English: Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2
Synonyms: Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch 2nd Season, Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch Second Season
Japanese: コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュ 続編
Apr 6, 2008 to Sep 28, 2008
24 min. per ep.
R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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SynopsisA year has passed since "The Black Rebellion" and the remaining Black Knights have vanished into the shadows, their leader and figurehead, Zero, executed by the Britannian Empire. Area 11 is once more squirming under the Emperor's oppressive heel as the Britannian armies concentrate their attacks on the European front. But for the Britannians living in Area 11, life is back to normal. On one such normal day, a Britannian student, skipping his classes in the Ashford Academy, sneaks out to gamble on his chess play. But unknown to this young man, several forces are eying him from the shadows, for soon, he will experience a shocking encounter with his own obscured past, and the masked rebel mastermind Zero will return.
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Characters & Voice Actors
Opening Theme#1: "02~O-Two~ (02~ｵｰ･ﾂｰ~)" by Orange Range (eps 1-12)
#2: "WORLD END" by FLOW (eps 13-25)
Ending Theme#1: "Shiawase Neiro (ｼｱﾜｾﾈｲﾛ)" by Orange Range (eps 1-12)
#2: "Waga Routashi Aku no Hana (わが﨟たし悪の華)" by ALI PROJECT (eps 13-25)
As this is a review of a sequel, I believe that the reader is already familiar/has watched the first season of Code Geass.
Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch R2 is both more of the same and yet a departure for the series in several ways. On one hand, it’s often even more ridiculous and over the top than its predecessor, and on the other surprisingly dramatic, with an emotional resonance not found in the first season. This results in the show feeling more like a reboot/reimagining of the series rather than a simple continuation of the storyline. Now to be sure, many of the classic Geass moments of the first season are present, however, this time around things feel very different in ways that are superior to the original even if R2 itself can't quite top the overall impact of its predecessor. Some will feel that R2 wasn't as good as the first season but it does live up to the Code Geass franchise.
Story: Code Geass R2 continues the story of Lelouch Lamperouge and the Black Knights as they continue their fight against the Holy Britannian Empire. We are introduced to more characters including new allies, enemies, and Nightmare Frames. As the series progresses new factions are introduced and new alliances formed, with plot twists abound. The plot twists in R2 are even more abundant, and at times even more implausible and unexpected than the first season, with every episode essentially ending in a cliffhanger. However, the characters this time around are far more likable, even if they are so numerous that many of them, unfortunately, end up being underdeveloped. And while the show starts off slow, the plot eventually moves forward very fast and while stumbles somewhat near the climax, manages to pull off a remarkably well-crafted resolution at the end. Fans who were disappointed by the way the first season ended will undoubtedly be satisfied with the bizarre ending of R2.
Characters: Here's a series that has real emotional depth and dramatic resonance. Now to be clear, by no means is this a primary focus of R2, however, the actions and motivations of the characters and the events themselves seem to have greater meaning and purpose. The range of emotions felt by the characters is better conveyed: we feel their desperation and determination, their sadness and joy, their anger and regret. Characters that seemed so empty or clichéd in the first season are given greater depth and expression, with exceptions of course. Lelouch, in particular, is a far more interesting character this time around, and his inner conflict and desire for self-resolution. He'll do things that you wouldn't expect him to do. Also, his changing relationships with his comrades and enemies alike act as a drive that propels the show from a mere continuation into a rejuvenation of the series. Lelouch fans will definitely find him more interesting and amazing as well as the other characters. Especially Kallen.
Art & Animation: SUNRISE and CLAMPE have definitely outdone itself. The visuals of R2 are not just better than the original, but are also some/one of the best I've seen (though somewhat expected considering them using an extraordinary amount of budget.) R2 is definitely more flashier and colorful than ever before, the high quality of the visuals consistently impresses from one episode to the next. The characters and backgrounds are incredibly detailed and the large-scale action sequences are spectacular to watch. The only gripe I have is that the animation itself often lacks fluidity, especially during some of the more hectic action sequences. This didn't really take much away from the actual quality of the visuals but it is rather noticeable nevertheless. Actually, with the action and everything going on, you won't even notice the lack of fluidity. And while SUNRISE doesn't quite stand at the absolute top-tier level in terms of overall animation quality, R2 represents their best work since their old age of shows like Cowboy Bebop. In terms of the animation, Code Geass R2 sure have one of the best this year.
Sound: The audio is just as impressive as the visuals, with great sound effects and the solid voice acting (Jun Fukuyama, Ami Koshimizu, Yukana, etc) you've come to expect from the first season. The music, on the other hand, is more of a mixed bag. The soundtrack itself is solid, a score that is well suited for the mixture of tones that a series like Geass goes through. The theme songs, conversely, are merely mediocre and all but one remains memorable. The pop theme surely is one of my favorite having listen to the songs many times.
Enjoyment: While watching, you'll be hooked onto the episodes and you might even finish the whole series in less than two days. This show will leave you wanting more and more till you have completed it. You might even want to re-watch the series.
Overall: Code Geass R2 is a series that almost every Code Geass fan will be happy to watch - for newer fans watching the first season is recommended. While its approach is often divergent from the first, it shares enough absurdities and overindulgence that those who didn't like the first series will most likely detest this one. Yet for all its flashiness, its superficiality and its dangerously complex back-story, this is still a far more entertaining series than most of the other shows out there. Again, Code Geass R2 proves that entertainment doesn't always have to be meaningful, just enjoyable. If you didn't enjoy the first season, then you most likely will not enjoy R2. read more
Put on your seatbelts and brace yourself, for you will be taken on a rabidly-paced and concluding journey, slaloming through plot twists and character development at a tempo that will leave you longing for a new episode at the end of each one. Save a lot of time, for this is obnoxiously addictive. This is... Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch... R2!
Did it jump the shark? Was it flawlessly executed? Could it have been improved on? Was it outright horrible? That I will not answer; such a question is for you to answer yourself. To me, it was great. It was awesome. While reluctant at first, I always ended up thinking that each change the series brought about, every little plot twist, every character development; it made the series even greater than it was. Every step that it took made it better; that is the undeniable truth for me. However, its pacing made it take too many steps in too short an amount of time, and it nearly stumbled at times. Details could be overlooked, minor events skipped, that wasn't too much of a problem. But it spent too little time on some of the major events, and in the end I'm not satisfied at all by that.
The previous season took care of the introduction of most of the main cast, which left an opportunity to extensively develop the cast during the second season. This was an opportunity that the creators took, used and drained to its full potential. With its 25 episodes, it does of course not have time to develop the entirety of Code Geass' cast, which is extremely large for its length - close to 80 named primary, secondary and tertiary characters. However, they developed the main cast extensively, did a great job with the supporting characters, and the new ones that were introduced were really cool too. Some may classify Lelouch's development as jumping the shark, but personally I felt that they did a great job, and that he is a great character; one whom I could believe in when it came to his development and actions, all the way to - and especially during - the very end.
Another aspect that Code Geass brings into perspective is love. There's a lot of loving going on between various characters, and this allowed for both drama and comedy to be played out, and it was done so in a very good fashion too. Several characters’ love stories revolve around Lelouch, most notably those of Shirley and Kallen; both who obviously like Lelouch quite a lot. This is given both comedic and dramatic effects, and eventually plays an important part in the plot.
The animation superseded the previous season's, improving on nearly all points. By now you are probably used to the CLAMP-styled character designs, and who knows, you might've even grown to like them, in spite of their lankiness. Backgrounds and sceneries are done with good detail, and were enjoyable to behold, and the same can be said about the Knightmare battles. Animated in a perfect juxtapose of fluidity and chaos, mixed with great special- and ligthing effects, the battles were enjoyable aesthetically in addition to everything else they provided the viewer with.
The soundtrack was perfect for the series, this season as well. Keeping some old ones, introducing new ones, the soundtrack was refreshed, yet it kept the same tone it had during the previous season. The background music, while nothing especially noteworthy, provided an amplifying effect to the atmosphere; be it battle, thought, love, comedy or something else. The opening and ending themes were good this season too, with the second opening theme standing out as the best one. The final episode ended nicely with an insert song that made the scenes that unfolded before my eyes make me cry - I'm a sensitive person. They did one mistake however, and that was by not ending it after that insert song; of all things they had to fire in the Ali Project ending, which completely ruined the poignancy that had been built up.
Code Geass R2 provides an highly entertaining sequel that has fallen into the hit-or-miss pit-trap, with hating on one side and loving on the other. How you will react to it, only the gods know that, so all that I can say is: watch it to the very end and see for yourself. The constant plot twists may sway your opinion up and down multifarious times. It did with me, but in the end, everything fell to place and all went well.
*A great sequel to Code Geass, but not quite a masterpiece.*
"Jaw dropping plot twists. Wonderful animation and soundtracks. Skillfully woven storyline with the first season. Cleverly executed ending."
Code Geass - Hangyaku no Lelouch R2 is the long awaited sequel to the masterpiece Code Geass - Hangyaku no Lelouch. Although it was generally perceived as a piece of trainwreck, especially during the latter half of the show, there is absolutely no doubt that it has made its mark in the anime industry. To be honest, I was pretty depressed after reading some of the interviews with director Taniguchi. He acknowledge the fact that Code Geass R2 is a series of "not-as-planned" for him and his production crew due to demands from higher up contrasting with the original plot. However, from a business perspective, Taniguchi pointed out that R2 is very successful (with the Blu Ray/DVD sales and other miscellaneous merchandises).
In brief, Code Geass R2 turned out to be FAR from what the director envisioned it to be. For instance, Rolo was a new character added not because Taniguchi wanted to, but rather it was due to pressure from the Sunrise executives to "ease new viewers". Also, Suzaku’s relation to the Geass which was suppose to be a lot deeper, Kallen’s father (who was mentioned in the first season), and Cecile’s relationship with Suzaku (there was evidently some sort of affection between them in season one).There are many many other things that can be added to the list, but you get the drift. Despite all these train wrecks, R2 is still considered extremely successful (just like Gundam SEED Destiny) in the world of business. The main reason is simply that the companies can milk money out of our pockets due to the FABULOUS models, DVD (and re-mastered Blu Ray DVD), and other accessories. However with all that being said, who is to say that we will actually like the "original" Code Geass R2 more?
Personally, I feel the story started out quite nicely following the events at the end of the first season. However, as the story progresses I get the feeling things are proceeding too rapidly (maybe due to time constrain?). This in turn leads to confusion for many viewers, especially those of us who rely on fansubs. Some viewers even claim that the anime is going overboard with the immense plot twists each episode. However, despite all these negative comments by some people, most fans still enjoy the "epic-ness" of R2 with its jaw-dropping episodes. Another way of saying it is the plot twists help drives the show!
I assume most viewers of R2 have seen the first season and must have, to a certain degree, be familiar with the character designs by now (and hopefully have come to accept them as well, else it can be very painful to watch). Other aspects of the animation are also very amazing even when compared to the prequel. Great CG effects tie in with detailed character design, detailed environments, plus smooth fluid animation in HD all makes R2 an outstanding piece of art. *edit* Okay...ignore the animation for 20 episode, that episode deserves like 6/10...
Blame ALI PROJECT for not getting a 10/10. Honestly, if they take them out, I would gladly give them perfect rating. The other OP and ED are all great and does not hurt your ears listening to them. Soundtrack-wise, they are all well done as with the first season. Sadly most of the amazing insert songs are near the end of the series though. Overall, if you liked the sound track from first season, you should not be disappointed with this.
Thanks to season one there weren't too many new characters that need to be introduced in great detail. Hence we get to see more character developments that was a bit lacking from the first season. It is always nice to see more "colour" added to each distinctive unique characters.
Just because the story was completely re-rewritten for R2 doesn't mean it is horrible. In fact, I love the plot twists very much (though sometimes it does give me some overboard feel...like Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann). Now let us all "play this game of democracy, shall we?" read more
On the surface, this looked great - promising setting, themes, characters, world. Unfortunately, all things that were clever about Season 1 were scrapped in favor of... well, I don't know, really. Shocking the audience? Misplaced fanservice?
The most glaring and obvious problem is that the cool antihero protagonist that was so refreshing in the first season got derailed into a wangsty Canon Sue. No clever tricks, determination, character growth or development, nothing but the endless loop of Oh Noes Nunnally over and over. And yet for some reason the camera refuses to leave his immediate proximity, so while the other characters and settings might have interesting potential, all that is ignored in favor of more Lelouch-angst. And yet despite the fact that the only thing consistent about the character is his self-centered wangst and hypocrisy, every major character magically finds him loveable and sympathetic even when he's unrepentantly destroyed their lives. It's like reading through some particularly bad piece of fanfiction.
What the narration then ignores are things like character development and narrative causality. The clever tactical ploys of the first season were pretty much nonexistent, relying instead on beam-spamming Super Mecha duels (y'know, the very thing that people complain about with Gundam?) and liberal application of plot-induced stupidity to the opposition, or just reiterating the exact same plans used in Season 1. Deus Ex Machina doesn't even begin to cover this. The Geass mystery that seemed so important was given no resolution and pretty much written off as a footnote.
Characterization was about as consistent as Swiss cheese, with characters seemingly completely forgetting what they'd said or done just one episode ago and doing 180 turns with little to no exposition. Surely they could have spent some of that time wasted on fanservicy hijinks or the Endless Angst Loop fleshing out the supporting cast? Forget actual development - the more screentime a character got the less consistent their actions were, and the only characters who didn't act like they had multiple personalities were the ones too insignificant to matter. If you're going to have characters acting in ways utterly opposed to everything we've seen about them up to this point, you need to spend some time explaining to us why. Part of this can be blamed on the introduction of a whole batch of new characters while refusing to leave any of the old ones, resulting in neither old nor new characters getting enough screentime. Old characters who had outlived their story role hung out in the background but were not given any new purpose, while new characters that looked promising in concept never got enough exposition to actually live up to that promise.
The only really positive things I can say about R2 is that it's got pretty animation (mecha combat falls short of Macross Frontier, but it's not like Code Geass focuses much on that) and the background music, particularly the vocal pieces by Hitomi, is gorgeous. It generally manages to surprise the audience in its unpredictability, but unlike Season 1, often crosses the line into unbelievability instead. "That was unpredicted but it makes sense" is different from "that was unpredicted and killed narrative causality".
Overall, the ideas, characters, and setting were interesting, but the script appears to have been written by a particularly indecisive committee of retarded monkeys. It's not a fault of the premise itself - the spinoffs such as games and novels manage to take those same settings and characters and actually make them interesting, or at least make sense, so I'm not sure why the supposedly high-budget anime fails so badly at doing so. It is not, of course, universally bad - there are moments of cleverness and good writing, but those moments are overwhelmingly outnumbered by the bad writing.
R2 is fine to watch for the lolz if you turn off your brain and try not to think too hard about it, but those expecting the cleverness of Season 1 should probably stay away. If you're really into the series, read the novels/manga or write your own fanfiction, I guarantee you it'd make more sense than this drivel. read more
Both are about someone with a hidden power that is trying to change the world. Someone close to them is one of the main enemies. Something like that.
Both have main characters that want change in the world and use various powers and strategy to obtain their goals.
Code Geass is Death Note with CLAMP's animation, and robots.
Both feature heroes that have access to supernatural power, and they both want to create a new world of justice.
Both have strategist anti-hero protagonists granted with powers to change the world, rivalry, and plot twists.
If your a Code Geass fan you should love Death Note as I feel they are both similar character wise. In both, the main character gets a power to assist them in changing the world for the better in their views from a party whom follows them for the duration of the series. While doing so, they both gain followers who support their ideals. While this happens, a force attempt to fight the main character and discover their true identity.
Both resemble a game of chess as the main character fights to knock out all obsticles in their way to have their ideas reality.
Leuloch and Raito are soo similar. Both are intelligent and have an obescure air... they could be brothers easily... ;)
Psychological, intelligent, smart leads. The leads are anti-heroes while the antagonists are heroic villains (or whatever you call a villain that's acts good). Both leads want to change the world and manipulates other people. The person who gives the power follows the current user. The anime makes you predict what's going to happen, and something unexpected happens (except for VERY few cases). The user also goes insane because of overusing their given power.
Those anime are pretty similar and different at the same time. The main caracters are both very smart and have a incredible dream. They will receive a special power and manipulate people to get what they want. They evolve in two different environnement but both will do everything that is possible to realise their projects.
In both Code Geass and Death Note, an incredibly intelligent teenage boy seeks to change the world with a secret, hidden, absolute power that very few know about. They differ in that Code Geass is much funnier while Death Note is much more serious, and that Lelouch uses his power for good, while Light is generally more selfish, especially towards the end. If you like Death Note, you'll DEFINITELY like Code Geass, but the same is not necessarily true in reverse. I personally prefer Code Geass by a lot, but both are awesome. I watched both series in dubs.
Both animes have a highly intelligent main character who is trying to control humanity, though not for the reasons you might think. They could be described as righteous by one person, and evil by another...both would be right. How you view the main characters morals and relationships makes watching these series an epic experience!
Both anime's are about a guy who wants to change the world. Both are genious and they're thinking about every move, ebery time :)
Just like the second half of Death Note, season 2 of Code Geass has everything finally come together. Lelouch and Kira have been using their power for their ultimate goals, and it all comes together in the end. The finale of Code Geass is mind blowing and you will be left in awe similar to the finale of Death Note.
The main reason why Code Geass and Death Note are compared so often is Light's uncanny resemblance to Geass's Lelouch. Both gain an ability by accident(or by fate if you want to call it that) that can change the world. Both are very intelligent, witted, manipulative, and have a twisted sense of justice that they attempt to justify. The main difference is that Code Geass has mechs and is a bit more colorful while in Death Note, Light is a bit more clever and emotional.(The cleverness factor is up for debate, as many people will argue that Lelouch is more clever than Light) Another important key difference is that while Light is a more overall emotional character, he has almost no emotional attachment whatsoever to any other human.(His father was minimal and ultimately just a pawn in his game) Lelouch, is just as manipulative as Light, but does show a bit more of a charasmatic nature and his unconditional love towards his sister in the beginning of the show illustrates that perfectly.
Another bonus of Code Geass is that it's ending and second season is MUCH better and well done then Death Note's.
Overall, If you like Death Note, then you are almost SURE to enjoy Code Geass. Geass has a bit more humor and action, may not be AS psychological, but it's pretty damn close.
Both have similar characters, psychological duels between characters and a supernatural weapon that changes the evolution of characters.(Geass - Death Note)
Both evolves to the point that the hole world is involved in the main character actions.
Lelouch (Code Geass ) and Light (Death Note) both want to change the world with their special powers. The animes have the same kind of ''chess games'' going on.
Both got the same vision of justice and try to change the world.
Both anime shows are about a young teenage genius with a mysterious power given to them by a supernatural being, which they both aim to change the world with.
In both cases, the protagonists lose their memories at one point, have a beloved sister who gets in danger, goes up against their father.
A notable difference is that Code Geass has giant fighting robots and machines, with strategy through battles and war, while Death Note has detectives and agents, with strategy through deception and guesswork. I'd recommend both though.
Both animes are quite awesome. There are a guy who is very intelligent and thinks carefully about every move which he makes to achieve something. There are supernatural powers and both animes includes death.
The protagonist (Main) characters are students
-Before they were both given powers, they didn't care for the world
-They both to want to make the world a better place even if it means killing others
-They have a somewhat a benefactor that follows them
-They're both weak, incredibly smart and stragetic
-They're both exposed to public with fakes names
Both constantly have the same similar events in the story that happen in both of these animes, Just one anime is mecha and the other is more like modern day life, but are both highly similar.
They both have a highly intellegent main character given a special gift/power that is used to change the world. Both main characters have a huge ambition.
both animes are d fight of brains which makes u glued to ur seat..well in code geass its mecha, and in death note its shinigami(death god)..both are epic series.
They have similar lead characters (Light Yagami, L and Lelouch) who are intelligent. They both involve mindgames between adversaries. They are both excellently well-scripted anime with a mind-boggling element of slow revelation of plot.
Both main characters have very similar personalities; they tend to be more villains than heroes.
The story of two prodigies who could have led a normal life if they had not stumbled upon powers beyond human expectancy. Light Yagami at one side is dedicated to dominate the whole world while Lelouch Lamperouge strives for world peace in his own ways. They have their own set of rules and ideals which they follow.
Both of them are full of drama, both of the shows are about protecting something (Death note: the main character tries to protect justice and Code Geass: the main character tries to protect his sister) and the most crusial similarity in my opinion is that both of the shows are full of strategy and sometimes mind games. The ending of both shows is similar as well.
it has similar strategy elements and also very good characters, although there is fighting in code geass, which is compltely different to death note
Both series revolve around a main character who wants to make the world we live in a better place. They both achieve a certain 'power' that helps them to achieve this goal. The battles in both series are based on deep tactical planning. The main character is borderline crazy and will do anything to achieve his life long goal. They will have you drop your jaw at how smart they are and surprise you every episode.
Both have a partners CC and Ryuk
Both wanted to protect the world and changing worlds
Both have diffrent powers Light death notebook Lelouch geass
>Both anime have an insane main character, I mean both Lelouch and Light are badass who want to "control" the world, even tho they aren't villans they both use illegal ways to get to their goal.
>Both Lelouch and Light are geniuses, they are stronger in tactics then in fights and both of them are physically weak.
>Death Note have a more dark atmosphere, Code Geass is more a lightful atmosphere.
>Overall I enjoyed much more Code Geass, it has much more action, the ending is much more satisfying (I mean, I enjoyed DN only till episode 30 if I remember right, last 6-7 episodes are trash).
they both want to create a utopia..
they have supernatural powers given by a powerful entity..
both have mind games that makes you think..
the protagonist is seen as evil...
The main characters are more or less the same. Genius, handsome, perfect bishounen (though Lelouch is not athletic). They want to create an ideal world after gaining a special power (death note/geass) using a cruel way. They manipulate countless people and fight using their high intelligent. Other's lives doesn't really matter for them.
Differences: Light is more serious, selfish and more prioritizing his live. He doesn't really care about his comrades, even the closest one. Lelouch still care about their comrades. Code Geass still has some jokes and love. Despite not as serious, Code Geass has a really serious, epic ending, doesn't even compared to Death Note. Nevertheless, Death Note ending is also epic.
If you love one, you will love the other
Light is very much like Lelouch, both are geniuses with darker streak, both enjoy viewing people as chess figures in their grand game and both pay a price for it.
-Both series have a young main male protagonist who wants to change the world using extreme methods (despite being on the opposite end of the spectrum)
-Both series explore the theme of freedom
-Both series have a main protagonist who has a special power (Light's being the Death Note while Lelouch's being Geass)
-Both series have protagonists who's methods are questionable and could often be debated if they are right or wrong
-Both series have some crazy plot-twists
The plot twists are full of surprise and the suspense makes you want to watch the next episode as quickly as possible.
both of these are deal with Badass MC (Lelouch from Code Geass and Light from Death Note) with their way to create a peaceful world despite taking the wrong way and both MC have the power to facilitate their plans (Lelouch with his Geass and Light with his Death Note) and at the anime also have little bit Romance and a lot of Mystery.
The characters in these series are both similar, and have similar goals. Lelouch wants to achieve world peace by creating the Black Knights and fighting back against Brittania, while in Death Note, Light uses the Death Note to rid the world of villains. They both used their own method of delivering justice. In both these series the main characters are portrayed as cruel, yet are fighting for good. Both series have lots of deaths. Also, Light and Lelouch are both geniuses.
The main characters have a similar intelligence level. Although different goals.
If you like anime where the characters are outsmarting their opponents to win a "battle" than these both anime are important to watch.
The characters in both anime hate the world, they use powers to change the world and to make a better one.
Both anime have a strong leading character who wants to bring justice to this world.Both characters are genuineness at manipulating there surrounding and both have an adviser who gave them the power to change the world.
Both involve lead characters trying to change the world in their own way.
It involves psychological drama and action!!
Both of these psychological thrillers focus on individuals trying to change the corrupted and evil world they highly detest for some certain reasons. Given powers that are highly rare for normal humans by an ally, the protagonists welcome a dangerous and spine-chilling as well as addicting and mesmerising battle of complicated minds and powers which are sure to bring disasters. With a steady flow in their pace, these anime beautifully present the depth of emotions such as love and hatred, how war can obliterate even the strongest of friendships and the strength of human ambitions. Both of these breath-stopping animes have moments which can make you shed tears or laugh out loud, moments which capture your heart and make you get lost in them. Both of them are sheer perfection.
Similar characters with a cold, dark air about them. They both put up facades to how they truly feel and act, both kill in extraordinary ways, and have a special ability, and a female partner.
similar feel to the anime (if you truly watch anime you know what I mean)
because, this anime has a main character (Lelouch) unique and almost the same as the main character anime death note (Light). berceritakan about a young boy who wants to change the world, but in a different way. Lelouch wants to change the world a better place simply for the sake of her sister (Nunnaly). This anime is interesting to watch because it presents something different from other anime.
Similar plot line where Protagonists are tired of the way their world works and by the end of first episode they get the power they need to change it.
Similar mastermind "enemies" to protagonists which try to take them down.
Light finds a way to kill by a notebook from a death god, Lelouch receives the power of the geass to order anything to anyone and seek a better world to his beloved sister, incapable of walk and see. Brutal stories, with worlds that seems to doesn't have a way to get peace. Both protagonists had an objective for fulfill, their personalities makes you tremble during all the show, insanity, depression, desires, playing a game with your ideals and moralities (Is he insane? Is he doing it for a better world? what's right, what's wrong?). They are masterminds of strategy, playing fool with everyone! A special power can change their lives and achieve what they couldn't until then.
I recommend both of them! When you think that there's no way out, there they go with a back up plan! It's just amazing, it can surprise you until the end. Although Code geass answer all your questions along with the serie and will hurt your feelings with the dramatic end, death note makes you want to know what happen after the end, an obscure end that captures your mind.
Both have genius protagonists both give you a moral choice both don't have a clear cut good and bad both have a protagonist that has methods that many might not agree with both the 2 best Animes in my opinion!
these have a similar concept revolving around how the main character is the villian but hides in plain site
Guilty Crown is more like R2 than Code Geass 1st season. The main character is thrust into a politically unstable Japan where he himself vows to change the nation his own way by his own methods (which are needless to say at times cruel). He has a power only he can use and uses it to further his own ambitions. (Geass with Lelouch and Void extraction with Shu) He is also leader of an anti-government faction. He also has a quiet female that supports him on the side. (Pizza girl in Geass and Inori in Guilty Crown) I do not want to get into spoilers but there are so many other similarities that you should just watch both if you enjoyed one. Each has its own unique qualities but are just too similar. The only slight difference is that in Code Geass, it is Westerners vs Japanese, in Guilty Crown it is Evil Japanese government vs Japanese high school students.
Both protagonist met a mysterious girl who give them power of the king and both of them are resistance fighting the government suppression and tyranny both settings is like a ghetto parts of Japan.when the series progresses both anime begun to realize they're fighting to much bigger threat a threat that they're fighting to people who wants to change the world for themselves... well the difference is that.. Guilty Crown has a FAG!!! and Cowardly King(Shou) and Code Geass has a manly genius king(Lelouch)
Both anime involve a high school boy gaining strange super powers who ultimately gets mixed up in a revolution for the freedom of Japan.
The male protagonists receives a strong, dominating power from mysterious females who are hunted by the government. Then, the male leads end up fighting against their oppressive governments. There are also much mecha action in both series.
Many people say that Guilty Crown (GC) is simply a ripoff of Code Geass (CG), however i think GC brings enough to the table in order to make it an adequate anime by itself. GC may have a similar setting/atmosphere to that of CG, but other than that I do not feel that GC is a ripoff at all. Anyway, for anyone who enjoyed CG, i recommend that you atleast give GC a try. The music is amazing, and there is plenty of action/excitement to keep you interested and wanting more. While the characters are not as developed/ interesting as in CG, in the end i still found myself caring about them after everything that they have gone through. So give it a try!
-The MC are in both animes participate to a terrorist attack against their mind.
-In both animes there is "superpowers" in Code Geass , there is the geass , and in Guilty Crown , there is the void .
they are both about changing the world and both use mechas as a tool to achieve this goal... although code geass is smarter and has a genius protagonist, gundam offers loads of action and amazing mecha fights
Both are similar in a way that they have complex story line and mecha fights. They are both jampacked with action and political battle. Both their methods in aiming for peace is the same - that is to let the mass unite and throw the anger at them. It's like the main characters are the protagonists and at the same time antagonists. The artwork and animation are superb. The only difference is that R2 is a closure whereas 00 still has a sequel( Season 2).
Both series were made by Sunrise with a bit of a similar formula: pretty boys and pretty girls, fighting against the world and finding a less than intuitive way to unite it. Contemporary productions with comparable tones and mix of elements.
Replace Lelouch with the Gundam Meisters.
Both involve an organisation fighting the order of the world in the hopes of changing it. Strong similarities also exist between characters (Graham/Gino, Anya/Soma) and some of the mecha designs are similar as well in appearance and abilities.
Legend of the Galactic Heroes involves rebelling against nobility, large scale wars, & similarly intelligent main characters.
Legend of the Galactic Heroes is a more grounded, realistic series, whereas Code Geass is a lot more ridiculous.
Cunning, intelligent protagonists, although LotGH is a lot more believable & realistic.
Nobility, Rebellion, Science Fiction etc.
They're both about ambitious, tactical geniuses, although LotGH is a much more grounded & believable series imo.
Legend of the Galactic Heroes or Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu is the more mature version of Code Geass. You will find a mass of Lelouch-like characters. The story is better written - means that they are not so much plotholes. You won't find so stupid ideology in this OVA-series.
While the series themselves are not that similar, the protagonists in both "deceived" the world. Not to mention they both have amazing evil laughs!
Both are very exciting anime, with lots of plot-twists, well-made and rich stories, great voice acting and lots of thrills.
In Steins;Gate you get to see time-travel and all its effects on the human mind and its possibilities.
While in Code Geass you see the ambition of a young man who gets the power to command anyone to do anything and manages to create an uprising against an empire (Britannia).
Although Code Geass picks up immediately and it's engaging from the start, Steins; Gate manages to chill the viewer as you advance to the ending. Some are relatively unaffected by the plot behind Steins Gate due to the resentment caused by some of the "theories", which are held to be true in the anime + they also abhor simplicity of the plot for those who are connoisseurs in the effects of altering not only the past but the future. Nevertheless, I would think that many would enjoy how intricate the plot is - relative to most anime. I especially enjoyed steins; gate due to its incorporation of the principle of how space-time is primarily affected by what you think, perhaps even an apparition. The level at which the anime operates is similar to how Lelouch operates in its plots, albeit on a more profound level. In no way am I saying that I honestly know what I'm talking about, but this is my first review, and I just wanted people who haven't started steins;gate yet to realize why it's regarded as such a good anime.
it has the same feel one person/ a group makes a huge inpacted on the world
Both are mecha animes with very intense epic battles, the story plot between the two are both similar in a way to how they both want to make the world a better place and to become successfull in doing so. Theres quite a bit of mecha action and dramatic suspense with romance here and there, with some comedy to lighten up the moods. Very good animes overall.
These anime are both really over the top mecha and to be fully appreciated require the viewer's suspension of disbelief. Highly enjoyable and compelling.
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