Code Geass

Code Geass

The Code Geass franchise started as an anime series released in October 2006. After its second season ended, the series grew into a larger franchise due to its wide critical acclaim. Several OVAs and a movie were released, and the series received manga and light novel adaptations.

The franchise appealed to a broad audience despite its mecha roots. It received praise from critics for its narrative, characters, strong voice acting, and success in hitting a wide range of audience groups. Most notable are the character conflicts portrayed and moral questions raised by the franchise.

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Timeline

Main article: Code Geass timeline

Code Geass is set in the Imperial Calendar named Ascension Throne Britannia (a.t.b.). The calendar started from the day the united British tribes elected Celtic King Alwin I to battle Rome. Although the Europea United used the French Republican Calendar, the world deferred to the Imperial Calendar.

Mecha

Main article: Knightmare Frames

Knightmare Frames is the name for mecha in Code Geass. They are humanoid war machines developed by the Holy Britannian Empire. The name is a wordplay on nightmare and a knight’s mare. The former describes the terror the Knightmare Frames struck in the heart of the Empire’s enemies, while the latter is a praise for the pilots who defend the people. Pilots who proved themselves were knighted for their contributions..

Series & films

List of Code Geass animated series and movies and live-action films in the order of their release:

TitleTypeRelease date
Code Geass: Lelouch of the RebellionTVOctober 6, 2006 – July 29, 2007
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2TVApril 6, 2008 – September 28, 2008
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
Special Edition “Black Rebellion”
MovieFebruary 22, 2008
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 Special Edition “Zero Requiem”MovieJuly 24, 2009
Code Geass: The Miraculous Birthday
Code Geass: Nunnally in WonderlandOVAJuly 27, 2012
Code Geass: Akito the ExiledOVAAugust 4, 2012 – February 6, 2016
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion I – InitiationMovieOctober 21, 2017
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion II – TransgressionMovieFebruary 10, 2018
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion III – GlorificationMovieMay 26, 2018
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrectionMovieFebruary 9, 2019

Manga

List of Code Geass manga in alphabetical: order

TitleAuthor(s)IllustratorRelease date(s)
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
Kōdo Giasu: Hangyaku no Rurūshu
Majiko~!December 26, 2006 – March 26, 2010
Code Geass: Suzaku of the Counterattack
Kōdo Giasu: Hankō no Suzaku
Atsuro YominoJune 26, 2007
September 26, 2008
Code Geass: Nightmare of Nunnally
Kōdo Giasu Naitomea Obu Nanarī
Tomomasa TakumaJune 26, 2007 – April 25, 2009
Code Geass: Tales of an Alternate Shogunate
Bakumatsu Ibun Roku Kōdo Giasu Hangyaku no Rurūshu
October 25, 2010
Code Geass: Renya of Darkness
Kōdo Giasu: Shikkoku no Renya
Goro TaniguchiMay 2010
Code Geass: Oz the Reflection
Kōdo Giasu: Sōbō no Ozu
Shigeru Morita
Code Geass: Oz the Reflection SIDE: Audreen
Code Geass: Oz the Reflection SIDE: Orpheus

Novels

List of Code Geass novels in release order:

TitleJapan releaseEnglish release
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Stage 0: Entrance April 28, 2007November 4, 2008
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Stage 1: Shadow June 30, 2007March 3, 2009
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Stage 2: Knight September 29, 2007August 25, 2009
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Stage 3: Sword December 28, 2007November 3, 2009
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Stage 4: Zero February 29, 2008February 23, 2010
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Red Tracks March 29, 2008
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 Turn 1 May 31, 2008
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 Turn 2 August 30, 2008
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 Turn 3 November 29, 2008
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 Turn 4 February 28, 2009
Code Geass: OZ the Reflection SIDE:Orpheus 1 July 10, 2013
Code Geass: OZ the Reflection SIDE:Orpheus 2 February 26, 2014
Code Geass: OZ the Reflection SIDE:Orpheus 3 September 26, 2014
Code Geass: OZ the Reflection O2 SIDE:Lyre 1 April 25, 2015
Code Geass: Akito the Exiled 1 July 6, 2013
Code Geass: Akito the Exiled 2 December 6, 2013

Video games

Cross platform

  • Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion – Lost Colors

Nintendo DS

  • Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
  • Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 – Banjou no Geass Gekijou