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Lelouch Lamperouge is a anime/manga character in the Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion franchise
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Something I Was Paid to Draw

This was a little something that I was hired to draw a while back. I'm only just now sharing it with the Whiskey Media communities. I got a PM on my devArt account asking me to draw both Iron Man in his latest Bleeding Edge Armor and the Code Geass protagonist Lelouch Lamperouge in his final Knightmare Frame(KMF) the Shinkirou. It's a combination of two of his favorite characters. I think this is probably one of the first crossover images that I've ever been asked to draw.

The hardest part to plan out was how to draw this and have Lelouch be seen, since the KMFs have enclosed cockpits. I figured that since they were fighting, I'd make it look as if the cockpit was damaged and the top flew off at some point.  Not wanting to make this seem to be a one-sided fight, I also gave Iron Man some battle damage. I made the setting in the skies above the Area 11 settlement. I thought it would be more visually interesting than putting it in some blank sky or above the ocean. It also gives a sense of scale.

This was originally drawn in pencil on paper. I scanned that and digitally inked it with my new graphic tablet. The color work was also done on the tablet. The background was all painted freehand on the computer. I wont go into how much I was paid for this, because that seems in poor taste. The hardest part about this was drawing the Bleeding Edge armor. Even with Comic Vine's extensive image library, getting images of the back wasn't easy and so many images were colored so dark that I couldn't make out any real detail. I just took a general idea and made up the rest. The Shinkirou came out looking pretty sharp in this picture.

People seem to enjoy the image. Though, most of the comments I've been getting as been a debate about who would win this fight. It would be cool to get more commissions such as this. I'd like to hear your thoughts.

The size is limited on this site, but you can see the full sized version on my deviantArt account: HERE

-Kristoffer Remmell ( FoxxFireArt) is a freelance graphic artist, writer, and over all mystery geek.- Follow for news updates: @ animevice / @ FoxxFireArt
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Hey guys, I've decided to start up a lil blog to post opinions on animes/mangas and such and also to be able to voice my opinions and hear other people's view's and opinions and stuff, so hopefully it'll take off and be awesome ^_^ 
  
Well to put things into motion, I just finished Code Geass and found it to be a rather enjoyable anime, I watched both R1 and R2 in about two weeks and they both seemed to take priority over my other animes. I put away animes I've almost finished (Soul Eater for example) and simply had to finish it, I did the same with Death Note so I guess it just goes to show what a good anime can do to me. 
 
I'm not 100% sure which I think I liked most though, I preferred Lelouch's identity as Zero and how he maintained his cover and a normal school boy and the leader of a terrorist faction and staying friends with Suzaku in R1. But I preferred the tactics and elements of combat that were shown in R2 and that ending, well whats can I say? It was nothing short of epic. Showing how Lelouch wasn't a tyrant but instead sacrificed himself for the good of everyone else- and how he made his executioner be Suzaku himself. It was tragic to watch, but at the same time fufilling and interesting. I found myself constantly guessing what Lelouch would do in both series' and amazed by his plans time after time though. I also learnt this animes valuable rule, whenever you think someone dies....they haven't and will be back! Unless they die onscreen in a "Theres 100% NO WAY they could survive that!" moment. Well they even survive those sometimes I guess..... 
 
Well they're my thoughts on the anime and a nice little introduction to my blogging days. If you want to share your opinions with me feel free, you'll know where I am ^_^
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Hey Guys, I thought I should start a blogging here on Anime Vice because I thought it might be cool place to talk about my love anime!
 
By the way spoilers for both Ah! My Goddess and Code Geass: R2 follow so just a heads up!
 
Anyways, I just finished Code Geass: R2 and Ah! My Goddess today. Two completely different genre's of anime cos thats how I roll. 
Although my friend told me 'Ah! My Goddess is for girls!' which I totally disagree with as I feel although the majority of the cast are goddess's with ranging personalities I don't think anyone is more relate able than Keiichi. We all feel like one of the most unluckiest people on the planet and Keiichi is no different (although I think he has a point as some of things that happen to him are very very unlucky) Then again the whole idea of having some one 'perfect' for you to appear in your life seems to be another common dream shared by many people. This is why I think Ah! My Goddess is great for anyone of any gender. The majority of people can relate to how Keiichi feels towards Belldandy and granted there's all this crazy comic situations at heart its a romantic tale about two lovers who stay together through thick and thin which is why it was great to watch along side Code Geass: Lelouch of Rebellion R2 as that is dark and mysterious just like Zero himself.     
Now Code Geass R2 was one hell of a roller coaster and I enjoyed every moment of it! So many twists and turns. Just when you think you know what's going on they pull the rug from under your feet and totally catch you by surprise. It can be a bit confusing what with people swapping sides here and there (especially at the end). Also
No one really dies on Code Geass so why should Lelouch be any different?
No one really dies on Code Geass so why should Lelouch be any different?
I found it hard to know exactly who to root for. I mean there was Lelouch who seemed to becoming more 'Light Yagami' as the series went on although he did seem to care about peoples lives at times it was hard to tell when he was lying or not for me and the characters! But right at the end he does prove that he cares. I think his conscious caught up with him and he made the final decision to end it all and finally bring peace to the world. Although, I do wonder.... Is he really dead? I mean yes I know there making another series but isn't that not about Lelouch? It's just that C.C seems to suggest he could still be alive....    
Anyways I digress..... I'll try and keep this updated with my views about anime/manga and whatever else takes my fancy. I will try and add photo's into my next post but I did try with this one but they kept on going everywhere bar where I wanted them >___< So I'm gonna have to spend some time getting used to this word processor. 
Anyways till next time! 
 
                                           The Triforce Fighter
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I just recently finished another in the line of my Code Geass R2 4komas. I have already posted this on my deviant Art profile, but I thought I would also share this new work here. Last time I posted a 4koma based on Episode 23. Well, this one is based upon the same episode, but a little later then the previous two.
 
I titled this one "Tactics".  The scene is where Kallen is getting too far ahead of everyone in the battle. I thought it would be funny if Lelouch tried to get his Geass controlled soldiers to try and push her back. Knowing they could never defeat her, but she was a bit too effective. I did my best to try and replicate the graph that was shown on the screen during the original line.

Code Geass R2 - Episode 23
Code Geass R2 - Episode 23
This took a surprisingly long time to color up. Considering the only panel I literally drew for this was the third panel. The rest was completely digitally created. I have to recreate all those graphics.
I love Lelouch's reaction. That was inspired by a scene from a manga I don't think many of you have heard of. It's called Girl Saurs(Girl Saurus DX). The lead ale character has over the top scared reactions like that. Just so you know. That isn't a typo with C.C. That was on purpose. I wanted her to extend the word to give more emphasis. I almost used a different line for C.C. The other line I had written was, "You didn't answer her, did you?". I like the choice I made. 
 
It was the same with Lelouch. His very last line was simply going to be "Retreat!", but my inner Monthy Python told me to go with this classic Holy Grail line. Now that I got all of these out of the way. I can move on to Episode 24. Hope you enjoy the work put into this.

-Kristoffer Remmell (FoxxFireArt) is a freelance graphic artist, writer, and over all mystery geek.-
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This is a bit of a first here. I am adding the latest in my series of Code Geass R2 4komas on my Anime Vice blog the very same day I posted on my deviant Art page. Both are based upon Episode 23.
 
 Code Geass R2 Episode 23
 Code Geass R2 Episode 23
This first one is titled "Comfort Deux". It's based on the scene early in the episode where Lelouch is still reeling from the idea that Nunnally is still alive and how this will effect the plan he has spent so much time working on.
 
I remembered that the last time Lelouch thought he was losing Nunnally he became kind of depressed and sort of hit on Kallen with this, "then...comfort me." line. I thought it would be funny if in this scene where Suzaku is confronting Lelouch about Nunnally that perhaps he is so confused that he actually forgets who he's talking to and thinks it's Kallen again. I lot of yaoi fans enjoy this one as well. The keen observer will notice C.C.'s hand slowly coming into view with the recorder in panels two and three. That is sort of a call back to some of my favorite moments in Loony Toons where something or someone would slowly come into view for comedic effect. That's why I gave C.C. that sort of sly Bugs Bunny look at the end.
 
As you can tell in the picture above. I really like to try and emulate the scenes I'm making into a joke. That way fans will be able to know exactly where this is taking place. You often don't see that level of detail in fan comics.

 Code Geass R2 - Episode 23
 Code Geass R2 - Episode 23

Yet another 4koma to go along with this same episode. It's this image that both debuts on both Anime Vice and deviant Art at the same time. The title is "Release". This is a little later after it's been revealed that the Black Knights had repaired Gino's KMF, the Tristan. He's talking with Kallen about how he understands how she must of felt being half Brittanian and fighting with the Japanese. Really, it's a stupid statement. He didn't understand at all what she was feeling.
 
I really hated Gino. He was the most pointless character that never influenced anything in the series. I don't even think through the whole series that he ever even knew that Lelouch was originally Zero. I really wish Suzaku had killed him when he killed the other Knights of the Round.
 
Art wise, one of my favorite touches was the blurring of the Tristan in the foreground. It helped sell the sense of depth. The color work came out pretty well too.

Code Geass R2 - Episode 23
Code Geass R2 - Episode 23
I hope you enjoyed the art work and they gave you a good laugh. If you visit my devArt page you can see this art amongst others in a larger size. Please, feel free to comment.
 
-Kristoffer Remmell (FoxxFireArt) is a freelance graphic artist, writer, and over all mystery geek.-
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Found an interesting article of Newtype listing the most popular male & female anime characters for the years 2000-2010.
 
Female

1. Cagalli Yula Athha (Gundam SEED)


2. Lacus Clyne (Gundam SEED)


3. Sheryl Nome (Macross F)


4. Nagato Yuki (Haruhi)

 

5. Suzumiya Haruhi (Haruhi)

 

6. C.C. (Code Geass)


7. Shinguji Sakura (Sakura Taisen)


8. Shinku (Rozen Maiden)

 

9. Senjougahara Hitagi (Bakemonogatari)


10. Saber (Fate/stay Night)


 
Male

1. Lelouch vi Britannia / Lelouch Lamperouge (Code Geass)

 

2. Kira Yamato (Gundam SEED)

 

3. Athrun Zala (Gundam SEED)


4. Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist)

 

5. Kyon (Haruhi)


6. Echizen Ryoma (Prince of Tennis)


7. Shibuya Yuuri (Kyou Kara Maoh!)


8. Sakata Gintoki (Gintama)


9. Sagara Sousuke (Full Metal Panic)


10. Hei (Darker Than Black)


 
Looks like Gundam SEED characters are dominating in these lists but at least the awesomeness that is Hei and Senjougahara are on the list. 




Articles found on sankakucomplex (Male list, Female list)
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This nearly ends my daily posting of my Code Geass R2 4komas. Though, very soon I will have some brand new ones that no one has seen before....with the obvious exception of myself since I'm making it.
 
Just out of precaution. I'll put this in NSFW mode:This one starts off with one of my favorite drawings I have ever done of Lelouch. I do have to say that digitally painting all those books are a monster of a headache.
 
Just in case you don't understand. That is Lelouch's mom. That's why he's so disturbed. This joke basically perpetuates the running gag I've had in these 4komas that Lelouch's family is filled with seriously messed up people, with himself as the only sane one. Really, there are just some things that we should never know about our parents. Not only did Lelouch see 'that' but Marianne shows up at the end to tell him the truth about what happened to her and Nunnally. A bit of news that, in the anime, Lelouch didn't take well.
 
Now, a fun fact about this one. I actually drew that third panel completely uncensored. I added the censorship up later so I could present this to a wider audience. In a way, I think having the censor bars up makes it much more funny. Marianne's nickname was known as "The Flash" in her day. the deviantArt website ended up putting a mature content warning on this one anyways. Meaning someone must of complained.

Code Geass R2 - Episode 22
Code Geass R2 - Episode 22
Here we have a nice and tender moment. This was almost my last of the Code Geass R2 4komas. It was at this point I stopped making them weekly. I wanted to know how things ended before I spent any more time making these. I really like how Lelouch looks in that third panel.

I had noticed that through out the entire R2 season. It seemed like Kallen's story was about becoming closer and learning more about Lelouch. She started out angry and refused to call him by any other name then Zero, but time passed and she started to use his real name much more often. It came to the point where she only called him Zero in front of others who didn't know his identity. I started to notice that every scene the two had alone it seemed like they were becoming closer to each other, but always something or some one would interrupt that moment. Finally, in episode 22 they had a scene together without interruption.
 
At this time in the story Lelouch was now Emperor. He was pretending that he didn't know how anyone was. He even ignored Rivalz. It was Kallen who met with him at Ashford. He even acted like this was their first meeting. Yet, oddly enough Lelouch asked to take the long way around, claiming to be a bit nervous. As the approached Student Coucil building, Lelouch broke character when it was just the two of them. He mentioned how nostalgic it felt to be back there. Kallen opened up about what she's been feeling and tried to get Lelouch to answer her question. That question was what did she mean to him. He didn't respond, but when she walks away he whispers a very soft, "Farewell,... Kallen.".
 
Pretty much a day or two after this episode aired, there was an interview published in Newtype magazine with Kallen's voice actress, Ami Koshimizu; and she was asked about the kiss scene. Ami talked about how the director told her that the kiss itself was more a desperate attempt to get Lelouch to say something, but after she kissed him it suddenly dawned on her that she's been in love with him this whole time. She had just been confusing these feelings as loyalty. At that point she didn't feel she could go with him.

Something I noticed about the scene. Sure Lelouch didn't say anything to Kallen when they were alone, but he also didn't lie to her either. The fact that he pretty much asked to be with her alone and whispered that goodbye. When we consider the ultimate outcome of Lelouch's plot. I believe he wanted to see her one last time before he went to his death.
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Alright, I know I'm really late with this one. We just had several power outages in my area today and I pretty much got very little of my workload done today. I heard about the power outage at Comic Vine/Anime Vice. 
Whatever evil spirit struck there has made it to Kentucky and where Sora_the_Key is. I had two power outages. One was in mid day while I was trying to work. I just heard this god awful sound from a street nearby as it was happening. It sort of sounded like a tree falling. I went to investigate. Some eighteen year old took a header with his car into a telephone pole. Hit it with enough force that the pole came down taking the transformer and power lines with it. Thankfully the young man wasn't too badly injured. It's been raining so that was probably part of the cause.
 
Here we have three 4komas, but two are based on Episode 18.

Code Geass R2 - Episode 17
Code Geass R2 - Episode 17
This is a pretty funny one and I'm very pleased with the background work. I always love trying to take a serious moment and turning it into something silly. Though, you would not believe how often I've had to explain this joke. Sooo many times people have thought that is Suzaku in the last panel. Did these people even watch the show?? Did they just forget that Lelouch is always getting exhausted easily?
 

Code Geass R2 - Episode 18
Code Geass R2 - Episode 18
Here is another in the lines of the Upgrade jokes. I had noticed that when Lloyd and Cecile were being questioned about the work they were doing to the Guren, Cecile seemed embarrassed and mentioned really being in Hobby Mode. I used that to play into something naughty she was doing. I thikn the Guren SEITEN came out looking really sweet in this comic. Kallen is on the inside and Sayoko shows her hidden ninja abilities.  The UPGRADE jokes were king od a running gag in my 4komas.
See: UPGRADE 1 and UPGRADE 2
 

Code Geass R2 - Episode 18
Code Geass R2 - Episode 18
This 4koma is probably one that I have had to explain above any other.  I got to the point where I was really sick of explaining it. If you have seen the episode, you should be able to figure this out.
I took this opportunity to take a crack at Suzaku and why a lot of people out there don't like him. He always seems to blame Lelouch for things he has no control over. This was also my first time really drawing the Lancelot Albion and the Shinkirou KMFs.
 
Hope you enjoy.
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