Code Geass Sucks

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It’s been a while now since the series ended, but on reflection I think the many failures of Sunrise’s 50 episode long Pizza Hut commercial deserve another look. The mistakes the show made are in a lot of ways representative of larger problems in modern TV anime (although honestly I can’t think of any other series with such gratuitous product placement). Obviously anyone who expected a giant robot series to take the genre anywhere it hasn’t been already was fooling themselves, but what makes Geass interesting is that it was actually a rather ambitious show in its own way (not that its ambition did it any good).

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