Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

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Chaos;HEAd

Chaos;HEAd

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?

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Meelkor Meelkor says...

I think, you'll like it for psychological content. And both have great animation. I really love both animes.

Theloneyanimist Theloneyanimist says...

both have a twist and you have to keep watching to understand and the end in the way you'd never expect

Elfen Lied

Elfen Lied

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...

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DuskFey DuskFey says...

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.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

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.

Tatakau Shisho: The Book of Bantorra

Tatakau Shisho: The Book of Bantorra

In a land where the souls of humans fossilize to become books, a group known as the Armed Librarians strive to maintain and protect the tomes stored within the Bantorra Library. Meanwhile the Shindeki church is transforming people into living weapons. These human bombs are known simply as ‘Meat’, and they have been programmed to carry out a single action: to kill Hamyuts Meseta, the Armed Librarians’ director. Now, alongside the threat of Dragon Pneumonia, the Librarians use their powerful and unique psychic abilities to stop the Shindeki Church at all costs. But when one of their colleagues betrays them and steals one of the seven war machines of the past, the Librarians must work even harder to prevent their enemies’ nefarious plans from coming to fruition.

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AirCommodore AirCommodore says...

Code Geass and Armed Librarians are action series with large (ly undeveloped) casts, the main character of each being of questionable moral standing. Each has a bunch of battles and stuff going on and PLOT TWIST!s and are kind of all over the place story and pacing-wise. If you can look past the messy storytelling, though, I guess they're fairly entertaining.

Iro Iro says...

The Book of Bantorra and Code Geass both have excellent thrilling stories with betrayals, plot twists, and well developed characters. Book of Bantorra has better animations and story execution than Code Geass. But Code geass has a better background story and longevity - one of things you want in excellent animes, as you just can't get enough!

Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto

Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto

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AirCommodore AirCommodore says...

Star Driver and Code Geass showcase the mecha genre at it's most... er... flamboyant.

Both feature a large cast of super-skinny teenagers that go to a giant boarding school, some of which pilot mecha, and some of which are involved in elaborate secret organizations. Very rarely will you encounter other series with so many genres mixed together.

FreyaWinter FreyaWinter says...

Star Driver is a mutch more relaxed and less detailed anime than CG. But I do think that it is a great anime with a littel  humor in it. It can seem a bit ridiculous at first but it's actually a really cool and exciting and it will get you hooked pretty fast :D. CG have the whole world as a battle field while Star Driver only has a limited space dimension to fight in.

Vampire Knight

Vampire Knight

Cross Academy is a school with a difference: in a unique and experimental setup designed by the headmaster, it has a Day Class consisting of ordinary humans and a Night Class filled with vampires. Yuki Cross and her friend Zero Kiryu are school prefects whose job it is to make sure the secret of the Night Class is always safe; they patrol the school grounds at night and supervise the switchover of classes at dawn and dusk to prevent any 'accidents' from happening. While Zero is suspicious of vampires and hates the idea of sharing the same space as them, Yuki admires the Night Class for their beauty and sophistication; she is especially intrigued by their charming leader, Kaname, because he once saved her life. However, as Yuki quickly learns, not all vampires are amiable like the Night Class, and as terrible events unfold, Yuki must ask herself whether in a world where vampires are the hunters and humans are the prey, peaceful coexistence can really be achieved.

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sisterlulu sisterlulu says...

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The character of Kaname in Vampire Knight is very similar to that of Lelouch from Code Geass. They have the same dual-natured, tortured past, plotting, clever chess playing personality, and the plots of both animes are structured around their schemes.

PurplePeopleEater PurplePeopleEater says...

Code Geass may not have any vampires or much romance, but there are still similarities. Both are darker animes. Kaname in V. K. and Lelouch in Code Geass both like chess. Not only do they like chess, they live life and make plans as if it was all just one real life and rather deadly chess game! They both can seem like total jerks sometimes, but they have good reasons for it. Both Kaname and Lelouch are trying to keep something safe. Both animes also have a guy who wants to be with a certain girl but it just can't work.