After being given a mysterious power to control others, an outcast prince becomes the masked leader of the rebellion against an all powerful empire




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Series cast summary:
Jun Fukuyama ...  Lelouch Lamperouge 50 episodes, 2006-2012
Johnny Yong Bosch ...  Lelouch Lamperouge 50 episodes, 2006-2008
Yuri Lowenthal ...  Suzaku Kururugi / ... 49 episodes, 2006-2008
Takahiro Sakurai ...  Suzaku Kururugi / ... 48 episodes, 2006-2012
Yukana Yukana ...  C.C. / ... 46 episodes, 2006-2012
Ami Koshimizu Ami Koshimizu ...  Kallen Stadtfeld / ... 46 episodes, 2006-2012
Karen Strassman ...  Kallen Stadtfeld 38 episodes, 2006-2008
Brian Beacock ...  Rivalz Cardemonde 37 episodes, 2006-2008
Mitsuaki Madono Mitsuaki Madono ...  Kaname Ohgi 35 episodes, 2006-2008
Tetsu Shiratori Tetsu Shiratori ...  Lloyd Asplund / ... 35 episodes, 2006-2012
Kate Higgins ...  C.C. 35 episodes, 2006-2008
Noriaki Sugiyama ...  Rivalz Cardemonde / ... 34 episodes, 2006-2012
Sayaka Ôhara Sayaka Ôhara ...  Milly Ashford / ... 34 episodes, 2006-2012
Kikuko Inoue ...  Cecile Croomy / ... 34 episodes, 2006-2012
Akeno Watanabe Akeno Watanabe ...  Villetta Nu / ... 34 episodes, 2006-2012
Saeko Chiba Saeko Chiba ...  Nina Einstein / ... 31 episodes, 2006-2012
Junko Minagawa Junko Minagawa ...  Cornelia li Britannia / ... 30 episodes, 2006-2012
Fumiko Orikasa ...  Shirley Fenette / ... 29 episodes, 2006-2012
Jôji Nakata ...  Diethard Ried 29 episodes, 2006-2008
Kazunari Tanaka Kazunari Tanaka ...  Shinichiro Tamaki / ... 28 episodes, 2006-2008
Kaori Nazuka Kaori Nazuka ...  Nunnally Lamperouge 28 episodes, 2006-2012
Yuji Takada Yuji Takada ...  Todo / ... 27 episodes, 2006-2008
Liam O'Brien ...  Lloyd Asplund 27 episodes, 2006-2008
Ken Narita Ken Narita ...  Jeremiah Gottwald / ... 26 episodes, 2006-2008
Megan Hollingshead ...  Villetta Nu 26 episodes, 2006-2008
Deborah Sale Butler Deborah Sale Butler ...  Cecile Croomy 26 episodes, 2006-2008
Julie Ann Taylor Julie Ann Taylor ...  Milly Ashford 26 episodes, 2006-2008
Yoshiyuki Kôno Yoshiyuki Kôno ...  Gilbert G.P. Guilford 25 episodes, 2006-2008
Kirk Thornton ...  Kaname Ohgi 25 episodes, 2006-2008
Adam Bobrow ...  Kanon 25 episodes, 2008
Jamieson Price ...  Diethard Ried 24 episodes, 2006-2008
Kim Mai Guest ...  Nina Einstein / ... 24 episodes, 2006-2008
Amy Kincaid Amy Kincaid ...  Shirley Fenette 23 episodes, 2006-2008
Steve Blum ...  Kyoshiro Tohdoh / ... 23 episodes, 2006-2008
Yasuyuki Kase Yasuyuki Kase ...  Minami / ... 22 episodes, 2006-2008
Crispin Freeman ...  Jeremiah Gottwald 22 episodes, 2006-2008
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn ...  Cornelia li Britannia 22 episodes, 2006-2008
Masayo Kurata ...  Rakshata Chawla 21 episodes, 2007-2008
Rebecca Forstadt ...  Nunnally Lamperouge / ... 21 episodes, 2006-2008
Roger Craig Smith ...  Gilbert G.P. Guilford / ... 21 episodes, 2006-2008


The Empire of Britannia has invaded Japan using giant robot weapons called Knightmare Frames. Japan is now referred to as Area 11, and its people the 11's. A Britannian who was living in Japan at the time, Lelouch, vowed to his Japanese friend Suzaku that he'd destroy Britannia. Years later, Lelouch is in high school, but regularly skips out of school to go play chess and gamble on himself. One day, he stumbles on terrorists 11's who've stolen a military secret and is caught by a member of the Britannian task force sent after them, who is Suzaku. As the rest of the squad arrives, Suzaku is shot for disobeying orders, while the military secret, a young immortal witch, gives Lelouch the power of Geass, which makes anyone obey any order. While Suzaku is secretly made the pilot of Britannia's brand new prototype Knightmare, Lancelot, Lelouch becomes the masked Zero to lead the rebellion to destroy Britannia once and for all. Written by Anonymous

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The basic idea for the plot consisted of a "hero" who led a secret organization, which was later developed into a conflict between two characters with different values and who belonged to the same military unit, who eventually became Lelouch Lamperouge and Suzaku Kururugi. See more »


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Referenced in Another Century's Episode Portable (2011) See more »


Yûkyô Seishunka
(A Song of Chivalrous Youth)
First ending theme (episodes #1-12)
Performed by Ali Project
Lyrics by Arika Takarano
Music and arrangement by Mikiya Katakura
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Simply captivating
5 June 2011 | by coolmunky88See all my reviews

Without knowing anything about Code Geass before watching, I did not know what I had gotten myself into. Right from the start it grabbed my attention, evoking questions in a compelling way. I will not outline the plot as I believe other reviews do a very good job of that, but I will describe personal thoughts for someone who wants to know what they are in for if they decide to watch. The series has a way on ending each episode on a "what's going to happen next?" way but making you watch episode after episode, back to back. I have watched the two seasons at least 4 times over (no exaggeration).

It most certainly earns it's place with the "must see" list. The plot development is excellent, carrying forward characters who represent certain ideals within the well thought out story. It is one of the few animes I have seen which really does have you guessing left and right, but more often or not, you turn out to be wrong. With an inclusion of a vast array of characters, it contributes to what seems to be an ever growing story. Even though I have watched it over 4 times, I still have the ability to just sit and watch with full enjoyment. To say that Code Geass has a re-watchable factor is an understatement, but what seems to add to that is the time scale at which it all takes place,it feels like a quite long and progressive trip, making you feel as if you have just been on an epic journey with the protagonist. From start to finish it had my full attention. I really do not have any complaints about Geass, aside from the fact that I was left wanting the third series to be released already.

On a final note, everyone that I know that has seen this anime, being an avid watcher or not, has been converted by the likable plot and character development right from the get go, which can tell you something about the power of Geass. 10/10 (wishing it could be 11/10)

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