Sunrise’s Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion is easily one of the most popular anime series of the early 2000’s. While the series has been kept alive through various film, manga, light novel and video game adaptations, the series is about to see a major brand new release. As Anime News Network reports, Code Geass will be returning with a brand new sequel and a three-part film series.
Announced at the Nov. 27 10-year anniversary event “Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion: Anniversary of a Miracle,” Code Geass‘ next installment is called Code Geass: Fukkatsu no Lelouch, which translates to Code Geass: Lelouch of the Resurrection. The series picks up in the future and follows from the main storyline after Lelouch’s original “Zero Requiem” initiative.
There’s also a film trilogy on its way, retelling the story of the original Code Geass anime. The series plans to bring together Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion as well as Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2. Anime News Network reports that the Code Geass cast is re-recording lines for the films, and that brand new scenes will feature. The series comes in as a trilogy, beginning officially in 2017. This may mean that Code Geass: Lelouch of the Resurrection is well on its way into the future, albeit no official word has been given at the event.
Code Geass hasn’t faded from the public’s conscious in recent years. Previously, Sega released a Code Geass-themed Pachinko machine in Japan. There’s also the Code Geass: Akito the Exiled OVA, which saw its first US reveal at Otakon 2016. Suffice to say, the sequel and film series draws fans back into the series, raising new interest in the anime’s storyline. Whether the new film series will introduce brand new scenes that impact Code Geass: Lelouch of the Resurrection, however, it’s hard to say at the current moment. Cheek back as more news develops during 2017