Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

TV (25 eps)
4.587 out of 5 from 43,960 votes
Rank #17

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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VivisQueen's avatar by VivisQueen on Oct 31, 2007
Score: 8.5/10

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This review was revised on 12th January 2010. Although the wording has changed, my thoughts and sentiments on the show remain exactly the same. Please take note, however, that the Overall rating changed from 8.7 to 8.5 to take into account the relative ranking of another series. Opening with a chess game where a high-school student, Lelouch Lamperouge, defeats an aristocrat in record time... read more

vivafruit's avatar by vivafruit on Aug 7, 2007
Score: 6/10

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In many ways, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion is uncannily similar to Sunrise’s own My-Hime. Both have extremely large ensemble casts, superb production values and a surprisingly engaging narrative. Unfortunately, both also suffer from inert character development, nigh unforgivable pacing and a... read more

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