If you're looking for anime similar to Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, you might like these titles. All recommendations are made by Anime-Planet users like you!
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.
An urban legend states that those exceptionally gifted at gaming will be sent a special game invitation, and the winners of the challenge will be whisked away to another world. When Sora and Shiro, two hikikomori NEETs who happen to be both siblings and notorious gamers, receive this invitation, they defeat it with ease. And like the legends tell, they're transported to another world where conflicts, peoples' lives and even country borders are decided by competitions and games. Always up for a challenge, the pair quickly take on the obstacles that come their way, whether it be restoring lowly humanity's good name compared with the other races or helping influence who will become the next king.
While these anime differ greatly in plot and setting they both share the quality of being great thinking/strategy anime. Sora and Lelouch both have very similar analytical processes that the viewer is given access to. This gets the veiwer thinking and makes Sora and Lelouch very similar characters. The in-depth strategy analysis in each anime also creates a very similar feeling of suspense that fans of one would enjoy in the other.
Both anime feature an intelligent protagonist who always thinks 2 steps ahead, much like they would in a game of chess.
Both animes have a very similar style in that a very intelligent teenage guy works to overthrow a higher power. However, that is about all they have in common. The plot lines are both completely different styles (except for maybe the fact that they throw curveballs at the audience). I highly recommend both animes. They are both on my top 10 animes list and I will likely watch both over and over in the years to come. Unfortunately, only the first season (12 episodes) of No game No life is out so it kind of leaves you with a cliff hanger. No word on when the second season will come out.
While these two series have totally different settings and plots, they both are very exciting to watch and can be quite suspencefull at times. Also, Lelouch (from Code Geass) and Sora (from NGNL) are rather similar characters in that they are both analytical and use plenty of crazy strategies to defeat their opponents.
Seeking for revenge, Count Saazbaum, a Martian, attacked the Earth. Later on, the war between the Terrans and Martians ended with Earth's Terrans gaining the victory. However, nineteen months later, the battle between them continues. Martians still continues to invade the Earth and the Terrans to protect it.
Both of these series have mechs and utilize strategy during warfare. Both also have a protagonist and antagonist who are pitted against eachother in spite of having many similarities. If you like Aldnoah.Zero, you would probably like Code Geass as well.
Both of the main lead roles are tactical and smart, but need help from a beautiful girl from time to time to help tilt the odds in the favor of the hero. While I do have to say the Aldnoah-Zero is more dark and twisted than Code Geass they were both enjoyable. If I had to pick between the two I would choose to watch Code Geass first then Aldnoah-Zero afterwards.
Both of these series have mech battles and the process of war and warfare through the whole show. Plus they both have the same outcome in the end. I won't say anymore about that because of spoilers but they are very simliar.
If you like Lelouch, then you may like Slaine from Aldnoah. They have a canny likeness in that they both make selfish choices, though in my opinion Slaine's are far-less noble. Aside from that shared character trait, Aldnoah shares the waring tale by telling the story of a war between Earth and Vers. In addition, Alyssium is quite similar to Yuffie in her longing for peace, though she is stronger-willed in her effort to make it a reality.
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?
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.