Whether you like it or not, Code Geass is returning for a third season, according to the team behind Code Geass at the Anniversary of a Miracle – Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion event. They also revealed that we would be getting a set of recap films that would cover the 50 episodes seasons 1 and 2 of the original anime. Some new cuts of animation are expected in the 3 compilation films according to Anime News Network.
The recap films will begin to appear around January 2017 with new dubbing. The continuation of the series, season 3 technically, was code named Code Geass: Fukkatsu no Lelouch (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Resurrection). It is not yet known what format the continuation would come in, be it a TV series or a film. In a fairly massive spoiler (if you have not seen the original), they did reveal one interesting fact, which you can see below this new poster:
Lelouch is returning, Lelouch himself from the previous anime. He is not an alternate dimension version or clone of the original person. The story itself is set to take place several years after Zero Requiem. It is not yet known the circumstances around Lelouch’s return. The director had said at the end of R2 that he died, and that was the end of it. However, the promo at this event reveals that he is revived and returns. Plus the code name for the new series pretty much backs that up.
Package art for the home video release of anniversary event by character designer Takahiro Kimura was also released.
While news of the upcoming recap films or the continuation of the series may come as old news to long time fans, its at least news that more is to come. If you haven’t checked out this series yet, you should. The OVA series Code Geass: Akito the Exiled was licensed by Funimation and is expected to be released on home video in early 2017.
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