.
Based on the available screenshot and the description of the scene, it sounds like Shin and his dad are already in the place (ruin, temple, cave, I don't know) where that geass skull is present. Even if they still don't spell it out, looking at the entire scene directly might make the concept clearer.
>, it sounds like Shin and his dad are already in the place (ruin, temple, cave, I don't know) where that geass skull is present
They're in their fucking house.
And it's a magic floating ghost skull that appears out of fucking nowhere.
At that point it's a question of whether or not you think the property should continue portraying Geass in the same manner it has already been employed during previous TV series, manga and so on. There's a formula at work. And sure, Shin's Geass fits his personality. He's angsty as hell, so his Geass is doubly so.
I do agree it's not the best element of the property and, if nothing else, even with the latest episode Akito as whole has used it less often than other parts of this universe.
Can I at least assume you saw the episode then? Otherwise, this would be a rather pointlessly comedic exchange. If so, then can you tell me what exactly was the dialogue in that scene?
Yes I saw the fucking show
It's a flashback from when Akito and Shin fight and then vanish into fucking nowhere because hurrrrr quantum voodoo entanglement magic
Shin is seen standing at the top of a flight of stairs covered in blood holding a sword with his father's headless body at the bottom, with Akito's favourite painting behind him. A floating skull with a glowing geass mark on its forehead literally pops out of nowhere in front of him and does the usual do you want power shit and he accepts and gets his geass
That's literally the entire fucking scene
>with Akito's favourite painting behind him
There's another scene where Akito sees that painting in the castle and tells Leila they had that same painting in his house as a child and tells her that he liked it because the lady in it looks so nice and she reminds him of the lady in the painting and shit so yeah
It's their house
Also their they're half brothers because their mother was sleeping with some asshole whom their father later killed
That seems awfully suspicious since the Geass skull is in fact part of that same painting with the lady who looks a lot like Leila.
I might be reaching, but having played Witcher 3 last year...there they had those ugly witches who were apparently hidden inside a painting and could talk through it.
>Ayano faces Jean and prevents her from activating a bomb.
Emphasis on "faces", not "fights".
And "bomb" means "nuke that they're going to drop on Pendragon" because Shin wants to DESTROY THE WORLD!!!!!!!!111 but Ayano stops Jean by telling her that doing that won't make Shin happy and hugging her (it's retarded)
>Shin commands Akito again, but he resists it. The BRS system activates and combined with the Geass link it synchronizes Shin and Akito. Flashback to Shin's past, he killed his father and mother.
The synchronisation shit results in quantum voodoo entanglement magic which has the two of them blink out of existence entirely
These are all separate flashbacks: The mother was sleeping with some asshole and bore his child (Akito) > Father kills the asshole and mother asks him to kill her too but he refuses > Shin killed his father and got a geass > The same scene as before with everyone including the mother dead
>The time/space administrator appears before Leila back inside the castle. Nobody else can see her. The administrator is not a person but a "collection of people's consciousness" instead. There is some talk about Leila's Geass and whether it would better to destroy Geass or not, because it brings ruin to man. The term Fragments of Geass is mentioned.
Exact same term as Akasha
>While Akito and Shin are still in their trance, the Michael Knights infiltrate past the last line of defense and enter the command room through the elevator. Then Leila goes into shock upon seeing that the support staff has been murdered.
They blow a hole through the door and gun everyone down and then her geass activates
>Then she comes back into reality, where the Michael Knights are still fighting the last line of defense, so Leila quickly takes measures to prevent them from using the elevator. The infiltrating enemy retreats after that.
She has them use some anti-explosion gel shit or whatever on the doors to make them impenetrable and then talks to the enemy commander to negotiate a truce (commander is one of the three knights). They don't retreat, and are even seen chilling out with everyone in the end, where is this retarded shit even coming from?
>When it's almost over, Leila comes out and uses her power
Not clear what her "power" even is.
>Shin sees dead people all around. Their feelings are communicated to him. But he doesn't actually care and still wants to continue the fight. Then Jean shows up and both kill each other.
He also sees all the living people (literally everyone on the W0 side) who tell him not to kill Akito so it's even more of a mystery what the fuck Leila's geass is (plus he was seeing dead people in previous episodes anyway so is it even her geass)
>In a distant location, Ashley's Team is fighting the forces of Smilas, The battle isn't going well for them. Then Ashley himself appears in Alexander Red Ogre apparently via warp. His presence is enough to turn the tide. The Smilas faction collapses.
The time-space wench appears in the command landship thing's bridge to tell him first that he's going to die and Ashley is dropped out of a wormhole in the sky on top of the fucking landship in front of the bridge
>Elsewhere, we see the gypsy people again. It seems at least Akito, Ryo and Ayano are living with them in a rural area. Leila and Akito have a close moment together.
Ashley and his entire fucking squad is there too in stupid gypsy costumes
No mention whatsoever of what happens to everyone else
Leila kisses Akito
There's also a scene somewhere in the middle of a flashback to before the last fight where Akito cuts off his braid and asks Leila to keep it, and a cut to Suzaku and Lelouch in prison where Lelouch asks for water and Suzaku strangles him
Oh, so they came back to the threatening Pendragon bit from the previous episode? Not sure how I feel about that. And yeah, Shin's pretty juvenile in his psychology and murderous intentions, but at least they've been fairly consistent about portraying him like that.
>Ayano stops Jean by telling her that doing that won't make Shin happy and hugging her (it's retarded)
You know, I'd disagree. If Shin was a little less self-destructively insane, that would be pretty sound advice. Stopping Shin's plans would be the only chance for them to be together, other than in death.
>These are all separate flashbacks: The mother was sleeping with some asshole and bore his child (Akito) > Father kills the asshole and mother asks him to kill her too but he refuses > Shin killed his father and got a geass > The same scene as before with everyone including the mother dead
It's basically a properly chronological recap of what we saw or heard about during the previous episode(s) then?
>Exact same term as Akasha
That makes me wonder...perhaps this lady is actually Jupiter/God in a more human form then?
Ironically enough, that might indirectly explain the scene from R2 where Lelouch "requests" to stop Charles and Marianne.
Rather than actually "geassing" the planet, like the visual representation would indicate, she just decided to humor his petition after all that talk. Naturally, nobody saw the time/space administrator there (initially because they hadn't even thought of it, of course), but it seems to work out.
>Hammel Pilots leilas ALexander?
Can't remember if it's her's but it's some Alexander
>Vercingetorix hás other gimmicks besides the blaze luminous sword?
No but there's a good bit where he's fighting someone in two-legged form and someone else sneaks up from behind and he transforms back to four legs and kicks the guy in the face with one of the back legs
The show was horrible but the fights were great
Administrator thought mankind couldn't handle the geass and was giving up on them but Leila gave her hope in mankind
>She has them use some anti-explosion gel shit or whatever on the doors to make them impenetrable and then talks to the enemy commander to negotiate a truce (commander is one of the three knights). They don't retreat, and are even seen chilling out with everyone in the end, where is this retarded shit even coming from?
The three knights didn't particularly like Shin (they were talking pretty badly about him to Jean last time and they might well have done some more of that in this final chapter), so that's not quite as much of a stretch. Still a leap, but a smaller one in retrospect.
>He also sees all the living people (literally everyone on the W0 side) who tell him not to kill Akito so it's even more of a mystery what the fuck Leila's geass is (plus he was seeing dead people in previous episodes anyway so is it even her geass
Weird, but yes...seeing dead people had never been a thing in Code Geass before the OVA, though Akito did literally see his own dead fellows in chapter one and Shin saw his adopted family in the fourth. Odd, and not outright explained, but not too unexpected.
>The time-space wench appears in the command landship thing's bridge to tell him first that he's going to die and Ashley is dropped out of a wormhole in the sky on top of the fucking landship in front of the bridge
So the time/space girl was responsible? Like the other guy said, might as well roll with it at this point.
>Administrator thought mankind couldn't handle the geass and was giving up on them but Leila gave her hope in mankind
Interesting. It even seems to fit with my quick hypothesis above, thematically speaking.
Thanks for all the details. I personally don't think the show was horrible, but I can definitely acknowledge it has issues that aren't going to sit well with everyone. All in all, I'll probably give it an above average score and nothing else.
Then again I wasn't even mad about roughly comparable stuff like the very end of Unicorn, which similarly seemed to set off a number of folks when it started to rely on the unexplained mystical elements (plus the arguments over Laplace's box).
People started such speculation about Suzaku killing everyone after the preview in OVA 1, plus Lelouch showing up in OVA 2, but maintaining that expectation was logically impossible after seeing how they ended up in OVA 3. Shin effectively stopped their attempt to take control of Euro Britannia.
I am glad they didn't do that, to be honest, since it would have given too much importance to already existing characters and increasing their role would make things even more confusing after the fact.
It would have also been a popular move, but not necessarily too smart, to make Lelouch and Suzaku escape from jail in OVA 4 and for whatever reason take over Euro Britannia to go fight Akito and company later. That sort of scenario would have required six episodes, not five.
>People started such speculation about Suzaku killing everyone after the preview in OVA 1,
They started speculating when it was first revealed it would be a prequel and take place in the EU cause there was no other way it could end other than the country falling to Britannia like in the beginning of R2 fortunately it didn't end that way and I can only assume it was due to the script changing. It does feel like Akane got attached to the cast so after the Yukiya fake out I'm not surprised with the outcome and eveyone becoming gypsies is just so Code Geass, like Orange becoming an orange farmer, that I just can't hate it.
Glad Lelouch and Suzaku were glorified that they didn't wind up hogging the spotlight from the OVA cast since it would have worked just as well without them not sure what they were thinking about Rolo being the secret character given how the majority of the fandom feels about him.
I want to withhold judgment until I actually watch it, but from what I hear, episode 5 is getting way too far up its own ass with all this Geass fantasy mystery bullshit. It's making me worried for the future of the series.
I don't want Geass powers to end up being this Naruto super ninja-power duel bullshit. I don't want the plot's inciting element to be "What is the mystery behind the mysterious secret ancient metaphysical fuck you". Those things can be exciting, sure, but only to an extent. And that's not what made us fall in love with the series in the first place.
Code Geass succeeded on the strength of its characters and human conflicts, not the supernatural ones. I feel like Akito is trying too hard to make up for its weaker cast and plot by sprinkling in a bunch of new magical elements that are ultimately a distraction.
>Code Geass succeeded on the strength of its characters and human conflicts, not the supernatural ones.
>Code Geass succeeded on the strength of its characters and human conflicts
Except the characters were mostly poorly written and irrelevant and the human conflict was stupid and went full retard come R2. As another anon in this thread stated the supernatural element is an achilles heel in this franchise because its never properly developed which means that the narrative will forever be reliant on contrivance whenever its brought up, its not really a problem in Akito its pretty much a problem with the franchise in general.
>Except the characters were mostly poorly written and irrelevant
Suzaku and Lelouch were two of the most well written characters in the whole medium.
Once again, great reasoning. Apparently you missed that part the first time I said it. Have another (You).
>Suzaku and Lelouch were two of the most well written characters in the whole medium.
>Suzaku and Lelouch were two of the most well written characters in the whole medium.
The sad thing is that you're actually serious and also negating the fact that Geass had more than two characters in its cast not sure how does that disprove what I said.
>Suzaku and Lelouch were two of the most well written characters in the whole medium.
I wouldn't go as far as that, but sure, they are characters with a considerable amount of depth to them. But when every other character is terribly written it doesn't bode well. Especially in R2 where the story turns into a huge mess and starts losing focus.
What contrivances, specifically? It's not like the show was inventing new rules for its fantasy elements every episode. Lelouch's Geass was clearly defined in the very beginning.
The Ragnarok Connection arc was muddled and felt rushed, it probably could have been simplified or have used more explanation sprinkled throughout. I'll give you that much. Instead of another fucking school festival episode, I really wish we'd gotten some more scenes relating to Charles' plan.
Despite too much invented fantasy terminology being thrown about, however, that ideas behind that arc fit very well into the show's thematic structure and Lelouch's character development.
>not sure how does that disprove what I said
The original posters said "Code Geass succeeded on the strength of its characters and human conflicts". I'm not sure how that doesn't disprove what you said.
Are you saying having a well written protagonist and deuteragonist isn't enough? The medium we're talking about here is animu. Geass is already ahead of many shows just with that alone.
>What contrivances, specifically?
Charles having a Geass to rewrite people's memory, Marianne having a Geass to put her soul in another body and then there's Leila's geass which so far sounds like a Deus Ex Machina that was needed for the right situation and nothing more than there's specifications like Shin's Geass that's only useful to people who he truly loves making it virtually worthless, Rolo's time stop which is far too dangerous for its own good, etc. And yes even Lelouch's Geass is a victim of contrivance.
>that ideas behind that arc fit very well into the show's thematic structure and Lelouch's character development.
I don't think so, it was really not needed and only winded up being a distraction in the long run. Not exactly filler like the China arc but felt like something ripped from a different show and added in for time which is why nothing in it makes a whole deal of sense.
>I'm not sure how that doesn't disprove what you said.
It doesn't because you're fucking saying that out of all of the characters only two are good, that does not disprove his point in fact it strengthens because it means all of Geass characters are shit save two characters.
>Are you saying having a well written protagonist and deuteragonist isn't enough?
No. And you're an idiot for thinking otherwise especially if you think the writing is above many shows in its genre.
>that does not disprove his point in fact it strengthens because it means all of Geass characters are shit save two characters.
The two characters alone more than make up for the shiftiness in the rest of the cast. Christ, when was the last time you've even seen a show where more than a handful of the characters were even written decently?
>The two characters alone more than make up for the shiftiness in the rest of the cast.
Not even close.
>Christ, when was the last time you've even seen a show where more than a handful of the characters were even written decently?
>all these claims
>hardly anyone is actually making an argument
>Not even close.
The original fucking point was that the characters were what drew people to geass. He and others watched the show for Lelouch and suzaku. Ergo, Code Geass succeeded on the strength of its characters and human conflicts and he was correct and you need to kys
Also having a slew of okayish characters isn't going to attract many people to a show.
>The original fucking point was that the characters were what drew people to geass
You can say the same thing about fucking SEED and it doesn't help your case that Lelouch is the only character with any lasting popularity much like Kira which says a lot about how "good" those shows were. And given how appeal has nothing to do with how well a character is written you're still wrong.
>Also having a slew of okayish characters isn't going to attract many people to a show.
Tell that to Tiger and Bunny.
Yeah? What am I wrong about? You're just grasping at straws and moving the goalposts at this point, bringing up shit that doesn't have anything to do with the initial claim. If you can argue that people didn't watch the show for lelouch but rather geass shenanigans do so.
>The original fucking point was that the characters were what drew people to geass.
Lelouch is the only character with any sustaining popularity in this franchise so I don't see the point in this post.
Code Geass never truly ignored the fantasy mystery bullshit dude, so if you're going to automatically reject this because of that, youre the one who is too far up his own ass.
It wasn't the core of the plot there and it isn't the central plot here either, but again. How were Charles and Marianne taken care for? Because of magic stuff. How did Euphemia go crazy? Because of magic stuff. Why did C.C. lose her memory? Because of magic stuff.
You can like the characters just fine in the original show or in Akito, but you're being silly by pretending that the OVA is doing anything different by having a couple of events directly rely on magical stuff after not doing much with them for like four episodes.
>The characters were what drew people to geass
>Most of the characters were shit
>B-b-b-b-but what about Lelouch and Suzaku
>Lelouch is the only popular character
>S-s-s-s-so I'm right people watched Heass for its characters
Are you done?
>Charles having a Geass to rewrite people's memory, Marianne having a Geass to put her soul in another body and then there's Leila's geass which so far sounds like a Deus Ex Machina that was needed for the right situation and nothing more than there's specifications like Shin's Geass that's only useful to people who he truly loves making it virtually worthless, Rolo's time stop which is far too dangerous for its own good, etc. And yes even Lelouch's Geass is a victim of contrivance.
They're often contrived in the sense that a Monkey's Paw is supposed to be contrived though. It's supposed to be a power that ca be either a tool or a curse for the people who uses it and different individuals get their own abilities. In Gundam you don't necessarily have different types of powers, not directly, but they do have Newtypes who are capable of doing very different things, depending on the show or if they're a cybernewtype or if the narrative requires them to have a bonding moment or not.
I'd be more inclined to agree with you if it weren't for the fact that, far beyond Code Geass, most anime series have a handful of decent characters and a lot of extras where that isnt' important. Even mecha shows. You really need to go for LOGH levels of writing and cast size to in order to find something at the opposite side of the spectrum. So it's kind of silly to be pointing the stick at this series and pretend we're in a medium full of excelelnt writing for huge casts.
Even Fafner Exodus -plus the original Fafner- had some pretty contrived situations and major deaths that could have been avoided if only the characters were smarter, luckier or less emotional in how they faced them.
It's funny you mention Tiger and Bunny because the titular characters were also the best written in that show and the only ones with lasting popularity.
Everyone else might as well not exist as far as the bulk of the fandom is concerned. Both the okay individuals and the bad characters (like the guy with glasses who was actually the villain behind everything after all) aren't really something T&B fans are flocking to right now.
It reminds me of Votoms where Chirico is the only person who really consistently carriers his weight around. It's not surprising he shows up in like 90% of the spin-offs that are prequels or sequels to the TV series, save two or three.
I see you finally decided to stop pretending to actually have an argument and rid of any ambiguousness to your shitposting. Nice to see you being honest at last.
>I'd be more inclined to agree with you if it weren't for the fact that, far beyond Code Geass, most anime series have a handful of decent characters and a lot of extras where that isnt' important.
That is exactly the point I was getting at though. I say the character aspect is one of the best only because other instances in the medium set the bar pretty low. What are you trying to argue?
I'm more that happy to admit Geass is full of faults and can be completely retarded at times (china arc), but to say the character aspect wasn't a high point for geass (as far as anime goes) is just not something I'll agree with.
Not him, but this is a pretty pedantic discussion where you're both splitting hairs. You could argue plenty of different things drew people to Code Geass, at one point or another, and you would be right. Because there were people who didn't even like Lelouch or Suzaku and still watched it. Just like there were others who liked a few different members of the cast and would say they aren't shit, and those who didn't really care about anyone in particular or who would say they all sucked. Opinions are like assholes.
The guy who started this was asking for it, given he somehow implied that the Akito staff suddenly decided to introduce magical elements into the story as some sort of compensation for cast unpopularity, when that's rather unlikely to have been the case. Akito was a victim of Geass who could see dead people from the start, Shin was using his to kill, and Leila was seen with a blue (not red) Geass eye in a promotional video, etc.
>They're often contrived in the sense that a Monkey's Paw is supposed to be contrived though.
Charles JUST so happens to have a Geass to rewrite memory of everyone in the cast so they don't remember what transpired? And to further prove their lack of foresight this is the second time Shirely got her memory wiped.
Marianne JUST so happens to have a geass that allows her to transfer her soul to a character who for some odd reason is in a private meeting area between royalists?
Please, which only further proves that Geass as an element was never suppose to go beyond Lelouch's command ability because his is the only one that makes sense narratively and has the Monkey's Paw effect as he said the rest don't. Honestly, Shin's insane his geass is useless in every sense but it doesn't defer him and Leila's geass can't be called a curse at all given its lack of a drawback and you have to be retarded to use Rolo's timestop so basically it works as a means to move the plot from one scene to another rather than a well establish plot element.
I hear Newtypes being brought up but there's a certain mythology to the concept that works for it then against it, you never actually see characters make a big deal about whether one is a Newtype and it feels more natural in the course of the story rather than a plot device needed to move the plot. There's not a whole lot to the Newtype aspect in Gundam but there's a lot of aspect to Geass that are never actually explained and the people who know the most about it are already dead so it feels like a gaping whole in the setting. Its not really important since Code Geass is a character drama first and foremost but its annoying whenever they go back to it because its just gonna be more bullshit.
In an attempt to curb the shitposting ITT, I'm going to restate my original argument in light of all this wonderful new discussion.
I think Akito's fantasy elements lean towards the more contrived and lazy style of writing. Akito seems to rely on the mystery behind these fantasy elements to keep us watching. Who is the time/space administrator? What is this magical geass skull? How does Leila's geass function differently? What are the fragments of geass? Mysteries like that are fun, but on their own, they're a cheap way to hook your audience. It's the reason why so many writers hate Dan Brown. I believe the payoff for presenting a mystery and solving it is never as satisfying as having well-written, good characters drive the story instead.
The original series was one such character-driven story. There was always a de-emphasis on the magical elements, and the fantasy was instead used as a vehicle for a character-driven plot. That's why a geass power's function reflects the person it's bestowed upon, rather than being a convenient asspull superpower. It serves a thematic purpose first and foremost. The Ragnarok Connection was not the end-all be-all plot arc either. While it was confusing and muddled, the thematic purpose it served was apparent, and it succeeded in that regard (what that purpose was and whether or nor you agree is a whole new argument).
Consider the two main(ish) characters: what does Lelouch's desire to control people say about him as a character? What does Leila's ability to fucking teleport knightmares say about her as a character? Also, think about the finale to each series. The entire Emperor Lelouch arc had little or nothing to do with the show's extraneous fantasy elements. We'd moved beyond the point of having to explain and introduce new fantasy and could focus solely on character instead. But Akito chooses to introduce even more fantasy elements and doesn't even wrap it up by the time it's all over.
I don't think the original series is perfect, nor do I think Akito is bad. There is a lot of contrived bullshit surrounding the original series' plot. I just don't believe it affects the series in the same way it does Akito.
TL;DR - It's a matter of being character-driven vs. mystery/revelation-driven.
Newtypes have only become part of a glorified Gundam mythology due to further elaboration in external sources and multiple sequels.
Plenty of contrived situations involving them are present both in 0079 and Zeta, where the whole concept started, to say nothing of CCA and UC as well as other works.
You can only say they feel more "natural" because we've already become used to the concept over the years.
But take each individual instance of a Newtype ability manifesting itself at either the right or the wrong moment to achieve an effect, or a Newtype ghost appearing to communicate a feeling or to protect someone from a psychic attack, or Kamille's mind being fried because Scirocco somehow just knew how to do that with his dying breath and it made things more tragic, or someone being contacted through Newtype power when they were thought lost, or individuals sensing each other over long distances because the story needs it, or suddenly interacting with technology to push Axis away, or Full Frontal taking us through a quick tour to the beginning/end of time because why the hell not. I don't hate all of this myself, at this point, but if I were to put on completely impartial critical lens...that's all rather contrived in many of these cases, even in a way that matches what Geass sometimes did with a formally different kind of power.
>It reminds me of Votoms where Chirico is the only person who really consistently carriers his weight around.
Which winds up being determental in later installments particularly the OVAs. Takahashi is more in love with his settings than his characters and if there's a reason Chirico is the only memorable character in VOTOMS its that he's the only one with an arc.
Barnaby wasn't well written and the cast had many fans for all of them especially Origami Cyclone. You sure as fuck don't see fandoms for anyone in CG outside Lelouch and Suzaku because people don't care about any of them, sure you got the otaku drooling over CC and Kallen but not much after the fact.
You mean people fuck up because of their own actions not due to plot contrivances like making a joke about killing the Japanese in front of a rally of Japanese people? Wow.
>Akito seems to rely on the mystery behind these fantasy elements to keep us watching.
The original anime did the same fucking thing and they weren't mysteries just holes in the story they never patched up leading to the clusterfuck which was the Ragnarok Connection which still didn't answer anything, you're giving Akito shit for presenting up in a fashion because the original anime ignored them and used them as plot devices without explaining their purpose. So you're cool with a character having a soul transfer geass but draw the line entirely with Shin's geass? Fuck you.
>So you're cool with a character having a soul transfer geass but draw the line entirely with Shin's geass?
Why don't you read my entire post next time before sperging:
>"There is a lot of contrived bullshit surrounding the original series' plot. I just don't believe it affects the series in the same way it does Akito."
If we actually take the whole story of the OVA and the structure of the narrative into account, I don't really think the mystery is the main focus of Akito. It is merely one element that is part of what is ultimately a far more small-scale narrative about the W-0 unit and Leila plus Akito in particular, rather than a grand story about an anti-hero on an entire quest for revenge or rebellion on a global level.
The various questions you've asked aren't too different from how just as many specific questions can be posed about the supernatural elements of the original Code Geass series: What is C.C.'s name? Where did V.V. get his Code? How are Codes stolen? How did V.V. teleport people from one island to another? What is the Thought Elevator? What is Jupiter? Where did Geass come from? I will leave it there.
I would say that Code Geass as a whole does occasionally rely on mysteries to drive the story forward at certain episodic points even if it's not the main focus. Same with Akito. Were the main events of OVA 1, 2 and 3 carried out directly because of the mysteries? No, not really. Even in OVA 4 you could argue their use was limited. The 5th OVA would be the only one where they are being highlighted to a greater degree, but there are still going to be confrontations and conflicts between the characters.
It's a very different setup. Lelouch's ability is gained at the very start of his story and his life is affected by this in many ways. Whereas Leila never even used her own until the end, so it's meant to serve as part of her personal closure. It ultimately doesn't really matter what the more technical answer to the mystery is.
>Plenty of contrived situations involving them are present both in 0079 and Zeta, where the whole concept started, to say nothing of CCA and UC as well as other works.
Not really, the difference between Geass is Newtypes is that the latter isn't the end to end all problem solver and is a natural evolution in show, with Geass various questions come to mind as to where did this person get it? How does it work? What use is there to it? etc leading to more contrive shit.
>You can only say they feel more "natural" because we've already become used to the concept over the years.
Nah, they were a natural occurance since 0079 mainly because it was a concept introduced late in the game and wasn't delved further upon until Zeta and even then it amounted to shit we already know.
>or a Newtype ghost appearing to communicate a feeling or to protect someone from a psychic attack
This was established since 0079 with Lalah
>Scirocco somehow just knew how to do that
Scirocco has been known to be an incredibly powerful Newtype this isn't contrivance and can pretty much just be explained by the reaction of getting Wave Rider'd with Kamille.
>someone being contacted through Newtype power when they were thought lost, or individuals sensing each other over long distances because the story needs it
Once again this has all since bern established since 0079.
>or suddenly interacting with technology to push Axis away
This is another instance of the will of individuals being forced as strength which is another Newtype lore that was established before it happened.
>or Full Frontal taking us through a quick tour to the beginning/end of time because why the hell not.
They didn't actually go back in time and once again this is yet another lore that was established well before it happened.
So pretty much everything about Newtypes were laid in groundwork in 0079 and everything that's transpired is just taken from that meanwhile we still know jackshit about Geass itself.
Bringing up the dumb joke about killing the Japanese people is curious because there are multiple ways to address it:
a) It's part of the simultaneously theatrical yet farcical nature of the production. Very silly things happen all the time in both serious and non-serious moments. Plus Lelouch, despite his stunts and trickery, is also portrayed as being more capable of screwing up than what he wants other people to believe.
b) Lelouch, as a character, either ignored or underestimated the danger of that power, even after seeing Mao and what C.C. told him. Nothing really changed in his mind after that point.
c) Lelouch also was an asshole entirely out of his own will. He walked into that room and requested to be alone in order to ruin Euphemia's plans. Even after the whole accident he merely continued exploiting her craziness in a similar manner to his initial plan. which wasn't the only choice. He could have entirely avoided the tragedy by not being so selfish in the first place.
Thus the moment of the triggering itself was contrived, by all means, because of the way the show presented itself, but a fair amount of context was also provided by the character's own actions.
Yeah, Akito is at a disadvantage given its length and weird development schedule, I'm sure. To completely label it mystery-driven may be a bit unfair. It's probably more accurate to say that I don't enjoy Akito as much because it isn't anywhere near as character-driven as the first series.
Most of my earlier criticism stems from my worry towards the future of the franchise given what OVA 5 has left us with. I should be thankful for getting any more Code Geass anything, but I'd prefer for it to not be a fantasy/mystery-centric story.
Its contrivance. That's all it is. It makes no sense for Lelouch to say something like that in a setting like that. Why his geass went haywire during that moment is also rather convenient. It's just contrivance.
There have been several "problems" resolved through Newtype means, including defeating important villains or "final bosses" with various kinds of power-up moves that couldn't be pulled off without some sort of magical or psychic assistance, even if it is being accessed and interfaced through technological plot devices or just with thought alone.
In fact, I would say that since Code Geass had the magical eyes as one of Lelouch's weapons right from the first day, initially only focusing on him but later gradually bringing people like Mao into the picture, there is also a certain evolution at work. Just differently.
You're citing the first or second time something happened in Gundam as establishing a Newtype ability. Which is part of my point. When it first happened, that could be easily called contrived and only now, in retrospect, do we take that for granted.
Scirocco being incredibly powerful is very much true. But he was powerful in an ill-defined manner, since we never saw him doing something remotely comparable. It didn't necessarily mean he would do some brain-frying when the story needed to end on a tragic note. In fact, Tomino himself showed with the Zeta movies that this wasn't an obligatory or logical consequence of his power.
Yet not until CCA did we learn that Newtypes plus regular human beings could, if they both willed hard enough, have such an improbable effect on a large physical object. Nothing on such a scale had been known to happen.
The time travelling to the end/beginning of the universe, whether it was a mental or physical journyet, had not occured before. Nor had we ever seen a ghost completely possess someone in the way that Char apparently was controlling FF in the anime version of the story, as we learned this only at the very end of the episode and his novel origin was left out.
0079 laid some of this groundwork, true, yet that doesn't mean what happened the first time around wasn't convenient.
>Thus the moment of the triggering itself was contrived, by all means, because of the way the show presented itself, but a fair amount of context was also provided by the character's own actions.
This is the way I see it, and it's also how I suspend my disbelief for the rest of the show's crazy bullshit. As stupid as some parts are, there's usually a thematic reason for it to happen that makes perfect sense.
When he made his contract with CC, she flat out told him the geass would isolate him from everyone. Lelouch accepting Euphie's proposal was his way of abandoning that contract in favor of a peaceful solution. A solution that he didn't even think he was capable of accepting until Euphie convinced him to abandon his self-destructive sense of pride.
But because he was reneging on the contract, his geass forced him back on the path towards isolation by taking away the one person who'd finally gotten through to him, ensuring he'd never deviate from the path of blood ever again.
It's a contrivance, but that's not all. Lelouch was carelessly dropping his guard and made a stupid boast about an ability that he should have treated more seriously. Nobody denies that the Geass turning on is very convenient. But again, he had the opportunity to prevent that from even coming to pass and ignored it.
>The power of the king will condemn you to a life of solitude.
Considering that whatever comes next may not have much to with Akito's release format or specific plot structure, other than perhaps taking inspiration from certain lore elements if that, there's really no way to tell what direction the property is going to move the next time Code Geass returns.
While not full developed the concept of Newtypes was established in the second half of 0079 so it didn't come out of nowhere just came really late in the game. Can't really be called a contrivance if we don't know what the hell it involves to begin with since back then all it amounted to was Amuro dodging shit.
The Zeta movies aren't canon and the change was made in light of Tomino's new happy leash on life than how he was back then not really to change a mishap in how he percieved him back then. We saw Scorrico's array of power throughout Zeta so its not to hard to believe that he was able to fry Kamille's mind as a last hurrah.
In 0079 Amuro was able to communicate with the crew of the WB to lead them to safety and all throughout Zeta and ZZ you saw characters constantly resonating with one another. The thing with the Axis is that its considered a feat not possible through Newtype alone but an act of God itself that only came about in that instance.
Lalah says to Amuro that she could see time when they resonated that's essentially what happened in the OVAs with Banagher and FF only we're given a visual representation of what transpired. The ghost bit can't be taken in a literal sense, ghosts aren't a new thing in Gundam far from it but the OVAs took some liberties from the book and took the mythical elements of the franchise as a replacement.
what a hack
I'm not against having ships you like. I'm guilty of it to some extent myself.
But people do need to not that influence their interpretations of canon stuff. Not everything works that way.
Some more detailed chapter 5 summary: http://geassactivate.tumblr.com/post/138912043362/akito-the-exiled-final-chapter-summary#_=_
Yukiya is knocked out in his Alexander, and there’s no way to reach him, until Anna suggests using the BRS to connect his (unconscious) mind with Akito, Ryo, and Ayano’s. Using the BRS, they successfully manage to deploy the emergency escape pod while Yukiya is still unconscious, thus allowing Akito to rescue Yukiya from his Alexander, and take him back to Weisswolfe Castle where he undergoes surgery.
There’s a bit where Shin shows up, saying that he’s going to kill everything/everyone.
Ashley joins the wZERO troop, and is wolfing down sandwiches during a briefing between him, Leila, Klaus, and Akito.
Leila wants to fight in her Alexander, but Klaus says she shouldn’t; instead, Oscar will pilot Leila’s Alexander, and Ashley will join in the fight against Shin in lieu of Yukiya (and Ayano, who is watching over him).
“So I do I get a Knightmare?” Ashley asks. “If I fight with you, we’ll be really strong. Shin tried to kill me. I have a debt to Akito.”
At some point, Ashley sneaks out and breaks into Jean’s quarters (while he’s brazenly wearing the wZERO uniform, which she notices straight away.) She holds him at gunpoint. Ashley tells her they’re comrades because they were both picked up by Shin when they had been abandoned by their parents and left to die.
“That’s why Lord Shaing is—!”
“He’s changed from then,” Ashley continues without changing his expression. “I don’t really get it, but it’s like he’s been possessed by a death god.
“But you know, my new friend want to try helping him. Because they’re siblings.”
“Jean, you should be helping us. Akito is the only one going to pull out Hyuga Shin from the darkness.”
Ashley leaves Jean’s room, leaving her to think about his words.
Night falls, and Euro-Britannia’s attack on Weisswolfe Castle begins.
“Advance,” Shin orders the troops from his Vercingetorix. “If you back down, I’ll shoot you.”
I think this the moment when his Geass becomes stronger and he obtains the double Geass…?
The Euro-Britannia troops try to climb over the wall, but Leila commands her team to set off bombs in that area of the wall; the enemy KMFs fall, but the rest eventually make it through debris of the wall, and it’s only after the troops that make it past the giant spikes that Akito, Ashley, and Ryo go into the fight in their Alexander KMFs.
“Brother, why are you fighting?”
“I want to destroy this world, Akito. Die, Akito. I’ll destroy this world! Die!”
There’s an exchange of Shin telling Akito to die while Akito keeps saying no.
Leila is back at the command center overseeing the battle and the castle’s defenses, and has a flashback
Before the battle, she and Akito are alone in her office. He cuts off one of his braids and hands it over to her.
“If I die in this fight, and there isn’t anything left of my body…”
Leila takes it, and tells him to make it back at all costs. “Because,” she explains, while blushing, “there’s a lot I still want to talk to you about. So please, come back safely with everyone.”
The flashback ends, and another explosion occurs, waking Yukiya from his sleep in the medical bay. Ayano is at his bedside, and she wakes, too.
“Where am I? There’s something I have to tell Leila…! We’re the only ones who can save the world!”
It’s dangerous staying in the medical wing, so with Ayano’s help, Yukiya suits up, and both head off to the Knightmare hangar.
Leila asks if they’re okay, and Yukiya replies that he’s realized something.
“There’s no use if you hate the world. If it’s for the sake of your friends, you’ll love the world.”
Yukiya boards the new Alexander Liberte, and heads off to join the battle.
Akito and Shin’s fight continues.
“Brother, are you still trying to kill me?!”
Just then, Akito’s BRS activates.
Ryo and Ashley scream at Akito when the BRS activates because it means Shin will get caught up in it(??).
Sophie explains that the BRS has a capability of creating interference in space-time. The BRS’s operation rate exceeds 300%, and a BRS mirage happens…?? Their brainwave resonance kick starts the space-time interference: Shin and Akito, and their Knightmares, physically disappear from the battle, leaving behind only a blue sparkle.
The scene changes to Jean activating the sakuradite rocket, while reading the instruction manual. She’s about to press the giant red button when Ayano comes, and commands her to get out of her Knightmare.
Jean hops out, and so does Ayano. Jean has a gun strapped to her back, and she pulls it out on Ayano.
“I heard about you from Ashley,” Ayano starts, and she slowly edges her way towards Jean. “Are you really sure you want this? You want to drop a bomb on Pendragon?”
“If Lord Shaing wishes it…!”
“I know what it’s like to not have your feelings reach [the person you love]—”
“My feelings don’t matter!” Jean tells Ayano. “Lord Hyuga’s desires, his hopes, I want to make them come true!”
“Even if everything happens as he wants it to, he won’t be happy…”
Ayano finally reaches where Jean is, and holds her in an embrace. Jean is confused, at a loss for words, and asking what she’s supposed to do…
There’s a flashback; it’s sundown and there’s a lone boy sitting on the grass. It’s a young Shin, and a man approaches him.
“Congratulations. You have a baby brother.”
Shin returns home, to where his mother is sitting in bed with baby Akito, with Shin’s father at her side. She tells him to come greet his newly born baby brother, but Shin is sour because he knows his mother cheated on his father, and knows who Akito’s real father is (looks like he’s one of the workers at whatever estate they live on).
It looks like Shin’s family is some sort of weird religious cult thing?
Fast forward to another memory; Akito’s real father is dead on the ground, while Akito and Shin’s mother is on her knees next to the body. She’s smiling, telling Shin’s father that she’s okay with him killing her. If she does, he won’t be burdened with her anymore. Shin sees this entire exchange.
“You traitor, you scum of the earth,” replies Shin’s father. “I’ll forgive you. Your punishment is to stay by my side until you die.”
Another memory. Shin’s father is lying on the ground, decapitated. A bloody Shin is standing on the dais, looking down at his handiwork. The room becomes dark, and a floating skull with the Geass sigil emblazoned on its forehead appears before him.
“This power will isolate you, you know.”
“I’m prepared for that. Or rather, that’s what I want.”
Shin receives his Geass.
The space-time whirlpool of Shin and Akito’s memories continues to spread. Because of the BRS, countless people’s minds are also entangled, their subconscious exceeds space-time, and it begins to interfere with the real world.
Euro-Britannia manages to storm the castle and the command room, and before anyone can do anything save for screaming not to shoot, everyone in the command room is shot, save for Leila. Klaus jumps in front of her, taking bullets meant for Leila into his back.
Even the leader of the troop who headed the raid said not to shoot, but it’s too late; everyone is lying in their own pool of blood, and Leila is frozen in her place, with Klaus’ body slumped over her.
At this time, Leila’s Geass activates, and she’s taken into the space-time whirlpool again.
She’s inside a memory, and she meets two people, a man and a woman, walking together.
“Is there something you’re looking for, Miss?” the man asks her.
“Darling,” the lady chides the man, “don’t call her Miss. She’s a member of the military, can’t you see?”
It’s Leila’s parents, but younger.
She’s caught up in the whirlpool again, but this time, she’s back in the command center just before everyone was shot, but no one is moving, save for her.
The mysterious space-time lady appears before Leila.
“Who are you?”
“I’m an existence that doesn’t exist to humans,” the lady replies. “But there are people who can see me.”
“Are you like the witch of the forest?” Leila asks her.
“She’s human, just like you.”
She keeps talking. “I wonder if it’s easy for you to comprehend the collection of consciousness. Or even the interference of the evolution of cosmos.”
The space-time lady keeps talking about humans and the Geass, and alludes to Shin’s twisted Geass. The mysterious lady disappears.
Before she knows it, Leila is back in the command room just before it’s stormed by the Euro-Britannia. She brings Shin and Akito back to reality.
The Vercingetorix and Alexander Liberte fight with increasing intensity.
The two brothers end up fighting in the cemetery; Akito jumps out of his Alexander, wielding Ayano’s nodachi. Shin jumps out with his sword, and they start fighting.
Time slows down? The colors distort, and Shin is crazy; he manages to land some blows on Akito.
Seeing this, Leila runs out of the command center, and out into the field towards Shin and Akito. Either it’s because of Leila’s Geass and/or the remnants of the space-time whirlpool, but another memory comes to surface.
A younger Shin has just finished killing his family. Shin is kneeling beside his mother’s dead body.
“Goodbye, mother. You don’t need to suffer anymore.”
He stands, and is about to turn away when baby Akito stands and reaches his arms out to Shin.
“Why… Why aren’t you dead…?”
Back to the present.
SOME WEIRD GHOST SHIT HAPPENS?? Their mother’s ghost appears, trying to protect Akito.
“You loved Akito more than you loved me, that’s why you didn’t kill him!”
“No, I loved you just the same,” replies his mother’s ghost(?).
Shin doesn’t listen and runs his sword through the ghost. She disappears.
The ghost of Manfredi, his adopted mother Maria, and little Alice also show up.
“Your wish to free your loved ones from this curse is…”
“Your kindness will be known, but you may be wrong [about the world].”
“This world might have more possibilities than you think, Brother…”
He goes batshit, and is about to attack Akito again when Leila’s Geass (?????) summons even an image/ghost of the rest of the wZERO troop (including Ashley and the other soldiers that died in Chapter 1), who protect Akito and cause Shin to go even crazier. (I think it’s also here that even Sophie’s comatose husband(?) wakes from his coma.)
Just as Shin is about to deliver the final blow to a wounded Akito, Jean jumps between them.
There’s a gunshot. The blade pierces right through her chest.
“Don’t suffer anymore…” Jean says weakly.
“Jean, what do you know?!”
“I… love you…”
Jean falls down dead, sword still in her chest.
Shin is bleeding from the gun Jean pulled on him when she went to stop him from killing Akito, and he collapses.
Akito rushes over to his brother, who vehemently tells him not to touch him.
Akito’s eyes glow blue with Leila’s Geass (????), which in turn also affect Shin since Akito is still holding on to him.
Shin is walking down an avenue in the countryside, having just finished killing everyone in his family/clan. Little Akito is toddling after him.
Shin tears up, stops walking. Akito catches up to him, and clings to his leg.
“Brother, let’s go home.”
Shin moves away, causing Akito to fall over. He starts crying, and Shin is about to leave him, when he walks back to Akito.
Akito keeps crying.
He turns around, showing his back to Akito as he crouches down.
He carries Akito on his back as he continues walking.
“Brother, I love you.”
Back to the present, Shin has stopped struggling. He tells Akito to let him go, but this time he says it much more gently.
“Akito, let me go. It’s okay. You’re not alone anymore, so please…”
Shin drags himself over to Jean’s body.
We see Jean standing, and rushing over to hug Shin, and he holds her tightly in an embrace.
“I missed you!”
Shin dies next to Jean, holding her hand.
In a fight against the EU (Smilas) and Euro-Britannia, a wormhole opens above the battlefield. Through it, comes Ashley. The Michael Knights are ecstatic to see Ashley again, and they go into battle.
The space-time lady shows up before Smilas.
“You’re the one who is going to die.”
She disappears, leaving Smilas to be killed by Ashley.
The caravans of the old Romani ladies are seen travelling through the countryside… It turns out the Michael Knights have abandoned the military life to live with the Romani ladies.
Yukiya is back in the clothes the ladies gave to him, and they’re admiring his new scar.
“Hey, don’t cling to Yukiya!” Ryo tells the ladies.
They come over to him, patting his cheeks. “Your skin is so nice, and as firm as ever.”
Even Ashley is there… He says something, and even the other ladies say hi. He blushes, and stammers out a quiet, “H-hi.” (oh whyyy)
Leila is off to the side, overlooking the beautiful countryside. Akito joins her.
“Are you really sure about this?” he asks her.
“Why do you ask? I’m really enjoying myself living here. Because… What about you, Akito?”
“Of course,” he replies, “after all, I’ve got a big family [now]. Let’s go back to where everyone is, Commander.”
Leila frowns, a slight blush on her cheeks.
“Let’s go, Leila.”
She smiles again, taking his hand, and they walk towards where everyone is. She pauses in front of Akito, kisses him on the lips, and he drops the firewood he’s holding.
There’s a visitor for Julius and Suzaku, come to fetch them and take them home back to Britannia.
“Now, let’s go,” Rolo says, extending his arm towards Suzaku, “Lord Kururugi.”
There are a few details in this summary not present in the others, but also vice versa.
I guess we have to assume different people will remember different parts of the movie more accurately and should combine both to get a clearer picture.
Whatever, we won't be personally seeing Code Geass Akito 5 until a month or two later.
Yeah, but that doesn't mean her summary is perfect since the recap almost certainly isn't the full script either.
There's stuff in the Japanese reports not mentioned in her write-up. But again, it would be pedantic to expect perfection from any of these sources.
Probably a typo on the author's part.
Zetland Heart info:
-new left shoulder equipment is called Multi Energy Device
-So now it has a Giga Hadron Launcher
-Face guard added
-Feet anchors added
-W0X Type-03/AC Alexander RedOgre
-Originally made by Anna as a custom KMF for Akito. Valiant base, combat data feedback provided a new type of frame and OS. Meets the needs of the new member Ashley and is then equipped with lots of weapons.
>Ashley got the ultimate Alexander
So the Red Ogre was gonna go to Akito, but that was passed over when they made the Liberte, huh? Nice.
Anyway, I wanna overhaul the Alexander page on the wiki to better organize the different variants. Any way to get full specs yet to list the weapons and such, or should I wait for the Product Works scans?
Does anyone know the name of the music that plays during R2 e24 at around 13:50? When Jeremiah says "The knight of six? Now that's a fitting opponent for me." And then Kallen starts fighting CC.
I can't find it anywhere on the OST.
You know, I just had a thought.
You know what Shin getting his Geass just reminded me of? The Wired from Nightmare of Nunnally. As in, those who could use Geass without having to enter a contract with an immortal or their cells. Like how Charles awakened Geass.
>out of nowhere Vercingetorix gets new lineart with new proportions
I hate Leila's stupid pigtails so much. And her other looks aren't that much better.
I mean, I could look past Lelouch and Suzaku's lack of bulges, but Leila just reminds me of Angelica from Rugrats or something.
I find her hairstyle quite acceptable by anime standards.
You want crazy hair? Check out Shiki.