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Code Geass Watch Order Guide

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Almost every anime fan has watched or has heard the name “Code Geass”. After all, it is an OG anime that has created a huge hype among fans since the day of its inception. Code Geass is a historical and mecha anime that has a fantastic storyline, epic battle scenes, great characters, and other themes like emotionally charged sequences, hardcore action, fighting, and elements of surprise. It is based on the manga of the same name by Ichiro Okuchi and has gained mass appraisal from anime fans worldwide. Code Geass shares its reputation with the likes of Death Note, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Noragami, Dr. Stone, Assassination Classroom, etc.

I am a fan of this series and I would like others to get into it as well. This is a series worth watching at least once in your life and not to say that I keep suggesting this series to other anime lovers all the time. If you want to get into this bomb anime series, I have the best Code Geass watch order guide for you to help you get to know the series from A-Z. 

So, buckle up and get ready to dive into the Code Geass watch order guide and know more about this gem of an anime!

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NameAvailable OnOur Rating
Code Geass: Lelouch of the RebellionCrunchyroll, Funimation, VRV9/10
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2Crunchyroll, Funimation, VRV9.6/10
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Special Edition Black Rebellion (OVA)Crunchyroll, Funimation, VRV8/10
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 Special Edition Zero Requiem (OVA)Crunchyroll, Funimation, VRV8/10
Code Geass: Kiseki no Tanjoubi (OVA)Crunchyroll, Funimation, VRV, Gogoanime7.3/10
Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch – Nunnally in Wonderland (OVA)Crunchyroll, Funimation, VRV7/10
Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito (Spin-Off)Crunchyroll, Funimation, VRV7.5/10
Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch I – Koudou (Movie)Crunchyroll, Funimation, VRV8/10
Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch II – Handou (Movie)Crunchyroll, Funimation, VRV8.3/10
Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch III – Oudou (Movie)Crunchyroll, Funimation, VRV8.5/10
Code Geass: Fukkatsu no Lelouch (Movie)Crunchyroll, Funimation, VRV8/10

Code Geass Watch Order

  1. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

This is the first season of the Code Geass series that appears on our Code Geass watch order guide. This is a 25-episode series that has been produced by Project Geass, Sunrise, and Mainichi Broadcasting System. This season pretty much kickstarts the series and is centered around the plot of Lelouch vi Britannia leading a rebellion group called the Black Knights in order to overthrow the superpower, Britannia. 

Available On: Crunchyroll, Funimation, VRV

Review:

The first season is pretty fast-paced and hard-hitting. It establishes the story of Code Geass and makes acquainted with a lot of characters like the protagonist Lelouch, his Japanese friend Suzaku Kururugi, Villetta Nu, Viceroy Clovis, and others. I found this season to be extremely thrilling and engrossing.

Rating:

MyAnimeList rates this season 8.8/10 and we rate it 9/10

  1. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2

This is the second season of the Code Geass anime series that appears on our Code Geass watch order guide. This season has been directed by Goro Taniguchi who has worked closely with the creator of the manga, Ichiro Okouchi on the script. This season takes place almost a year after the events of the first season. This time the plot centers around the failure of the coup d’état led by the Black Knights on the leadership of Lelouch vi Britannia, his subsequent arrest, and brainwashing. It also talks about how the coup came to be known as the Black Rebellion. 

Available On: Crunchyroll, Funimation, VRV

Review:

The second season of the Code Geass anime series is just as thrilling as the first one. I remember binging this series as I could not get up before finishing with the last episode. You can watch Code Geass season 2 in English subbed and dubbed versions on any anime streaming site.

Rating:

MyAnimeList has rated it 9/10 and we rate it a 9.6/10

  1. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Special Edition Black Rebellion (OVA)

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Special Edition Black Rebellion is the first OVA that appears on our Code Geass watch order guide. However, this OVA does not tell a new story but summarizes all the events that have taken place in the first season of the original Code Geass anime series from Lelouch’s perspective. You can catch this Code Geass OVA on major anime streaming platforms like Crunchyroll and Funimation and watch it in high-quality video in English subbed and dubbed versions.

Available On: Crunchyroll, Funimation, VRV

Review:

Since I had already watched the first season of the Code Geass anime series, I was excited to watch the series from Lelouch’s point of view. You can watch it if you don’t want to skip anything. It really carries forward with the thrill and excitement that were delivered by the first season, and more so because we get to view the events as Lelouch saw and perceived them. 

Rating:

MyAnimeList rates it a 7.6/10 and we rate it 8/10

  1. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 Special Edition Zero Requiem (OVA)

This OVA is also not too different from the first Code Geass OVA as it basically narrates all the events that took place in season 2 of the anime in a nutshell. I personally skipped this OVA as I did not want to waste my time watching the summarized version of the second season all over again, but you can watch it if you don’t want to skip anything. 

Available On: Crunchyroll, Funimation, VRV

Review:

This OVA really kept up with the emotional elements of the second season and delivered all the major events and scenes from that season with the same punch. I think it’s well worth all the hype although I personally wouldn’t watch it because it tells no different story. 

Rating:

MyAnimeList rates it 7.8/10 and we rate it 8/10

  1. Code Geass: Kiseki no Tanjoubi (OVA)

This is 30 minutes long OVA of the Code Geass anime. It premiered on April 23, 2010. The story takes place four months after the downfall of Lelouch vi Britannia. The Student Council has been taken over by the Rivalz while Ashford Academy prepares for another school festival. Lelouch and company reunite for one last adventure while preparing for the festival. The events of this story have been narrated by Jeremiah Gottwald. 

Available On: Crunchyroll, Funimation, VRV, Gogoanime

Review:

This OVA is exciting and unlike the first two OVAs, it narrates a completely different story and that is good for a change. I loved every bit of it and in spite of being an extra story, it doesn’t fail to provide the audience with the same hard-hitting action, delivered by the original Code Geass series.

Rating:

MyAnimeList rates it 6.9/10 and we rate it 7.3/10

  1. Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch – Nunnally in Wonderland (OVA)

This is the second OVA that appears on our Code Geass watch order guide that tells an original story. However, it is based in an alternate world where Lelouch and his sister Nunnally play the role of Mad Hatter and Alice, from Lewis Carroll’s popular story Alice in Wonderland, respectively. C.C., another character from the series plays the role of the mysterious Cheshire Cat from the original novel. Suzaku and Kallen play the characters of the White Knight and the March Hare respectively. Shirley plays the role of the Fawn, Milly plays the role of the Dutchess and Anya plays the role of the shy White Rabbit. Charles plays the role of the King of Hearts as Marianne takes up the role of the Queen of Hearts. V.V. plays the Prince of Hearts as Schneizel plays the King of Red and Kanon plays the Queen of Red. All the characters retain their original personas analogous to the personalities of the Alice in Wonderland characters.

Available On: Crunchyroll, Funimation, VRV

Review:

This is quite a fun OVA and I loved the fact that the Code Geass characters portrayed the Alice in Wonderland characters so well. Each role suited their respective characters perfectly, and since Alice in Wonderland is one of my favorite fictional works, I felt drawn towards it automatically.

Rating:

MyAnimeList rates this OVA a 6.5/10 and we rate it a 7/10

  1. Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito (Spin-Off)

This OVA series is a spin-off to the main Code Geass series and has been directed by Kazuki Akane. The story is set during the Britannian invasion of the European continent that took place between the events of the first and second seasons of Lelouch of the Rebellion. It focuses on the story of the young soldier Akito Hyuga and his superior Leila Malcal from the European Army, who were both victims of a higher power known as Geass. 

Available On: Crunchyroll, Funimation, VRV

Review:

This spin-off consists of 5 episodes and each of them is extremely adrenaline-inducing. Being a spin-off, it doesn’t get much attention but trust me when I say this, you won’t regret watching it. It keeps the thrill of the original Code Geass anime series alive and is worth watching at least once.

Rating:

IMDb rates this OVA series 6.7/10 and we rate it 7.5/10

  1. Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch I – Koudou (Movie)

This is the first Code Geass movie that appears on our Code Geass watch order guide. However, this movie does not tell an original story but rather compiles and compresses the events that took place in Lelouch of the Rebellion R1 till episode 17. The story starts with Lelouch vi Britannia and his crippled sister Nunnally being exiled by their father Charles Zi Britannia after the murder of their mother, Marianne. The movie summarizes Britannias invasion of Japan and renaming it Area 11. The movie also recaps most episodes 1-17 with small tweaks and changes that are different from the original anime series. This makes the recap movie almost an alternate timeline to the OG series.

Available On: Crunchyroll, Funimation, VRV

Review:

Although it is essentially a retelling of the original series, I loved the fact that several changes were made, albeit small, that make it an alternate timeline and give us a different perspective of the Code Geass universe. 

Rating:

IMDb rates it 7.4/10 and we rate it 8/10

  1. Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch II – Handou (Movie)

This is the second movie that appears on our Code Geass watch order guide. Just like the first movie, this is also a retelling of the original series, from Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion and Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2. It is a compilation of the events from Episode 18 of Season 1 to Episode 16 of Season 2. However, although being a recap, there are also a few changes in the storyline making it a part of an alternate timeline.

Available On: Crunchyroll, Funimation, VRV

Review:

I have the same opinion on this movie as the previous one. Despite being a compilation of the original series, the tweaks and changes give it its individualism which makes it worth watching. I loved this movie and although I had already watched the original series, I found this movie to have a personality of its own and that is what made it so special.

Rating:

IMDb rates it a 7.1/10 and we give it 8.3/10

  1. Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch III – Oudou (Movie)

This is the third movie in the Code Geass movie trilogy and is essentially a recap of the events that took place in season 2 of the OG series focusing on episodes 17 onwards. However, like the other two movies, in the trilogy, this movie also gets several changes that deviate away from the original plot. This makes the movie quite special to watch and at the same time giving you a recapitulation of what happened in season 2 of the series.

Available On: Crunchyroll, Funimation, VRV

Review:

Even after having watched the original season 2 of the anime, I gave this movie a chance and boy oh boy, was I blown away. It didn’t feel boring and dragged out at all despite being a recap and the changes gave an entire new meaning to the movie. I would definitely recommend you to watch this movie trilogy even if you have already watched the Code Geass anime series.

Rating:

IMDb rates it 7.7/10 and we give it 8.5/10

  1. Code Geass: Fukkatsu no Lelouch (Movie)

This is the latest movie in the Code Geass watch order guide and unlike the first three movies, this movie tells an entirely different story than the original anime series. This story is set a year after the events of Zero Requiem or basically the second season of the Code Geass anime. It tells the story of Nunnally vi Britannia taking over the rule of Britannia after the downfall of her brother former Emperor Lelouch vi Britannia. She is also aided by her trusted bodyguard and Lelouch’s friend Suzaku Kururugi. But what happens after they are ambushed by a Knightmare squad during a goodwill visit to a desert nation? 

Available On: Crunchyroll, Funimation, VRV

Review:

This is one of the most happening movies in the Code Geass franchise and I loved every second of it. It tells an entirely new story and gives Lelouch a closure arc that was necessary. I loved it and I’m pretty damn sure that you would love it too.

Rating:

IMDb gives it 7.4/10 stars and we give it 8/10 stars

Final Thoughts

The Code Geass franchise is one of the best series that I’ve watched to date and I would totally re-watch it again when I want to. All of its episodes, OVAs, Movies, and spin-off are extremely exhilarating and will keep you on your toes till the very end. The last and latest movie gives us the closure we were looking for and gives Lelouch the redemption arc that he required. Overall, I would suggest this series to everyone and I hope my Code Geass watch order guide will help you out with starting with it. 

Let us know your thoughts and opinions on the series in the comments below!

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