Anime 
TL;DR
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Special Edition "Black Rebellion", Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 Special Edition "Zero Requiem"
コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュ SPECIAL EDITION 'BLACK REBELLION', コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュ R2 SPECIAL EDITION ‘ZERO REQUIEM’

Synopsis

2 OVA summarizing both season one and two from Lelouch’s viewpoint.
Directed by
Written by
Screenplay by
Music by

Rating

  • The overall rating of the show.

Poor < Fair < Good < Great

Animation

  • Animation quality and consistency for that time. 

Poor < Fair < Good < Great

Story

  • How well the story flows and keeps you engaged.

Poor < Fair < Good < Great

Pros

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Recap

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Overview

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Special Edition “Black Rebellion” was directed by Gorō Taniguchi with the script written by Ichirō Ōkouchi. This OVA was released by Sunrise on February 22, 2008. The second OVA released was Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 Special Edition “Zero Requiem”, released by Sunrise on July 24, 2009.

– Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Special Edition “Black Rebellion” (February 22, 2008)
– Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 Special Edition “Zero Requiem” (July 24, 2009)

Alternative title

– Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Special Edition “Black Rebellion”
– Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch Special Edition ‘Black Rebellion’
– コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュ SPECIAL EDITION ‘BLACK REBELLION’
– Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 Special Edition “Zero Requiem”
– Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch R2 Special Edition ‘Zero Requiem’
– コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュ R2 SPECIAL EDITION ‘ZERO REQUIEM’

TL;DR Review

The first two Code Geass OVAs are nothing more than a recap of the first and second season, respectively. I consider the recap as filler episodes.

As with most, if not all, recap anime, many things were cut in the edit, and hence it is a very good anime for the new viewer.

I would suggest skipping these OVAs for the TV show instead. Code Geass contains graphic violence and some suggestive themes. Intended for young adults.

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Featured Music

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Special Edition "Black Rebellion", Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 Special Edition "Zero Requiem"
Playlist

A collection of notable music and song from this series.

Music

Closing Theme

– “Hitomi no Tsubasa” by Access (OVA 1)
– “Continued Shift” by Hitomi Kuroishi (OVA 2)

Insert/Image Theme

– “Continued Story” by Hitomi (OVA 1)
– “Masquerade” by Hitomi (OVA 1)
– “Innocent Days” by Hitomi (OVA 1)
– “Continued Story” by Hitomi (OVA 2)
– “Strange Girl” (OVA 2)
– “Pure Feelings” (OVA 2)
– “Nunnally” by Hitomi (OVA 2)
– “Lullaby of M” by Kuroishi Hitomi (OVA 2)
– “Boku wa, Tori ni Naru” by Hitomi (OVA 2)
– “Masquerade” by Hitomi
C.C.
"In this world, evil can arise from the best of intentions. And there is good which can come from evil intentions."
Lelouch Lamperouge
"The only ones who should kill are those who are prepared to be killed!"
Suzaku Kururugi
"A victory won through dishonest means is no victory at all."
C.C.
"False tears bring pain to others. A false smile brings pain to yourself."
Lelouch Lamperouge
"You can't change the world without getting your hands dirty”

Credits

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Photo by Nicolas LB, Jon Flobrant, and Yvette de Wit on Unsplash.

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