8.7/10
42,011
95 user 6 critic

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion 

Kôdo giasu: Hangyaku no rurûshu (original title)
After being given a mysterious power to control others, an outcast prince becomes the masked leader of the rebellion against an all powerful empire
Reviews
Popularity
1,436 ( 105)

Watch Now

on Prime Video

ON DISC

Episodes

Seasons


Years



2   1   Unknown  
2012   2010   2008   2007   2006  
Top Rated TV #122 | 4 wins. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Steins;Gate (2011–2015)
Animation | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

After discovering time travel, a university student and his colleagues must use their knowledge of it to stop an evil organization and their diabolical plans.

Stars: Mamoru Miyano, Asami Imai, Kana Hanazawa
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  

Two brothers search for a Philosopher's Stone after an attempt to revive their deceased mother goes awry and leaves them in damaged physical forms.

Stars: Iemasa Kayumi, Kent Williams, Muriel Hofmann
Death Note (2006–2007)
Animation | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

An intelligent high school student goes on a secret crusade to eliminate criminals from the world after discovering a notebook capable of killing anyone whose name is written into it.

Stars: Mamoru Miyano, Brad Swaile, Vincent Tong
Hunter x Hunter (2011–2014)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

Gon Freecss aspires to become a Hunter, an exceptional being capable of greatness. With his friends and his potential, he seeks for his father who left him when he was younger.

Stars: Megumi Han, Mariya Ise, Issei Futamata
Tokyo Ghoul (2014)
Animation | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A Tokyo college student is attacked by a ghoul, a superpowered human who feeds on human flesh. He survives, but has become part ghoul and becomes a fugitive on the run.

Stars: Natsuki Hanae, Austin Tindle, Sora Amamiya
Parasyte: The Maxim (2014–2015)
Animation | Action | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

17-year-old Shinichi Izumi is partially infected by a Parasyte; monsters that butcher and consume humans. He must learn to co-exist with the creature if he is to survive both the life of a Parasyte and human, as part monster, part person.

Stars: Adam Gibbs, Aya Hirano, Brittney Karbowski
My Hero Academia (TV Series 2016)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A superhero-loving boy without any powers is determined to enroll in a prestigious hero academy and learn what it really means to be a hero.

Stars: Daiki Yamashita, Justin Briner, Nobuhiko Okamoto
Erased (2016)
Animation | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

29 year old Satoru Fujinuma is sent back in time 18 years to prevent the events leading to his mother's death, which began with a series of kidnappings in his 5th grade year.

Stars: Ben Diskin, Shinnosuke Mitsushima, Michelle Ruff
One Punch Man (TV Series 2015)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

The story of Saitama, a hero that does it just for fun & can defeat his enemies with a single punch.

Stars: Makoto Furukawa, Kaito Ishikawa, Hiromichi Tezuka
Nanatsu no taizai (TV Series 2014)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

The legend of the confrontation between the Seven Deadly Sins and the Holy Knights.

Stars: Yûki Kaji, Rintarou Nishi, Misaki Kuno
Attack on Titan (TV Series 2013)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

After his hometown is destroyed and his mother is killed, young Eren Yeager vows to cleanse the earth of the giant humanoid Titans that have brought humanity to the brink of extinction.

Stars: Marina Inoue, Yûki Kaji, Yui Ishikawa
Naruto: Shippûden (2007–2017)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Naruto Uzumaki, is a loud, hyperactive, adolescent ninja who constantly searches for approval and recognition, as well as to become Hokage, who is acknowledged as the leader and strongest of all ninja in the village.

Stars: Du-Hui Jiang, Junko Takeuchi, Maile Flanagan
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Johnny Yong Bosch ...  Lelouch Lamperouge 50 episodes, 2006-2008
Yuri Lowenthal ...  Suzaku Kururugi / ... 50 episodes, 2006-2008
Jun Fukuyama ...  Lelouch Lamperouge 32 episodes, 2006-2012
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 ...  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
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

anime | politics | japan | prince | robot | See All (53) »

Taglines:

Once friends, now enemies. See more »


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site | Official site [Japan] | See more »

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kôdo giasu: Hangyaku no rurûshu R2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo (original mix)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Sunrise was one of the co-animators who provided animation for Batman: The Animated Series (1992), along with TMS Entertainment and Spectrum Animation. One could argue that Lelouch's costume for Zero evokes Batman's suit. See more »

Quotes

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.
[...]
See more »


Soundtracks

Shiawase Neiro
(The Timbre of Happiness)
First ending theme (episodes #1-12)
Performed by ORANGE RANGE
Lyrics and music by ORANGE RANGE
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

Excels in all areas
5 June 2009 | by YsquareSee all my reviews

Code Geass is set in an alternate universe, after Japan's conquest by the Holy Britannian Empire, with their powerful new robot weapons, the Knightmare Frames, stripping Japan and its citizens of all rights and freedoms and renaming the country Area 11. Lelouch is a Britannian prince who gave up his right to the throne after his mother was murdered, and has vowed to destroy his father, the Emperor, and Britannia. He gains the ability through the mysterious power of the Geass, granted by the mysterious girl C.C., becoming the leader of the resistance movement 'The Black Knights' to fulfill his two wishes: to seek revenge for his mother and to construct a world in which his beloved sister Nunnally can live happily.

But beware, this is only a short outline of what the two seasons of Code Geass are about. Is this really one of the best anime series ever made (if not the best)? I certainly do believe so, because it does excel in all areas. It is a character driven series first and foremost, and here it makes no mistakes. There are absolutely NO STEREOTYPES to be found in Code Geass. All characters are as real as it gets. This is were most anime series fail, but character development is this series best feature. Apart from the two protagonists, we basically have more than 15 characters than can be considered main. As I have said before they are all full fledged and round personalities and even the gigantic supporting cast only consists of fully fleshed out characters. But make no mistake; Code Geass is a story of war and therefore great tragedy and drama. As it is in war, there is no real good or evil, and all the characters have their own motivation for what they do. Betrayal and changing sides, lies and deception can be found around every corner, along with incredible plot twists and character development. But how can the viewer keep track of these developments on such an epic scale? Easy. Code Geass is set in a realistic environment and a believable world is created (despite Geass and mecha action). All the characters decisions can be reconstructed and their motivation is understandable. Be it love, betrayal, pure insanity or maybe all of them.

However, the anime does not offer any sense of right and wrong, good or evil and the characters even deceive themselves at times. There is no ultimate hero to be loved and no real villain to be hated. Everyone is right and wrong, good and bad at the same time when it comes to revolution and warfare; and everyone who is not shamelessly used by others, follows his/her own egoistical agenda. Sides change often so quickly, especially in season two, that you never can decide who to root for. This may seem like a negative point of the series, but that is actually why the story and therefore the entire anime succeeds. Because it never strays and cops out, uses the deus ex machina device or lets characters decide things they wouldn't, just to make them likable. They have to make decisions and accept the result and keep on living. As they say, ''sometimes you have to choose the lesser of two evils'', but since you know all characters so well and what drives them, you still feel with them, but hate and curse them at the same time for their foolishness and weakness. The animation is excellent and the mecha action top notch. It is the first time they actually bothered to make the machines as realistic as possible. Sometimes the animation seems very clean and cold, suitable for the world it creates though.

Everyone seeking an emotional roller-coaster ride get on, you won't regret it. Code Geass is as epic as it gets.


65 of 72 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 95 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed