Perhaps I may or may not possibly at some point have implied that I could maybe might like Code Geass. I still don’t know what could have given it away. It’s not like I named the entire blog after it or anything. It’s hugely charismatic and massively entertaining with a strong focus on a handful of themes and that same appealingly slapdash approach to storytelling that Future Diary has, in that it feels logic is a disposable component if it would allow the story to move quicker. This trait, along with its natural extravagance and desire to keep one-upping itself, means that there are a lot of silly things that happen in Code Geass.
Nunnally in Wonderland is Code Geass taking out all these components, framing them on the mantelpiece, then pointing and laughing at them.
Which is the best moment from Nunnally in Wonderland? Norio Wakamoto in his marvellous hat? The fact that the entire thing was made because Lelouch used the geass on the production staff? The Special Administrated Zone of Croquet? The mockery of pretentious monologues using Geass’s own dramatic music from the final episode? Norio Wakamoto in his marvellous hat? No, it has to be the moment Suzaku appeared. Not only do they have a go at the OVA’s own noticeably total lack of budget and its existence as little more than a picture drama, they re-imagine Suzaku’s signature spinning kick in the form of barely functional puppets spinning wildly like an inexperienced player on a foosball table.