Answer: Use the Sunset repertoire of Sure-Win devices. Full list below.
Impressive evil antagonist mecha IN RED with useless add-ons like a CLOAK. This strikes fear and awe into the viewers’ hearts.
Reviving dead characters mysteriously and having a bitter-sweet relationship happen between pretty boy and girl. Note the clothes on the ground for added sexual innuendo. This tricks viewers’ into a sense of relief and intensifies their character love.
Boost your budget with ads. This avoids Seed Destiny fate. Start early.
Pink-haired ditzy girl meets beautiful feminine young man by SHEER COINCIDENCE. Lets viewers fantasise that this may one day happen to them.
The dashing young man spews idealistic crap that 12 year olds will agree on. Remember the sunset. Viewers will realise how mature these 18 year olds are and support their impending world domination.
Young pink woman turns out to be royalty and a bigwig who admires the idealistic young man and gets him to work for her. (LACUSSS) Viewers will feel a top-down relationship is romantic, and a knight in shining armour effect is achieved.
Love triangle. (LUNAMARIA) This creates faction wars which boost character loyalty and hence merchandise sales (ZYL ZYL)
Romantic entanglements that arise from nowhere, involving a tough yet innocent chick (CAGALLI). Tsundere is always a plus.
Butt and cleavage shots of beautiful people. Sublimal merchandise advertisement.
Striking poses of invincible mecha with the most vibrant colours piloted by girly men. (FRREEEDOM) OVERT merchandise advertisement.
Said invincible mecha owns the world, despite pilot being 18 years old and a n00b. (KIRA GOD YAMATO) REALLY OVERT merchanise advertisement.
Girly dashing young man, with wounds for manliness, transfers into the school, for school drama. Fangirl trap.
With all these, there is no way anyone can not like Code Geass. It’s simply the most-anticipated show of the season. I know in my logical mind that it is bullshit but it’s still the most entertaining show for real this season.