WARNING! This post has some SERIOUS spoilers for Code Geass/Code Geass R2. Please do not read this post if you intend to watch these anime as you will be very disappointed.
I don’t want to get into the technicalities of whether this death is a death or not (a lot of the fan-base argue that this person is actually immortal), but even if it isn’t his actual death, it is still his death in the eyes of everyone who knew him. I’m talking, of course, about Code Geass’ Lelouch Lamperouge. Even now when I watch this scene I still tear up. It’s just such an emotional scene and such a dramatic end to the fast-paced, action-packed series. It is unexpected after everything that Lelouch fought for. Personally, the part that gets me the most is when Hitomi Kuroishi’s “Continued Story” starts playing and Nunnally starts yelling out to her brother. Although Lelouch constantly uses Nunally as both an excuse and a motivator, he never once actually asks her what she wants, and here she states it very clearly “I would’ve been happy just being with you, brother”. So sad.
P.S. Happy Australia Day out there to any other Aussies. Hope your day was bogan-free 🙂