Code Geass Watch Order: Seasons, Movies & OVAs

Code Geass Watch Order: Seasons, Movies & OVAs

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion is a Japanese anime series created by Sunrise. In Japan, the series started airing on MBS on October 5, 2006 and on the Animax satellite channel on November 7, 2006. The series was planned for 50 episodes, but its broadcast was interrupted at episode 23 to resume a few months later with two additional episodes, on July 21, 2007.

Airing of the second half began on April 6, 2008 on MBS and ended on September 28, 2008, ending the series. Several OVA episodes have also been released. Three recap movies of the anime’s two seasons, though featuring several changes to the series’ original plot, were released in 2017 and 2018. A new movie, titled Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection, was released on February 9, 2019 and continues the storyline of the recap films. A new anime titled Code Geass: Z of the Recapture was announced in December 2020.

In this article, we are going to focus on the adaptations of Code Geass, as we are going to bring you the proper chronological order in which you should watch them.

Code Geass watch order by release date

In this section, we are going to bring you an overview of the Code Geass works in the proper release order:

  • Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (anime, 2006–2007)
  • Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Special Edition “Black Rebellion” (OVA, 2008)
  • Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 (anime, 2008)
  • Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 Special Edition “Zero Requiem” (OVA, 2009)
  • Code Geass: Kiseki no Tanjōbi (OVA, 2010)
  • Code Geass: Nunnally in Wonderland (OVA, 2012)
  • Code Geass: Akito the Exiled (OVA, 2012–2016)
  • Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion I – Initiation (movie, 2017)
  • Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion II – Transgression (movie, 2018)
  • Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion III – Glorification (movie, 2018)
  • Code Geass Lelouch of the Re;surrection (movie, 2019)
  • Code Geass: Z of the Recapture (TBD)

In the next part of this article, we are going to tell you how you should watch the series in chronological order.

Code Geass chronological watch order

In this section, we are going to give you a chronological overview of the works in question:

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (anime, 2006–2007)

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Special Edition “Black Rebellion” (OVA, 2008)

The first Code Geass OVA is a compilation of Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion and can be watched right after the season, but it can also be skipped if you want.

Code Geass: Akito the Exiled (OVA, 2012–2016)

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 (anime, 2008)

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 Special Edition “Zero Requiem” (OVA, 2009)

The second Code Geass OVA is a compilation of Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 and can be watched right after the season, but it can also be skipped if you want.

Code Geass: Kiseki no Tanjōbi (OVA, 2010)

Ashford Academy are invaded by the Neo Chinese Federation and are dealt with by Lelouch and his friends. Soon after, Lelouch, C.C., Rolo, and Shirley fade away and the remaining friends regain their memories and deduce the events were a miracle created by Lelouch in the after life.

Code Geass: Nunnally in Wonderland (OVA, 2012)

Lelouch, wanting to make Nunnally happy, casts her as Alice in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and has everyone he knows play the supporting roles while he narrates the story. After Nunnally traverses the world, she is guided back to reality by Suzaku who is acting the role of the White Knight. In the end, the cast takes revenge on Lelouch for forcing them into the play by dressing him up as The Hatter. In the end, it is revealed Lelouch is just dreaming.

Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion I – Initiation (movie, 2017)

Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion II – Transgression (movie, 2018)

Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion III – Glorification (movie, 2018)

Code Geass Lelouch of the Re;surrection (movie, 2019)

Is the Code Geass anime finished?

In December 2020, it was announced that the series would be getting a new anime adaptation titled Code Geass: Z of the Recapture. This was supposed to premiere in 2021, but has been delayed. Having said that, the project was announced to be part of a 10-year plan for the series, so we can confirm that Code Geass is not finished.

Are the Code Geass anime and movies connected?

The Code Geass movies are a recapitulation of the anime series, but due to several major narrative differences, they are considered to be part of different narrative continuity, as well as the sequel movie, which follows the movies’ timeline, rather than that of the anime series. They are connected through a shared setting and characters, but the narrative continuities are different.

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How many episodes of Code Geass are there?

Code Geass was initially supposed to air all at once with a total of 50 episodes. The 50 episodes did air, but in two parts. So, Code Geass has a total of 50 episodes.

How many seasons of Code Geass are there?

As far as the number of seasons is concerned, Code Geass has a total of two seasons so far. The first season was simply titled Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion and the second one was titled Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2.

  • Arthur S. Poe has been fascinated by fiction ever since he saw Digimon and read Harry Potter as a child. Since then, he has seen several thousand movies and anime, read several hundred books and comics, and played several hundred games of all genres.