Code Geass Season 3 Release Date, Plot, Cast, Trailer, News and Everything You Need to Know
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion is one of the most beloved Japanese anime series of all time. Produced by Sunrise, the previous two seasons of the mecha anime series have received sensational popularity, and Code Geass has been on the air for nearly 14 years. Fans are wondering when season 3 will be released after a decade of waiting.
In 2020, Crunchyroll announced Code Geass: Z of Recapturea new anime series intended to expand the Code Geass universal.
Here’s everything we know so far about the new Code Geass Season 3:
Code Geass Season 3 release date: When will it be released?
The first season of Code Geass originally aired on MBS in Japan on October 5, 2006, and it consisted of 25 episodes. The mecha series went on hiatus starting March 29, 2007, with the first 23 episodes being streamed, and the final two episodes of Season 1 released on July 28, 2007.
Following the success of Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebelliona second season was announced in March 2007, and it is called Code Geass: Lelouch of the R2 Rebellion, which was released on April 6, 2008 on TBS and MBS channels. The second season had the same number of episodes as the first.
A recap movie trilogy from Funimation has been released, but the anime franchise isn’t over yet. On December 5, 2022 (December 5 is Lelouch’s birthday), a new anime series was announced, and it’s called Code Geass: Z of Recapturewhich is part of Studio Sunrise’s new 10-year plan.
The release date of Code Geass: Z of Recapture hasn’t been officially announced yet, but it’s expected to be released in fall 2022, around winter 2023.
Code Geass Synopsis: What happened in the first two seasons?
Code Geass takes place in an imaginary Orwellian world where power is divided between the three superpowers: the British Holy Empire, the European Union (also called Europa United) and the Chinese Federation.
The story revolves around Lelouch vi Britannia (voiced by Jun Fukuyama in the Japanese version, Johnny Yong Bosch in English) of the British Empire, an outcast prince also known as Lelouch Lamperouge. While attending Ashford Academy, he meets a mysterious girl named CC (Yukana/Kate Higgins) who grants him the power to order anyone to do whatever he wants, known as the Power of the Kings, or Geass. Lelouch uses this power to strategize war and track down his mother’s killers, which was so tragic that his sister goes blind and loses the ability to walk.
Robots known as “Knightmare Frames” are used in battle, and Japan is attacked by these mechs, unleashing an unwarranted invasion. These mechs wipe out the area, forcefully annexing it and naming it Japan Area 11. Lelouch intends to take revenge on the empire for his misdeeds.
Furthermore, he promises his childhood friend Suzaku Kururugi to free Japan from tyrannical machinations, but they end up clashing in many battles.
Initially, he fights specific mecha battles for personal reasons to save himself, but eventually he forms a radical rebel group “Black Knights” to free his empire.
Code Geass Season 3 plot: What is the story of Code Geass: Z Recapture?
Land details for Code Geass: Z of Recapture are still being kept under wraps, aside from the fact that they take place after the events of the last film in the franchise’s trilogy. Fans wonder what direction the new series will take as the original series and movies take place in alternate timelines.
Although the films are considered recaps of the series, there are various key plot changes that create inconsistencies in the universe of Code Geass. That’s why it’s still unclear if the new series will be a direct sequel to the show’s second season or be based on the timeline of the movie trilogy.
Monsters & Critics has provided an explanation for this confusion
“The creators apparently saw the [Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;Surrection] film as an alternate timeline since Taniguchi said the compilation trilogy is “not a negation of the TV series, but rather a possible outcome”. This means the original ending remains intact as the new films establish a separate new canon based on an alternate timeline.”
While the story of the new Code Geass The series is still under wraps, it’s likely that we’ll be able to see stories from different characters, as it’s still unclear if Lelouch will be directly involved in the new series.
Code Geass Cast of season 3: who will voice the Japanese version and the English version?
While the whole cast of the new Code Geass the series has not yet been confirmed, the tracks are expected to return. For the Japanese voice cast, Lelouch is voiced by Jun Fukuyama, CC is voiced by Sayaka Ohara, Takahiro Sakurai, and Akeno Watanabe as Suzaku Kururug, and Ami Koshimizu as Kellen Stadtfeld.
As for the English cast, if the lead roles return, we have Johnny Yong Bosch and Michelle Ruff (child version of Lelouch) to return, Kate Higgins as CC, Yuri Lowenthal and Laura Bailey as Suzaku Kururugi, and Karen Strassman as Kallen Stadtfeld.
Related: Code Geass Voice Actor Wants to Return for Season 3
Epicstream will update this section once official casting details for the new series are announced.
where to watch Code Geass Season 3?
The first two seasons of Code Geass are available to stream on Crunchyroll. The original Japanese versions with English and English subtitles are available for streaming.
The entire anime series is also available to stream on Netflix. You can read our detailed guide on where to stream Code Geass here.
Code Geass Season 3 will likely be available on Crunchyroll, but since it’s not a Netflix Original anime series, it’s still unclear if Netflix intends to release it on its streaming service.
Will Lelouch vi Britannia return in Code Geass Season 3?
At the end of Code Geass Season 2, Lelouch enacted the plan known as Zero Requiem, in which Suzaku (apparently) publicly executed Lelouch, freeing the world from his tyrannical rule and ultimately creating peace. However, there is several fan theories that claim Lelouch is actually alive.
At the end of the second season, Nunnally vi Brittania becomes Empress of the Holy Empire of Brittania, and many key characters are still alive.
Code Geass: Z of Recapture could somehow bring Lelouch back to life, but with plot details still unclear, we still don’t know if the beloved antihero will return in the new season.
Code Geass Season 3 trailer: is there already one?
Sunrise has not released a trailer for Code Geass: Z of Recapture again, but we’ll update this page once it’s released, so stay tuned!
For now, you can watch the trailer for the Code Geass: Resurrection Lelouch movie below: