The Empire of Brittania has invaded Japan using giant robot weapons called Knightmare Frames. Japan is now referred to as Area 11, and its people the 11s. A Brittanian who was living in Japan at the time, Lelouch, vowed to his Japanese friend Suzaku that he'd destroy Brittania. Years later, Lelouch is in high school, but regularly skips out of school to go play chess and gamble on himself.
One day, he stumbles on terrorists 11s who've stolen a military secret and is caught by a member of the Brittanian task force sent after them, who is Suzaku. As the rest of the squad arrives, Suzaku is shot for disobeying orders, while the military secret, a young girl, gives Lelouch the power to make anyone obey any order. He takes command of the terrorists and leads them to crush the approaching Brittanian force. However, Suzaku is secretly made the pilot of Brittania's brand new test model Knightmare, Lancelot. Lelouch becomes the masked king Zero to lead the rebellion to defeat Brittania.
I will be comparing the anime to the manga because I believe that anything made after the original should be critically reviewed.
Lelouch vi Britannia (a prince of Britannia), hiding under the alias Lelouch Lamperouge, is given a great power--the power of Geass--by a mysterious girl. The power grants him the ability to give an order to anyone. He realizes he could change the world through his power to become emperor of Britannia and create an ideal world for his sister, Nunnally. However, the Geass he was given is far more destructive and powerful than he could imagine.
The manga for Code Geass doesn't do justice for
the glory of the anime. First off, there are no Knightmare Frames. I'm not a huge mecha fan, but Code Geass would have been incomplete without them! Second, I understand that the author(s) probably wanted to put their own take on the characters, but they looked a little off from the anime. Lelouch didn't strike me as the "I will take over Britannia and rule" type. He was just "meh" for me. The story changed a lot of events from the anime and didn't make them as epic as the anime. er--the power of Geass--by a mysterious girl. The power grants him the ability to give an order to anyone. He realizes he could change the world through his power to become emperor of Britannia and create an ideal world for his sister, Nunnally. However, the Geass he was given is far more destructive and powerful than he could imagine.
It tried to stay with the anime but didn't work out for me. The premise and overall plot were similar but seemed to leave too much behind. I was debating on giving it a 6, but since the main plot was there, I'd have to give it a 7.
Very neat. The details on the outfits were nice. The background was okay at times. Not much going on there. Still quite upset that Lelouch didn't really look like Lelouch throughout the series.
Most of them were simply static for me, except for Lelouch and Suzaku. The other characters like Nunnery and Milly stayed true to character as in the anime, which was nice.
I'll be nice and give it an eight since I was able to relive some moments of the anime through reading the manga.
Try it. But if you've watched the anime and aren't really interested in the manga, you won't miss out.
Few series can be said to be as character-driven as Code Geass. Just about every man or woman has some part in the plot, whether minor or major. It would be impossible to cover them all in an article so let's go over the four most significant players!
In Code Geass, the world is dominated by three major powers: Britannia, the Chinese Federation, and the EU. However, there's a fourth entity quickly emerging - the Order of the Black Knights! For those of you looking to get into the series, why not take a quick read through this article about them!