Great anime but those who collect box sets will be disappoin
Christopher S. Zipfel | Egg Harbor City, NJ | 08/23/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The series from the storyline right down to the DVD menu is spectacular. However, I like collecting the box sets and was looking forward to what this one had to offer. Sadly I was shocked to see I got a paperboard sleeve with a single DVD case and a manga book inside. I figured a limited edition would come with more. The previous box sets came with two DVD cases, a manga book, audio episode, and a soundtrack. This review is solely about the box set and not about the series. I hope others will take the time to see what a great storyline this series has to offer. I was just disappointed in the overall box set of the R2 Part 1 Limited Edition."
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2, Part 1 Review
S. Bamford | Rochester, NY | 08/21/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"On August 10th of the year 2010 the Holy Empire of Britannia began a campaign of conquest, its sights set on Japan. In the span of one month the island nation was conquered. As a dominion of the Empire the newly acquired territory was renamed Area 11. The rights of its citizens were severely limited and an economic depression followed for the Japanese, now known as Elevens. Just as things seemed at their bleakest one man chose to stand up and fight, the masked crusader Zero. Leading his Order of Black Knights, Zero instigated a full scale revolution against Britannia culminating in one fi nal battle, the Black Rebellion. Heavy casualties were seen by both sides but ultimately Britannia stood the victor resulting in Zero's execution. And thus was history written.
The year is now 2018. With Zero dead and the remnants of the Black Knights being swept up by the Britannian forces, a forced state of peace settles over Area 11. The rights of the Elevens remain limited but with no one to lead them and the defeat during the Black Rebellion hanging over them, the Japanese people remain under the boot of Britannian oppression with no hope to overcome.
This is an amazing series, one of the best in my eyes. The plot is quite pivotal, filled with so many twists and turns, all building up toward the climax of events finalizing this amazing series. The only downfall to this set (hence the four stars) is that it comes in a sleeve with just seven episodes and only the fourth volume of the manga (Bandai skipped the third volume completely), but for the price it's actually cheaper than the standard edition (more for less right). Also, it seems that the second season of Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion will be released in four parts instead of three."