Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Season 1 Episode 1

The Day A New Demon Was Born

3
Aired Unknown Apr 27, 2008 on Mainichi Broadcasting System
9.2
out of 10
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4

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The Day A New Demon Was Born
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In the year 2010, Japan was invaded and taken over by the empire of Britannia. Japan, now called Area 11, and it's people, the Elevens; live under a dictatorship, all their rights, freedoms, and identities taken away. 7 years later, Lelouch, a Britannian prodigy with a mysterious past, finds himself pulled in a battle between Eleven rebels and the Britannian military, and has a fated encounter with a friend from the past, and a mysterious girl with strange powers, both of which change his life forever...moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Lelouch gets the great power of geass.

    10
    To be honest, it kinda' reminded me of Death Note. The whole thing about Zero bringing justice and all that just made a spark in my head that said DEATH NOTE. Anyway, it's great because the pilot episode gets you hooked on the series, and from then on it's like cocane! But,there is always a negative side. To me it was as if that CLAMP started running out of ideas and just fused Death Note,a mecha theme anime and some political terms into one thing. But hey, they did a pretty darn good job of it. All in all it was a good episode.moreless
  • I watched this because someone said it was similar to Death Note.

    9.4
    It does have things in common with DN. At first, I was thinking, 'Oh, he's not evil like Light, because the King is a corrupted cuss word.' That was how they were playing it out anyways. But, at the end, he showed the true God-complexed-teenage-genius we all know and love. I would say it is a bit hard to comprehend at first because there is a lot of diologe flying at you, but you get used to it. Mecha has never been my prefered genre, but this is an exception. It has nice animation (the eyes look like they are melting though) and the shooting scenes are just as they should be. This should be a good anime, I just wish it wasn't so late because I wouldn't mind pulling an all-nighter to watch it!moreless
  • I'm always looking for a new anime to see and now it seems like I found a new one that is very interesting and exciting!

    8.5
    On the positive side, this is a nice dub. Familiar voice actors from previous animes I like. Johnny Yong Bosch does a good voice job of the main character and during the dub, I thought I heard David Lodge (He does the voice of Jiraiya and Kenpachi Zaraki). The animation is great and the art really impresses me. Though it reminds me of Full Metal Panic or something. The story is good from what I seen so far and I can't wait to see where this story goes.



    On the negative side, some voices leave a lot to be desired. That prince (I think he was a prince) character's voice bugs me and some others bug me as well. But what really bugs me is the pacing of this episode. For some off reason or maybe it's just me, but this episode felt... rushed. Scenes changed quickly, people talked way too quickly, and some things came and gone as quickly as they appeared in my view. There was way too much information crammed into this episode it seemed. Is it just this episode, the series, the job done on the English verison, or is it just me?



    Overall, a good series that I cannot wait to see where it goes.moreless
  • people invaded

    9.8
    this was a really good first episode. i really like the main charater and i like that he is smart. i didnt like his little friend who drove the motorcycle though, he was a bit weird. i sappose that i will start to like him if we see more of him though. i really liked the childhood friend. he was very nice and i was really upset that he died so soon, it would have been nice if we could have gotten to know him better. i also want to know why they stoped being friends. ok so the girl in the big robot was pretty cool, i have a feeling we might be seeing her again. i thought it was horrible how they killed all thoughs people that were living in the gheto, it was so sad and it pissed me off that that on guy was injoying it so much. also i do not like the king or who ever that ruler guy was. the end was confusing, i have no idea what he promised that girl or what kind of power she gave him, it was all very weird and confusing, and then it ended so abrutly. i cant wait to see the next one!moreless
Atsushi Kisaichi

Atsushi Kisaichi

Nagata

Guest Star

Kan Tokumaru

Kan Tokumaru

Noble

Guest Star

Naoki Makishima

Naoki Makishima

Shopkeeper

Guest Star

Ryuuzo Hasuike

Ryuuzo Hasuike

Soldier

Recurring Role

Satomi Arai

Satomi Arai

Sayoko Shinozaki

Recurring Role

Yukana Nogami

Yukana Nogami

Narration

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • The Japanese version of Code Geass uses a lot of references of Pizza Hut. In the English version, however, Pizza Hut references were edited out. In this episode, when Britannian helicopters try to stop the terrorists' truck, a Pizza Hut advertisement can be seen.

    • "Geass"(or "Geas") is a term used in Irish mythology meaning "vow" or "contract."

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Lelouch: The only ones who should kill are those who are prepared to be killed.

    • CC: (to Lelouch) While living in the world of humans, you will live unlike any other.

    • (after CC has just been shot in the head)
      Lelouch: How can this be happening? First Suzaku's killed, then this girl. Now I'm about to die, before I've had a chance to do a single thing with my life. It's gone in a heartbeat...Nunnally...!

    • Rivalz: (referring to previous chess game) That first move you made, why'd you start with the king?
      Lelouch: If the king doesn't lead, how can he expect his subordinates to follow?
      Rivalz: What's with that?
      Lelouch: With what?
      Rivalz: Do you fantasize about running a major corporation?
      Lelouch: No way! Ambitions like that will ruin your health.

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • The Empire of Britannia: Britannia comes from the name that the Romans gave the British Isles in ancient times. The name is still used today for the United Kingdom, and is part of one of the national songs, "Hail, Britannia!"

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