Notes for Code Geass Episode II – Handou

New Scenes

  • Opening scenes w/Suzaku and Lelouch
  • [00:13:30] Effects of the live Geass
  • [00:13:51] Anya and Schneizel on the Avalon
  • [00:14:15] The aftermath of Suzaku’s live order
  • [00:14:30] Schneizel and Kannon fuck on a table
  • [00:16:11] Lelouch asks CC about their contract
  • [00:16:50] Rakshata gets the Gawain
  • [00:22:55] New explanation of how Nina met Euphy
  • [00:28:50] The Black Knights react to the SAZ
  • [00:35:00] CC asks Suzaku about VV (I don’t know what this is doing here either?)
  • [01:01:40] Shirley blurts out loud that she thinks Lelouch is in the BKs but no one reacts to her
  • [01:01:45] China helps the BKs
  • [01:12:50] Nina has to give up on the Ganymede
  • [01:19:50] Follow-up to Schneizel volunteering to help Cornelia
  • [01:19:55] Nunnally says hi to Dad
  • [01:20:15] Diethard and Kaguya flee Tokyo
  • [01:22:40 – 01:26:10] Big chain of new scenes about what happened in Britannia after the Black Rebellion
  • [01:28:19] Suzaku asks about verifying Zero’s identity
  • [01:30:05] Nunnally becomes the new viceroy and Suzaku angsts about Lelouch
  • [01:31:41] Cecile explains the plot to Suzaku
  • [01:32:50] Suzaku continues being hung about Lelouch when he has a perfectly good boyfriend on the phone already assuring him that his childhood friend isn’t acting strangely
  • [01:34:15] Fucking Rolo dude
  • [01:35:35 – 01:40:05] Another big chain of new scenes about Shirley, Sayoko covering for Lelouch, and the attack on the Geass Cult
  • [01:40:45] Awk zoom in on Suzaku’s crotch while he angsts about Lelouch and continues to ignore all of the perfectly eligible boyfriends he has in Britannia
  • [01:48:38] Diethard on Ohgi’s love life
  • [02:08:24] Suzaku moaps in front of portrait of his dead girlfriend while hearing her voice in his head and being upset about Lelouch while stilllllll ignoring the existence of the single men in his immediate vicinity

Big Changes

  • School scenes were FLEIA’d from orbit. Thank fuck.
  • The Black Knights book it to China ASAP after the Black Rebellion now instead of getting captured by Britannia then making it to China later.
  • Suzaku’s character was removed from the China Arc entirely and he’s now absent in Europe during the events.
  • Shirley doesn’t die. (This isn’t just a movie 2 thing either. People who’ve seen movie 3 said she doesn’t die in that one either.)

IMDB Trivia Page

  • Marrybell mel Britannia and Laila la Britannia appear once more in the family picture that Schneizel has on the Avalon.
  • The developers of the Gawain was changed to the Zevon family, which is a reference to the Code Geass manga Oz the Reflection.
  • The 3 names mentioned during Nunnally’s return are Calares, Kewell Soresi, and the Stadtfeld family. Calares is the new viceroy who they drop the Babel tower on. Stadtfeld, wow, they remembered Kallen’s Britannian family exists. Kewell was a minor character in s1 who was in the pureblood faction. He originally died during the Narita episodes, but his death was cut from the last movie.
  • Suzaku recognizes Rolo from the post-credits scene of Akito the Exiled 5.
  • The Chinese Empress’s voice actress has changed to Saori Sudo.
  • VV’s voice actor has changed to Hidenosuke Kawashiro… I think he sounds a lot closer to the original VA than the Empress’s new VA does?
  • Ms. Lohmeyer’s voice actress has changed. (It’s not a credited role, but I think it’s Sachiko Kojima?)

Headscratchers

  • Even having the Gawain in the movie at all seems really pointless…? I guess they “had” to add in a throwaway scene where the BKs obtain it so they could re-use the animation from the later episodes.
  • Euphy wants to introduce Suzaku to some people after the SAZ opens, but who is this even referring to? Lelouch and Nunnally? The 2 of them and Suzaku all go to the same school. I don’t think you need to re-introduce 3 people who see each other every day.
  • CC now suspects Suzaku is in league with VV w/no dialogue or scene beforehand to make her suspect any connection between the two. It’s seriously out of the blue. This line would actually make more sense in the TV show where VV pulled the teleport prank beforehand.
  • You see Cornelia on the perimeter during the Black Rebellion then her next appearance is at the government bureau without any connecting scene showing her returning to the bureau. I don’t think it’s weird they didn’t show a scene of her going back to the building, I think it’s weird to even show her on the perimeter to begin with if you need her back in the bureau 2 seconds later.
  • Shirley blurts out “I think Lelouch is in the Black Knights” in front of multiple people including Kallen and Zero but no one bats an eye. Also, how is, “Kallen is in the BKs, so Lelouch must be too” even a logical step for her?
  • Lelouch and Shirley are supposed to be dating in these movies (director’s words), but they do a pretty poor job presenting that – “Shirley notices when he’s gone.” Okay, but she looks more like a stalker. What’s more bizarre is they had previously existing animation from the part where Lelouch and Shirley go shopping that they could have re-used as a “date” scene or something to better show this.
  • The lines where Cornelia talks about Marianne’s body being moved were removed. MAKES YOU THINK.
  • Despite the movie being from “Suzaku’s POV”, there’s still a huge jump in his narrative between when he gets captured by the Gefjun disturber and when he re-appears on Kamine. They try to cover for it by having Suzaku say, “VV sent me and Orange to Kamine Island” but it’s .
  • The scene where Lelouch gives Rolo the locket seems pretty random/pointless. I understand you can’t show it until the part where it’s shown because the audience isn’t supposed to “know” about Rolo’s betrayal yet, but why even show it to begin with? I guess they didn’t want to remoe the locket from the existing animation…? Or they can’t sell Rolo lockets if there’s no locket scene. HMM.