It looks like fans just got their next big update on the Code Geassfranchise. It has been more than ten years since the franchise got started, but the Power of Geass isn’t going anywhere any time soon. A couple years back, it was announced that Lelouch would return for a third season, but that sequel will not be done as a standard TV serial.
No, it seems the new installment will be shared on the big screen instead.
Over on Twitter, the official page for Code Geass shared the news with fans. Two messages were posted confirming that Code Geass: Resurrection will be split into a three-film series. As you can see below, the first statement asks fans to enjoy the franchise’s next stage and stylizes the subtitle to be ‘Re;surrection.’
【第2部公開中】と、いうわけで5月26日より公開される第3部皇道とその先の次なるstage「復活/Re;surrection」をお楽しみにください。 sun_コウジロウ #geassp
— コードギアスプロジェクト (@GEASSPROJECT) March 18, 2018
According to the announcement, Code Geass will share new info about the upcoming sequel with fans on May 26 once its latest compilation film airs in Japan.
Of course, fans were curious to know a bit more about the new Resurrection trilogy, and Code Geass came through for them. The names of the three films were also released and can be found below:
So far, very few details about the sequel series have been made public. This announcement marks the first real update fans have gotten since Code Geass confirmed the project was being produced. The original announcement was made in 2016 at the franchise’s 10 anniversary event.
According to those first reports, Resurrection will take place a few years after Lelouch sees his ‘Zero Requiem’ plan through. The staff also said Lelouch would return as a lead character in this third series and that it would really be him; He wouldn’t come back via time travel, dimension hopping, or anything else. Fans have been wondering how that will go down since Lelouch seemed to have died at the end of season two.
There is no telling what kind of update fans will get in May, but they are crossing their fingers for a trailer. So far, no key artwork for Resurrection has been shared, but audiences are eager to see how Lelouch will look in the films after all these years.
For those unfamiliar with Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, the series was created by Sunrise, with character designs provided my manga collective CLAMP. Set in an alternate world, the series follows Lelouch vi Britannia who decides to bring the Britannia Empire down when he receives the power of the Geass, which allows him to exert his will over others. The anime series ran for 50 episodes from 2006 to 2008. The series was licensed for an English language broadcast by Bandai, and was aired on Adult Swim in 2007.