Basic summary: Lelouch is the prince of the Empire of Britannia. Britannia exists as an alternate version of the USA. The reason for this is of a decision Julius Ceaser to become Emperor of the Roman Empire instead of being killed. Anyway, Lelouch, the main protagonist, has his mother killed and his sister crippled. Because his dad didn't do shit to help his mother, Lelouch renounces the throne and vows to avenge this death. fast foward about 7 years and Lelouch is living under a fake last name in the Posh Section of Tokyo. Oh, Japan is taken over and is called area 11, along with the citizens going through the traditional poverty-stricken-because-they're-different scenario. One day Lelouch decides to be a smart ass and skip class and do something when he gets the traditional "mystic power" from some chick he just met. So the story begins
-the series is set after Japan's conquest by the Holy Britannian Empire on August 10, 2010, a.t.b. with their powerful new robot weapons, the Knightmare Frames, stripping Japan and its citizens of all rights and freedoms and renaming the country Area 11. The titular Lelouch is an exiled Britannian prince, who has vowed to destroy his father, the Emperor, and Britannia. He gains the ability through the mysterious power of the Geass, becoming the leader of the resistance movement to fulfill his two wishes: to seek revenge for his mother and to construct a world in which his beloved sister Nunnally can live happily.
-all in all,I could not help but compare this show to Death Note and any Huge Mecha Show.there are many "rivalries" where two people square off against each other, either physically or mentally.Just as Light and L were great rivals, so do Lelouch and Suzaku fight a lot, but ultimately get more accomplished working together. there are many chess references throughout the show and some product placement. (Pizza Hut)
Craig:"I guess.But how do you mean 'epic'?"
Jeff:"Well picture Death Note with THREE other anime genres thrown into the mix plus like 30 more characters.Then you have Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion."
Jeff:"It can be if you miss a single episode."
Gary:"OMG!Lelouch = epic win!Code Geass is amazing!"
Ash:"I disagree.While it is a good show with many things going for it,it also has some very unnecessary points."
Gary:"How do you mean?"
Ash:"Well they didn't need to keep Jeremiah alive, they made Lelouch's maid a NINJA(WTF?), the Emperor looks ridiculous with that wig, Nina (humps a table?what?), etc. etc.
Gary:"I don't get it."
Ash:"Just go to TV Tropes and look up the word NARM."