Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

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Fullmetal Alchemist

Fullmetal Alchemist

Once upon a time, two brothers passed the happy days of their childhood by studying alchemy, which is governed by the equal transfer principle: an eye for an eye -- you can't get more than you give. But these brothers tried to defy that law, and a horrific accident resulted. Now, the older brother, Edward, is called the Full Metal Alchemist because of his metal limbs, and the younger, Alphonse, is a soul without a body, trapped within the confines of an automaton. Together they search for the power to restore themselves, to find the lives they lost so long ago...

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CattyKatty CattyKatty says...

Both are a battle of witts, courage, and determination to reach there goals. No matter what the cost, except for the lives of there friends.

KlatchianVampire KlatchianVampire says...

Both shows show the strong sibling relations and how main protagonists fight for their brother's / sister's sake. Both have conspiracy involved

LLORAtheLLAMA LLORAtheLLAMA says...

Both Ed and Lelouch have a strong sibling relationship in which they will do anything for their brother/sister's sake. They battle through many opposing forces such as the military, unjust people, and sometimes even the people close to them.

SherlockDotNet SherlockDotNet says...

In both Fullmetal Alchemist and Code Geass, politics and the shifting of power between people and governements are paramount to the storyline. Coldness and strategy meet passion and love in a believable scenery. I recommend both.

Anathemus Anathemus says...

There's a lot of similarities to be found in Code Geass and Fullmetal Alchemist when it comes to the strong feeling of brotherhood shared between the main characters.

They also have to deal with the strong military forces present in their world, the Britannian Empire in Code Geass and the State Military in Fullmetal.

DuskFey DuskFey says...

Both Fullmetal Alchemist and Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion start with a protagonist who wants to use his powers to change something in his world, and both continue as the young man's journey takes him to ever-darker places. If you enjoy shows that examine the real consequences of one's actions, then try either of these on for size.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

Code Geass and Fullmetal Alchemist involve a power struggle between the people and the government that is shifting.  The whole entire back drop of each series revolves around politics and the family connections the main characters have.

Yvienne Yvienne says...

I recommend Fullmetal Alchemist with Code Geass because there's sometimes a battle of life and death in both and they have a lot in common.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these anime involve the protagonist working to attain some goal that might cost him everything. Both anime laugh in the face of conventional physics, bring along a cast of interesting characters, and involve secret government plots. Both anime also have fairly large worlds for the protagonist to roam.

IdrilTiwele IdrilTiwele says...

One of my 2 most favorite anime. If you haven't watched it you cannot be called an Otaku. It is fun, it is romantic it is painfull and full of anger, distuctive and creative in feelings, passionate and heroic. It has every day people that are unique for their unacking happiness in the darkness of it all, it has heroes with embarrassing moments or habbits. It has soft harted people that need to hold themselves together for the sake of the team. It is feelings that we all have in an allegory of sins and monstrosities. I promise it will be a journey to remember!

phoniefly phoniefly says...

Both of the main characters are huge strageist and are beyond that of there peers in different subjects. Kids trying to overcome the bad things that happened in there past. they fight for what they believe by any means necassary

Eureka Seven

Eureka Seven

Like most boys his age, the young Renton thinks of nothing but reffing – riding trapar waves on a board – and idolizes Holland, the leader of the renegade group of reffers named Gekko State. As an orphan of a famous hero, he lives a boring life with his grandfather until the beautiful Eureka crashes, literally, into his life. Now, with the help of his newfound friend and crush, Renton finds himself living amongst the crew of Gekko State. The errands are hard and the bullying is fierce, but with Eureka by his side, Renton just might find the courage to tough it out and even save the world!

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MrsickVisionz MrsickVisionz says...

Both shows feature a ragtag gang of heroes who go up against an evil empire in order to save the world.  They also feature a young girl with mysterious powers who may very well be the key to their salvation.  Also, the mecha combat is identical except that in Code Geass, they can't fly.  But everything as far as movement and how they look and how they fight is just about identical.  Code Geass can be a bit more violent and mean-spirited at times while Eureka can be more romantic.

v0id v0id says...

Besides featuring the same opening theme artist and being mecha anime, these two have a very different approach to the mecha scene. They are great in giving the viewer enough story and action while not drowning either in one side for too long. If you liked one, try out the other.

Careno Careno says...

Two of the best mecha anime out there. If you enjoyed the action of Eureka Seven then you should deffinatly check out Code Geass.

freakzilla freakzilla says...

Eureka 7 has the same building stones as Code Geass: mecha action, a supernatural mysterious power and most importantly a good story to keep everything together. Combine that with a few nervosities in the characters that don't go to the extent of Evangelion-like breakdowns; and a very nice interaction between the characters.

This brings you to two anime that differ completely in plot, powers and even mecha style; yet manage to leave a similar feeling of success and satisfaction.

Killmate Killmate says...

These are pretty similiar went they come to Mecha, but what makes them really good is that they have a wonderful story line in both of them they also have really good sad and joyful meanings it actualy moved me.

eaper eaper says...

Boy eclipsed by father's fame: check. Mysterious girl helping said boy do new things: check. Story that you don't realize is as epic as it really is until late in the series: check. A lot of cool mecha: check. If you liked one of these series, there is no reason to not check out the other.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of Code Geass and Eureka Seven contain similar elements. A girl with mysterious powers, a government with little concern for it's people, rebellion, and mecha. Both of the protagonists are given the chance to change their world for the better, and both are up against formidable foes.

filipfkn92 filipfkn92 says...

Both these anime as main plot have history of young boy, who wants fight against almost totalitarian goverment beacuse of his love (Lelouch fights for his lil' sister and Renton for mecha pilot girl, serving in famous militia "Gekko-Go"); in both series there are also mad dictators as main villains, as well as portraited in interesting ways resistance groups. Despite of fact partly similarity of soundtrack, you'll find more things in both anime, which make you content, or not.

Fargo Fargo says...

Both of these shows have likable casts that experience misadventures, romance, hardships, and fight with fluid, stylish action as the main resistance movements against an oppressive government. Both shows deal with themes of discrimination, sacrifice and overcoming pain dealt from things out of their characters' control. Either of these shows will have you hooked until the very end.

sushi55 sushi55 says...

Both series are easy to recommend due to being very friendly to introduce to mech anime and can appeal to both guys and girls alike unlike other mech anime (hello, Gundam) in which we never see female characters even piloting the mech. 

07-Ghost

07-Ghost

Teito Klein is a former slave who attends the Barsburg Empire's military academy. Having no memory of his past and the power to wield a rare ability called Zaiphon, Teito is constantly under the scrutiny of his peers - except for his best friend Mikage, the only person he connects with. After seeing and remembering the man who killed his father, Teito tries to kill him and finds himself on the run from Barsburg's military might. Now, with the evil beings known as Kor after his soul, the Barsburg Empire after his blood and only the legendary Seven Ghosts to protect him, Teito must unlock the memories of his past before he ends up as a sacrifice for Verloren, the sealed God of Death.

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EcthelionGenesis EcthelionGenesis says...

Ok, as yet there are no Mecha in 07-Ghost... nor, I think (at the time of posting), are there likely to be. That is, if Studio Deen aren't in the business of ruining plots.

So, now we've got that out of the way: I'd still recommend Code Geass to viewers who enjoyed/are enjoying 07-Ghost, and vice versa. As for the paralells between the two series... where does one begin?!

Both series have a powerful, heavily military-focussed "Empire" (Barsburg or Brittanian), trying to take over the world. Both have rampant imperialism, loyal-to-the-death soldiers, and so on, and this is a major theme. Additionally, both empires are portayed in a somewhat good light in the first episode, although this quickly changes- our protagonists fight the oppression, if in slightly different ways.

But other than the similarities between the content of the two series, I'd also recommend them based on the cliffhanger-type nature of the ending of each episode, and...

I'm trying to find a word for the general feel of them. It's not quite "feel-good", that would be wrong. But both anime certainly have their high points, their Crowning Moments of Awesome, and their heartfelt blows to the main characters when it all goes wrong. There's a real sense of empathy there, and above all, that's why I think you should watch this anime.

Bees Bees says...

If you like Code Geass or 07 Ghost, you will probably find the other serie also very good. They have same kind of drawing-style, and same sort of main-character: a boy/man with some special powers. They both also have futuristical vehicles and a bit same kind of plot.

rusty0 rusty0 says...

Ill begin with the obvious, which is that both anime have very beutiful and similar animation, throughout both you are hard press to find anything that isnt pleasing to look at.

Although 07-Ghost and Geass have some big differences between them, one being based on mecha, the other not, their are similarities with the general theme of their plot and do center greatly around their central characters.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

The animation styles are very similar in both Code Geass and 07-ghost. The main characters have some strong similarities (clothing choices not withstanding), including a mysterious power. The intricate storylines are both enjoyable, and if you like one, you'll like the other.  

versailles versailles says...

In both series, the protagonists struggle with an almighty empire that has played a significant role in their past.

The two have similar animation and powerful music that add to the scenes.

KxNOxUTA KxNOxUTA says...

I think the similarities lie withing the combination of both being very serious but at the same time funny. Both have ver intereting characters which are also somewhat twisted within themselves. In both animes there are mysteries and riddles to be solved, though while in Code Geass we kind of watch a "negative" protagonist and in 7 Ghosts a "positive" one.

Both animes are high in their drawing qualities and are full of action. I may note that I loved the openings and endings of both a lit, too.

Differences: 7 Ghosts is playing in an anchient styled time & world while Code Geass is a very developed future.

NarkyOtic NarkyOtic says...

If you liked 07-Ghost, you'll probably like Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion. Both are very military-focused, and the storylines are both steeped in secrets, double-crossing and dodgy authority figures.

Also, the central characters are both young men, schooled in the confines of, or in close proximity to, a military setting. Both are disillusioned with their 'leaders', and are spurred forward to break ranks and dismantle the imbalance/corruption that their authority figure represents... at great risk to their lives.

Both have pasts which gradually reveal a great deal of the inner-workings of their journey, including childhood trauma and subsequent secrets.

Madoka Madoka says...

Both 07 Ghost and code Geass are quite alike, they both follow the main lead who rebels against the empire in each of their respect series, creating a enemy of the empire and military.

That is the main point to each series but aside there we do have some other simularities, Both series are built around some form of supernatural (it does vary though). The big fun in each series is watching our characters "fight back" against the respective empires though.

If one of these series was something you enjoy im sure you might enjoy trying the other.

SilvanaHeilbron SilvanaHeilbron says...

They're similar in how they both involve the revenge on the goverment thing, yet in 07 Ghost, there aren't as much battles and stuff.

PandaBear87 PandaBear87 says...

They both involve a boy with mysterious magical powers who wants to rebel against an "evil" government while protecting his family/friend.  Both boys were born into nobility and then thrown into exile and both act more mature than their ages (most of the time).  The animation styles are very similar in that the characters are very beautiful (both male and female).  While Code Geass is more mecha concentrated, 07 Ghost does contain some mecha (their flying battleships, etc), but at a lesser extent.  In Code Geass, most of the fighting is done with the machines with the help of Lelouch's magic, however in 07 Ghost, all the fighting is done with magic (and a magical sythe). 

Neon Genesis Evangelion

Neon Genesis Evangelion

In the future, a devastating event known as Second Impact has destroyed Tokyo as we know it, giving rise to Tokyo III - a city under siege by mysterious lifeforms known only as Angels. Mankind's only line of defense are the Evangelions, a set man-made machines piloted by a trio of fourteen year-old teenagers, Rei, Shinji, and Asuka. The fate of Japan and the entire world now lie with these three children, though they might not have the power to save the most important thing of all: each other.

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supiku supiku says...

Both series fight in robots... well kind of.

And they're both about psychological issues.

In the first episode of CG they show the main character's mind in the same way they portray the mind in Neon Genesis Evangelion.

And they're both really great!

veqtor veqtor says...

Both series feature great robot battles, superpowers and world-changing plots. The protagonists battle with their inner demons and face a heritage they wish to have nothing to do with.

alactus alactus says...

Both shows have larger than life dramas with "mechas"; howver, they both also concentrate heavily on the personal relations between characters, allowing for viewing experiences that are never stale. The major theme within each show also revolves heavily around collective conscience versus individuality.

Verified Verified says...

Each sporting their own unique type of mech, both Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion and Neon Genesis Evangelion are excellent transitions.

A show with giant robots can always end up being a huge bust because of just that. However, you find a nice balance between both animes that gives the mech an important supporting role, but ultimately the story and action lies with the characters and the storyline.

I enjoy a good head twister with an abundance of "oro" moments. Predictable animes that rely on the "cool" factor easily burn out. Neither of these anime sport such plots with the story leading you in all directions.

The last note is that for some reason, a good majority of animes have "the couple that cannot be." These two are no exception as they each strive to show the emotional sides of the characters. Call me a sucker, but I love any good story that makes me want something from a character real bad whether it is to realize a love, act on a love, or forsake a love. Whether or not the character makes the choice I want him/her to most of the time I am satisfied, and if you liked either NGE or CG:LotR you will most certainly be satisfied with the latter.

bakaneko1990 bakaneko1990 says...

Code Geass and Neon Genesis Evangelion give you kinda like the same feeling while watching it. Both contain fights with some sort of robots (CG: Knightmares // NGE: Evas). Also they share some psychological aspects and definitely the "WTF moments". If you like one of them you'll surely like the other as well.

Donze Donze says...

Both stories are great and epic, hard to see two anime of this kind!

Mecha are very well involved in both stories, but still they aren't the only base the story is made on.

What about characters? Very different in one anime from the other but for sure the same way deep as only a few of other anime series have.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these anime take place after the destruction of Japan (whether literally or politically). Both involve the use of Mecha to fight, usually in large-scale battles. Both anime also involve school-age kids piloting the mecha while dealing with teen-angst.

RG RG says...

A conflicted protagonist with father issues . . .

A mysterious girl . . .

A hot-headed girl who pilots a red mecha . . .

The protagonist's father with dubious morality . . .

Assimilation plot . . .

Yep, there's no denying these similarities between Shinji and Lelouch, Rei and C.C., Asuka and Kallen and of course Gendo and Emperor Charles.

IdrilTiwele IdrilTiwele says...

Neon Genesis Evangellion is not for you if you donnot like unfullfilling dramatic allegories. It is symbolic, it is dramatic, it is depressing and there is no catharsis in the end. Watch it for the epicness of the sin, of the dark side, of the condemnation of all that we have faith in. Do not watch it if you expect to spend some of your time with something "interesting" or fun.

Kakumeiki Valvrave

Kakumeiki Valvrave

In the future, Earth is split into three factions: Dorssia, an empire bent on world domination; ARSUS, a military alliance; and Jiro, a collection of neutral states with colonies across the galaxy. On one such colony, Haruto Tokishima lives a carefree life at Sakimori High, where his greatest concern is mustering the courage to confess to his childhood friend, Shouko. His idyllic life is broken, however, when a team of Dorssian super-soldiers, led by the enigmatic L-elf, assaults the colony to retrieve the 'Valvrave', a mobile suit secretly being constructed there. In the resulting chaos, Haruto watches as Shouko disappears within a laser’s blast; enraged, he climbs into the now accessible Valvrave, and defeats the Dorssian army after forsaking his humanity to the machine. Haruto pledges to protect the colony, but can he come to terms with what he's given up to gain such power?

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Naga Naga says...

Made by the same studio, these shows have quite a bit of similarities. First thing would be the setting, in which both main characters are in the middle of the conflict between two or three nations. The cast is quite similar and so is the relationship between two main characters. With mecha action as icing on the cake, if you liked one of them, you might also enjoy another one.  

Gaeryc Gaeryc says...

Mixture of students and mechas, even some paranormal events in both. Glowing symbols and one military genius.

Both have their own good points, but the premise is kinda similar.

Thrawn Thrawn says...

The main characters for each are given mysterious, kickass powers that they use to fight for their cause and nation, twists up the wazoo and explosive badass mecha-on-mecha action with tons of cheese. Both are high-octane thrill rides and thrive on action, suspense, drama and the pros and cons of their new and terribly awesome powers.

Bradalee Bradalee says...

Each of these shows revoles around two male leads who are caught right in the middle of a war between several nations, as well as having a similar relationship with each other.

Sunrise is the studio behind both shows and it certainly shows, with the plot and characters sharing more than a few similarities, not least the brilliant mech battles in each. While Code Geass is a bit more grounded than the absolutely insane Valvrave fans of one are likely to at least find the other interesting.

JohnWatchAnime JohnWatchAnime says...

both anime have the same sort of setting. It's about students in highschool riding mecha's and fighting for their own land

Noriko Noriko says...

Both shows have a very similar story. Both shows are based on mecha battles and have a political plot. 

Also, both shows have a main character that recieves a superpower, which he uses to fight the enemy forces.

PurpleCatAngel PurpleCatAngel says...

Like Code Geass, Valvrave the Liberator is a about a boy who obtains a power and like Code Geass it has to deal with mecha suits and the stealing of a country and the country trying to gain its independence back.

AnnaCupcake AnnaCupcake says...

Obviously, the mecha is the same in both anime. But it goes farther than just that. The qualities of the battles, the hardship that the protagonists go through, the search for the right answer and cunning strategists are all things they have in common. Furthermore, you can compare Lelouch' and Suzaku's relationship with that of L-elf and Haruto, but also Lelouch and Schneizel's to L-Elf and Cain's. Also the ending has some similarities that hurt a lot. 

If you're here for the action though, that's also fine, because both anime have a lot of it.

P.S. #Coffeeship

redshipper redshipper says...

Also a bittersweet mecha story, involves war and trying to go against a larger power. After finishing Code Geass and feeling down Valvrave got my mood right back up. Both are great shows and no matter which one you start with you're sure to enjoy the other.