It’s official. Approximately a decade after the original run of Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion and Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2, an announcement by Sunrise has been made.
We’re getting an entirely new season called Code Geass: Lelouch of the Resurrection (Code Geass: Fukkatsu no Lelouch) along with 3 compilation recap movies.
Code Geass and I have an interesting history. I was extremely hesitant to watch the series because I thought “mecha anime” wasn’t really my thing, but my friend Derrel insisted.
I’m so glad he did, and when I realized how quickly I was marathoning R2 (in late May 2014 according to MAL), I could see why Geass was his favorite anime series of all time.
The show had a significant impact on me: I found myself appreciating its intricate plot, its questioning of internal morality, character and animation design, and its music.
One minute, you could be watching student council shenanigans, and a few minutes later we’re back to the ongoing war.
It was that kind of anime, and we all loved it and we all miss it.
I’ve watched it through twice, but a third watch is already overdue. To this day, I regularly bounce quotes back and forth between my brother or use occasionally the “Kururugi-copter” GIF in a post.
Emperor Lelouch Vi Britannia died at the end of R2… or so I thought. There were several theories floating around, particularly on forums and Reddit. But now the Code Geass anime is officially returning, and there are two things we know:
- The new season will take place several years after Zero Requiem.
- Lelouch will likely be in it – I mean, he is in all the official art.
The release date of season 3 is not yet announced, but the first of the compilation films will be in Japan’s theaters in 2017.
These films, however, leave a strange taste in my mouth. I feel like most fans would happily re-watch the entire series to refresh before the new season, so this three-part film recap feels like solely a monetary opportunity. They are confirmed to include extra content, but like recap OVAs, I may skip them.
But then again, my impatience for the new season might get to me…
It’s been 10 years since Code Geass premiered in Japan and 8 years since its U.S. debut on Adult Swim. I am super excited for a third season, but I hope the story stays strong and consistent with the first two seasons.
What are your thoughts on the announcement? What are the most memorable moments from the series that have stuck with you all these years? Leave me a comment below!
Image Credit: Sunrise
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