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Nunnally in Wonderland and the Marvelous Hat

The issue with talking about Nunnally in Wonderland is it’s tough to recommend without spoiling the best jokes, but also difficult for people to get over their scepticism and check it out. Nunnally in Wonderland is really nothing more than a glorified picture drama, albeit one that mocks its own existence as a picture drama with no budget by devolving dramatic fight sequences into ridiculous puppet battles. Not convinced? What if I said that the premise for Nunnally in Wonderland is Lelouch using the geass on the production staff of Code Geass to make Nunnally in Wonderland to amuse his sister?

Still not convinced? Fine then, here’s Charles Vi Brittania in a marvelous hat with hearts on.

So now that you’ve watched it (I refuse to believe that anyone could not watch it after seeing Charles in the Marvelous Hat), what was your favourite part? The use of the dramatic Enya music when Shirley spouts a whole load of nonsense while suffering from the world’s worst wedgie? Lelouch explaining that the entire 50 episodes of drama and angst from Code Geass could have been avoided if only Nunnally was 6 inches tall? Puppet Spinzaku? Nice Boat? Did you get butter on the Hadron Cannon? Croquet as a metaphor for class warfare? Norio Wakamoto hamming it up to 11? You know what, here’s Charles in his Marvelous Hat again.

Oh lawdy, I just noticed Charles’s wig sausages end in little heart shapes.

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  1. Posted July 31, 2012 at 11:26 pm | Permalink

    Spinzaku killed me, as did Kanon being Schneizel’s wifey. This entire OVA was so much dumb fun I had to watch it again!

    Also the Britannian imperial family has the best taste in hats.

    • Scamp
      Posted August 1, 2012 at 12:29 am | Permalink

      Wait, Kanon? Who? Shit, I think I’m due a rewatch of Geass…

      • Posted August 1, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Permalink

        Ah you remember Kanon – Schneizel’s aide who was clearly more than just his PA XD

  2. Fadeway
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 12:17 am | Permalink

    Oh that large ham. I, too, will be rewatching again (tomorrow) to catch any missed references.

    • Scamp
      Posted August 1, 2012 at 12:29 am | Permalink

      My favourite ‘missed reference’ was the guys dressed as the lion and the unicorn. I had no idea who they were, which made that scene even funnier

      • LordOmnit
        Posted August 2, 2012 at 12:59 am | Permalink

        I’m pretty sure they were two of Cornelia’s schlubs. I’m guessing that the unicorn was the long-haired one and the lion was the one who Lulu geass-ed into shooting her down at the end of S1. No idea what the symbolism would be, though, because I’ve never heard of lion vs. unicorn.

  3. Click
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 12:39 am | Permalink

    I almost did a spit take during the Spinzaku puppet battle. That, Charles’ absolutely fabulous hat, and all of those shots of C.C.’s butt got me to watch this twice.

    Oh, and Schneizel and Kanon shipped together? Sunrise clearly knows what fujoshi fans want damnit, and they prove it over and over again.

    • Scamp
      Posted August 1, 2012 at 8:47 am | Permalink

      Nah, it definitely needed more shots of C.C’s butt

  4. Posted August 1, 2012 at 1:37 am | Permalink

    Killer Bunnies would be a much better card game if the hares in this special were in it.

  5. luffyluffy
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 1:43 am | Permalink

    This OVA made me feel a little bit better for my dumb irrational love of Code Geass.

    It’s really dumb, but it’s just so outrageous that even being a Gundam/Logh crossover-rehash-whateveritis I just can’t bring myself to hate it. It is quintessentially anime, or at least I think so.

    tl;dr gosh i lvoe code geass

    • Scamp
      Posted August 1, 2012 at 8:48 am | Permalink

      Geass > Logh

      Well, the first season is

      • luffyluffy
        Posted August 1, 2012 at 5:15 pm | Permalink

        They’re two different kinds of feel good tv though. Logh is the kind of feel good when you watch it and smile and then remember that half the cast in that group shot is dead at the end and you shed a few manly tears.

        Code Geass is just pure feel good dumb entertainment, so they both cancel each other out.

  6. Posted August 1, 2012 at 3:00 am | Permalink

    Man, I’m actually kind of glad I went in skeptical, because it ended up being much more fun than expected! Even as a huge Nunnally hater (well, I guess I hate the concept of her character more than Nunnally herself), I enjoyed the hell out of this.

    I’d say using all the dramatic Code Geass music is my favorite part, Charles’ awesome hat is No. 2 and the Special Croquet Zone is a close third.

    • Scamp
      Posted August 1, 2012 at 8:50 am | Permalink

      The trick with Nunnally is they just made her a generic commentator rather than try to carry any scene

  7. Posted August 1, 2012 at 3:14 am | Permalink

    Hmm. I’m still not completely sold. I think one more picture of Charles in his marvelous hat would have done the trick

  8. Posted August 1, 2012 at 5:24 am | Permalink

    If it weren’t for Charles’ hat, this would’ve been all for naught.

  9. hint
    Posted August 1, 2012 at 9:41 am | Permalink

    30 min of good stuff. Loved that FLEIJA reference when asked Nunnally about how the food tasted.

  10. Posted August 2, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

    It’s all in-jokes. If you remember the most outlandish stuff from the TV show, Nunnally in Wonderland lampoons it. And fanservice. I can appreciate that.

  11. Taka
    Posted August 6, 2012 at 9:25 am | Permalink

    My favorite part was when the Mock turtle had a heart attack.

    Also there can be only one…rabbit.

    Where was Diethard (also did he die in s1 I can’t remember)

    Marianne’s bouncing tits. I don’t know why but I found them hilarious.

    Lastly (also tit related) Nunally’s pretend highneck dress that inexplicably dives down to show some cleavage.

    Her eyes still freak me out

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