Pros: Get to see more of the Code Geass characters, filling in their back stories or what went on between episodes. Episodes are short and easy to watch.
Cons: Its a picture drama, so the animation consists of still pictures.
Bottom line: These picture dramas are really great to watch if you like the characters of Code Geass and want to find out more about them. Its by no means necessary to enjoy Code Geass, but it really doesn't hurt either, especially if you are the sort of person who wonders about the smaller details.
It would be wise to have watched the whole first season of Code Geass before watching these Specials.
"Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch Picture Drama" are a great addition to the back story of some of these characters of Code Geass.
If anything, they are entertaining enough to watch.
Episode 1 is How Lelouch and Susaku met at a young age.
Episode 2 was Milly, Nina, Shirley, and Kallen talking in the Ashford Academy Onsen/bathing house. It's quite sexy.
Episode 3, Jeremiah confides to Villetta about how he failed to protect Marianne 8 years ago.
Episode 4, Rivalz is talking to Susaku about how Lelouch is quiet about his childhood while repairing a bike. Susaku talks to Cecile and Lloyed afterwards, they make Susaku feel more at home.
Episode 5 was a comedic episode of the Student Counsel going to the beach. Euphemia and Cornelia have an announcement.
Episode 6 the student council have a cosplay party!
Episode 7 Lelouch has trouble explaining to Nunally why CC is at their house, and Sayoko has a surprise when she gets home.
Episode 8 Nunnally remembers how kind and gentle Eyphemia was as a child.
Episode 9 Was a serious episode about the departure of Susaku and Lelouch's childhood.
The animation is what you would expect of a Picture drama.
The art is quite unique, most of the art in each episode was made with a rough draft style, (I actually like the look a lot), but some are higher quality drawings of what you would expect (Especially episode 2... I'm not complaining.)
The usual soundtrack from the show.
The Seiyuu are excellent.
I've always liked these types of specials, that include OVA specials.
The fact that each of these specials adds some background to the characters, and brings some light humor is enough for it to be worth watching.
If you've purchased the DVDs of Code Geass, you will not be disappointed.read more
The general rule and logical move of any lucrative franchise is to expand and collect on the profits, Code Geass is no exception. This is a picture drama, meaning a collection of still images subsequently presented along with voice actors to tell supplementary stories. While it obviously won’t be of the same calibre as a genuine T.V. series it still remains an entertaining and original method to expand on an existing story and in this case, it’s just plain more Geass and thus a welcomed addition anyway. And since it is Geass and done well enough as well it actually beats a lot of other genuine T.V. series being made these days.
My Age Rating: 8: Some mature and fanservicey situations.
This picture drama offers side stories to several episodes of the first season, actually happening during these episodes chronologically speaking. It will give background information on certain characters, help develop side plots and give meat to the smaller matters and minor characters. There’s also some more development between Suzaku and Lelouch that is evidently of interest.
That said the main and only reason I see anyone watching this is if you’re a fan of the show and want more of it or if you really dig the characters and would like to see more of them and more on them. Aside from a few plot relevant matters, it is mostly made to add light humor and show some fanservice so I would recommend this to people who enjoy that sort of thing as well. If you haven’t watched the series itself yet, then I recommend looking up the episode numbers of this special and watching its episodes during your initial watch of Code Geass’ first season, I assume it could prove quite rewarding.read more
For all the fans of Code Geass is a great way to know more about the characters of the series!
The strories are short but easy to know everything, some are more important in the relation between the characters and others are more naive and lightly.
The art is very simple but at the same time very enjoyable and that way we can concentrate more in the story, and the sound is also very simple and lightly so we can comprehend all that is said, also it's added the sound of the stuff their doing although we don't see it.
About the characters, it's a very good way to know more about them and the relations between all them and how they knew each other.