Code Geass Season 2: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2
コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュ (Kōdo Giasu: Hangyaku no Rurūshu)


On August 10th, 2010 the Holy Empire of Britannia began a campaign of conquest, its sights set on Japan. Deploying a humanoid weapon dubbed Knightmare Frame, Japan was quickly conquered, its rights and identity stripped away, the once proud nation now referred to as Area 11. Its citizens, Elevens, now forced to scratch out a living while the Brits live comfortably within their settlements. Pockets of resistance appear throughout Area 11, working towards independence for Japan, although without much success. However, the world’s destiny changes as Lelouch, an exiled Imperial Prince of Britannia posing as a student, finds himself in the heart of the ongoing conflict. Through a chance meeting with a mysterious girl named C.C., Lelouch gains a mysterious power called Geass. Equipped with the power of the king, Lelouch may finally realize his dream of bringing Britannia down to its knees!
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Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 premiered on all Japan News Network (JNN) member stations (like MBS and TBS) on April 6, 2008, in the primetime anime timeslot. Prior to the series’ television broadcast, three private preview screenings of episode 1 were held on March 15 and March 16 in Osaka and Tokyo respectively, which was attended by the series’ Japanese voice actors as well as a pool of 3800 randomly selected applicants. On April 15, 2008, the last 6 minutes of the then-unaired third episode was accidentally posted onto the Internet due to an error by Bandai Channel, Bandai’s online broadcast channel and the series online distributor, in the midst of testing a system preventing illegal online uploads.

Alternative title

– Code Geass R2
– Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2
– CODE GEASS 反叛的魯路修 R2
– Code Geass 反叛的鲁鲁修 R2
– Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch R2
– コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュ R2
– 코드 기어스 반역의 를르슈 R2
– โค้ด กีอัส ภาคการปฏิวัติของลูลูช R2
– Код Гиасс: Лелоүшийн Бослого Р2

TL;DR Review

The second season of Code Geass, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2, continues where the first season left off, but with a little time jump. It may be confusing at first but you will start to understand what is going on as more clue are dished out.

The animation and music are on par with the first season of Code Geass, which is to say they are great. The iconic songs this season are “O2” by ORANGE RANGE and “WORLD END” by FLOW.

The ending of this series feels really satisfying, though there is some debate about what really happens. I won’t spoil it for you. The first season was already amazing but I think this season even trump that.

I highly recommend both seasons of this series. Code Geass contains graphic violence and some suggestive themes/dialogs. Intended for young adults.

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Featured Music

Code Geass Season 2: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2

A collection of notable music and song from this series.


Opening Theme

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

Closing Theme

– “Shiawase Neiro” (シアワセネイロ, lit. “Happy Timbre”) by Orange Range (eps 1-12)
– “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)

Insert/Image Theme

– “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)
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Featured Video

Code Geass Season 2: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2

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

"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."
"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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