Rewatching 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.