Funimation to Screen Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection Sequel Anime Film in N. America in 2019
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Funimation began streaming an English-subtitled trailer on Saturday for the Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection (Code Geass: Fukkatsu no Lelouch) sequel anime film. The video reveals that Funimation will screen the film in North American theaters in 2019. The below video is region free, and is an English-subtitled version of a video Bandai streamed earlier on Saturday.
The film's new characters and cast members include:
- Ayumu Murase as Shario
- Nobunaga Shimazaki as Shesutaaru
- Wataru Takagi as Bituru
- Keiko Toda as Shamuna
- Akio Ohtsuka as Fōgunaa
- Kenjiro Tsuda as Kujapatto
Leo Ieiri is performing the opening theme song "Kono Sekai de" (In This World), and Unione is performing the ending theme song "Revive." In addition, Ali Project is performing the insert song "Utsukushiki Kemonotachi no Tame no" (For the Beautiful Creatures).
The story begins in the world two years after Zero Requiem.
Director Goro Taniguchi confirmed that many of the key staff members are returning for the movie, and specifically emphasized that the story will be complete in one film, which will serve as a finale. The film will open on February 9 in 120 theaters in Japan, including Shinjuku Wald 9 in Tokyo.
The first film in the series' compilation recap trilogy, Code Geass - Hangyaku no Lelouch - Kōdō (lit.: The Awakening Path, official English subtitle: Initiation), opened in Japan in October 2017. The second film, Code Geass - Hangyaku no Lelouch - Handō (lit.: The Rebellion Path, official English subtitle: Transgression), opened in Japan in February. The third film, Code Geass - Hangyaku no Lelouch - Ōdō (lit.: The Imperial Path, official English subtitle: Glorification), opened in May. Funimation has licensed the trilogy.
The original Code Geass television series premiered in 2006, followed by a sequel series in 2008. The series has inspired various manga and original video anime, including the Code Geass: Akito the Exiled spinoff, which premiered in 2012.