Code Geass Writer, Director Confirm Return for 'Next' Sequel
posted on by Karen Ressler
Bandai Namco Arts' V-Storage news website posted comments from director Goro Taniguchi and writer Ichiro Okouchi regarding the final Code Geass compilation film, and Okouchi confirmed that they are both returning for what is "next" for the films.
"At the time of the television series, I intended to close the book on Lelouch's story after the final episode," Okouchi explained. "However, this film, Glorification [the recap trilogy's third film], is a little different. It wasn't intended to be an end but a beginning."
Taniguchi added that the differences in story in the film trilogy are not a negation of the television series, but rather one possible outcome.
Sunrise announced the Code Geass: Fukkatsu no Lelouch sequel project (English subtitle: Re;surrection) in November 2016.
The compilation films recap all 50 episodes of both Code Geass series. The cast re-recorded all their lines for the films, and the films include new scenes.
The first film in the compilation recap trilogy, Code Geass - Hangyaku no Lelouch - Kōdō (lit.: The Awakening Path, official English subtitle: Initiation), opened in Japan last October. The second film, Code Geass - Hangyaku no Lelouch - Handō (lit.: The Rebellion Path, official English subtitle: Transgression), opened in Japan on February 10. The third film, Code Geass - Hangyaku no Lelouch - Ōdō (lit.: The Imperial Path, official English subtitle: Glorification), opened on May 26.
Funimation has licensed the trilogy.
Thanks to Drunk for the news tip.