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Code Geass OVA 1-2 Review
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.

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Rating

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Animation

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Story

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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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Series 
Timeline

The timeline order of the series.

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

Opening Theme

TV Season 1

  1. “Colors” by Flow (eps 1-12)
  2. “Kaidokufunō” (解読不能, lit. “Indecipherable”) by Jinn (eps 13-23)
  3. “Hitomi no Tsubasa” (瞳ノ翼, lit. “Eye’s Wing”) by Access (eps 24-25)

TV Season 2

  1. “O2” (O2〜オー・ツー〜 Ō Tsū) by Orange Range (eps 1-12)
  2. “World End” by Flow (eps 13-25)

Closing Theme

TV Season 1

  1. “Yūkyō Seishunka” (勇侠青春謳, lit. “Chivalrous Youth Song”) by Ali Project (eps 1-12)
  2. “Mosaic Kakera” (モザイクカケラ, lit. “Mosaic Fragments”) performed by SunSet Swish (13-23)
  3. “COLORS” by FLOW (ep 24)
  4. “Innocent Days” by Hitomi (ep 25)

TV Season 2

  1. “Shiawase Neiro” (シアワセネイロ, lit. “Happy Timbre”) by Orange Range (eps 1-12)
  2. “Waga Rōtashi Aku no Hana” (わが﨟たし悪の華, lit. “My Beautifully Elegant Flower of Evil”) by Ali Project (eps 13-25)

OVA 1 (Black Rebellion)

  1. “Hitomi no Tsubasa” by Access

OVA 2 (Zero Requiem)

  1. “Continued Shift” by Hitomi Kuroishi

OVA Series 4 (Akito the Exiled)

  1. “More Than Words” by Maaya Sakamoto (eps 1-3)
  2. “Arco” (アルコ) by Maaya Sakamoto (ep 4-5)

Insert Song

TV Season 1

  • “Alone” by Hitomi (ep 21)
  • “callin'” by Mikio Sakai (ep 20)
  • “Innocent Days” by Hitomi (ep 22)
  • “Masquerade” by Hitomi (ep 14)
  • “Picaresque” (ピカレスク) by Mikio Sakai (ep 17)
  • “stories” by Hitomi (ep 5)

TV Season 2

  • “Boku wa, Tori ni Naru.” (僕は、鳥になる。) by Hitomi (ep 19)
  • “Continued Story” by Hitomi (ep 25)
  • “Innocent Days” by Hitomi (ep 23)
  • “Masquerade” by Hitomi (ep 3)

OVA 1 (Black Rebellion)

  1. “Continued Story” by Hitomi
  2. “Masquerade” by Hitomi
  3. “Innocent Days” by Hitomi

OVA 2 (Zero Requiem)

  1. “Continued Story” by Hitomi
  2. “Strange Girl”
  3. “Pure Feelings”
  4. “Nunnally” by Hitomi
  5. “Lullaby of M” by Kuroishi Hitomi
  6. “Boku wa, Tori ni Naru” by Hitomi
  7. “Masquerade” by Hitomi

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Featured Video

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

A collection of notable videos, ranging from a fan-created trailer, music video, opening, and ending clip.

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”
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