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Badass leader in an "evil" organisation. Both also have supernatural powers, which allows them to do things as they like
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.
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.
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.
Touru Souma was a hacker in Steppen Wolf, a rogue group of four who caused mischief in the wired world. But during their final hacking session, they attacked the government agency known as FLAK and Touru’s friend Yuuya died in the process. Haunted by his memories, Touru vows to find the ones responsible for murdering Yuuya, even if it means he must join the enemy to do so. Further complicating the matter is the emergence of the terrorist organization Fei Dao; but the largest challenge Touru must now face is his forgotten memories – especially one involving a girl who continuously reappears in reality...
Though the settings and premises are quite different, Code Geass and Baldr Force can be linked. The characters of Toru and Lelouch are surprisingly similar, with both manipulating others in order to exact revenge. The two series carry the same general feel and style, so if you enjoyed one you likely will enjoy the other.
In either of these anime if you enjoyed the element of military battling terrorists in mecha then check the other out! Both have fairly intricate sci-fi orientated plots propelled by revenge that deliver many twists. BALDR is a lot darker though, Geass suffers from flamboyant theatrics.
When the oppressive Kingdom suddenly conquers the planet Kibi, a group of space cadets are stranded aboard the spaceship Amaterasu. With no money or power, the crew is funded by the Space Channel TV station… for a price. For though they are given the money to buy the Amaterasu and battle the Kingdom, Shinon and the rest of the cadets must also become reality TV stars, allowing the network to dictate how they look, how they fight, and how they react when faced with the horrors of death. For the cadets aboard the Amaterasu, the battle has just begun...
Starship Operators doesn't have the kind of depth that Code Geass does, but they still have quite a bit in common. For one, combat in both is largely tactics-oriented, with the focus being on outdoing the opponent more mentally than physically. In addition to that, both anime take a good look at politics, including the power of the media. If these are some of the things you liked about one of these shows, consider giving the other a try.
It's rare for me to make a reccommendation that's already been done, but this one really needs to be said again. If you've ever picked up a tactics game and fought on for hours with nothing but your brain for support, you will likely appreciate the sort of combat featured in these two anime. Starship Operators is all about stratgizing a plan beforehand and then putting things into action like a turn-based strategy game while Code Geass is more like an RTS, having the action play out while the strategy is worked around it. Both make for some high-tension battles that are both eye-opening and a joy to watch unfold.
Born beneath the gallows tree from which his dead mother hung, Guts has always existed on the boundary between life and death. After enduring a terrible childhood, he spends his adulthood in brutal combat, pitting his strength against others in order to build his own. Life is simple enough for Guts until he meets Griffith, the inspirational, ambitious, and beautiful leader of the mercenaries, the Band of the Hawks. When Guts loses to Griffith in a duel, he is forced to join the group, and, despite himself, finds a sense of camaraderie and belonging amongst them. However, as Griffith leads his soldiers from victory to victory, the bloody wars and underhanded politics reveal a side to him that nobody quite expected. Can Guts, a simple warrior, defend those who have come to mean the most to him, all the while struggling not to lose to the darkness he has carried with him his entire life?
Despite significant differences in settings, medieval Europe vs. post-apocalyptic Japan, there are substantial similarities in plot and character design. Both revolve primarily around the relationships of two friends - one of whom has political and military ambitions. There is also a good amount of political scheming, violence, military maneuvering, and tragedy in each. So if the change in setting isn't too much for you and your focus is more on the story elements, you will most probably enjoy one if you liked the other.
If you like either of these anime, you'll like both. Code Geass is as Berserk would have been if Griffith was the hero, but he wasn't physically capable, and if Guts were a justice loving illogical kenshin type. Conversely, Berserk is as Code Geass would have been if Suzaku was the hero, had Lelouches questionable moral compass, and joined the the Black Knights.
Berserk is a more mature anime with a deeper philosophical underbelly. Code geass is a more superficial anime pandering to young teenagers at times. Fortunately, thought the main character is in highschool, that occupies like 1/20th of the first series, so focal point is the strategy and battles.
Like I said, if you like one, you'll like the other... unless you're young and you think Code Geass is the "bestest anime evar!"