Posts Tagged ‘lelouch

29
Oct
10

Random Sketches 2010-10

Before the month is over, here are some drawings left over from the month of October.

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Source: Code Geass

Character: Nunnaly Lamperouge

Scene: From the final episode of season 2.  This is my most favorite scene from the anime because of my hatred for Ledouche.

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Source: Bakemonogatari

Character: Hitagi Senjougahara

Scene: She is sitting on the right rear passenger seat of a moving sedan in the middle of the night.  From episode 12.

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Source: Strike Witches

Character: Hanna-Justina Marseille

Scene: She has just arrived and is introduced to the Strike Witches squadron.  The scene is supposed to exude her sense of superiority and self importance.  From episode 10 of season 2.

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Source: Spice and Wolf

Character: Horo (or Holo, the official spelling)

Scene: From a random wallpaper that I believe was based on an official artwork.

19
Dec
09

Code Geass: Why Code Geass is Educational.

Code Geass: Rebellion of Lelouch

Code Geass (see here), for those of benefactors that may not know, is an animation series from Japan (see here).  Often classified as a mecha-action-drama by some.

However, Code Geass holds a special place for me in my heart.  I believe it should be used in the classrooms in the United States, mainly for social studies classes in high schools.

This may sound bizarre and I assure you my masters, it is.  Code Geass is EDUCATIONAL!

Get edumacated! Author: Yes your highness...

Code Geass is one of those animes that covers a lot of the things that one needs to learn about in the world.

If I were to go into detail this article will take forever and as you know this will take too much work for me, your humble writer.   So, to put it succinctly, here is a list of things that you can learn about or is referenced in the Code Geass series.

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SOCIAL SCIENCE

-GOVERNMENT-

  • Forms of government (empire, constitutional monarchy, representative democracy, colony, single multi-state government (some people think U.N. is one))
  • Line of succession (see line of succession)
  • Political assassination and the scary “cides” (Regicide/Fratricide/Genocide (yes, even this too))
  • Rebellion/Insurgency/Terrorism
  • War (strategy vs. tactic) – see The Art of War
  • Electoral process (see representative democracy)
  • Public executions
  • Citizenship (naturalization and by birth)

-ECONOMICS-

  • Poverty
  • Caste system (aristocracy, etc.)
  • Social Darwinism (see social darwinism)
  • Commercialism (shopping malls, cell phones, Pizza Hut.  Having been in the ad business in my previous employment this really fascinates me)
  • Mass media (state-controlled)

-HISTORY-

  • Everything before 1500-ish (because anything mentioned after that is the universe that Code Geass is set in)
  • Geography (accurate world geography with different borders)

-MISC-

  • Religion (the occult, in this case)
  • Racism and reverse-racism
  • High school education (an anime with a high school?!)

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HEALTH

-SEX EDUCATION-

  • Homosexuality (both male/male and female/female)
  • Masturbation (female)
  • One-sided love (I’m shocked too, I know)
  • S&M (just look at C.C.’s outfit)
  • Incest (multiple occasions)

-D.A.R.E.-

  • Drug abuse/Drug trafficking (Just say no to Refrain)
  • Deaths (suicides and malicious kinds)

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NATURAL SCIENCE

-NATURAL SCIENCE-

  • Psychology (a good anime always cover this topic but…)
  • Futurism (see futurism)
  • Energy crisis (sort of)
  • Pseudo-science (e.g. ESP, etc.)

-COMMERCIAL TECHNOLOGY-

  • Ejection seats, air bags
  • Monorail/public transportation systems
  • Robotics (it’s an anime, it has mecha, nuff said)
  • Cell phones (I know it’s mentioned but I do like the ones featured here.  Can’t beat the ones from Macross Frontier though)

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CREATIVE ARTS

-ARTS & CRAFTS-

  • Portraits (royalties, mainly)
  • Architecture (classical and neo-classical… I think)
  • Landscapes (impressionism, I think)
  • Cosplay (yes, I think it’s art)

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I believe there are many more things one can learn from this anime.  We should promote a forced viewing of the 2 seasons of Code Geass to everyone in high school.

Despite my utter hatred for Lelouch the Douche, I believe that allowing the youths of America to be exposed to such compendium ofknowledge will ultimately benefit us in the long run.  Long live Emperor Ledouche!