I don't usually follow anime news, so I didn't find out until just now that apparently they're making a new season of Code Geass. They're also pushing off the airing of episodes 24 and 25 of the current season to summer. T_T
Because I first heard about this today
, I've been trying to find more reliable sources of information. The official blog confirms the postponed airing of 24&25
and the creation of a sequel
, but the latter post says it hasn't been decided whether that will be a TV broadcast, an OVA, or a movie, and I can't find anything newer. ANN uses the word "season"
, but I wonder if everyone's just assuming things? Delaying 24&25 makes the most sense if they're using it to "bridge" people into the new season, but I could also see it as a marketing ploy for an OVA or movie. Or, maybe it's just because they need to remake the episodes to allow for any
kind of sequel, and it says nothing at all about what kind it will be.
On one hand, it's not all that surprising that they'd make a sequel given how apparently popular the show is. On the other hand, it kind of disappoints me that I won't get closure anytime soon. Even more disappointing is that they either didn't have a conclusive ending in mind or that they've changed it, but perhaps it's naïve of me to think producers ever think these things through.
The best case, which has maybe 0.01% chance of happening, is that they had
had an ending in mind, of the "and thus the protagonists struggle onwards" variety (think Melody of Oblivion), and they can use that to segue neatly into a sequel that has a chance of resolving more.
...bah. This kind of ruins what has thus far been an amazing
anime series. I did want more depth
, but I didn't want things to drag out -- like jyasu
mentioned, one of the refreshing things about Code Geass is its brisk pacing -- or become weird -- the stuff about the thought elevator is beginning to worry me already. And I can't think of any show, much less one so story-driven, for which an unanticipated sequel has ever been a good thing. :(
, if they have to make a sequel, that I want it to be another season. But I really don't know.
Well, if I'm not going to get any more until summer, there's no reason for me to sit on the episodes I still haven't watched. Here's to the end of spring break. D:
[On a related note, why don't people like episode 20
? I thought it was great. Is it because it dealt with, ewww, feelings? Too much angst, not enough action? Too strong on the BL subtexts? (But all the overt romance was het!) Well, the last 2 ratings have pulled its score up somewhat -- when I last checked, it was around 6.00. I mean, all those sexy shots of Lelouch didn't bias me that
much, did they? ._.]ETA:
Ahh, how I wish that moment in episode 22 had been the end. And yet I know that it was never the "real" ending. But the cliffhanger in 23 doesn't really bother me, actually. I'll wait patiently until summer . . . and then grab the first raw I see. ;)
I think I can't completely like series that forever circle around a single plot idea, spiraling outwards until events consume the entire world. [World being whatever is the scope of the series -- household, school, kingdom, planet, universe, etc.] I guess that's why I like series like Saiunkoku Monogatari, which move forward and change focus every now and then, maintaining both continuity and perspective. [I don't know how to describe the image . . . it's like drawing little loops, if that helps.] Maybe this is related to my dislike of things actually ending
-- often I just want them to continue forever the way they are. Of course, I can tell from the start which category a series like Code Geass falls into, and it isn't to say I never like stories like that, but . . . well, that's what underlies why I wanted it to be only 25 episodes, I guess. Now they won't be satisfied until there's a worldwide revolution, probably involving some supernatural events and maybe a thousand years of history or so. =/ It's kind of like RPGs that start with you going on a hunting trip and running into some soldiers, and end with you destroying an ancient evil that threatens the world but also happens to be the source of all magic, thus forcing all of civilization to rebuild itself.