7 Anime Like Code Geass

Updated on September 26, 2017
Cheeky Kid profile image

Cheeky Kid has been watching anime and reading manga for as long as he can remember. Doing so takes him to different worlds.

Code Geass
Code Geass | Source

Whether it may be about cool mecha, mysterious powers, strategic geniuses, or thrilling plot twists, Code Geass presented all these elements on an exceptional level. By doing so, this anime climbed to the top whilst showing a grand tier of excitement and action throughout its run-through. It is one of the most loved and favored titles ever in the history of anime.

With Code Geass amassing a great deal of popularity and fame, it's no surprise that its fan-base is seeking out similar shows and whatnot. And so, I gave in to the sensation just to give you recommendations on more anime.

That's right! You're in the proper place. This article will direct you through a collection of more anime similar to Code Geass, and show you what other anime shows live up to the same (or nearly) god-like level. Sit back now, and watch!

Synopsis of Code Geass:

After the Holy Empire of Brittania's conquest for territory and power, Japan now finds itself a place called "Area 11" where the citizens are also called elevens and are treated as lower than low in their own country. As such, the people want to regain their freedom!

In the middle of the crisis of discrimination and war, the elevens eventually find hope in Zero, a black knight whose goal is to free the elevens from the chains bestowed upon them by the Holy Empire of Brittania. Unberknowst to everyone, Zero is the alter ego of an exiled prince of Brittania who fortunately meets the witch known as C.C. who in turn gives him the power of kings: the Code Geass.

Anime Similar to Code Geas
1. Death Note
2. Zetsuen no Tempest
3. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
4. Eureka Seven
5. Kakumeki Valvrave (Valvrave the Liberator)
6. Guilty Crown
7. Suisei no Gargantia

1. Death Note

Death Note
Death Note | Source

If you’re looking for an anime like Code Geass in terms of its main character’s overall attitude and personality, the sudden mysterious power acquisition, the strong notions of justice, and the brilliant tactician play, then Death Note would be the closest choice.

Death Note narrates the uncanny story of how the Shinigami’s notebook of death, the Death Note, fell into the hands of Yagami Light, a curious student who goes by his own strong sense of justice. At first, he is hesitant to use the Death Note. But, when he learns of its unbelievable powers, he starts to carry out his master plan of punishing all the criminals in the world and to bring the world closer to his own ideals. With this goal in mind, he begins to operate under the name Kira.

Whether it was right or wrong, only Kira has the power to decide and change the world with his Death Note. But one day, a mysterious yet brilliant person who goes by the name “L” shows up to challenge his him at his own games.

2. Zetsuen no Tempest

Zetsuen no Tempest
Zetsuen no Tempest | Source

According to current news, a mysterious woman is giving away free magical powers to anyone lucky enough to cross her path. Sound familiar? Well, it’s not C.C. this time, because it’s none other than the most powerful mage in the history of the Kusaribe clan—Hakaze Kusaribe—from the anime Zetsuen no Tempest.

Two great trees exist in this world: the tree of Genesis and the tree of Exodus. Both trees contradict each other with their powers of creation and destruction. One day, Samon Kisaribe, a man whose goal is to resurrect the tree of Exodus, treacherously banishes Hakaze Kusaribe to a desolate island so that she may not interfere with his plans. But, as the greatest mage in the clan, Hakaze has still has cards up her sleeves.

Hakaze sends messages across the sea in hopes that someone would stumble upon them. Fortunately, a young man named Mahiro Fuwa discovers it and gains contact with Hakaze. With vengeance for his sister on his mind, Mahiro makes a deal with Hakaze.

Now, Mahiro has to help Hakaze in order to stop the revival of the tree of Genesis. But then, Mahiro's best friend and his sister's lover, Yoshino Takigawa, gets dragged into the mess as well.

3. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood | Source

If sheer epic battle scenes and dark political conspiracies are essential ingredients for you, then Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood may just live up to your grand expectations.

In a world of balance and equilibrium, certain rules are set in order to follow the natural logic of things. This rule is especially strictly followed in the world of alchemy. But one day, two brothers (known as the Elric brothers) break the natural law by trying to raise their mother back from the dead! As a result, they suffer grave consequences for their defilement of the natural order. Edward Elric loses some of his limbs while Alphonse Elric loses his whole body.

Now, they must embark on a journey as state alchemists in order to bring back what was taken from them. They start to scramble around the continent in order to find a stone called the Philosopher's Stone, said to be the ultimate form of alchemy.

4. Eureka Seven

4. Eureka Seven
4. Eureka Seven | Source

Mechas, warring factions, and twisted revelations are just some of the things we enjoyed while watching Code Geass. And now, we shall see an anime with similar plot elements! Let us now set the limelight on Eureka Seven!

Eureka Seven follows the coming-of-age story of a young boy named Renton Thurston. All his life, Renton indulged himslelf in fantasies of riding the Trapar particle waves and joining the Gekkostate, a Light Finding Operation (LFO) aircraft mercenary group. But one day, in a sudden twist of fate, a young girl by the name of Eureka comes to Renton's mechanic grandfather's shop in order to get her LFO (Nirvash typeZERO) fixed.

Then, it happened! The place where the Nirvash typeZeERO is gets attacked and bombarded by military LFOs under a pursuit command. Renton then unknowingly aids the Nirvash typeZERO by using the Amiti Drive, a device that unleashes the Nirvash typeZERO's hidden ability.

Now, Renton is being recruited by the Gekkostate for showing big potential. Unknown to him though, it's just the start of his long adventure where everything takes an unexpected turn.

5. Kakumeiki Valvrave (Valvrave the Liberator)

Kakumeiki Valvrave (Valvrave the Liberator)
Kakumeiki Valvrave (Valvrave the Liberator) | Source

If Code Geass is particularly known for its high-end mechanical warriors called “Knightmare Frames,” then Kakumeiki Valvrave (Valvrave the Liberator) is known for its highly innovative and awesome robots warriors called “Valvraves.”

Far into the future, humans now mostly live in spherical cities located in space. In this time, three political powers exist: the Dorsia Military Pact Federation, ARUS, and the neutral JIOR. Hanging only on a thin thread of balance, the Dorsia Military Pact Federation suddenly attacks Module 77, a part of the JIOR alliance.

It just so happens that Module 77 is a school city block with a population composed mostly of students. Unknown to everyone, it's also the place where the mysterious robots called the Valvraves rest.

Follow Tokishima Haruto as he and the rest of his classmates and allies use the Valvraves in order to fight for their lives and reveal the hidden secrets of the world. Join them in their trials and predicaments as they dig in further into the conspiracy that dragged them all into a serious world of conflict.

6. Guilty Crown

Guilty Crown
Guilty Crown | Source

One boy caught up on a big worldly mess, one mysterious girl with suspicious origins, and one apocalyptic power to rule them all. Combine all of those similar elements together and you get Guilty Crown.

After the unfortunate tragedy known as "Lost Christmas," concerned with a virus called the "Apocalyptic Virus," Japan had been since then under the command of a control organization known as the GHQ. No one knows what GHQ is really after and what they're trying to hide, but,they found a foe in the rebel group the Funeral Parlor.

In the midst of the conflict, a high-school boy named Ouma Shu meets a suspicious girl named Yuzuriha Inori and stumbles upon a mysterious power that can be used to extract voids in the heart. Shu then wields the power known as the "Right Hand of the King," which imposes the Guilty Crown upon him.

7. Suisei no Gargantia

Suisei no Gargantia
Suisei no Gargantia | Source

Suisei no Gargentia is another anime embedded with high levels of action in its most climatic moments. And while I do agree that it's a bit lighter on the story intensity, Suisei no Gargantia's revelations and climatic performances are on par with Code Geass. And yes, there are also some pretty cool mechas here!

In a far off future, a galactic war against aggressive creatures known as "Hideause" is taking place in space. But, in one of the major battles in space, a young pilot named Ledo and his mobile robot Chamber suffer a terrible defeat that gets them flung towards a supposedly inhabited world, Earth. But, to Ledo's surprise Earth isn't the lifeless and deserted planet he learned about in his space home base.

With no knowledge of culture and the planet's current way of living, Ledo ventures out on Earth to search for a way back to his space base. But, it won't be as easy as it seems all paths of communication in space are now blocked, and it will take some time for Chamber to fully navigate the channels. And so, Ledo is temporarily forced to live with his new companions, Amy and the rest of the residents of Gargantia.

Anime Voting Poll

Which one is your favorite anime from the list?

See results

Questions & Answers

    Comments

      0 of 8192 characters used
      Post Comment

      • profile image

        Rohan 

        7 days ago

        the only unexpected thing in zetsuen no tempest was that aika was the mage of exodus

      • profile image

        Fuzi 

        6 months ago

        Waiting for them to atleast announce the release date of R3

      • profile image

        Me 

        7 months ago

        Yo when is code geass season three coming out

      • profile image

        aqeel 

        11 months ago

        Hi I am really impressed with code geass and death note

        Their stories are heart rending so much strategic too...

        But I really thought they would give code geass a happy ending though death note didn't deserved a happy ending I know

        But both animes were really great

      • Cheeky Kid profile imageAUTHOR

        Cheeky Kid 

        15 months ago from Milky Way

        @akaoni Especially the main character. And oh, the thing about the sister too. Also, the eye ability.

      • profile image

        Akaoni 

        15 months ago

        i think charlotte is kinda similar

      • profile image

        Cosmaniac 

        16 months ago

        CODE GEASS SEASON 3 FOR THE F**KING WIN

      • profile image

        Adel 

        2 years ago

        I watched Zetsuen no Tempest following this recommendation and I have to say, it's the shitiest anime I've seen so far, please don't put it on the same level with code geass or death note. It's a disgrace.

      • profile image

        Grimm 

        2 years ago

        Valvrave the Liberator , code geass and death note Are the best

      • profile image

        septyedo 

        2 years ago

        zetsuen no tempest is not bad tho

      • profile image

        killerbee 

        2 years ago

        to all those people who voted death note as their favourite anime, i recommend u to carefully watch the whole series again and lemme know if u still say the same! i bet at least half of u will see through the hypocrytical plot and ending! ^^

      • profile image

        Paul 

        2 years ago

        Totally agree dude!

      • Cheeky Kid profile imageAUTHOR

        Cheeky Kid 

        4 years ago from Milky Way

        Wow. I must say, I'm flattered. Thank you and best regards to you and your granddaughter. :3

      • Shyron E Shenko profile image

        Shyron E Shenko 

        4 years ago from Texas

        Cheeky Kid, my granddaughter loves you, so I send her the links to your hubs on fb, I hope she sends you a message.

        Thumbs up BAI and shared.

        Shyron

      • protonist profile image

        Yussef Jeber 

        4 years ago

        Zetsuen no Tempest and Valvrave the Liberator got me interested, although nothing (NOTHING!) will ever be as awesomely well scripted as Code Geass... man, Code Geass rules.

      working

      This website uses cookies

      As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, reelrundown.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

      For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://reelrundown.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

      Show Details
      Necessary
      HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
      LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
      Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
      AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
      Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
      CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
      Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
      Features
      Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
      Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
      Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
      Marketing
      Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
      Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
      Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
      Statistics
      Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
      ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)