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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The foundation of alchemy is based on the law of equivalent exchange; you cannot produce something from nothing. As such, alchemy is bound by one taboo - human transmutation. Four years ago two young brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric, broke this taboo when they tried to resurrect their dead mother. During the process Al's body disintegrated and Ed lost his leg. In a desperate attempt to prevent his brother from disappearing completely, Ed sacrificed one of his arms so he could affix Al's soul to a suit of armor. When his missing limbs are replaced by auto mail parts, Ed bears the name of the Fullmetal Alchemist - the youngest ever State Alchemist and dog of the military. Now, alongside his brother, Ed uses his status within the military to attempt to find any way that he can return their bodies back to their original state.
There's a lot of similarities to be found in Code Geass and Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood 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.
Two Anime like a Game of Chess
Do you enjoy the suspense of a dramatic plot that barely ever slows down? Do you like characters outsmarting eachother on regular basis? Like wicked plot-twists and heavy quality drama? Like the word EPIC? These two gems have it both...
While FMA Brotherhood has an alternative 1900 setting with alchemy as a form of magic, Code Geass has a future scenario with Mechas being the weapon of choice.
In their core, both share complex, original characters and both series main appeal is the suspense-filled plot, that's a lot about strategy and epic battles. They also share philosophical themes: world revolutions, thirst for power, immortality and sacrifices.
Code Geass and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood are two animes that combine epic action with a thrilling plot. Both explore mature themes like human experimentation, genocide, and immortality. They each take place in a country ruled by a tyrannical regime, and the plot in both focuses on political intrigue and has an endless variety of surprising twists and turns.
I recommend watching this as they both hold very detailed and well written stories. Both of the anime suggested have a sibling that is looking for a way to help the other brother/sister, because of this they both sacrifice something important.
In the year 2010, on a day called ‘Careless Monday', ten missiles hit the cities of Japan; miraculously, there are no casualties and the event quickly fades from public memory. Some time later, Saki Morimi decides to visit Washington, DC on her graduation trip to America, but that day begins a series of bizarre events. After getting into trouble with the police, she's rescued by a young man who is completely naked save for a gun in one hand and an even stranger item in the other - a phone credited with 8 billion electronic yen and a female voice on the other end called Juiz who will fulfill his every wish. Having no recollection of his past and calling himself ‘Akira Takizawa', the young man accompanies Saki back to Japan in the hopes of discovering who he is. Akira's enigma quickly proves fascinating and Saki decides to help him rather than reunite with her family; but what neither realizes is that Akira is embroiled in a dark game of life and death linked to the Careless Monday missiles. Has Saki just made a terrible mistake, and can Akira unravel his own mystery before they both lose everything?
Both series have a guy who tries to overcome the odds to become savior of the world... well in east of the eden's case, just japan, but you get the idea... the both feature a complex game where in the end... the winner rules
First off any one who loved eather series based off of the deep underlying social and political issues will love the other. bolth series deal with political,social,and worldly issues. Code geass is a whole lot longer and you might enjoy it better because of this. But bolth shows protagonist are amazing self sacraficing heros. Though i find Akira a little more upfront with his heroism. meaning for the most part you know what he is doing, but with lelouch you never know what he is doing.I am sure if you love heroes of the people you will love bolth series.
Both Eden of the East and Code Geass focus on character that intends to change the world by becoming a scapegoat for social problems. In both shows the main character creates a villainous persona that the masses loathe and consequently unite against.
Brandon Heat and Harry MacDowel were best friends who lived by the law of the street, until one day they picked a fight with the wrong people and their life of freedom was suddenly taken away. With no one to turn to and nowhere to run, the choice to join Millenion, the city's most powerful syndicate, seemed like an offer they couldn't refuse. Now, amidst heartache, tragedy, and utmost betrayal, Brandon must take up the gun and help Harry climb the ranks of Millenion to succeed, in order to protect the people he loves, even if it means killing countless others in the process.
Gungrave might have much in common with Code Geass. Even i'll admit that. Than again, there's more to an anime than the plot or genre. What brings me to Gungrave is all the rest! The dark gritty atmosphere in which feelings or remorse and betrayal amongst friends shakes up the entire storyand makes people reflect at themselves. And not just the characters, i'm talking about the viewers as well.
In the end i can't help but linking them together based upon those feelings. You should try it out, both have a lot to offer!
Ok I admit this seem like a weird combination at first.
Gungrave have heavier atmosphere and much more realism (even with all the monsters roaming around through the second half). It's prolly because Gungrave is a tale spread through a long period of time - character slowly grow to get into their place. CG is more childish with teenagers in giant robots roaming around and echi/comedy parts added there.
That said... I still believe this shows are really similar. Both are about ambition and revenge, about betrayal and heavy price it comes with. Both animes feature two close friends as main characters, that eventually becomes mortal enemies. Even the character types have strong similarities - Lelouch and Harry are ambitious, manipulative bastards while Brandon and Suzaku are loyal and hardworking types.
Basically if you want lighter Gungrave in different setting go fo CG. If you want heavier Code Geass with mafia flavours go for Gungrave
Bot series revolve around anti hweros who get unbelivabole powers and use them to take revenge agients pepole who betrayed them and try to change the world. both also have prety simmiler animation and charecter design and both have simmiler action scens
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.
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.
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!!!
This is the far superior version of Code Geass. Less flashy mechas & action, but infinitely more intelligent writing & far more believable characters.