Code Geass

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Code Geass
コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュ
(Kōdo Giasu: Hangyaku no Rurūshu)
GenreAdventure,[1] mecha[2]
Anime television series
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
Directed byGorō Taniguchi
Produced by
  • Hiroshi Morotomi
  • Yoshitaka Kawaguchi
  • Takuo Minegishi
  • Atsushi Yukawa
Written byIchirō Ōkouchi
Music by
StudioSunrise
Licensed by
NetworkJNN (MBS)
English network
Original run October 6, 2006 July 29, 2007
Episodes25 (List of episodes)
Anime television series
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2
Directed byGorō Taniguchi
Produced by
  • Hiroshi Morotomi
  • Yoshitaka Kawaguchi
  • Takuo Minegishi
  • Atsushi Yukawa
Written byIchirō Ōkouchi
Music by
  • Kōtarō Nakagawa
  • Hitomi Kuroishi
StudioSunrise
Licensed by
Madman Entertainment
Funimation
Odex
Kazé UK
NetworkJNN (MBS)
English network
Adult Swim
Original run April 6, 2008 September 28, 2008
Episodes25 (List of episodes)
Original video animation
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
Special Edition "Black Rebellion"
Directed byGorō Taniguchi
Written byIchirō Ōkouchi
Music byKōtarō Nakagawa
Hitomi Kuroishi
StudioSunrise
ReleasedFebruary 22, 2008
Runtime117 minutes
Original video animation
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 Special Edition "Zero Requiem"
Directed byGorō Taniguchi
Written byIchirō Ōkouchi
Music byKōtarō Nakagawa
Hitomi Kuroishi
StudioSunrise
ReleasedJuly 24, 2009
Runtime117 minutes
Light novel
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
Written byMamoru Iwasa
(Original Story by Gorō Taniguchi & Ichirō Ōkouchi)
Published byKadokawa Shoten
English publisher
DemographicMale
MagazineThe Sneaker
Original runApril 28, 2007March 1, 2008
Volumes5 (List of volumes)
Game
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Lost Colors
GenreVisual novel
PlatformPlayStation 2
PlayStation Portable
Released
  • JP: March 27, 2008
Light novel
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Red Tracks
Written byMamoru Iwasa
Published byKadokawa Shoten
DemographicMale
MagazineThe Sneaker
PublishedApril 1, 2008
Volumes1 (List of volumes)
Light novel
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2
Written byMamoru Iwasa
Published byKadokawa Shoten
DemographicMale
MagazineThe Sneaker
Original runJune 1, 2008March 1, 2009
Volumes4 (List of volumes)
Manga
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
Written byGorō Taniguchi
Ichirō Ōkouchi
Illustrated byMajiko!
Published byKadokawa Shoten
English publisher
DemographicShōjo
MagazineMonthly Asuka
Original runAugust 24, 2006February 24, 2010
Volumes8 (List of volumes)
Manga
Code Geass: Suzaku of the Counterattack
Written byAtsuro Yomino
Published byKadokawa Shoten
English publisher
Bandai Entertainment (expired)
DemographicSeinen
MagazineBeans Ace
Original runOctober 10, 2006August 9, 2008
Volumes2 (List of volumes)
Manga
Code Geass: Nightmare of Nunnally
Written byTakuma Tomomasa
Published byKadokawa Shoten
English publisher
Bandai Entertainment (expired)
DemographicSeinen
MagazineComp Ace
Original runJune 26, 2007April 25, 2009
Volumes5 (List of volumes)
Manga
Code Geass: Tales of an Alternate Shogunate
Written byGanjii
Published byKadokawa Shoten
DemographicShōnen
MagazineKerokero Ace
Original runMay 26, 2008August 26, 2008
Volumes1 (List of volumes)
Manga
Code Geass: Renya of Darkness
Written byTakuma Tomomasa
Published byKadokawa Shoten
DemographicShōnen
MagazineShōnen Ace
Original runMay 26, 2010August 26, 2013
Volumes7 (List of volumes)
Manga
Code Geass: Oz the Reflection
Written byShigeru Morita
Illustrated byToujou Chika
Published byKadokawa
DemographicShōnen
MagazineNewtype Ace
Comp Ace
Original runApril 10, 2012July 26, 2014
Volumes5 (List of volumes)
Original video animation
Code Geass: Nunnally in Wonderland
Directed byMakoto Baba
Written byYuuichi Nomura
Music byKotaro Nakagawa
StudioSunrise
ReleasedJuly 27, 2012
Runtime28 minutes
Original video animation
Code Geass: Akito the Exiled
Directed byKazuki Akane
Written byHiroshi Ōnogi
Music byIchiko Hashimoto
StudioSunrise
Licensed by
Madman Entertainment
Funimation
Released August 4, 2012 February 6, 2016
Episodes5 (List of episodes)
Manga
Code Geass: Oz the Reflection O2
Written byShigeru Morita
Illustrated byToujou Chika
Published byKadokawa
DemographicShōnen
MagazineComp Ace
Original runAugust 26, 2014February 26, 2016
Volumes5 (List of volumes)
Manga
Code Black: Lelouch of the Shred Guitar
Written byHoshi Tomajirou
Published byKadokawa
DemographicSeinen
MagazineYoung Magazine the 3rd
Original runNovember 6, 2014October 6, 2015
Volumes2 (List of volumes)
Anime movie series
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
Directed byGorō Taniguchi
Written byIchirō Ōkouchi
Music by
  • Kōtarō Nakagawa
  • Hitomi Kuroishi
StudioSunrise
Licensed by
Madman Entertainment
Funimation
ReleasedOctober 21, 2017 (Initiation)
February 10, 2018 (Transgression)
May 26, 2018 (Glorification)
Movies3
Anime movie
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection
Directed byGorō Taniguchi
Written byIchirō Ōkouchi
Music by
  • Kōtarō Nakagawa
  • Hitomi Kuroishi
StudioSunrise
Licensed by
Funimation
ReleasedFebruary 9, 2019 (2019-02-09)

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュ, Kōdo Giasu: Hangyaku no Rurūshu?), often called simply Code Geass, is a 2006 Japanese animeseries. It was created by Sunrise. The series was directed by Gorō Taniguchi and written by Ichirō Ōkouchi. The character designs were made by manga artist group Clamp. The series was broadcast from October 5, 2006 until July 28, 2007.

Plot[change | change source]

The main character, Lelouch vi Britannia, used to be a prince of the Holy Empire of Britannia. He is a genius strategist. He meets a female named CC (referred to as C2). She gives him the power of "geass", which works differently for each person. His power is to force a person to do whatever he tells them to do. The power only works once per person and he must look them in the eyes for it to work. He wants to destroy Britannia. His only childhood friend, Suzaku Kururugi, is the main person stopping him from doing this because he thinks that Britannia can be changed from the inside. Lelouch and Suzaku are at Japan. Britannia conquered Japan after Lelouch was disowned for disrespecting his father, the king. Britannia stripped Japan of its prestige and renamed it Area 11. Lelouch's goal is to destroy Britannia. Suzaku does not agree with how Lelouch plans to do this. Suzaku joins the Britannian army to change the country from the inside. They fight each other—Lelouch's brains versus Suzaku's fighting talent.

Main Characters[change | change source]

Lelouch Lamperouge[change | change source]

His real name is Lelouch vi Britannia. He is the eleventh prince of the empire of Britannia. His mother, Marianne vi Britannia was murdered when he was child. Then his younger sister Nunnally became blind and could not walk by herself. She needed a wheelchair. Therefore, he hated Britannia and decided to create the kind world where Nunnally can live safely. He obtained Geass from C.C. and leaded a group of terrorists he united as the Black Knights with his well-known identity as Zero towards his revenge against Britannia and to create a better world for Nunnally. He latter wields the Knightmare Gawain with C.C. and Shinkirō in R2.

Suzaku Kururugi[change | change source]

He is the son of the former Japanese prime minister and friend of Lelouch in childhood before he joined the Britannian military hoping to change Britannia from the inside. He wields the Knightmare Lancelot.

C.C.[change | change source]

She gives Lelouch the power of Geass. She is immortal because she bears the code.

Kallen Stadtfeld[change | change source]

She is half Japanese and half Britannian. She is the pilot of the Knightmare Guren Mk-II. She is an important member of the Black Knights.

Media[change | change source]

Anime[change | change source]

Code Geass premiered on the Mainichi Broadcasting System (MBS) television station at 25:25 on October 5, 2006. Its satellite television premiere across Japan on Animax was on November 7, 2006.[3][4] Its sequel, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 was first announced on the March 2007.[5][6] Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 premiered on all Japan News Network (JNN) member stations on April 6, 2008.

Another OVA anime titled Code Geass: Nunnally in Wonderland (コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュ: ナナリーinワンダーランド, Kōdo Giasu Hangyaku no Rurūshu: Nanarī in wandārando) was made known through the anime's official website. Takahiro Kimura did the character designs of the series. Makoto Baba was assigned as the director of the OVA. In the story, Lelouch makes the ultimate use of his Geass for his little sister Nunnally.[7] The Blu-ray was released by Bandai Visual on July 27, 2012 with English subtitles.[8]

A 3-part theatrical movie remake of the first 2 seasons of the anime was released with the first movie released on October 21, 2017.[9] The second movie titled Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion II - Transgression (コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュ 叛道, Code Geass - Hangyaku no Lelouch - Handō, "Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion: The Rebellion Path") was released on February 10, 2018. The third compilation movie, titled Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion III - Glorification (コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュ 皇道, Code Geass - Hangyaku no Lelouch - Ōdō, "Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion: The Imperial Path") was released on May 26, 2018.[10]

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection was announced on November 27, 2016.[11] It will be released in Japan in February 9, 2019.[12][13] Funimation announced that they licensed the movie for its North American release in 2019.[14]

Other websites[change | change source]

Official Code Geass website

References[change | change source]

  1. "Code Geass". Funimation. Retrieved August 14, 2018.
  2. "Netflix Adds Code Geass". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 22, 2018.
  3. "MoonPhase.cc – Anime". Archived from the original on 2009-07-03. Retrieved 2007-06-11.
  4. "ANIMAX アニメ見るならアニマックス:新番組" [Animax's featured new lineup of November]. Animax (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2006-10-12.
  5. "Random Musings – Code Geass News Overload Edition". Random Curiosity. 2007-03-07. Archived from the original on 2007-05-19. Retrieved 2007-07-09.
  6. 速報! 続編制作が決定!! 【コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュ】/ウェブリブログ (in Japanese). Sunrise. 2007-03-09. Retrieved 2007-03-09. (official Code Geass blog)
  7. "Code Geass: Nunnally in Wonderland Video Anime Revealed". Anime News Network. 2012-01-12. Retrieved 2015-10-11.
  8. "Code Geass: Nunnally in Wonderland to Have English Subs". Anime News Network. 2012-02-02. Retrieved 2015-10-11.
  9. "Code Geass Compilation Film Trilogy Reveals Visual, Teaser Video, Dates". Anime News Network.
  10. "2nd Code Geass Film Opens at #8, Macross Delta Film Tops Mini-Theater Ranking". Anime News Network. 2018-02-14. Retrieved 2018-02-14.
  11. "Code Geass 10th Project". Geass.jp. Retrieved 2016-11-30.
  12. "「コードギアス」新作劇場版は2019年2月公開!ティザービジュアル&特報公開". マイナビニュース. 3 August 2018.
  13. "Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection Sequel Film's Trailer Reveals New Characters, February 9 Debut". Anime News Network. October 4, 2018.
  14. "Funimation to Screen Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection Sequel Anime Film in N. America in 2019". Anime News Network.