English Title: Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
Japanese Title: コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュ — Koudo Giasu: Hangyaku no Ruruushu — “Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion”
Author: Mamoru Iwasa
Illustrator: Takahiro Kimura
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mecha
Original Run: 2007 – 2008
English Run: 2008 – 2010
Japanese Publisher: Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko (Kadokawa Shoten)
English Publisher: Bandai Visual
Volumes in Japanese: 5 (plus 1 volume for Red Tracks spinoff, and 4 volumes for Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 adaptation)
Volumes in English: 5 (Completed — first series)
Synopsis: In the year 2010, the Holy Empire of Brittania declared war on Japan. Powerless to stop them, Japan surrendered in less than a month. Freedom was lost and Japan was renamed “Area 11” and its people became known as “Elevens.” Lelouch is a Brittanian and his friend Suzaku, born an eleven, has achieved the status of honorary Brittanian. As a boy Lelouch vowed to crush his own government, but now seven years later and in high school, he’s accepted that he can’t change anything. That is until he meets a mysterious girl that gives him the power to control people’s minds – the power of Geass! He dons a mask and becomes the ruthless terrorist known only as Zero, destroying any who might stand in his path – including his boyhood friend Suzaku!
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