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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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In the future, Earth is split into three factions: Dorssia, an empire bent on world domination; ARSUS, a military alliance; and Jiro, a collection of neutral states with colonies across the galaxy. On one such colony, Haruto Tokishima lives a carefree life at Sakimori High, where his greatest concern is mustering the courage to confess to his childhood friend, Shouko. His idyllic life is broken, however, when a team of Dorssian super-soldiers, led by the enigmatic L-elf, assaults the colony to retrieve the 'Valvrave', a mobile suit secretly being constructed there. In the resulting chaos, Haruto watches as Shouko disappears within a laser’s blast; enraged, he climbs into the now accessible Valvrave, and defeats the Dorssian army after forsaking his humanity to the machine. Haruto pledges to protect the colony, but can he come to terms with what he's given up to gain such power?

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Made by the same studio, these shows have quite a bit of similarities. First thing would be the setting, in which both main characters are in the middle of the conflict between two or three nations. The cast is quite similar and so is the relationship between two main characters. With mecha action as icing on the cake, if you liked one of them, you might also enjoy another one.  


Mixture of students and mechas, even some paranormal events in both. Glowing symbols and one military genius.

Both have their own good points, but the premise is kinda similar.


The main characters for each are given mysterious, kickass powers that they use to fight for their cause and nation, twists up the wazoo and explosive badass mecha-on-mecha action with tons of cheese. Both are high-octane thrill rides and thrive on action, suspense, drama and the pros and cons of their new and terribly awesome powers.


Each of these shows revoles around two male leads who are caught right in the middle of a war between several nations, as well as having a similar relationship with each other.

Sunrise is the studio behind both shows and it certainly shows, with the plot and characters sharing more than a few similarities, not least the brilliant mech battles in each. While Code Geass is a bit more grounded than the absolutely insane Valvrave fans of one are likely to at least find the other interesting.


both anime have the same sort of setting. It's about students in highschool riding mecha's and fighting for their own land

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Black Lagoon

Black Lagoon

Rokuro Okajima is a small-time salaryman who is carrying documents for his company, when the ship he's traveling on is attacked by pirates. Kidnapped, he discovers to his dismay that his employers' main concern is to ensure the documents don't get into the wrong hands, even if it means sending the carrier to the bottom of the sea. Now, with his former life ruined and his kidnappers seeming comparatively friendly, "Rock" decides to join their merry band of mercenaries, and sets out with a new career to the shadier corners of the South China Sea.

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The darker side of the world is the center of these two anime. While Black Lagoon follows a crime group in a world of blackmail and deceit, Code Geass follows a terroristic rebellion (among other things.) Both shows have fantastic action, well-developed and wonderful to like characters, and a fast-paced story that's hard not to get sucked into.


Both of These Anime's seem centered around the darker side of life but they both also include well made combat scenes and humor from time to time to make sure the serie's dosen't get to serious, the main diffrence between the two are that while Black Lagoon is set in a slightly more Real modern world Code Geass is set in a more futuristic and twisted world as it contains Geass however there is a high chance that if you liked one of the anime's you'd probably atleast find the other one worth a try


Both Black Lagoon and Code Geass have the best animated action sequences I've ever seen. The main characters of each develop continually throughout the series, and become increasingly more badass.


Both of these series are dark, with the main character coming from an average or even above average upbringing, thrust into a life of violence and surrounded by people accustomed to violence. Furthermore, the characters in both of these series are wonderfully done. Finally, each of these shows contain a large amount of masterfully done action.

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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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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


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.


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.

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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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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!


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


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

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Legend of the Galactic Heroes

Legend of the Galactic Heroes

The war between the monarchical Galactic Empire and the democratic Free Planets Alliance has raged ceaselessly across the galaxy for over a century, with the fleets of both powers having fought countless battles. Currently the conflict revolves around the strategic Iserlohn Corridor, one of only two passages of space through which the two forces can access each other. Here the Empire has built the nigh-impregnable Iserlohn Fortress, whose deadly weaponry has thwarted repeated efforts by the Alliance to capture her. Phezzan, a neutral mercantile state, controls the other corridor. The long war has resulted in an indecisive stalemate, but there are two men from the two worlds who will change everything: Wen-Li Yang, a gifted strategist from the Alliance who wants nothing more than to retire and be a historian; and Reinhard von Lohengramm, a man from the Empire whose ambition knows no bounds. Their loves, struggles, triumphs and failures play across an interstellar stage of intrigue, war and death.

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If you enjoyed the political machinations and personalities that drove the epic events of Code Geass, then be sure to watch Legend of the Galactic Heroes. Galactic Heroes is a slower paced, grander affair, and while it offers aged visuals and less exciting battles, it takes its time to flesh out its world with deeper character and history. Those who invest into its 110 episodes and films will not be dissapointed.


League of the Galactic Heroes and Code geass Characters are very similar in ways, both Lelouch and Prince Loghengramm are trying to make the future better, while Yang Wenli and Suzaku are trying to improve the present, while both anime present the goal of Unifying the world/universe in there storylines, both anime have very compelling storylines and if you loved one there should be a 99.9% of you enjoying the other!!!


This is the far superior version of Code Geass. Less flashy mechas & action, but infinitely more intelligent writing & far more believable characters.