After eight years since its last episode, mecha-themed Japanese anime series Code Geass will be releasing a sequel anime project titled "Code Geass: Lelouch of the Resurrection", as announced by Japanese animation studio company Sunrise. The announcement was stated during Code Geass' 10th Anniversary event. The animation company will also release a three-part compilation film series of the anime.
As stated in the Anime News Network, the new project "Code Geass: Lelouch of the Resurrection" will set in a time period which took place several years after the infamous "Zero Requiem" plan happened, which was orchestrated by the series' protagonist Lelouch during the second season of "Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion", according to anime director Goro Taniguchi. A teaser video was shown during the event which also showed Code Geass characters Kallen, C.C., Suzaku Kururugi and other characters.
According to Kotaku Australia, Lelouch of the Resurrection is still uncertain if it will be released as an anime series or as a film. However, it is most certain that the story will take place in the same universe as the original series and Lelouch will play the role of the main character, similar to the previous anime seasons.
The three-part anime film will be a summary of the original "Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion" series and its sequel "Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2", in total of 50 episodes. The films will also include new scenes and also feature the same voice actors/actresses. The three films will be released next year on January.
The original series, "Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion", was released in Japan back in 2006 and its sequel released back in 2009. The anime series was aired in North America in 2008 through the Adult Swim television network. The series was also licensed by Funimation Entertainment Company back in 2013.