I miss Moses
SEED didn't have anywhere near the level of wackiness Geass, Valvrave, and Ange have. Off the top of my head, I'd say it was Mai Hime, but there's probably something earlier I'm forgetting.
Also Ange isn't even half as entertaining about CG or VVV.
Me too, I think about the show in general every couple days. But he was the best part...
I ignore Tokyo Raven's existence so I can pretend Valvrave was gg's last show
I miss Shokoshoko.
I miss Saki
>Which show first followed the now infamous Sunrise "formula" that created shows like Code Geass, Valvrave, and now Cross Ange?
Wrong premise. It's not a real formula, since the constituent elements and results are quite distinct in each as well as most of their respective creative teams. The similarities are purely superficial. When you compare the actual content of each series, the differences are relatively huge.
All they have in common is the fact there's some amount of craziness or wackiness, but the ways this is accomplished and the degrees involved vary considerably from project to project.
Which is why I think you also suffer from some historical ignorance or myopia. If you wanted an honest and accurate answer, then the actual precedent would be the Sunrise robot shows made by Yoshiyuki Tomino back in the day. They were also very different, but also sometimes had crazy or zany elements.
By the way, Cross Ange is more like an alternative version of Mai-Hime as interpreted through Fukuda wanting to challenge the limits of Japanese late night TV broadcast standards. He was even publicly complaining about them a few months ago.
Valvrave was Okouchi being hired by Aniplex to do something halfway between Gundam and Code Geass yet lacking all of Taniguchi's methods and the core ideas about how to make it work.
Code Geass was Taniguchi and co. wanting to make something entertaining for a wide audience, where the insanity and mix of elements would be broadly appealing while simultaneously having a core of interesting contents beneath.
That's not true! She
got everyone killed
All I remember is Eruerufu, Jew Bro, and waiting for a wave of rape doujins that never came.
I guess you're just weird.
Guilty Crown and Valvrave are increasingly less popular and worse derivatives of Code Geass by introducing bad ideas, removing those that worked and generally suffering from divergent directorial approaches.
It's all part of the keikaku
But if you actually count up all the "rough elements " it copies, it's kind of jarring. Guy meets mysterious girl, girl gives him powers, joins terrorist group to fight oppressive foreign regime, takes over a school as a base,
at the end something tragic happens to MC, although the blindness thing in GC was total bullshit[\spoiler], and even the title is just CG flipped.
Guy meets mysterious girl is a common convention.
Shu joins a terrorist group but mostly accidentally and tries to get out of it at times.
The school was less of a base.
The title was flipped since someone must have thought it was cute.
Are you fucking retarded, its completely the other way around, inaho and haruto are both pilots and both die at the very end. Furthermore le elf looks exactly the same as slaine, and they both have a tonne of suffering, and both essentially kill the other mc.
I genuinely miss the show. S1 was wacky, S2 had a lot of promise. Everything getting rushed in the end (including the final boss mecha looking far less intimidating) took the steam off the show.
Some of the best girls too, IMO.
>Just too focused on Haruto being a monster
It's not that. Focusing on him being a monster would have been fine. It's more they focused too much on and hammered him with suffering without any real hope of getting better.
They focused more on tearing him down than building him up.
That's the point, we weren't talking about something shallow such as appearance. Look-alikes happen all the time in anime.
And if you're saying Slaine is L-Elf because he killed Haruto then Vegeta is also L-Elf because he killed Goku. No wait, Vegeta is Slaine because his hair can be blond.
VVV-message for the future
Inaho is obviously l-efl. A cold, logical and methodical thinker who is an ace at combat. Slaine is Haruto, an over emotional person who acts on impulse, and doesn't think. The only difference being Inaho and Slaine don't have 1/10th of the charisma of their counterparts, and are drawn worse as well
There are so many levels of terrible here I can't even get mad.
You mean the prince that looks like HARUTO and L-Elf. The prince who is a symbol of Haruto and L-Elf coming together and their cooperation. The prince that has noting to do with Shoko.
You mean the kid that has Haruto and L-Elf runes combined that could be a descendant of Saki or anyone else Haruto bodyjacked because the runes get transfered over, including Takahi? Yeah, that's not a citation and proves exactly the opposite. It's more likely for him to be Takahi's descendant than Shoko and L-Elf descendant. There's no way he would have L-Elf's exact hair unless he was his son himself or had inherited his runes. Since L-Elf isn't immortal and can't be his father centuries later the only option is the second one.
>yfw you saw Ainas face in the explosion
Blazing Vampire, Haruto Tokishima
Thundering Familiar, Yamada "Thunda" Raizo
Shielding Familiar, Kyuma Inuzuka
Spinning Familiar, Saki Rukino
Hacking Familiar, Akira Renbokoji
>haruto and shoko never hugged
>never held hands
>no supermarket sex
fucking bullshit season 2. and to top it off they had to kill him too
>people think Valvrave was anything less than a masterpiece
>Not posting the official version
I miss jewbro. He was a really great character.
I miss Haruto. He was a great character.
He died for his OTP, do you have the same resolve?