Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Alt title: Code Geass: Hangyaku no LaRouche

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Berserk

Berserk

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?

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akunokenshi akunokenshi says...

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.

Wali Wali says...

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!"

notoriousj0e notoriousj0e says...

Dark, badass animes with excellent action that doesn't mask the deep and rich story. Code Geass and Berserk both have excellent main characters that are so far from your everyday, bland anime protagonist. The good and evil of human nature is set on a stage of war and politics in both. I highly recommend both.

Gungrave

Gungrave

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.

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freakzilla freakzilla says...

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!

Szwagier Szwagier says...

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

badazz5001 badazz5001 says...

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

Monster

Monster

Dr Kenzo Tenma is a genius surgeon working in post-Cold War Germany who has a bright future ahead of him. He is admired by his colleagues, loved by his patients, and due to marry his boss' daughter, the beautiful Eva Heinemann. One day, when two patients in desperate need of emergency surgery are wheeled into his hospital, Tenma faces a terrible choice of saving the orphaned boy who came first or the mayor of Düsseldorf, whose recovery would raise the hospital's profile and boost his own career. Against the demands of his superior, Tenma does what he believes is right and saves the child. However, his decision not only damages his prospects, but unleashes a chain of events so horrific that it might have come from the depths of his worst nightmares. Laden with guilt, Tenma begins a journey across Germany in search of a formidable young man who will challenge his morals, his love for life, and his very sanity.

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UltimateShinobi UltimateShinobi says...

Both anime are physchological thrillers.They both have a good dosage of philosophy, Lelouch is trying to take over the world and the main character of Monster is trying to stop the world from being taken over.

AceAttorney AceAttorney says...

They Both have excellent, brilliant written plots, and are very similar, without you feeling ripped off because they seem copied.

This is the anime i would recommend the MOST to anyone, it is SO underwatched it isnt even funny.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these anime have an anti-hero, someone that goes against society to take down a greater evil. Both include some rather interesting side characters, a bizarre sibling bond, and a society in need of saving. If you like suspense, psychological drama, and tactical protagonists, these two are for you.

Scryed

Scryed

Some years into the future, a strange, unexplainable natural disaster has broken off a piece of the Japanese mainland. Known as the Lost Ground, it is now inhabited by people with Alters -- machine-like extensions of their own will. In order to keep the peace on the Lost Ground, the HOLY organization uses its own Alter capabilists to police the region. In the midst of the chaos is a young man named Kazuma, whose life will soon change forever as he discovers his hidden abilities, and how to wield them.

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pheonix pheonix says...

In both series the main charictar fights agenst the government using special powers to protect someone they love (their sisters actually). Both series are great and fun to watch.

Zalis Zalis says...

These two shows feature consistantly-escalating superpowers in conflict; Scryed with psychic materialization abilities, Code Geass with upgrading mecha. The main characters fight battles with long odds against overwhelmingly powerful established entities. Both Code Geass and Scryed feature over-the-top drama, lots of yelling, bitter rivalries, explosions, plot twist after plot twist, warped facial expressions, tragic character deaths and sacrifices, and bombastic musical scores that keep the blood pumping. If can find something absurd yet cool and entertaining at the same time, you'll be right at home with either of these anime.

As a bonus, Code Geass and Scryed share the same animation studio (Sunrise), director (Goro Taniguichi), and significant portions of their English dub casts.

LAJL LAJL says...

the main characters in the shows were fighting for the same things. also about gaining controll over a certain area that's being controlled by idiots.

Eden of the East

Eden of the East

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?

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stingreis stingreis says...

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

TheVampireLastat TheVampireLastat says...

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.

HollowNobody HollowNobody says...

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.