Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (2006) - Animation, Action, Adventure

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After being given a mysterious power to control others, an outcast prince becomes the masked leader of the rebellion against an all powerful empire

IMDB: 8.6
Stars: Johnny Yong Bosch, Yuri Lowenthal
Length: 24 Minutes
PG Rating: TV-14
Reviews: 9 out of 71 found boring (12.67%)

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It's mind boggling how some people think taking a page out of Scooby-Doo is clever in any way, shape, or form.

Although there are plenty of nice looking Mecha fights, it can hardly be called a Mecha show, what makes it so appealing and entertaining is the clever unfolding of the plot and the chess game like strategies developed by the main character.

The awesome plot twists and fascinating story line makes it nearly impossible to predict what will happen.

But from here on out, the show has become tired and formulaic, even repetitive, though it tries so hard to be more.

*May container spoilers*Code Geass centers around Lelouche Lamperouge, a high school student that shows his prowess as a chess player, penchant for skipping class, and his obvious boredom with class.

Then you just get angry at how dumb the show is and how dumb the main character is and how pointless the whole journey is.

The continuous plotting and action provides excitement that will keep you on the edge of your seat, and the writers never fail to deliver the thrilling climaxes that you would expect from the constant cliffhangers.

Every episode is page turner, compacted with everything, from, intense fighting, politics, real world issues, drama, romance.

Speaking of which, the political run of this anime is so fast paced, it reminded me of the first time I saw Nolan's "The Prestige" without subtitles, the sequences sometimes change in such untouched momentum that the viewing experience may get mind-numbing after a continuous five to six episode (it is either a bad side or a good side, your comment).

It may seen boring until after the first 10 episodes or so.

Vulnerability and human weaknesses are shown very well, which contribute heavily in keeping the narrative gripping.

The complex plot and story with mind boggling twists and turns is like a visual and mental treat.

Like, real intense.

truly worth watching .........

I believe that the guy that created this anime is a mastermind,because everything that happens is unpredictable and it shocks you.

The feeling of sitting on the edge of the couch...

The anime is a mixture of emotions as it has love,hatred,connections,humor,a bit hentai and most of all the mind boggling plot.

Between the fantastic animation, deep and compelling characters, deep plot, interesting moral conundrums and an amazing soundtrack this is the single best anime ever produced even exceeding the greats such as Cowboy bebop and death note in my opinion.

Never has there been an anime that blended, brilliant character development, amazing music, intriguing moral dilemmas, immersive story, and exciting mecha battles as well as Code Geass has.

The emotions are intense and feel true.

You watch a whole bunch of pointless battles with no clear person to root for and ask yourself: "Why am I watching this show again?

As a whole the story by episode can become very intense to mild and back to very intense again, eventually even.

Mind blowing twists with the amazing plot and marvellous direction takes this anime to whole different level.

That's a bit too predictable in my opinion.

Going along with this, every conflict will have major characters, often friends, facing off against each other; a very intriguing twist that will have you not sure who really is the true antagonist in the end.

Right from the start it grabbed my attention, evoking questions in a compelling way.

Just as you are tiring of more flying machines, explosions, narrow escapes, etc., they give us the tiniest inkling of an engaging plot twist, just to keep those of us more interested in intelligent plots, character development, (and not aroused by cartoon ladies with water-balloon boobs), on the hook for something rewarding.

The only good thing this series had is the finale, which I think is one of the most unpredictable endings of the story of anime.

Code Geass is one of those medium-pushers, particularly for anime, that invests in its selected medium to the absolute limit of its capacity; its animation and story are simply stunning with hardly a wasted moment in sight and no wasted time exploring its own self-invented alternate history, continuing the greatness of its predecessor 'Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion: R1'.

The original was smart and clever, but R2 is more of a self-aware show that bombards the viewer with pointless fanservice and relies too heavily on the reputation of the original Code Geass to carry it.

The Shakespearean plot of intrigues and thirst for power is breathtaking, the tragic main characters, dealing with almost Oedipal or other profound traumata, are as clever and mind-blowing to watch in their strategic and moral duels as were Light Yagami and L in Death Note.

The action sequences are decent but they get boring and repetitive after awhile.

This show should be watched by anyone for it isn't a bloody good anime its a brilliant and masterful show that just happens to be in 2D, which is why I am recommending it to all my friends and my family its just outstanding and breathtaking.

" Then you try to console yourself and justify these questions by telling yourself the show was made for a thinker, an intellectual like yourself, so you praise the shows attempts at symbolism and metaphor: "Ah, what a work of art; the pointless battles must symbolize the pointless nature of violence" and "Ah, the lack of good guy versus bad guy is intentional to reflect the unclear nature of morality, which lies in shades of gray, of course".

This series is so damn slow/boring/predictable and cliché.

This futuristic post colonial world and its present-day parallels, as well as the world of Lelouch and his struggles with Geass, and the internal conflict that accompanies it, were all very entertaining.

Don't get me wrong--the first series, though not in itself unique or visionary, was quite engaging at times, and the unraveling of the character and story lines was intriguing.

At times the story gets exhilarating, thrilling and makes one wonder.

This is an excellent series for anyone looking for suspenseful & exciting action & drama.

But some of the twists are just too implausible, silly, or even confusing to give a turd about...

Frankly speaking, there are various drawbacks for the audience that make it difficult to get into the story and make it uninteresting.

This was a great anime with great animation and a gripping storyline!

Predictable and cliché after cliché after cliché .

The animation is tighter, the knightmares more deadly, the action more intense, and even the musical score is even better than the already amazing R1 soundtrack.

There is action, some drama, and an OK plot but lets face, it is insanely generic and cliché.

Extremely entertaining and the plot is filled with twists and turns.

I just don't get how this is actually a popular show, everything about it is boring and cliché, it's like I've already seen all of this a billion times.

This is not tight-wound, original, well written or engaging enough to be called that.


These conflict, both internal and external will lead to some of the more intense scenes that have ever graced the silver screen.

It was totally amazing,and I've really enjoyed it.

Problem with this animation is - the episodes seem repetitive and the plot doesn't move forward much, there are too many loop holes.

Thus, it may be dull to see such a perfect figure in the first half of the R1 story.

The majority of the episodes felt either like filler, or they would follow a predictable formula like this: Lelouch plans something sneaky, he totally destroys the empire's forces, then right as they are about to win Suzeku rolls in and undoes absolutely everything.

But the more you get in to the story and the more you learn about the characters, it gets intense.

Definitely worth watching.

They have a lot of character development all the characters are fascinating.

My overall impression is at the top, and I absolutely recommend this series to anyone looking for an exciting ride.