This guide will answer your question of how to watch code geass in order without missing out on anything.
Code geass is one of the greatest classic anime of all time if you are a fan of anime that involve strategical ways to mislead the enemy then this show is for you. Even though it was released 15 years ago in 2006 the popularity of this anime is still surpassing other classic anime of their genre. The protagonist of this show was the most popular male character in 2006 because of his ability to outwit his enemy through his tactical knowledge & high intelligence.
The story of code geass follows a near alternate future fictional war. The Holy Britannian Empire has invaded the entire world including Japan which is now being called Area 11, the Britannia empire treat other Japanese people in a bad way with so much humiliation. But there is a young outcast prince of Britannian Empire who change things with the help of his power which he obtained recently and decides to use it against Britannian Empire which currently dominates various countries across the globe.
Chronological Watch Order of Code Geass
1. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
The first season was broadcasted for 10 months starting in Oct 2006 and ending with 25 episodes in July 2007.
In the first season, the protagonist is a high school student at Ashford Academy he is highly intelligent with an I.Q. that is above being called genius. He is a very calm, caring and immodest person at university he interacts with other students and because of that is a likeable person in the academy but he has a dark side and his true nature is very different than his current image in the society. He doesn’t like the way things operate in this world created by Britannian Empire and ultimately wants his own dominance to create peace.
2. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2
After the huge success of code geass season 1, this show has now a huge fan following across the globe. Now the season 2 takes place after a year and its premiere started in the Spring of 2008.
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This season is packed with a lot of surprises for you with some great moments, some new interesting characters also introduced in this season. And personally speaking about the last episode, I have never seen anything like this. After the 25th episode of season 2, most people were satisfied with the anime because the all-important storyline was covered in both seasons, but if you want to see more than that continue reading this article.
3. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Special Edition- Black Rebellion (OVA)
This movie was released in 2008 and this movie is the recap of the important events in season 1 from the perspective of Lelouch’s.
4. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 Special Edition- Zero Requiem (OVA)
Just like the 1st movie in the code geass episode list, this is also a full recap summarizing all important events of 25 episodes of season 2 and if you are not interested in the recaps then you can skip these 2 and move directly to Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch- Kiseki no Birthday.
5. Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch- Kiseki no Birthday
This OVA is a 27-minute long short episode. It was released back in 2010. These OVA are different from the OVA of other series because it goes deep inside the background of the main series and explain some important events from a different perspective.
6. Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch- Nunnally in Wonderland
Like the last OVA this also references a few vital events from the main series and because of that this 28-minute episode is enjoyable. It was released in 2012.
7. Code Geass: Akito the Exiled
This spin-off is more like a series consisting of 5 episodes each episode is 51 minutes long. Code Geass: Akito the Exiled is a spin-off for both seasons but now from the viewpoint of The United Republic of Europia also referred to as the E.U. The first episode was released in 2012 and the last episode i.e 5th episode was released in 2016.
8. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion I- Initiation
Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion I- Initiation movie is also a recap of the original main series but you must be confused why there is another movie recap of the main series if that has already been released earlier but this movie is different it is set in an alternate universe and there are many changes in the story of this movie and to find out what are those changes you should watch this movie.
9. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion II- Transgression
Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion II- Transgression was released in 2018 this movie is 2 hours and 12 minutes long. This movie is a continuation of the last movie and all the events are set between season 1 and season 2 of the main series but with different storylines and some changes in the events especially covering episode 17 from season 2.
10. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion III- Glorification
Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion III- Glorification is the final movie in this trilogy which follows a story from the alternate universe. This movie was also released in 2018 and the runtime for this movie is 2 hours and 20 minutes. This last movie from the trilogy was most popular and there were some modifications from the main series which personally speaking were good.
If you are one of those people who don’t like extras like OVA’s at least consider watching this trilogy movie, it’s worth watching if you liked the main series.
11. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Resurrection
As the title suggest this movie follows after the death of Lelouch in both the main series and alternative universe trilogy and in this movie Lelouch comes back to life. This movie was released in 2019 and this is 1 hour and 52 minutes long. If you don’t want to miss out on anything in this movie then must watch all the movie recaps because then only you will be able to understand this movie completely.
This show is one of the most amazing series of all time. The movies and OVA’s released so far are pretty good too.
If you haven’t watched this series yet and came here to find out How to watch code geass in order? I hope after reading this article your doubts are cleared so what are you waiting for now go and watch this anime and get ready for mind-bending action drama and some emotional scenes that can make anyone cry.