I first watched Code Geass on Youtube and liked it. So. in a leap of faith, I decided to buy the product. Sadly, it took about a week to arrive, but as it was in the Chritmas season, I suppose that was to be expected. When the product arrived I certainly wasn't disappointed, though. All 25 episodes of Code Geass R1 were there in six discs. The packaging could have held two other discs, and they are quite hard to take out of the box. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the song subtitles had the Japanese lyrics (thumbs up to Beez Entertainment!), as I didn't think that any anime DVDs had this feature. There were also picture dramas, which are humorous short stories between episodes. The series itself takes place in 2017, in a war-stricken Japan (now renamed Area 11) which is now a territory of the huge Empire of Britannia. The primary protaganist is Lelouch vi Britannia, a young, exiled prince of Britannia now posing as a student with his blind and crippled sister, Nunnally. After Lelouch gets caught up in a 'terrorist attack', he meets a mysterious girl who gives him the power of the king, called Geass, which compels anyone to follow his orders. Armed with his Geass Lelouch takes on the identity of the masked demon Zero, who leads the Order of the Black Knights, who plan to liberate Japan and bring down Britannia. Lelouch also tries to find his mother's killer and buld apeaceful world where Nunnally can be happy. The series is often compared to Death Note in that it is based more on mind games and strategy than action, which it still has a fairly large dose of using mechas called Knightmares. The series also has an unbeatable soundtrack, and clear animation. Overall Code Geass has something for everyone, be it mind games, mechas, comedy and even a dash of romance and fan service. Despite the star off for the long delivery time, Code Geass (including R2, the sequel which has yet to be released in the UK) is still my favorite anime of all time. All Hail Britannia!