Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

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Aldnoah Zero

Aldnoah Zero

In 1972, the Apollo 17 mission discovered a hypergate to Mars on the surface of the moon. Soon a war breaks out between Earth and Mars, and Martian soldiers begin to descend from the sky, riding steel giants, intent on exterminating humanity.

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KawaiiOtaku KawaiiOtaku says...

Both are centered around the conflict of two races, the Terrans/Elevens and the Martians/Britannians. Both anime have Mechs, with the Martians/Britannians having more specialised mechs and the Terrans/Elevens having regular millitary mechs.

The MCs are both highschool students who are calm, collected and think rationally instead of emotionally. Slaine and Suzaku share the same similarities as they are on the enemy's side even though their originis are that of the opposite side.

AL57 AL57 says...

Both main characters are somewhat similar (smart). Both are mecha-anime with a world-war as main plot. I think if you liked aldnoah zero you will most likely like code geass, mabye not the other way around though.

theSentinel theSentinel says...

If you like going beyond simple mecha action, then these animes are for you.  Its not simply fighting mechas, but a battle of intellect as well.  Deeper tactical and stratigical combat and warfare.  If you like one you will most likely like the other

2nsane 2nsane says...

BOTH AWESOME!!!

Have to think in the show!

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Maisuke Maisuke says...

If you've liked Code Geass and animes with similar theme, well, I'm also sure that you would grow to love Aldnoah Zero too. Just like Code Geass, Aldnoah Zero also have action, romance and a bit of drama. But be prepare for plot twists :>

LordKira1 LordKira1 says...

They're both Mecha... but Code Geass is by far the better show. So don't be too disappointed. On the other hand, Aldnoah zero is entertaining and does feature the same rebellion versus the empire theme as CG.

KazaneHime KazaneHime says...

Both Code Geass and Aldnoah.Zero have phenominal plots with many twists that you won't see coming. I won't get too much into details but there are many similarities, especially that both are originially anime, not based on a manga or light novel.

Larkawolfgirl Larkawolfgirl says...

Both anime revolve around political conflicts and characters who want to create peace. In Aldnoah the Vers Empire fight to maintain their sovereignty and to gain the resources they need to keep this sovereignty. In Code Geass, Japan fights in order to reclaim the sovereignty they lost to the Britannian Empire. Lelouch is similar to both Asseylum and Inaho in from Aldnoah Zero in a few ways. Lelouch wants peace like Asseylum and is selfless in his attempts to gain it, however he is calculating like Inaho. If you liked the politics in either show, or just like stories about conflict resolution, then you should like both anime.

Black Cat

Black Cat

An organization known to the dark side of the world as Chronos claims to desire world peace, employing the top thirteen assassins in the world known as 'Erasers.' They each have a weapon customized to fit their style, all made out of orichalcum ore, the strongest material available on Earth. Number 13, Train Heartnet (codenamed Black Cat) is the most famous and revered of the thirteen Chronos numbers, but in the light of a tragic event he has come to question his path in life. Together with Sven Vollfied, a struggling bounty hunter and a living weapon named Eve, Train takes up a job as a bounty hunter - all the while running from the other Erasers and Creed Diskenth, a crazed man whom wants him to join the Apostles of the Stars, a group made to destroy Chronos.

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DigitalShinigami DigitalShinigami says...

Aside from the obvious fact that both animes use the same animation style, the story holds a number of similarities as well. Most noticeably the fact that both are about a small group of talented individuals going up against a larger, more powerful group (not exactly an uncommon sentiment in anime but both pull it off relatively well) and also the main characters possess unique abilities that, while not directly combat-oriented, do give them an advantage if used properly.

mis4tune mis4tune says...

It's common yet unexplainable that such lone wolves as Black Cat and Lelouch really exist. If you are interested in the progress and outcome of stubbornness give these a try.

Careno Careno says...

Both anime tell the stories of two people with similar childhood traumas. And although the stories may be similar at the start, the outcome is very different.

mashmash20 mashmash20 says...

Both series involve the main character as a very misterious person who is hard to understand. They both take lives and try to protect the ones they love. In both series the characters use their clever wit, unqiue styles and firepower to escape difficult situations to progress towards their goal.

brichnic brichnic says...

If you enjoy the concept of corrupt governments, both Black Cat and Code Geass definitely play up this aspect of life. In addition to this theme, the characters in both of these anime "gang up" in small factions in order to rebel against large governments where they hardly stand a chance. Both Code Geass and Black Cat have a twist however - the main characters have special supernatural powers that help them along the way. Over all, though they have differences between them, these two anime are similar enough to have the same feeling of repression of the underdogs that makes the viewer simply want to support them.

AkumaSama AkumaSama says...

In Both black cat and code geass: Lelouch of the rebellion the main chacter wants to take revenge on somebody which is the enemy.There is alot of action and adventures in both of them. so i you like code geass you'd also like black cat.

Gundevil Gundevil says...

Code Geass and Black Cat are similar in several ways. They have a similar animation style with bright, vivid colors, have main characters struggling with childhood traumas, include way too many insignificant and underdeveloped characters and move extremely fast through the narrative. Both anime suffer from the same flaws and excel at the same things. If you're a fan of fast-paced, action style anime, then you can't go wrong with either one.

Darker Than Black - Kuro no Keiyakusha

Darker Than Black - Kuro no Keiyakusha

A giant wall looms over Tokyo, shielding the city from a dangerous otherworld called the 'Hell's Gate'. Within the city, things are no less terrifying because Contractors, psychopathic killers with phenomenal powers, have started to appear. These killers are compelled to pay a price every time they use their powers, often in the form of a meaningless or painful task. As their deadly habits rack up a gruesome death toll, Kirihara Misaki and her team from the Foreign Affairs Public Security struggle to solve the cases and bring the Contractors under control. Their task is further confounded by the interference of a masked individual they title Messier Code BK201, a man with abilities that allow him to fight and defeat the Contractors. Who is this BK201? How can the Contractors be stopped permanently? And what does the appearance of the Hell's Gate mean for the people of Tokyo?

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UltimateShinobi UltimateShinobi says...

Both anime havedakr settings and the main characters deceive others with ease. While Code Geass is plot-driven Darker than Black is episodic for a good portion of the anime and closes with an excelent plot-twister.

Verified Verified says...

Both with mysterious contracts and deep engrosed plot lines, Darker Than Black and Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion are quite easy transitions if you're looking for the next good watch.

Both main characters have a deep love for their sibling which is predictable, but necessary as no one wants to watch a character with no ties. (not interesting imo)

The supporting characters are also a main point in both series as each is a seperate unique individual usually with underlying goals that may or may not work with the main character's goals.

Everyone knows the empty feeling you can get when you finish a good anime and try to find something else to slake your thirst (I'm in the process). Whether you are coming from DtB or CG:LotR your destination will not dissappoint if you choose the latter.

eaper eaper says...

Both of these series have several similarities that serve as some of the main points that anyone would like the series. Both of the "heroes" have morally ambiguous methods, both of the heroes have second identities, and both of the series have great plot twists. Finally, both of these series are rather dark.

kalimaridesert kalimaridesert says...

i recently finished Darker than black and overall i quite enjoyed it. At the start it was very slow and i almost dropped it but it built up to a climatic ending and was very satisfying. Then there's Code Geass which had me hooked from the get go. I loved everything about it including the many genres which worked like a charm, The characters and all the twists and cliffhangers. i could never wait for the next episode to unfold.

Both of these series are similar as both the main characters have secret identities and they both use similar powers(these being contractors and Geass). All in all i liked Code Geass alot better but im sure u'll like 1 if u like the other!

4EverDreamer 4EverDreamer says...

The feel of these two are almost identical. You have your comedy mixed in with imense tragedy. Also, the main characters have dual personalities: one side being their kind-hearted personality, the other being a killer. Many people die, even main characters, and the endings are bittersweet, hopeful yet extremely sad as well. I highly recommend one if you enjoyed the other.

anosora anosora says...

Awesome anitprotagonists!!!! Both are cool and are girl magnets (not so sure that's a good thing). They are different, no mecha in DTB but still awesome!!!

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these anime feature the anti-hero type. Both protagonists have made a contract that gives them extraordinary powers that they use to try and save their respective worlds. Both anime feature rather interesting fight-scenes, protagonists with dual-personalities, and past traumas that affect the storyline.

Kuroshitsuji

Kuroshitsuji

In Victorian England it is commonplace for the rich and wealthy to have a staff, led by a head butler, to run their households; the Phantomhive Estate is no different. The young and demanding Count Ciel Phantomhive, child owner of a toy company, lives in the grand countryside manor. Sebastian is his head butler, and the epitome of perfection; he effortlessly and gracefully completes his day-to day chores and fixes the countless mistakes of the other employees. However, whilst on the outside all seems prim and proper, a more sinister secret lies just beneath the surface. Sebastian is in fact a demon bound by a contract with the young count; he will loyally serve and fight for him in return for his soul.

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Signas Signas says...

Both series, Kuroshitsuji and Code Geass feature an intelligent main character that comes up with various strategies and schemes. These characters (Ciel and Lelouch) also lack psychical strength, which they make up by using other people as their "chess pieces". Without their ability to use others both characters would be quite powerless.

The atmosphere in both anime is also quite dark, even though Kuroshitsuji contains more comedy than Code Geass.

galenskid galenskid says...

Ciel and Lelouch are similar in many ways, both experienced a life changing event in their childhood that has prompted them to become hardened and bold decision makers, often viewing people as chess pieces in a game to fulfill their goals.

Both have made contracts with special individuals(for Ciel, it's Sebastian, for Lelouch, it's CC) and have fully utilized the contracts to their fullest advantages. The symbol of the contracts they made are marked within their eyes.

Both shows also share the similarity in the English influenced settings, and both have characters acknowledging orders with "Yes,my lord".

Both shows have a very good balance of seriousness and comedy, though Kuro Shitsuji is the more lighter one of the lot.

LovelyWickedDescet LovelyWickedDescet says...

I'm not to sure on why Kuroshitsuji reminded me so much of Code Geass for. May-be its how both the main characters (Ceil and Lelouch) wish to take revenge on the people that did them wrong. Both using a power in their possesion to bring about their revenge (Lelouch-Geass and Ceil-Sebastian.), while staying un-noticed by everyone that is close to them. Both Ceil and Lelouch come up with brilliant strantigies and play a mean game of chess. Both having an associate by their side most of the time (for Lelouch its C.C and for Ceil its Sebastian.) helping them along the way. If you liked Code Geass you may enjoy watching Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler) or vice versa.

eaper eaper says...

Each of these series focus around an anti-hero that is willing to do almost anything in order to solve a mystery and take revenge for it. Furthermore, they are a little on the dark side, with a good amount of action and a bit of humor.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

Code Geass and Kuroshitsuji are about intelligent main characters that are pretty powerless on their own; they rely on other people’s abilities and their own ability to manipulate the people around them to get what they want, and they both want revenge!

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these series revolve around a dark protagonist that is haunted by revenge. Both protagonists somehow make a deal to become stronger. While comedy is present in both anime, the main plots unfold like a mystery novel. If you like the dark-hero types, these anime are right up your alley.

Havoc Havoc says...

The anime, Black Butler and Code Geass have some vague things in common.

  • The main characters share the mindset and goals of conquest and revenge. both have soulbound contracts marked upon their eyes which their power lies within. The plot and story are similarly structured too, some other characters as you watch will let you see lots of similarity and differences.
  • Story also features lots of dark and emotional moments and will leave your mind hanging on a cliff as you keep on watching, you will experience a change of heart as you watch either of these shows.

Legend of the Galactic Heroes

Legend of the Galactic Heroes

The war between the monarchical Galactic Empire and the democratic Free Planets Alliance has raged ceaselessly across the galaxy for over a century, with the fleets of both powers having fought countless battles. Currently the conflict revolves around the strategic Iserlohn Corridor, one of only two passages of space through which the two forces can access each other. Here the Empire has built the nigh-impregnable Iserlohn Fortress, whose deadly weaponry has thwarted repeated efforts by the Alliance to capture her. Phezzan, a neutral mercantile state, controls the other corridor. The long war has resulted in an indecisive stalemate, but there are two men from the two worlds who will change everything: Wen-Li Yang, a gifted strategist from the Alliance who wants nothing more than to retire and be a historian; and Reinhard von Lohengramm, a man from the Empire whose ambition knows no bounds. Their loves, struggles, triumphs and failures play across an interstellar stage of intrigue, war and death.

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MonkeyZerg MonkeyZerg says...

If you enjoyed the political machinations and personalities that drove the epic events of Code Geass, then be sure to watch Legend of the Galactic Heroes. Galactic Heroes is a slower paced, grander affair, and while it offers aged visuals and less exciting battles, it takes its time to flesh out its world with deeper character and history. Those who invest into its 110 episodes and films will not be dissapointed.

DeathGodX DeathGodX says...

League of the Galactic Heroes and Code geass Characters are very similar in ways, both Lelouch and Prince Loghengramm are trying to make the future better, while Yang Wenli and Suzaku are trying to improve the present, while both anime present the goal of Unifying the world/universe in there storylines, both anime have very compelling storylines and if you loved one there should be a 99.9% of you enjoying the other!!!

RustySpider RustySpider says...

This is the far superior version of Code Geass. Less flashy mechas & action, but infinitely more intelligent writing & far more believable characters.

Funkgun Funkgun says...

Ambition, and epic science fiction are in both of these titles. The main lead is a man driven in both series. 

If you enjoyed the aspect of sweeping desires and the men who drive them then you could enjoy both of these equally. 

Levni Levni says...

Both stories share the same kind of setting aka imperial dominion. LoTGH has much more in depth character devolopment in a more slow paced fighting scene enviroment. Only downsize about the show is its aging graphics :( but storyline makes it worth watching even now. 

ColacX ColacX says...

This show is about Galactic Domination. It shows epic strategic battles. And has both beauty and grace. You will know if you like it from the first 4 lines of the first episode.

apoc9 apoc9 says...

If you liked CG for scheaming and strategy you will love the Legend of the Galactic Heroes as it is more robust and done right war, strategy, sci-fi drama without magic super-powers.