As anticipated, this Saturday, December 5, two new projects were revealed in the expansion plan of the popular Sunrise (Gundam) studio franchise through the special broadcast ‘Code Geass Next 10years Project’ on YouTube: an anime series titled Code Geass: Z of the Recapture and a mobile game called Code Geass: Genesic Re: CODE. Both projects are scheduled for launch in 2021.
Gode Geass: Z of the Recapture will be directed by Yoshimitsu Ohashi (Amnesia), from scripts written by Noboru Kimura (Princess Principal: Crown Handler). Takahiro Kimura will once again adapt the original character designs created by CLAMP mangaka for animation. Sunrise, as well as Gorō Taniguchi and Ichirō Ōkouchi, director and screenwriter of the original series Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, respectively, are still credited with the original story. Regarding the plot, it was only anticipated that the anime will be set after the events of the movie Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re; surrection.
For its part, Code Geass: Genesic Re: CODE was touted as an ‘official sequel’ to the franchise: “a compilation of all current and future Code Geass work.” In fact, Okouchi and Taniguchi are serving as executive supervisors for the project, which will feature the return of the original characters, including Lelouch. Developed by JORO, the mobile game will pick up stories from previous projects, as well as featuring new stories written and animated by Sunrise staff, with both simulation and role-playing gameplay. Code Geass: Genesic Re: CODE will be released in Spring 2021.
The new voice cast for the mobile game includes:
Shun Horie as Al, a boy without memories, Yuuki Takada as Gigi, a mystery girl, Yumiri Hanamori as Archive, a librarian in charge of the memory archive.
Gode Geass: Z of the Recapture promo image
Code Geass became an absolute phenomenon among lovers of Japanese animation in the 2000s, thanks to a story that combined elements of fantasy, action and mecha within a political thriller with global repercussions. The plot takes place in an alternate universe where the superpower known as the Holy Empire of Britannia dominates more than a third of the planet with its powerful robotic armada. In a subjugated Japan, we will meet the brilliant exiled prince Lelouch vi Britannia, who gains a power known as “Geass”, which will allow him to become the symbol of rebellion and justice that will liberate the world.
The two seasons of Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, with a combined 50 episodes, aired between October 2006 and September 2008 on Japanese television. The franchise inspired multiple adaptations in the world of manga, light novels, and video games, including some that featured alternate scenarios from anime. In a sense, Sunrise released three compilation films —Initiation, Transgression and Glorification— between 2017 and 2018, in which they made some modifications to the story and the iconic series finale to continue the saga in the feature film Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re; surrection, released on February 9, 2019 in Japan.
It should be remembered that producer Kōjirō Taniguchi stated in April 2019 that the film Lelouch of the Re; surrection marked the beginning of “Phase 1” in a decade-long plan of new content for the franchise.
Promo image for Code Geass: Genesic Re: CODE
The Lelouch of the Rebellion series and the Lelouch of the Re; surrection movie are available on Netflix.
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Gustavo Pineda I write about film, television and anime at Cine PREMIERE