Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion News

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion is a franchise comprised of 2 movies, 4 anime series, 10 manga series
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Upon many growing email requests for a “Must see before you die Anime & Manga list” I thought I’d go a second round and give a more thorough look into title recommendations for both mediums

Alright so, from weeks of deliberation with my various fellow Otaku brethren on and off the podcast as well as through some extensive research from the likes of ANN, ANIMENFO, ANIDB & MYANIMELIST what I have cooked up here folks is an updated and rebooted list of MUST SEE ANIME & MANGA TITLES…for almost anybody open to the mediums…fanboys and newbies alike!

Now generally speaking these kinds of suggestive lists typically highlight some of the most agreed upon classics most fans would have already known about but let’s be honest here, no matter how impartial and objective you try to be with these things there is always bound to be someone else out there who will find fault or even claim bias on the chosen selection…and that is perfectly fine… fact it would be dumb not to be expected

These kinds of lists should be seen as more of a guideline / gap filler into the best or even possibly the overlooked gems that the medium’s have had to offer and as such it can be very helpful for quite a few folks

I’ve tried to generate this list based in terms of agreed quality first and foremost not just on accumulative popularity which is why some of the more obvious long running shows will not be on this list at all, however for this list I’ve tried to stick with titles that have more or less finished their story run – giving you the opportunity to make your own final open and shut case point about each title…..for the most part

This time around I’ve tried to keep it a little bit more varied in terms of genre and target demographic, ya know, so people can pick out something that may be of a particular taste to em

This list is NOT in any particular order


Neon Genesis Evangelion
Action, Dementia, Drama, Mecha, Sci-Fi, Psychological

Gurren Lagann
Action, Comedy, Mecha, Sci-Fi

Cowboy Bebop
Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Space

Fullmetal Alchemist 2003 & Brotherhoood
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Magic, Military

Death Note
Mystery, Supernatural, Police, Psychological, Thriller

Samurai Champloo
Adventure, Comedy, Samurai

Samurai X (Rurouni Kenshin: Trust & Betrayal)
Action, Historical, Martial Arts, Samurai, Romance

Action, Adventure, Demons, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Supernatural, Military

Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Historical, Samurai, Romance, Supernatural

Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Vision of Escaflowne
Adventure, Fantasy, Mecha, Romance

Action, Mecha, Romance, Sci-Fi

Code Geass
Action, Mecha, School, Sci-Fi, Super Power, Military

Eureka Seven
Adventure, Drama, Mecha, Romance, Sci-Fi

Welcome to the NHK
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Psychological

Haibane Renmei
Drama, Fantasy, Slice of Life

Action, Comedy, Dementia, Mecha, Parody, Sci-Fi

Madoka Magica
Drama, Magic, Psychological, Thriller

Action, Supernatural

Adventure, Fantasy

Last Exile
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Paradise Kiss
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Slice of Life, Fashion

Blue Gender
Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mecha, Romance, Sci-Fi, Space, Military

Adventure, Mystery, Fantasy, Supernatural


Cyberpunk, Science fiction, Thriller

Battle Angel Alita
Cyberpunk, Science fiction, Action

Battle Royale
Dystopian, Thriller, Horror, Alternative history

20th Century Boys
Science fiction, Mystery

Rurouni Kenshin
Action, Historical, Martial Arts, Samurai, Romance

Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Science Fiction

Action, Science fiction, Horror, Thriller

Great Teacher Onizuka
Comedy-drama, School, Slice of Life

Eden: It's an Endless World
Action, Cyberpunk

Kare Kano
Comedy, Drama, Romance, School-Life

Action, Drama, Martial Arts, Psychological

Legend of the Strongest Man Kurosawa
Action, Comedy, Drama, Psychological

The Breaker
Martial Arts, Drama, Romance

Mirai Nikki
Action, Psychological, Romance, Supernatural, Survival Horror, Suspense

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
Action, Adventure, Horror, Supernatural, Suspense

Slice-of-life, Comedy-Drama, Romance

Our Happy Hours
Drama, Romance, Slice of Life, Psychological

Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Psychological

Mystery, Drama, Psychological

Drama, Fantasy, Historical, Romance, Sci-Fi, Space, Supernatural, Psychological

Action, Drama, Police, Psychological, Thriller

Hoshi no Koe
Drama, Mecha, Romance, Sci-Fi

Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Yokohama Shopping Log
Drama, Sci-Fi, Slice of Life

Blade of the Phantom Master
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Historical, Supernatural

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DREAMCAST EPISODE 14 - Philosotaku

Direct Download MP3: HERE

On this episode of the D.R.E.A.M.cast I am honoured to be joined with a special guest who is doing something quite special and different in the Anime Community.

The Philosotaku is an intelligent new talent on Youtube who is taking the time to discuss the many philosophical aspects in many of our favourite Anime titles…Here is an example of a few of his great works so far.

There was no way I was not going to try to get this guy on a podcast and he was kind enough to accept my offer…so the question is what did we actually talk about for 2 hours …well I think the best word would be EVERYTHING…..such as

The Birth Of the Philosotaku, Opinions on the Anime industry today, Favourite titles, Copyright / fansubbing, Philosotaku @ Conventions, Collecting DVD’s, Hentai and a whole lot of just shooting the shite.

I have to say it was a real pleasure talking with this gentleman and I would be proud to work with him again

Catch the Philosotaku on YOUTUBE BLIPTV & REVIEWTOPIA

also a special thank you on behalf of The Philosotaku & myself to EriksBlue for lending us your art skills with our releases!

So now the question is…..why are you still reading this?…press play already!

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Sunrise Releases Two New Trailers Promoting Code Geass: Akito the Exiled Anime

A spin-off of the original Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion franchise, the Sunrise-produced Code Geass: Akito the Exiled anime project has had two new trailers released for it's upcoming release. On the production team are the talented Kazuki Akane (worked on Escaflowne), Takahiro Kimura (adapting CLAMP's character designs), Akira Yasuda (Nightmare Unit design), with both Goro Taniguchi and Ichiro Okouchi receiving credit for the story. The full story, videos, and image for the upcoming project can be found below (All Rights to ANN):

And here is the long trailer promoting the new anime series.

Full Story Link:

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Another helping of Code Geass Moment compliments of Charles di Britannia.
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Been a while since I last put together a video. Have a look at how I put a twist on an infamous scene from the first season of Code Geass.
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Hellloooo Vicers! Good to see your smiling and happy Friday faces again for this titillating Dunce Cap episode. Well, not really because that would be weird, but you get the point. I'm here today to provide y'all with my thoughts on one of my favorite anime. This is a recent purchase from Best Buy that I paid less than $7 for because of coupons and gift cards I saved. Anyway, I'll get on with the show by presenting to you, Bandai Entertainment's Anime Legends DVD release of Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (season 1/R1)!! All hail the United States of Japan!

WARNING! This video contains explicit language. Also, this video is not edited in any way.


Please feel free to provide suggestions for an anime or manga for me to talk about and I will do my best to oblige. Also, if you are curious about anything discussed in this-or previous-episode(s) don't hesitate to ask me for more information/opinions.

Last episode: Demon King! Demon King! Demon King!

-Will McQuigg ( sotyfan16) is your everyday anime/manga enthusiast. You can also find him on Twitter ( bildo_88).
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Well, actually I love 18+ anime and manga. But here in Canada we have lots of rules for manga. Basically anything rated 18+ whether due to violence, nudity, or explicit sexual content is 'wrapped in plastic'. The term 'wrapped in plastic' means exactly how it sounds. The book is wrapped up in plastic so little kids don't open it up and read what's inside. Also, this allows store clerks to easily tell if the manga is suitable for the buyer to read. If you look 18+ you're good to go, but otherwise you can't get the manga. This pisses me off. I get it when the manga is yaoi, yuri or hentai because that falls under Canada's pornography laws. But I can go see an 18A movie all by myself, but not purchase a work of art. Furthermore, they don't really read the manga that they're wrapping in plastic, so they have no idea how inappropriate it actually is. I was in the book store and I noticed titles such as Akira, Ghost in The Shell, and a few serious hentai manga were not wrapped in plastic. But titles such as DOGS, Black Lagoon, Deadpool (comic book) and Code Geass were. 
Why the hell is Code Geass wrapped up when Akira isn't? It's actually really frustrating. They just assume that the majority of manga is 18+ by the cover, or rating on the back. As well, the fact that it's restricted is really annoying. I may not act like it online, but I am very mature. I'm not going to read DOGS and suddenly decide: "Hay! Let's f*ck sh*t up!" and start shooting people with my gun. There are people my age (16) and younger that actually can handle 18+ material.
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Hi Anime Vice! It's Friday! Since this week's blog segment got changed up I thought I would provide you with a different blog supplement to end the week on hopefully a high note. I have 3 poems to show you that I wrote as part of a school assignment. I thought long and hard about how to word these and didn't do too bad on the grade. Enjoy!

Note: For the 'The Power of Geass (Geis)' and 'Harem Boy' poems the first one is the original and the second is a revised version (the ' Desu Nōto' poem is the revised version). The poem style, in order, is pantoum, smaller than a breadbox, and persona.

The Power of Geass

Take this contract, and

Behold it in your eye.

The power of the Kings

Given by evil Witch

Behold it in your eye.

This taboo of Irish lore,

Given by evil Witch

Uphold the contract.

This taboo of Irish lore,

Granting deepest desire

Uphold the contract.

Create the world anew.

Granting deepest desire

The power of the Kings

Create the world anew

Take this contract, and

Make it your Curse

Behold it in your eye.

There is a Wish to fulfill

Given by evil Witch

This taboo of Irish lore,

Paving rivers of blood

Uphold the contract.

The King falls

The King dies before his Pawns.

Paving rivers of blood

Just another conspiracy

Create the world anew 

The Power of Geis

Take this contract, and

Take it to your grave.

Given by evil Witch

This taboo of Irish lore

Take it to your grave.

As punishment of death,

This taboo of Irish lore

Uphold the contract.

As punishment of death,

Beware the curse of overlapping

Uphold the contract.

And avoid Macbeth’s fate

Beware the curse of overlapping

Take this contract, and

And avoid Macbeth’s fate

A loophole can also spell demise.

Hero’s fate tied,

This taboo of Irish lore

A type of Achilles’ heel.

Uphold the contract.

This taboo of Irish lore,

Beware the curse of overlapping

Uphold the contract.

Even if one opposes the other

Beware the curse of overlapping

Take this contract, and

Even if one opposes the other

A loophole can also spell demise. 

Desu Nōto

The power of Death; of judge, jury, and executioner.

This Note, property of shinigami

Tattered and crisp, the pages fill with names.

Bring Death, for this Note makes it art

Suicide, heart attack, hit by car, or burned

Method of Death chosen by the bearer of a black notebook.

There is no escape, just as mice in a cage or the Holocaust.

Be a person good or evil it matters not

The Desu Nōto accepts lead, dye, or even blood

As long as the rules are abided by.

Nuclear bombs cannot touch this Note’s power; portable and without side effect

With the power of a Death God, one can be worshiped as a God.

Take name and face in hand

As 40 seconds passes to reveal fruition

Beware human as Death’s true owner watches over you.

The perfect crime it can create

Bending to anyone’s hate-filled whim

But 6 can be used at a time in this world

And the Note can be relinquished back

Like a used car, but with a less satisfying ending

Shinigami cometh shinigami go-ugly and bored

Who will hold this power next?

While it can be destroyed there is always another

With the same capabilities as the last

Black and full of empty pages

If the user of this Note is “caught”

Unto Shinigami’s personal Desu Nōto name shall go

And all will fade to Mu. 

Harem Boy

Daisuki! Is all I want to hear

My dream girl in front of me,

Stuttering idiotically only to ask for her pen

Lost in those stargazer eyes

Why is it like this?

I cannot have the girl I like

Though like a ladies’ man

I’m surrounded by beauties

Buxom, brainy, quirky

Funny, misunderstood girls.

And me, the average everyday normal guy

Dragged into the hall by jealousy

To, be pounded by every man-hating tsundere

Panties and breasts morning and night

I need an IV for blood loss

For I do not feel the girls’ love

But more, an ache, in my heart

One is all the love I, can take

The rest begone to friend zone.

I want my harem to end

Aishite iru!

What a nightmare that was.. 

Harem Boy

No one knows what it’s like to be me

Surrounded by buxom girls everyday

But I’ve only eyes for one

Still, I don’t think she even knows my name.

Why is it like this?

As I’m about talk to her

I’m hauled away as if on cue,

To be pounded by every man-hating tsundere

Despite their incessant interruptions,

Those beautiful, brainy, quirky, funny, misunderstood girls

Dressed in short uniform skirts

Have a special place in my heart

And me in their bosoms.

I wake to breasts in the morning,

Sleep comes at night to the sight of panties

I do not love the ladies in my harem

Blinded, I am, by my unreciprocated and untold love

For fear of more blood loss

A decision must be made.

I want my harem to end

…Or do I? 

-Will McQuigg (sotyfan16) is your everyday anime/manga enthusiast. You can also find him on Twitter (bildo_88).

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