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7 Good Anime Shows like Code Geass

Mary Anthony
Popularly watched among all age groups, Japanese anime shows are fast-growing favorites in the telly world. This story lists out some of the best anime shows to watch that are just like Code Geass.

Quick Fact

Japanese cartoonist Osamu Tezuka is known as the Father of Manga and Anime. He is the founder of Mushi Productions and his best work is Astro Boy.
Manga and Anime are very popular in Japan. Manga is defined as, a style of Japanese comic books and graphic novels, typically aimed at adults as well as children; and Anime as, a style of Japanese film and television animation, typically aimed at adults as well as children.
The storytelling through these anime shows are very graphic and highly entertaining so much so that shows like Code Geass are one of the most recommended title ever in the history of anime. The show revolves around the post-apocalyptic world where the people are known as eleven along with the area which is termed as 'Area 11'.
The people of 'Area 11' crave to be free and their prayers are answered by the exiled prince of Holy Empire of Britannia who goes by his alter ego name, Zero. The quest to set his people free with the help of a powerful witch C.C. makes it an interesting story. Given below are similar anime shows that will grasp your attention and may get you addicted.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

• Director: Yasuhiro Irie
• Released: August 26, 2009 - August 25, 2010
Runtime 13-18 minutes
Episodes 4 (List of episodes)
• Writer: Hiroshi Onogi
• Studio: Bones
• Genre: Fantasy, Anime, Animation, Action, Science Fiction, Adventure Film, Drama


In the quest to find the legendary Philosopher's Stone, two brothers lose it all and get tangled in a web of governmental conspiracy. Edward and Alphonse Elric are born to a talented alchemist father, Hohenheim and a caring mother Trisha in the village of Risembool in the country of Amestris.
They both grow under the loving guidance of their mother, after their father abandons them. They share an affinity towards alchemy. Soon their mother dies of illness and the two are left in the care of Winry Rockbell and her grandmother Pinako. They decide to forge their destiny in alchemy and master it under the able alchemist, Izumi Curtis.
Using their abilities they try to bring back their dead mother to life but instead are left disabled. Later, they burn their childhood home never to return and join the government as State Alchemists leading them into a perilous world of deceit.
Charles Solomon, writer for The Los Angeles Times, ranked it as second best anime on his 'Top 10' list. It was also ranked as the sixth best anime in April 2010 in the journal 'Animage'.

Guilty Crown

• Director: Tetsurō Araki
• Released: October 13, 2011 - March 22, 2012
22 (List of episodes)
• Writer: Hiroyuki Yoshino
Ichirō Ōkouchi (co-director)
• Studio: Production I.G
• Genre: Action, Romance, Science fantasy


A post-apocalyptic action drama that shows survivors of "Apocalypse Virus" being governed by a quasi-governmental organization known as GHQ. There's a resistance group known as the Funeral Parlor who opposes this rule and wants to bring back Japan its lost glory. Caught between these two is a high school student,
Shu Ouma who is madly in love with a mysterious girl called Inori Yuzuriha who works for the resistance group. Shu has obtained the supernatural power called 'Power of the Kings' that grants him to extract voids out of people. He soon learns to control and use his power and faces the tough decision of following his heart or his destiny.
The anime was critically acclaimed for its dramatic and impressive storyline.

Death Note

• Director: Tetsurō Araki
• Released: October 3, 2006 - June 26, 2007 
37 (List of episodes)
• Writer: Toshiki Inoue
• Studio: Madhouse
• Genre: Detective fiction, Psychological thriller, Supernatural


The criminals of the world are getting terminated one by one by a mysterious source called Kira and it has set the international justice department in a tizzy. An evil genius boy named Light Yagami has discovered the magical book called 'Death Note' which gives the power to eliminate anyone whose name is written in the book.
He uses this supernatural ability to kill criminals and plans to become the new de facto to rule the world. The only person between his grand plans is the world-famous detective "L" who is mysterious, brilliant and is capable to stop Light.
The anime was critically acclaimed and listed as the 51st best animated show in IGN's Top 100 Animated Series. Critics state that it's addictive just like show 'Lost'.

Zetsuen No Tempest

• Director: Masahiro Ando
• Released: October 5, 2012 - March 29, 2013
24 (List of episodes)
• Writer: Mari Okada
• Studio: Bones
• Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Drama, Romance, Action


Mahiro Fuwa's world is shattered when his sister is mysteriously murdered. And to avenge her death, he agrees to help Hakaze Kusaribe, the leader of the Kusaribe clan, who is left isolated on an island. When his best friend Yoshino Takigawa learns of his quest, he to joins Mahiro.
With time, it's revealed that the Kusaribe clan has a very sinister plan to awaken the 'Tree of Exodus' and use its powers to destroy the world. Together the two friends must race against time to save the world and find justice. 

The anime pays homage to two works of William Shakespeare, Hamlet and The Tempest, through several dialogs and plot elements.

Kakumeiki Varuvureivu

• Director: Kō Matsuo
• Released: April 12, 2013 - December 26, 2013
24 (List of episodes)
• Writer: Ichirō Ōkouchi
• Studio: Sunrise
• Genre: Mecha, Science fiction, Drama


Set in the powerful world of robots, a bright student from Sakimori High School, Haruto Tokishima lives on the sphere's "Module 77." He discovers a mysterious and powerful mecha called Valvrave.
With these enhanced robotic powers, he defends the module from a Dorssian invasion that takes over the rest of JIOR. Mysteriously "Module 77" is a hub to brilliant students who use these robots to save their sphere from the deadly invasions. 

The anime has received positive critical acclaim for its content.

Eureka Seven

• Director: Tomoki Kyoda
• Released: April 17, 2005 - April 2, 2006
50 (List of episodes)
• Writer: Dai Satō
• Studio: Bones
• Genre: Adventure, Mecha, Romance


Renton Thurston, an ace lifting teenager wants to join his idol Holland, a legendary lifter and his glamorous group Gekkostate. He stays with his grandfather after the death of his father who was a prominent military researcher.
His boring life takes a U-turn when a large mechanical robot, called the Nirvash typeZERO, and Eureka, its pilot and a member of Gekkostate, crash into his room one day. Faced with the invitation to join his dream team, Gekkostate, and balancing the astral powers called the 'Seven Swell Phenomenon' he has some tough decisions to make.
The anime won multiple awards at the 2006 Tokyo International Anime Fair, including Best Television Series, Best Screenplay for Dai Satō, and Best Character Designs for Kenichi Yoshida. Yoshida, the series' main animator and character designer, also received an individual award at the 10th Animation Kobe Awards in September 2005.

Eden of the East

• Director: Kenji Kamiyama
• Released: April 9, 2009 - June 18, 2009
11 (List of episodes)
• Writer: Kenji Kamiyama
• Studio: Production I.G
• Genre: Psychological, Romance, Mystery


Japan is terrorized by multiple attacks and to save it from the hands of the terrorists, Akira Takizawa is chosen to save it along with twelve individuals called Seleção. Each of the members are given 8.2 billion in digital money and its their responsibility to use it wisely to initiate their actions.
The save mission turns into a cat-and-mouse chase between the evil and the good elements battling to throw each other off the mission track. 

The anime won multiple awards, including the TV Feature Award at the 2009 Animation Kobe festival and the best television series of the year award at the ninth annual Tokyo International Anime Fair.
Anime shows have given a fantasy projection in the real world with exaggerated wide-eyed characters and fascinating supernatural storylines. They are not just beautiful but also entertaining and appealing for all age groups to watch.