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Kôdo giasu: Hangyaku no rurûshu 

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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Johnny Yong Bosch ...  Lelouch Lamperouge 33 episodes, 2006-2008
Jun Fukuyama ...  Lelouch Lamperouge 32 episodes, 2006-2012
Yuri Lowenthal ...  Suzaku Kururugi 32 episodes, 2006-2008
Takahiro Sakurai ...  Suzaku Kururugi / ... 29 episodes, 2006-2012
Yukana Nogami Yukana Nogami ...  C.C. / ... 28 episodes, 2006-2012
Ami Koshimizu Ami Koshimizu ...  Kallen Stadtfeld / ... 28 episodes, 2006-2012
Brian Beacock ...  Rivalz Cardemonde 27 episodes, 2006-2008
Adam Bobrow ...  Kanon 25 episodes, 2008
Kikuko Inoue ...  Cecile Croomy / ... 24 episodes, 2006-2012
Tetsu Shiratori Tetsu Shiratori ...  Lloyd Asplund / ... 24 episodes, 2006-2012
Mitsuaki Madono Mitsuaki Madono ...  Kaname Ohgi 22 episodes, 2006-2008
Fumiko Orikasa ...  Shirley Fenette / ... 22 episodes, 2006-2012
Noriaki Sugiyama Noriaki Sugiyama ...  Rivalz Cardemonde / ... 22 episodes, 2006-2012
Sayaka Ôhara Sayaka Ôhara ...  Milly Ashford / ... 22 episodes, 2006-2012
Saeko Chiba Saeko Chiba ...  Nina Einstein / ... 22 episodes, 2006-2012
Yasuyuki Kase Yasuyuki Kase ...  Minami / ... 21 episodes, 2006-2008
Akeno Watanabe Akeno Watanabe ...  Villetta Nu / ... 21 episodes, 2006-2012
Junko Minagawa Junko Minagawa ...  Cornelia li Britannia / ... 21 episodes, 2006-2012
Kaori Nazuka Kaori Nazuka ...  Nunnally Lamperouge 19 episodes, 2006-2012
Kazunari Tanaka Kazunari Tanaka ...  Shinichiro Tamaki / ... 18 episodes, 2006-2008
Yoshiyuki Kôno Yoshiyuki Kôno ...  Gilbert G.P. Guilford 18 episodes, 2006-2008
Ryuzo Hasuike Ryuzo Hasuike ...  Yoshida / ... 17 episodes, 2006-2007
Omi Minami Omi Minami ...  Euphemia li Britannia / ... 17 episodes, 2006-2012
Jôji Nakata ...  Diethard Ried 16 episodes, 2006-2007
Yuji Takada Yuji Takada ...  Todo / ... 16 episodes, 2006-2008
Ken Narita Ken Narita ...  Jeremiah Gottwald / ... 15 episodes, 2006-2008
Karen Strassman ...  Kallen Stadtfeld 15 episodes, 2006-2008
Kate Higgins ...  C.C. 14 episodes, 2006-2008
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Storyline

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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Japan

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Japanese | English

Release Date:

2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kôdo giasu: Hangyaku no rurûshu R2 See more »

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Geass (or Geas) is a term used in Irish Mythology that means 'contract' or 'vow'. See more »

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Lloyd: Are you surprised?
Milly: [blinks] Uhhh...
Lloyd: Matchmaking dates are usually in hotels or restaurants.
Milly: Uh, I suppose that's true, but I'd heard you were a very unique person, Lord Asplund.
Lloyd: [works at computer] Unique! What a delightfully awful way to put it.
Milly: I'm surprised you're interested in a girl from the downgraded Ashford family after it lost its rank.
Lloyd: [turns to Milly] Oho! But I couldn't care less about loss of rank.
Cecile: Excuse me.
[sets down a tray of tea for Lloyd and Milly]
Milly: I'm sorry to trouble you.
[...]
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Referenced in Super Robot Wars X-Omega (2015) See more »

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First opening theme (episodes #1-12)
Performed by ORANGE RANGE
Lyrics and music by ORANGE RANGE
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Must- Watch does not even describe this
14 January 2011 | by valentin-frankSee all my reviews

Code Geass is brilliant. Period. It is one of the best animes ever made to date and stands with the best shows/movies of all time as well. You might very well have heard similar praises for this show before and I'm here to say that it deserves every single one of them. I don't give out 10 stars often, but I would gladly give the double of that for Code Geass. It has every single element required to be amazing. First off, it has and interesting and fairly unique setting. It is in an alternate future where the Holy Britannian Empire has taken over a third of the world, including Japan, which is the stage for this epic. On top of this interesting setting is an even more interesting premise. It may feel reminiscent to Death Note since it also features a High Schooler who receives a manipulative super power from an otherworldly being. Still, it does not feel similar to Death Note in its plot development and keeps complicating things every time the story feels like it's slowing down. Gladly, the story very rarely, if ever, do slow down due to the raw amount of events that happen in Code Geass. While some shows try to stretch out scenes as long as they can in order to make them fill up a 20-minute time span, Code Geass feels as though every episode is packed to the brim with events, character introductions, character deaths, and other amazing sights. Helping this along is a mind-boggling cast of at least 50 named characters who have lines. When I re-watched the series one time, I counted up only the names of characters with personalities, lines, and a life that you felt involved with that died. There were over 30. This will led to some truly spectacular scenes when huge mecha battles will break out with many protagonists on both sides. Speaking of mecha battles, the mechas in Code Geass, or "Knightmares" as they are called, are spectacular in action and feel very action-packed and full of energy. But as good as the action in Code Geass is, the part that you will really grab your interest and keep you fascinated until the end is the way that the characters and their personalities ties into this grand story. You will soon find that every single conflict or battle will have protagonists of both sides clashing with each other. I many cases, characters like the main characters Lelouche appear as both a protagonist and an antagonist which leads to you truly thinking about what is actually good or evil. These conflict, both internal and external will lead to some of the more intense scenes that have ever graced the silver screen. All this is helped along by solid animation and what might be that best soundtrack for any piece of cinema ever made. There is a truly gargantuan amount of musical content here that will any fan of soundtracks truly satisfied.

Never has there been an anime that blended, brilliant character development, amazing music, intriguing moral dilemmas, immersive story, and exciting mecha battles as well as Code Geass has. The number one biggest must-watch anime series of all time.


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