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Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection Film's N. American Screenings Slated for May

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Film to get both English-subtitled, dubbed screenings; new TV ad streamed

Note: The visual and YouTube videos at the end of this article may contain spoilers for the film.

Funimation announced on Friday that its screening of the Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection (Code Geass: Fukkatsu no Lelouch) sequel anime film will screen in North America on May 5 (subtitled), and on May 7-8 (dubbed).

The film's new characters and cast members include:

Leo Ieiri performs the opening theme song "Kono Sekai de" (In This World). In addition, Ali Project performs 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 returned for the movie, and specifically emphasized that the story is complete in one film, which serves as a finale. The film opened on Saturday in 120 theaters in Japan, including Shinjuku Wald 9 in Tokyo.

Bandai Namco Arts began streaming a new commercial on Friday for the movie, which previews the ending theme song "Revive" by Unione.

Funimation also revealed a new visual for the film, which is similar to the image above right.

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 2018. The third film, Code Geass - Hangyaku no Lelouch - Ōdō (lit.: The Imperial Path, official English subtitle: Glorification), opened last 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.

Source: Funimation's Twitter account, Bandai Namco Arts' YouTube channel

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