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Bandai announces Code Geass R2 to start airing in October

by Hellmonkey
Aug 11, 2008 7:05 PM | 81 Comments
Today (8/9/08) at Bandai Entertainment's Panel at Otakon, Bandai announced that Code Geass R2 (season 2) will start airing on Adultswim in October, a week after the last episode of Season 1. Meaning there will be no wait to watch season 2. They also mentioned that Gundam 00 will start airing on Sci-Fi channel this fall.

Source: Bandai Entertainment Premiere Panel, Otakon

Edit: Gundam 00 will start airing on November 17th on Sci-Fi's Ani-Monday. It will air between 11pm and Midnight. It will replace Gurren Lagan when it's finished.

Source: Anime News Network

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this is great...i was just thinking we would have to have waited till next year for it....

Aug 18, 2008 9:15 PM by flix02

Meta77 said:
I dont watch fansubs cause there free.....actually i never thought of it. But the reason i watch is so i can know what happens in the show before the dub. Code geass for example.....why stay watching the dub which is still in the first season when you can watch the sub and see it end before the dub even starts the second seson.


Because you then stop supporting ratings on Adult Swim, they push anime back another hour to show ATHF repeats, revenue for anime programming drops, which may lead to AS dropping anime and putting a large dent in the US anime industry. That's why I watch anime on TV instead of fansubs while those shows are airing. Why start R2 now anyways when you can wait another 9-10 weeks (not to mention that episode 19 just aired, so you'd already be very behind).

Aug 18, 2008 9:46 AM by CCZilla

I dont watch fansubs cause there free.....actually i never thought of it. But the reason i watch is so i can know what happens in the show before the dub. Code geass for example.....why stay watching the dub which is still in the first season when you can watch the sub and see it end before the dub even starts the second seson.

Aug 18, 2008 8:47 AM by Meta77

Starfishy said:

Its awesome to see how much Anime as evolved here in America! For the poor kids who just watch the fansubs because they're free... STFU !


Amen. Thank you!

Aug 18, 2008 1:51 AM by internetotaku

Thats exciting and interesting to think that they whould do that so quickly and fluidly here. I imagine the ratings play a large part in that - either, they're good enough that they want to capitalize on it by releasing it quickly or they're not good enough and they're trying to make that up by releasing it quickly. End result is the same, suppose. That whould be my guess.

Aug 18, 2008 1:49 AM by internetotaku

wakka9ca said:
the only english dubs that are actually watchable are Canadian ones (Vancouver)
Here here. Well, they are the best.

Aug 17, 2008 3:13 PM by LoveWifeLunch

the only english dubs that are actually watchable are Canadian ones (Vancouver)

Aug 17, 2008 11:31 AM by wakka9ca

Why wait so long. Just watch the subs, the shows second season is coming to a close soon. Id say about 5 more episdoes left.

Aug 17, 2008 10:26 AM by Meta77

Shiki1232 said:
That is tight I like how Bandai is trying to keep anime as current as possible in America!!!! Thats why I buy almost everything they bring out!!!


thats some kind of having a "comming out" ^^

Aug 17, 2008 7:53 AM by Amenonuhoko

Hellmonkey said:
Today (8/9/08) at Bandai Entertainment's Panel at Otakon, Bandai announced that Code Geass R2 (season 2) will start airing on Adultswim in October, a week after the last episode of Season 1. Meaning there will be no wait to watch season 2. They also mentioned that Gundam 00 will start airing on Sci-Fi channel this fall.

Source: Bandai Entertainment Premiere Panel, Otakon

Edit: Gundam 00 will start airing on November 17th on Sci-Fi's Ani-Monday. It will air between 11pm and Midnight. It will replace Gurren Lagan when it's finished.

Source: Anime News Network


Adultswim == US channel ??!?
i *guess* so ....

Aug 17, 2008 7:51 AM by Amenonuhoko

That is tight I like how Bandai is trying to keep anime as current as possible in America!!!! Thats why I buy almost everything they bring out!!!

Aug 16, 2008 4:51 PM by Takagiyagami

Looks like i'll be watching Gundam 00 on scifi.

Aug 16, 2008 3:07 AM by TechnicsMKII

Oh my gosh!! This is such great news. I do want to see it in sub first though but I don't know if I will have time or not. Well I better get to watchin then. I can't wait!!

Aug 15, 2008 11:55 AM by Digigirl

00 airing 2 a weeK??? thats only gonna burn 3 months, thy plan on releasing the 2nd part as soon as it finishes airing in japan??? i am interested to see how the dub plays out

Aug 14, 2008 11:49 PM by nyamo

It was bound to happen, no secret there.

Aug 14, 2008 12:31 PM by JTSlayer

Hopefully they'll show it at a half-decent hour...

Aug 14, 2008 11:02 AM by Hound_of_Ulster

Wow, not what I was expecting ?

I'm glad they aired Code Geass though, I love recording and rewatching c; the anime on t.v. has gotten, better lately imo. Looks like Seirei no Moribito will air too? To be honest, I think they *should* also have waited, for at least a month to release the second season ! I mean, it just makes you much more excited to see the second season. Oh well, I guess it'll help on their end. c;

Aug 14, 2008 6:32 AM by Kittenia

Watching anime on tv has it's downsides too.
For example, compare the Dubs to the subs (some made me gag), and there are commercials, and stuff, and It's so much easier to just download a good subbed version of an anime, then hook up the computer to a tv... well for me at least.

Aug 13, 2008 10:57 PM by xLtay

BLaZeDRas said:

if he finds the dub annoying (as should anyone who is really into anime since most dubs suck and ruin the feel of the shows) then why is my replying to him being "annoyed" by the dub off-topic?

Even as someone who watches only subs I still find it amazingly ignorant for someone to claim that one can not be into anime simply because they enjoy dubs. Many dub fans support the industry more than most of us "sub elitists" and I doubt one would spend money (a lot of money at that, DVDs are expensive) on something they weren't really into.

By the way, I'm not saying "blah blah support the industry fansubs suck". I'm just saying that you need to get your ideas straight before making stupid generalizations, if this can even be considered a generalization.

btw, try adding some crap to your list before claiming to be someone who is "really into anime".

Aug 13, 2008 10:31 PM by Xjellocross

BLaZeDRas said:
Kuyukly said:
BLaZeDRas said:
BlackRubie said:
That's awesome. I better start getting use to the voices in Geass. I'm still annoyed with them.


why dont u just watch the original audio versions?


Obviously because BlackRubie wants to enjoy the dub...:/

Again, this thread isn't even about the dub, it's about the fact that it's airing...>_>


if he finds the dub annoying (as should anyone who is really into anime since most dubs suck and ruin the feel of the shows) then why is my replying to him being "annoyed" by the dub off-topic?


...Y'know what, I'm not gonna talk to someone who says "you're not an anime fan if you like dubs". I'm just gonna drop it here.

Aug 13, 2008 10:13 PM by Kuyu