Code Geass Ads Explain the Whole Story in 1-Minute Bites

posted on by Kim Morrissy

Code Geass is an infamously convoluted series, so much so that even three recap movies couldn't really cover the sheer extent of all the twists and surprises. Even after watching all of those movies, you might be left thinking, "I still don't get it!" Fear not, however. Bandai Namco Arts has released a handful of one-minute videos that distill the plot of Code Geass to its purest essence.

Note that these videos contain spoilers for the entire series, so watch at your own risk.

The first video covers the premise of Code Geass: Lelouch vi Britannia, son of the emperor of Britannia, gains the power of Geass and uses it to enact revenge against the empire. However, he ends up fighting against his friend Suzaku, who joined the Britannian military in an attempt to change the system from within.

The second video covers the fallout between Lelouch and Suzaku, and the events that led up to the beginning of the anime's second season.

The third video skips over a whole lot of things, but somehow Lelouch and Suzaku are friends again, and that's what matters, right?

Still confused? That's the Code Geass experience for you!

The videos were released on February 5 in anticipation of the Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection sequel film, which opened in Japan on February 9.

Japanese comedy duo NON STYLE indicated in a television commercial that they were looking forward to the movie, too, even going so far as to cosplay Lelouch and the heroine C.C.

On Code Geass's official Twitter account, the team released a series of illustrations in the lead up to the movie's debut in Japan. The image released on the day of the film's premiere shows C.C. and Suzaku reaching out their hands towards someone who is absent.

The end? Not quite. The next day, the account unveiled the illustration in full with the missing Lelouch and Nunally finally present. This was the accompanied with the message: "He has resurrected."

The key visual for the film went through a change as well. The original key visual shows Zero wearing his mask, but a second visual, unveiled on February 8, shows Lelouch's face bared for the first time. There's no doubt about it: our Geass-wielding emperor-cum-schoolboy-cum-freedom-fighter is back.

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection will screen in North America on May 5 (subtitled), and on May 7-8 (dubbed).

Source: Nijimen

Disclosure: Bandai Namco Arts Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bandai Namco Holdings Inc. Bandai Namco Rights Marketing Inc., another wholly owned subsidiary of Bandai Namco Holdings Inc., is a non-controlling, minority shareholder in Anime News Network Inc.

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