Code Geass was first released in 2006 and remains popular. So, in what order should TV series, movies, spin-offs and OVAs be watched? It has been 14 years since Code Geass started airing, and during these years many TV series, movies, OVA, and spin-offs about Code Geass have been released. It is quite normal for you to be hesitant when starting the anime, which has a very large corpus. We have prepared a Code Geass guide for you and you will have information about the order in which to watch, the topic, and the new seasons.
What type of anime is Code Geass?
I guess it wouldn’t be wrong to give an example of Death Note to explain Code Geass. If you like the Death Note anime, you will also love Code Geass because its subjects are quite similar. But the unique aspect of the series is that it mixes over one genre. The series where thriller, detective, adventure, action, and fantasy meet, maintains its perfection even after 14 years. In addition, the characters in the series add excitement to the series and although the subject looks cliché, the music and characters of the series make the series fun.
Synopsis: On August 10, 2010, the British empire declares war on Japan. Japan cannot do anything against the “Knightmare Frame”, the British Empire’s newest weapon, and is invaded. Japan’s name is changed to “Area 11” and its citizens are called “11s”. British Lelouch living in Japan vows to destroy Britain. Years later, when Lelouch was a high school student, he was shot by the British army along with his friend Suzaku. Lelouch begins to have a special power “GEASS” before he dies. Lelouch decides to use this power to destroy the British Empire.
When will Code Geass season 3 release on Netflix?
Although the series is very popular, it has only 2 seasons, and no information has yet been announced for the 3rd season. In addition, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion can be watched on Netflix with 2 seasons and 50 episodes.
Code Geass Watch as Chronological Order
- Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
- Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2
- Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Special Edition Black Rebellion (OVA)
- Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 Special Edition Zero Requiem (OVA)
- Code Geass: Kiseki no Tanjōbi (OVA)
- Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch – Nunnally in Wonderland (OVA)
- Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito (Spin-Off)
- Code Geass: Hangyaku No Lelouch I – Koudou (Movie)
- Code Geass: Hangyaku No Lelouch II – Handou (Movie)
- Code Geass: Hangyaku No Lelouch III – Oudou (Movie)
- Code Geass: Fukkatsu No Lelouch (Movie)
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Absolute masterpiece! This anime was just incredible from beginning to end. These two shows (arguably the greatest animes ever which can be compared in many ways) lifted my spirit out of Depression. The influence from watching them, revolutionized the way I approached problem solving. I went from rock bottom to making the school Honour-Role and getting straight A’s in math (my pet-peeve subject at the time) and eventually getting a degree in math in 2017. Lelouch also got me hooked onto playing chess, I went from noob to national master in just 4 years. Nothing is perfect, but this is probably among the closest that you can get. Need I say any more? if you are feeling bad because of the pandemic (or whatever reason) do yourself a favor and watch Code Geass.
It contained the right mixture of all the elements that make a successful story:
- 2 seasons of 25 episodes was plentiful to develop affection for the main characters and set a meaningful plot.
- Every episode had purpose: Not too short (like those 12 episode series which never get a second season follow up because the producers are too rushed to meet deadlines) and not too long either
(like Naruto which is often delayed with needless fillers to buy time)
- A Mecha, Sci-fi, action packed thriller like the GUNDAM trilogy, but down to earth and doesn’t contain excessive boring politics.
- Not to mention it has a much more diversified catchy playlist of background songs, going on most of the time to keep scenes interesting. Most episodes ended on cliffhangers, making it hard to predict what would happen next.
- Includes occasional humorous Comic-relief moments and a school life focus, to contrast with the high intensity battles.
- A hint (not too much) of romance involving very attractively sketched female leads, which us male Otakus can fetish-ize and want to Waifu.
- Graphics are unusually impressive for anime that got released in 2006. most other series from that time pale in comparison to the graphics that can be produced today.
- A stunning conclusion posing many rhetorical questions regarding the status of the protagonist. Many of the metaphors that where implemented throughout the series, converge at the end. Although the many years of fanatic debate eventually finished with the Release of the movie in 2019.
- Helped me personally when I was struggling in grade 10 high-school with poor grades, parent pressure and peer bullying. Was even considering suicide at one point around the end of 2010/ early 2011. When I came across the Death Note Manga in my school library, read all the books, then went on to watch DN followed by Code Geass shortly afterwards, my entire life changed.
About Code Geass
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, often referred to simply as Code Geass, is a Japanese anime series produced by Sunrise. It was directed by Gorō Taniguchi and written by Ichirō Ōkouchi, with original character designs by Clamp. Set in an alternate timeline, the series follows the exiled prince Lelouch vi Britannia, who obtains the “power of absolute obedience” from a mysterious woman named C.C. Using this supernatural power, known as Geass, he leads a rebellion against the rule of the Holy Britannian Empire, commanding a series of mecha battles.
Code Geass was broadcast in Japan on MBS from October 2006 to July 2007. Its sequel series, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2, ran as a simulcast on MBS and TBS from April 2008 to September 2008. The series has also been adapted into various manga and light novels with the former showing various alternate scenarios from the TV series. A compilation film trilogy that recapped the events from both seasons of the anime series, which altered storylines for various characters and established an alternate universe, was released in 2017 and 2018. A new film, titled Code Geass: Lelouch of the Resurrection, taking place after the Zero Requiem of the films’ alternate universe, was released in theaters in February 2019. A Code Geass: Z of the Recapture anime series, set in the alternate universe after the movie “Lelouch of the Resurrection”, was announced in December 2020 as part of a 10-year plan project.
Bandai Entertainment licensed most parts from the franchise for English release in December 2007, airing the two TV series on Adult Swim. Most manga and light novels have also been published in North America by Bandai. Code Geass has been well received in Japan, selling over a million DVD and Blu-ray Disc volumes. Both seasons have won several awards at the Tokyo International Anime Fair, Animage Anime Grand Prix, and Animation Kobe event. It received critical acclaim for its story, voice acting, large audience appeal as well as the cross conflicts shown among the main characters and the moral questions presented. (This section is via Wikipedia)