Fans also got a closer look at the upcoming film thanks to a slick new poster as well as some closer screenshots of the trailer.
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Scheduled for a release February 9 next year in Japan, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Resurrection takes place two years after the "Zero Requiem" end of the original series and will serve as a finale for the series overall. Directed by Goro Taniguchi for Sunrise, many of the series' staff have returned for the new sequel film. Funimation has also confirmed that they will be screening the new film in the United States sometime in 2019.
The main conflict of the film seems to involve a new empire of warriors known as Jirukusutan, and the new crop of characters include Keiko Toda as Shamuna, Akio Ohtsuka as Fogunaa, Kenjiro Tsuda as Kujapatto, Ayumo Murase as Shario, Nobunaga Shimazaki as Shesutaaru, and Wataru Takagi as Bituru. This is most likely because of the vast power vacuum left by the fall of Lelouch's Zero, but hopefully this will be explored in later trailers or the full film itself.
The opening theme song is "In This World" as performed by Leo leiri, and the ending theme, "Revive" is performed by Unione. Ichiro Okuchi will be handling the script for the film, and Takahiro Kimura will be handling the character design. Kenji Teraoka will be serving as mechanical designer, and Seiji Morita will handle editing duties.
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion was first created by Sunrise, with character designs provided by manga collective CLAMP. Set in an alternate world, the series follows Lelouch vi Britannia who decides to bring the Britannia Empire down when he receives the power of the Geass, which allows him to exert his will over others. The anime series ran for 50 episodes from 2006 to 2008. The series was licensed for an English language broadcast by Bandai, and was aired on Adult Swim in 2007.
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion recently released a new film trilogy celebrating the series' anniversary. Recapping and reimagining its original 50 episode run, it even featured new scenes not seen in the original series with new voice over recordings from the original cast to back them up. Funimation has confirmed that they have licensed the films for an English release in the future as well.