Get The Rundown #13 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection

I also recently uploaded a video that also goes through this topic you can watch it here.

C.C., Lelouch, Lyod, Kallen on their way to the temple. Code Geass Lelouch of the Re;surrection At 16m 49s

C.C., Lelouch, Lyod, Kallen on their way to the temple. Code Geass Lelouch of the Re;surrection At 16m 49s

© SUNRISE/PROJECT GEASS Licensed by SUNRISE to Funimation® Productions, Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Character Design ©2006 CLAMP · ST

This review is on Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection the sort of sequel of the Code Geass series that came out on February 9, 2019

Get The Rundown #13 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection Details

  • Number of episodes: None this the fourth film part of the alternative universe.

  • Genre: Mecha, Seinen, Sci-fi, Military, Drama

  • Hidden Gem, Popular, or Lesser-Known: Popular

  • Dubbed or Subbed: Both versions are available. I watched it dubbed and besides Johnny Yung Bosch’s everyone sounds the same from the original series. So, if you liked the original series subbed you will like this one as well.

  • Modern or Classic: Modern.

  • Aired: February 9, 2019

  • Production Information:

    • Directed by Taniguchi, Gorou He is famous for his directing: the majority of the Code Geass Movies and OVAs, Gun x Sword, Maria the Virgin Witch, Mobile Fighter G Gundam, Planetes
    • Created by Sunrise which is famous for Gintama’, Cowboy Bebop, Mobile Suit Gundam, InuYasha (TV), The Big O, The Vision of Escaflowne
  • Where You Can Watch: Funimation

Get The Rundown #13 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection Major Themes

War

Loyalty

Man Vs Man

Patriotism

Redemption

War| Loyalty | Man vs Man |Patriotism|Redemption

Introduction

Despite not being an actual sequel to the original Code Geass series, Lelouch of the Resurrection is still a nice addition to the universe.

Here is the complete watch order of Code Geass.

As a fan who waited over 10 years for some form of continuation to the story, I was quite excited about this one.

So how was the film and should fans of Code Geass gives this watch? Let’s find out.

I will be spoiling the plot of the other alternative film series since this is a sequel.

Brief Synopsis

Code Geass Lelouch of the Ressurection takes place one year after the Zero Requiem.

Suzaku is still fulfilling his role as Zero and Nunnally is still a figurehead in Britannia.

While in the Kingdom of Zilkhistan, an unknown enemy captures both Suzaku and Nunnally.

As this plot develops C.C. is traveling the world with Lelouch who’s mind is lost in C’s world.

C.C.’s goal is to find a gate to C’s world where she can retrieve Lelouch’s lost mind.

While C.C. and Lelouch are staying in a village in Zilkhistan they run into Kallen, Lyod, Sayako who are searching for Suzaku and Nunnally.

The two parties decide to work together in order to get Lelouch’s mind back and to save Suzaku and Nunnally.

Will they succeed and what new challenges await them. Well, you are going to watch to find out.

My Analysis

From reading the reviews and gauging the audience in the theater there are two perspectives of this film.

  1. It’s unoriginal and it focuses on too much fan service heavy rather than telling a more “Code Geass” compelling story’
  2. It’s a fun movie that gives the audience a brand-new story with characters that we love for one more ride.

I fall in the middle since I experience both reactions. On one hand, the story does borrow a lot from the original series but I had a good time watching it.

When I went to see it theaters all I expected was a story that brings Lelouch back for another adventure.

That is what I got. Some of you might accuse me of accepting mediocrity.

Which is fine but in reality, I was satisfied with this film. I assumed there was never going to be any Code Geass “sequel” ever.

I was just happy to get one.

Again I walked away pleasantly surprised and happy with the end result if that means that I am just a fanboy who got tricked by nostalgia then so be it

Now in terms of the film itself, it’s a fun experience with lots of action.

I will say there are certain aspects from the original series which are not present in this film.

For example, certain scores from the original soundtrack.

This does not hurt the film and I doubt most fans will notice.

The plot is not perfect by any means and despite my enjoyment, I will admit that most of my questions going into this film were not answered by the end.

On the contrary, this film raised more questions than it answered.

I probably will make an article about it at some point.

Also if I had to pick one major negative it would be the villains specifically Sahalio and Bitur. Both really got on my nerves and very cliche and forgettable.

There are tons of easter eggs and nods to the original series which is another gift to the fans.

It felt like the creators rewarded me for sticking around all this time.

In summary, the film is an excellent sequel to the Code Geass alternative film series.

Its plot may not be deep enough for certain people but the heart of the film makes up for it.

Common Answers to Important Questions about Get The Rundown #13 Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection

This film has the same art style as the original series and the alternative film series.

They did a great job subtly using CGI and enhancing art. I can’t give specifics without spoiling the film.

I am glad that they made the Knightmare really awesome without following the horrible direction that was Akito the exiled.

Here is a list of my favorite Knightmare Frames from Code Geass.

If you watch a similar art style watch the original series or other great anime from Sunrise including Eureka Seven.

This film has lots of action both hand to hand combat and full-scale war featuring Knightmare action.

It definitely lives up to the Code Geass name in this department.

You will find the same action in the original series and great mecha anime like Full Metal Panic!, Eureka Seven, and Gunbuster.

Much like the original series and films, there are subtitle hints to things of romance.

But it’s not a major part of the story.

However, do not sleep on it and pay attention because the film does reward you for doing so.

This film is part of the Code Geass universe so just as the sun rises in the morning so to will everything have fan service.

You will find that in this story as well.

Kallen has a few moments but it’s the new character Shamna who is the real source of the fan service in this anime.

You also have more moments of other female characters wearing revealing outfits.

I will say compared to other entries in the Code Geass universe this film is tame.

Expect one minor nude scene and that’s it. If that sort of thing bothered you it will again in this film but not to the same degree.

Not as much as I am used to in a Code Geass story.

I mean it’s there but the action seems to take center stage.

It could also be because it’s one film so they can’t waste too much time on exposition.

But there are good moments involving dialogue in this film.

The main plot is very easy to follow. I was only confused by certain events that transpired in the plot.

You might need to google about certain events after the film. I kinda wish certain parts were given more explanation.

Yes, and I have. I even recently purchased the film.

I went in looking for a story that brought back some of my favorite characters for one last ride.

There might be more Code Geass in the future but right now I am satisfied with this being the end.

But even the original ending of R2 was good enough for me.

I smiled and got emotional during this story and that is always a win.

Nunnally's capture by an unknown force. Code Lelouch of the Re;surrection At 4m 34s Code Geass Lelouch of the Re;surrection At 4m 34s

Nunnally’s capture by an unknown force. Code Lelouch of the Re;surrection At 4m 34s Code Geass Lelouch of the Re;surrection At 4m 34s

© SUNRISE/PROJECT GEASS Licensed by SUNRISE to Funimation® Productions, Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Character Design ©2006 CLAMP · ST

Recent Reviews and Code Geass Articles