Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

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Un-Go

Un-Go

In post-war Japan, the nation remains unsettled and crime is as big a problem as ever. Despite his sharp mind and keen deductions, "Defeated Detective" Shinjurou Yuuki frequently loses out to his rival, Rinroku Kaishou, whose information network has previously aided many police investigations. However, in spite of his poor reputation, Shinjurou continues to work on every case he's recruited to with his mysterious assistant Inga. With Inga's power to transform into a being capable of forcing any person to truthfully answer one question put to them, the pair uses everything at their disposal to get to the bottom of each crime and reveal the true culprit – even if the reality of who solved the case never reaches the public...

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DudeitzStillChronic DudeitzStillChronic says...

It both series, you have the lead/s, in Code Geass Lelouch and in Un-Go Inga and Shinjurou that use intricate plots to bring down their foes instead of weapons (mostly). The most striking similarity is Ingra's "eye" ability to make a person answer 1 question, and Lelouch's Geass to make people do 1 thing.

As far as personality goes, Lelouch is sort of split into two with Inga and Shinjirou. While Inga is sort of crazy and has the eye power, Shinjirou is smart and calm. So far, I really like Un-Go, and Code Geass is one of my top favorites, so watch them both, no matter what you like.

Ride Back

Ride Back

Amidst the turbulent revolution of 2025 wrought by the GGP government, Rin Ogata only dreams of becoming a ballerina; like her mother before her, Rin’s grace and agility mean she’s destined for success on the stage. However, an injury and the untimely death of her parents quickly shatter her aspirations and, for once, Rin’s existence seems purposeless. That is, until she enters the garage of a club one day and sits astride a RideBack! The RideBack, a motorcycle with arms and the ability to stand upright, offers Rin a new world of boundless movement! What she doesn’t realize, however, is that this club of RideBack enthusiasts is about to get dragged into the bloody war between the GGP and the terrorists intent on overthrowing them. Life may be more exciting now, but it’s also become very dangerous: will Rin’s natural talents as a pilot be enough in a world where racing is not just for glory, but for survival?

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hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these anime are centered around school-age protagonists finding themselves caught in the battle between a New World Order and the rebels seeking their downfall. Both involve a mech (or mech-lite) device that is used on both sides of the playing field, and a guy who refers to people in chess terms. With political tension, bitter rivalries wrapped in the past, and intriguing stories, these anime are quite similar. 

Kyo Kara Maoh!

Kyo Kara Maoh!

Upon trying to save a friend from bullies, Shibuya Yuuri finds his head in the unlikeliest of places -- the toilet. Like a flash, Yuuri is then inadvertently sucked in, transporting him somewhere else! In this unfamiliar world of flying skeletons and magic, he is informed by a group called the Mazoku that he is to be the next Maou -- ruler of the kingdom! With harrowing and embarassing situations ahead, can our hero swallow his pride and lead a war against the common people when he can't even tell the difference between a slap in the face and a marriage proposal?

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tamakisenpai tamakisenpai says...

if you like kyo kara maoh then u would luv code geass and the  main character in code geass, lelouch, looks just like yuuri but its about leloch obtaining this power called geass letting him control someone for i time only. SOOOOOOO  GGGGOOOOOOODDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Last Exile: Fam, the Silver Wing

Last Exile: Fam, the Silver Wing

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meow9th meow9th says...

I don't want to say anything about why I think these two anime are similar, because I don't want to give anything away about the plots of either. But the plots and the overall themes (peace, war, freedom) share some similarities. Everything else, maybe not so much.

Fate/Zero

Fate/Zero

Ten years before Shirou Emiya's and Saber's fateful meeting, Japan is the stage for the fourth Holy Grail War. Seven Masters, each with his own dreams, step forward to win the boon of the mystic relic. Into this fray comes Kiritsugu Emiya, the enigmatic "Mage Killer" who wants to use the Grail to make a better world. Can he, paired with the indomitable Saber win the War? Or will he fall to the ambitions of the other mages?

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arachni42 arachni42 says...

Both of these series involve loads of chracters making intricate plans against each other for various motivations. There is action and a supernatural element in both. Code Geass has a lot of high school age characters while Fate/Zero mostly involves adults, and there are more not-so-serious episodes in Code Geass. Code Geass has mechs while Fate/Zero has swords and sorcery. But they both have more plotting and gambits than you can count. If you like that aspect of one, you'll almost certainly like the other.