The main characters both gain powers and sacraficed parts of themselves to gain something. Both have a lot of daddy issues.
Superpowers, ancient evil conspiracies, awesome fight scenes, and a fast-paced story with tons of jokes thrown in.
Suspense, great power, great characters, militar strategies and war. Code Geass has less of a plot and undeveloped secondary characters comparing to FMA Brotherhood but its story manages to keep you on your seat nevertheless.
Code Geass and FMA: Brotherhood both combine great action sequences with superb plotlines that explore subjects such as immortality, government oppression, and genocide.
Both series are based around a group fighting against an much bigger portion of society. Both involve high amounts of military action, political affairs, violence against citizens, and unnatural powers. Some of characters traits can be retaliated when comparing these shows and both have something to do with the destruction of a once powerful country.
Both have the main character go on a very perilous journey which will effect the world.
Both end up having to get help from other people along the way.
Both deal with aspects of loyalty, friendship, hardship, trust, etc
Both have great story lines, that have great character development.
Both have great fight scenes.
Code Geass revolves more around mechas. I was not a huge mecha fan however I loved Code Geass.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (FMAB) revolves more around magic. I did not have any preconceived notions of what to expect from FMAB and I loved the anime.
If you are on the fence watch the first 5-10 episodes. If you liked
While these series are very different they are also very alike. There is a certain percentage of people that like one and not the other but the vast majority of people will like both a lot. The main difference is that Code Geass has some plot holes while Fullmetal Alchemist is basically flawless in that regard. However these are both shounens which offer a little more than just fighting. Code Geass is both dumber and smarter while Fullmetal Alchemist is way more serious as well as slower. That doesn't change the fact that these are both excellent series and I recommend watching both of them
Both have conspiracy by the governers and supernatural aspect. They are about same length as a series. They both are non-filer and doesn't contain unnecessary scenes in order to keep story fluesnt. Action scenes are similarly attractive as FMA:B combat's are based on alchemy and Code Gaeass combat's are mecha echol but not your typical lame fight scenes
Both are animes that deserve the adjective epic, in every sense.
To be more specific, both feature a really great plot, great characters and amazing action scenes. In CG mechas and strategy are the stars in action scenes, while in FMA:B that rol belongs to alchemy (and a bit of strategy too). Both animes have a really great ending and you will be rating them with a 9 or 10 before the end.
Both anime's are about a country and it's politics and main character being really involved with it, also both main characters have a special 'power'.
Even though it doesn't have the technology and mechs, Alchemy is a pretty good replacement, and some hardcore alchemy would be a replacement to Geass. However, the main thing about Code Geass is the complex plot, involving politics and human relations, with interesting twists. And you can find all these things on Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. A very intelligent anime.
Honestly, if you're a fan of brotherhood, you're going to enjoy Code Geass. Heck, you're going to love Code Geass whether you liked Brotherhood or not (unless you're some anime fan poser, but I have no idea where that'll get you in life - probably the same place the real anime fans end up - nowhere)
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Anyway, check out Code Geass if you want to see the world in a different light and yes, Lelouch is the smartest character in all of anime.
This is a must watch for any fan.
1) Has the same kind of plot. Both MC want to rebuild their country. Lelouch to rebuild Britannia, meanwhile Edward & gangs to rebuild Amestris.
Very engaging anime with a large range of unique characters. The anime isn't too cerebral and I would say is a very entertaining watch.
Both involve a main with an extraordinary power that they use to change the government and achieve their goals. Additionally, both have a plot with many twists that keep you interested.
Here's a military drama with great narrative pacing, brilliant voice acting, amazing action sequences, and a fantastic script for the majority, if not all, of characters involved. Honestly as one of the best anime ever made.