Ranked #21

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 29, 2007
Premiered: Fall 2006
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.851 (scored by 386,032 users)
Ranked: #212
Popularity: #5
Members: 574,892
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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)


Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch is an original anime series by Sunrise animation studio with original character designs by the all-female Japanese manga artist group Clamp. Manga and light novels based off the show have been published by Kadokawa Shoten. The show has sold millions of DVDs and Blu-ray volumes and is extremely popular in both Japan and North America. The show is known for its multi-genre appeal and for its diverse cast of characters who face many moral dilemmas over the course of the series. Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch won: "The Best Anime TV Series" award at the 2007 Tokyo International Anime Fair, "The Best TV animation" award at the twelfth Animation Kobe, and "The Most Popular Anime" award at the Animage 's 29th Annual Anime Grand Prix.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Lamperouge, Lelouch
Lamperouge, Lelouch
Fukuyama, Jun
Fukuyama, Jun
Ohara, Sayaka
Ohara, Sayaka
Stadtfeld, Kallen
Stadtfeld, Kallen
Koshimizu, Ami
Koshimizu, Ami
Kururugi, Suzaku
Kururugi, Suzaku
Sakurai, Takahiro
Sakurai, Takahiro
Watanabe, Akeno
Watanabe, Akeno


Maseba, Yutaka
Maseba, Yutaka
Taniguchi, Gorou
Taniguchi, Gorou
Director, Storyboard, Original Creator
Uragami, Yasuo
Uragami, Yasuo
Sound Director
Murata, Kazuya
Murata, Kazuya
Episode Director, Storyboard, Assistant Director

More episodes Episodes(25/25)

Episode Title Aired
1 The Day a New Demon was Born
Majin ga Umareta Hi (魔神が生まれた日)
Oct 6, 2006
2 The White Knight Awakens
Kakusei no Shiroki Kishi (覚醒の白き騎士)
Oct 13, 2006
3 The False Classmate
Itsuwari no Classmate (偽りのクラスメイト)
Oct 20, 2006
4 His Name is Zero
Sono Na wa Zero (その名はゼロ)
Oct 27, 2006
5 The Princess and the Witch
Koujo to Majo (皇女と魔女)
Nov 3, 2006

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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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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Dec 27, 2008
Alright, its taken me since April to reach this point so I may as well dispense with any further delays and say it outright. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion is not a masterpiece, it isn’t a great show nor is it a very good one. What it is is a marginally good television program that takes concepts and characters from a wide variety of successful anime productions from the last decade and stitches them all together into twenty-five episodes of vulgarity and excess, a Frankenstein’s monster of a production that has the cold manufactured feel of a product of a focus read more
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Mar 27, 2007
A new Gundam series is being announced! Naruto: Shippuden is finally beginning! KyoAni is doing something new! RomeoXJuliet!

These are titles that attract us to the newest animes, but Code Geass, much like our beloved Suzumiya Haruhi was (and is) a fall/winter sleeper success. This anime, backed by Sunrise, director Goro Taniguchi (s-CRY-ed, Gun X Sword) and scriptwriter Ichiro Okouchi (Azumanga, RahXephon, Eureka 7) showcases an excellent engine of entertainment.

A key part of any mecha/action anime. Code Geass is set in an alternate reality in which it appears the American Revolution during the late 1700s was quelled and Britain went on to conquer the read more
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Anime: Death Note
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).  
reportRecommended by Krelian
Anime: Guilty Crown
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  read more 
reportRecommended by AironicallyHuman
Anime: Mobile Suit Gundam 00
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.

reportRecommended by Nocturnal
Anime: Mobile Suit Gundam Seed
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. 
reportRecommended by Crystal
Anime: Aldnoah.Zero
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  read more 
reportRecommended by ShanaFlame
Anime: No Game No Life
Similar protagonists, both are very smart and devious, both anime are about overcoming difficult odds and has determined characters. 
reportRecommended by Ownsin

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