Code Geass

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Name: 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)
Abbreviation(s): Code Geass, CG
Creator: Sunrise (studio);
Gorō Taniguchi (director),
Ichirō Ōkouchi (writer)
Date(s): 2006 - 2008
Medium: anime (manga, light novel, and OVA adaptations)
Country of Origin: Japan
External Links: Code Geass on Wikipedia
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Code Geass is an anime series directed by Gorō Taniguchi and written by Ichirō Ōkouchi. Set in an alternate future, the series focuses on how the former prince Lelouch vi Britannia obtains a power known as Geass and decides to use it to obliterate the Holy Britannian Empire, an imperial monarchy and superpower that has been conquering various countries.

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Lelouch Lamperouge: the main protagonist of Code Geass. Originally named Lelouch vi Britannia, he was the 11th Prince of the Holy Britannian Empire and 17th in line for the throne; up until his mother Marienne vi Britannia’s untimely death. Blaming his father Emperor Charles zi Britannia for her death, Lelouch forsook his birthright and name. As a result, the Emperor sent him and his sister, Nunally, to Japan as political bargaining tools. Since then, he has fostered an immense hatred for the Britannian Empire and has sworn to completely destroy it.

Suzaku Kururugi: A childhood friend of Lelouch and son of the late Prime Minister Genbu Kurugi. As war waged between Japan and Britannia, Suzaku saw the strife and turmoil of the nation, and in an effort to save the lives of millions of people, he murdered his own father to stop the fighting. Suzaku is a staunch believer in reformism, and that getting results through ‘wrong’ or illegal methods is useless. In an effort to change society, he attempts to climb the ranks of the Britannian military so that he may right the wrongs of his past and hypocritically justify murdering his own father.

C.C. : A mysterious immortal witch, going by the name of C.C. (pronounced as “C2”). She bestows the mystic power of Geass on Lelouch in the form of a contract: that in return for power, he must grant her only wish, later on revealed to be death. Having lived through many centuries, she wisely councils Lelouch in difficult times, and remains by his side as to one day ensure his fulfillment of the contract.

Kallen Kouzuki: A half-Britannian, half-Japanese girl. She comes from a prestigious Britannian family with a low born Japanese mother. She grew up taking the name Stadtfeld, but eventually choosing the name Kouzuki (her mother’s maiden name) as she secretly joined a small group of Japanese revolutionaries. This decision was fueled by the death of her older brother.

Notable Characters

Ashford Academy: Nunally Lamperouge, Shirley Fenette, Rivalz Cardemonde, Milly Ashford, Nina Einstein, Sayoko Shinozaki

Black Knights: Kaname Ohgi, Shinichirō Tamaki

Britannian Military: Lloyd Asplund, Cecile Croomy

Britannian Royal Family: Charles zi Britannia, V.V., Marianne vi Britannia, Schneizel el Britannia, Euphemia li Britannia, Cornelia li Britannia, Clovis la Britannia

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Lelouch/Suzaku is a popular enemyslash pairing.

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