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 13973881,397,388 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #562
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #22
Members: 2,245,482
Favorites: 108,745

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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Maseba, Yutaka
Taniguchi, Gorou
Director, Storyboard, Original Creator
Urakami, Yasuo
Sound Director
Izawa, Motoi
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


Mar 25, 2024
I truly enjoyed this season even though I'm not a fan of mecha animes.

The writing is fantastic. It allows the viewers to deepen into the mind and feelings of the main characters, especially Lelouch. All of his fears and strategic thoughts as well as his mental instabilities. It is shocking to see him go from behaving like a caring brother to completely losing his mind falling into the temptations that come along with power. The best thing about his character development is that he's not the always good character fighting for his beloved ones, he also shows traces of selfishness and aloofness, regretting some of ...
Mar 18, 2023
Mixed Feelings
I don't usually write reviews, but I feel the need to get my opinion on this anime out there. I don't want to come off as the devils advocate just because I'm bashing on a critically acclaimed show, so please here me out. The story itself has a good premise but the execution lacks the sort of polish you'd expect for an anime with as many pedigrees as this. The characters feel like nothing more than plot devises with little personality. The only character\ reasonably "fleshed out" would be lelouch, despite him not having any shred of complex emotion. He's treated like some sort of ...
Oct 24, 2023
So... this show is like Death Note; you'll expect so much because of the hype and be like... meh. With a main characters' name which translates from French to English into The-suspicious Red-lamp... meh.

It didn't feel like a waste of time; I just preferred Cross Ange, which I found to be a pretty close similarity as far as story type goes. What is supposed to be intense, falls flat compared to other shows that did similar things in my opinion.

Basically I don't recommend it; yet, if you choose to watch it... it's not trash. Restored my rating system to default so I ...

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