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Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch R2

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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


Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2008 to Sep 28, 2008
Premiered: Spring 2008
Broadcast: Sundays at 17:00 (JST)
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.991 (scored by 365,955 users)
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Ranked: #112
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Popularity: #17
Members: 512,153
Favorites: 33,033


Both are about someone with a hidden power that is trying to change the world. 
report Recommended by weeeeeew
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  read more 
report Recommended by Makise
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 
report Recommended by dypfryst
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). 
report Recommended by alkimo
Cunning, intelligent protagonists, although LotGH is a lot more believable & realistic.

Nobility, Rebellion, Science Fiction etc. 
report Recommended by Mezzo80
Both of the protagonists (Lelouch/Koko) are young and very clever people who portray themselves as villains, using illicit methods in order to obtain world peace. The motivations to obtain their goals seem to depend, more or less, on some younger companions (Nunnally/Jonah). Both anime also involve lots of violence and strategies to execute their plans. 
report Recommended by Addicted2Apples
Each show deals with friends turning enemies, and deals strongly with death. The fate of the world is determined by the willingness of sacrifice. 
report Recommended by Rikudo14
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.  
report Recommended by Saki-Rebellion
Both deal with someone with a specific view of the World trying to change it. Both have fantastic elements to it (alchemy in Fullmetal and "magic"/mechas in Code Geass) that adds a certain mood to the series. Both are very dramatics stories with lots of twists, but not without their comedic moments. Both are great shows, that will make you think, laugh and perhaps even cry. 
report Recommended by Jonijonh
There is only one anime I've ever seen which comes close to Code Geass R2 for the "ridiculous trainwreck" factor, and that's Kannazuki no Miko. If you want something so silly you have to laugh your ass off and love it anyway, this is the anime for you. 
report Recommended by birdboy2000
>Those series are actually different, but there is one thing of Zero no Tsukaima (ZnT) that reminded me Code Geass (CG): the story start in a small place, like a school/magic accademy, and it develops throught the whole world, and so, if you appreciated that developement I'm pretty sure you will enjoy both series.
>By the way, CG is much more serious, there is poor fanservice, the story is kinda a mindfuck (oh god, I loved CG so much), and the mai character is a complete badass. Meanwhile ZnT have a bright atmosphere throught 90% of the episodes, ofc there are some good touching moments,  read more 
report Recommended by xNihalx
Both series revolve around a main character who is a genius at playing games. The games are the central theme in no game no life (not the case for code geass). But if you liked the strategies and tactical thinking in one of the series you will most likely like the other one too. The main characters devoted their life to becoming tactical geniuses. They would do anything in order to rule the world and make it a better place. 
report Recommended by Darkbow
Unlike the majority of the recommendations on MAL, this is going to be a one way recommendation only. After completing Code Geass R2, you may feel a void in your heart. What to watch now? I want to see more of Lelouch!!

Well, worry not, fellow anime fans. Spice and Wolf will give you an alternate universe sequel in "Code Geass after story", with a few differences. Lelouch lost his geass power and turned into a merchant (with the same CV), and CC has been replaced with Karren's voice, and turned into a cute wolf girl?

The two of them will continue  read more 
report Recommended by bunny1ov3r
This is something that might not be entirely obvious to begin with, but they do actually share a very common theme: obsession. Lelouch and Sato are both the most obsessed people on Earth. By the end of the series, you see that coming out. They are both spectacular series, but for almost entirely different reasons. However, if you like watching one person drive themselves, and everyone who cares about them, into the ground, then these two anime are for you. 
report Recommended by leaveit2me
The deepness of the story, and the way the Main Characters Thinks at the ends are same.
to save the worlds. 
report Recommended by kururugikai
-Masked protagonist
-Both Protagonist are intelligent strategist (Lelouch is smarter)
-Protagonist is the the leader
-Trying to figure out what happened in the past
-Lots of action
report Recommended by nitramoyo
The strength of these shows lies in the charming and cool characteristics that the protagonist exudes. Spike from Cowboy Bebop is exhibits the chill and relaxed type of cool, while Lelouch from Code Geass shows more charisma and passion in his goals.

Also, both shows have fights in different mode, such as gun fights, mecha fights (in CB, it's space ship), and clash of ideals.

Both anime are praised for its epic ending, even from haters.

Did I mention that both are made by Sunrise? 
report Recommended by bunny1ov3r
Unlike the majority of the recommendations on MAL, this is going to be a one way recommendation only. After completing Code Geass R2, you may feel a void in your heart. What to watch now? I want to see more of Lelouch!!

Well, worry not, fellow anime fans. Spice and Wolf will give you an alternate universe sequel in "Code Geass after story", with a few differences. Lelouch lost his geass power and turned into a merchant (with the same CV), and CC has been replaced with Karren's voice, and turned into a cute wolf girl?

The two of them will continue  read more 
report Recommended by bunny1ov3r
Mostly recommended for Suzaku fans. This series has a main character who shares many similarities with Kururugi Suzaku: (Spoilers) 1. has committed a great wrong in his past, 2. goes beserk and becomes almost undefeatable when attacked, 3. has a 'curse' upon him such that he can't die. 4. Also spin kicks and cries abundantly. Secondary (female) character of the series also bears some similarities to Kallen.

In sum, if you enjoyed watching Suzaku angsting/brooding and trying to find atonement, you'll probably enjoy Casshern Sins. 
report Recommended by hawksong
Ever heard great minds think alike? Yoshino is a great thinker, just like Lelouch. Both are powerless when it's hand to hand combat but excel when out thinking opponents. Both Lelouch and Yoshino need the strong opposite in the duo. In Code Geass, ita Suzaku and Zetsuen no Tempest it's Mahiro. Also, I can see a relationship between Suzaku and Nunnally almost like Yoshino and Aika. Lastly,C.C and Hakaze are women with an ability. Without that ability they become useless and they both cling on to the thinker. 
report Recommended by AceTheHanyou
When watching Durarara!!, I had that same feeling i had when watching code geass, that feeling of being their stunned and amazed at what had just happened. 
report Recommended by quadnia
Both have "heroes" in them who fight bad guys for peace. They have very realistic characters as well. Even though they both seem very different, they're quite similar and if you like one, you'll probably like the other.  
report Recommended by ShintakoInari
This is very similar because :

Both heroes fight against rules
Both heroes are very very powerful very much more than casual living in their respective anime
In both anime a death is a death but yet both heroes dies and they come beck to life

So if u enjoyed Code geass, you surely will enjoy SAO ;) ;) ;) 
report Recommended by KingMaoTheOne
Both leave you wondering why something happened in most episodes and have unexpected series of events. The female character is a mystery in both of them.

Mirai Nikki doesn't look as good as Gode Geass but it is really interesting 
report Recommended by oh-hime-sama
it is similar because they both involve with Mecha and superpowers. although code Geass is much more intense with great power and manipulative means to achieve something that benefits the whole world not just where they live such as Valvrave. I mean come on wouldn't you want to be able to command someone with the power of the Geass with just a blink of an eye. 
report Recommended by Jasonbe96
Both MC's have (kinda) the same power and they both have alot of plot twists 
report Recommended by Smaulelele
Hyper-intelligent protagonist that finesse's his way out of impossible situations, similar personalities 
report Recommended by Jammed
For anyone who enjoys seeing many different nationalities represented in an anime, this show is a must! Even though neither of these has a Japanese character as a protagonist, both shows focus a lot on how Japan views the rest of the world and vice versa. Both shows also deal with global politics more or less realistically, and both are also filled with handsomely drawn male characters that'll keep any yaoi-shipper busy. 
report Recommended by mimiiria
Both have mechs and a kind of east and west theme going. One of the main differences is the time while code geass takes place in an futuristic setting Nobunaga is an alternate past setting  
report Recommended by lonelypandapie
While the plot of these two are completely different, there are some similarities. The main character is the commander of a group. During battle, he/she commands others to do things and outwits the opponent. Both use machines—tanks in GUP and Nightmares in Code Geass. During the battles, the atmosphere is similar, but the shows are completely different outside of the battles. 
report Recommended by powerofemo
Those Anime are the greatest mecha anime, all of you should see them 
report Recommended by Cronocotico
First of all, both are MASTERPiECES. And although i love anime and i've watched over hundreds now, when i actually RATE them, i'm considerably harsh. But anyway, here are some similarities. By the way, there are some spoilers. :V
- best friend attempts to kill best friend in both. ( if Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu was continued, then yes, both would've been best friend KiLLED best friend. )
- main characters are attempting world peace.
- both main characters have some sort of powers via their eyes.
- there are more then one type of power via eyes, and more then one owner.
-  read more 
report Recommended by ShintakoInari
although Char's Counterattack and CG R2 are in a different format, if you take a close look, they are similar in some way as the story progresses. both stories are set during a war as characters Char and Lelouch fight to change the world despite having different roles and they are similar as well. The rivalry between the main characters Amuro and Char and Lelouch and Suzaku are similar. 
report Recommended by Rikudo14
Both have epic plot, interesting character developments, sibling situation similar, action pack, supernatural eye powers, plot twists, drama, and ideology to bring peace as well. 
report Recommended by Rikudo14
The whole "how to end the war" idea that drives 2 best friends to fight each other. 
report Recommended by Xerixon
A lot of ends justify means involved, action, masked vigilante trying to fight evil, gadget, same tone, different setting, suspense, and the true focus of the main character by showing his true character. 
report Recommended by Rikudo14
Both start out as mecha shows with fun and sometimes outrageous scenarios. As they progress though they begin to show their true colors. While Code Geass questions why we lie and mask our true selves and whether it's a good or bad thing to do, Big O asks why our memories are so important to us and what would happen if we lost them. Both show corruption through god-like power (Geass and Mega Deuces.) Code Geass's mask symbolism is similar to Big O's stage symbolism. While Geass is all about Zero planning out his attacks and putting on dramatic "performances", Big O does  read more 
report Recommended by purplwig
Tons of action and plot twists, interesting character developments, epic plot. 
report Recommended by BasedKubo
Has the same voice actor for lelouch. only 6 or so episodes out so storyline not developed yet but if you like lelouch, then you'll love him in a comedy style 
report Recommended by thornsap
The main boys are both heroes who try to rule the country . They both put the blame on themselves to keep order and peace , even though it was not their fault and they are good , and only a few people know of how heroic they are . They both try to better the world . They are both intelligent . They both have a power like something where they can control something . There is both romance in both shows . 
report Recommended by unknown1o1
Similar themes of human oppression and struggle. Both Lelouch and Eren seek to lead freedom movement in their own way. But unlike Lelouch whose character has elements of negativity, Eren is mostly a positive character.  
report Recommended by Jagara
there are elements of both mecha, action, romantic, and .. The characters look similiar.
and Kyoshiro .. he reminded me to Lelouch. His character, his face, his school uniform, looks similar. cool XD 
report Recommended by tsuntsunrage
In Code Geass, the protagonist Lelouch is basically a lot like Koumei in Koutetsu Sangokushi. However the difference is in the characters and tactical analysis--Code Geass's is...deeper. In Koutetsu Sangokushi the characters are bound by the power of the Sovereign/Imperial Seal, wanting to keep it in their possession, but in Code Geass, the "power/supernatural" thing is the geass--a power that differs with each person.

Of course I don't want to give anything away so therefore I won't say any more. But a recommendation is to watch the first code geass before the second or else you'll be confused in some parts. 
report Recommended by eternal_aria
These two are the same because they both have-
Machine Battles
The two main characters have a little relationship.
Both series have a goal.
Both main males are ordinary school boys.
Both main females are a different being. 
report Recommended by Lontaku
Similar lead characters, Suzaku = Dog soldier's protagonist & Lelouch = Dog Soldier's antagonist. Lead characters were childhood friends in both anime. Both involve military, warfare and deadly weapons.
If you liked Code Geass, you will LOVE Dog Soldier! 
report Recommended by Volturnus
Both are anime that are concerned with political issues.
Black Knights vs Britannian Government --> Code Geass
Red faction vs Blue faction --> K

Both also contains nice drawings! 
report Recommended by srsng
Although the plot is a litte different, both main characters are very similar.
Hei possesses supernatural powers, wears mask on his missions and hides his true personality exactly like Lelouch. For both the most important are their younger sisters. Yin resembles Anya (similar hairstyle and emotionless). Both C.C. and Amber travel through the time, have many secrects and look alike (green long hairs, similar white clothes). 
report Recommended by Kokkishin
Aldnoah R2 is the spiritual successor to Code Geass R2, in my factual opinion. Geass made magic + robots THE in thing, and Aldnoah decided just to have outright magic robots. They are also, quite possibly, the only two series in existence that share an intense hatred of the word 'ORANGE!'

Magic robots are not even half of it, though. It is the cliffhangers to end ALL cliffhangers the respective first seasons end with and the highly logical way in which they are continued on from in these sequels that makes them one and the same, along with the shared character dynamics. However, a  read more 
report Recommended by AironicallyHuman
This is similar because the series of plot twist and off the roof mech battles scenes Kick ass. The main characters all have a past that effects the story in someway. If you like Code Geass, then I recommend Macross Frointer 100%. 
report Recommended by SeraphicWings
both main character are same how evil for good rezen, both are real robot in not so far future 
report Recommended by almozayaf
If you were to cut penguindrum into 2 seasons (1-12 ans 13-24), it is similar in a way with code geass r1 ending in terms of what happened to Himari and Lelouch.
Also as mentioned before Both anime starts out small and eventually ends up being involved with the fate of the world. Both anime are also about brothers doing everything they can for their sister. Code Geass is more political whereas Penguindrum is more focused on family. 
report Recommended by srsng
Again, just like Blassreiter, this anime is very serious, fast paste, and has its unexpected plot twist.  
report Recommended by HoodHustla
R2 and 5D's are very similar in tone: they place priority on entertainment and wild aesthetics. Simultaneously both darker and odder than the previous installments of the franchises, the two shows present a wide variety of characters and are always trying to outdo themselves: every episode must be more flashy, more extreme, just plain MORE than the last one. They're fun to watch just to see what kinds of crazy stunts the characters will perform or what kind of didn't-see-that-coming plot twists will happen next. Recommended to those who just want to sit down and be taken on a colorful, crazy ride. 
report Recommended by fetchie
this also deals with the rise of a sudden power and a brillaint young mans strategy behind it.
it also touches on tradistional royalty and traditional government. 
report Recommended by miher
Both series have nations who strive for "true peace", but go about obtaining it in the wrong way, in a war stricken world. lelouche and nunally (both their characters and relationship) are very similar to luscinia and augusta sara. it becomes more noticeable as the story progresses. 
report Recommended by lyuhak
Both have Powerful Eyes
Both are mystery
and same Char's Dis  
report Recommended by Eternal-light
Hot girls piloting giant robots in compromising positions. Lots of screaming and skimpy suits/outfits. Both are pure awesome.  
report Recommended by Ranivus
They share similarities in their ideology to end all wars (while differeing greatly in the actual plan they try to set the stage to make the way for peace). They are also other similarities between the brother/sister conflict. 
report Recommended by Arch-Defender
If you haven't seen either then don't read the following which contains spoilers:

Both involve a young genius taking over the throne of the empire and trying to conquer the world. However, it stands without saying that Lelouch's motives are vastly different than Ukyo's.

Also, both have mecha which are merely adding to the show rather than being the focus. 
report Recommended by Arch-Defender
Similar endings though different conclusions (you'll see what I mean when you watch it). The chairman of ZAFT is similar to Britannia's second prince in his intents and how he acts. 
report Recommended by Arch-Defender
two great science fiction titles with engaging plot developments.  
report Recommended by lordblackness88
both are roller coaster ride of emotion and drama  
report Recommended by theunfettered
They share the same basic concept of war and strategy. And also the use of robot machines that beat the crap out of stuff. 
report Recommended by DarkRaven120
There's mecha in both and the main character tries to change and save the world. 
report Recommended by Phanotak
For the first time I saw this new anime the first thing came to my mind is that it somehow related in Code Geass, something like a war type or a apocalyptic genre of anime. Toshokan Sensou: Kakumei no Tsubasa is a new and upcoming anime that you have to check mostly the otakus there who like this type of genre. 
report Recommended by IAmAkira07anime
Recca & Lelouch fight for someone they care for, but thts it totaly different & Lelouch is much hotter 
report Recommended by Usagi_Serenity
Both series are about teenagers fighting against fate, in order to cause a much needed revolution. Both are full of great, thought out characters. Magic is used by characters in both, as well as underhanded tactics. Many characters are seen in shades of gray, instead of good or evil. 
report Recommended by livingdeadkat
-Rivalry between two friends.
-Girl with mysterious (kind of) power pursued by the government.
-Rebellion against a military dictatorship that oppresses those of a lower social class.
-Final showdown with two opposing military factions.
Note: The Britannian military forces fom Code Geass are also similar to military forces in Innocent Venus. 
report Recommended by Arch-Defender