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Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch

Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch

Alternative Titles

English: Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
Japanese: コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュ


Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2006 to Jul 28, 2007
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.871 (scored by 308150 users)
Ranked: #182
Popularity: #4
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On August 10th of the year 2010 the Holy Empire of Britannia began a campaign of conquest, its sights set on Japan. Operations were completed in one month thanks to Britannia's deployment of new mobile humanoid armor vehicles dubbed Knightmare Frames. Japan's rights and identity were stripped away, the once proud nation now referred to as Area 11. Its citizens, Elevens, are forced to scratch out a living while the Britannian aristocracy lives comfortably within their settlements. Pockets of resistance appear throughout Area 11, working towards independence for Japan.

Lelouch, an exiled Imperial Prince of Britannia posing as a student, finds himself in the heart of the ongoing conflict for the island nation. Through a chance meeting with a mysterious girl named C.C., Lelouch gains his Geass, the power of the king. Now endowed with absolute dominance over any person, Lelouch may finally realize his goal of bringing down Britannia from within!

(Source: Bandai Entertainment)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch, Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch
Side story: Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch Picture Drama
Summary: Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch Recaps, Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch Special Edition Black Rebellion
Sequel: Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch R2
Other: Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito 1 - Yokuryuu wa Maiorita
Spin-off: Code Geass: Nunnally in Wonderland, Code Geass: Soubou no Oz Picture Drama

Characters & Voice Actors

Higgins, Kate
Higgins, Kate
Kururugi, Suzaku
Kururugi, Suzaku
Sakurai, Takahiro
Sakurai, Takahiro
Watanabe, Akeno
Watanabe, Akeno
Lamperouge, Lelouch
Lamperouge, Lelouch
Bosch, Johnny Yong
Bosch, Johnny Yong
Ruff, Michelle
Ruff, Michelle
Stadtfeld, Kallen
Stadtfeld, Kallen
Koshimizu, Ami
Koshimizu, Ami
D'Amico, Domitilla
D'Amico, Domitilla


Taniguchi, Goro
Director, Storyboard, Original Creator
Uragami, Yasuo
Sound Director
Murata, Kazuya
Episode Director, Storyboard, Assistant Director
Baba, Makoto
Episode Director

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Jun 5, 2008
I was incredibly skeptical about Code Geass at first, but I'm very pleased to say that I was greatly surprised.

STORY - Before I saw this series, it was described to me on multiple occasions as "Death Note with mechas." After seeing it, however, I am inclined to disagree. The similarities between the two series are superficial at best, and though I can see why people would draw the comparison, I don't really think that dis/liking one means that you'll dis/like the other. But anyway, unlike Death Note, I wouldn't say that the story in Code Geass is particularly notable or unique. It's actually rather straightforward read more
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Aug 31, 2008
Code Geass is one of my favorite anime. Why? It's filled with so much action, bombastic dialogue, and has such eye-catching visuals that it tops the charts in entertainment value. This is an exciting and epic anime and it's over the top.

For some people, the plot, characters, and music alone is bad enough to make the show unwatchable. For others, the high action, flashy animation, and drama will be more than enough to make the show a favorite of all time though I like everything about Code Geass.

Story: Lelouch Lamperouge appears to be a typical high school student at Ashford Academy in the read more
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Mar 27, 2015
It is August 10th, 2010. The Holy Empire of Britannia began a campaign to conquer the world, and the first to fall was of course Japan. Thanks to a new weapon, called the Knightmare Frames, the Holy Britannia was able to dictate its will. Now the Land of the Rising Sun is nothing but a colony, declared as ‘Area 11’. The EU, as well as China, are at the verge of extermination, and the hope is lost. However, an unknown person appears becoming the last hope of the oppressed. Alas, it is still unclear if he will truly become the Messiah or the devil himself.

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Mar 12, 2015
I had high hopes for this show, and it certainly delivered.
First off, the story; In 2010, the Holy Empire of Britannia -which rules about a third of the world- decided to invade Japan, the Japanese resistance didn't last long against Britannia's new fighting robots, the Knight-mares. After adding the country to its territories, it was renamed Area 11, with its citizens dubbed 'Elevens'. Now after all of this, the protagonist, Lelouch, vows to destroy Britannia. 7 years later, he gets caught up in a terrorist attack and the mysterious girl C.C. grants him the power of 'Geass', the ability to make anyone obey your order. read more
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This seems to be a pretty common comparison - probably because Light and Lelouch are practically the same character. Both shows feature quite a bit more intellectual sparring than your typical shounen fare, and both main characters have very similar personalities (they're closer to being villains than heroes) and abilities (ridiculously powerful but with prominent weaknesses that require careful planning to circumvent).
It's hard not to see Guilty Crown as something of a Code Geass rip-off when they're similar to the extent the main character receives "the power of the king" from a mysterious female, before involving himself in a Japanese rebellion against foreigners discriminating against the Japanese. There are even robots on roller-skates in it!

So far, what keeps the two as separate entities is the respective leads. In Code Geass Lelouch starts the rebellion himself and is driven by both hatred and the desire to protect his disabled little sister. In Guilty Crown the lead is (mod edit) a bit emotionally unstable and gets himself pulled into the rebellion of another man.

If the school-mecha warfare blend continues as the series progresses, those linking the two will only increase in number. It's a good thing Guilty Crown has outstanding visuals and music, as well as fast-pacing--people would look down on it otherwise.
Flashy animation, mecha fest with plenty of action packed sequences, political intrigue galore: Gundam 00 and Code Geass in a nutshell. Both titles focus on the efforts of the leads to change the world in one way or another, these efforts having quite drastic consequences along the way. Gundam 00 follow a group of characters and takes place in space as well as on Earth while Code Geass has a clear main character and takes nationalistic desires as the primary plot device, fans of one are likely to enjoy the other.

Both of these shows focus on the ongoing battle between two childhood best friends on opposite sides. They also both have mecha has a pivotal focus point in combat. While their settings are different, there are many similar character relations and plot points that viewers of both of these shows will probably enjoy.
Both are mecha, have a school-life setting, and have main characters with special powers.
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The epitome of brawn versus brains. If you can't get through a person's defences straight on then go around it, the most significant thing in the end is the result.

'Code Geass' has indulged itself in a war between two sides unbreakable by truce and alliance. The enemy of my enemy is my friend and one must get their clean hands tainted in order to achieve revolution. Trust and betrayal are mere shells in order to reach one's goals. In a game of chess, one must be willing to sacrifice even the Queen to get checkmate and failure to foresee an opponent's move will result in dire consequences.

'Aldnoah.Zero' presents the carnage and massacre of millions without mercy for a strong cause worthy to be uphold. Against a side with technology superiority, the weaker party will be outgunned and crumbled before their feet. However, canny strategies and a clear sense of the surroundings will create the impossible...even turning the tide of the battle. Additionally, the crisp animation and superb OST in various scenes and battles will keep you wanting for more.

Opening Theme

#1: "COLORS" by FLOW (eps 1-12)
#2: "Kaidoku Funou (解読不能)" by Jinn (eps 13-23)
#3: "Hitomi no Tsubasa (瞳ノ翼)" by Access (eps 24-25)

Ending Theme

#1: "Yuukyou Seishunka (勇侠青春謳)" by Ali Project (eps 1-12)
#2: "Mosaic Kakera (モザイクカケラ)" by SunSet Swish (eps 13-23)
#3: "COLORS" by FLOW (ep 24)
#4: "Innocent Days" by Hitomi (ep 25)

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