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Cover of the first Code Geass light novel released in Japan.

The anime series Code Geass by Sunrise has been adapted into various series of light novels. First serialized in Kadokawa Shoten's The Sneaker magazine, they are divided into two separate series corresponding with the series two seasons. The first series, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, spanned five volumes with the first, labelled as volume 0, released in Japan on April 28, 2007 and the last on February 29, 2008.[1][2] All five volumes in the first series of novels have been released in English by Bandai Visual as licensed in December 2007.[3] The first volume was released on November 2008 and the last one on February 23, 2010.[2][4]

The series focus on how the former prince Lelouch Lamperouge obtains a power known as Geass and decides to use it destroy the Holy Britannian Empire. The first novel acts as a prologue, focusing on how Lelouch befriended Suzaku Kururugi, the son of Japan's last prime minister, when the former and his sister Nunnally Lamperouge were sent to Japan as political hostages.

The second novel series, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2, covers the second season of the anime series in which Lelouch continues his battle against the Britannian Empire. It was released in four volumes from May 31, 2008 to February 28, 2009.[5][6] Only the first English volume of this series was released in North America by Bandai.[7] A single volume side story novel, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Red Tracks (コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュ 朱の軌跡, Kōdo Giasu: Hangyaku no Rurūshu Shu no Kiseki) was released on March 29, 2008 in Japan. It focuses on the life of teenage girl Kallen Stadtfeld who becomes a soldier from the organization the Black Knights under Lelouch's leadership to defeat Britannia.[8]

Contents

Volume listEdit

Code Geass: Lelouch of the RebellionEdit

First episodeEdit

No.TitleJapanese releaseEnglish release
1Stage 0: EntranceApril 28, 2007[1]
ISBN 978-4-04-422307-6
November 4, 2008[4]
ISBN 978-1594099816
2Stage 1: ShadowJune 30, 2007[9]
ISBN 978-4-8291-2875-6
March 3, 2009[10]
ISBN 978-1594099823
3Stage 2: KnightSeptember 29, 2007[11]
ISBN 978-4-04-422309-0
August 25, 2009[12]
ISBN 978-1594099830
4Stage 3: SwordDecember 28, 2007[13]
ISBN 978-4-04-422310-6
November 3, 2009[14]
ISBN 978-1594099847
5Stage 4: ZeroFebruary 29, 2008[15]
ISBN 978-4-04-422311-3
February 23, 2010[2]
ISBN 978-1604961850

Red TracksEdit

No.TitleJapanese release dateJapanese ISBN
1Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Red Tracks
Kōdo Giasu: Hangyaku no Rurūshu Shu no Kiseki (コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュ 朱の軌跡)
March 29, 2008[8]ISBN 978-4-04-422312-0

Second episodeEdit

No.TitleJapanese release dateJapanese ISBN
1R2 Turn 1May 31, 2008[5]ISBN 978-4-8291-2839-8
2R2 Turn 2August 30, 2008[16]ISBN 978-4-04-422314-4
3R2 Turn 3November 29, 2008[17]ISBN 978-4-8291-2953-1
4R2 Turn 4February 28, 2009[6]ISBN 978-4-8291-1307-3

Code Geass: OZ the ReflectionEdit

First episodeEdit

No.TitleJapanese release dateJapanese ISBN
1OZ the Reflection SIDE:Orpheus 1July 10, 2013[18]ISBN 978-4-79-860635-4
2OZ the Reflection SIDE:Orpheus 2February 26, 2014[19]ISBN 978-4-79-860737-5
3OZ the Reflection SIDE:Orpheus 3September 26, 2014[20]ISBN 978-4-79-860848-8

Second episodeEdit

No.TitleJapanese release dateJapanese ISBN
1OZ the Reflection O2 SIDE:Lyre 1April 25, 2015[21]ISBN 978-4-79-861006-1

Code Geass: Akito the ExiledEdit

No.TitleJapanese release dateJapanese ISBN
1Akito the Exiled 1July 6, 2013[22]ISBN 978-4-04-120775-8
2Akito the Exiled 2December 6, 2013[23]ISBN 978-4-04-120939-4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュSTAGE-0-ENTRANCE" (in Japanese). Kodakawa Shoten. Retrieved March 25, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "Code Geass, Stage 4: Zero". Amazon.com. ISBN 1604961856. Retrieved August 23, 2015.
  3. ^ "New York Anime Festival and ICv2 Conference on Anime and Manga: Code Geass". Anime News Network. 2007-12-08. Retrieved 2008-07-06.
  4. ^ a b "Code Geass Novel: Stage -0- Entrance". Amazon.com. ISBN 1594099812. Retrieved July 11, 2015.
  5. ^ a b "コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュR2TURN―1―" (in Japanese). Kadokawa Shoten. Retrieved March 25, 2010.
  6. ^ a b "コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュR2TURN―4―" (in Japanese). Kadokawa Shoten. Retrieved March 25, 2010.
  7. ^ "Code Geass Novel:Stage 1: Shadow". Amazon.com. ISBN 1604961929. Retrieved July 11, 2015.
  8. ^ a b "コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュ" (in Japanese). Kadokawa Shoten. Retrieved March 24, 2010.
  9. ^ "コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュSTAGE-1-SHADOW" (in Japanese). Kadokawa Shoten. Retrieved March 25, 2011.
  10. ^ "Code Geass Novel: Stage 1: Shadow". Amazon.com. ISBN 1594099820. Retrieved July 11, 2015.
  11. ^ "コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュSTAGE-2-KNIGHT" (in Japanese). Kadokawa Shoten. Retrieved March 25, 2011.
  12. ^ "Code Geass, Stage 2: Knight". Amazon.com. ISBN 1594099839. Retrieved August 23, 2015.
  13. ^ "コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュSTAGE-3-SWORD" (in Japanese). Kadokawa Shoten. Retrieved March 25, 2011.
  14. ^ "Code Geass, Stage 3: Sword". Amazon.com. ISBN 1594099847. Retrieved August 23, 2015.
  15. ^ "コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュSTAGE-4-ZERO" (in Japanese). Kadokawa Shoten. Retrieved March 25, 2011.
  16. ^ "コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュR2TURN―2―" (in Japanese). Kadokawa Shoten. Retrieved March 25, 2010.
  17. ^ "コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュR2TURN―3―" (in Japanese). Kadokawa Shoten. Retrieved March 25, 2010.
  18. ^ "コードギアス 双貌のオズ -1" (in Japanese). Hobby Japan. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  19. ^ "コードギアス 双貌のオズ -2" (in Japanese). Hobby Japan. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  20. ^ "コードギアス 双貌のオズ -3" (in Japanese). Hobby Japan. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  21. ^ "コードギアス 双貌のオズO2 -1" (in Japanese). Hobby Japan. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  22. ^ "コードギアス 亡国のアキト -1" (in Japanese). Kadokawa Shoten. Retrieved February 17, 2015.
  23. ^ "コードギアス 亡国のアキト -2" (in Japanese). Kadokawa Shoten. Retrieved February 17, 2015.