Code Geass R2

POSTED BY DANNY CHOO On Thu 2008/04/10 03:59 JST in Anime

The Geass girls (and boys) are back taking the prime time 5PM slot on TBS - the start of the second season Code Geass R2 aired last Sunday.

Those who have seen the first season and still have yet to watch EP1 may find these screencaps as spoilers in which case you may want to have a look at idols instead.

Description below straight from Anime News Network. It's been one year since the failure of the Black Rebellion and the supposed death of Zero. Britannia has assigned Area 11 a "correctional education" status, where Elevens are made an example of by brute force, to try to prevent any future uprisings and suppress rebellious thoughts.
Unsuspecting high school student Lelouch, oblivious to his rebellious past as Zero, stumbles upon a scheme on his life and the life of a mysterious woman known as C.C., who reveals to him his forgotten purpose and his "true" self.
Destroying his assailants and declaring himself Zero once again, Lelouch sets out to finish what he started. While the quality of many anime titles deteriorate over time, one of the things that I really appreciate about Code Geass is the quality of the production - the story, BGM and animation have been great so far and R2 EP1 looks like more of the same goodness. The high quality could be because of the extra sponsorship from Pizza Hut and internet provider Biglobe - the ad placements in the anime are incredibly unnatural - maybe they do that on purpose so that you notice them.

A few comrades who work in the anime business tell me that its difficult to keep the production quality high throughout an entire series due to high production costs. This is the reason why many shows start off with great quality (to pull in the punters) and then slowly become crap over time but as long as the story is good then the punters (theoretically) stay on. A good example was Speed Grapher - enjoyed the whole series but the quality of animation became seriously dodgy at times.
How important is the quality of animation for you? Do you drop shows if the quality drops?

And in case you was wondering - animation companies make barely nothing by just airing the show on TV - the money comes from DVD sales, merchandise and licensing. Anyway, back to Geass. If you like Mecha, nice girlies, nice boys and a story on a grand scale then Geass is right up your alley - well worth investing some time to check it out.
OP below. Code Geass R2 EP1 part1. All parts subbed in English. Code Geass R2 EP1 part2. Code Geass R2 EP1 part3.