Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, the critically-acclaimed anime series and what I believe is the greatest anime series of all time, is now trending on social media thanks to the release of the final Attack on Titan manga chapter. Both series premiered in the latter half of the 2000s, but Attack on Titan took much longer to finish. It's easy to see the similarities between the two popular series, such as their antihero protagonists, global conflict between warring nations, with battles depending on gigiantic powerful weapons.
Ahead of Attack on Titan's final chapter release, fans on social media have been comparing the two epic anime series, with many of them comparing their endings and respective protgaonists, Eren Jaeger and Lelouch Lamperouge. Both main characters are driven by vengeance, and become powerful figures whom many considered a villain in their respective worlds, and although both of their endings feature an epic conclusion centered on their protagonists' ultimate plans, many fans would agree that ending of Code Geass is more iconic, and that Lelouch is a much more likeable protagonist.
You can check out what fans are saying about the debate between Code Geass and Attack on Titan in the tweets below:
Isayama smart asf. Bet he planned this whole thing so people will get into Code Geass. Thank you Isayama!!— C.C. (@shih_tzzu) April 8, 2021
lelouch trending even after 13 years code geass last aired lmfaoooo ,, the mf goat pic.twitter.com/Qe5bztGY3t— ً (@IaicuIt) April 8, 2021
Code Geass has the greatest ending in anime. And I don’t think that’s ever changing.. pic.twitter.com/RXvG75yE0m— WesSideLive (@WeSideLive) April 8, 2021
yall saying this is a lelouch ending but code geass actually executed that well. meanwhile isayama just threw a bunch of asspulls together and hoped he wouldnt get flamed if he kept most of the characters alive. aot isnt a lelouch ending. not even a naruto one. it’s pure bullshit— like mj doctor they keelin eren (@feralzen) April 6, 2021
Oh Lelouch is trending because of AoT? Now I just want to rewatch Code Geass. pic.twitter.com/Ibszhpyw3l— Rain (@rainymy_) April 7, 2021
who would've thought code geass will trend because of aot final chapter, interesting turn of events, also lelouch handled it better than eren ever could— ???? ???? (@MlecchaSlayer) April 8, 2021
all hail lelouch pic.twitter.com/fQdL9g38c4
Code Geass is trending so gotta say, it still manages to have the most perfect ending in Anime like ever pic.twitter.com/oL4rDFBaDV— ? Ken Xyro (@KenXyro) April 8, 2021
I’m surprised you haven’t been ratio’d by angry aot stans yet, but yeah you’re absolutely right. Aot is still a 9/10 for me, but Code Geass is just on a whole other level.— R•¥@|_G0|}¥SS€¥ (@g0DySsEy) April 7, 2021
Tbh both had similar endings when coming to the protagonists goals and actions. Eren def went multiple levels deeper. Lelouch didn't go as intense.— Hikiko Studios (@HikikoYT) April 8, 2021
Don’t disrespect Lelouch like that.— ً (@GodIhand) April 8, 2021
I wonder why #CodeGeass is trending on Twitter.— ____ ŁevᎥ (@foreveriego) April 8, 2021
Then I saw a post about the ending of Attack on Titan.
They crossed the same path to protect their loved ones.
Both are great anime!
Eren and Lelouch played the devil so their friends will be treated as a hero. pic.twitter.com/qRiayCijoF
These two anime titles are great in their own way, and although I was close to putting Attack on Titan on top of my all-time favorite anime list, I think Code Geass is still the best anime series ever made, and the fact that it's trending now says a lot about how compelling this anime series is. Hopefully, this trend would help introduce more Attack on Titan fans to Code Geass to see how their protagonists are similar and different from each other. For me, the ending of Code Geass was more satisfying than Attack on Titan's, and Lelouch is clearly a smarter protagonist than Eren's. Many fans have been critical to how Attack on Titan creator Hajime Isayama concluded his series, but Code Geass fans would agree that the series nailed it until the end.
Hajime Isayama's Attack on Titan Chapter 39 is now available to read, wrapping up one of the greatest manga series of all time, but the editorial department of the manga recently hinted that Attack on Titan may not be over yet.