Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection

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Code Geass: Lelouch of the Resurrection
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Japanese コードギアス 復活のルルーシュ
Hepburn Kōdo Giasu: Fukkatsu no Rurūshu
Directed by Gorō Taniguchi
Screenplay by Ichirō Ōkouchi
Starring Jun Fukuyama
Yukana
Takahiro Sakurai
Ayumu Murase
Nobunaga Shimazaki
Wataru Takagi
Keiko Toda
Music by
CinematographyHiroyuki Chiba
Edited by Seiji Morita
Production
company
Distributed by Showgate
Release date
  • February 9, 2019 (2019-02-09)
Running time
114 minutes [1]
CountryJapan
LanguageJapanese
Box office$9 million

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Resurrection (Japanese: コードギアス 復活のルルーシュ, Hepburn: Kōdo Giasu: Fukkatsu no Rurūshu) is a 2019 Japanese anime film by Sunrise. It premiered in Japan on February 9, 2019 and ran in over 120 theatres. [2] Based on the Code Geass anime series, the film takes place in the alternate universe depicted in the three-part, theatrical remake series that was released between 2017 and 2018 and serves as a direct sequel to their events. [3] [2] It is directed by Gorō Taniguchi, written by Ichirō Ōkouchi with music by Kōtarō Nakagawa and Hitomi Kuroishi, all of whom previously contributed to the TV series in the same respective roles. [4] The project of the film was announced on November 27, 2016, on its 10th anniversary event. [5]

Contents

The film has been licensed by Funimation [6] and it had a limited theatrical release in the United States and Canada on May 5, 2019. [7]

Plot

A year has passed since the events of the "Zero Requiem", a scheme Emperor Lelouch vi Britannia formulated to end conflict with his death, and Nunnally vi Britannia rules Britannia while aided by her bodyguard Suzaku Kururugi, who has taken the identity of Zero. Nunnally and Suzaku are in the middle of a goodwill visit to a desert nation when they are ambushed by a Knightmare squad; Suzaku is easily defeated and they are abducted. The two find themselves in the custody of Shalio and Shamna, the sibling rulers of the Kingdom of Zilkhistan which has suffered from the world peace crippling their primary export: mercenary soldiers. Shamna explains their plan to use Nunnally to access the collective unconsciousness within C's World to restore Zilkhistan's political might.

Suspecting Zilkhistan's involvement, Kallen Stadtfeld, Sayoko Shinozaki, and Lloyd Asplund infiltrate the country and run into C.C. and a physically resurrected but soulless Lelouch. C.C. explains that, after the Zero Requiem, their school friend Shirley Fenette smuggled Lelouch's corpse to her and that she resurrected Lelouch from the dead by reconstructing his corpse, but his memories and personality are trapped in the collective unconsciousness. The group launches an assault on a Zilkhistan prison, where they rescue Suzaku and discover an Aramu Gate, a portal to C's World. C.C. uses the portal to fully resurrect Lelouch. Lelouch once again dons the mantle of Zero and meets up with Britannian forces led by his half-sister Cornelia li Britannia and his former lieutenant Kaname Ohgi.

Lelouch's forces track Nunnally down and find her in a Zilkhistan temple. Lelouch infiltrates the temple and kills Shamna, but she activates her Geass and travels back six hours in the past, allowing her to perfectly predict Lelouch's actions. Lelouch uses his tactical prowess to deduce the mechanics of Shamna's Geass and knocks her out. He frees Nunnally, but learns that her mind has been transported into C's World. C.C. guides him into the collective unconsciousness, and he successfully rescues Nunnally. Suzaku kills Shalio in combat, destroying Shamna permanently. In the aftermath, Lelouch once again bequeaths the title of Zero to Suzaku and departs on a journey with C.C., [8] taking the alias L.L. as his idea of a marriage proposal. [9]

In a post-credits scene set in an undetermined future, L.L. and C.C. are shown standing over a mass grave in a forest, with L.L. stating he would take away the Geass of those who wield it without resolve. This post-credit scene served as the setup for the movie's picture drama where Lelouch and C.C. confronted a pirate and C.C. took away his Geass.

Voice cast

CharactersJapanese [7] English [7]
Lelouch Lamperouge Jun Fukuyama Johnny Yong Bosch
C.C. Yukana Kate Higgins
Suzaku Kururugi Takahiro Sakurai Yuri Lowenthal
Shalio Ayumu Murase Jared S. Gilmore
Shesthaal Forgner Nobunaga Shimazaki Rich Sommer
Belq Batoum Bitool Wataru Takagi Christopher Sabat
Shamna Keiko Toda Elizabeth Maxwell
Volvona Forgner Akio Otsuka Patrick Seitz
Swaile Qujappat Kenjiro Tsuda Gabe Kunda
Nunnally vi Britannia Kaori Nazuka Rebecca Forstadt
Kallen Kouzuki Ami Koshimizu Karen Strassman
Lloyd Asplund Tetsu Shiratori Liam O'Brien
Sayoko Shinozaki Satomi Arai Kim Mai Guest

Reception

The film debuted at number five with an opening weekend gross of ¥287 million in Japan. [10] It was number six in its second weekend, with a cumulative gross of ¥530 million up until then. [11] As of March 2019, the film has grossed more than ¥1 billion ($9 million) in Japan. [12] Collectively, the Code Geass film franchise has grossed ¥1,899,872,257 ($17,550,396) at the Japanese box office.

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