Written by: Allysa Malicdem
Published on: August 5, 2021 at 10:15 PM PHT (GMT+8)
The official Twitter of Code Geass Project for Sunrise's 'Code Geass' TV anime series has announced on Thursday a special edition of the franchise’s first installment ‘Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion’ to air in October with new opening and ending themes. The special broadcast is part of the “Code Geass Next 10years Project” in line with the upcoming 15th anniversary of the series. The re-broadcast will stream on MBS, TBS, and BS-TBS' Animeism programming blocks.
The new opening theme will be performed by Japanese five-member rock band, FLOW with the ending track from TK (Toru Kitajima) of Ling Tosite Sigure, a Japanese rock trio.
Comments from FLOW:
It has been 15 years since "COLORS". I am glad that the story of Lelouch and others will be colored with FLOW music over time.
"Code Geass" is a special work for the band who was in charge of the first and last OP. This time as well, we had a close discussion with the production team, including Director Taniguchi, to produce the film. Those who know the time are also studded with gimmicks that can be grinned, so I hope you will enjoy it while re-experiencing the story.
If you are new to Code Geass, I hope you will come into contact with the world of "Code Geass" that continues from here.
It was recalled that the group performed the first OP of the series titled “COLORS”.
Comments from TK of Ling Tosite Sigure:
Congratulations on the 15th anniversary of the "Code Geass" series.
It is a great honor to be able to breathe new life into such a masterpiece animation over a long period of time. After seeing all the stages of the work, I was able to imagine what I could see in the future, even though I was almost drowning in the charm. Dedicated with despair to color the elaborate and bold story and its beauty as much as possible.
To kick off the Next 10years Project, a smartphone game “Code Geass Genesic Re; CODE” is set to launch this August. A new TV anime installment titled “Code Geass: Z of the Recapture” which continues from the latest anime film franchise “Lelouch of the Re;surrection” is also expected to premiere soon.
Produced by animation studio Sunrise, Code Geass, with the full title "Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion" follows the story of the exiled prince Lelouch vi Britannia, who obtains the "power of absolute obedience" from a mysterious woman named C.C. Using this supernatural power, known as Geass, he leads a rebellion against the rule of the Holy Britannian Empire, commanding a series of mecha battles.
The series was directed by Gorō Taniguchi and written by Ichirō Ōkouchi, with original character designs by Clamp.
The first season aired on MBS channel in Japan from October 2006 to July 2007. Upon the release of the first 23 episodes, the series went on hiatus on March 29, 2007 and completed broadcast of the first series with a contiguous one-hour broadcast of episodes 24 and 25 at on July 28, 2007.
Due to its immense popularity the series was followed with the development of its sequel titled "Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2" which was aired from April 6, 2008 to September 2008 with another 25 episodes.
An OVA anime in Blu-Ray titled "Code Geass: Nunnally in Wonderland" was released by Bandai Visual on July 27, 2012 with English subtitles and bundled with a 40 page picture book. In the story, Lelouch makes the ultimate use of his Geass for his little sister Nunnally, who loves Alice in Wonderland.
The series has also been adapted into various manga and light novels with the former showing various alternate scenarios from the TV series. A compilation film trilogy that recapped the events from both seasons of the anime series, with altered storylines for various characters, was released in 2017 and 2018. A new film, titled "Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection", taking place after the Zero Requiem of the recap films' universe, was released in theaters in February 2019.