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In the near future, the outbreak of a terrible disease called the Apocolypse Virus places Japan under the military rule of a global organization called the GHQ - a group tasked with checking the spread of the virus and administering vaccinations. Apathetic high school student Shuu Ouma lives in Tokyo, spending his days editing videos and trying to be left alone. But things change when he meets the beautiful pop idol, Inori, who is on the run from GHQ soldiers. While trying to save her from her captors, he acquires a mysterious power called the Void Gene that allows him to pull items or weapons from anyone under the age of seventeen. Now, Shuu must decide whether to join the efforts of the well-funded radical terrorist group "Funeral Parlor" and fight against the GHQ, or shrug off his newfound power and resume his normal life - assuming that either the GHQ or Funeral Parlor's charismatic leader, Gai, will let him.

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Guilty Crown Kiseki: Reassortment TV Special 2012 TBD The Reassortment TV special is a recap for the first half of the Guilty Crown series.
Guilty Crown: Lost Christmas Other 2012 TBD
EGOIST: The Everlasting Guilty Crown Music Video 2012 TBD
Name Role
Hiromi KATO Character Design
Tetsuro ARAKI Director
Supercell Music
Makoto KIMURA Producer
George WADA Producer
Narue MINAMI Producer

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Guilty Crown djdean 8/10 Mar 29, 2014
Guilty Crown IchiRukiloove1 6.5/10 Dec 31, 2013
Guilty Crown theSentinel 9.5/10 Oct 20, 2013
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Endings: Could be better-->Bad-->Ruined show. zunderdog24 6 Apr 22, 2014
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Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

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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Adephi

They both center around rebellion, mecha and lots and lots of explosions, have loveable characters and epic music.

If you like one you're bound to like the other.

WhiteSteel

Im basing this on the first episode of Guilty Crown, which was nearly identical to the first episde of code geass:

Boy meets mysterious girl. Girl gives mysterious crazy superpower. Boy owns.

Both series also center around a rebellion, and both are futuristic (in that they have mechas). They both also have a fairly dark feel to them as well, though Code Geass (so far) slightly less so.

dubaicroc

Guilty crown takes after Code Geass so much, the plot is similar, the nightmares/crafts are identitcal, the first episode as well. The style is dark and rebelly. I like the style GC more, but Code Geass si older and so mure original

Zerobrain

Code Geass and Guilty Crown are similar on many different levels. first off total domination of the ruling government, and a group fighting against said superpower. A person reciving a strange power, while slowly figuring out the 'specs' for them. the use of mechs, and their looks. Lastly the way the episode's cliffhangers leave off are the same style entirely, just leaving you wondering how the character will worm his way out of his current prediciment.

What sets them apart is, in Code Geass, the protaganist is out for revenge and is all too eager to jump on the chance to kill his nemises. While in Guilty Crown, the protaganist is dragged unwillingly into a fight he could care less about.

If you enjoyed one you should give the other a shot.

Shadowblazen

Postmodern world setting with mechs, check. Japan subjugated to outside rule, check. Organized rebellion against established authority, check. Mysterious girl gives boy supernatural "Power of Kings," check. Boy joins rebellion, check.These anime have such highly similar plot elements. If you enjoyed one, please give the other a try.

markawesome

Guilty Crown and Code Geass are very similar. They are about someone who seems hopeless but gets a gift to help them make a difference. Both Lelouch and Shu have difficulties hiding their identity. If you liked code geass or guilty crown you will deffinetly like the other.

Neane1993

The Only Differences between Code Geass and Guilty Crown are:

Guilty Crown: You've been given the Power of the Kings. You can now do by your lone self what a thousand men could never hope to accomplish. Also, here's your hot magic girl.

Shuu: Ah, um, ow... *sob* I miss my boring, ordinary life.

Code Geass: You've been given the Power of the Kings. You can now do by your lone self what a thousand men could never hope to accomplish. Also, here's your hot magic girl.

Lelouch: Oh? Then please bear with me as I CONQUER THE WORLD. All those who wronged me, yes, they shall pay.

Alxandr

Whatching guilty crown just made me think about code geass. There are sertain similaities, but the main part for me was the feel of the series, and they much align. One thing though, Lelouch is, in all ways, awesome. The main at guilty cross is not so much, but I see room for more character developement, and he's starting to show that he can when he wants to.

goodycandy741

Well, I saw TONS of similarities in Code Geass and Guilty Crown. Like, all the characters were basically the same (although I must say I personally like Guilty Crown's design more...). It's like rewatching Code Geass with a somewhat different plot! =) Not saying that's a good or bad thing cuz that's up to you but I'll name a few other similarities.

They're both set in the near future. There's mecha. A girl appears and a boy is given a superpower and he just becomes badass. (although I personally think Shu is more "realistic" in his character development) There are a few suggestive scenes. (not many though~) They're both about rebellions and you mainly see things from the rebellions' point of view

I also personally think Code Geass is WAAAY more complex than Guilty Crown (which is somewhat predictable sometimes...), but if you couldn't get enough of Code Geass, watching Guilty Crown just might subdue that urge for a bit of time. =) 

Wish you a Happy Watching! ^-^

jeycam

Mechas, totalitarian country, a guy with a power that was given by a sexy girl, even the name CG-GC - yeah, it seems similar, but only at the beginning...

Having seen over 200 animes, Guilty Crown is the biggest disappointment for me. Being a huge fan of both Code Geass and supercell, I expected GC to be very good. Unfortunately, the plot is so simple and shallow that I'd name it one of the worst animes I've ever seen. Unless you're a hardcore supercell fan, watch Code Geass, not Guilty Crown.

u7suro

after watching episode 17 of guilty crown i got the same feeling that i have been searching in anime ever since i watched code geass. hard to explain but the dark twists and the plot and such just give me the same feelings

kei7

Both Code Geass and Guilty Crown have similar elements in their shows, but their main characters couldn't be more different. While Lelouch is a cold and calculating person struggling with emotion at times, Shu, in Guilty Crown, is overcome with emotion at points desiring to be more calculating and charismatic. 

Sure, both shows have some sort of robots, powers, and stories of Japan struggling from external powers. Yet, each are their own unique story. Both are due their respect- if you like one, I suspect you will enjoy the other.

AikaThePandaBEAR

I think since the main characters and conflicts (such as government corruption etc.) are similar in many ways, anyone who likes Code Geass will love Guilty Crown and vice/versa.

Both have great plot lines and animation... I give the two a 5/5

ShadowRegalia

In many ways these two animes are dot-on similar. While Shu doesn't grow nearly as diabolical as Lelouch until the end of the series, in both animes you'll find the same futuristic themed action and loveable characters.

Both animes have great soundtracks as well.

estherdorvil

in both anime a normal school kid found itself in an unfortunate situation where  they acquire new powers, but thos powers can also be misused. in code geass the kid is more involve into the military whereas in guilty crown it is more about a disease and the resurrection of a fearsome enemy.

versailles

Both shows are political where an individual meets a girl and ends up with a power to affect the world they live in. Each of the two have mecha that play a part, but are not the focus of the show.

kayelyn08

if you liked code geass, then trying watching guilty crown. they both use mecha, and other high techi gadgets in the series. although guilty crown has a lot more romance in it, they're both similar because of the protagonist's goal to discover their innate power and save or get what they wanted the most. The only drawback here is guilty crown's plot is shallow unlike code geass

Granator

They definitely have the same feel as each other, especially the way in which they both manage to balance the mix of despair and hope together in a post apocalyptic type scene is first-class. I think its how the main characters in both stories' struggle to do what they percieve is right despite being misunderstood by theire friends/ allies in the process is what gives them the edge on most anime of similar genres.

xrandomdmx

They Both revolve around the central character and his struggles with his new-found power, also they are both set in the future with awesome mecha =D

IndependentSK

They are not only made by same people and very simillar in every possible way (except that main protagonist of guilty crown is a loser while protagonist of code geass is a fine smart guy)

also, have you noticed that guilty crown acronym GC is code geass acronym CG backwards?

hannes33

Both deal  about the same topic for example rebellion and the first episode is also quite similar to each other.

So if you liked one of those it's quite impossible that you dislike the other one.

Beanow

In common

Main character is a Japanese student who accidentaly gets involved with something and ends up getting a mystical power to change the world with.

Both deal a lot with what is right or wrong and what means are justified to achieve your goals. They're also very critical of the government and to some extent of society.

Differences

Code Geass focuses more on strategy. Main character is a self-confident mastermind that uses much psychology and strategy to get what he wants. Also it contains mecha's as an important component where Guilty Crown has them but are much less important to the storyline and action.

Guilty Crown has a great way of using the visuals to persuade of more emotion. The majority of the series has a positive vibe to this and combined with the great opening video is very enjoyable in that. Code Geass is a lot more persistently dark in this area.

XshinobiX351

Both animes feature rebellions and mechs. Also both animes have the main character meet a mysterious girl who gives them a mysterious power that changes their lives and the fate of the world

KazaneHime

Both have stories that are more difficult than most to guess. There is a nice amount of romance in both though Guilty Crown centers around it more than Code Geass does. The main characters of each end up being very alike though they come from different backgrounds and start out as opposites (one is happy for the power while the other is scared of it).

godcix

Central character with good intentions. Check

Central character utilizes bizarre power to accomplish goal. Check

Central character falls prey to power. Check

inspiritkm

Both are tragedies and surround one main guy wanting to protect those close to his heart. Both Lelouch and Shu were given a power which allowed them to reign over the rest and the internal conflicts they have within themselves make them seem alot more human than the evil persona they present to others.

animelover571

Both Code Geass and Guilty Crown were similar animes in the sense that they had a futuristic theme (mecha), a story centered on rebellion, and a main male character that was given powers by a mysterious girl.

I like Code Geass more than Guilty Crown, but still, both of them are great animes!

harryissott101

On its own, Guilty Crown is its own anime up to the twelfth episode.  Afterwards, the similarlities between the animes become considerably more prominant.  From this, in hindsight, it is almost a direct parallel to the Code Geass series until the ending.

The main differences lie in the main characters: Code Geass has a smart and rather cunning protagonist, but on other side of the looking glass, Guilty Crown has a slightly introverted and emotive protagonist.  Given the difference of situation in the story line, and the plot grows from there.  Consequently, Code Geass focused on more strategical-twists compared to the more emotive-twists in Guilty Crown.

They are both good and contain elements of each other.  However, Guilty crown is more tighly woven and emotional than Code Geass which is more encompassing and quick-tactics.  Depending on your preference depends on which may be more enjoyable.

I would recommend these together as they are an interesting contrast between similar but perfectly unique animes!

Dekji

Both main characters go through a period when their decisions become very questionable, yet they do it for the sake of others. If you like the confusing grey area of good vs bad in Leluch, from code geass, then i highly recommend this!!!

L33r0yjank3n5

Both animes have a mecha element to it, more so in Code Geass than Guilty Crown. Both also tell a great story, about an every day kid becoming one person who can change the world. Finaly, both of the main characters get some sort of superpower.

Larkawolfgirl

The protagonists for both of these anime are high school males who after an encounter with a mysterious woman join a resistance against the government. Both men are gifted with a distinct power which they use to their advantage to fight for their cause. Both Lelouch and Shuu are forced to face the harsh realities around them as they suffer various losses in their struggle to create peace.

Anudevil13

Mecha - thats the one and biggest thing in common that both series have. Both series are heavily based on Mehca fights with good amount of action and destruction.

Both series main characters are leading a peaceful life untill the fated encounter which changes their life forever by giving them unfathomable power. Both the series feature state of war and deaths, of which Main char is sick and wants to get rid off for once and all.

Deadman Wonderland

Deadman Wonderland

Middle school student Ganta Igarashi witnessed the slaughter of his entire class by the mysterious 'Red Man', and as the only survivor, he was labeled a mass murderer and sentenced to death. Now an inmate at the privately-owned prison and ‘amusement park' known as Deadman Wonderland, Ganta must try to survive in a place where inmates are the main attraction in brutal gladiator-style games. At the same time, he must attempt to uncover the truth behind the ‘Red Man', his mysterious childhood friend Shiro, and why he was the only survivor that bloody day.

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RedCrossRobbery

Both Deadman Wonderland and Guilty Crown share similiarities about young men who discover that they hold terrifying, and confusing powers inside of their young bodies, and the show rotates around them and their relationship with mysterious female characters that they knew from childhood, but forgot.

lessiehanamoray

There's a level of viciousness to both of these shows in how the pit keeps getting deeper, but they're both really well.  There are also definite similarities between both protaganists in terms of personality.

moxlas

The childhood, the mysterious girl, strange and terrible powers inside both protagonists, similarities between them, their fates and their decisions it's really alike. Whole atmosphere of the anime is really similar - starting from underground guerrilla movement and ending it with protagonist's internal struggle. If you've liked any of these two animes, another one would not be too far in your book.

Razma

They have the same feel, boy who feels he has been pushed into something, crybaby that turns out to be fairly decent, girl who has issues, that sort of thing.

JohnWatchAnime

Both are set in a world after the destruction of Tokyo and the circumstances are pretty much the same. They both use powers to fight eachother

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Darker Than Black - Kuro no Keiyakusha

Darker Than Black - Kuro no Keiyakusha

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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RedCrossRobbery

Both excellent sci-fi series involving humans with super-hero lilke powers, and their attempts to sabe the world from their all-powerful sisters.

Vampire1408

Darker Than Black and Guilty Crown are similar in various ways, both being the first "half" or season on its own would have ended great. But the 2nd half brings about more mystery, malevolence and benevolence! Don't know how it can be both? You'll see what I mean when you watch the "2nd half!" Both main characters are accompanied by a girl and try to save them in the end, and in a way both get their wish. Both are excellent anime to watch, if you love one I'm sure you'll love the other! 5/5!

theSentinel

action, hectic situations and deaths, a strong building plot

These are some of the things you will find in common between Darker than Black and Guilty Crown.  Both are easily one of the best animes out there. 

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Mirai Nikki TV

Mirai Nikki TV

Yuki is a disaffected middle school boy who has no dreams or goals in life; in fact, the only thing he has is his diary. Writing down everything he observes and documenting every thought, the young boy uses it as an outlet for his imagination. One morning, however, Yuki wakes up to find his cell phone filled with diary entries for the next ninety days. Thinking nothing of it, he continues his morning until he begins to realize that everything on his phone is rapidly coming to pass, and it isn't just mere coincidence. Now, Yuki suddenly finds himself thrust into a survival game against other future diary owners to become the new Lord of Time.

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Khguy

I believe that these two animes are very similar in that both main characters are shown to be very weak in the beginning. Eventually they become turn into more of a better charter that most people like gradually. 

They also have the girl with pink hair by their sides. :)

hannes33

both animes are similar, because in a way both main charakters need to struggle to stay alive. During their time, when they constantly need to fight they start developing and eventually become stronger charakters.

philcon21

They both sort of have a similar feel of a boy struggling to stay alive with the aid of a mysterious pink haired girl. Long story short, if you liked one you'll probably like the other.

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No. 6

No. 6

Sion is intelligent, highly educated and lives a privileged life within the walls of No. 6, one of six city-states that was built after the world was destroyed from war. But Sion's comfortable existence changes forever when he meets Nezumi, an escaped convict, on the eve of his twelfth birthday. Due to his assistance in keeping Nezumi safe, Sion loses his rights and is forced to live in the lower town, where he becomes a normal citizen. Four years later, Sion finds himself back in Nezumi's company and in the midst of a dangerous conspiracy that leaves a trail of bodies in its wake. What is really going on in No. 6?

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markawesome

Unlike most recommendations for guilty crown noone gets any kind of powers in No.6, but the plot line and general theme are very similar. Both the main characters learn about how corrupted the government is and then attempt to destroy it. If you like one you should enjoy the other. 

kei7

They do have comparable plot lines. No. 6 is probably handling the plot with more or a realistic or human approach in comparison to the setting. Guilty Crown makes full use of Sci-Fi, but in a wonderful fashion. 

MariJine

Both plots feature dystopias in which society, following an apocalyptic event and threatened by an epidemic, resorts to isolating and discriminating against those who are infected. The heroes of each anime, Sion in "No. 6" and Shu in "Guilty Crown," are both entangled in attempts to overthrow the governing system and ultimately faced with morally conflicting decisions in spite of their initially timid natures.

Althought character dynamics between the two shows may differ as "No. 6" focuses on the relationship between two male protagonists while "Guilty Crown" includes a male and female lead as well as several side relationships, the two are nonetheless mutually appealing for their humane character developments and moral storyline.

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