Seven years have passed since the Holy Empire of Britannia occupied Japan, depriving its people of even their names and designating the country “Area 11”. Sent there in exile, Prince Lelouch of Britannia is caught amidst a struggle between Britannia’s forces and resistance fighters when he encounters C.C., a mysterious girl who bequeaths him the power to control anyone just once: “Geass”.
Realising the potential of this new gift, Lelouch declares that it’s finally time to bring down the empire that abandoned him and his sister. As the masked rebel “Zero”, Lelouch leads the “Black Knights” resistance against Britannia, whose ranks include his childhood friend Suzaku Kururugi. Now, the two former friends stand on opposite sides of a conflict that will change their lives forever.
Director: Noriaki Akitaniya (“Persona 3 The Movie #1 Spring of Birth”)
Supervision: Gorō Taniguchi (“Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion”, “Planetes”)
Series Composition: Ichiro Okouchi (“Azumanga Daioh”, “Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress”)
Original Character Designs: CLAMP (“Blood-C”, “Cardcaptor Sakura”)
Music: Kotaro Nakagawa (“Gosick”), Hitomi Kuroishi (“Last Exile”)
Production: Sunrise (“Cowboy Bebop”, “Mobile Suit Gundam”)
Jun Fukuyama (“Assassination Classroom”, “Durarara!!”)
Takahiro Sakurai (“Berserk”, “Fairy Tail”)
Yukana (“Dragon Ball Super”, “Full Metal Panic!”)
Ami Koshimizu (“DEVILMAN crybaby”, “Kill la KIll”)
Fumiko Orikasa (“Bleach”, “Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood”)
Ken Narita (“Akame ga Kill”, “Tamako Market”)
Duration: 135 mins
Language: Japanese with English subtitles (Film is in Japanese with English subtitles only, there is no English dub for the film).
About Code Geass:
An original anime project conceived by Ichirō Ōkouchi and Gorō Taniguchi at Sunrise, a studio renowned for their “Mobile Suit Gundam” franchise, the original “Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion” series premiered in Japan during 2006 and ran for two seasons, ending in 2008. The series quickly garnered critical acclaim worldwide, with many praising the mass appeal of its themes.
Unveiled during a 10th Anniversary event for the series, “Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion I – Initiation” is the first in a planned trilogy retelling the events of the original two seasons, in preparation for the highly anticipated sequel “Code Geass: Lelouch of the Resurrection”.