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Producer: 'Next Season' of Code Geass Aimed for 2012

Masayuki Ozaki, the General Manager of Overseas Development at the anime studio Sunrise, confirmed that the studio is "looking forward to releasing" the new Code Geass anime project next year, although its production is behind schedule. During Sunrise's industry panel at Otakon on Sunday, Ozaki referred to the new project as the "next season of Code Geass" and noted that its director is Kazuki Akane (The Vision of Escaflowne, Noein - to your other self).

Ozaki described the project as taking place "in the same world as Lelouch [the protagonist of the earlier Code Geass anime] except with different characters (...) the stage is set in Europe, so we'll see a lot of European countries."

The Code Geass Gaiden Bōkoku no Akito project was announced in April of last year. The side story is set in the European warfront, where a Knightmare unit made of boys and girls from Zone Eleven is sent into a military operation with a 5% chance of survival. They must rescue an allied unit left behind on the European warfront. Apart from Akane, the credits include Shigeru Morita (Mobile Suit Gundam Seed, Blood+), with Takahiro Kimura once again adapting CLAMP's original character designs for animation (as he did for the previous Code Geass anime). Akira Yasuda returns to design the mechanical Knightmare units.

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jwalkerz1951d ago

Code Geass ftw :))))))))))))

xTruthx1950d ago

Awesome I loved this anime, now get me air gear back!

Reibooi1951d ago

I hate how people are referring to this as Season 3. It's really not from what we have been told. It takes place in a different part of the world with a totally different cast and for me Lulu and his friends are what made the original series so good. So this is more of a spin off then a real Season 3. I mean it doesn't directly continue the story or anything.

setsuken1950d ago

True, but even Sunrise is calling it Season 3, mainly so it does extremely well.

Reibooi1950d ago (Edited 1950d ago )

Still it's annoying. It's not like they need Season 3 on it. People just want more Code Geass regardless of what form it takes. The countless manga spin off's that have all done moderately well are proof of that.

It just gives the wrong impression. A new season implies a continuing story which this obviously won't be unless it ties into the original series in some very large way which would be nearly impossible without making massive plot holes at the same time.

Archaic1950d ago

To me, the very fact that they're calling it Season 3 implies that they do intend to make it a proper continuation, even if it seems at first like it couldn't be.

I'm not so sure that it'd be that hard to tie it into the timeline without making plot holes. If it's a continuation, happening after the events of the final scenes of the series, then what kind of plot holes would it be likely to create exactly?

Archaic1950d ago

Considering how much Sunrise punked fans with their initial information on the 2nd season, and I wouldn't be surprised at all if we see an actual proper continuation of the initial series. The nominal focus may be on a new main character, but I would expect to see significant involvement of characters from the first two seasons, including Zerozaku.

Reibooi1950d ago

That is one thing I never want to see happen. Sure I would love to see more of the Code Geass universe but I don't think they should ever try to continue the events of the original 2 seasons. To me it would cheapen it(unless they did a massive time skip so it doesn't seem like they are trying to undo things they did)

I liked the way the show ended. It had what seemed like a clear cut ending yet fans have come up with theory after theory about what they think really happen and to me that is the best kind of ending and continuing on after that does nothing but cheapen the series. Especially when they made such a great back story that could be explored backwards instead of forwards(which seems to be what they are doing with some of the new projects)

kittenEXTREME1950d ago (Edited 1950d ago )

First off I haven't seen the series for a while and I haven't read any of the spinoffs. But, as I remember a lot of the series was left largely unresolved. For one thing the amount of immortals and what they are doing is indeterminable at the end of the series. I can't remember any more unresolved issues with the series off of the top of my head, but I think there were a few more minor issues.
Although I do remember none of the minor issues in my mind warranted a third season. The end of the second season was a good place to end the series imo.

Archaic1950d ago

One thing I do recall is that the very last shot in R2 is of CC standing on a cliff overlooking a European style castle and village. So...who knows, maybe they did have some ideas they were hedging their bets with after all.

Djinn1950d ago

This is my favorite anime ever, so this can't come soon enough.

Idree1950d ago

Gief moar Spinzaku and Table humping

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