Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

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Mobile Suit Gundam

Mobile Suit Gundam

The year is Universal Century 0079 and mankind is yet again at war. The space colony Side 3 has declared itself the Principality of Zeon and has separated itself from the Earth Federation. In a raid on the colony Side 7, Zeon troops force a band of civilians, military recruits and one green ensign to escape on a previously unseen class of ship with prototype Federation mobile suits. Among them is Amuro Ray, who piloted the Gundam during the raid on Side 7. Unfortunately, his mastery of it earns him the responsibility of using it in the war against Zeon...

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Nohansen Nohansen says...

Ever since Yoshiyuki Tomino's Mobile Suit Gundam changed the face of the mecha genre, every other iteration of the series has featured a distinct take on the original's characters, events and motifs but has the same underlying themes of politics, human rights and discrimination.

Code Geass is the best new Gundam series that never was. The political background parallels the events of the One Year War, right down to the introduction of mobile weapons at a turning point of the campaign. The protagonists Suzaku Kururugi and Lelouch Lamperouge are analogues of Amuro Ray and Char Aznable, and the Britannian Empire bears more than a passing resemblance to the Principality of Zeon.

So before you go joining the Rebellion, see where it all began. If nothing else, watching both series is a good exercise in critical thinking.

fiercemoron fiercemoron says...

Both series have intense mech battles and some main charaters holding part of their identities secret (Lelouch and Sayla) with family members fighting against them. Both series have the extreme/newer mechs and great battles

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!"

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

It is the year 2029, and as many rush to embrace the changes that cybernetic technology bring to mankind, the seedier side of humanity is even quicker to take advantage of it. This series follows Public Peace Section 9, a government organization that plays behind the scenes to stop the worst of these criminals. Join Major Motoko Kusanagi and her team as they take you through an incredibly vivid world filled with plots of such depth and intrigue as is seldom seen.

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holyzac holyzac says...

Both animes encompasses some elements of mystery that satisfies anybody whoose looking for some quality anime to watch. With a decent amount of action inside and loads of mind games, this 2 animes would go hand in hand , and if you have not watched either one, nows the chance to watch it!

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.GIT has more of a futuristic feel to it. Although code geass is bassed in the future it doesnt have the si-fi feel that ghost in the shell does.

Bolth shows have heroes fighting for whats right and a free world.

One Outs

One Outs

Kojima is a baseball legend. As the superstar cleanup hitter for the Lycaons, he won himself many awards including rookie of the year seven times; but there's one title he never acquired: champion. In an attempt to find that special something Kojima feels he's missing inside, he opens a training camp in Okinawa. There, through a series of events, Kojima is introduced to a high stakes game dominated by the talented Toua Tokuchi, and subsequently loses a fortune. However, Kojima finally defeats Toua and due to their agreement, he enlists him to join the now poorly-ranked Lycaons - but Toua demands a high price: instead of a salary, he will receive five million yen for each out, and lose fifty million yen for each point lost. With a bad attitude and prodigal skills, Toua will help transform the Lycaons into winners once more.

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SaiAkuto SaiAkuto says...

Both are about a great strategists who are able to foresee the actions of their rivals. Both make you want to watch the second episode immediately.

MonkeyZerg MonkeyZerg says...

If you loved the strategizing and tactical duels of Code Geass, and want more such aggrandized chess play, then I highly recommend One Outs. Sure, it's not an epic political thriller, but One Outs' protagonist achieves in the baseball pitch what Lelouch achieves on the world stage. Gripping stuff!

Gundam Wing

Gundam Wing

The year is After Colony 195, and mankind is in the midst of a seemingly endless ongoing war between the Space Colonies and the ones who created them: the people of Earth. To give the Colonies the advantage, five mobile suits called Gundams were created. Equipped with enhanced technology and extremely talented young pilots, these are the ultimate machines of war. While Relena Peacecraft pleads for peace, Heero Yui leads the Gundams into the battle with Earth to attain it. As their personalities and visions clash, their goal is the same: freedom for all and peace at last.

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eaper eaper says...

Both of these series revolve around mechas, "saviors" chosen to save oppressed peoples, and a strong central character with a sense of mystery about him.

Zech Zech says...

Both have charismatics characters ! A complexe story mixing personnal affair and politics. Great scenes of action. They both are not manichean, you can love characters in each faction ! And of course there are mechas !