When Will Code Geass Season 3 Be Released?
Curious about the Code Geass season 3 release date? We will share with you what we know and some background of the show to get you caught up if you haven’t watched the first two seasons.
Let’s get started…
Code Geass Season 3 Release Date What We Know
The tragic and moving ending of Season 2 has, no doubt, left a space for most fans to hope there would still be a sequel. For years, hundreds of anime fans have patiently waited for any signs of update.
However, right after the show ended, the producers of Code Geass have kept mum for over a decade, prompting some fans to believe they have seen the last of the franchise.
And yet, to everyone’s surprise, earlier this year, the company has launched a surprise-attack by releasing a film entitled Code Geass: Lelouch of the Resurrection, leading into the emergence of various speculations about the possibility of a third season.
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;Surrection: A Film or a Show?
Surely, there was an uproar when Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;Surrection first came into the light. While some people clarified it to be a film, some have mistaken it to be the third part season of the series.
However, despite the commotion, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;Surrection was able to reach the theatre and amass an estimate of over ¥1 billion.
According to TV-Date, the story is set two years after Zero Requiem, featuring the comeback of the main characters of the series like CC, Suzaku Kururugi, Jeremiah Gottwald, Cornelia Li Britannia, and Kallen Kouzuki.
“In an alternate timeline, the world is divided into three superpowers: the Holy Britannian Empire, the Chinese Federation, and the European Union. The story takes place after the Holy Britannian Empire’s conquest of Japan on August 10, 2010 a.t.b., by means of Britannia’s newest weapon, the “Autonomous Armored Knight”, or “Knightmare Frame”. In turn, Britannia effectively strips Japan and its citizens of all rights and freedoms and renames the country Area 11 with its citizens referred to as Elevens,” the film’s summary reads.
Although the released of the film neither confirm nor deny the coming of the anime’s third season, many believe that the movie’s tremendous sales could indicate the producers’ intent for a series comeback.
“If one does take place, it wouldn’t be in the near future, possibly Fall 2020 or Winter 2021, maybe even later. Sure the show still remains a fan favourite, but the inactivity of the producers when it comes to the anime series decreases the chances of Code Geass Season 3. But you never know, maybe Code Geass will return better than ever and take the anime world by storm,” one article published in Akanagi wrote.
In another article published on Trinikid, writer Moumita Basu said the answer lies in the management:
“There is no doubt that the third season is highly anticipated among the fans and most of them are hoping for a 25-episode season. At this point, the possibility seems precarious for the fans but the decision depends only on those guys who stand behind Sunrise Inc.”
About Code Geass Anime
Code Geass is a fantastic show. It has well-rounded characters, a dramatic plotline, and relatable dialogue. Code Geass is one of the best anime shows that is sure to get you excited and engaged at all levels.
Following the story of Lelouch vi Britannia, an exiled Britannian prince, the story revolves around greed, vengeance, love, and hope amid a world caught in war and conquest. Given its exceptional characters and moving storyline, it is no wonder that fans all over the world are still patiently waiting for its grand comeback despite a long hiatus.
Recap of Code Geass before Season 3:
What Happened: Code Geass Season 1
First released in 2006, the first season of Code Geass focuses on Lelouch’s journey in destroying the homeland that had abandoned him while creating a new world order for his beloved sister, Nunnally.
In the story, during one faithful day, Lelouch was able to meet a mysterious green-haired girl named C.C., who granted him the “Power of Kings,” called Geass. Through the said ability, Lelouch was given the power to make anyone submit to his every command. Realizing the immense power he was able to possess, Lelouch then goes to extract his revenge against the Britannian Empire.
Assuming the identity of Zero, Lelouch then became known as the masked leader of the resistance movement against Britannia, The Black Knights. As the story progresses, the viewers are introduced to the main protagonist slowly being consumed by darkness – a hero paving the path towards becoming a villain.
On another side of the coin, the story introduces yet another character named Suzaku, a childhood friend of Lelouch and the son of the last prime minister of Japan. Sharing the same tragic history as our protagonist, Suzaku, on the other hand, chose to work for Britania’s military. From there, the complex and tragic lives of Lelouch and Suzaku became even more entangled with each other.
After many deaths, betrayal, and madness, the first season ended with Zero’s defeat over Suzaku, who has discovered Lelouch’s identity and evils.
The Continuation: Code Geass Season 2
The second season of Code Geass was set a year after Zero’s failed attempt at overthrowing the Britania Empire. At the beginning of the season, Lelouche Lamperouge has lost all his memory of his role as Zero and had returned to his previous life as a regular high school student.
Soon enough, through the help of C.C., Lelouch has managed to regain his memories back and return to his rebellion scheme. However, as opposed to Season 1, Lelouch has decided to go back into the path of goodness and withdraw from his old evil ways.
Overall, while Season 1 narrates the protagonist’s turn into evil, Code Geass Season 2 relates Lelouch’s attempt towards redemption. From there, he started showing genuine care to his friends and comrades while maintaining his dream of creating a world of happiness.
However, as realistic as it could get, despite Lelouch’s effort to change all he had committed in the past, the painful realization that all his previous evils cannot be undone came back to him.
Eventually, every evil deed he made came into light, and from there, before he even reaches the summit of success, he ended up in the same bitter defeat.
Suzaku, on the other hand, is also being haunted by his own evil past. Betrayed by his friend and conflicted about his own feelings, Suzaku slowly fell into a state of despair that is far from the idealist he once was.
From here, the two main characters eventually came to terms and have developed a plan to fulfill their original dream of a peaceful world – even it if costs their lives and happiness.
The story ended with Lelouch taking the role as the evilest man in human history. From there, he conspired with Suzaku to pretend as Zero, the ultimate hero and allowed himself to be killed in front of everyone to end the nightmare and begin a new world order for everyone.
As an article in Kotaku explained:
“While the two can never be redeemed for all they have done, this is how they choose to atone. Lelouch dies for all his crimes—forever to be remembered as the evilest man in history and the scapegoat for every problem in the world for decades to come. Suzaku lives on as Zero, guiding the world while at the same time carrying the impossible weight of the guilt of all they have done, unable to take his own life.”
From there, thousands of fans were left with a poignant yet utterly beautiful ending that has continued to haunt them from time to time.
Despite the seemingly vague future for a Code Geass season 3 release date, the thrill and excitement that come with the expectations keep the fans on a waiting mode.
What do you think? Will there be a Code Geass Season 3, or is the film the last part of the franchise?