All Hail Lelouch! All Hail Britannia! The "Code Geass" franchise is launching a new project, "Code Geass" season 3 titled "Lelouch of the Resurrection" which is set several years after Lelouch's Zero Requiem plan in the "Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellio R2." The announcement of the sequel along with a trilogy compilation film was made during the 10th anniversary event of the series on Sunday, Nov. 27.
Not much details about "Code Geass: Lelouch of the Resurrection" are revealed. However, anime director Goro Taniguchi confirmed during the 10th anniversary event that the main protagonist Lelouch Lamperouge, who supposedly died in season 2, will be back for season 3. He is said to return not in an alternate setting or as clone but the real Lelouch himself from the previous seasons.
Aside from the sequel, the franchise is also reported to be making a trilogy compilation film which will follow the events from all 50 episodes from the first and second seasons. The film will also include some original scenes not seen in the series and the cast members are re-recording all of their lines.
"Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion" first ran in 2006 while "Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2" aired in 2008. The series has since been adapted to light novels and video games and a manga series. A spinoff, "Code Geass: Akito the Exiled OVA" was also released in 2012. The five-episode original anime series was set between season 1 and season 2.
Code Geass follows the story of the exiled prince of Britannia, Lelouch Lamperouge (originally Lelouch vi Britannia) who was sent to Japan with his younger sister, Nunnally, as political hostages. Lelouch was caught up in the conflict between two nations and obtained a Geass called "Power of Kings" which allows him to give absolute command to any person. Disguised as a masked vigilante called Zero, Lelouch created the Black Knights from Japanese resistance forces to destroy Britannia.
The release date for "Code Geass" season 3 "Lelouch of the Resurrection" is yet to be announced.