Code Geass R2 ended a long 10 ten years ago and along with Code Geass R1 is regarded as one of the best animes ever made by members here at Blue Crescent Studio. The original series run was just near perfect with the story, pacing and action blended so masterfully that by the time the credits rolled during the final episode we were moved to tears. For not only is one of our favourite show was ending but also because the final scene was such an profound heart warming spectacle. That final scene that had been firmly lodged in our memeories for all these years is what had our faces dancing in between happy and cringed when we saw the newly release trailer for the new Code Geass movie: Code Geass: Lelouch of the Resurrection.
As you can see above with the new trailer for the movie LELOUCH IS ALIVE AND WELL! Now going back to that final scene in R2 (SPOILER ALERT) Lelouch clearly died at the hands of 'Zero' in clear view of a cheering audience so we are a bit perplexed that he is back for this movie. 'How can this be?!' 'How is this possible?!' many of us were left asking but along with the new trailer came an answer from director Goro Taniguchi and writer Ichiro Okouchi stating that the movie "will act as a sequel not to the original series, but rather to the three recap films". What are these three recap films you may ask? Well the recap films, titled Initiation, Transgression and Glorification, were never officially subbed or released outside of Japan. They differ from the original series in the form of omitted scenes, subplots and characters in lieu of additional scenes and other content. Enough changes where made that these three recap films along with Lelouch of the Resurrection are now considered as an alternative timeline to the original series. This is where we have our largest discrepancy as simply labeling these new films as merely a new alternative timeline cheapens the events of the original (Can you imagine Shirley also coming back).
However, we always wanted an R3 and while we would love an continuation of the original series (not counting the spin off Code Geass: Akito the Exiled) we can never fully hate the idea of more Code Geass. In other news the North American license holders Funimation announced Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection will be released in North American theaters this May. The subtitled version will debut May 5 and the dubbed version will be shown May 7-8. For more animation news check out the latest Sci-fi show from the makers of RWBY or for gaming news check out our article about Anthem.
Hey I am Marlon Mcfarlane the writer here at Blue Crescent Studio & a longtime lover of all things Animation & Gaming.