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Symbolism in Anime: Code Geass/Peach Girl

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Bessena Cabe

on 30 October 2012

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Symbolism in Japanese Anime: Code Geass/ Peach Girl What is Symbolism? Symbolism (sim-buh-liz-uhm)n.

1. Something that represents something else by association, resemblance, or convention, especially a material object used to represent something invisible McCloud's definition
of Symbols Symbols Main Focus How is symbolism depicted in Japanese anime and its affect on the storyline Japan was invaded by the Brittannian Empire, and was later renamed to "Area 11". Lelouch, a Brittannian student living in Japan goes under the alias Zero in attempts to destroy Brittannia to fulfill his childhood vow. reuniting with his childhood friend Suzaku as well as meeting the mysterious girl C.C. Cornered in a life and death situation, Lelouch accepts a power C.C. offers to him, the ability to order anyone to do anything. Harboring a thirst for revenge against the Brittanian Empire for their actions against his family, Lelouch wages war against the Empire. Using his newfound power and tactical ability, Lelouch by: Ichirō Ōkouchi Symbols in Code Geass Geass Emblem
The bird-like sigil that represents the so-called Power of the King This is a symbol used to represent the Zero's Rebellion Army, it bares some resemblance to the original Geass Emblem, and is also avian in appearance. The Black Knights Zero’s Mask The Mask of Zero is used to represent Lelouch's hidden identity as the leader of the Black Knights. It is the figure of the revolution and the enduring symbol of those who stand against the Brittanian Empire. The King With colors that match the auras of the characters, the Kings used throughout the series not only represent the skill and reasoning that typifies every move in the anime. The Rising Sun The Rising Sun banner (Hinomaru) represents the Japanese nation and people. Saint George’s Cross is used to indicate England and the English people. Presumably, the lion is a Royal symbol, and the crown represents the reigning imperialists. The Brittanian Flag Symbols in Peach Girl Sae Sae is often seen as a sly cat used to getting her own way. Sae pictured as a sly cat, animatically drawn to be so, is the symbolism of a character who is crafty, sly, and greedy. Her personality represents her insecurity about friends and boyfriends do not come easily Butterflies Symbol of womanhood & Fleeting memories
Growing & falling in love
Living through drama
Dreaming of marriage Peach Girl Summary Peach Girl is about an average high school girl named Momo Adachi, who everyone thinks is a beach bunny because of her tanned skin. The actual reason she is so tanned is because she was on the swim team and tans very easily. She likes a boy, Toji, who she heard only likes non-tanned girls. She spends a lot of time trying to remake herself into the girl she believes he wants. However, she has a friend, Sae, who likes to go behind Momo's back and make her life terrible, mostly by trying to take Toji away from her. All the while there's another boy, Kairi, who is in love with Momo. Flowers used throughout the story to symbolize the protagonist Sae's Personality Peach Girl Title and Name represents a person or thing that is especially attractive, liked and enjoyed Skin Color represented judgment and discrimination Music symbol of change of mood between protagonist and antogonist Butterflies- at the end of the anime to indicate that Momo continues to grow as a woman
- also to foreshadow that Momo and Toji's love does not last forever and moments with him become less important How Symbols in Peach Girl Dictate Storyline Music- slow music for protagonist, suspense music for antagonist Skin color- white vs tan theme
- white usually stands for purity, innocence
-represented oppositely in Peach Girl
- tan was actually innocent, depicted as the
unkind one
- white-supposed to be innocent, played the
'evil' role and pretends to be the protagonist at 5 mins episode 2 part 1 first 3 mins, episode 3 part 2 these 2 videos are good examples of skin color truly drives the story and lowers Momo's self esteem Religious Symbols Peace Symbols Flags Daily Symbols War Symbols United Federation of Nations The United Federation of Nations is the group of allied states that come together as one coalition in conflict of Britannia’s domination of the world. The flag of this nation is a yellow field charged with a white dove and three circles at the point where the dove’s wings meet. The dove is a symbol of peace and unity. The Lancelot A symbol of hope and victory for the Brittanian Empire Other Symbols in Code Geass Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion by: Miwa Ueda THE END!!
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