News Figure Site Lists New Code Geass Series for This Winter
posted on 2011-08-10 21:55 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The Megahobby figure website's listing for a new Lelouch figure noted that "because of a new Code Geass series slated to start this winter, demand for the figure will undoubtedly rise." The figure itself is scheduled for release in December.
Masayuki Ozaki, the General Manager of Overseas Development at the anime studio Sunrise, confirmed at Otakon last month that the studio is "looking forward to releasing" the new Code Geass anime project next year, although its production is behind schedule. Ozaki referred to the new project as the "next season of Code Geass" and noted that its director is Kazuki Akane (The Vision of Escaflowne, Noein - to your other self).
The Code Geass Gaiden: Bōkoku no Akito project was announced in April of last year. The side story is set in the European warfront, where a Knightmare unit made of boys and girls from Zone Eleven is sent into a military operation with a 5% chance of survival. They must rescue an allied unit left behind on the European warfront. Apart from Akane, the credits include Shigeru Morita (Mobile Suit Gundam Seed, Blood+), with Takahiro Kimura once again adapting CLAMP's original character designs for animation (as he did for the previous Code Geass anime). Akira Yasuda returns to design the mechanical Knightmare units.
[Via Uri-Sure Matome+]