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Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch


Alternative Titles

English: Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
Synonyms: Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch
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 29, 2007
Premiered: Fall 2006
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:25 (JST)
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 8.831 (scored by 450,039 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #222
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #5
Members: 680,908
Favorites: 49,130
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Episodes: /25

Synopsis

In the year 2010, the Holy Empire of Britannia is establishing itself as a dominant military nation, starting with the conquest of Japan. Renamed to Area 11 after its swift defeat, Japan has seen significant resistance against these tyrants in an attempt to regain independence.

Lelouch Lamperouge, exiled prince of Britannia, unfortunately finds himself caught in a crossfire between the two nations' armed forces. He is able to escape, however, thanks to the timely appearance of a mysterious girl named C.C., who bestows upon him Geass, the "Power of Kings." Realizing the vast potential of his newfound "power of absolute obedience," Lelouch embarks upon a perilous journey as the masked vigilante known as Zero, leading a merciless onslaught against Britannia in order to get revenge once and for all.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

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.

The last two episodes received a pre-airing on an event, July 21, 2007. Regular broadcasting was on July 29, 2007.

The series 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
Main
Fukuyama, Jun
Japanese
Fukuyama, Jun
Ohara, Sayaka
Japanese
Ohara, Sayaka
...
C.C.
C.C.
Main
Yukana
Japanese
Yukana
Stadtfeld, Kallen
Stadtfeld, Kallen
Main
Koshimizu, Ami
Japanese
Koshimizu, Ami
Kururugi, Suzaku
Kururugi, Suzaku
Main
Sakurai, Takahiro
Japanese
Sakurai, Takahiro
Watanabe, Akeno
Japanese
Watanabe, Akeno
...

Staff

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


Edit 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)

Edit 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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kiriska
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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Plun
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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Isambard
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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Hiromi
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.

Story
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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