Created by Sunrise, Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion is one of the famous Japanese anime series. The story focuses on the exile prince Lelouch vi Britannia who gains powers to take revenge against the Britannian Empire. Let’s find out what its next season i.e. Season 3 or ‘Code Geass: Fukkatsu no Lelouch’ has in store for fans. Code Geass is possibly one of the finest works, if not the best, to ever be produced in the anime industry as a whole – especially speaking of anime which are geared towards cerebral battles and a flawlessly constructed intelligent plot. Even though many works go at this with a niche-eyed vision, they either make things needlessly convoluted or bring in overdone long expositions which almost insults the viewer’s intelligence. As an anime which hits the right spot and features possibly the smartest protagonist in anime history, while remaining within the norms of credibility at the same time, Code Geass is a precious franchise which is treasured by a large diehard fanbase globally.
After a tremendously successful debut season, Goro Tanibuchi had succeeded to achieve a commendable feat – directing a sequel that lives up every bit to the original, while even exceeding it in some aspects, although this is something best left to individual preference and contention from the fans. A more universally agreed upon opinion, to the dismay of Sunrise studio, was that the movie recaps that aired in 2018 tarnished its renown, to the point that it seemed the format does not work on Code Geass. Save for numerous other complications with gimped character developments and pacing issues, several plot points had to be altered because Ichiro Okuchi had decided to write out some key elements from the story. For example, the character of Mao, the other Code Geass user hailing from China is missing in the movie series, which also necessitates alteration of several plot points later down the road. It also did not help the series that the fans were teased for years with what was recently revealed to be a standalone movie conclusion, airing in 2019. Let us keep our fingers crossed that the movie, if nothing else, will at least hold up on its own well enough.
Code Geass Plot:
The story takes place in an alternative universe after the Holy Britannian Empire’s Conquest. The world is divided into 3 superpowers. The first one is the European Union: Europe and Africa formerly called the Euro-Universe. It is also called as Europa United in Akito the Exiled. The second one is the Chinese Federation (Asia) and the third is the Holy Britannian Empire: the Americas which is also known as Britannia. After the deadly defeat of Japan by the Britannian Empire, they take away all the freedoms and rights of the citizens of Japan. The Americans also named this country Area Eleven and the citizens are known as Elevens. The story follows around the Britannian prince called as Lelouch vi Britannia, he is the son of the emperor Charles zi Britannia and Empress Marianne. He also has a sister Nunnally vi Britannia. They are sent to Japan as political pawns to keep the Japanese government quiet. Later, Japan is attacked and conquered by Britannia. His sister witnesses the murder of their mother and loses her eyesight and the ability to walk because she gets disturbed by that brutal incident. Lelouch’s blood starts to boil and starts hating his father. He feels that his father failed to protect his mother and sister.
He vows to his friend Suzaku Kururugi that one day he will defeat Britannia and avenge the death of his mother, against his father. Seven years later, Lelouch is a popular student who studies at Ashford Academy. Now he goes by the name of Lelouch Lamperouge. He gets withdrawn from the school after getting involved in a terrorist attack. He is saved by a mysterious girl named C.C. from the Britannian Royal Guard by making a contract with him. She gives Lelouch a magical power called as Geass, the Power of Kings. With this power, he can order anyone to do whatever he wishes which includes dying or fighting for him. He decides to destroy the Britannian Empire and to find his mother’s killers. He becomes a masked vigilante named as Zero and wins the hearts of Japanese people. He doesn’t know how to use his powers and later, he gets into a battle with Kallen Stadtfeld. He is a strong member of Suzaka which is said to be the strongest army in the whole world.
The third season will take place many years later after the Zero Requiem plan when Lelouch and the Emperor of Britannia were killed. Code Geass: Lelouch of The Resurrection, Lelouch is alive and is forced to come out of hiding to fight with Suzaku. The villains are much stronger this time and they are all set to destroy the world once again. Lelouch Lamperouge’s real name which is Lelouch vi Britannia also gets revealed.
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Code Geass Characters:
Lelouch Lamperouge: He is the main protagonist of this series and the 11th prince of Britannia family. His family is sent to Japan as political hostages. He is later granted a power called Geass.
Suzaku Kururugi: He is Lelouch’s childhood friend. He becomes a part of Zero Requiem in the second season.
C.C: She is an immortal witch who grants the power of Geass on Lelouch. She is also the main protagonist of this series.
Code Geass Season 3 Release Date:
After almost two years of teasing what could possibly be a third season to the mainline series, the fans were let down early in 2018, when the much-demanded actual Code Geass R3 was revealed to be an additional movie-length chapter to the series, which would premiere on February 9, 2019. From the looks of it, the movie, titled ‘Code Geass: LeLouch of the Re;Surrection, will be set years after the Zero Requiem event, and will follow C2, who is visiting the Thought Elevators across the world for some reason, as well as Suzaku, who is chased by the legion, a new Geass user who is at the early stage of his contract, as well as a new entity who might even be one of the Gods. At any rate, international fans will possibly have to wait much longer than February 2019, because it will take a while before an official dubbed version hits the shelves. As for a continuation of the main anime with another season, and the whereabouts of Lelouch in it, we are yet to receive any announcement from the producers or the studio – who are notorious for their secrecy regarding new productions and a very slow-paced release schedule. The air dates and other information regarding a third season are therefore still pending disclosure from official sources, and we will have to wait to find out.
Code Geass English Dubbing:
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