I first saw Code Geass in Fall 2008, courtesy of a friend who is an anime geek. I hadn’t really seen anime before, outside of a few episodes of Mobile Suit Gundam 00 and Rurouni Kenshin. It was also a time that I really started to get into the whole anime craze, since a number of my friends and classmates were into it. What started with Rurouni Kenshin, Gundam, and Code Geass became an obsession of sorts and its become another medium that I’ve grown to love and enjoy.
And among all the different anime series I’ve seen over the last five years, Code Geass ranks pretty highly.
Up until about a year and half ago, I never considered music to be all that helpful when doing any sort of writing. I was indifferent to what I would play when doing any creative work or anything else, rotating my playlists between anime, western pop and rock, J-pop, Bollywood, Indian pop and some other random music. And then I started to do some real creative writing and over time, I quickly learned to value some good writing music, inspired mostly by a thread on the Bolthole: A Soundtrack To My Writing. There were a hell of a lot of great suggestions there and I developed a real taste for Original Soundtracks (OST) from movies. Over time, that taste also grew to include a wide variety of video game OSTs and now, 18 months later, my music collection includes dozens of complete OSTs.