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Code Geass - Hangyaku no Lelouch  
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The Empire of Brittania has invaded Japan using giant robot weapons called Knightmare Frames. Japan is now referred to as Area 11, and its people the 11s. A Brittanian who was living in Japan at the time, Lelouch, vowed to his Japanese friend Suzaku that he'd destroy Brittania. Years later, Lelouch is in high school, but regularly skips out of school to go play chess and gamble on himself.
One day, he stumbles on terrorists 11s who've stolen a military secret and is caught by a member of the Brittanian task force sent after them, who is Suzaku. As the rest of the squad arrives, Suzaku is shot for disobeying orders, while the military secret, a young girl, gives Lelouch the power to make anyone obey any order. He takes command of the terrorists and leads them to crush the approaching Brittanian force. However, Suzaku is secretly made the pilot of Brittania's brand new test model Knightmare, Lancelot. Lelouch becomes the masked king Zero to lead the rebellion to defeat Brittania.


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Associated Names
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
Код Гиасс: Восставший Лелуш
コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュ

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Latest Release(s)
c.6 by AZNMAN over 10 years ago
v.1 c.1v2 by Yukkuri Scans over 11 years ago
v.1 c.2 by Yukkuri Scans over 11 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
8 Volumes (Complete)

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User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 7.2 / 10.0 (211 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.12 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 4th 2019, 7:31pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Asuka (Kadokawa Shoten)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Bandai Entertainment (8 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #577 increased(+112)
Monthly Pos #1288 increased(+162)
3 Month Pos #2032 increased(+334)
6 Month Pos #2869 increased(+276)
Year Pos #3310 increased(+716)

List Stats
On 681 reading lists
On 587 wish lists
On 245 completed lists
On 99 unfinished lists
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Forum Posts
Code Geass Gets New Sequel & Anime Compilation Film Trilogy over 2 years ago
SPOILER, The finale of Code Geass R2 over 5 years ago
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Gets Film Project over 6 years ago
Favorite Code Geass Character? over 6 years ago
Producer: 'Next Season' of Code Geass Aimed for 2012 over 7 years ago

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watch the anime version   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by moonmystery
April 16th, 2014, 6:10pm
This manga is pretty bad compared to anime.

The anime version, on the other hand, is a masterpiece that always manage to make me fall in love over and over again with each episode. It gets pretty tragic at some parts, and had me bawling my eyes out for like half an hour. It really made me connect with the characters.

Usually, I'm not a fan of robots and what not, but I had to make an exception for this one because the anime was so good. Also, I recently realized that this manga has its roots in history. The britannia empire is obviously based on the actual British Empire during imperialist eras, when Great Britain went around colonizing people around the world. United States was also related to this.

But yeah, the anime is pretty amazing.

... Last updated on April 16th, 2014, 6:14pm
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The Anime..   
Rating: N/A
by RengeOtakuSama
June 22nd, 2012, 6:20am
Well, I didn't actually read the manga but I'm telling you, the anime's incredible!! I was hooked since the first episode and even though I've watched it a long time ago, I still love it. All hail Lelouch!! <3
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Don't waste your time reading this manga...   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by meniel
May 22nd, 2011, 10:42am
...because it doesn't keep up with the anime! If you have free time, watch the anime, you wont' regret it! This manga is not bad, but compared to the anime, it's really mediocre. It doesn't have strong points! While the anime... it's something really different.
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Rating: N/A
by darkness_angelz
November 26th, 2010, 10:06pm
The anime of this is way better than the manga. I love the anime of this and it's been my favorite ever since I finished season 2! The manga isn't that good itself and at first I didn't want to read it but later on I started watching the anime. I highly recommend watching the anime.

... Last updated on November 26th, 2010, 10:07pm
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better to..   
Rating: N/A
by PoshSam
April 7th, 2010, 3:40pm
It is much better to watch the anime, I remember reading this manga and having a bad impression of the story and characters in general, I had found it boring and lacking something special, after a year of hearing how 'amazing' code geass is, I began to watch the anime which I'm still doing now, the anime gives you a completely different feel, I don't know what it is, but something about watching it rather than reading kept me hooked.
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Anime was better   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by CuthienSilmeriel
February 9th, 2009, 3:02pm
The anime of this is far superior in all aspects. The art makes them all seem far too young in my opinion and just the story telling doesn't do it justice. Might have liked it better if I hadn't seen the anime but this just fails to compare.
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Rating: N/A
by shaohui
February 17th, 2008, 6:31am
actually berial , this and the other is the same , only one follow lelouch [ like in the anime] and the other follow suzaku , its too see if u prefer which .. [i think]...[mostly]..
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clamp + mecha = unexpectedly good series!   
Rating: N/A
by berial666
February 9th, 2007, 2:22pm
lol this would be just the SIDESTORY? and the main story is focused on Suzaku?? bah i just cant stand suzako's type of character (beside its cheap to win with such superior technology..^_^) luckily the anime and this "sidestory" focus on Lelouch (it would be boring otherwise)

... Last updated on February 9th, 2007, 7:45pm
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Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by atilim
January 1st, 2007, 10:25am
I like the anime of this better, one of the main char. Kallen does vandalism in the manga.
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