Code Geass R2 Episode 22 Pre-Review

Ladies and gentleman, this is Chewbacca.  Chewbacca is a Wookie from the planet Kashyyyk, but Chewbacca lives on the planet Endor!  Now think about it….that does not make sense!  Why would a Wookie, an Eight foot tall Wookie, want to live on Endor with a bunch of two foot tall Ewoks?  That does Not make sense!  But more importantly you have to ask yourself, what does that have to do with Code Geass? Nothing.  Ladies and gentleman, it has nothing to do with Code Geass.  It does not make sense!  Look at me, I’m a blogger talking about a science fiction anime, and I’m talking about Chewbacca.  Does that make sense?  Ladies and gentleman, I am not making any sense.  None of this makes any sense.  And you have to remember, when you are watching Code Geass, reviewing it and rating it, does it make sense?  No!  Ladies and gentleman, it does not make sense!  If Chewbacca lives on endor, you must bash Code Geass!  This blogger rests…..

Actually in all seriousness I just wanted to talk about the second opening again and go over a few things I have noticed in it and where I think it hints at what direction the last few episodes might take.

0:01-0:10:  This almost seemed to hint at Lelouch confronting his parents.  In it we see a dark space and then Lelouch emerges with the world’s mask Charles talked about and his mask as Zero reflected in his eyes.  Then we see a quick shot of Marianne, C.C, V.V and Charles gathered at a hillside supposedly preparing to carry out their plan that we saw in episode 21.  As his Geass flies out of his eye the last image we see reflected is the Giant Geass on “Jupiter” as if to show what he needs to do.

0:11-0:16: We see images of Schneizel, Nunally, C.C and Suzaku flash by quickly seeming to hint that they will be key figures in some sort of struggle.  Probably something we might see in episode 22-25.

0:27-0:32: We see the Tokyo Settlment and then a Black King falling from the sky with the lyrics, “Can’t live with just sugarcoating everything”.  This seems to foreshadow the part where things took a turn for the worst with Lelouch as a result of his deceit, the Tokyo Settlement being in jeopardy and him falling from grace as the Black King once Schneizel exposed him to the Black Knights.

0:33-0:36:  Karen, Gino, Nina and Anya all follow up the previous scenes with looks of regret on their faces. Likely the reason for this are Karen because of what happened to Lelouch, Nina because of her regret in making the bomb, Gino regreting that the war has taken a turn away from chivalry and honor, and Anya…..well she just look like she is floating along in thought, as if wondering who she really is.

0:37-0:38: We see an image of the Ashford Academy Crest, The Flags of Britannia, the Black Knights and world followed by the words lost.  All of these were lost by characters who held them as important other than the world.  Nina lost any ties she once had to her security blanket (Ashford) in her actions as of late, Charles actions caused him to lose Britannia, Lelouch’s actions caused him to lose the Black Knights, but what of the world.  Will it be Schneizel or Lelouch that loses the world.

0:38-0:39: We see an image of gods burning.  This is just Charles wish as far as I can tell.

0:40-0:43: We see Zangetsu taking off into battle with some giant structure and it looks like a cataclysmic battle.  This is followed by shots of Schneizel and Lelouch seeming eyeballing each other.  This is their final struggle I assume.

0:44-0:52:  We see Nunally throwing an origami airplane (the symbol of her bond between herself as a Britannian and Sayoko as a Japanese person) that carries a rainbow with it and gradually the sky turns from day to night to “god”.  I think this means that Nunally’s policies of peaceful coexistence between different people will be spread across the world following one final battle between Lelouch and Schneizel for the world.  And the people will rejoice as the lyrics claim in a “song of festivity”.

0:53-1:10: We see Zero call up images of Shinkiro, Shen-Hu, Tristan (?), Akatsuki, Zangetsu, Mordred, Gold Vincent, Guren Seiten Hachi and Lancelot Albion and Sutherland Sieg appearing to stand as one before some unknown foe.  This hints that these people will all eventually be on the same side.  Who will pilot Rolo’s old Vincent now though if anyone?

1:11-1:26: The Sunrise character group lineup (TM).  I don’t read into this one to much as all of their series seem to have at least one shot of the ensemble cast in the opening.  I will not that C.C appears to be standing alone at the end of it and we can’t tell if she’s smiling or not.

1:27-1:32: We see Charles casts a shadow over the world, then Schneizel casts a shadow with the red and blue sides reversed as if to hint that Charles and Schneizel have opposing ideals for the future of the world.  Finally Lelouch casts a shadow over the world in many colours.  I think it’s meant to hint that both Charles and Schneizel while having opposing ideals, both have a black and white way of looking at things, whereas Lelouch can ultimately become the ideal leader who would unite all points of view.  It also hints that after Charles loses the world, Schneizel will have the world and lose it to Lelouch.  Will Lelouch lose it to someone as well? 

Whatever the case, the whole World End theme just seems to mean the end of one world and the beginning of another, as if the coming of a new age, not the end of all things, which is what much of R2 has been about it would seem.




19 Responses to “Code Geass R2 Episode 22 Pre-Review”

  1. 1 bobofet September 7, 2008 at 4:41 am

    good synopsis of the op….thanks for that…

    i think lelouch might pass on the world to the likes of nunally to bring ultimately peace to the world

  2. 2 ZeusIrae September 7, 2008 at 10:57 am

    wow, Kaoshin’s brain got fried….reading jason miao too many times I guess….

  3. 3 supersme September 7, 2008 at 11:35 am

    uhh…. nunallys’ dead…..

  4. 4 Josi September 7, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    I don’t actually watch Code Geass, but the beginning of this review made me srsly lol.

    Keep up the good work.

  5. 5 RmX September 7, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    I never thought I’d see the Chewbacca defense here.

  6. 6 blake steel September 7, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    What does Chewbacca got to do with Code Geass? Your right it has nothing to do with Code geass because star wars doesn’t have anything to do with Code Geass. Is there a reason why you put Chewbacca in the blog?

  7. 7 Kaioshin Sama September 7, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    I told people this blog isn’t just about me being “too serious”. :/

    No this is just me poking fun at how the blogosphere might convince itself that Code Geass makes no sense. Just channel that inner Johnnie Cochrane of there’s before going into each episode.

  8. 8 Aabo0 September 7, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    I just watched episode 22, and for the past week I’ve avoided all blogs including yours due to the ferocious amount of spoilers being force fed to Geass Fans.

    I have one thing to say about the episode without spoiling it for everyone; Everything is coming together, and the circle is almost complete.
    I’m going to make a wild prediction; First, Lelouch will have to kill what’s most important to him, a certain someone, in the end. Finally, He’ll be putting the mask on once more..

  9. 9 Haesslich September 7, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    Aabo0: I’m just wondering how Schneizei can get away with mass-murder, or effective mass-murder, without anyone chiding him on his methods when Lulu gets crucified on cross-examination for individual deaths.

  10. 10 No Sushi September 8, 2008 at 12:21 am

    I noticed when they were showing the whole cast that Gino’s expression rapidly changed as he appeared on screen. What was a cheerful face quickly gave way to a more serious and foreboding one, reflecting his own predicament in the CG universe.
    I’m not a Gino fan, but I think he’s got more character than you give him credit for, Kaioshin. At least he doesn’t die right after appearing like that one Knight of Rounds in ep 22 (sigh, poor fodder Knights. Even Tamaki survived this long…)

  11. 11 Happy September 8, 2008 at 1:14 am

    You bring sense into this nonsense that is the code geass world. T-T *waits patiently for ep. 22 review*

  12. 12 Kaioshin Sama September 8, 2008 at 1:32 am

    How the heck did this get #14 on’s top posts listing? This is freaking me out.

  13. 13 FlareKnight September 8, 2008 at 1:33 am

    Damn bringing the Chewbacca defense into this :). Ah the Simpsons it really has been a while since I have seen that show.

    The important lesson is that nothing makes sense. So might as well just take it all as it comes and will see how it turns out.

  14. 14 Kaioshin Sama September 8, 2008 at 1:36 am

    The Chewbacca Defense is from South Park.

  15. 15 Battoubro (Or Battousai the Manslayer. I go by many names...) September 9, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    Hmm… I think Lelouch is going to have to kill C.C. in order to stop the world of Code Geass from ending.

  16. 17 Dean February 28, 2011 at 4:53 am

    Excuse me, is your real name Maciej Bosak?

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