Ani-Gamers Podcast #030 – Code Geass (a.k.a. Pepperoni Hotdogs in the Pizza Crust?!)

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Most delicious pizza ever, or most delicious pizza EVER? I think you know the answer.

Hosts: Evan "Vampt Vo" Minto, Hisui and Narutaki
Topic: Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (both Season 1 and R2) (2006)

In part two of the Reverse Thieves' podcasting extravaganza, I chat with them for a lengthy hour-plus podcast about the 2006 TV anime Code Geass, from studio Sunrise. The show, a modern take on the classic 50-episode Sunrise mecha formula, follows the events of a political and military revolution, masterminded by the exiled prince Lelouch Vi Brittania. We get pretty in-depth regarding the series, so a massive SPOILER ALERT is in effect throughout the episode.

Let us know what you think of the episode, and please feel free to chime in with your own thoughts on Code Geass in an e-mail or the comments thread. Show notes and links are after the break.

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(Runtime: 1 hour, 22 minutes)


[00:00] Opening Song: "COLORS" by FLOW (Code Geass Season 1 first OP)

[00:20] We've got the beat! And we've got the Reverse Thieves back on for more anime podcasting shenanigans.

[01:46] Let's get right into things with the summary of Code Geass, provided by Alain because Evan gets too confused when he tries to sum up all of the ridiculous events going on in this show.

[7:53] Is Lelouch a hero or a villain? Is he neither? We also begin comparing him with Light Yagami from Death Note, who is also a morally gray mastermind, despite distinct differences in their personalities.

[20:01] Discussion of Lelouch's blind, parapalegic sister Nunnally, and how she's totally the best character in this show.

[25:48] Everybody else seems to hate Suzaku, but we find him really interesting, especially in how he interacts with both Lelouch and Nunnally.

[35:14] Evan's not a huge fan of C.C. (pronounced "C-Two"), but Al and Kate are fascinated by her vague past and subtly revealed motives.

[44:01] Promo: Viga the Otagal Podcast

[44:33] A big argument ensues around our hosts' opinions about Princess Euphemia. Evan hates her "stupid pink hair" and the "accidental Geass" scene, while the Thieves think she's a particularly strong character.

[52:30] We discuss how much we love the ending of Code Geass, while reminding shippers and wishful thinkers of THE TRUTH about the ending. Shut up Cart-Driver-Theorists, we will hear none of your lies!

[1:03:10] Finally! Time to talk about the robot fi aw never mind, the fights suck in this show. It's not really about the robots. Also, we make fun of Kallen (a.k.a. Karen) and her badonkadonk for about five minutes.

[1:10:10] Uh-oh, now we're talking about Ashford Academy. Evan thinks it's a ridiculous waste of time, but Alain cites Shakespeare in defense of the comedy episodes.

[1:19:20] End of the show. The Reverse Thieves pimp their awesome blog and their new podcast, The Speakeasy. Follow us on Twitter (Ani-Gamers, Evan, Alain, Kate) and please leave us a review on iTunes.

[1:21:59] Ending Song: "WORLD END Instrumental" by FLOW (Code Geass R2 2nd OP)

[1:22:15] Enabled by the story of a futuristic robot revolution, Kate's trying to usurp Evan's host powers once again!

Evan "Vampt Vo" Minto Evan is the Editor-in-chief of Ani-Gamers, a freelance reviewer for Otaku USA Magazine, and a software developer at Crunchyroll. You can read his ravings about anime, manga, games, politics, music, and more on Twitter @VamptVo. All opinions are his own and do not represent the opinions or interests of Crunchyroll or Otaku USA.
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