In 2010, the Britannian Empire enslaved Japan after a brutal month-long assault; 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, while investigating a crashed military plane, 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?
Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Top-ranked student Yagami Light is disenchanted with the world around him. Through a series of events, he comes into possession of the ultimate power over life and death: a supernatural "death note" which can kill nearly anyone at his whim. As Light sets off on a crusade-turned-killing-spree, investigators from a police task force try to stop the mysterious deaths - including Light's own father, a senior policeman.
The plots and main characters are very similar in the way they handle the 'bad guys' and how their lives are.
If you like one you would deffinately enjoy the other.
Lelouch, the main character of Code Geass, is really similar to Light, the main character of Death Note. They are both people with big ambitions trying to make their far-fetched plans succeed, and doing everything in their power and not in their power to do so. And just like Light has the Death Note, Lelouch has the Geass. Both powers defy human will and understanding. Even the plot is a lot the same. Both are great mangas and animes to read/watch. :)
Code Geass and Death Note are two peas in a pod! The similarities are quite astounding with the main characters have a great power thrust upon them. While each uses their high intelligence to use that power for their own causes the dark world of human nature comes into play.
I don't entirely agree with comparing Lelouch to Light. Lelouch's character has a level of depth that just can't be compared to Light and while both characters are dominating humanity with their powers, their reasons and ultimate goals are completely different. However, the plot in which the main character is given a supernatural power which he uses to make the world bend to his ways is definitely very similar so if that's what you like, then I would recommend reading (and watching) Death Note if you liked CG:LotR. I will say that I think CG is way better than DN with a much more interesting story and more engaging/better developed characters.
Yeah I totally agree with this recommendation. Both series are quite similar in many different ways.
The first law of alchemy is that "one cannot gain something without giving something of equal value in return" - a rule that two souls dare to cross. When Edward and Alphonse Elric try to revive their dead mother, breaking the taboo of human transmutation in process, Ed loses his right arm and left leg while Al loses his entire body. After the tragedy, an alchemist named Roy Mustang visits them and tells Edward to become a state alchemist to find a way to recover what they have lost. Accompanied by Al, whose soul is now attached to a metal suit of armor, Ed is fitted with auto-mail parts in place of his lost limbs and becomes a state alchemist by the name of "Full Metal Alchemist." Together, they set forth on a journey to find the Philosopher's Stone - the one item that is rumored to have the power to restore them.
Code Geass and Fullmetal Alchemist involve a power struggle between the people and the government that is shifting. The whole entire back drop of each series revolves around politics and the family connections the main characters have.
FMA and CG:LotR are pretty similar. Both manga (and anime) are deep, dealing with issues regarding political corruption, power struggles, family problems and emotional turmoil. The main characters strive for their own personal goals with unrivaled determination and are very easy to become attached to. Despite the depth of these stories, there are still comedy and romance aspects to each story, ending in a very engaging and enjoyable read (and watch! definitely recommend watching CG:LotR and FMA: Brotherhood anime). I would definitely make time to read and watch these two!
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.
Code Geass and Black Butler 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!
In the near future, some girls are born mutated. Known as Diclonius, this new species is believed to have been chosen by God to wipe out mankind. Unlike regular humans, Diclonius have two horns on their head and ‘vectors' - invisible ‘hands.' Contained within a research facility unknown to the world, the Diclonius are experimented upon mercilessly; many die or develop a hate for mankind. One such creature, Lucy, is said to be the first of the Diclonius. She escapes from the facility, but while fleeing she takes a bullet to the head and is seemingly killed. However, it seems Lucy isn't quite dead yet; she's instead developed an alternate personality called Nyuu. She's washed up on a shore where two people, Kouta and Yuka, find her and bring her home, unaware that such a monster still lurks within Nyuu.
Ryousuke Akiba has the Eternal Sabbath gene. Capable of bestowing unnaturally long life and immunity to all diseases, it seems a miniature fountain of youth. However, unintended side effects of the gene include incredible mental powers that can almost totally control the mind of almost any human. Only one surviving member of the government research project knows the truth of the matter and is hunting the recipient of the ES gene to correct the wrongs of science gone awry. Yet even if Akiba has no bad intentions, another problem is brewing: he may not be the only one.
Both main characters have powers whick allow them to control other people's acts and choices, and both are bored with their lives. Although the story development is very different, this same plot is enough to make ES a good recommendation for Code Geass fans and vice versa.