Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Alt title: Code Geass: Hangyaku no LaRouche

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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.

Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu

Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu

Ryner is not your typical soldier. Cursed with a mysterious, deadly power—the Alpha Stigma—he has been called a monster his entire life. His beautiful partner, Ferris, is a lethal warrior with wits as sharp as her blade. Together they search for the Hero Relics—mystical artifacts that give their owners devastating supernatural abilities—to help their king give hope to a country plagued by political corruption. When they cross arms with a pair of dangerous hunters who wield several of the ancient armaments, Ferris faces Ryner in his most volatile state. As enemies wait in the shadows and blood is spilled amidst a constant threat of mutiny, for these heroes, one move could spark a war.

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ninjapintu ninjapintu says...

When I first saw legend of the legendary heroes ad, I thought code geass. Both are anti heroic fantasies. Lol Heroes is set in past, Code geass is kinda futuristic yet both of them tackle similar concepts. The protagonists have same seiyu and therefore same awesome evil laugh yet I think sion is more similar to Lelouch. That aside both of them are epic shows, and if you like one, you should definitely give the other a chance.

Meelkor Meelkor says...

You would like each other because there is a lot of violance and dead in both series. Both series consider about idealism of peace, which is many times impossible. Sure, there is a lot of fights and war as well. And both series make you think.

Galadriel Galadriel says...

War, conspiracy, politics, doctrines, idealism, leadership, violence. Such things define Code Geass and LoL. While one of them embarks on sci-fi path the other is set on a fantasy medieval world. What makes them similar is that both main leads seek a world without wars or conflicts and to protect the ones the hold dearest. If you like one without a doubt you will like the other.

TheWanderingZilla TheWanderingZilla says...

While the main characters of the two series are certainly different (LotLH's mc is a powerful mage who bears an "Alpha Stigma" that causes everyone to label him as a monster, while Lelouche is a young high schooler who lacks any kind of strength, but is extremely intelligent and an excellent leader) the two series did remind me of eachother and share many common elements, including oppressive goverments, characters forced to make choices others regard as evil for the greater good, etc. They also both manage to display comedy quite well, and the main female characters seemed very similiar to me

yamirakuen yamirakuen says...

1. In both anime, war is a common theme set in a fictional European world. The main protagonists of both anime also seek to create a peaceful world.

2. Both protagonists have a special ability in their eyes. Ryner (Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu) is the bearer of the Alpha Stigma while Lelouch (Code Geass) is the bearer of Geass. Not to mention, both characters have the same voice actor, Jun Fukuyama. 

3. Similar dark themes are used in both anime. War, sacrifice, etc that show humans are real monsters in reality. The main characters strive to change that reality, but both Ryner and Lelouch are also victims of many tragic human-made events that shaped their ideals and values. 

A main difference is that people fight with magic in  Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu while people fight with robots (Knightmares) in Code Geass. However, the themes are very similar that watching one of these wonderful anime will make you think of the other.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these series have a set of childhood friends setting out to completely change their worlds, even if they are sometimes at odds with each other. Both animes deal with the idea of gaining peace in times when peace seems unlikely, and both animes delve into the lengths someone will go in order to obtain that peace. There's a lot of turmoil and drama and this one girl that seems to always be eating. 

luiz187 luiz187 says...

They both gave the awesome feel and the revolution thing making them pretty similar in some ways.Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu different in some ways Because it involves magic and fantasy. Also unlike code geass the goal isn't followed through at all times. Having said this that are both still enjoyable anime you  should watch.

I only wish Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu  had a s2

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

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.

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Anathemus Anathemus says...

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.

Tokuwa Tokuwa says...

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.

Hethran Hethran says...

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.

popdevho popdevho says...

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.

AzizulHaque AzizulHaque says...

Both animes have a huge amount of action with characters hiding their true personality. Both main characters suffer a huge amount to suceed. Strategies have to be formed (There is also a scene in both animes were there planning a plot with chess). In a way alchemy is like geass which is a nice magic like property. All in all these are must want anime. 

Zettai Karen Children: The Unlimited - Hyoubu Kyousuke

Zettai Karen Children: The Unlimited - Hyoubu Kyousuke

A breeze flutters the lovely silver hair atop the head of a young man wearing a uniform so black, it seems to be mourning something. His name is Hyoubu Kyousuke. He commands the criminal esper organization P.A.N.D.R.A. and continues to soar on midnight black wings through the dark sky, going so far as to start a revolution for the sake of his brethren who share his psychic powers. The antagonist hero of Shiina Takashi's original work, Zettai Karen Children, is the star of the original story in this new spin-off anime! Fight back against the fate of time itself, and set infinity loose!

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rycN rycN says...

Badass leader in an "evil" organisation. Both also have supernatural powers, which allows them to do things as they like

Florentina Florentina says...

Similar protagonist, art style,and storyline. Both feature a charismatic anti-hero working at the head of an terrorist organization,both revolving around superpowers of some sort. In fact,it's pretty impossible for the two to not be compared as they simply have so much in common. 

Code Geass+ Xmen =Unlimited Hyoubu Kyousuke.

If you like one,you'll like the other,I guarantee it.

uniscorn375 uniscorn375 says...

Both of the main characters, Lelouch and Kyousuke are fighting for something they believe in and both of their fathers have an influence on their actions. Lelouch seems to have a more peacful side to him though, whereas Kyousuke is just an all around badass and set on his revenge, something both of the characters have in mind.

Holo Holo says...

There are many comparisons that can be drawn between the two anime. I think the most obvious is the main character, who in both shows, is a very cool, calculated, and confident leader. In many ways, their over-confidence reaches insanity, and so brings them back to a relatable level for the audience.

In addition, there are interesting uses of supernatural power and politcal conflict at play, and often the combination of the two makes for some interesting narrative suspense. Even the art styles are similar in some cases.

Both anime have a high production value and good voices throughout. I would reccomend both.

Uni101 Uni101 says...

Both have so many similarities!

1. A anti-hero wanting revenge for their past, and fighting for a cause against a greater power by forming a terrorist organization with loyal friends/allies.

2. Both Lelouch and Kyousuke do not let go of their belief even though the opposition try to change their mind/thinking.

3. Both Lelouch and Kyousuke aim to change the world which may not be seen as the most ethical way.

4. I got a vibe of a Lelouch and Suzaku friend/hate relationship between Hinomiya and Kyousuke.

5. Both Lelouch and Kyousuke have a powerful supernatural power and use it to further their cause.

6. lol, Kyousuke even does some of Lelouch's classic poses/movements such as the classic outstreched arm sweep. Also he wears a very fitting uniform!

6. Both have a similar art style.

7. Both Kyousuke and Lelouch hold a soft spot for who they want to protect/who they are fighting for.

Log Horizon

Log Horizon

With over 20 million players worldwide, Elder Tale is one of the hottest online RPGs. At least, it used to be only a game, until the fateful day that tens of thousands of players became stuck in the virtual world, unable to log out. For these would-be knights, healers and magicians, Elder Tale is no longer a hobby, it’s a reality, complete with tasteless in-game food, revivals upon death, and boring NPC conversations! With no other options than to accept their fates, the analytical Shiroe, perverted-and-proud Naotsugu, tiny and adorable Akatsuki and other new friends must adjust to their new lives in Elder Tale, avoiding player killers and monsters along the way!

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Nidrax Nidrax says...

Though the general subject of both titles is different, I found some similarities in those. Both main characters are vary inteligent and great strategists and also both gain several amount of power and authority during the setting of the plot. Code Geass as like Log Horizon serve a very interesting, thilling plot that you would follow breathlessly from the begining to the very end.

CrazyGadget CrazyGadget says...

Both anime's feature a stong willful protagonist.  This protagonist is a bit of an anti-hero, but means well.  In both cases the protagonist is a strategic expert.

Wolfis Wolfis says...

Similar style of main charicter(in attitude, intellegence and planning). Both Series have powerful charicters who overall push the story forward. While Code Geass creates more moral greys Log Horizon still introduces grey morality to a lower degree. Both are also very well made from a production and voice stand point.

jakeshuffle jakeshuffle says...

The main character is rather intelligent and also a fantastic tactician using brain over brawn. 

TheWhiteAfrican TheWhiteAfrican says...

Both Shiroe and Lelouch are masterful tacticians, able to manipulate the surrounding battle to suit them and there side better. This lends itself to great shows with an action element that is not overly exploited. Rather, you see how to battle plans are made and the reasoning behind the decisions.