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12 Days of Anime #1: Code Gay-Ass

spice and wolfRewatching Code Geass was scary. I mean, I had always really liked the anime, but when I go as far as to name the blog after it, it took on a greater significance. The name for the site was suggested in passing by my sister when I was expressing frustration with the difficulty of coming up with a blog name and it just sorta stuck. But because I stuck with that name I became The Code Geass Guy. The more time that passed, the more that moniker stuck with me. The other thing that happened as time passed was increasing doubt as to whether Code Geass was any good in the first place. Returning to it I made the decision to blog the series because if it ended up being far worse than I remembered (which I was starting to believe would be the case), I would at least get some fun out of venting.

The result? I loved it. It’s hardly like it’s without problems. Indeed R2 was jam-packed full of them. But I had so much fun covering the thing and was overall one of the most fun things I’ve ever done blogging. I recognise the show is deeply flawed but I would now consider it my favourite anime of all time. It all came back to that time I was struggling for a name for this site.

I had planned years ago that if I was to ever shut down the blog, the last post would have to be on the final episode of R2, just to wrap everything up neatly. The year before I had thought I was in my final throes of anime blogging so set myself the task of covering Code Geass because I wouldn’t feel finished unless I did that. Very soon after that though I got the job writing for MAL and got picked up for the odd freelance article and guest podcast appearance as resident Code Geass expert on ANN. The blog obviously has taken a big dip in output (asides from the last 12 days where everything went into overdrive) but I still love writing about anime. If you’re one of the ones who hasn’t dropped off and are still reading this site, I thank you. Hopefully you’ll stick around for 2016 and beyond. I’ve still got plenty of stuff planned. I’ll still be writing. You can’t stop me yet.

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  1. Ken
    Posted December 25, 2015 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    Curses you scamp! I thought I could stop you!

  2. Posted December 25, 2015 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

    Here’s to many more years of Code Geass! And you too, I guess ;-)

    I think it’s my most rewatched series. I just get the inkling to watch a couple of episodes, and end up watching 10-20. Happened so many times.

    • Scamp
      Posted December 26, 2015 at 3:07 pm | Permalink

      I think my most watched anime is Redline. Geass stayed un-rewatched for years and years

  3. Aldonaritas
    Posted December 25, 2015 at 7:24 pm | Permalink

    Jibuuuun wo, motherfuckers.

    • Scamp
      Posted December 26, 2015 at 3:08 pm | Permalink


  4. Aethelwulf
    Posted December 25, 2015 at 9:32 pm | Permalink

    To 2016 and beyond!

  5. Abonymous
    Posted December 25, 2015 at 10:35 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for all the years of blogging. 2015 was a year full of changes and beautiful behinds for this blog. Cheers to many more!

    • Scamp
      Posted December 26, 2015 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

      And for the beautiful behinds for the beautiful minds behind this blog

  6. Posted December 26, 2015 at 12:00 am | Permalink

    Gratz… now to infinity and beyond!

  7. Nazaren
    Posted December 26, 2015 at 12:03 am | Permalink

    It’s a toss-up between Code Geass and -monogatari series for me, and both somehow get better upon repeat viewings. They’re flawed, certainly, but exactly what I love.

    The CG rewatch was a joy to read (hooray, validation!). Right up there with HxH and JoJo pieces, for me. The unbridled enthusiasm from this site got me to watch both. I’ll never finish EVOL though so… 2 for 3. I’m certain there’s a lot more, but those are the bigguns.

    Things can’t always stay the same. Output is lower, sadly, but what you guys do post is as good as ever, and not really something I’ve been able to find anywhere else (okay maybe Swabulous too). Come what may, here’s hoping for a great 2016!

    Also, your season previews are far and away the best around, fake charts or not. Hint hint.

    • Scamp
      Posted December 26, 2015 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

      That season preview is coming I swear!

  8. Outcast
    Posted December 26, 2015 at 4:56 am | Permalink

    Honestly, your season previews alone are enough to keep me here (more content wouldn’t hurt, of course).

    But about MAL, is there are a way you could link me to a single page with all of your articles. Searching your name on MAL just takes me to your profile page and I can’t find any articles on there either.

    • Scamp
      Posted December 26, 2015 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

      Starting in the new year I’m going to start posting them to a sidebar on the blog. That should hopefully be a good solution

  9. donchaka
    Posted December 26, 2015 at 3:10 pm | Permalink

    I haven’t watched any anime for, like, 2 years, but I’ll read this blog until it shuts down. It’s fun to read even if I’m not familiar with the particular show being talked about.

    Also agreeing with the chorus of loving the season previews…

    • Scamp
      Posted December 26, 2015 at 3:12 pm | Permalink

      hey I recommend watching anime. Anime is cool

  10. DarkEnergy
    Posted December 27, 2015 at 9:32 am | Permalink

    This is my favorite anime blog and the only one I read consistently. Scamp’s opinions seem to match up with mine so well on so many things. I’ll continue reading this blog until the fat lady sings. I’d love to see a return of the Terribad Anime Reviews: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilHFzcR5vK8

  11. gw_kimmy
    Posted December 27, 2015 at 7:43 pm | Permalink

    i still have you in my bookmarks even though i don’t come around as often anymore! hope you continue writing, whether anime or not, you have a knack for it.

    i just started re-watching code geass with my friends and it’s just as ridiculously entertaining as i remember.

  12. Ramiel
    Posted December 28, 2015 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

    Glad you are still sticking too it. I really enjoy this blog, and don’t know what I would do without your season previews…..Speaking of which…

  13. 45am
    Posted December 29, 2015 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    I’ve stuck around for years and I’ll still be here 2016 and on because I love this blog! Keep doing what you love :)

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