After the invasion of Japan by the Brittannian Empire, the country is renamed to "Area 11". The young Lelouch, a Brittannian student living in Japan, accidentally gets caught up in a local terrorist attack against Brittannia, reuniting with his childhood friend Suzaku as well as meeting the mysterious girl C.C. Cornered in a life and death situation, Lelouch accepts a power C.C. offers to him, the ability to order anyone to do anything. Harboring a thirst for revenge against the Brittanian Empire for their actions against his family, Lelouch wages war against the Empire. Using his newfound power and tactical ability, Lelouch goes under the alias Zero in attempts to fulfill his childhood vow, to destroy Brittannia!
Best anime I have ever seen
out of all the anime I have seen and trust me ive seen quite a bit this one is the only one that has reached a perfect 10/10 the story was great, the plot was entertaining to the end and the best part was the character development. but on the downside since ive seen this no other anime besides no Game no life has kept me so entertained. now everyone has different tastes you might like the harem anime like to love ru, or you might like the gory anime like hellsing, either way you are going to enjoy it.. plus in R2 Kallen wears a bunnygirl suit in the first ep.
I've watched my fair share of anime's, a lot of good and a lot of bad, Code Geass was one of the first anime's I watched and it blew my mind.
Despite it's fairly old now it's STILL one of the best anime's out there, not only in terms of quality of the story, but also in the animation, The style and art is perfectly executed and have little to no obvious flaws in the style.
Now for the story itself, I feel that a lot of manga's have lack of character development, or either it happens in one episode and it's gone the next. What I like about Code Geass is that you see a steady development in the characters in the story, not only for the main persons, but also for a lot of the sub roles.
And while the story takes you wide and far, you're always connected to the main story, you develop a relationship with the characters and the 'main' character isn't headless stupid or clumsy, it's real intelligence and it's amazing how everything fits together in the end.
If you haven't watched Code Geass yet, you are seruisly missing out on one of... on the best anime made to date...
OK, so I have put off this anime since 2007(Just because the main character wore a cape. Silly? I know, I was retarded back then lol).
But that being said, till now I have only rated a few animes 5 stars and this definitely deserves it. It just keeps building and building. There is so much happening, especially in the later episodes. It's like a total mind f**k because I did not see a lot of things coming. Feel like such a simpleton right now.
Honestly when I started watching this, my expectation wasn't really that high and maybe that's why my mind is so WTHHH at the moment but it also could be the fact that I've spent the last few hours constitutively watching the last 15 or so episodes and it's 2am.
This is definitely a good watch but there is one thing I hate about this anime, they always leave it at a cliffhanger (cheeky producers and their annoying ways). If I watched this anime and if there was no season 2 I would have gone mental lol but I knew there was a season 2 =)
I dont like the Mecha genre. I actually kinda dislike it (though I don't even kno why).
However when I was reading some random articles on TV Tropes there was this Anime that kept popping up: Code Geass. Soon enough it caught my attention and it made me curious - I wanted to see this Anime and after reading some good sounding feedback (including some Review right here) I started watching it (even though I still had 5 or 6 Animes on my list that I was going to watch). I do not regret that decision.
By the way one of the main reasons I started watching this was the strategic aspect - I read quite a bit about it on TV Tropes and so I wanted to see it for myself. At first it wasn't really all that spectacular or overwhelming, but the more the Anime progressed, the better it became. And by that I mean really everything became better.
I like the Animation style and even though background music seemed to be rare to non-existent, it sounded pretty good aswell. I started to like and also hate (I'm looking at you, Nina!) some characters in the series and the plot was kinda interesting aswell. Plot twists happened, but it was a bit rare and not always a really big deal. However all of this (except the Animation style) changed with the second season.
The first episode of R2 actually gave the viewers more questions than answers and started out pretty nice. I already liked the first season (I would have rated it 3,5 out of 5) but the second one really got me. Now more background music was playing - it was played more often and there were more tracks to listen to and holy crap, there are some real gems among them, I tell you! Anyway, more unique characters appeared and developed and I liked it (well, except Nina... burn in hell, you witch!). The plot became more interesting and more cliffhangers were used at the end of the episode, which sometimes almost forced me to watch the next one and I'm totaly okay with that, because it was awesome! The plans and strategies became more and more complicated (in the positive sense) and season 2 has some surprises for you.
Up to this point I "only liked" the Anime (hell, I don't even know exactly why! Lelouch probably casted his Geass on me while watching the series or something), but the last few episodes made me love it. They were all so amazing and plot twists and surprised kept popping out of nowhere, it was jaw-dropping and even the music got better than it was before (and it WAS pretty good before!). The battles didn't really change much throughout the Anime and they were entertaining to watch, even if it was mostly Mechs. Of course the strategies and tactics behind the fighting are the thing that interested me the most, but still the fights were pretty nice.
Code Geass just keeps coming at you, the surprises and plot twists never stop until the very end. And the twists themself are something you probably won't expect. See, it's like there's a monster standing in front of you, then slowly walking towards you while plucking a violin.. and then slapping you in the face with a T-Bone-Steak (Yes, I got this one from Yahtzee).
Well, what is left to say? There's pretty much anything in here that you could wish for in a good Anime - comedy, drama, action, strategy, friendship, betrayal, conspiracies, rebellions, blood... Just a small prediction here assuming you are halfway human: you will laugh, you will cry (or at least fight some tears), you will be excited and curious and your mind will be blown during the last few episodes (or actually even earlier).
Code Geass has an ambitious story with a unique direction, but exactly how the story manifests itself is a different matter altogether. Simply put, expect absurdly convenient plot devices, a few throw away characters and even more plot devices. As much as I love where the story goes, I can’t help but hate how it got there. Furthermore, don’t expect an ending in any form whatsoever. Almost every single episode of Code Geass ends with a cliffhanger and the final episode is no different.
Like most people here, I watch anime to be entertained. However, as my tastes deviate more and more towards products like Monster and Bokurano, I slowly lose sight of the word “fun.” Sure, these shows are gripping, heart-wrenching and awe inspiring, but fun? Then comes along a certain series that has been nothing but entertaining. I’m sure many of you have already predicted this sentence when I say, Code Geass is fun; however, it’s also gripping, heart-wrenching and awe inspiring.
It’s amazing how one character can completely change a banal premise. Main character Lelouch Vi Britannia is one of the coolest male protagonists to come out in years. He exudes a sense of authority while holding a hidden contempt for authority and has a brilliant mind to boot. Lelouch’s tactical mistakes throughout the series come from dealing with his loved ones. Like most people, he is unable to coldly rationalize and sacrifice those that truly matter to him. Ironically, some of these “mistakes” serve as the show’s greatest drawback.