This classic of anime shall rise once more, as it has before, and all will be good. Hopefully.
Earlier today, the Code Geass film trilogy’s official website revealed a new teaser trailer and key visual, as well as the main staffers for the upcoming Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection project. The title will be a single film, which opens in February 2019.
We break the details down below.
The 30-second trailer flashes through several cuts of animation, as a narrator sets the stage with basic plot details. The promo ends with a confirmation of the film’s premiere window.
The image features C.C. kneeling over Lelouch’s helmet, as blood pools around her. Her head is tilted and looking toward the camera slightly, where a shadow shaped like Lelouch looms.
Goro Taniguchi (Gun x Sword, Planetes) will direct the film at Sunrise, with Takahiro Kimura (Dirty Pair Flash, SD Gundam Force) providing character designs. Ichiro Okouchi (Azumanga Daioh, Guilty Crown) is writing the movie’s script.
Other confirmed crew members include:
- Music: Kotaro Nakagawa
- Mechanical Design/Concept Design: Kenji Teraoka
- Original Character Design: CLAMP
- Original Knightmare Frame Design Concept: Akira Yasuda
- Knightmare Frame Design: Eiji Nakada
- Main Animator: Eiji Nakada
- Main Animator: Seiichi Nakatani
- Main Animator: Takahiro Kimura
- Main Animator: Yuriko Chiba
- Art Director: Yoshinori Hishinuma
- Color Key: Akiko Shibata
- Director of Photography: Hiroyuki Chiba
- Editing: Seiji Morita
- Sound Director: Motoi Izawa, Yasuo Uragami
- Distribution: Showgate
- Production: Sunrise
- Production: Code Geass Production Committee
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection was first announced in 2016, at the Code Geass 10th anniversary event in November 2016. The first details were revealed at the end of the third compilation film, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion: Glorification, which hit Japanese theaters on May 26.
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).
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.
A compilation trilogy was released, with the final feature hitting cinemas on May 26. The core cast and crew members returned to reprise their roles for the films.
At Anime NYC 2017, Sunrise announced that Funimation currently holds the rights to the features, though details are unknown as of press time.
Source: Comic Natalie