'Code Geass' Season 3 Announced, But Format Still Unknown Lelouch Is Back, Franchise To Spawn Three Movies
Fans of the original "Code Geass" series are excited to see the story's continuation as franchise producers confirm that new "Code Geass" projects are on its way and are expected to premiere next year.
According to the Anime News Network, animation studio Sunrise announced that the franchise is getting a new project and a three-part compilation movie, at the "Code Geass" 10th Anniversary event. The next project, entitled "Code Geass: Lelouch of the Resurrection," is a sequel to the 2008 TV anime series.
The story will take place several years after the "Zero Requiem" plan series main character Lelouch vi Britannia made. The announcement included a promotional teaser video that confirms the comeback of Suzaku Kururugi, Kallen, Jeremiah, and other characters.
However, the announcement did not reveal the format of the new season, and could be either a TV series, movie, or series of web episodes. Despite of that, the show's writers promised that the new season will be a direct sequel of the earlier anime series instead of an alternate-dimension story.
Aside from the anime series, a movie series will outline 50 episodes of the original "Code Geass" and "Code Geass R2" series. The movie will not use the original recording; instead, the cast will re-record all of their lines. The first movie is slated for a January 2017 release.
The new series will hopefully answer some of the unanswered questions at the end of the anime's last episode, especially the fate of Lelouch's alter ego, Zero, and the events after her sister Nunnally's reign as Britannia's new leader.
Furthermore, fans are hoping that the new season will clear up the franchise's storyline as its later adaptations, "Akito the Exiled" and "Oz the Reflection" for example, featured significant changes to its storyline that may have confused avid followers.
"Code Geass" has proved its immense popularity as over 1 million copies of the series had been sold in Japan, and had its Western releases through Adult Swim, Bandai Entertainment and Funimation. Furthermore, the franchise has spawned several manga and light novel series, and the five-part "Code Geass: Akito the Exiled" OVA.
Stay tuned for more "Code Geass" updates, including the announcement of Season 3's format.