If you liked the Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion anime, the Anime-Planet community thinks you'd like:
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!"
Although Break Blade is still being released (and I have not read the manga), so far I think people who liked one of these should consider watching the other. They both involve a lot of action and a war, using mechas as their means. The relationships between Lelouch/Suzaku and Rygart/Zess are quite similar, in that they are comrades turned enemies because of a feud between their respective countries. Also, generally, they are both pretty fantastic :)
You probably will like both of these. I'm not huge mecha fun because most likely anime shows that feature mecha's as their main feature lack in story. Do not worry! The strongpoint of these shows is very unique characters and their abilitis that are absurb in the world.
Hopefully you will come to like both of these series because they're very nicely made and should be watched even though they have mechas. Maybe I should give up this mecha fear of mine but I have seen too many bad bad shows. It is very nice to notice that some of them are very good.
Takumi is a reclusive otaku who wants nothing more than to be left alone to play online games and watch anime. He only attends the minimum necessary to pass his classes, and rarely leaves his cramped room except to purchase the newest figurines. One evening, while Takumi is chatting online with his friend "Grim," a stranger called "Shogun" joins the channel and, after "Grim" leaves, posts a series of disturbing photographs depicting a man impaled to a wall with metal stakes. The following day, Takumi is horrified when he wanders into an alley and once again sees Shogun’s images – but this time, the gruesome scene is reality. From then on, Takumi sees the world through a new set of eyes; imaginary delusions meld with reality, and he isn't sure who he can trust. With suspicions and confusion at every turn, Takumi must struggle to determine what's going on - but most importantly, whose eyes are those eyes?
Kimimaro Yoga could use a break. At nineteen years old, he's not only a student at Heisei College of Economics, he's also a part time employee and flat out broke. So when an eerie man offers the boy a special ATM card and an exorbitant amount of cash, Kimimaro gives in to temptation – but there's a catch. In exchange for his good fortune, Kimimaro's very future is put at stake, held as collateral by the Bank of Midas and tied to the amount of yen in his bank account. In addition, he must participate in a special battle every week in the mysterious 'Financial District' – a battle where losing against one's opponent can mean bankruptcy, a fate that carries an unthinkable cost in the normal world...
both anime have the 'power given by a stranger' theme. Both try to change the future in a variety of ways meeting people who have a similar goal but different methods to achieve it. Overall, both are good, even though C is alot shorter, it is just as memorable.
C is to economics as Code Geass is to chess. They both have these themes that are applied to the plot, though in both cases it makes far more sense symbolically than literally. C is lacking in the "All according to plan..." gambits that Code Geass is chock full of, and the main characters' reactions to the power they're handed are quite the opposite. C is the more unique concept, but the characters and plot are not as fleshed out as Code Geass. Still, both series play with their respective themes and take them to over-the-top levels. They both have something new to bring to the table.
For Kouta and Yuka, finding the bloody naked young girl on the beach would change their lives forever, for better or for worse. Unable to speak or function as a normal human being, she is named Nyu by the duo, and taken into their home in an effort to save her. But what neither teenager knows is that this innocent young girl is actually a killing machine -- an experiment gone terribly wrong -- and it is only a matter of time before the murderer in her awakens again...
Who is right, and who is wrong? If a victim fights back more fiercely than the abusers did, when does it stop being justified?
Both Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion and Elfen Lied blur the lines of morality and delve into the darker side of humanity. At one moment, it's clear who the viewer should sympathize with; a second later, things start to change. If you enjoy the psychological games that one show plays with you, then prepare for round two with the other.
Elfen Lied and Code Geass have a dark inner past blurred into the storyline. The series really show the dark side humanity forms and moral issues in every day society.