Code Geass To Return For Third Season
Code Geass is an awesome and batshit crazy anime about a diabolical teenage genius. Running for two seasons of 25 episodes each Code Geass follows the story of Lelouch Lamperouge, a high school student in an alternate history version of Japan. Lelouch is a megalomaniac amoral bastard, and it looks like he’s finally manipulated his way into a third season.
The newly announced Code Geass: Lelouch of the Resurrection, the first new series of the show since 2008, will be accompanied by a trilogy of films recapping the original run. A smart move considering new fans would otherwise have to sit through 50 episodes to get up to speed. Without getting too spoilery, it might also have to do a few storyline somersaults to get out of the conclusion it wrote for itself at the end of season two. Little is known about the new series, beyond it being set a few years after the aforementioned second season.
But what’s it all about? Well, Code Geass is set in a world where Japan has been invaded by the Britannian Empire and renamed District 11. The Britannian Empire is located in the same geographic space as America, but is totally not America. There’s giant mecha, mind control, revenge and some top notch evil laughter in there too.
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Suffice to say Lelouch has some beef with the Empire and decides to start wearing a mask and styling himself as a Japanese revolutionary called Zero. Much of the series revolves around Lelouch engaging in battles of strategy and wits with the empire while hidden behind the mask of his alter-ego.
Code Geass comes from Sunrise Studios, known in the west for shows such as Cowboy Bebop, Gundam and The Vision of Escaflowne. It’s also being reported that the show’s original voice cast are set to return to re-record their dialogue.