Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, the anime series was written by Ichiro Okouchi and produced by Sunrise of original characters by Japanese entertainment giant Clamp tells the story of the fictional Holy Empire of Britannia as it establishes military domination in the world.
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion plot
The main protagonist, Lelouch Lamperouge, is a Britannia student that gets caught in the haywire between two rival factions. As he manages to escape the clutches of death, a mysterious girl gives him the “power of kings”, and Lelouch sets on a journey full of perils as he becomes a masked vigilante that leads an assault against Britannia so he can get his final vendetta.
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion production details
Geass is a concept from Welsh folklore, it refers to the obligation some has to do a specific task regardless of its morality. The same idea of duty is reflected in the plot that Ichiro Okouchi & Goro Taniguchi pitched to Yoshitaka Kawaguchi, the producer of this series. The writers had the idea of a story arc in which the hero leads an organization in secrecy, as his rule unfolds, he finds out that there are conflicts inherent to the exercise of power and he becomes conflicted upon his morals.
The producers commissioned the famous manga group Clamp to develop the characters.
Clamp commissioned the company’s lead artist, Mokona to design the look & feel of this production. The result later got converted into animation by Takahiro Kimura, of Sunrise studios. The music score for the upcoming series in the U.K. was composed by Kotaro Nakagawa & Hitomi Kuroishi, who had worked the producers before in other series. Also, bands like Ali Project, Jinn, Access, FLOW, SunSet Swish & Orange Range provide songs for the opening & closing sequence themes.
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Release Date
The anime tv series ran from October 2006 to July 2007 with a total number of 25 episodes.
Code Geass is licensed for release in America by Bandai Entertainment, it saw its first season air on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim segment in April 2008 for two years. After Bandai Entertainment’s demise, Sunrise picked up Code Geass and other Bandai titles with Funimation.
For the tenth anniversary of the series, a new sequel film after the events of the original Code Geass series went into production, with the combined efforts of Japanese production companies. The screening took place in 2019 in America, showcasing staff, cast and the small event got the attention of many fans worldwide.
There is no official announcement of any new Code Geass project since 2019. Still, the U.K. & North America release left fans in those regions yearning for more. The western release for this series had a new dub English cast. With these veiled plans, to continue the franchise soon, coupled with the marketing strategies of creating hype. There surely is something cooking behind the scenes of Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion.
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion English Dub Cast
- Johnny Yong Bosch as Lelouch
- Kate Higgins as C.C.
- Yuri Lowenthal as Susaku Kurugi
- Rebecca Forstadt as Nunally
- Karen Strassman as Kallen Kozuki
- Elizabeth Maxwell as Shamna
- Christopher R. Sabat as Bitool