After the Holy Britannian Empire had taken over Japan using giant robots labeled Knightmare Frames, Japan is taken away from all rights and renamed Area 11 and its citizens Elevens. But a 17 year old Britannian has hopes of breaking up the very structure he is a part of. He has been bestowed the power of geass, also known as the power of the king, is a supernatural ability which manifests differently in each being related to their inner desires and personality, by a strange green-haired girl. Using his alternate persona “Zero”, Lelouch uses everything in his power the shut Britannia down once and for all.
I find code geass to be a thrilling book to read. The world of Code Geass is very interesting to explore. You have the depressing world of the Japanese facing racism against high and wealthy world of the Britannians.The mix of politics is nice blend to the action and fantasy. I find the anti-hero protagonist, Lelouch Lamperouge, to be a nice opposition to the secondary protagonist, Suzaku Kururugi. Both have similar goals in mind but different ways of executing them. This makes the rivalry and bonding between the two characters exciting. I would suggest this book to anyone who the manga “ Death Note” and “Guilty Crown”.
Reviewed by Sahaar, Grade 8
Downtown Central Library