ALL HAIL BRITTANIA
O-o-o-o-o-orange-kun! This episode was Geass lulz at its best. Geass has two levels of awesome: 1) action episodes, and 2) lulz episodes. This one was definitely the latter, because in addition to Orange-kun, we have Kaguya being awesome, Nina going insane, and Zero busting out the maniacal laughter. It was well worth the two weeks waiting time.
Oh Tamaki, you kidder you. I think we men both giggle and cringe inside each time we hear the word “eunuch.” Aside from that, it was interesting to note that apparently India is part of the Chinese Federation but seems to be pushing for independence. I had just assumed they were part of Brittania since they used to be English not too long ago.
That is one big carrier. Now they mention the Gawain here, but it sounds more like they just used the core or parts or whatever for the super carrier, not that the actual machine will be making a comeback. It was another big question people wondered about at the start of this season, “what happened to the Gawain?” Another question answered. What is more informative and foreshadows what happens at the end, is that they couldn’t find Orange-kun’s mecha in the wreckage.
Weekly Kallen service shot, and my, my, that was a pretty hot looking outfit. Not quite as sexy as some of the others, but more casual instead. Kallen is getting more rabu-rabu over Lelouch too, smiling about how he’s come back to them and blushing about the almost kiss. Then getting all embarrassed when C.C. catches them, you’re so cute Kallen. Just make out with him already, we know you don’t care if he’s ready to betray Japan, you’ve seen his softer side.
Showing the part we saw in last week’s preview, the actual groom for the loli Empress is Odysseus, the idiotic oldest prince. And that devious bastard Schneizel was behind the whole thing. What was kind of silly is that I wondered why the eunuchs would bother selling out their country for Brittanian titles. Don’t they already hold all the power in China anyways? Would Brittanian titles give them much more? I guess it’s an ego thing, maybe they just want more acknowledgment, or it’s a convenient plot device. Only you can decide!
Seemingly we now have a weekly requirement of yaoi, because even if he said “lol j/k!” there will be Canon x Schneizel doujins. *Shudder* Anyways, Lloyd was pretty funny as usual, and uh, more on Millay’s “dress” later.
Xing Ke’s (I suppose I should stop calling him Li since nobody in the show calls him by his first name) high pitched shouta voice was really funny sounding for some reason. This part was definitely lulz worthy, a yubikiri with a loli empress who just wants to go outside. Hah.
Suzaku seems to always be surprised at everything; he is such an idiot sometimes. You can see the significant gap between his mental skills and Scheizel’s. Suzaku is surprised and bewildered at Zero’s appearance, while Schneizel is smiling and saying “well, well,” enjoying the new arrival and challenge. I’m glad Schneizel is back in the thick of things because him against Lelouch is going to be a lot of fun to watch. Truly a battle of two brilliant minds.
I waited to discuss this dress until now because this scene has a higher level of gravity defiance. This week the writers decided to give their nod to fans of Millay, because most of the other girls have had their service episode. The funniest part of this scene was Nina being a total crazy bitch to Millay. She calls her shallow but really Millay is just a person who enjoys having fun with her friends. She’s also a very perceptive person who understands others. And she purposefully avoided getting enough credits to graduate so she could spend more time with her friends, including the ungrateful and batshit insane Nina. Nina needs to die soon.
Not only does Suzaku look like an idiot next to Schneizel, he even gets owned by a loli. Kaguya is so awesome in this scene, mentally beating back Suzaku and helping out her husband at the same time. She has certainly become a force this season, and has really been a character worthy of the increased screen time. Aside from her being adorable, she has wisdom and intelligence beyond her years.
He has the same devious smile as Lelouch; they are definitely sons of the Emperor. The chess game was an obvious foreshadowing of the future mental matches that will occur between the two on the world stage, but it was fun to watch on this smaller one. Nina was pretty lulz interrupting it with her insanity, but we knew it wasn’t going to end in a winner for either side for now. It is going to be a succession of draws or small advantages between them until the very end.
Hah! As if you even have a chance blondie, she wants Lelouch’s pants. She hardly looked pleased at his advances. But Anya certainly looked jealous, haha. Plus, aren’t you too busy trying to sex up Suzaku? Man is quite the player for both teams.
Oh Xing Ke, being the awesome man I thought he was early on. I loved the way Hikaru Midorikawa was delivering those lines, with such manliness and gusto. He even looks manly despite the long and girly hair he wears that was swinging around during his swordfight. Animation quality was kind of ok here, but they were definitely saving the budget for next week’s action episode.
Oh man this part was so hilarious, with that girl and her loli voice calling his name in tears, he rushes into her willing arms and…uh wait a second. Not so fast partner, we all know what’s coming next.
Cue the maniacal laughter! Muahahaha. Did I mention I love the way Jun Fukuyama does Lelouch’s maniacal laughter? Probably. But yeah, saw this coming but it was lulz-worthy nonetheless.
“Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology.” I called Orange-kun’s name outloud when I saw this, I hope nobody else in the house heard me because they’d think I was going crazy. I mean, who doesn’t love Orange-kun? I do wonder exactly where V.V. and Orange-kun were that needed to be defended from Lelouch, it’s something to do with geass but it is left unexplained. Hard to speculate exactly what it was, but I found it hilarious that V.V. is upgrading him Six Million Dollar Man style.
Overall one of the better non-combat episodes we’ve seen from Geass because of the lulz factor. As I mentioned before, I loved the Schneizel vs. Lelouch action, as well as Suzaku looking like a total idiot in comparison to Shneizel and Kaguya. It was good to see that Nina is still out of her mind and obsessed over Euphemia, but even better was that dress Millay was wearing. And of course, ALL HAIL BRITTANIA! We love you Orange-kun!
Action episode, wee! Looks like Kallen takes on Xing Ke in the mecha from the OP and Suzaku takes on the newly airborne Toudou. Everyone fight over the loli empress!
Crusader’s Angry Drunken Rant
Cecils :3 (Dude what is up with Suzaku’s eye?)
Well that was a grand display of how backward China is everyone has a sword, and the people are always dirt poor and in the middle ages. The scary thing about it all is that in order for Li to be sympathetic he has to be a loli-con as well. Well I guess a lot of bigotry was inevitable given how the Elevens had the gall to pitch camp near Nanking where they perpetuated a great slaughter and rape in the Second World War. Yes, because the Chinese are so dumb and backward that Elevens would be welcome in Nanking while the Elevens were bearing arms and talking about a grand alliance where they provide the brains to take on the hated west.
No one’s Loli as Tenshi
No one’s cute as Tenshi
No one’s pinky’s as incredibly slick as Tenshi’s
For there’s no kid in town half as loli
Perfect, a pure paragon!
Hard to believe that India is conquered territory given how the real one is pretty much one the verge of super power status or at least great regional power. I guess that outside of the Elevens no one else can resist the imperial ambitions of others… Quite why India is handing a bunch of new tech to the Elevens rather than the Sikhs or Gurkhas is quite beyond me, after all India was never short on stout and brave men. Sad to see that such great martial prowess is dead and they must rely on a bunch of Elevens for salvation. I guess Lulu will be the God Emperor of Mankind with his Space Marine Legions with Golden Throne to boot.
No one laughs like Lelouch
Kills mood like Lelouch
In a wrestling match nobody is the bottom like Lelouch!
For there’s no one as scraggly and scrawny
As you see he ain’t got biceps to spare
Not a bit of him’s burly or brawny
And ev’ry last inch of him covered with Nair
Xenophobia aside, it is good to finally have Schneizel and Lulu lock horns I just hope Schneizel is not going to lose consistently after two eps. Just please no more Lulu fucking with the ground tricks any more. If that happens the big threat that was Schniezel will lose its luster. Nina is back to wreak havoc and hump tables, while Millay is getting paraded around by Lloyd. Given how Canon was able to win Millay over so easily I fully expect Millay to be sleeping around Lloyd’s back for years to come. Good to see that Schneizel is able to fuck with Lulu. Gino seems to want to glomp Kallen bad, I hope he does because Lulu don’t swing that way given how he’s keeping lolicious Kaguya at arms length and needs drugs to find Kallen do-able.
Cecile looked beautiful as usual while Millay grabbed a set of ribbons to cover strategic parts of her body. The chess match was great I love to see that Lulu squirm as Schneizel proved that Lulu was but a child. Thus far it seems that Schneizel can put his plans on a grander scale than Lulu who still has trouble dealing with Suzaku.
I was doing this a lot during “When Li met Tenshi”
Li however…man what a loli-con, pinky swear and everything. You have to feel sorry for the boys in red since they were doing their job in trying to keep Li from tapping that. Saving poor people must come second to getting loli in war! After all the only just war is the one you wage for a bedtime romp with a lolicious monarch. The whole Tenshi-san waving her pinky calling out for her Li was just campy as hell in a sort of funny way. Then Lulu had to ruin it by taking Tenshi hostage. I hope Li proves his prowess as a Loli-con tactician and kicks Lulu in the teeth (because Lulu has no balls) and take back his Empress. I hope that Lulu doesn’t become master of China and that Schneizel gets a couple kiekaku dooris in. No one ever gets away with pointing a gun at a loli, NO ONE!
Edit: Here’s my opinion of the chess game. Both Schneizel and Lulu are cheats, for years they have been playing with the wrong set of rules to inflate their own egos. Such dishonesty and treachery is most befitting of these men who know nothing of war, but only of politics. It is to be expected that fuckers such as these make up their own rules that they then break. Chess was never Sunrise’s strong suit, the mere fact that they equate the mathematical puzzle of chess as a suitable analogy for war tells us from the outset that they know nothing of either. I suggest that they start playing Diplomacy.