Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュ
English: Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
German: Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
Spanish: Code Geass: Lelouch, el de la Rebelión
French: Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
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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, Award WinningAward Winning, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary, SchoolSchool, Super PowerSuper Power
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.701 (scored by 14068541,406,854 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #572
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #22
Members: 2,261,530
Favorites: 109,031

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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, a Britannian student, unfortunately finds himself caught in a crossfire between the Britannian and the Area 11 rebel 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.

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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 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.

The series was rebroadcasted during October 2021 on the Animeism programming block to celebrate its 15th anniversary.

Characters & Voice Actors


Taniguchi, Gorou
Director, Storyboard, Original Creator
Urakami, Yasuo
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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1: "COLORS" by FLOW (eps 1-12)
2: "Kaidoku Funou (解読不能)" by Jinn (ジン) (eps 13-23)
3: "Hitomi no Tsubasa (瞳ノ翼)" by Access (eps 24-25)
R1: "DICE" by FLOW
R2: "PHOENIX PRAYER" by Eir Aoi (藍井エイル)

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 (eps 24)
4: "Innocent Days" by Hitomi (eps 25)
R1: "will-ill" by TK from Ling tosite sigure (TK from 凛として時雨)
R2: "SAKURA BURST" by Cö shu Nie

Episode Videos


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 ...
Dec 27, 2008
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Aug 19, 2007
Directed by Goro Taniguchi, arguably one of the best directorial talents left at studio Sunrise, and written by his Planetes screenwriter Ichiro Okouchi, Code Geass promised to be a true epic series in the making. An interesting alternate history, a lead character that promised to evolve into a ruthless rebel seeking revenge against the father and the country that ruined his and his sisters life and a dash of mecha added into the mix for good measure. So why did it turn into such a complete circus? An absolute mess of jumbled ideas never touched upon in any way that isn`t absurd or laughable, a ...

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