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‘Code Geass: Z of the Recapture’ Anime Emerges With Positive Update After Hiatus

Fresh news has emerged on follow-up series Code Geass: Z of the Recapture, three years after its first announcement in 2020. 

Anime watchers from the early 2000s will agree that the Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion is one of the most followed sci-fi anime. It was only expected, then, that the reveal of Code Geass: Z of the Recapture would spark plenty of hype in the fandom.

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As details about the show faded into silence, however, excitement started to wane, with fans left in suspense regarding its fate. Now, hope is in the air.

A recent announcement on Code Geass‘s official website has reignited hope about the series. On 1 December, it was revealed that during Lelouch Lamperouge’s 15th birthday celebratory screening on 18 December, a special production presentation for Code Geass: Z of the Recapture will be aired.

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Held at Shinjuku Wald 9 movie theater, the event will welcome Lelouch’s voice actor Fukuyama Jun (Assasination Classroom) and producer Taniguchi Hirojiro (Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans) as featured speakers, joined by undisclosed guests. The presentation will also be available as a paid livestream, with specific details to be unveiled later.

While it’s unclear what the update entails, the release schedule for the series will likely be announced, hopefully alongside a sneak peek.

The plot of Code Geass: Z of the Recapture is also still undisclosed, though speculation suggests it will serve as the anime’s third season, set in a distinct timeline from the original Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2.

Director Ohashi Yoshimitsu (Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans) from the original series will be heading the project at Sunrise Studios. He is joined by producers including Morotomi Hiroshi, Kawaguchi Yoshitaka (Accel World, Love Live: School Idol Project), Minegishi Takuo (Darker Than Black), and Yukawa Atsushi (Girls und Panzer der Film, Eureka Seven). Kimura Noboru (Solo Levelling, Kemono Jihen) will be writing the series.