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anime: Code Geass (finale) September 29, 2008

Posted by chiisai_hana in : anime , trackback

It’s impossible to not talk about this episode. Most of the popular discussion just frustrates me so I’ll confine my comments to this blog – I could argue forever with fans but it won’t change my opinion.

The ending was exactly what I wanted. That’s not to say it was a great episode, but that conclusion to everything, the conclusion to Suzaku and Lelouch’s story, satisfies me. All these people throwing around the “Lelouch is alive” theories annoy me, because it doesn’t morally make sense for Lelouch and it cheapens his sacrifice. Lelouch fully accepts all his sins, he always has and that’s why Zero’s Requiem came about. If anything, Lelouch exists in The World of C. Alive? I certainly hope Sunrise never takes us down that path.

I must admit, my Suzaku/Lelouch bias will always be present. It’s the lens I see the show through; my raison d’etre for even watching in the first place. There is a lot about Code Geass I ignore because I wouldn’t be satisfied with it if I focused on it as a whole. But the core story, about two boys setting out to create a better world, was one I could cling to. I’m still sad we didn’t get more of Suzaku’s story, but hopefully there will be another introspective picture drama that can fill in some gaps.

For now, I’ll turn my attentions to waiting for the next round of doujinshi releases. I’m curious to see what my favourite circles can come up with. Geass was, and always will be, a fond memory despite it’s ups and downs.