Introducing the popular Japanese anime “Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion”

大河内一楼/谷口悟朗『コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュ』サンライズ


The superpower Holy Britannian Empire, which rules over one-third of the world, declares war and begins an invasion of Japan over a dispute concerning the underground resource Sakuradite.

Britannia deploys humanoid weapons called “Knightmare Frames” in its invasion of Japan, and Japan is occupied without even a chance to resist the Knightmares.

Japan is referred to as “Area 11”, and the Japanese people are disparaged as “Elevens”, having their freedom and names taken away by Britannia.

Seven years after the invasion of Japan, a former Britannian prince living in Japan, Lelouch Lamperouge, obtains the power of “Geass”, an absolute obedience power from the mysterious girl C.C. .

To avenge his assassinated mother and to create a world where his sister Nunnally can live in peace, Lelouch dons the mask of “Zero” and forms the resistance organization “The Black Knights”, swearing rebellion against the Britannian Empire, which eliminates the weak by the strong…


大河内一楼/谷口悟朗『コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュ』サンライズ
大河内一楼/谷口悟朗『コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュ』サンライズ

Lelouch Lamperouge
The protagonist of this work. His real name is Lelouch vi Britannia, and he is the former 11th prince of the Holy Britannian Empire. He was living as an ordinary student, but upon meeting C.C. and gaining the supernatural power of “Geass”, he takes on the alias of the masked man “Zero” and leads the Black Knights to rebel against his homeland, Britannia.

Suzaku Kururugi
He is the son of Genbu Kururugi, the last Prime Minister of Japan, and a childhood friend of Lelouch. Due to past events, he belongs to the Britannian army as an honorary Britannian, despite being Japanese, and opposes Lelouch, who was once his best friend. He possesses exceptional skills and martial arts as a soldier, and is also an ace-class pilot of the Knightmare Frame.

大河内一楼/谷口悟朗『コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュ』サンライズ

An immortal girl who was captured by the Britannian army. She grants Lelouch the power of Geass, which commands absolute obedience, on the condition that her wish be fulfilled. Afterwards, she acts as Lelouch’s “accomplice” in his rebellion against Britannia.

The charm of this work

This work is mainly about battles using strategies and tactics, creating a slightly different atmosphere from typical robot anime.

There are many scenes where it’s unpredictable how the disadvantaged situation will be overcome with what kind of strategy or tactic, which is sure to excite you.

As the story progresses, the range of strategies expands and the scale becomes larger, so it’s recommended for those who like intellectual battles. Lelouch uses the power of Geass, which commands absolute obedience, very well, so you’ll be curious about how he will use Geass next, and you’ll never get bored.

You can feel the attention to detail in the design of the Knightmare Frames, and the machines that each of the main characters ride are very attractive.

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