Code Geass

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Okay, so on /a/'s advice I started watching Code Geass.

I've watched the first 8 episodes. I don't see what the big fucking deal is.

It seems like your typical robot anime. Teenage kids fighting against an empire, war is hell, people die, the main character has special abilities, blah, blah.

I see tons of influences and things taken from various Gundam series, Eureka 7, Death Note, lots of anime stereotypes and archetypes.

Also the character designs are pretty annoying, but what else can I expect from CLAMP?

All in all, whats so damn great about this series? From the first 8 episodes I would expect it to fall into obscurity since it doesn't do anything special other than have good quality animation.

I'll keep watching, I'm certain there will be some type of plot twist where some main characters die, someone gets betrayed, yadda, yadda.