(Note: Spoilers below!)
So… I’m not sure how they’re going to fit Akito into this, if at all.
Earlier today, Sunrise held a Code Geass 10th Anniversary fan event. At the conference, the studio announced that they are working on the “next project” in the franchise, along with a three-part compilation film series.
The new will be a direct sequel to the original series, titled Code Geass: Fukkatsu no Lelouch (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Resurrection). Sunrise released a visual for the new project, which you can check out below:
As of press time, Sunrise hasn’t specified the format of the project.
The title will be set several years after Lelouch’s “Zero Requiem” plan. According to the staff, Lelouch will be returning from the original title, not as an alternate-dimension version or a clone (or some other plot contrivance).
The compilation films will cover the events of the entire 50-episode run of Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion and Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2. The cast will re-record all of their lines for the feature, and new scenes will be produced.
The first film is slated to hit Japanese theaters in 2017.
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.