Code Geass, and looking for anime recommendations.

I’m super-picky about what anime I watch. Not much can top Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and Cowboy Bebop, in my opinion.

But lately I’ve been itching to watch a new anime series. It has to be a good story, and I have to like the artistic style: two very important criteria, especially with the varieties of anime artform out there. Finally settled on Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion: it seems like the right mix of anachro-futuristic epic saga that I’m fond of. And I’m not averse to this variety of CLAMP’s artistic style.

I finished the first collection (episodes 1-5) today. This is winding up to be an interesting saga. The setting has been descibed, most of the important characters have appeared, and some intriguing clues of identity and motive have been dropped. Lelouche is a most fascinating protagonist. While his motive and actions can be construed quite simplistically, I suspect that there’s more to him than meets the eye. Time to find out more…

Okay, I’ve been sucked in to Code Geass and want to watch more. But my two local libraries don’t have any more of the series… time to go twist some arms nicely ask some university friends if they can borrow it from their library for me.

Samurai Champloo is probably next. (It would’ve been first, if I was able to get it.) Other anime that look promising (somewhat in order): Macross, Full Metal Panic!, Bubblegum Crisis, Serial Experiments Lain, The Vision of Escaflowne, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Rurouni Kenshin, Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, and RahXephon.

Should also get my hands on Appleseed and Battle Angel Alita manga. And EGADS — I believe my local library has the complete Akira. I may actually get to finish it after all.

2 thoughts on “Code Geass, and looking for anime recommendations.”

  1. Vega! I’ve just found this, your new(ish) home on the web, it seems? I’ll be poking around for a while, but in the meantime, if you might still be looking for anime titles, I would happily put forth recommendations for Kaiba (the last series that I watched – the narrative is paced in an ungainly way, but the strange, melancholic atmosphere and visuals more than make up for it)), PsychoPass, Michiko to Hatchin, FLCL, and Kemonozume. And as a longtime devotee of Neon Genesis Evangelion, I particularly second that entry on your list. Also, Full Metal Panic! is a riot.

    1. Hello Emera! Yup, I’m now ensconced here — although things are a little sparse. 😉 Thanks for the recommendations, although it doesn’t look like I’ll be watching much anime these days! Life is busy. I haven’t gotten back to Code Geass since I wrote this post; doesn’t help that it’s not easy for me to get the episodes.

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