Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュ)

28 Feb

Code Geass Contemplation

Being a huge fan of Japanese animation (anime for short), I was bored after I finished watching all the anime I planned to watch. I was just on msn and asked Hyun to recommend me animes that are fun to watch. He’s a guy and all, so it’s only natural that he watches “guy” animes- not a real big fan of those.

BUT!!

After watching Code Geass, scratch everything out that I said about “guy” animes!! HOLY MOLY this is GOOD, I mean SOOPER DOOPER GOOD!

To get a quick idea what this is about, watch the trailer below!

Yes, I know. I bet some of you girls didn’t even bother to press the play button. That was the same reaction I showed when he recommended me this anime. But seriously. If you didn’t watch this, don’t even think about hating it (or loving it even).

Well, when I first pressed the play button, I was like…. “what the….” I seriously wanted to turn it off. Still, I didn’t want to judge a book by its cover so I kept on watching. And after watching one episode, I don’t remember what happened. It was 2o’clock in the morning when I realized that I finished watching the first season of Code Geass! Yes, there are flying robots and guns and war and some more “guy” stuff, but it was very touching and interesting.

Code Geass actually has some philosophy in it, but I didn’t want to categorize it under “Philosophical (AKA. boring-_-)” because it’s not boring! Anyways… This anime deals with good and evil. Lelouch, the main character, is the Prince of Britannia. He wants to kill his father because, well.. I don’t want to spoil it. Anyways he wants to have a revenge on his father and he starts a rebellion against Britannia. He has the power to control people’s mind by looking into their eyes, and it is this power that is becoming the center of the issue- the power is called geass, thus code geass.

Is it justified to Lelouch to use his power to revenge his father? Yes, his father is corrupted and is not the best king, but would it be okay for Lelouch to use his power to innocent people? This anime makes the watcher think about the border line of right and wrong. Apparently for Lelouch, right is anything that makes his younger sister happy and wrong is anything that supports his father.

We can also see the duality of Lelouch through his thoughts. He is very intelligent and he thinks a lot in his head (sometimes you can’t follow what he’s saying but you’ll get it while watching). When he wants to use people for his own good, he is very evil inside but he looks pleasant to the person he wants to manipulate in order to make them trust him.

If you didn’t get what I was saying about all this philosophy stuff, you might want to just go ahead and watch it!

-Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Contemplation-

One Response to “Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュ)”

  1. shlaea March 5, 2010 at 1:12 AM #

    이럴줄알았어 ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

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