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CODE GEASS: Boukoku no Akito – PV


The spin-off to CODE GEASS, “Akito the Exiled” (literally, “Akito of the Ruined Country”), is finally gaining some steam on the production side of things with a 90-second promo video — three and a half years after the second season finished airing. Along with it came the starring cast announcment: Irino Miyu as Hyuuga Akito and Sakamoto Maaya as Reira Markale (official English spelling pending).

The side story takes place in 2017, around the time Lelouch took on the alter-ego “Zero” and built up his “Black Knights” rebellion army (i.e. season one). The setting is Europe, where the Euro Universe (E.U.) allied nations are being invaded by the overwhelming force of the Britannia Empire. On the verge of defeat, the E.U. army forms a special division known as “W-0″, which a young pilot named Hyuuga Akito is a member of. Coming to the E.U.’s aid is a former Britannia aristocrat named Reira Markale, who commands the “Wyvern” Knightmare corps comprised of Japanese teenagers. They recklessly plunge into a battlefied where the survival rate is extremely low to fight for their freedom and have a country they can return to that feels like “home”. Thus begins their fight against the adult world.

The premise has been more or less laid out (translated above), but it’s still relatively unclear on whether Boukoku no Akito will be a full TV series, an OVA, or a film. What we do know is that it will be screened in theaters this summer and that it will be directed by Akane Kazuki (Tenkuu no Escaflowne, Noein: Mou Hitori no Kimi e) and once again feature original character designs by CLAMP. Judging from the screening date, we’ll likely see this long-awaited spin-off in either summer or fall of this year.

Update: A movie project for the original “Hangyaku no Lelouch” story has also been announced.

January 12, 2012 at 1:37 pm
138 comments »
  • January 12, 2012 at 1:41 pmSheapy

    I’d be more excited if it weren’t for this random jazz

    • January 13, 2012 at 11:52 pmYuumei

      Sounds like they pulled it straight out of Durarara!!

  • January 12, 2012 at 1:42 pmDa5id

    Nothing like a sax solo to get you ready for a robot anime!

    That said, if I saw this anywhere else, I’d have no idea I was watching Code Geass. Can’t wait to see it.

  • January 12, 2012 at 1:44 pmMissingnomer

    Alright, this looks interesting. Been hearing some hype about this for quite some time. So this is going to be a side story in Europe? While Lelouch is doin his thing in Japan we have the Europeans doin stuff too…sounds interesting. Hopefully they find a way to tie both stories together, though I don’t see that happening. Though do you have high expectations for this one Divine? I mean, knowing Code Geass and all, will you have high standards for this?

    • January 12, 2012 at 1:48 pmDivine

      I don’t really have any expectations at this point.

      • January 12, 2012 at 4:28 pmKurisu Vi Britannia

        agreed.

    • January 12, 2012 at 6:26 pmJustinnnnnn

      My question to all this is Why?

      Code Geass already ended. Finit-o. I’d be dissapointed if all they wished for was to milk the franchise.

      I really don’t see a bunch of new characters add anything whatsoever to the story as a whole. The best thing it can do is, then, give us more info about existing characters, like how did Kallen and others learn to pilot (like someone here already said), but these things are trivial and usually given for plot convenience.

      I will watch it, though, and I hope to God I’m dead wrong on this one and that it blows my mind slepticisms…Somehow.

      • January 12, 2012 at 6:35 pmThe Moondoggie

        NO! LULU IS ALIVE! My master ain’t dead! ALL HAIL LELOUCH!

      • January 12, 2012 at 7:23 pmAizen

        Why? Because this isn’t Lelouch’s story this time. They’re trying to flesh out the Code Geass world, and I’m quite fine with that. Hey, as long as it’s good, right? I mean, I rarely see people whining when it comes to Universal Century spin-offs. This shouldn’t be any different.

      • January 12, 2012 at 8:17 pmThe Moondoggie

        This should be something like GSAstray, right? A side story. That would mean that Lulu isn’t dead in this timeline, yet. Hence my earlier post.

        That said milking a cashcow series like Code Geass or Gundam Seed(heard of the remake next season?) can’t really be prevented. As long as there is money to make, executives with their fancy-shmancy suits and cars will milk the cow until it’s dead.

        Well as long as they give me a damn good time, I have no qualms.

      • January 13, 2012 at 1:17 amHurvilo

        I don’t really get questions like these. Why? Because Sunrise makes anime, that’s why. I don’t think I’m the only one that was captured by the universe as a whole in Code Geass, and not just Lelouch’s story. There is a LOT of potential in this world and it would be downright stupid to leave it alone. Sure, it PROABLY will never live up to Lelouch of the Rebellion, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still get a very enjoyable story in the same universe. Just view it as a truly stand alone story in a universe we already love. I have no problems whatsoever with that.

      • January 13, 2012 at 10:56 amchaos

        Wrong…

        Depiste the fact that CG ended, the idea is still alive. The title gave away its theme: Code Geass. Or simply Geass. They can create a new series, but show how the Geass is used and its origin. The original series never explain what Geass is or how it was started. The series will probably answer it and introduce new Geass contractor like CC and VV.

      • January 13, 2012 at 1:23 pmDa5id

        I can’t believe people are still pushing Lelouch being alive after even the DIRECTOR said he was dead.

        Did no one remember Lelouch’s line at the end of the first episode? “The only ones who should kill are those who are prepared to be killed!” Meaning he was prepared to die (not publicly die, I mean DIE die) from the moment he killed those guards. It would be totally out of character for him to still want to survive after everything he’d done. He gave the world peace, if only for a little while. That was enough for him.

  • January 12, 2012 at 1:45 pmCroos

    Nice. I’m also expecting to see the “Nunnally in wonderland” OVA this year .

    • January 13, 2012 at 10:57 amchaos

      Alice in Sexland was more interesting…if you ask me. :D

  • January 12, 2012 at 1:45 pmjrj

    interesting stuff… and is it just me or there are a lot of similar faces in that PV? (character that resembles LuLu, Suzaku, C.C without the green hair, and even some random guy in Black knight)

    What I am mostly interested is how geass fit into all of these… although the PV showed a bit more of the KMF battle side of things, which is also good to look for… though too bad there won’t be 9th generation KMF with kick ass energy wings… :(

    oh well, nonetheless I will look forward to see this one form or another… and as always, thanks for the information, Divine!

    • January 12, 2012 at 2:39 pmlaaa

      I kind off like those simple mecha as their batttels weren’t about whose more op but about skill

    • January 12, 2012 at 7:24 pmAizen

      Similar faces? Well, they all look the same anyway, same template and all.

    • January 12, 2012 at 9:52 pmGent

      I’m worried about the lack of geass in this preview. It is called Code Geass so I’m expecting someone to use geass but I guess it is possible that no one will have it and that Code Geass is in its name only because it’s in the same timeline.

      • January 13, 2012 at 1:40 amGeass

        that is because CLAMP is designing the characters.
        CLAMP likes to use similar/same characters in different shows.

  • January 12, 2012 at 1:48 pmasdf

    If this sucks, I am quitting anime forever.

    • January 12, 2012 at 1:51 pmSeven

      Might as well just quit now then.
      See as how you are no longer going to be watching anime I recommend Boardwalk Empire.

      • January 12, 2012 at 10:48 pmJared Drake

        Prohibition in the 1920s-30s! Yay! I saw the first episode a few months ago…

        I dropped it. Didn’t really interest me. Spartacus and Game of Thrones on the other hand…

      • January 13, 2012 at 7:04 amSeven

        Not quit sure what to say. If those are the shows you recommend you clearly like lots and lots of penis. other shows that have less penis and are not about Prohibition are Dexter or Homeland.

    • January 13, 2012 at 11:01 amchaos

      Quit?! nagger please…

      Code Geass is not the best series ever. Death Note is one level above it. If my memory served me right, Dragonball (DBZ, GT, etc) series was the best ever made hand down.

  • January 12, 2012 at 1:49 pmSeven

    Inc Guilty crown 2

    It’s going to be all hype and then suck

    PS. Clearly we are not going to learn anything about Geass’ true nature

    PSS. No loli C.C.

    • January 13, 2012 at 11:04 amchaos

      Lelouch single-handedly defined Code Geass. If the sequel is to even match it, it needs a similar character if not better. The only character that I know of that beat Lelouch is Light from Death Note. (Maybe L, too)

  • January 12, 2012 at 1:57 pmFlobb3k

    Looks Interesting, but i doubt that will be good.
    With two seasons of Code Geass Clamp delivered us an Uber Anime, but many will be hard dissappointed by this. I cant or want believe it. I hope im wrong!

  • January 12, 2012 at 2:00 pmHakumeiJin

    Hope it’ll be good even if it doesn’t reach the level of the actual series. Also watching anime at high quality really spoils you. I cringed pretty hard at those visible pixel mechas. (even worse with full screen)

  • January 12, 2012 at 2:03 pmKlaatu

    Looking forward to it – I’m certainly up for another show set in the GEASS universe.

  • January 12, 2012 at 2:04 pmWingZeroZXT

    YEAAAH YEAH YEAAAAAAAAAAH Finally

  • January 12, 2012 at 2:16 pmPK-Deviluke25

    Fuck they ruined Code Geass by adding this CGI bullshit.

    • January 12, 2012 at 4:15 pmDa5id

      Well, it HAS been four years since R2 ended…

      • January 12, 2012 at 5:06 pmPK-Deviluke25

        still I want them to animate the mechs just like they did before. CGI just ruins the awesomeness that is Normal Animation

    • January 13, 2012 at 11:07 amchaos

      Stop clinging to the past. You sounds like an old man yelling at kids to get off this property. Embrace the future. Change is a good thing.

  • January 12, 2012 at 2:18 pmBass.EXE

    That’s some good jazz

  • January 12, 2012 at 2:18 pmsuff

    I swear I saw Lelouch several times in 1.5 minutes.

    • January 13, 2012 at 11:08 amchaos

      That is Akito, he looks just like Lelouch.

  • January 12, 2012 at 2:18 pmpooner

    Maybe this is really a full 25 episode tv series? I remember reading the news last time and some guy from the code geass franchise said the “next season” of code geass, then refering to Boukoku no Akito will be in 2012…something like that. But then this news also tells us that it’s being shown in theatres? So maybe it is really a movie….since they wont show a 20minute episode of an anime right

  • January 12, 2012 at 2:34 pmNapul

    Not Layla, but Reira.
    http://i.imgur.com/4WICk.jpg

    • January 12, 2012 at 3:59 pmDivine

      Ah, I didn’t notice the faint spelling of her first name in English. Fixed, thanks.

    • January 13, 2012 at 11:10 amchaos

      • January 13, 2012 at 11:11 amchaos

        Look under her gender to the right side…

        It said…Gender: Male

        WTF?!

  • January 12, 2012 at 2:37 pmJade

    What a crappy music ;3

  • January 12, 2012 at 2:40 pmMasterDragonKnight

    I really wish they animated Nightmare of Nunnally instead.

    Nunnally was really amazing there, and that incarnation of Zero is insanely badass. He fights freaking Knightmare frames on foot, with HIS BARE HANDS!!!

    • January 12, 2012 at 4:47 pmSuppa Tenko

      Wasn’t Nightmare of Nunally a doujin?

      • January 12, 2012 at 6:09 pmsuff

        That doesn’t mean it can’t be animated :P

      • January 13, 2012 at 11:13 amchaos

        Nightmare of Nunally…I have always confused it as of those hentai porn manga/doujin. :D

  • January 12, 2012 at 2:45 pmLuxor

    Smooth jazz will be deployed in 3…2…1.

  • January 12, 2012 at 2:46 pmZáresh

    If this is directed by the same person that did Escaflowne, Noein or Birdy Decode, I’m sold, I’m SOLD.

  • January 12, 2012 at 2:47 pmNexus

    Great news, looks like Code Geass is coming back to reclaim it’s throne.

    • January 12, 2012 at 6:54 pmTwist

      It’s like your implying it lost the throne or something.

      • January 12, 2012 at 7:22 pmpagan poor

        He didn’t mention what kind of throne.

  • January 12, 2012 at 2:52 pmMutio

    I must say, that I was rather hoping for a sequel than a spin-off series. However it would be unfair to judge this new series just because of that so I’ll give it a try. It’s a bit confusing for me though, as I remember some episode in Code Geass (not sure if it was season 1 or 2) where you saw Suzuaku fighting the EU with some other knights totally owning them in combat. However I don’t recall the EU being defeated, so we might see the reason here.

    I don’t think the story will be as good as the one from the original Code Geass – I don’t expect that though. Plus it’s not clear if this will be a series or an OVA. Especially if it’s the latter I rather expect a nice side story and nothing more.

    • January 13, 2012 at 11:16 amchaos

      No. The one you remember was Cornelia first appearance where is crushed the last of the EU resistance force in the desert.

      I think the idea is not to beat Code Geass, but to merely extend it.

  • January 12, 2012 at 3:05 pmJhacks

    Looks cool, but I’m not expecting it to be as awesome as the original and that’s probably for the best.

  • January 12, 2012 at 3:27 pmSirMuffin

    Trying to suppress my expectations following the great success of the previous two seasons. I’m just hoping it doesn’t flop. At least I know at least one show I’ll be watching next summer/autumn…

    • January 13, 2012 at 11:20 amchaos

      Actually, Season 1 was a busted. If you recalled, Lelouch build up the entire season to free Japan just to be back in square one by Nunnally. It was a wasted if you asked me. Season 2 was better when it extend out to Asia, but wasn’t complete until Lelouch finally took the throne.

      All I remember from Code Geass was CC and Lelouch.

  • January 12, 2012 at 3:35 pmRockmanshii

    That was good jazz. The premise feels a lot like other things with single squads like the 08th MS team or Senjou no Valkyria 3, it’s just the premise though. I’m not really expecting anything either, I’ll just try to see when it’s out… There’s Sakamoto Maaya in it so I’ll most probably watch it. I actually think it’s stupid to just watch something only because of a seiyuu; she’s the sole exception for me.
    “a full TV series so an OVA”
    It should be “or” there right?

  • January 12, 2012 at 3:39 pmKayDat

    I believe the EU is called Euro Universe in the Geass world.

    http://codegeass.wikia.com/wiki/Euro_Universe

    • January 12, 2012 at 3:59 pmDivine

      I just went by what it is in Japanese, “Europe Rengoukoku” 「ヨーロッパ連合国」, a.k.a. “European Allied Nations” or “European Union”. I’ve made the change though. Thanks.

      • January 13, 2012 at 11:22 amchaos

        The series did use European Allied Nations…

  • January 12, 2012 at 3:40 pmGyre

    So it’s about a Japanese pilot and a former Britannian leading Japanese teenage pilots. Nice to see that we’re keeping with the trend of ‘teenagers outdoing adults’* and ‘Japanese and Amer- I mean Britannians do everything’.

    More seriously I’m not really expecting much since this apparently took a rather long time to be made, has a foregone conclusion and I’m fairly sure the people you could expect to actually do something (the Europeans supposed to be fighting this war) probably won’t, but it will be nice if they do make an effort.

    *Seriously, where the hell did Kallen learn how to pilot? Where did ANY of them learn how to pilot?

    • January 12, 2012 at 7:05 pmbijyu

      Kallen was a “decent” pilot at best early on. Her power came from her knightmare not her own piloting abilities. Zero was a horrible pilot but when he get his special knightmare he was destroying entire cities. Kallen started becoming a better pilot as the series went on which makes sense. The more she piloted the better she became but she was no where near as good a pilot as say orange boy.

      Suzaku makes a little less sense. He was given the best suit possible true but he himself had no experience. But with no experience at all he scored amazing results on all of the training programs. His “natural” skill level was higher than most of the knights of the round.

      • January 12, 2012 at 11:46 pmBeedle

        I can’t speak for Kallen’s Guren, but didn’t the Lancelot have a “syncrhonisation” value, and wasn’t that the reason why Lloyd was so adamant that Suzaku be the only one to pilot it? I’m guessing that since the Lancelot was so in sync with Suzaku, he was able to make it do what his body’s already trained to do; pull off epic flying spin-kicks (and other superhuman feats).

        I agree with your point in Kallen, which reinforces the final battle between her and Suzaku. She started out as a decent pilot, was given an epic Knightmare, and gained battle experience through it since she was always at the heart of Zero’s operations. IIRC, the Guren’s specs in that final fight outclassed the Lancelot (Lloyd upgraded the Guren for the lulz when Kallen was captured, then Rakshata upgraded it again since Lloyd defiled her baby when Kallen returned), so it was another case of Spinzaku’s skill versus Kallen’s tech.

        As for Lelouch being a crappy pilot yet started owning with the Shinkirou, if memory serves right, wasn’t the Shinkirou’s design all Lelouch’s idea? That is, tailor-made for what he knows he can do in battle (calculate the trajectory of his lasers)?

        anyways, I’m still undecided if I’ll watch this or not. Half the reason I followed Code Geass was because of Lelouch and his plots coupled with CC’s charm, while the other half was for the mecha fights and plot (the latter of which seemed thrown out the window in R2).

        This still has no ETA, right?

      • January 13, 2012 at 6:27 pmGyre

        In re. to bijyu

        In the very first two episodes we see Kallen match experienced soldiers in Knightmares. Remember that she is a schoolgirl pretending to be sickly so she can go undercover for Japanese terrorists. These are the same terrorists who will later mention that before Zero they could barely get a bike. When does she ever get a chance to learn how to make complicated war machines move? I suspect that the reason this is never addressed is because there is no satisfactory answer. They didn’t seem to get any support from the JLF or Kyoto and they didn’t have any military types initially.

        As for Suzaku…I still don’t buy synchronization. He simply can naturally pilot a machine? It makes even less sense considering that apparently no other Eleven soldier gets a chance to pilot these things. Why would he ever be tested?

        In re. to Beedle

        My real point is that there is no reason for her to be a decent pilot. We never get any indication that any of the terrorists (let’s face it, before Zero that’s what they were) received Knightmare training. Heck it makes even less sense for Kallen than the rest. How did she sneak away long enough for training with a complex war machine? Like I said above, I don’t think there is a satisfactory answer so it’s simply ignored and the audience has to ignore it as well. The RL reason is that they wanted mecha fights, so anyone fighting and winning had to be in a mecha.

        In general Lelouch seemed to be a decent pilot, about average maybe but I still don’t understand when he had a chance to learn to use one (incidentally the Shinkirou appeared in R2). Even if he skipped school when did he have a chance to get into a Knightmare? I don’t want to go with the weak way out by claiming ‘he hacked the specs and taught himself purely through studying them’ because that’s a bit much even for Lelouch.

    • January 13, 2012 at 11:27 amchaos

      It is Japanese and American-Britainia…

      If you recall the history, the story was that America lost the American Revolution, but Great Britain lost WWII. Thus, Brittainia new home was in America.

      Lelouch was half Japanese because of his mother. That is why he was exiled to Japan, his mother’s homeland.

      • January 13, 2012 at 6:12 pmGyre

        I’m aware of the backstory. I’m also aware that a nation located in northern America with a conspicuous number of blonds invaded and took over Japan. They’re also the side that first uses the totally-not-a-nuke-even-though-an-Einstein-invented-it. Not a stand-in for the United States of America? Nope, not buying it. It’s about as blatant as the Gundam Seed’s Atlantic Federation.

  • January 12, 2012 at 4:01 pmThe_Magus_Killer

    It’s has a “Code Geass meets Valkyria Chronicles”-type of feel to me. Haha. Layla Markale (by looking at one of her Lelouch-esque poses in the video) feels like she’s the character who possesses a Geass.

    • January 13, 2012 at 7:18 amJVision5

      So Gundam meets Death Note meets Valkyria Chronicles? That’s quite a feet!

  • January 12, 2012 at 4:04 pmzakalia

    i was really hoping it would have been a follow up and we could finally close the whole “is lelouch still alive?” thing.But then again i guess that would ruin the imagination running wild about it… shame either way :\

  • January 12, 2012 at 4:21 pmJif

    I am not a big fan of CG, but let’s be realistic about what we choose to get hyped up about (no LL). It is a spin-off though, which means I’ll probably like it a lot more than the cascading chain of causality-bending bullshit that Lelouche was so good at invoking.

  • January 12, 2012 at 4:21 pmBROOKLYN otaku

    “The side story takes place in 2017, around the time Lelouch took on the alter-ego “Zero” and built up his “Black Knights” rebellion army “…………….SIDE STORY’S..PREQUELS….HIDDEN CHAPTERS…. why are these producers/directors/whatevers SO FUCKING SCARED OF putting out continuations till the END!?!?!!?!?! I’ll tell you why..$$$$$$$$$$$, you Fooking Fayg’s!!! most people dont wanna hear about prequels or side storys ITS BULLSH!T!!! IT’S A COP OUT! plain and simple “the majority of the time” you lazy hacks! i hope u received enough coin to sleep comfortably at night. but realistically yall probably dont give a sh!t…..sad, but the way of the world

    • January 12, 2012 at 4:27 pmThe Moondoggie

      I’m with you here. I feel that Executive Meddling has been the major cause of decline of quality for anime in the past years. It’s this disgusting capitalism that ruins art forms of every medium.

  • January 12, 2012 at 4:24 pmThe Moondoggie

    I can start worshipping Lulu again!

    • January 13, 2012 at 11:30 amchaos

      Lulus is still dead…but CC is alive. Go worship her. :D

  • January 12, 2012 at 4:32 pmJust A Random Guy

    To be honest, I really don’t want to get too hyped up for this, seeing how great the original CG was, it would only break my heart if this season turns out to be a letdown. The art style of this season seems to have shifted a little too; it seems much darker and detailed than the previous season, which in my opinion, suits the setting of the anime much more. As for the mecha battles, it would seem that Bandai has decided to use 3-D, not that I’m against it, but since the original had such amazing mecha scenes, where it was all 2-D drawn,I was hoping Sunrise would stick to it because it brings out so much more feeling when it’s drawn in 2-D. Hopefully this would turn out to be just as good as the first season =D

    • January 13, 2012 at 11:42 amchaos

      The original series wasn’t that great. Lets be honest here. It was just better than all the rest during the time. Gundam 00 was its rival and almost lost to it.

      I remember tons of flaws in that series like killing off vital characters, then bring them back, created memory then erase them just to bring it back again, Eupie shouldn’t have died, Suzuka was a douche that never learned til the very end, tons of characters had a change of heart, they stole the mecha which later become just like Gundam, etc.

      Stop crying over if this series will be bad or not. Lelouch’s final sacrifice sealed the deal FOREVER. Nothing can ever tainted what he did. The dude was basically Jesus. Can anybody beat Jesus? I think not. Just be happy you even get to see a continuation of it.

  • January 12, 2012 at 4:37 pmLivingood

    I have no idea what to expect after watching this…

    • January 13, 2012 at 11:44 amchaos

      This phrase expressed it the best:

      Hope for the best, but expect the worst…

  • January 12, 2012 at 4:37 pmexia

    CODE GEASS CODE GEASS CODE GEASS!!!!

    It’s back.

    don’t care if its a side story, anything that enriches the Code Geass Universe is a win in my books.

    • January 13, 2012 at 1:56 amGeass

      same here

  • January 12, 2012 at 4:48 pmSuppa Tenko

    Just wondering why they have a character with a Japanese name all the way in Europe. They were fine with naming almost all the characters in the original series with at least Germanic names.

    • January 13, 2012 at 11:45 amchaos

      German?!

      I thought it was British names… O_o

  • January 12, 2012 at 5:15 pmtexasroper

    while I will enjoy this, I wish clamp would go back to the character designing days of X/1999, Legal drug, Tokyo babalon, Magical knight rayearth, Clover, Cardcaptor sakura, clamp school detectives, and Miyuki in wonderland. I bear no hard feelings againist them for what they did with blood-c unlike some other people who have turned a blind eye to them all because they made one bad show which is dumb because ALL of their previous works(mentioned above) cancel out one bad show.

  • January 12, 2012 at 5:24 pmLitho

    Never rated Geass as highly as most people. Characters and pacing were decent (Season 1 at least) but plot was full of holes and it overall just treated human life way to cheaply (whether that was its intention or not, I do not care). Also, the Lulu character moved his hands way too much. Everyone could tell he was clearly Italian, not British.

    Still, it did keep me watching throughout the first season, so I guess some credit is due. Second season I started skimming and “fast-forwarding” a lot, since it was kinda crappy.

    No opinion or expectations for this new one yet. With the quality of anime lately, I’m not really expecting much. The good times are long gone, in my not-so-humble opinion. Too many studios catering to the lowest common denominator.

  • January 12, 2012 at 5:38 pmVena

    My only question is: Who built wind turbines at best a kilometer from a towered city?

    Geass… after that second season, which was dutifully quite entertaining but atrociously written, I have every confidence in the producers to once again entertain me with an idiotic plot of contrived coincidences, cliffhangers, and idiot balls, all while taking itself seriously to a hilarious degree. I have high expectations of you, Code Geass: Spin-Off of the Rebellion. Either you’ll forever bury the franchise (which I’m surprised the piss poor manga hasn’t accomplished) or you’ll reinvigorate it into releasing more comical wartime dramas. (Please include some spinzakus!)

    • January 13, 2012 at 11:49 amchaos

      Who built it? Anime did…

      Along with pink, blue, and silver hair. Next to big boobs and panty shots. The real question is: Why are you trying to make sense of something that is made up to begin with?!

  • January 12, 2012 at 6:03 pmKira

    WOW, I can’t wait it!!!! That’s cool.

  • January 12, 2012 at 6:07 pmfishies

    coool, but i think this would have done better if it was aired closer to the end of the geass r2. too much time has passed for people to be enthusiastic of an expansion of the geass universe. still interesting but i feel just not as much hype.

  • January 12, 2012 at 6:10 pmc2710

    i want to watch it. dont care about the hype or what the detractors say about it, i just want it

  • January 12, 2012 at 6:13 pmZeross

    how many of you though cobow bebop when they heard that music ?

    • January 12, 2012 at 7:01 pmTwist

      Sounded like Durarara!!

    • January 13, 2012 at 11:51 amchaos

      Spike was awesome…

      Never saw a laid-back, slicker like him before Cowboy Bebop. Too bad he died in the end. Faye was head over heel for him. Even ask that he let it go and run away with her. Sad, sad ending. One of the best and most profanity ending where the hero dies in the end fighting for what he believe in.

      • January 13, 2012 at 11:53 amchaos

        Profound…not profanity. Damn typo

  • January 12, 2012 at 6:22 pmSlushiZ

    The Old school sax music in the background was interesting and a bit strange considering this is set in the future and all…who cares i LOVED code geass and i can’t wait for more although I’m going to miss the main characters (especially lulu)I really hope this turns out good because that PV wasn’t much to go on

    • January 12, 2012 at 7:41 pmSuppa Tenko

      Actually, Code Geass is set in the past, 1963 BCE to be exact. So the sax fits the time. BTW did ya know gunpowder doesn’t exist in the Code Geass Universe?

      • January 12, 2012 at 8:47 pmDer Fur Shur

        Yea Code Geass’ universe is one of the most hilarious for all the random historical changes like Julius Caesar getting pwned when he tried to conquer what would eventually become Britannia, Benjamin Franklin betraying the American colonists and siding with Britannia, and then after getting chased out of Europe by Napoleon Britannia builds it capital somewhere in the Southwest, and they somehow reached their advanced level of technology w/o coal, petroleum, or gunpowder.

      • January 12, 2012 at 9:17 pmVena

        They made up an element and/or thing called Sakuradite that is effectively pink, non-radioactive uranium. Now, how humans managed not to discover gunpowder when almost all of human history is about/fostered by/including fire is beyond me.

      • January 13, 2012 at 4:29 amSlushiZ

        Lol really? Thats pretty strage/interesting. But still…All those flashy buildings,technology and giant fighting robots doesnt really fit aye :S

      • January 13, 2012 at 12:02 pmchaos

        No it doesn’t. The time line was 2010 AD. Get pass all the AD, BC, BCE, and ATB bullshit. I find very insulting to plot human timeline from just one man. We exist for 4 billion years long before the made-up story some jew. So what? We were shit up until then?! I can wipe my own ass thank you. I commit those sins and I only will pay for them. Thanks but no thanks.

        How far will this bullshit last until we finally agreed that is no Jesus?!

  • January 12, 2012 at 6:22 pmEngel

    So…crazy Suzaku?

  • January 12, 2012 at 8:56 pmAizen

    Look at that white knightmare run(0:38)! It’s like the Kotomine jog!

    • January 13, 2012 at 1:43 amGeass

      what is the Kotomine jog?

      • January 13, 2012 at 5:43 amMadox

        Fate/Zero moment when Kotomine leaves Iris alone.

  • January 12, 2012 at 10:34 pmSilentCid

    The main character looks like she might have the geass on her right eye? She was covering it during one part of that.

  • January 13, 2012 at 12:39 amKSSyu

    Mmm I’m not sure if I misunderstood your words or something but Boukoku no Akito will be a movie. There is no movie based on the original story.

  • January 13, 2012 at 12:44 amBobet01

    just when the music starts i thought it was cowboy bebop. -_- no lelouch me no watch unless it’s really really really good.

    • January 13, 2012 at 7:52 amkurini

      Exactly what I thought!!

  • January 13, 2012 at 1:20 amKGFJ

    I fall in love with Reira already. She reminds me so much of CC, and I hope at least she will be as awesome as her :D
    Hyped of not, I am excited for this! But really, 3 and a half year goes really fast!
    and a movie project for the original “Hangyaku no Lelouch” story!? COUNT ME IN!!

    • January 13, 2012 at 5:08 amWingZeroZXT

      WOAH MOVIE i miseed that news.
      from where did you get it!?!

      • January 13, 2012 at 8:32 amkgfj

        It was clearly mentioned here, the last sentence, started with update:
        I was confused why nobody mentions about the movie in the comment before @.@

  • January 13, 2012 at 2:49 amStyxounette

    I’ll watch it, If only for this crazy-awesome KMF fighting sequence at 0:40. Low angle-shot + Mechas + travelling camera = awesomeness.

  • January 13, 2012 at 3:56 amSakana-chan

    beside the awful song this trailer was really into it but something is missing….

  • January 13, 2012 at 5:26 amFling

    7 seconds in and I had to make sure that I didn’t have Baccano playing in the background.

  • January 13, 2012 at 6:00 amshinkirou

    code geass without jun fukuyama as lelouch in this series is not code geass!!!!!!!!!!

  • January 13, 2012 at 7:33 amRyougaZell

    I’m looking forward to this. And since it takes place at the same time as the original series, it will have cameos at most (with no significance to leave the original story intact), which is a win in my book.

    And no granny!

  • January 13, 2012 at 8:26 amDCLXVI

    Those blue uniforms look like they’ve been pulled right out of Valkyria Chronicles 2. Well, for Code Geass I came for the mecha and stayed for the story. A greater focus on the mecha here can’t possibly be bad in my book.

    That said, I really could care much less about the Geass itself. The Geass (and by extension, the Code) is the McGuffin of the franchise, it serves to drive the plot but is ultimately not what makes it great. What I want out of this is another geopolitical conflict story. It was mainly that kind of story that clinched my interest in Code Geass until the end, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. What can I say, I love war stories.

  • January 13, 2012 at 8:57 amsaka

    they’re doing a movie project for the original geass series?

    wonder if they’re going to do an ending/story plot that the writers actually wanted

    • January 13, 2012 at 12:12 pmchaos

      Movies are typically summary of each season into a 90 minutes film with some extend scene and improved graphic.

  • January 13, 2012 at 10:44 amchaos

    What, no Lelouch?!

    :(

    The main character is a girl. I guess no every Code Geass will be a big hit. Shame. I was hoping for the prequel about a similar Lelouch in fredual Japan or a distance son of Lelouch in 100 years after.

    If there was ever a sequel, Imagine the son of Lelouch forward 100 years into the future where the Brittainia was beaten down to a small country on the verge of defeat and he come in to save the world from the evil Order of the Black Knight and the raise of the Imperial Empire of Japan. That is a good sequel.

  • January 13, 2012 at 10:52 amchaos

    If Lelouch and CC had a daughter, she would look like Layla.

    http://images.wikia.com/codegeass/images/3/39/Layla.jpg

    • January 13, 2012 at 11:47 amokgo

      yeah..looks like lelouch with a wig heheh. Darn those similar character designs

    • January 13, 2012 at 3:22 pmThe Moondoggie

      Lulu’s jaw and CC hair color… Or is that blonde?

      • January 13, 2012 at 4:51 pmchaos

        Definitely a blonde…Euro blonde, my favorite type.

    • January 14, 2012 at 4:37 amNemuri

      Akito is like Lulu reincarnated with long hair…

  • January 13, 2012 at 12:14 pmchaos

    Just out of curiosity…How different was the manga from the anime for the original Code Geass?

    • January 14, 2012 at 3:46 pmAsakura

      It’s a little the same, but the manga isn’t a mecha. No knightmare frames.

  • March 15, 2012 at 3:24 pmlucy

    el mejor anime que eh visto la verdadtenia que tener tersera tempora osea code geass r3 me encanta lelouh lo re amo ademas el no muriooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • March 15, 2012 at 3:26 pmlucy

    diganme aquien no le gusta lelouch y code geass es lo mejor no? bueno solo digo que me encanta y es mi mejor animeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!

  • March 15, 2012 at 3:44 pmDa5id

    If anyone is willing to explain how Lelouch could possibly be alive when he said very clearly that “those who kill should be prepared to be killed”, then by all means, explain.

    • March 15, 2012 at 4:05 pmKusabi

      Watch Code Geass R2 Picture Drama – ep 22.05, maybe that ep will be some hints that Lelouch is still alive. Sorry I can’t explain my thoughts very well in English regarding that episode.

      • March 15, 2012 at 4:40 pmDa5id

        Just watched it subbed. Man, Sunrise sure knows how to draw boo-ER PEOPLE. THEY SURE KNOW HOW TO DRAW PEOPLE WELL.

        Also, Cecile loved Suzaku?! I…guess it makes sense in retrospect, but…I dunno.

        Other than that, it didn’t seem to imply anything about Lelouch living. On the contrary, it seemed like both C.C. and Cecile were at peace with them doing whatever they wanted, even dying.

    • March 15, 2012 at 4:16 pmSeven

      Pretty sure Lelouch killed his father and that made him immortal. But I could be wrong it’s been years since I watched it.

      • March 15, 2012 at 4:42 pmDa5id

        I keep hearing that as the popular theory, but from the examples we’ve seen, it looks like Codes need to be given voluntarily, otherwise the current Code holder can’t die. But Lelouch did end up killing his father, so maybe that destroyed the Code along with him.

      • March 15, 2012 at 4:45 pmSeven

        sure about that? His father got it by killing VV and he did not give it up willingly if I remember correctly

      • March 15, 2012 at 4:57 pmDa5id

        I mean, I THINK that’s what happened. V.V. looked pretty content with it, so it’s likely he just handed it over when it looked like he couldn’t fight anymore.

        Then there’s that flashback of C.C. getting the Code from the nun. I figured the nun GAVE the code to C.C. , then killed herself in order to finally die after so many years…but both of those scenes were pretty unclear, so I dunno if they’re good examples. I just don’t see Lelouch wanting immortality and saving his own skin unless he still needed to do something crucial to his plan, which seemed complete after Suzaku kabob’d him.

      • March 15, 2012 at 5:04 pmSeven

        Maybe VV did. But I guess in the long run it does matter because they wanted it to be vague. The writes where going for the “make up your own ending” thing. Which I think is dumb