Recall who you really are and the power of kings. Let the seal be broken.” – C.C (19:56) With engrossing plot and great characters in an attractive post-modern/futuristic art style, I am pleased to announce the return of Pizza Hut! Also: Code Geass R2 is pretty good too.
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2
The Day the Demon Awakes
Taking on Code Geass after the thrilling cliffhanger ending of the first series was always going to be tricky, so many questions are left unanswered. Many like: who dies at the final conflict? Is C.C really an Alien? And how much did Pizza Hut pay for their ads?
Quite sensibly, the director ducked them all and dived for the shiny red ‘reset’ button. R2 begins with Lelouch’s memory wiped and all the secrets locked away with him. Which, at the director’s discretion this will be drip fed to parched fans. This means back flashes! Hopefully this shall never reach the obnoxiousness of flashback hell like the ironically titled Lost – a series which literally has me lost.
R2 begins with the remnants of a gorilla resistance of 7 plus C.C deploying from an Airship armed to the teeth with Mechs! The enigmatic green haired C.C seems to be giving out the orders now and the mission to return to Lelouch his lost memories is completed with only a minor hitch, like getting shot. With a kiss and some trippy tunnelling animation, the gaess is soon returned to Lelouch, who promptly orders all his big brother perverts to shoot themselves – if only that worked in real life!
This episode was like the warm-up lap before the race, it got the tires warm and the oil flowing to ease us back into the story before the real action begins. It’ll be interesting to see if they can piece together the story without leaving a few plotholes in the road ahead. Kallen seems to remember who Lelouch was but it is conceivable that she believes Lelouch is sincere in his bid for Japanese independence. The new character, Rolo seems to be out of place and it’s strange how Villiete manages to escape detection despite working as Lelouch’s Teacher!