Code geass is set on an alternative future where the Britannian Empire has conquered one third of the world.The world is divided between the Britannian Empire and two other superpowers, the China Federation and the European Union.
The story begins with the conquest of Japan by Britannia. Because of this, Japan loses all privileges and becomes a part of the Britannian Empire. After that, Japan is called Area 11 and its population, elevens.
The main character Lelouch Lamperouge, a plein ordinary boy with a shady past. Lelouch is actually the son of the Emperor of Britannia. His real name is Lelouch Vi Britannia, the 17th prince of Britannia. he has a sister, called Nunnally who was born with a problem in her eyes that don't let her see. After the death of his mother, Lelouch took Nunally and went to Japan to get away from the Empire. Now he is living in Ashford Academy with a fake name, Lamperouge. One day, he is involved in a terrorist attack against Britannia. Between shots and explosions, he meets a misterious girl which offers him a power, the Geass. The Geass let him make orders to anyone who looks at him. With tis power, he decides to meet its objectives, beeing the destrution of the Empire and the creation of a peaceful world in which Nunnally is able to live in peace.
To make this real, he creates The Order of the Black Knights and he kills the Britanian prince in Japan (who was his brother) under the name of Zero. The Order slowly gets members and armament to fight Britannia.
Now I am going to tell you my opinion. I like it because of the topic it explains. The powerful Empire and the uprising of Japan. Who knows, maybe this will happen in the near future. I also like the misterious atmosphere that surrounds the characters and their past. Most people think that anime series are just for kids. This series totally denies it. I highly recommend it
That is all I am going to cover in this entry. I should say that it is spoilers-free, everything I have said happens in the early episodes. If you want to know the whole story click here
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