Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Alt title: Code Geass: Hangyaku no LaRouche

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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.

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.

Full Metal Panic!

Full Metal Panic!

Gonzo does it again with this action-packed mecha comedy. She's an ordinary high school girl. He's a counterterror agent assigned to protect her from those who would steal the information locked in her mind. OK, so she's not so normal after all. Armored Slave battles and lovers' spats abound as Sousuke and his comrades try to track down the mysterious Gauln before it's too late.

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freakzilla freakzilla says...

FMP and Code Geass both excel in 1 thing: mecha action! Mecha isn't my genre at all, but with the addition of both military tactics and an un-Earthly weapon that isn't too overpowered; even i have to admit that you can find another anime to your liking by completing these two anime.

Miruyuki Miruyuki says...

Bote anime are mecha with also a school life with it, bote are futuring guys and girls in the main and bote are full questions when watching it.

seraphim2000 seraphim2000 says...

If you liked one for the giant mech fights, then you'll surely like the other. The fights the characters go through also mess with their lives outside the battlefield, causing a struggle to keep both sides in check.

rusty0 rusty0 says...

Enjoy Mega epic mecha battles? Like plenty of strategic planning? Backstabbing (although more prevalent in geass)? If the answer is yes, you will find both a plenty in these animes.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

Code Geass and Full Metal Panic! Are about high school aged students that get caught up in a military type of situation.  With lots of intense battle scenes and giant robot fights these two series are perfect.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Combine Mecha, government conspiracy, the supernatural, and school life. You now have the major points of both FMP and Code Geass. Both feature a rather rich cast of characters and plenty of mecha battles.

PurplePeopleEater PurplePeopleEater says...

mecha, regular school, military, main character who is a bit extreme in an unusual way and an exceptional fighter and tactician. That's all I have to say.

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.