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Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

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In 2010, the Britannian Empire enslaved Japan using powerful mecha known as Knightmares; in the aftermath Japan was renamed Area 11, and its people began a hard and terrible existence. Lelouch, a Britannian student living in Area 11, has grown up hating the Empire and everything it stands for. One day, in the middle of a terrorist attack, Lelouch meets a mysterious girl who grants him the ability to control minds. Can he use his new power to fight for freedom, or will his hatred twist his good intentions into mindless acts of vengeance?

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Goro TANIGUCHI Director
Kotaro NAKAGAWA Music
Hitomi KUROISHI Music
Takao MINEGISHI Producer
Hiroshi MOROTOMI Producer
Atsushi YUKAWA Producer
Yoshitaka KAWAGUCHI Producer

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Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion VivisQueen 8.5/10 Oct 31, 2007
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Darker Than Black - Kuro no Keiyakusha

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A giant wall looms over Tokyo, shielding the city from a dangerous otherworld called the 'Hell's Gate'. Within the city, things are no less terrifying because Contractors, psychopathic killers with phenomenal powers, have started to appear. These killers are compelled to pay a price every time they use their powers, often in the form of a meaningless or painful task. As their deadly habits rack up a gruesome death toll, Kirihara Misaki and her team from the Foreign Affairs Public Security struggle to solve the cases and bring the Contractors under control. Their task is further confounded by the interference of a masked individual they title Messier Code BK201, a man with abilities that allow him to fight and defeat the Contractors. Who is this BK201? How can the Contractors be stopped permanently? And what does the appearance of the Hell's Gate mean for the people of Tokyo?

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Both anime havedakr settings and the main characters deceive others with ease. While Code Geass is plot-driven Darker than Black is episodic for a good portion of the anime and closes with an excelent plot-twister.


Both with mysterious contracts and deep engrosed plot lines, Darker Than Black and Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion are quite easy transitions if you're looking for the next good watch.

Both main characters have a deep love for their sibling which is predictable, but necessary as no one wants to watch a character with no ties. (not interesting imo)

The supporting characters are also a main point in both series as each is a seperate unique individual usually with underlying goals that may or may not work with the main character's goals.

Everyone knows the empty feeling you can get when you finish a good anime and try to find something else to slake your thirst (I'm in the process). Whether you are coming from DtB or CG:LotR your destination will not dissappoint if you choose the latter.


Both of these series have several similarities that serve as some of the main points that anyone would like the series. Both of the "heroes" have morally ambiguous methods, both of the heroes have second identities, and both of the series have great plot twists. Finally, both of these series are rather dark.


i recently finished Darker than black and overall i quite enjoyed it. At the start it was very slow and i almost dropped it but it built up to a climatic ending and was very satisfying. Then there's Code Geass which had me hooked from the get go. I loved everything about it including the many genres which worked like a charm, The characters and all the twists and cliffhangers. i could never wait for the next episode to unfold.

Both of these series are similar as both the main characters have secret identities and they both use similar powers(these being contractors and Geass). All in all i liked Code Geass alot better but im sure u'll like 1 if u like the other!


The feel of these two are almost identical. You have your comedy mixed in with imense tragedy. Also, the main characters have dual personalities: one side being their kind-hearted personality, the other being a killer. Many people die, even main characters, and the endings are bittersweet, hopeful yet extremely sad as well. I highly recommend one if you enjoyed the other.


Awesome anitprotagonists!!!! Both are cool and are girl magnets (not so sure that's a good thing). They are different, no mecha in DTB but still awesome!!!


Both of these anime feature the anti-hero type. Both protagonists have made a contract that gives them extraordinary powers that they use to try and save their respective worlds. Both anime feature rather interesting fight-scenes, protagonists with dual-personalities, and past traumas that affect the storyline.

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Full Metal Panic!

Full Metal Panic!

Gonzo does it again with this action-packed mecha comedy. She's an ordinary high school girl. He's a counterterror agent assigned to protect her from those who would steal the information locked in her mind. OK, so she's not so normal after all. Armored Slave battles and lovers' spats abound as Sousuke and his comrades try to track down the mysterious Gauln before it's too late.

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FMP and Code Geass both excel in 1 thing: mecha action! Mecha isn't my genre at all, but with the addition of both military tactics and an un-Earthly weapon that isn't too overpowered; even i have to admit that you can find another anime to your liking by completing these two anime.


Bote anime are mecha with also a school life with it, bote are futuring guys and girls in the main and bote are full questions when watching it.


If you liked one for the giant mech fights, then you'll surely like the other. The fights the characters go through also mess with their lives outside the battlefield, causing a struggle to keep both sides in check.


Enjoy Mega epic mecha battles? Like plenty of strategic planning? Backstabbing (although more prevalent in geass)? If the answer is yes, you will find both a plenty in these animes.


Code Geass and Full Metal Panic! Are about high school aged students that get caught up in a military type of situation.  With lots of intense battle scenes and giant robot fights these two series are perfect.


Combine Mecha, government conspiracy, the supernatural, and school life. You now have the major points of both FMP and Code Geass. Both feature a rather rich cast of characters and plenty of mecha battles.

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In Victorian England it is commonplace for the rich and wealthy to have a staff, led by a head butler, to run their households; the Phantomhive Estate is no different. The young and demanding Count Ciel Phantomhive, child owner of a toy company, lives in the grand countryside manor. Sebastian is his head butler, and the epitome of perfection; he effortlessly and gracefully completes his day-to day chores and fixes the countless mistakes of the other employees. However, whilst on the outside all seems prim and proper, a more sinister secret lies just beneath the surface. Sebastian is in fact a demon bound by a contract with the young count; he will loyally serve and fight for him in return for his soul.

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Both series, Kuroshitsuji and Code Geass feature an intelligent main character that comes up with various strategies and schemes. These characters (Ciel and Lelouch) also lack psychical strength, which they make up by using other people as their "chess pieces". Without their ability to use others both characters would be quite powerless.

The atmosphere in both anime is also quite dark, even though Kuroshitsuji contains more comedy than Code Geass.


Ciel and Lelouch are similar in many ways, both experienced a life changing event in their childhood that has prompted them to become hardened and bold decision makers, often viewing people as chess pieces in a game to fulfill their goals.

Both have made contracts with special individuals(for Ciel, it's Sebastian, for Lelouch, it's CC) and have fully utilized the contracts to their fullest advantages. The symbol of the contracts they made are marked within their eyes.

Both shows also share the similarity in the English influenced settings, and both have characters acknowledging orders with "Yes,my lord".

Both shows have a very good balance of seriousness and comedy, though Kuro Shitsuji is the more lighter one of the lot.


I'm not to sure on why Kuroshitsuji reminded me so much of Code Geass for. May-be its how both the main characters (Ceil and Lelouch) wish to take revenge on the people that did them wrong. Both using a power in their possesion to bring about their revenge (Lelouch-Geass and Ceil-Sebastian.), while staying un-noticed by everyone that is close to them. Both Ceil and Lelouch come up with brilliant strantigies and play a mean game of chess. Both having an associate by their side most of the time (for Lelouch its C.C and for Ceil its Sebastian.) helping them along the way. If you liked Code Geass you may enjoy watching Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler) or vice versa.


Each of these series focus around an anti-hero that is willing to do almost anything in order to solve a mystery and take revenge for it. Furthermore, they are a little on the dark side, with a good amount of action and a bit of humor.


Code Geass and Kuroshitsuji are about intelligent main characters that are pretty powerless on their own; they rely on other people’s abilities and their own ability to manipulate the people around them to get what they want, and they both want revenge!


Both of these series revolve around a dark protagonist that is haunted by revenge. Both protagonists somehow make a deal to become stronger. While comedy is present in both anime, the main plots unfold like a mystery novel. If you like the dark-hero types, these anime are right up your alley.

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Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu

Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu

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When I first saw legend of the legendary heroes ad, I thought code geass. Both are anti heroic fantasies. Lol Heroes is set in past, Code geass is kinda futuristic yet both of them tackle similar concepts. The protagonists have same seiyu and therefore same awesome evil laugh yet I think sion is more similar to Lelouch. That aside both of them are epic shows, and if you like one, you should definitely give the other a chance.


You would like each other because there is a lot of violance and dead in both series. Both series consider about idealism of peace, which is many times impossible. Sure, there is a lot of fights and war as well. And both series make you think.


War, conspiracy, politics, doctrines, idealism, leadership, violence. Such things define Code Geass and LoL. While one of them embarks on sci-fi path the other is set on a fantasy medieval world. What makes them similar is that both main leads seek a world without wars or conflicts and to protect the ones the hold dearest. If you like one without a doubt you will like the other.


While the main characters of the two series are certainly different (LotLH's mc is a powerful mage who bears an "Alpha Stigma" that causes everyone to label him as a monster, while Lelouche is a young high schooler who lacks any kind of strength, but is extremely intelligent and an excellent leader) the two series did remind me of eachother and share many common elements, including oppressive goverments, characters forced to make choices others regard as evil for the greater good, etc. They also both manage to display comedy quite well, and the main female characters seemed very similiar to me


1. In both anime, war is a common theme set in a fictional European world. The main protagonists of both anime also seek to create a peaceful world.

2. Both protagonists have a special ability in their eyes. Ryner (Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu) is the bearer of the Alpha Stigma while Lelouch (Code Geass) is the bearer of Geass. Not to mention, both characters have the same voice actor, Jun Fukuyama. 

3. Similar dark themes are used in both anime. War, sacrifice, etc that show humans are real monsters in reality. The main characters strive to change that reality, but both Ryner and Lelouch are also victims of many tragic human-made events that shaped their ideals and values. 

A main difference is that people fight with magic in  Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu while people fight with robots (Knightmares) in Code Geass. However, the themes are very similar that watching one of these wonderful anime will make you think of the other.

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

The foundation of alchemy is based on the law of equivalent exchange; you cannot produce something from nothing. As such, alchemy is bound by one taboo - human transmutation. Four years ago two young brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric, broke this taboo when they tried to resurrect their dead mother. During the process Al's body disintegrated and Ed lost his leg. In a desperate attempt to prevent his brother from disappearing completely, Ed sacrificed one of his arms so he could affix Al's soul to a suit of armor. When his missing limbs are replaced by auto mail parts, Ed bears the name of the Fullmetal Alchemist - the youngest ever State Alchemist and dog of the military. Now, alongside his brother, Ed uses his status within the military to attempt to find any way that he can return their bodies back to their original state.

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There's a lot of similarities to be found in Code Geass and Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood when it comes to the strong feeling of brotherhood shared between the main characters.

They also have to deal with the strong military forces present in their world, the Britannian Empire in Code Geass and the State Military in Fullmetal.


Two Anime like a Game of Chess

Do you enjoy the suspense of a dramatic plot that barely ever slows down? Do you like characters outsmarting eachother on regular basis? Like wicked plot-twists and heavy quality drama? Like the word EPIC? These two gems have it both...

While FMA Brotherhood has an alternative 1900 setting with alchemy as a form of magic, Code Geass has a future scenario with Mechas being the weapon of choice.

In their core, both share complex, original characters and both series main appeal is the suspense-filled plot, that's a lot about strategy and epic battles. They also share philosophical themes: world revolutions, thirst for power, immortality and sacrifices.


Code Geass and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood are two animes that combine epic action with a thrilling plot. Both explore mature themes like human experimentation, genocide, and immortality. They each take place in a country ruled by a tyrannical regime, and the plot in both focuses on political intrigue and has an endless variety of surprising twists and turns.


I recommend watching this as they both hold very detailed and well written stories. Both of the anime suggested have a sibling that is looking for a way to help the other brother/sister, because of this they both sacrifice something important.


Both animes have a huge amount of action with characters hiding their true personality. Both main characters suffer a huge amount to suceed. Strategies have to be formed (There is also a scene in both animes were there planning a plot with chess). In a way alchemy is like geass which is a nice magic like property. All in all these are must want anime. 

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