CLAMP collective is credited for original character design of Code Geass. Since the actual character design was made by Takahiro Kimura, what was exactly the CLAMP role in making Code Geass?

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    Ahm, the incredibly preposterous clothes :P
    – Secret
    Dec 16, 2013 at 6:39

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The Wikipedia page has a good explanation of the role that CLAMP played on the production.

To summarize it, CLAMP was contacted during the beginning planning stages. They provided ideas that helped with the development of the setting and characters. When they were developing Lelouch, Ageha Ohkawa, the head writer at CLAMP, said that she saw him as a character that everyone could relate to as being "cool" and a "beauty". Zero was one of the earliest developed characters, with the mask being a something that was felt to be necessary for a Sunrise (the studio) show as well as being something CLAMP saw as being unique design.

The finalized original character design art done by CLAMP was converted into animation character designs by the Sunrise character designer, who had extensively studied CLAMP's art and style. He focused on designing them to allow the other animators to apply them without moving away from CLAMP's original art style.

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    That was why Suzaku looked like Syaoran. :)
    – xjshiya
    Jun 3, 2013 at 0:01
  • I never thought of that, but that makes sense.
    – kuwaly
    Jun 3, 2013 at 1:55
  • And that's why Lelouch looks like Kamui from X :P
    – user2314
    Aug 30, 2013 at 23:23

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