Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

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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

Black Lagoon

Black Lagoon

Rokuro Okajima is a small-time salaryman who is carrying documents for his company, when the ship he's traveling on is attacked by pirates. Kidnapped, he discovers to his dismay that his employers' main concern is to ensure the documents don't get into the wrong hands, even if it means sending the carrier to the bottom of the sea. Now, with his former life ruined and his kidnappers seeming comparatively friendly, "Rock" decides to join their merry band of mercenaries, and sets out with a new career to the shadier corners of the South China Sea.

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Kyjin Kyjin says...

The darker side of the world is the center of these two anime. While Black Lagoon follows a crime group in a world of blackmail and deceit, Code Geass follows a terroristic rebellion (among other things.) Both shows have fantastic action, well-developed and wonderful to like characters, and a fast-paced story that's hard not to get sucked into.

Mirvra Mirvra says...

Both of These Anime's seem centered around the darker side of life but they both also include well made combat scenes and humor from time to time to make sure the serie's dosen't get to serious, the main diffrence between the two are that while Black Lagoon is set in a slightly more Real modern world Code Geass is set in a more futuristic and twisted world as it contains Geass however there is a high chance that if you liked one of the anime's you'd probably atleast find the other one worth a try

KWolf KWolf says...

Both Black Lagoon and Code Geass have the best animated action sequences I've ever seen. The main characters of each develop continually throughout the series, and become increasingly more badass.

eaper eaper says...

Both of these series are dark, with the main character coming from an average or even above average upbringing, thrust into a life of violence and surrounded by people accustomed to violence. Furthermore, the characters in both of these series are wonderfully done. Finally, each of these shows contain a large amount of masterfully done action.

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. 

X TV

X TV

Kamui has returned to Tokyo with a traumatizing past, but he is not the only one. Many people are returning to Tokyo for the same reason: they play a part in the End of the World. The Dragons of Earth and the Dragons of Heaven now must fight for the destruction or safety of the world. But is this troubled Kamui really the key to saving the world?

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mexigogen mexigogen says...

Even if you forget the fact that these are both works of CLAMP the similarities are still striking. If you liked the character designs and the anti-hero main characters in Code Geass, you're probably going to like X TV too. 

xiscoolerthanyou xiscoolerthanyou says...

Both X TV and Code Geass have that dark, tragic feel to them and in my opinion the protagonists, Kamui and Lelouch, are quite similar. Both have people that they want to protect (Kotori and Fuuma for Kamui, Nunnally and Suzaku for Lelouch), and both series pit best friends against each other in battle. Also, both series have character designs by CLAMP, and you can especially see the similarities between Kamui and Lelouch; yet also, Nunnally and Kotori bear similarities in personality and looks. Both series are must views!

CuthienSilmeriel CuthienSilmeriel says...

Both X TV and Code Geass are about a young male lead who is gifted with supernatural powers and holds the fate of civilization in his hands. Also both Lelouch and Kamui suffer hardships and heartaches, as well as difficult decisions. These anime have a very similar feel and while the plot lines vary greatly the characters of Lelouch and Kamui are very similar; both show a cold exterior whilst actually being quite caring inside. Both anime aren't afraid of a high death count either.

Utawarerumono

Utawarerumono

A man awakens in an unfamiliar room, with no recollection of who he is or where he came from. His wounds have been bandaged, and his face is covered with a mask that he cannot remove. With nowhere to go, he decides to stay with his rescuers and help them when needed, waiting for his memory to return. Though his courage, skill, and wisdom quickly gain him the villagers’ respect, the same traits soon land him in hot water with the local feudal lord. Not one to back away from injustice, the path he must follow will lead him to confront his enemies, and his hidden past.

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Cetonis Cetonis says...

Now here's an awkward recommendation. Although they clearly stem from entirely different genres, both Code Geass and Utawarerumono follow their main character as he rebels against the ruling regime and becomes an influential leader in his own right, with all the strings attached. If you enjoyed the army-building aspect of one, with the recruiting, politics, managing and so on, you may likely enjoy the other as well.

Arodec Arodec says...

While these shows might not have many superficial similarities, warfare soon becomes a central theme in both of them. Utawarerumono focuses more on the cause and effects of it, while Code Geass focuses more on the battles themselves. Another similarity is that they both put a lot of focus on the characters involved in these wars, often more so than on the war itself.

JAhU JAhU says...

At first it may seem that those two are completely different anime, yet if you check it twice you'll find that both of them have those large scale battles and plenty of strategy/tactical stuff. Both shows have a masked man as a main character. Whats more, both of them lead a rebellion and their position as the leaders is brought upon them rather suddenly. On the other hand Hakuoru (main hero of Utawarerumono) and Lelouch (protagonist of Code Geass) are driven by different motives. In both anime it is quite interesting to watch where their motives lead them. So if you like umm... strategical anime with plenty of action and don't mind some mecha (in Code Geass case), then those are two anime for you.