Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (also known as K?do Giasu: Hangyaku no Rur?shu in Japanese) is a Japanese adventure anime show based on a manga series of the same name. Written by Gorou Taniguchi and Ichiro Okouchi, and illustrated by Majiko!, the manga series was first published on August 24, 2006, with the final volume being published on February 24, 2010. In 2006 itself, the manga series was picked up to be made into an anime show, and Season 1 of Code Geass premiered on October 6, 2006. It was a hit among fans of the manga and new viewers alike and was renewed quickly for a second season. Season 2, subsequently, premiered on April 6, 2008, and since then fans of the show have been waiting to hear news about a third season. Here’s everything we know about the prospects of Season 3 thus far.
Code Geass Season 3 Release Date: When will it premiere?
Code Geass season 2 premiered on April 6, 2008 and finished airing on September 28, 2008. Owing to the popularity of the show, fans had long been demanding a third season, and their wishes was partly fulfilled when an anime movie, titled Code Geass: Lelouch of the Resurrection, was released on February 9, 2019.
However, as far as the possibility of a whole new season of Code Geass is concerned, odds are against the show. Anime shows are typically renewed within a period of five years. Considering the fact that more than a decade has passed since the premiere of Season 2, and there has been no news on Season 3 of the show, it does not look likely that a third season will be made. That being said, the show has officially not been cancelled yet, so there’s an extremely slim chance that someone might take up the responsibility of making a new season. Our best guess is that in the unlikely scenario of the anime getting renewed, Code Geass season 3 release date could be sometime in 2021 or 2022. We will update this section as soon as we hear more.
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion English Dub:
If you like watching anime shows in English, Code Geass has a pretty great English dub done by talented voice actors. If you want to watch the show in English, you can find dubbed episodes on websites like Funimation, Crunchyroll, and the like.
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Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Plot:
Code Geass is set in an alternate universe where the world is divided into three superpowers – the Holy Britannian Empire (the Americas; also called Britannia), the Chinese Federation (Asia), and the European Union (Europe and Africa). In this backdrop, the show starts off in 2010, when the Holy Britannian Empire invades Japan in the Chinese Federation using giant robotic weapons called Knightmare Frames. Caught off-guard, the defenders have no way to defend against the onslaught and Japan falls swiftly in front of the forces of the Holy Britannian Empire. Following the conquest of Japan, the Holy Britannian Empire christens the place as Area 11, and the residents of Area 11 are referred to as elevens.
In this backdrop, the show follows a boy called Lelouch vi Britannia, who is the exiled son of the Britannian emperor Charles zi Britannia and his royal consort Marianne vi Britannia. When Lelouch was a child, Marianne was brutally murdered, and Lelouch’s sister, Nunnally vi Britannia witnessed the murder, and the trauma resulted in her losing her eyesight and her ability to walk. Despite this trauma, Lelouch and his sister were sent to Japan by the Britannian emperor as political envoys, to give the Japanese a false sense of security while the Holy Britannian Empire prepared for the invasion.
Of course, neither Lelouch nor his sister were aware of their father’s plans, and when the Holy Britannian Empire attacks and conquers Japan, Lelouch, who was already furious with his father for not pursuing Marianne’s killer, is absolutely enraged. With Japan burning, Lelouch thus makes a promise to his Japanese friend, Suzaku Kururugi, to one day obliterate the Holy Britannian Empire and free Japan and the world from its tyrannical clutches.
After Lelouch makes his promise, seven years pass and he grows into a young man who goes by the name Lelouch Lamperouge. Despite being a brilliant and popular student at the Ashford Academy, Lelouch is mostly withdrawn and seems preoccupied with resisting the Britannian rule. He finally takes a leap of faith and participates in a terrorist attack against the Britannian authorities in Japan. During the attack, he finds a mysterious girl called C.C. or C2, who saves his life from the Royal Britannian Guard, and grants him an extremely powerful ability called Geass. Also known as the “Power of Kings”, Geass enables Lelouch to command anyone to do whatever he wants – using the power, Lelouch can even manipulate people’s will to live, fight, or die.
With this enormous power, Lelouch decides to make good on his promise to Suzaku, and becomes determined to find his mother’s murderers and reduce the Holy Britannian Empire to ashes. He thus takes on the identity of Zero and becomes a masked vigilante and the leader of a resistance movement called The Black Knights. Soon, the resistance movement begins to spread, and Lelouch wins the support and confidence of the Japanese people who had been languishing under the Britannian rule. With the support of the Japanese people, Lelouch thus sets the wheels in motion to start a rebellion against the Holy Britannian Empire. Rebellion, of course, does not come easy, and Lelouch is forced to make extremely tough choices, which includes battling his friend Suzaku, his own half-siblings, and the strongest army in the world.
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Characters:
Code Geass has dozens of characters, but there are only four main characters in the show. Below, we’ve given you a brief background of each of the characters.
[WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD]
Lelouch Lamperouge: The main protagonist of the show, Lelouch is an exiled Britannian prince living in Japan. A brilliant thinker, Lelouch finds his allegiance tested when the Holy Britannian Empire invades Japan. Driven by his hatred for his father, the Britannian emperor, Lelouch changes his name and grows up in Japan, and eventually creates a resistance movement when he gains the power called Geass. He eventually becomes a revolutionary messiah looking to free the people of Japan from the tyrannical clutches of the Britannian empire.
C.C.: The girl who gives Lelouch the power of Geass, C.C.’s past is shrouded in mystery. Later in the show, it is revealed that she was a slave during childhood. When she managed to escape slavery, she was taken in by a nun who granted her the power of Geass and eventually, her own immortality. Ageless, immortal, and with the ability to heal from any wound, C.C. not only grants Lelouch the power of Geass, but also joins the resistance movement known as The Black Knights to help Lelouch is his fight against the Holy Britannian Empire.
Suzaku Kururugi: Another major character in the show, Suzaku is Lelouch’s childhood friend and the son of the last prime minister of Japan. Following the Britannian occupation of Japan, Suzaku switches sides and joins the Britannian Army, becoming an Honorary Britannian in the process. Despite switching sides, Suzaku demonstrates a strong sense of justice and tries to implement progressive changes within the Britannian empire. When he reunites with Lelouch later, Suzaku admits that the Britannian empire is not worth serving. However, when Lelouch’s rebellion results in the death of the love of his life, Suzaku vows to kill Lelouch. In the last episode of Season 2, Lelouch asks Suzaku to kill him and take on the identity of Zero. Suzaku indulges, and kills Lelouch in front of all the Black Knights and Nunnally, and takes on Zero’s identity, continuing the fight against the Britannian empire.
Kallen Stadtfeld: A Japanese girl-turned Britannian, Kallen was born as Karen Kouzuki, but changed her name following the Britannian occupation of Japan. A student at the Ashford Academy, Kallen is a brilliant thinker, and leads a dual life as a Britannian and a member of Lelouch’s underground resistance movement, The Black Knights.
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