Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Anime Review
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion was an anime that someone recommended for me. I was told that it would be better than anything I had ever seen, and I’m going to be honest and say, it almost is! The combination of the characters, along with the plot (including the ending of Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2) were all put together really well.
The Plot of Code Geass
Code Geass has two seasons to it, commonly know as Code Geass and Code Geass R2. Code Geass begins by explaining how Britannia, an empire that rules more than half of the world, came to be such a large empire and how it captured Japan. The story takes place eight years after Japan was taken over by Britannia. It centers on Lelouch Lamperouge, also known as Zero and leader of the Black Knights, and how he decides to get revenge on the Emperor of Britannia as well as almost destroy Britannia. Lelouch obtains this power called “geass” from a strange girl called C.C. and uses it to his advantage. The specifics of the power of geass vary depending on the person who obtains it. Lelouch’s geass is the ability to force anyone to do anything he wants them to, even if it goes against the victim’s wishes.
The Characters of Code Geass
Due to the fact that there are so many characters in Code Geass, I will only cover a few. Lelouch Lamperouge is known as the mastermind Zero, the feared yet admired leader of the Black Knights. He is a high school student and has a younger sister named Nunnally. Suzaku Kururugi is a skilled Knightmare pilot and Lelouch’s childhood friend. He’s Japanese, but an honorary Britannian. He was there with Lelouch when Japan was taken over. Kallen Stadtfeld, also known as Kallen Kouzuki, is another skilled Knightmare pilot. She is the Special Forces/Zero Division Captain in the Black Knights and one of the original members of the resistance group before it became the Black Knights. C.C. is a girl Lelouch found on accident. She has immortality, but has a wish to get rid of it. She has the ability to grant other people the power of geass, and often dresses up as Zero when Lelouch is stuck somewhere else.
The Black Knights
The Black Knights were originally a resistance group containing only a few members. They fight against Britannia in hopes of Japanese freedom. Lelouch decides to help them one day, and tells them where to go and what to do, thinking of it as one big chess game. They do not know who he is, but their operation was successful thanks to him, and he promises to keep in touch. Soon after, the Black Knights are formed with Zero as their leader. They have their doubts about him, since he never reveals his face and chooses to wear a long cape and helmet that covers his face. The only people who know who he is are C.C. and Kallen, but Kallen doesn’t find out until R2.
Code Geass is easily one of my favorite anime. The combination of everything was just right, resulting in an amazing anime.
Overall Score: 10/10