‘Code Geass’ is about Lelouch V. Britannia, who masquerades as Zero after gaining a mysterious power in order to save elevens and avenge his own father. What starts out as a heroic act soon becomes a drama of self-centeredness and hunger for power. ‘Code Geass’ received massive praise for its depiction of politics and Mecha. It has two-story arcs, namely R1 and R2, each having 25 episodes. With that said, here’s the list of best anime similar to ‘Code Geass’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these anime like ‘Code Geass’ on Netflix, Crunchyroll or Hulu.
15. Mobile Suit Gundam SEED (2002)
‘Mobile Suit Gundam Seed’ has some similarity with ‘Code Geass’. Both are mecha anime and have plenty of action. Also, the story basically boils down to one main character, who becomes a participant in a big war. In this anime, too, there is a rivalry between two friends who end up being on opposite sides. The anime takes place in C.E. 71. There is an ongoing war between the Naturals (OMNI) and the Coordinators (ZAFT). Zaft decides to hijack the mobile suits that have been developed for Earth Alliance in the planet of Heliopolis. They attack the planet and are able to hijack four out of the five suits. Kira Yamato is a student in a technical college in Heliopolis. He falls into a dire situation where he needs to pilot the remaining mobile suit to save his friends. He then encounters his childhood friend Athrun Zala and is shocked to learn that the latter is a ZAFT soldier. Now, Kira must join the Earth Alliance and pilot the mobile suit to protect the people he cares for even though he is saddened by the recent revelation.
14. Charlotte (2015)
‘Charlotte’ gets on this list because of the special powers the main characters have like in ‘Code Geass’. Also, there is a bit of psychological thrill in the anime. If you like the anime ‘Clannad’ and ‘Angel Beat’, then you might enjoy this one too since it is created by the same author, Jun Maeda. The anime has a total of 3 episodes with each episode being around 24 minutes in length. Yuu Otosaka might seem normal to most people but he actually has a supernatural ability. He is able to get into the minds of people and control them for five seconds at a time. He, of course, uses it for personal gains and has been gaining good grades because of it. This allows him to be able to join a prestigious high school.
Nao Tomori is a mysterious girl. She catches Yuu using his powers and forces him and his sister to join the Hoshinoumi Academy, which is a school for students having supernatural abilities. Nao is the head of the student council of the school. The work of the council is to track down students who abuse their powers. Yuu hesitantly joins the council and now faces a formidable challenge. As the series progresses, he learns the truth behind his own powers.