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10 Anime Like Code Geass

Updated on July 20, 2015

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Code Geass is one of the most popular anime in recent years. It has been loved by anime fans for its awesome fight sequences, captivating story, and the intense battle of wits by the characters. Because of its huge success, a sequel series is released on 2008 entitled, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2.

On August 10, 2010, the Holy Empire of Britannia sets its sights on conquering Japan, using their newest weapon, Knightmare Frames. Britannia seizes the freedom of Japan, and renames it Area 11.

Lelouch Lamperouge, an exiled Prince of Britannia, was sent to Japan by his father, Emperor Charles zi Britannia. He meets Suzaku Kururugi, and swears to him that he will destroy the Empire of Britannia. After seven years, a series of terrorist attacks leads him to a girl named C.C. She bestows Lelouch with the power of Geass, or the Power of the King.

Equipped with the ability to control others with a simple look in the eye, Lelouch decides to look for the murderer of his mother and seek revenge.

10 Anime Like Code Geass

Death Note

A mystery anime like Code Geass

An ordinary day for Yagami Light ends with an extraordinary find: he stumbles upon a notebook with Death Note written on the cover. He reads the first few sentences, which states that whoever's name is written on the notebook will die.

Yagami ignores it at first, thinking that somebody just made the whole thing up. But his curiosity takes over him, and he finds himself not able to resist trying out the notebook. He then discovers that the death note is actually true.

With his desire to take over the world, Yagami makes use of the death note to create the world he longs for. But the famous detective, L, stands in his way.

Sword Art Online

One of the most popular anime like Code Geass

MMO fans are thrilled with the release of the much anticipated VRMMORPG, Sword Art Online. In this game, players can control their avatars using their minds, through a helmet-like device called NerveGear.

The launch of the game is very successful, with thousands of players logging in. But they soon find out that they cannot log out of the game. The creator of the game, Kayaba Akihiko, appears and tells them that the only way to log out of the game is to reach the 100th floor and defeat the final boss.

Kirito, a beta tester, knows more about the game compared to others. But is his knowledge enough for him to survive?

Legend of the Galactic Heroes

A classic anime like Code Geass

Legend of the Galactic Heroes is a timeless classic. Many consider it as the Star Wars of anime. Even with its outdated graphics, it is still an enjoyable watch with over 100 fantastic episodes.

For 150 years, the Galactic Empire and the Free Planets Alliance are battling in a seemingly endless war in the cosmos. The remaining hopes to finally cease the war are the two new commanders: Admiral Reinhard von Lohengramm and FPA's Yang Wen-Li.

The story involves a lot of characters with varying personalities, each contributing to a complex display of politics. How can the two commanders weave through conspiracy theories and plot strategies to put an end to their life-long battle?

Darker Than Black

An supernatural anime like Code Geass

A mysterious field suddenly descended upon Tokyo, known as Hell's Gate. People with supernatural abilities subsequently made their presence felt. Also called Contractors, these individuals are used by different agencies around the world to ultimately find an answer to the Hell's Gate conundrum.

One Contractor named Hei, engages in various murder plots, all under the orders of an organization called Syndicate.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

A shounen anime like Code Geass

The story revolves around Edward Elric and his brother, Alphonse. They are famous alchemists, people who are able to transform an object into another. There is one basic law of alchemy that soon becomes the cause of a tragic incident: in order to transform something, something of the same value must be sacrificed.

In an alchemical accident, Edward attaches the soul of Alphonse to a large armor suit. This causes him to lose his limbs. The two then sets on a tedious path towards finding the Philosopher's Stone, which will give them the power to recover their bodies.

Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom

A dark anime similar to Code Geass

A Japanese tourist named Zwei goes on a trip to America, where crimes are commonplace and thugs looming in the streets. The brain behind these ill activities is a mysterious company known as Inferno, which uses a powerful weapon called Phantom.

Zwei witnesses firsthand the latest assassination by Phantom. The leader of Inferno and Phantom, which turns out to be a young lady named Ein, abducts him and erases his memory.

Black Lagoon

A fast-paced anime like Code Geass

Black Lagoon is an action packed anime that will surely remind you of action sequences that you have only seen previously in Hollywood movies.

The story revolves around Okajima Rokuro, a Japanese salaryman who is sent by his bosses to Eastern China to deliver a disc. He is not aware that a group of mercenaries is in a mission to retrieve that disc.

After being kidnapped, his is given the name Rock and joins his captors which is a group called Black Lagoon. Little does he and his kidnappers know that the disc has a secret, which will lead them to a sequence of violent missions.

Eureka Seven

An exciting anime like Code Geass

The series tells the story of Renton Thurston, a 14 year old boy, who has forever dreamed of riding Trapar and joining the rebel group Gekkostate. His wish finally comes true when Nirvash typeZERO and its pilots, Eureka, crash into his room.

A series of events leads him to finally joining Gekkostate, but he soon realizes that being a member of the group isn't even close of what he used to think. What keeps him interested in the group is the presence of Eureka, to whom he will share a lot of adventures that will have a tremendous impact on his life and to the whole world.

Guilty Crown

An action anime similar to Code Geass

A terrible outbreak called Apocalypse Virus descends upon Tokyo on December 2029, which is later referred to as the Lost Christmas of 2029. Japan is in dire need of help, and the United Nations sends a group called GHQ to contain the outbreak. However, Japan has to surrender its freedom.

Ouma Shu is a 17 year old student, who accidentally gains the Right Hand of the King, a great power that grants him the ability to extract voids. He meets Yuzuriha Inori, and they work together to free Japan from the grips of GHQ.

Mobile Suit Gundam 00

A popular mecha anime like Code Geass

In the year A.D. 2307, the fossil fuels on Earth has been depleted, which leads people to turn to solar power as the main source of energy. Three orbital elevators are built, each one owned by the three most powerful regions: Union, Human Reform League, and AEU.

This causes unequal distribution of energy, which ultimately leads to the demise of minor countries. It is then that a special group, called Celestial Beings, is formed to eliminate poverty and put an end to the feuds of humanity through the use of machines called Gundams.

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 chronicles the story of four Gundam pilots, led by Setsuna F. Seiei, as they try to restore peace and order among society.

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      Night 11 months ago

      Great list but please don't compare a classic anime like code geass to that piece of shit anime Sword Art Online.

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      ... 17 months ago

      The hell that SAO trash is nothing like Code Geass

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      belleart 2 years ago from Ireland

      Great list, there's some on here I haven't seen so Il be sure to check them out. I wasn't big on the whole Mecha aspect of Code Geass, so im glad there are other anime's on here not centered on that.