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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 ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
...  Lelouch Lamperouge 33 episodes, 2006-2008
...  Suzaku Kururugi 32 episodes, 2006-2008
Jun Fukuyama ...  Lelouch Lamperouge 31 episodes, 2006-2008
Takahiro Sakurai ...  Suzaku Kururugi 28 episodes, 2006-2008
Yukana Nogami ...  C.C. / ... 27 episodes, 2006-2008
Ami Koshimizu ...  Kallen Stadtfeld 27 episodes, 2006-2008
...  Rivalz Cardemonde 27 episodes, 2006-2008
...  Kanon 25 episodes, 2008
...  Cecile Croomy 23 episodes, 2006-2008
Tetsu Shiratori ...  Lloyd Asplund 23 episodes, 2006-2008
Mitsuaki Madono ...  Kaname Ohgi 22 episodes, 2006-2008
...  Shirley Fenette 21 episodes, 2006-2008
Noriaki Sugiyama ...  Rivalz Cardemonde / ... 21 episodes, 2006-2008
Yasuyuki Kase ...  Minami / ... 21 episodes, 2006-2008
Sayaka Ôhara ...  Milly Ashford / ... 21 episodes, 2006-2008
Saeko Chiba ...  Nina Einstein / ... 21 episodes, 2006-2008
Akeno Watanabe ...  Villetta Nu / ... 20 episodes, 2006-2008
Junko Minagawa ...  Cornelia li Britannia 20 episodes, 2006-2008
Kazunari Tanaka ...  Shinichiro Tamaki / ... 18 episodes, 2006-2008
Kaori Nazuka ...  Nunnally Lamperouge 18 episodes, 2006-2008
Yoshiyuki Kôno ...  Gilbert G.P. Guilford 18 episodes, 2006-2008
Ryuzo Hasuike ...  Yoshida / ... 17 episodes, 2006-2007
Omi Minami ...  Euphemia li Britannia 16 episodes, 2006-2007
...  Diethard Ried 16 episodes, 2006-2007
Yuji Takada ...  Todo / ... 16 episodes, 2006-2008
Ken Narita ...  Jeremiah Gottwald / ... 15 episodes, 2006-2008
...  Kallen Stadtfeld 15 episodes, 2006-2008
...  C.C. 14 episodes, 2006-2008
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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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Lelouch's original character design was meant to have white hair. See more »

Quotes

Kallen: You fellas know full well what this badass mother can do!
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Referenced in Super Robot Wars Z3: Jigoku-Hen (2014) See more »

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Mozaiku Kakera
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Second ending theme (episodes #13-23)
Performed by SunSet Swish
Lyrics and music by Junzô Ishida
Arrangement by Masayuki Sakamoto and SunSet Swish
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Excellent Strategic/Action Series - Truly Epic
13 February 2012 | by See all my reviews

Note- This is a good series, even for people who aren't particularly interested in anime.

*Premise* The show takes place in a futuristic world where the Holy Britannain Empire rules over a third of the globe. Their emperor's conquest has lead them to Japan, which they conquered easily due to their superior military technology (machines called Nightmares). Japan is renamed area 11, and it is here, 8 years after Britannia's invasion that the story begins. The protagonist is Lelouch Lamperouge, a high school student who is given a power called Geass, which he uses to wage war against the Britannian Empire.

*Overall Impression*: This is an incredible undertaking in animated series. The continuous plotting and action provides excitement that will keep you on the edge of your seat, and the writers never fail to deliver the thrilling climaxes that you would expect from the constant cliffhangers. Definitely worth watching.

*The Pros* After finishing "Death Note" and loving it, I started looking for similar series, and this was one that was recommended all over the place. After watching 2 episodes, I became hooked and finished the series (including season 2 or r2) in 3 days. Fans of Death Note will enjoy Code Geass, although I must say it doesn't have the same dark mood as Death Note.

This is an excellent series for anyone looking for suspenseful & exciting action & drama. The protagonist, Lelouch, is an excellent strategist and tactician, and his brilliant tactics as he battles the forces of Britannia, the world's largest empire, will keep you craving more. While the action of the series is largely centered around mecha (transformers style robots), I can assure you it isn't simply a nonstop explosive battle. Much of the focus is on plan & strategy execution, and drama that keeps the story rolling.

The artwork is incredible.

*The Cons* At times, characters & dialogue can become over-dramatic or oversimplified. Lelouch's sister, Nunnally, for example is almost so sweet that it makes you sick, and sometimes characters shout & gesture in excess of dramatic effect.

My overall impression is at the top, and I absolutely recommend this series to anyone looking for an exciting ride.


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