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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 Adephi says...

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 WhiteSteel says...

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 dubaicroc says...

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 Zerobrain says...

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 Shadowblazen says...

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.

Neane1993 Neane1993 says...

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 Alxandr says...

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 goodycandy741 says...

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 jeycam says...

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 u7suro says...

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 kei7 says...

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 AikaThePandaBEAR says...

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 ShadowRegalia says...

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 estherdorvil says...

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 versailles says...

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 kayelyn08 says...

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 Granator says...

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 xrandomdmx says...

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 IndependentSK says...

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 hannes33 says...

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 Beanow says...

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 XshinobiX351 says...

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 KazaneHime says...

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 godcix says...

Central character with good intentions. Check

Central character utilizes bizarre power to accomplish goal. Check

Central character falls prey to power. Check

inspiritkm inspiritkm says...

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 animelover571 says...

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 harryissott101 says...

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 Dekji says...

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 L33r0yjank3n5 says...

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 Larkawolfgirl says...

Lelouch and Shuu both are high school students who take control of the characters around them, and therefore feel the burden of their lives on their hands. Both strive to make the world a better place through questionable means. Both anime are full of action, drama, and emotion.

Anudevil13 Anudevil13 says...

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.

phoniefly phoniefly says...

Both Code Geass and Guilty Crown. Want world domination from a resistance group in sense. And both of the main characters are students that find a mysteries girls that gives them a power to overcome the will of others. Also both of the high schools that they go to turn into a headquarters for there cause at one point in another in these animes

ferengi4 ferengi4 says...

Both are amazing animes, would recommened either one in a heart beat. These are some great animes that I really enjoy. 

JAhU JAhU says...

Both shows share screenwriters and share a lot of plot elements (at least initially). In both Japan gets invaded by those bad bad gaijin who rename it to some numbered area or ward. In both main character runs into some mysterious girl who grants him (one way or another) an odd superpower. Afterwards he joins rebels fighting ageinst those invaders. If you've seen one you can expect to see similar plot twist in the other, except in Guilty Crown those are cranked up to eleven and dosed with thick Neon Genesis Evangelion concentrate. Despite all those similarities, there is still a fair chance that you might dislike one if you liked the other, so don't blame me if it ends up being not to your liking.

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 RedCrossRobbery says...

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 lessiehanamoray says...

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 moxlas says...

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 Razma says...

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 JohnWatchAnime says...

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

Neon Genesis Evangelion

Neon Genesis Evangelion

In the future, a devastating event known as Second Impact has destroyed Tokyo as we know it, giving rise to Tokyo III - a city under siege by mysterious lifeforms known only as Angels. Mankind's only line of defense are the Evangelions, a set man-made machines piloted by a trio of fourteen year-old teenagers, Rei, Shinji, and Asuka. The fate of Japan and the entire world now lie with these three children, though they might not have the power to save the most important thing of all: each other.

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echelon2010 echelon2010 says...

The main reason behind this recommendation is that the characters between the two series seem very similar.  In both, there is a teenage boy who is forced by circumstances to fight for something he does not really believe in. Both of these characters suffer from a severe lack of self-confidence. They also have an attraction to the mysterious heroine that they interact with. Rei from Evangelion and Inori from Guilty Crown both seem to have trouble in expressing emotions, have a past that is shrouded in mystery, and an unclear relationship with the leader of the different organizations; Rei with Gendo and Inori with Gai.

Terracorrupt Terracorrupt says...

Towards the latter half of the series the notion of armageddon comes into play, due to an event that occured in the past (Lost Chistmas and the 2nd Impact). Both anime's make reference to Adam and Eve and both Animes have similar characters, mecha action, themes and character tropes.

JAhU JAhU says...

Guilty Crown is extremely post-NGE anime, so it's not unexpected that it takes bucketfuls of themes from NGE. Mentioning them all is pointless, so I'll keep it to the one that stands the most. Although those characters have different personalities in those two shows, one can't help but notice that the Shuu-Inori-Gai relationship\character mechanics in Guilty Crown resemble Shinji-Rei-Gendou relationship\character mechanics from NGE. I can't say that you'll definitely like one if you liked the other (you know both of those anime are infamous for a reason), but doe to the massive amounts of borrowed content it's still worth recommending one to the fans of the other.

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 RedCrossRobbery says...

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 Vampire1408 says...

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 theSentinel says...

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. 

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 Khguy says...

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 hannes33 says...

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.

ferengi4 ferengi4 says...

These animes are both my FAVORITE animes, they are the the top 2 I recommened to people daily. Both have good stories, sound track, characters, and overall great animes. If you havent watched either of them you are reallly missing out