The official Twitter account for the Code Geass anime project has revealed the first details for the three upcoming recap films of the two Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (Hangyaku no Lelouch) TV anime. This includes the first visual, release dates for the films and a new trailer.
There will be a total of 3 films recapping the events of the first two anime seasons, 2006’s Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion and 2008’s Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2. The films will release with newly recorded audio and additional scenes.
The first film will be titled Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion – The Awakening Path (Code Geass – Hangyaku no Lelouch – Koudou) and will release in Japan on October 21st.
The second film will be titled Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion – The Rebellion Path (Code Geass – Hangyaku no Lelouch – Handou) and is set to release in cinemas across Japan in February 2018.
The third and final compilation film, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion – The Imperial Path (Code Geass – Hangyaku no Lelouch – Oudou) will release in Japan in May 2018.
Here is the first trailer for the film trilogy:
Ticket pre-orders are available for purchase and will come with an A4 size clear file of the newly revealed visual.
No further details were revealed on the anime’s third anime, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Resurrection. During its announcement, it was revealed that the sequel will be set years after Zero Requiem (the final events of the anime’s second season).
The franchise is also getting two spin-off novels, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion – Lancelot & Guren (Code Geass – Hangyaku no Lelouch Gaiden – Shiro no Kishi, Kurenai no Yasha) that will follow series characters Suzaku and Kallen throughout the events of the anime. The second novel, Code Geass Story Fragment – Piece of the Mosai (Code Geass Danshou – Mosaic no Kakera), will revolve around six different characters that were affected by the events in the anime.
Additionally, the anime is also scheduled to be rebroadcast on BS11 every Sunday starting from October 1st. Two episodes will be aired every week.
Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion) is an anime series created by animation studio Sunrise (Gundam, Love Live! School Idol Project) and manga creators CLAMP (xxxHolic, Cardcaptor Sakura). The series was directed by Gorou Taniguchi (Planetes, Junketsu no Maria) and began in October, 2006, running for a total of 25 episodes. The anime was followed by a second season in 2008. Both seasons of the anime received critical acclaim and widespread popularity. Following the anime’s broadcast, a series of OVAs, manga and Light novels were produced. In 2012 an anime film movie series titled (Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito) Code Geass: Akito the Exiled was produced, set between the two seasons of the anime. The films were directed by Kazuki Akane (Tetsuwan Birdy Decode: The Cipher, Tenku no Escaflowne).
Here is the series synopsis from MAL:
In the year 2010, the Holy Empire of Britannia is establishing itself as a dominant military nation, starting with the conquest of Japan. Renamed to Area 11 after its swift defeat, Japan has seen significant resistance against these tyrants in an attempt to regain independence.
Lelouch Lamperouge, exiled prince of Britannia, unfortunately finds himself caught in a crossfire between the two nations’ armed forces. He is able to escape, however, thanks to the timely appearance of a mysterious girl named C.C., who bestows upon him Geass, the “Power of Kings.” Realizing the vast potential of his newfound “power of absolute obedience,” Lelouch embarks upon a perilous journey as the masked vigilante known as Zero, leading a merciless onslaught against Britannia in order to get revenge once and for all.
Three compilation films of the Code Geass anime are in production, with the first releasing this October. Further details about the recap films, and the upcoming sequel, Lelouch of the Resurrection, will be revealed soon.
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