Friday, May 27, 2011

Code Geass: Lelouch the Rebellion

If strength is justice, then is powerlessness a crime?
"I was dead until the moment I met you. I was a powerless corpse pretending to be alive. Living without power, without the ability to change my course, was bound to a slow death."
Lelouch Lamperouge (Code Geass)

This anime really tested my patience and sanity. The story is a beautifully crafted plot of war and revenge.

It starts with Lelouch Lamperouge, the main protagonist-antagonist, getting interested with a truck that crashed. He immediately tried to rescue the people in the truck and was accosted by a soldier that turned out to be his long lost friend. They recognized each other and tried to talk but suddenly the capsule in the truck opened and revealed a girl with yellow green hair.

More of the military came and cornered Lelouch thinking he was the man who stole the capsule. Lelouch tried reasoning but to no avail. The military held their guns at him and were about to fire when the girl defended him.  Surprised, Lelouch ran to the girl. The moment their hands touched was the moment Lelouch’s life changed. The girl’s name was CC and she offered Lelouch power in return to granting one of her wishes. Since then Lelouch gained the power of the Geass, wherein he could order anything from a person with just one look in their eyes.

The world cannot be changed with pretty words alone. 
The story is set in a fictional era where Britannia was at war with the rest of the world and Japan was its latest conquest.

Lelouch Lamperouge was really Lelouch vi Britannia – a prince from the Royal family by the King’s second wife. When they were young, he and his sister were used as bargaining chips during the beginning of the Japan – Britannia war. Their father attacked Japan even while knowing that they were there and Japan became Britannia’s territory.

The war escalated and the Japanese revolted against Britain. They were led by a masked vigilante, Zero. A brilliant strategist that almost gave Japan their independence. Behind the mask was a man nobody thought of.

Lelouch’s revenge and his wish for peace, in the end, what will these contradictions bring him? The story unfolds and makes you hold on the edge of your seat.

1 comment:

  1. CC is a hottie Ü like someone I know ;)