I Lelouch Vi Britannia Command You to Grab the Guide to Every Anime on Each Streaming Service

These Streaming Guides List All the Import Information on the Anime per Service.

Yes Your Highness

I Lelouch Vi Britannia Command You to Grab the Guide to Every Anime on Each Streaming Service

These Streaming Guides List All the Import Information on the Anime per Service.

Yes Your Highness

People want to know the difference between the Code Geass Films and Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion. Since more fans are jumping into the series for the first time they want to know if they should watch the films after the original series.

In this article, I go through all the films and list the following: Changes, removal, and additions from the original anime in that order. I might also do some analysis on these changes.

By doing this if have no interest in watching the films or a just curious about what was in them you will learn everything here.

I know that the wiki lists many differences between the Code Geass Films and Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion. You can also find posts on Reddit that do the same. But the issue is neither one is comprehensive so my goal is for this article to be a one-stop-shop that you can use as a reference. This article lists everything that I could find between the Code Geass Films and the Code Lelouch of the Rebellion.

Also if you are brand new to Code Geass and want a guide on the watch order here is my article on that.

If you find out any mistakes or things I missed please let me know and I will make the change. Also, if the article is not organized in a way that is intuitive enough to understand please let me know that as well. This is the first time I have made an article of this size so there might be some issues.

To save time in writing I use a couple of abbreviations in this article.

SAZ: The Special Administrative Zone of Japan.

JLF: Japanese Liberation Front

KMF: Knightmare Frame

Also this time I really mean this please watch at least the original series and perhaps the films before watching. I am literally going to spoil every major plot point in Code Geass.

Now that all tasks are cleared let’s begin.

All The Most Important Changes

If you are in a hurry and just need to know the most important changes between the films and original series here is the list:

The Major Changers:

  1. Lord Kewell and Shirley’s dad are not killed at the battle of Narita
  2. The Chinese Federation Steals the Gaiwan instead of Lelouch
  3. The events of the Chinese Federation are discussed by Suzaku, Lloyd, and Cecile instead of shown
  4. Jeremiah tells Shirley to leave after removing the Geass effect from her
  5. Suzaku spends most of his time in the E.U after becoming the Knight of Seven.

The Most Important New Scenes:

  1. We see Lelouch and Nunnally exiled to Japan while their family watches
  2. Diethard shoots Villetta instead of Shirley
  3. Anya is shown firing on Suzaku and Lelouch instead of the Gaiwain
  4. Bismark, Rolo, Villetta, and Suzaku are shown planning how they will watch Lelouch
  5. C.C. is shown riding a donkey at the end instead of traveling by cart at the end of R2

The Most Important Additions to Previous Scenes:

  1. Lloyd talks to Nina about the awards that Euphemia gave her during the school festival
  2. Before Lelouch points the needle gun at her, Euphemia tells him that she knew that he was Zero all long.
  3. Shirley joins Kallen she heads to school
  4. Kanon is shown ordering the killing of Lelouch. We then see both Ohri and Tamaki asking Zero to say something. This leads to Lelouch telling Kallen to live.
  5. During the scene where Lelouch talks to Suzaku about the Zero Requiem, Nina is seen with Lloyd and C.C. arriving on horses. Nina then discusses the F.L.E.I.J.A.s

The Most Important Things Removed:

  1. Mao is not in the story and all consequences of this
  2. We do not see the hostage situation, the battle of the Saitama Ghetto, the battle of the harbor, and the team up to defeat Atsushi Sawazaki
  3. The event at Kamine Island never happens
  4. We never see Lelouch get his memories back
  5. Rolo does not kill Shirley

All Changes to the Story

These are changes between the Lelouch of the Rebellion and the new Code Geass Films. The table below lists the event on the left and how it changed on the right. The changes listed are things like dialogue changes, the order of events, or things relating to characters, etc.

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion I – Initiation

Scene(s) from Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Scene(s) from The Code Geass Films
Lelouch declares he will destroy the Britannia as a Child. (Here are ten facts/ Theories about Lelouch.) He does not state this in the film instead it just cuts to the opening
Lelouch’s exile is shown in Stage 7 It’s the first event we see in the film
Kallen cries out to not do it before the Britannain forces kill them Kallen cries out to her brother.
In the bathroom scene, Lelouch contacts Kallen to meet at the Tokyo Tower. Lelouch contacts Ohgi to meet at the train.
C.C. and Lelouch talk on the roof of the school after Bartley is being transported. The order is reversed
Euphemia states that she is a princess during the battle between the purebloods and Jeremiah. Lloyd tells Suzaku that Euphemia is a princess.
Kallen calling out to her brother. Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion I - Initiation At 39m 12s

Kallen calling out to her brother. Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion I – Initiation At 39m 12s

© SUNRISE/PROJECT GEASS Licensed by SUNRISE to Funimation® Productions, Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Character Design ©2006 CLAMP · ST
Scene(s) from Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Scene(s) from The Code Geass Films
Charles talks to Clovis at the Sword of Akasha before Suzaku is shown joining Ashford They reverse the order
After the hostage rescue, Nina constantly requests to meet Euphemia. Nina never expresses any interest in meeting Euphie.
Lord Kewell and Shirley’s dad are killed at Narita They both live.
Euphemia orders Suzaku to battle at Narita before Cornelia is surrounded by Zero’s troops. Euphemia calls Suzaku into battle after Cornelia is surrounded
The JLF is destroyed by Lelouch at the harbor We get an announcement but never the actual scene. Later we see one part of Katase’s ship blowing up.
The Black Knights raid Refrain Dealers, rescue the hostages from the hotel, and fight Cornelia at the harbor. Lelouch fights Cornelia at the Saitama Ghetto, Instead of showing these events, we see photos during a montage
Kallen showing destorying Jeremiah's KMF. Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion I - Initiation At 1h 35m 50s

Kallen showing destorying Jeremiah’s KMF. Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion I – Initiation At 1h 35m 50s

© SUNRISE/PROJECT GEASS Licensed by SUNRISE to Funimation® Productions, Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Character Design ©2006 CLAMP · ST
Scene(s) from Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Scene(s) from The Code Geass Films
The Black Knights are introduced after the hostage rescue They are introduced after the JLF was destroyed
Tamaki asks C.C. to learn how to use a KMF Kallen asks C.C. to learn how to uses a KMF
C.C. talks to Lelouch about using Geass on Suzaku after he becomes a Knight in the Black Knight’s base Lelouch talks to C.C. in his room at the dorm after he discovers that Suzaku is the pilot of the Lancelot.
Lelouch’s erases Shirley’s mind after the incident with Mao Lelouch does not erase Shirley’s mind since she never meets Mao.
Lelouch erasing Shirley's Memories. Code Geass R1 Stage 14.m4v At 20m 10s

Lelouch erasing Shirley’s Memories. Code Geass R1 Stage 14.m4v At 20m 10s

© SUNRISE/PROJECT GEASS Licensed by SUNRISE to Funimation® Productions, Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Character Design ©2006 CLAMP · ST

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion II – Transgression

Scene(s) from Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Scene(s) from The Code Geass Films
Suzaku was appointed as a knight because Euphemia chose him. Suzaku is appointed because of his deeds.
Lloyd talks to Nina during the celebration of Suzaku becoming Euphy’s knight. He talks to her at the school festival
Nina is obsessed with Euphy because she stood up for her during the hostage situation. Nina likes Euphy because she gave her an award.
The Gawain fires on Lelouch and Suzaku on Shikine Island. Anya in the Mordred is shown firing at them. Probably because the Hadron Cannon was not finished.
Lelouch, Kallen, Euphemia, and Suzaku are teleported to Kamine Island. (Ten Facts about Suzaku that will award hardcore fans) Lelouch and Kallen escape on their own and Suzaku by himself in the forest.
We see the scene of Suzaku escaping after being told live after the events of Shikine Island</