Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch


Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

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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 29, 2007
Premiered: Fall 2006
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:25 (JST)
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, MilitaryMilitary, Sci-FiSci-Fi, Super PowerSuper Power, DramaDrama, MechaMecha, SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Score: 8.711 (scored by 10628121,062,812 users)
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Ranked: #432
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Popularity: #17
Members: 1,733,135
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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).  
report Recommended by Krelian
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  read more 
report Recommended by AironicallyHuman
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 will result  read more 
report Recommended by ShanaFlame
Similar protagonists, both are very smart and devious, both anime are about overcoming difficult odds and have determined characters. 
report Recommended by Ownsin
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.  
report Recommended by Nocturnal
Both are mecha, have a school-life setting, and have main characters with special powers. 
report Recommended by izZzi
In Both the hero is nobility. Lelouch was a discarded prince while Reinhard was a poor noble. But both want to remove the nobility from power. Both have grand plans to unify the world for the sake of their sisters. Both are charismatic and have strong allies and enemies. Both are Genius military guys and will make sacrifices for the grand dream. 
report Recommended by sasiwaran
These two series both have heavy dosages of mecha, though its mecha done right, when there ARE casualties and sacrifices are made, though Gurren Lagann is less thinking, it still has the right combination of elements to keep you glued to the screen and want more. Think Gurren Lagann as a lighter, less intelligent type, that has a wider scope then Code Geass. 
report Recommended by elc1247
The main characters both gain powers and sacraficed parts of themselves to gain something. Both have a lot of daddy issues. 
report Recommended by gizmo99
both have mecha both are deep in different ways and surpass the standard mecha anime  
report Recommended by foreverzerov1
In the last few weeks I've been singing the praises of Code Geass, and when people ask why I always end up comparing it to Gundam Seed. Both series have a similar plot, you've got a character who is silly smart, and decides to 'save the world'. Through both series you'll find you'll have yourself pondering about which side your really on. While Code Geass has Lelouch doing questionable things, you'll find half the characters in Seed lost themselves trying to decide who are the good guys. Although there is obviously a little more fighting and Mecha in Seed there is  read more 
report Recommended by KHobbits
Darker than Black and Code Geass are both in a technological world where the protagonist have a very powerful ability. There are lots of pizza hut hidden in the background or just somewhere on the screen. Suspense and fights, thats what they are all about. 
report Recommended by Kyo_Kagami
Main things that make these two animes similar are the protagonists being genius like anti-heros, with a major theme being terrorism. Also, both animes have another strong character with differing values with the main character, hence fighting against the them. I think there are a lot of hidden metaphors in both animes, and they both explore deeper notions and emotions as the story progresses. There is a lot of action, strategic planning, girl characters that don't do much, long legged skinny guys as the mains...but they're still pretty cool... Zankyou no Terror is not finished at the time of making this recommendation, but I am  read more 
report Recommended by snkwings
Both the main characters try to rule the world to make it better for their sisters, they both play the bad guy, and they both have powers to control others. 
report Recommended by nonoy9212
Deep, thoughtful, but also light at times. Both these animes have strong plots and characters and feature interesting applications of the stereotypical mecha genre 
report Recommended by riraito
Boy meets superpowers. Boy is faced with the decision on whether he wants to change the world or not. Follow Lelouch and Yu and their journey on saving the world from a deadly problem. 
report Recommended by Mayuka
These anime share the same premise of taking down a corrupt empire with a group of rebels. Plus, they have an obsession of killing off characters. There are also a lot of action scenes in the two series. 
report Recommended by Purple_Wings
Mecha and politics in a school based, adult world and alternate timeline setting. Both at time comical but mostly intense and gripping. Highly recommended! 
report Recommended by Allografter
•both animes have a strong duo of protagonists who make/break the story as it takes its course, the storyline changes with the protagonists decisions, they are motivated from the death of a loved one. •both protagonists are smart, strong willed, and driven for revenge/resolution/content for a loved one, and they are accompanied by another childhood friend who also partakes a significant role which also decides the course of the storyline. •both contain unexpected/or expected twists/plots, and they do contain the usual portrayal of genres, but they both contain something indifferent that keeps the viewer on edge. •they are similar in the duo protagonists driven for a reason from  read more 
report Recommended by Lupta
It has Jun Fukuyama voicing the protagonist, a boy who has a great power in his eyes and that sometimes goes berserk. The plot is about war and revenge between Royalty, the purpose of the one of the protagonists is to build a better world by becoming king, no matter what sacrifices he must do. Also contains Best friends turning into enemies.  
report Recommended by Orulyon
Avilio is very similar to Lelouch, both are very clever manipulative tacticians, both seek for revenge for the death of their loved ones, although the atmosphere of both shows is way different, regarding the main protagonist these anime are kinda similar, if you like Avilio's character then you will totally love Lelouch Vi Britania.  
report Recommended by YvyAckerman
Both the protagonists of Kuroshitsuji and Code Geass are very similar - from the fact they both follow the way of self-destruction and vengeance to the order issuing abilities and proficiency in chess. In general, Ciel looks like a chibi version of Lelouch, not smart and skilled enough to pwn anyone he wants through strategy, relying on his butler Sebastian instead. (btw one of Shinigami in Kuroshitsuji is voiced by Jun Fukuyama.) English nobility, royal family members, tons of pathos, the only difference is XIX and XXI centuries, so no mecha in Kuroshitsuji.  
report Recommended by Razmes
what really hit me was the fact both aren't about one man army protagonist its the other way around it isn't' how to command and support others to win. so basically strategic fighting however since i have only viewed about 6 this is all i can offer in the future i hope to write more in detail so start watching plus obviously code geass is better but this isn't too bad either :) 
report Recommended by Devastator004
both anime tells about overpowered main character leading his/her troop winning combat after combat. both anime pay enough attention to the strategy of war. both main character also has this darkish feeling background. 
report Recommended by sora2eugene
the moment I saw Hyobu, he fitted right into the league of extremely evil bishounen Lelouch and Raitou. and he got his very own Suzaku too! confident, arrogant and style. is he really the good guy? a feeling of excitement and terror. supernatural eye powers. rebels. Both Geass and this brand new ESP series have it all! 
report Recommended by UmiHoshi
Similarities: -Both anime are developed by one studio, Sunrise -Both anime is story-based, and have many well-developed mecha fights -Both anime's MC's are of higher nobility, and are pretendents(heirs) to an Emperor title, but both have been stripped from their rights and privilegies by an enemy plot Differences: -CG(Code Geass) MC is male, while CA(Cross Ange) MC is female -In CA there is magic and magic users, while in CG there is no magic -In CA the world being attacked by mysterious aliens, while in CG the world itself is not in any danger and CG have political brawlings and faction vs faction warfare as the main plot twists. 
report Recommended by Jambatti
This series is about military strategy with a strategic lead and a warrior best friend. Alderamin was closer to Code Geass R1 than Geass R2 was 
report Recommended by Caimthehero
If you liked Fullmetal Alchemist, then you might also like Code Geass because of the genres that are similar to both animes. They both deal with the male protagonist having to deal with the military, fantasy like mecha items and tons of action involved. And the best part in my opinion is that there really aren't many fillers in these animes so it makes it worth watching =] 
report Recommended by Skoki
same miilitary genre..tragic past..flashbacks.. supernatural ability..Similiar uniforms and even music in the background. 
report Recommended by sabgian
Main character who outsmarts all of his foes (and allies). One Outs is basically all about strategies and interesting psychological tricks, and very entertaining for those who enjoy the 'battle of wits' aspect of Code Geass, Death Note and other similar anime. 
report Recommended by VVayfarer
Already few minutes into Owari no Seraph a gave me vibes similar to Code Geass. In both shows (Based on the first episode) - There are two guys who could be either best friends or biggest rivals. - One of them is kind of a rebel while the other is more of a nice guy. - The world / society they live in is in a difficult situation. Some kind of royal/ higher class issues going on. - Fighting against that society. If you liked Code Geass i think you may find something in Owari no Seraph as well.  
report Recommended by Lylaaz
Perpetually-pissed protagonists with mommy issues. One of them protects his sister and the other is protected by his sister. If you find one of them compelling then you will find the other compelling. Both also have exceedingly slow paces.  
report Recommended by Polyphemus
Both are Sci-Fi anime that heavily focus on the themes of empires, domination, segregation and revolution during times of war. 86 appears to be inspired by Code Geass. 
report Recommended by blondedzero
Both series feature male protagonists whose goal is to fix their country. They each have a powerful means to do so.  
report Recommended by ukiuki
Mass battles, twists, fan service, great stories. 
report Recommended by animejnkie
While these shows are very different genres, one thing in common is the approach of the story as both protagonists are antiheroes willing to do whatever it takes to reform the corrupt world they live in, and are committing crimes left and right in order to make that happen. Both Moriarty and Lelouch happen to be nobles who are fed up with the injustices of society and thus, aim to change society using unethical methods.  
report Recommended by GridironOtaku
Gundam IBO and the Code Geass franchise are stories that are heavily motivated by political turmoil. Having similar genres and characters (i.e. a strategist/leader and a brilliant mecha pilot), both series are highly recommended shonen epics which will undoubtedly keep viewers hooked until the final showdown. 
report Recommended by silverloc123
Same scenarist, similar plot. 
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