It’s time for a new generation to learn the tale of Lelouch.
Earlier today, Funimation announced that they will release Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion on Blu-Ray. The company will ship both Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion and Code Geass R2, as well as a Collector’s edition which contains both seasons October 4.
The release will feature remastered video, as well as a new 5.1 Japanese audio track. For the audio, series director Goro Taniguchi oversaw a full re-recording of the music and sound effects.
The Collector’s Edition set will include both seasons of the show, as well as a set of art cards. Extra features on both the standard release and collector’s editions will include Japanese voice actor commentary and English voice actor interviews, and picture dramas.
Pre-orders for both the standard and collectors editions will kick off on July 15.
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion is an original series from Sunrise and manga supergroup CLAMP. The show originally began airing in the fall 2006 broadcast season, and spanned 26 episodes. Several spinoffs and OVAs, as well as sequel series Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 have been produced since the show’s run.
Goro Taniguchi (Gun x Sword, Planetes) directed the series, while Takahiro Kimura (Dirty Pair Flash, SD Gundam Force) provided character designs. The team of Ichiro Okouchi (Azumanga Daioh, Guilty Crown) and Hiroyuki Yoshino (Accel World, Macross Frontier) took charge of series composition, with Yoshino serving as assistant to Okouchi.
Bandai Entertainment originally released Code Geass in North America. Funimation Entertainment acquired the series in 2013. Yesterday, we reported that Sunrise was expecting a Code Geass Blu-Ray release to be released in the near future.