Code Geass is a story that revolves around Lelouch Lamperouge, who, after getting caught in a crossfire between the Britannia and the armed rebel forces, was saved by a mysterious girl named C.C.
She bestowed the “Power Of Kings,” known as Geass upon him. Upon realizing the “power of absolute obedience,” he becomes a masked vigilante known as Zero to take revenge against Britannia.
This is a story that revolves around Lelouch’s struggle to distinguish his sense of justice, which is continuously stimulated by vengeance.
So let’s begin with the top 10 list of the anime that closely resembles Code Geass.
Guilty Crown will remind you of Code Geass through the eyes of Death Note’s director.
Guilty CrownAir Date: October 14, 2011 Status: Finished Studio: Production I.G No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 22
Japan is ruled by an independent military force known as GHQ, after the outbreak of the “Apocalypse Virus,” making the events’ name in history as “Lost Christmas.”
The only faction that rebels against GHQ are a guerilla group led by infamous Gai Tsutsugami, acting as freedom fighters.
Shuu Ouma, after accidentally running into Inori, one of Funeral Parlor’s members, obtains the “Power of Kings.”
With the help of the power to draw out the manifestations of an individual personality, Shuu has embarked on a mission to free Japan from GHQ’s reign uncovering the dark truths of the “Lost Christmas.”
Grab the chances that come your way, Eureka Seven reminds us that through an adventurous fiction.
Eureka SevenAir Date: April 17, 2005 Status: Finished Studio: Bones No. of Seasons: 2 No. of Episodes: 74
Renton Thurston is a mechanic entangled by his deceased father’s legacy. The only thing that excites him is to surf the Trapar wave particles dispersed throughout air.
Wanting to join the mercenary group of Gekkostate to enjoy an adventurous life, he was soon presented a chance as he meets Eureka, a member of Gekkostate, who crash lands in his garage.
Eureka asks him to join her as co-pilot of the Nirvash typeZERO, a robot able to surf on Trapar wave particles after tuning it up.
8Mobile Suit Gundam 00
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 reminds us of the disaster that awaits us for abusing fossil fuel through a nail-biting mecha adventure.
GundamAir Date: October 6, 2007 Status: Finished Studio: Sunrise No. of Seasons: 2 No. of Episodes: 50
After running out of fossil fuel, mankind has now moved on to solar power. Different nations have united together to form three major factions who have access to a solar power generator. The solar power generator provides them with limitless energy.
While solar power reigning as the power supremacy, the countries dependent on the sales of fossil fuel are in absolute poverty.
An unknown paramilitary organization called “Celestial Beings” using their advanced Mobile Suits known as Gundams has arrived to stop the internal warfare between the countries.
7Terror in Resonance
Terror in Resonance suggests you to not judge a book by its cover.
Terror in ResonanceAir Date: July 11, 2014 Status: Finished Studio: MAPPA No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 11
After an attack on a nuclear facility in Japan, the government is shattered. For its inability to track down those perpetrators.
Just when things were going back to normal after six months, those two perpetrators released a video identifying themselves as “Sphinx” and directly challenged the police department threatening to cause mayhem across Tokyo.
The police were unable to stop the mass panic and hired Detective Kenjirou to solve the case.
6Darker than Black
Darker than Black deals with a war in the shadows where justice doesn’t prevail.
Darker than BlackAir Date: April 6, 2007 Status: Finished Studio: Bones No. of Seasons: 2 No. of Episodes: 37
It has been 10 years since Heaven’s Gate and Hell’s Gate appeared in South America and Japan, respectively. The Gate does not abide by the laws of physics and grants supernatural abilities to Contractors, who accept them by giving up their humanity.
In a Japanese city surrounding the Hell’s Gate, Chief Misaki Kirihara finds herself at odds with Hei, an infamous contractor known as “Black Reaper.” Hei deals with those who threaten the existence of Contractors.
5Neon Genesis Evangelion
Neon Genesis Evangelion powerfully depicts the conscience of human emotions amidst the survival of humanity.
Neon Genesis EvangelionAir Date: October 4, 1995 Status: Finished Studio: Tatsunoko Production, Gainax No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 26
Standing on the brink of extinction, Nerv, a specialized agency under the United Nations, is the last hope to save humanity against the Angels using their giant machines called Evangelions.
Gendou Ikari, head of the organization along with her comradery, is finding compatible pilots to sync in with Evangelion.
Shinji Ikari’s average life is drastically changed when he has whisked away into the depths of Nerv after meeting with his father. He has been destined to pilot Evangelion Unit-01 to save humanity once and for all.
4Legend of the Galactic Heroes
Legend of the Galactic Heroes magnificently illustrates a duel between the heart and brain on the canvas of a galaxy.
Legend of the Galactic HeroesAir Date: January 8, 1988 Status: Finished Studio: Artland, Madhouse, Magic Bus No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 110
The 150-year long stalemate between the interstellar superpowers, the Galactic Empire and the Free Planets Alliance comes to an end when the ideologies clash between the new generation.
While the idealistic military genius Reinhard von Lohengramm is fighting to save the Goldenbaum Dynasty, he has to free his sister from Kaiser and unify humanity under one genuine ruler.
Meanwhile, the FPA’s reserved historian, Yang Wenli, is fighting to stand firm in his beliefs and prove his strong democratic ideals to his pupil, Julian Mintz.
When they both clash head-on, the one question that arises is about the purpose behind their battle.
Gurren Lagann deals with much more than the emotions and survival of humankind through an exhilarating mecha adventure.
Gurren LagannAir Date: April 1, 2007 Status: Finished Studio: Gainax No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 27
Simon is a young man with no real aspirations while Kamina is free-spirited, both of them born and raised in an underground village stumbles upon an ignition key to an ancient war artifact which they name Lagann.
With the help of Lagann, they set off on a journey under the bright sky with Yoko, to fight against “Beastmen,” humanoid creatures terrorizing humanity in robots called “Gunmen.”
2Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood reminds us that mortality is a blessing to mankind.
Fullmetal Alchemist: BrotherhoodAir Date: April 5, 2009 Status: Finished Studio: Bones No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 64
After attempting the human transmission, a forbidden act of alchemy, young brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric, pay the price by losing a left leg and a physical body, respectively.
But Edward sacrificed his right arm to affix Alphonse’s soul to a suit of armor. Edward obtained metal limbs called “automail” and became a state alchemist.
Both of the brothers have embarked on their journey to find the Philosopher’s Stone, which can solve their problem. But soon, they encounter a national conspiracy surrounding the Philosopher’s Stone.
Death Note is a bold illustration of the fine line between good and evil.
Death NoteAir Date: October 4, 2006 Status: Finished Studio: Madhouse No. of Seasons: 1 No. of Episodes: 37
Getting bored with the Shinigami lifestyle, Ryuk drops his Death Note into the human realm to see how a human would use it.
Light Yagami, a high school student, finds it. After knowing its ability to kill people just by writing the name, he dreams of creating a world without criminals becoming a god himself.
Police, however, quickly discovering a serial killer, hires a young and eccentric man known only as L, who is the best detective in the world.
Some other series that has a resemblance to Code Geass are:
Aldnoah Zero; No Game, No Life; Mobile Suit Gundam SEED.