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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

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 8.881 (scored by 267905 users)
Ranked: #152
Popularity: #2
Members: 388,812
Favorites: 32,170
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Synopsis

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

C.C.
C.C.
Main
Yukana
Japanese
Yukana
Higgins, Kate
English
Higgins, Kate
...
Kururugi, Suzaku
Kururugi, Suzaku
Main
Sakurai, Takahiro
Japanese
Sakurai, Takahiro
Watanabe, Akeno
Japanese
Watanabe, Akeno
...
Lamperouge, Lelouch
Lamperouge, Lelouch
Main
Bosch, Johnny Yong
English
Bosch, Johnny Yong
Ruff, Michelle
English
Ruff, Michelle
...
Stadtfeld, Kallen
Stadtfeld, Kallen
Main
Koshimizu, Ami
Japanese
Koshimizu, Ami
D'Amico, Domitilla
Italian
D'Amico, Domitilla
...

Staff

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



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Jun 5, 2008
kiriska
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
Plun
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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Recommendations

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.

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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