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New Code Geass Anime: Gaiden Boukoku no Akito

Word's out-- Sunrise is developing a new Code Geass project!

 Word comes from 2channel about what appears to be a brand new Code Geass project: Code Geass Gaiden: Boukoku no Akito (Akito of the Ruined Nation). It's set in atb 2017, seven years after the start of the original Code Geass series, so probably 5-6 years after the end of Lelouch's story, and unfortunately the world peace that was supposed to ensue didn't. Europe is in the midst of a big war-- and a small squadron of folks from Area 11 are on a mission that has only a 5% likelihood of success.

...At least, that's all we've got so far, plot wise. We also don't technically know for sure that it's an anime, but the reveal came in a trailer and all the credits they've got listed are people who work primarily in anime, excepting CLAMP, of course.

Yes, CLAMP will be back for character designs, as will Akira Yasuda for mechs-- or rather, Knightmare Frames. And of course, Ichirou Okouchi and Gorou Taniguchi, who came up with the original Code Geass story, will be back for this new piece.

There are a couple of newcomers to the franchise: One Shigeru Morita, who did scripts for Mobile Suit Gundam Seed and a variety of episodes of Blood+ and Toward the Terra, will be on screenplay duty for the new Geass. And Kazuki Akane, who's directed works like Vision of Escaflowne and Noein, will helm the new series.

That's everything we got so far, except for these rather uninspiring images.


 Nonetheless: hey, lookie, a new Code Geass anime! Who's dying to watch it and who's so done with the franchise?
hitsusatsu11on April 22, 2010 at 7:26 p.m.
if it's real ill watch it.
Oishi_47on April 22, 2010 at 7:32 p.m.
@Kusaja: @gia: Ok, so the article makes it seem as though Code Geass takes place in 2010, while in fact, that's just when Britania invaded. The actual first season takes place in 2017. So that means one of two things, the plot of the new Code Geass takes place parallel to the events of season one or the opening to the new series takes place during the events of season one and then time skips forward to after R2, which would make sense because it would relate the new characters to the events of the overarching story and then allow them to go off into a completely new story.  
 
@FoxxFireArt: While I agree that the ending was better than a lot of other anime, Lelouch, cold and calculating as he was, was essentially an idealist. A world peace built on ideals, would inevitably have to collapse under it's own reality. Hopefully the new story will be as deep, and have as satisfactory an ending.
ReVolutionOfEvangelionon April 23, 2010 at 11:23 a.m.
What we know is this:
 
Originally, the world was split between the Holy Empire of Britannia, the Chinese Federation, and the Euro Universe (EU)
 
In-story, Napoleon succeeded in conquering Britain due to a local uprising, forcing the royal family to flee to North America, which became the new homeland of "Britannia"; this was possible because the American Revolution failed earlier.  Similar to the "Domination of the Draka" scifi book series, Britannia was embittered by being on the losing end of the Napoleonic Wars, and reformed in their colonies along ultra-Darwinian, spartan, racist and elitist lines.  
 
Meanwhile, Napoleon's Empire got overthrown by an internal revolution that turned it into a democratic state, going back to the earlier ideas of the French Revolution before Napoleon.  Without Britain to get in the way, The Euro Universe expanded to take over not only all of Europe, but all of Africa (everything Britain colonized in our timeline), as well as Russia (extending through siberia to the Bering Straight, but not including Vladivostok or the central asian states). 
 
The "Chinese Federation" is an outsized Chinese Empire, still having an Emperorship (though they're currently a figurehead run by eunich bureaucrats, at least until the Empress gets restored to power in Code Geass itself)....its not really a "Federation" its them dominating India and the other countries.
 
Other than that, the only "independent" countries are a Middle-eastern Federation (which Britannia conquered during the series)...and a small, independent Australia (we have no clue who colonized Australia in their timeline; it might even still be run by the Aborigines; it never came into the story) 
 
Japan manged to stay independent because it had most of the world's "Sakuradite" reserves and although Britannia conquered it, they were smart enough to just keep giving the other two superpowers their share of Sakuradite, rather than risk another major war.
 
During the show, the Chinese Federation fragmented into its constituent states, while the Euro Universe got invaded by Britannia, who succeeded in conquering about half of it:  everything west of the Rhine, as well as Russia, and the western half of Africa.
 
Lelouch then created the new "Allied Federation of Nations" which was composed of all of the former Chinese Federation, Japan (in exile), and about half of what remained of the E.U.;  mostly the eastern half of Africa, Italy and Eastern Europe.  
 
However, Nordic Europe (Scandinavia, Germany, the British Isles) as well as some chunks like Ukraine and the Belgian Congo in Africa, never joined the Allied Federation of Nations.
 
While Britannia peacefully withdrew its forces from the recently conquered areas, as part of the new Allied Federation of Nations, we kind of just assumed that Northern Europe would join too.
 
Maybe its some internal problem.   Europe wasn't focused on much in the show.
 
***I doubt its a global-scale, world-threatening problem.  Probably their version of intervening in Kosovo.
Pockysanon April 23, 2010 at 7:27 p.m.
I was kind of hoping for a Knightmare of Nunnally, but oh well
 
hope this can match the orignal
 
ZERO! ZERO! ZERO!
MetalGearFlaccidon April 24, 2010 at 8:12 p.m.
I'll wait for the dub. This is one of the few series that I prefer the English cast over the Japanese cast when it comes to acting and matching the charatcters. 
(It's got Bosch, Lowenthal, Freeman, Blum, and  Mignogna; of COURSE I'd prefer the dub!)
Catolfon April 27, 2010 at 4:45 p.m.
@MetalGearFlaccid said:
" I'll wait for the dub. This is one of the few series that I prefer the English cast over the Japanese cast when it comes to acting and matching the charatcters. 
(It's got Bosch, Lowenthal, Freeman, Blum, and  Mignogna; of COURSE I'd prefer the dub!) "
Same.
 
I watched some episodes of R1 in Japanese and just found the character's voices too deep for me.. 
I'll wait for a dub.
CharredKnighton April 29, 2010 at 11:26 p.m.
@Kusaja:
Oh please Goro Taniguchi is the Uwe Bolle of Japan, a Director with no talent with a massive ego.  The only difference is that his found sucess for some god awful reason.  While a lot of the crap that Code Geass R2 suffered from, in the end the moral reprehensible story falls at the feet of Taniguchi and Okouchi, they where the ones who had major cities being destroyed be treated like it was no big deal, he glorified killing the surrounding population of Mt. Fuji, and he was the one who made Lelouch's genocidal reign of terror out to be justice. 
 
All of that can not be blamed on a tight schedule.
Lydian_Selon April 30, 2010 at 10:36 a.m.
Maybe a stretch to say I'm dying to watch this but I really enjoyed the previous stuff so I'd be keen to see how Akito of the Ruined Nation holds up.
NegaZurgon May 25, 2010 at 3:04 p.m.

Well R2 did end with C.C. speaking with Lelouche so maybe he will still be in the show in some form or another.
Witcherryon June 13, 2010 at 11:28 p.m.
It's a great new. I can't wait to watch!
AmirHamzahon June 14, 2010 at 10:10 a.m.
i will watch this anime
dhscott5689on June 23, 2010 at 7:28 a.m.
@Burntlettuce: i thought r2 was great why is everyone saying it was bad and had problems?
Burntlettuceon June 28, 2010 at 8:04 p.m.
@dhscott5689:  
 
Not to bring up an old thread...but a number  of reasons made it a train wreck. Lazy writing is the cause, it just ruined a show that had a good deal of potential.
MDreedon Aug. 14, 2010 at 2:27 p.m.
They are saying the new anime is taking place in 2017 and some said that Lulu died in 2018. My theory is that Lulu never died in the R2 at all. This new anime will start off some scene in R1 and probably shows Lulu planed his death head on for R2. Lulu is just pure genius with tactic.
 
Who knows, lolz. Anything can happen in the new Code Geass. I HOPE that the new anime will not disappoint me because R2 ending was superb.
Z3r0on Dec. 7, 2010 at 11:27 p.m.

Whoever wrote the opening article needs to revise it. R1 took place in 2017 atb and R2 took place in 2018 atb. 
 
The article says that this new season is taking place in 2017, so as stated before, this is probably before R1, during R1,  or between R1 and R2. 
 
Plus i do not want to believe that Lelouch's sacrifce was in vain, and you also have to take note that Suzaku has taken up the reins of being Zero. So imo this is not a sequel but a probable side stroy. 
 
(They should've just left it alone though, R2's ending was a spectacular END. Nothing more, no cliffhangers, as to hint at a new series, just what became of everyone after the events. And I still cant get over how Jeremiah ended up on an orange farm. Loved it.)
TheBatototon April 24, 2011 at 12:09 a.m.
okay i purposely signed up for this site just to comment on this article...

[It's set in atb 2017, seven years after the start of the original Code Geass series, so probably 5-6 years after the end of Lelouch's story, and unfortunately the world peace that was supposed to ensue didn't. Europe is in the midst of a big war-- and a small squadron of folks from Area 11 are on a mission that has only a 5% likelihood of success.]

this is not 5-6 years after the end of the "Lelouch story" the first season also started on 2017 a.t.b. just because the first episode narration mentioned 2010 a.t.b. doesn't mean that the anime started on 2010, it was a flashback from 7 yrs ago, the story started on 2017 a.t.b. seven years after the war. this follows the same timeline but is set at Europe rather than in Japan, sheesh are you even trying?

you better clear this thing up cause you made a lot of fans disappointed when you said that "and unfortunately the world peace that was supposed to ensue didn't
"
THE_REAL_KAMIon April 28, 2012 at 3:28 a.m.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNhyzoq4mxo

i dont know y pp keep say that he is died see this nd find out

Dig Deeper into Code Geass GAIDEN: The Ruined Land of Akito

This story takes place in Europe a small force from area 11 goes to in to help the EU in there time of need. There chances for success are sadly only 5%

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