Kallen is a Britannian-Eleven girl, who believes herself to be a Japanese person at heart and prefers to be known by her birth name, Kōzuki. Her father is Britannian and her mother is an Eleven; her father comes from a prestigious Britannian family, which Kallen benefits from. She attends the Ashford Academy, where she is a member of its student council and is one of its most outstanding students. Her brother, Naoto Kōzuki, with whom she had a deep connection, was a former leader of her resistance cell before his death. Both Kallen's stepmother, a Britannian, and biological mother live with her in the same house, but her biological mother is employed as a maid and is often mistreated by both her stepmother and Kallen herself. After her biological mother is arrested for using Refrain (a fictional drug which lets people think they're reliving the past), Kallen changes her views and decides to fight against the Britannian Empire not only for her brother, but to fulfill her new wish for a world in which she can live happily with her biological mother.
Kallen Kozuki (紅月カレン, Kōzuki Karen) is a lead character in the Japanese anime series Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion from the creators Goro Taniguchi & Ichirou Ohkouchi. She is part of the main cast and was designed by the famous all female design team known as CLAMP. The series began airing on October 5, 2006. She is the main character representing the Japanese in the series.
The series was later adapted into various manga spin-offs. Many of which are reinterpretations of the original story.
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The Guren Mk-II (紅蓮弐式, Guren Nishiki) is a unique Knightmare Frame model designed by Indian engineer, Rakshata Chawla, and manufactured by Japan, and built by the Kyōto House. It is radically different from its Britannian counterparts, and its technology is on par with seventh generation Knightmare Frames, such as the Lancelot. The Guren Mk-II's speed and strength can easily match the Lancelot's, but its lack of long-range weapons relegate it to a defensive close-combat role. Unlike Britannian-made Knightmare cockpits, the Guren Mk-II features an unconventional pilot seat, shaped like a motorbike, and a helm-like outgrowth surrounding its retractable head. Its Landspinners fold out from within its legs instead of being attached to the ankle. It is given to the Order of the Black Knights and piloted by Kallen Kōzuki.
The Guren Mk-II's main weapon is its silver right arm. The arm stands out from the otherwise red-painted mech, terminating in clawed fingers, and it can unhinge at the elbow for a surprise attack. Stored within the palm is the radiant wave surger ( radiation surge), a powerful microwave radiation emitter. By grabbing onto an enemy Knightmare Frame and activating the emitter, the Guren Mk-II can fry the enemy's electronics and warp the frame itself, causing it to explode after a brief pause. The warping effect can also fuse the cockpit to the frame, preventing ejection. While not designed as such, the radiant wave surger can also function as a shield capable of blocking almost any attack, only failing against the Lancelot Conquista's Hadron Blaster. The arm is destroyed in the first season by Suzaku Kururugi, but is replaced in the second season with a slimmer, three-fingered version. The new arm is again destroyed by Suzaku. The Guren Mk-II also possesses a fork-shaped knife, a cannon on its left arm, and a single Slash Harken.
After being badly damaged in battle by Suzaku's Lancelot Conquista, the Guren Mk-II receives a mid-battle upgrade through a series of rocket-mounted attachments. The upgraded model is dubbed the Guren Flight-Enabled Version (Crimson Lotus Aerial-Type). It gains an integrated Float System and antenna on the sides of its head which carry a radiant wave surger-based shield. A new "armor-piercing bombardment-type" radiant wave surger arm replaces the old one. This new arm matches the Knightmare's color scheme, though the forearm is dark gray and the fingers are still silver. In addition to its close-range blast, the new radiant wave surger arm can also fire a concentrated long-range beam or a wide-range blast. The long-range beam can eliminate multiple targets in a single shot. The wide-range blast, though not as destructive, cripples any Knightmares caught in it, and can still destroy weaker craft such as helicopters. Another addition to Guren's arsenal is the 'Gefjun Net', a series of small, fast-moving drones launched from the back of the Guren that surround an enemy Knightmare and release a Gefjun Disturber surge, immobilizing it.
Guren S.E.I.T.E.N. Eight Elements-Type
After Kallen and the Guren are captured during a battle with the Chinese Federation and turned over to Britannia, Lloyd is given access to the Guren Mk-II. Much like Rakshata and the Shenhu, Lloyd and Cécile got carried away in their modifications and made it too difficult for ordinary people to pilot properly. In his care, it is upgraded into the Guren Seiten Eight Elements-Type (Crimson Lotus Seiten Eight Elements-Type). S.E.I.T.E.N. stands for Superlative Extruder Interlocked Technology Exclusive Nexus. It uses a wing-like Float System designed by Cécile that uses four energy feathers for flight. The system allows the Guren to move at blinding speeds, such that it appears to be little more than a purple blur in flight. Additional armor is added on the legs and left arm, and the antenna have been extended and enlarged, making them appear to be giant ears. The chest armor is extended into the shape of a beak and a pair of green jewels featured prominently on the front. Its radiant wave surger arm has been upgraded significantly. It can be fired like a Slash Harken, and has a Harken Booster for controlled flight. The arm still functions when launched as such. Its original functions are retained and far more potent: the ordinary radiation burst can block a Hadron Cannon blast with seemingly no effort and the hand can crush energy shielding without the aid of the emitter. In addition, it can fire energy disks. The Guren's fork knife is also upgraded, having been retrofitted with MVS capability and made about twice as long.
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (2006)
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュ, Kōdo Giasu: Hangyaku no Ruruushu) is the first season of the Code Geass series that was created by series director Goro Taniguchi and writer Ichirou Ohkouchi. It was produced by Sunrise Inc., who are famous for the Gundam franchise and the S-cryed anime, and originally licensed to the U.S. by Bandai Entertainment. The series contained twenty-five episodes and ran on the Japanese television network, Mainichi Broadcasting System (MBS). The first episode aired on October 5, 2006, and the season ended in July 28, 2007. Kallen's first anime appearance was in Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion - Episode 1 "The Day a New Demon was Born". Her character in the Japanese series was voiced by Ami Koshimizu, and the U.S. dub work produced by Bandai Entertainment is done by Karen Strassman.
In August 2013, FUNimation Entertainment announced they had purchased the distribution rights for both seasons of Code Geass from Bandai Entertainment.
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 (2008)
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 (コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュ R2, Kōdo Giasu: Hangyaku no Ruruushu Āru Tsū) is the second season of the Code Geass series that was created by series director Goro Taniguchi and writer Ichirou Ohkouchi. It was produced by Sunrise Inc and originally licensed to the U.S. by Bandai Entertainment. The series contained twenty-five episodes. The first episode aired on April 6, 2008, and the season ended in September 28, 2008. Kallen's first appearance in this season was in Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 - Episode 1 "The Day the Devil Wakened". Her character in the Japanese series was voiced by Ami Koshimizu, and the U.S. dub work produced by Bandai Entertainment is done by Karen Strassman.
Kallen has appeared in some form in nearly all the various manga publications based on Code Geass. There has been no direct adaptation of the original Code Geass story into the manga.
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (2006)
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion is the first manga series based on the Code Geass series created by Goro Taniguchi and Ichirou Ohkouchi. It's illustrated by Majiko!, and first began serialization in Kadokawa Shoten's Monthly Asuka magazine between 2006 and 2010. The first volumes originally released on December 22, 2006. The series ran for eight volumes, the last released in March 26, 2010.
This manga was the closest adaptation of the original Code Geass anime. This version of the story has no KMFs and Kallen's mother was already in the hospital at the beginning of the series.
Other manga series that Kallen has appeared in are:
- Code Geass: Suzaku of the Counterattack (2007)
- Code Geass: Knightmare of Nunnally (2007)
- Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion - Official Comic Anthology Queen (2007)
- Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion - Official Comic Anthology Knight (2007)
- Code Geass: Chibi Geass Lelouch of the 4Koma (2008)
- Code Geass: Tales of an Alternate Shogunate (2008)
Several light novels were published based on the Code Geass story are were considered official materials of the canon story. One was specifically based upon Kallne's life before the beginning of the anime series. It was titled Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion - Red Tracks. This was published in April 1, 2008. One part of the novel tells a story that shows that while Kallen was out on the mountains with her brother and met Lelouch as a child.
The Code Geass series has had various drama CDs released that have include both audio stories that expand on the canon story and character songs that were performed by the voice actors of the series. The audio dramas were partially titled with numbers that would explain where the events took place in the story. The two drama CDs that focused on Kallen was the fourth of both seasons and the songs were performed by Ami Koshimizu, Kallen's voice actress. Code Geass - Sound Episode 4 "Platinum Soul (プラチナ・ソウル, Purachina Souru)" was released on Jul. 25 2007 and Code Geass R2 - Sound Episode 4 "One More Chance (ワン モア チャンス, Wan Moa Chansu)" was released on Oct. 1st 2008.
With the release of the final DVD for the R2 season. Several extras were published with the disc. Some were sheets of poems that were designed as if they were written by the characters. Most of them were about a characters thoughts or feelings about Lelouch. The titles of all these poems were the same as the anime's opening and ending theme songs. Chivalrous Youth Song 勇侠青春謳 Yūkyō Seishun Ka