At 5/12/14 05:43 AM, Dean wrote:
Just got done watching the first season of Code Geass and thought it was pretty decent, but it felt more like it was laying the ground work for something much more epic, which is what I'm hoping season two is going to offer when I get around to watching that. Season one started to get really good just as it was coming to an end and boy, that sure was a cliffhanger to end a season on. I want to keep watching and find out what's going to happen next but I don't want to ware myself out.
As much as I loved CG, the second second has been a huge hotbed of controversy for many reasons, though I'll try to avoid any major spoilers for you. One of the biggest criticisms that they make is that the first couple of episodes is almost like a recap of first couple of episodes of the first season, as a way of catching up new viewers in Japan considering that the first season was aired late at night. To be fair, Code Geass was a sleeper hit then and there were a lot of executive meddling with that show there and especially in America, where it ironically enough got a huge popularity boost despite this. They also get into more into the aspect of Geass and the main motivations of the Emperor and his cult. (took a lot of inspiration from SEELE from Evangelion, minus much of the depravity)
Then, you get into the new characters, face-heel turns, heel-face turns, and so on and so forth, you have to see it to believe it, and that's all I'm going to say about that.