The 10th anniversary website for the Code Geass anime began streaming a new promotional video for the highly anticipated third season of Code Geass, titled Code Geass: Lelouch of the Resurrection, on Sunday. The new series will take place a few years after the events of the Zero Requiem. The director Goro Taniguchi commented that the upcoming project would star an alive Lelouch and not as an alternate setting.
The new anime series will be a sequel, set years after Zero Requiem (the final events of the anime’s second season). Gorou Taniguchi, the director of the previous anime, have also confirmed that Code Geass: Lelouch of the Resurrection will be a sequel. Details about the format of the new anime have yet to be revealed.
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). The new anime, titled Code Geass: Lelouch of the Resurrection, will take place a few years after the events of the Zero Requiem. The director Goro Taniguchi commented that the upcoming project would star an alive Lelouch and not as an alternate setting.
Code Geass synopsis:
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.