At Ashford Academy, the girls get into juicy talks in the bath, and later plan a gender role reversal festival, which has everyone but Lelouch Lamperouge eager. The students also attend the grand opening of the Clovis Land pool, much to the scantily clad Cornelia li Britannia's embarrassment. Events from Lelouch's past show a chapter from his royal upbringing, and how he met Suzaku Kururugi. Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch Picture Drama shows that when they are away from the bloodshed and agony of war, the characters live very different and often humorous lives.
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.
I didn't expect these picture dramas be all that good, but there were still a little disappointing.
Each special is filling in a little bit of information and or an event that happen between episodes in the series. Most of this information is completely unnecessary , with only some of scenes and episodes even being slightly funny. If the extra bit of information was actually kind of interesting or more informative, the story part would've been better, but it earns a 5/10, the way it currently is. At least, it's kind of a different way of how to make specials.
is similar to the art used for the Nunnally in Wonderland. The scenes are all still shots that flow into the next without any actually movement being seen. It just doesn't have the fantasy feel this time. It's rather dull and unappealing though. 5/10.
The sound is kind of just there. 5/10.
The characters are pretty uninteresting besides in a few scenes that were mildly interesting and or funny. There usually isn't anything majorly different, if anything, in the character department throughout specials, but at least half the time or more, the characters are still fun to watch and get into some funny situations. This isn't the case here though, and the way these episodes are made, it takes away the fun of watching the characters on screen again. 5/10.
I didn't enjoy these picture dramas much, but I don't hate them either. 5/10 for enjoyment and overall.
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.