In Imperial Calendar 2017, seven years have passed since the Holy Empire of Britannia occupied Japan. The Japanese people were deprived of their name and freedom, now called Elevens and their country as simply “Area 11.” After the war, Lelouch, a prince of Britannia, had been sent to Japan as a hostage. He currently hides his identity and lives as a student. When he is accidentally caught up in a fight between resistance members and the Britannian Force, he runs into a mysterious girl named C.C. and acquires the power to control anyone known as “Geass.” With the power of Geass, he realizes the time has come to bring down the Britannian Empire that had abandoned his sister Nunnally and himself. As a masked rebel named Zero, Lelouch leads the Black Knights, an anti-Britannian resistance group. Meanwhile his childhood friend, Suzaku Kururugi, is now part of the Britannian Force. Two former friends are now on different sides, and their lives are about to changed forever.
Alternative Titles: Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch I – Koudou, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion I – Initiation, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion – Awakening, コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュⅠ 興道