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The North American anime and manga distributor Bandai Entertainment has announced on Monday that it has licensed two new manga anthology series: Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Knights and Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Queens. Knights is the "Official Manga Anthology for Girls" based on the male characters of Sunrise's Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion science-fiction anime series, while Queens is the anime's "Official Manga Anthology for Boys" based on the anime's female characters.
The first volume of Knights will ship in May, while the first volume of Queens will ship in June. Both series are five volumes long.
Bandai Entertainment already licensed the original anime and three other manga series from the Code Geass franchise: Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Code Geass: Suzaku of the Counterattack, and Code Geass: Nightmare of Nunnally. Gun Zi (Gan Jii) drew another manga series, Bakumatsu Ibun-roku Code Geass - Hangyaku no Lelouch (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion: Tales of an Alternate Shogunate), in Kadokawa Shoten's Kerokero Ace magazine in 2008.
Tomomasa Takuma, the artist of Code Geass: Nightmare of Nunnally and Kurogane Communication, is launching still another manga series called Code Geass: Shikkoku no Renya (Code Geass: Jet-Black Renya or Code Geass: Renya of the Blackness) this year. The latest manga is part of the launch of the new Code Geass project.
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