Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 - Recommendations

Alt title: Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch R2

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Death Note

Death Note

Have you ever felt like the world would be a better place if certain people weren’t around? Such grim daydreams might occur when watching the dismal daily news, but on one fateful day, Light Yagami finds that these daydreams can become reality. By pure happenstance, he comes across a black notebook entitled "Death Note", whose text within states that whoever's name is written on its pages will die. With the aid of the death god Ryuk, Light takes it upon himself to rid the world of its corruption, ushering in a new era of purity one death at a time. But as Ryuk foretells, Light's actions will not go unchallenged...

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Raist Raist says...

Like lelouch, Yanagami Light is looking to change the world in a non conventional way.. He gets the death note that a shinnigami drop, if you whrite a name in the book and think on the face of the person, he will die un less than a minute... And so it start his quest to erase the criminals from the face of the earth...

Migandas Migandas says...

Lelouch Lamperouge and Yagami Light share some characteristics. They both want too change the world at all cost. Not a single death is too much for them. Although there are no Mecha's in Death Note, and no Shinigami's in Code Geass, I am sure that if you liked the one, you will like the other, so jump into the lives of these Anti-Heroes, and see what they will do for their goals!

VivisQueen VivisQueen says...

Thrills, spills, cliff-hangers, twists, and a genius protagonist who wants to take over the world. If you want more of that stuff found in Code Geass, then Death Note should be your next destination.

Aelphais Aelphais says...

Both series revolve around the anti-hero trying to take over the world. Death Note is a darker themed version of the genre, and Code Geass has mech elements, but both series provide an interesting outlook on tyranny.

weardo05 weardo05 says...

the main charters in both death note and code gease both have the same dark view of humanity and desire to take over the world

Oehr Oehr says...

Both series have a intelligent calculating anti-hero as the protagonist, who tries to "save the world" while becoming completely crazy!

larskri larskri says...

The strategical play in these animes are very similiar, I think Code Geass has a better ending though.

Varnard Varnard says...

both have geniues characters, Raito, L, Lelouch or his brother... and in both you can't predict what will happen next

koukatsu koukatsu says...

same general idea of a genius trying to change the world and make it better, a similar story with the same goals, but different roads to reach them, if you will.

Vrej Vrej says...

Both series are about an anti hero that gains a power that he uses for a good purpose that does not end well.

Both series seems to mysteriously make you root for the bad guy though...interesting.

AvionExile AvionExile says...

Though there isn't as much action in Death Note as there is in Code Geass, honestly, I don't believe that is the point of either anime. They're more psycological. If you liked the psycological factor of one, its the same issue in the other one. Though both are pleasantly different, they have the same aura, and I don't know anyone who like one but not the other.

skepticism skepticism says...

If you were pleased by Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 and Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion then you will admire Death Note. The plot is similar to Code Geass, but it has a more unsuspected ending. In both of the animes, the main characters let out the evil that was hidden in them. They get overpowered by the power to rule. It would be rude of me to spoil the anime. Try Death Note, you won't regret it.

Mantis Mantis says...

Both of these anime series share something in common, and that is a protagonist with a desire to change the world. Such a powerful desire though can lead to many dangers and a dysfunctional personality, as you will find from observing Lelouch from Code Geass and Light from Death Note.

Interestingly, Lelouche and Light are very similar in how they share a very deceptive personality, and how throughout the two series it's often a battle of logic between the protagonist and his nemesis.

These two series have a lot in common, and I can guarantee that if you liked one you will like the other.

Jack14456 Jack14456 says...

Death Note and Code Geass both follow a similar principle: High school student gets a strange power, in one case the Death Note and the other Geass, and try to change the world with it. Both weilders of the power have amazing thinking capabilities and are the most brilliant strategists of their world, knowing both themselves and everyone around them far too well because of their personal behavior.

tsurugiayame tsurugiayame says...

Both anime focus on deathmatch between two masterminds. In both cases you will probably side with the evil one, even though it depends on point of view. Both baddies are just brilliant and you always wonder how the heck are they gonna solve this problem. Also both series focus on moral dilemma. Is it bad to kill criminal? Is it right to set free your country at all costs? How far are you able to go to fullfill your mission? Are you able and willing to sacrifice your own life for your dream? These are questions you will ask yourself after you saw both of these series.

And also... final scenes of both these anime are just going to catch you unprepared... you will not be able to tell whether the ending is good or not. 

If you want to watch and think a little and not just watch, then watch these anime.

Omurqi Omurqi says...

Code Geass and Death Note both have a smart, resolute main character with strong ideals. What if someone like that were to be given the power to achieve those goals? Code Geass and Death Note answer that question. These shows are more about strategic battles of wits then anything else. If you liked Code Geass R2, and haven't yet seen Death Note yet, give it a shot, you won't regret it.

Abusive Abusive says...

Both animes are about people who possess special power, and who want to use that power to achieve their goals, which is making the world a better place to live in.

eaper eaper says...

Both of these series have a very strong physiological approach to them with very intricate plots and well thought out plans. Also, in both of them, the main character is given a new power and a chance to change the world they live in.

cotsiost cotsiost says...

you would definitely like this one as well as it involves a main character who thinks steps ahead like lelouch and it is really good

Homewolf Homewolf says...

Both series feature an Anti-Hero protagonist, with an almost unobtainable goal.  Until each acquire an incredibly powerful tool which allows them a chance to grasp their goal.  Zero/Lelouch gains the Geass, Kira/Light gains the Death Note.  If you like one, you will undoubtedly love the other.

yarow12 yarow12 says...

Both shows have their mental twists that make the viewer say, "I can't believe what he's become."

Galadriel Galadriel says...

both Code Geass R2 and Death Note feature similar male lead characters, both Lelouch and Light are willing to change the world into a better place where everyone can live peacefuly and they are willing to do it by using any means necesary, even if that means sacrificing the persons they love or even themselves. If you liked one i am sure you will enjoy the other one as well.

pypas pypas says...

Both shows are about teenager who tries to be god of a new world. Both of them are students with high intelligent, so it's not hard for them to manipulate with other people. Kira and Lelouch are trying to create a world without badness, because they have their own purpose for doing that. Kira and Lelouch chose very cruel way of doing that.  Even though Code geass has more action, it's really similar to Death note.

Itachi14 Itachi14 says...

If you liked Death Note or Code Geass, you'd like other because Death Note = Code Geass. It's not copy of each other but it's very very simmilar. They has many things in common. The stories and characters of both animes are very simmilar. The difference is that Code Geass has more action.

As Yagami Light wants to destroy all the evil in the world, Lelouch wants the same. They both wants to make a new world and be the God of that world.

There's more things in common between these animes, but I won't write them because I don't want to spoil you.

NoCheerios NoCheerios says...

Both the first and second season of Code Geass display an anti-hero whose main objective is good. They both are (relatively) normal people who attain great power and use it in some harsh ways for the end result of good. Also, the main theme of both is really a battle of wits, so if you liked one, you'll like the other.

RunRynRynRun RunRynRynRun says...

Both shows main protaganist's will make just about any sacrafice to create there ideal world.Both Light & Lelouch are highly intelagent and always think a few moves ahead. also if you did not lile the ending of death note you will love code geass

VividAvidWatcher VividAvidWatcher says...

Both Code Geass and Death Note are very similar, in the fact that they seem (at least to me) like psychological thrillers. You are always on the edge of your seat wanted to watch the next episode. Both Main characters are extremely intelligent and use their powers to "cleanse the world of criminals"

If you watch one and like it, i would definately recommend watching this. This sequel is very well put together.

Deer50 Deer50 says...

They both have a highly intellegent main character given a special gift/power that is used to change the world. Both main characters have a huge ambition.

MushiMaster MushiMaster says...

Both series involve carfully planned and orchestrated moves that, when finally revealed, make both series fantastic shows to watch.

iiNaT iiNaT says...

These are both really great anime series! They have a very similar feel in terms of intelligence and structure, although I prefer Code Geass over Death note, they certainly come close to each other in my books.

gpardini gpardini says...

even though the world in wich this animes develop are totally different, the main characters of both got the same magnetism becouse of their strategic and calculating way of being...if u like one or the other u should watch, unless u are against mechas or watching code geass just becouse of the mechas..

gaffney gaffney says...

both are trying to create a better world. but its just a little diffrent with powers. they are both obsessed with trying to change the world in diffrent ways.       

Jaebummie Jaebummie says...

Death Note and Code Geass are quite similar. Guy acquires power and uses it to reach his goal. The ending is a lot different though. If you liked one you are sure to like the other. They both bring suspended leaving you to want to watch the next episode to see what happens to the main character.

Zutsu Zutsu says...

  • Hero vs world
  • Evil geniuses
  • Mystic powers
  • Psyhologic analysys opponents
  • Strategic planning
  • World domination conquest

gamininja gamininja says...

Code Geass is great, though it does have a simular feel as Death Note I would deffinatly recommend Code Geass over Death Note.... All Hail Lelouch!

LordMace LordMace says...

The are both mental animes. Although Code Geass has a lot more action they both are mostly about the mental game. They involve a great deal of action and character/story development with both a sidekick and a major rival. Two of the best animes I have seen, they really make you think.

InfamousFate101 InfamousFate101 says...

They really are both mental games and brilliant shows! Although I did prefer Lelouch over Light because of reasons without spoiling, I didn't mind Light. Both are definitly worth a watch!

TesDB TesDB says...

Both main charaters are very much alike both aren't 'good' but are doing something they feel will change the world by killing and out thinking whoever trys to stop them if you like Code Geass you will like Death Note 

siddhu siddhu says...

I love both of them. Heros of both of these have same brain wow they are smart and both heros kinda got an special friend like the shinigami of death note and CC of code geass. 

JohnWatchAnime JohnWatchAnime says...

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 and Death Note are very simular. Both rely on the main protagonist to strategically make a plan to outsmart the other characters. They both have obtained a special power that helps them along their way to their goal. Code Geass however is on a much bigger scale then Death Note.

phoniefly phoniefly says...

Both Death note and Code geass 2 are the finishing of the schemes they have come up with. Wether it all turns out right or wrong. They each have where they think they are destroyed or where they know they will over come. Each of the main characters analyze and analyze so they know what exactly will happen. They know what the other person is going to do.

Frejsi Frejsi says...

Watch them nowThey are good, they are amazing. Just watch them :D I'm sure you will like one of them!

MikuOtaku MikuOtaku says...

Both anime series have a main character who are smart and logical, which I like about the main character of Code Geass.

Zangetsu92 Zangetsu92 says...

Both main characters have a seemingly week power but if used correctly like these two both do.... It can create a really interesting story. Also I like how both of the main characters motives for what they do are good (positive or at least righteous). I was rooting for both of them if you get me. =D

YagamiDAkira YagamiDAkira says...

A super smart high schooler who gains a power beyond human understanding, where he can control and kill anyone by writing their name in the death note. A psychological anime with a large link to religion with awesome music. However, I would only recommend till L is defeated.

GhettoPilates GhettoPilates says...

Not an apples-to-apples comparison, by any means, but I think it's fair to say that Death Note could appeal to Code Geass fans.  A couple of fair warnings, no real action/fighting sequences, Light is NOT Lelouch, and the plot takes a good while to ramp up.  But if you're patient will all of those things, you will be rewarded with a dark, high-brow, edge of your seat thriller unlike any you will find in the animated world.

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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badazz5001 badazz5001 says...

both series have a to do with memory loss and both main charecters obtain a certin kind of power that they try to use to change the world for the better. Both also have simmiler animation syles

HollowNobody HollowNobody says...

Both Code Geass R2 and Eden of the East 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.

Galadriel Galadriel says...

both Eden of the East and Code Geass R2 feature two main characters that lost their memories. Both of them possess a special power that they try to use to change the world into a better place even if that means to sacrifice themselves for the sake of their goals becoming truth. If you liked one of these shows, you will enjoy the other one as well.

Jaebummie Jaebummie says...

Both of them possess a special power that they try to use to change the world into a better place even if that means to sacrifice themselves for the sake of their goals becoming truth. There are differences between them. Like how they change the world and the reason why they want to change it. But if you in joyed one you will love the other.

lyreth lyreth says...

both involve the main character planing to become a scapegoat for the sake of the people. both characters have a unique gift with strict limits that gives them an edge over everyone else.

code geass is even brighter than eden is though.

zanemaster98 zanemaster98 says...

In order to change the world for the better...you must stand as it's monarch. Both are tons of fun!

X TV

X TV

Kamui has returned to Tokyo with a traumatizing past, but he is not the only one. Many people are returning to Tokyo for the same reason: they play a part in the End of the World. The Dragons of Earth and the Dragons of Heaven now must fight for the destruction or safety of the world. But is this troubled Kamui really the key to saving the world?

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aleatorio aleatorio says...

Maybe it's CLAMP's story telling way that makes me think this recommendation is a good idea.

In both, Code Geass (especially the R2 part) and X-TV:

* The main cast chooses their role in war to accomplish what they believe in, and both sides are simultaneously "right" and "wrong".

* The main character risks everything he has to make sure the people he loves will have a future (Kamui, for Fuma and Kotori; Lelouch for his sister Nunally).

* The future, human emotions/actions and wishes play a very important part in the story.

* A tragedy waits to happen (and does happen).

If you liked any of those aspects in one of the series, you'll like it just as much in the other. At least I got the same "feeling" from both.

Galadriel Galadriel says...

X TV and Code Geass feature the same character design (designed by CLAMP). In both shows the main leads are fighting in a war to protect the people that they love and to accomplish their own goals. Both of them are pretty tragic shows where deaths of beloved persons are like the meal of the day. If you liked one, for sure you will enjoy the other one as well.

4EverDreamer 4EverDreamer says...

Each show deals with friends turning enemies, and deals strongly with death. The fate of the world is determined by the willingness of sacrifice.

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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foureyedalice foureyedalice says...

Both mechas for people who hate mechas, R2 and Evangelion share similar qualities in their presentation of psychological and philosophical drama riddled with familial and political intrigue.  If you liked the (often-difficult) character development, complex secrets, philosophical questions and fast pace of R2, you'll probably like Evangelion as well.  

alactus alactus says...

Both shows have larger than life dramas with "mechas"; howver, they both also concentrate heavily on the personal relations between characters, allowing for viewing experiences that are never stale. The major theme within each show also revolves heavily around collective conscience versus individuality.

Donze Donze says...

Both stories are great and epic, hard to see two anime of this kind!

Mecha are very well involved in both stories, but still they aren't the only base the story is made on.

What about characters? Very different in one anime from the other but for sure the same way deep as only a few of other anime series have.

 

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

Simon lives a boring life in the underground village of Jeeha, where his main job day in and day out is to dig tunnels. His close friend Kamina, however, longs to bust out of their oppressive existence and reach the surface world where open skies and adventure await! One day, during his usual digs, Simon discovers a robot with a big face buried amongst the rocks. No sooner has he shown Kamina his mysterious find when two beings from the surface crash land into Jeeha Village - one is a gun-toting woman calling herself Yoko and the other is a terrifying mecha piloted by a Beastman! Seeing their chance to escape village drudgery, Kamina rallies Simon and Yoko to defeat the invader using their new robot, Lagann. However, upon breaking out onto the surface world, Simon, Kamina, and Yoko encounter enemies more powerful than they could have envisioned. Their fight for adventure just turned into a war for the survival of the human race - will their lust for freedom hold out against such terrible odds?

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foureyedalice foureyedalice says...

If you liked the fast-paced plot, enormous cast and genre/mood-meshing of R2, you'll almost certainly like TTGL.  TTGL is another story of casting off the chains of oppression and changing the world... by means of mecha fights and bravado, but is more upbeat and tongue-in-cheek than R2.  Despite its more lightweight (in a good way) approach, the non-stop fighting, speech-giving, big revelations, politics, and power-plays in TTGL make it a good bet for fans of R2.  

Jedo Jedo says...

The second part of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann and the second season of Code Geass share the political instability that is usually seen in the aftermath of war and the creation of a new government. Rossiu's political trifles are comparable to Lelouch's hardships in maintaining the Empire of Brittania and that is where we can see the similarity in both titles. Other than politics, we also have a female supportive role that is strongly present in both titles in the form of Yoko Littner, Nia Teppelin, and Lelouch's ever faithful C.C.

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Second Season

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Second Season

Four years after Celestial Being's disastrous showdown with the Earth military, most of humanity is united under a single government: the Earth Sphere Federation. A-LAWS, an autonomous task force established in the name of preserving peace and security, is in reality responsible for the brutal and oppressive enforcement of the Federation government's will. The remnants of Celestial Being notice that the world is no better off in the wake of their actions four years ago, and in fact is largely worse. Feeling the need to take responsibility for their past actions and set things right, Setsuna and the rest of Celestial Being begin re-organizing, preparing to intervene in world affairs once again.

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kenikki kenikki says...

These shows have several similar aspects like rebel forces fighting for freedom against large oppressing forces (Brittannia/A-LAWS), over-the-top battle scenes with a few far superior mechas being able to fight againsta large number of enemies on it's own and characters with beyond human capabilities.

MOJ MOJ says...

Gundam 00 and Code Geass R2 have much in common. The storyline of both series is similar yet spectacular in their own ways. Both involve a group of people trying to change the world and rid it from oppression yet they both do so in their own unique ways. The only difference between them would be that Gundam 00 expands to space while Code Geass remains on earth.

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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DeathGodX DeathGodX says...

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!!!

Funkgun Funkgun says...

Ambition, and epic science fiction are in both of these titles. The main lead is a man driven in both series. 

If you enjoyed the aspect of sweeping desires and the men who drive them then you could enjoy both of these equally.

Mobile Suit Gundam SEED

Mobile Suit Gundam SEED

The universe of the future is divided between the Earth Alliance and ZAFT. After a year of war, ZAFT attacks the neutral colony Heliopolis to steal five prototype mobile suits. The mission is a success, but a young man named Kira stumbles upon the fifth Gundam, and he may be the Alliance's only hope...

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VivisQueen VivisQueen says...

Both Gundam Seed and Code Geass R2 have strong political focus despite being mecha at heart and relatively fast-paced stories. They also both deal with the ethics and tragedies of war and take a slightly cheesy shounen approach. If you liked the feel of one, you'll definitely like the other as well.

Toward the Terra TV

Toward the Terra TV

Centuries ago, humanity carelessly ravaged the Earth’s environment, forcing them to leave and form a colony elsewhere. To prevent the same mistakes from happening again, they allow a supercomputer to run their lives. Children are genetically engineered and at the age of fourteen take ‘adulthood exams’, a process whereby the supercomputer ensures they are suitable for membership in this perfect society. Those who pass have their memories erased and are guided into the next stage of their life; those who fail are immediately destroyed. Jomy is a boy about to take his adulthood exams, but things go terribly wrong when a man wreathed in light interrupts the process. He is a Mu -- an aberration, a new generation of human with extraordinary powers usually detected and eliminated by the supercomputer. This man tells Jomy he too is a Mu and introduces him to the Mu society. They are a rebel group in hiding from the oppressive human regime, who live in the hope that they will find a life of peace on Earth some day. Can Jomy leave behind all that he has known, come to terms with his awakening powers, and help the Mu return to their beloved Terra?

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VivisQueen VivisQueen says...

You'll like Toward the Terra TV after Code Geass if you're looking for more powerful political plotting that's tragic and full of personal twists. Toward the Terra portrays far deeper characters whose development is key to the story, whereas Code Geass is far more about Lelouch's strategies, but for a powerful emotional effect with more stunnin sci-fi concepts, you can't go wrong with Toward the Terra TV.

Demonbane OVA

Demonbane OVA

Amidst the hustle and bustle of Arkham, a wonderous city built by the powers of magic and alchemy, lie not-so-hushed rumors of a great machine that can be rarely seen in the city. With the newest sighting of this towering robot known as Demonbane, freelance journalist Lily Bridge is on the road to employment with a local paper. Her task? Find out information about the Demonbane by whatever means necessary! Joined by Kuro Daijuji, private investigator, Lily's skills are put to the test when mad scientists, otherworldly women, and even Demonbane itself gets in the way!

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ion123 ion123 says...

If you like animes with dark type of theme, where the main character, a guy, gets his entire life changed and gets a new resolve in life right after he meets that one girl. Code Geass and Demonbane, both have characters that have their entire lives changed and are willing to risk it all, because they have been granted power by the girls they met.