Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion I: Initiation – In cinemas soon

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion I: Initiation – In cinemas soon



Duration: 135 mins
Language: Japanese with English subtitles (Film is in Japanese with English subtitles only, there is no English dub for the film).



A gripping saga of betrayal, political upheaval and giant robots, Japan’s struggle for revolution returns, making “Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion I: Initiation” the best place for fans and newcomers alike to experience a modern anime classic.


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.

A landmark anime of the 2000s, there’s a lot to love in every corner of “Code Geass”: the thrilling “Knightmare” mecha fights that call back to Sunrise’s “Gundam” heritage, the political chess of Lelouch’s rebellion and yes, even the forays into high school life. Lelouch’s story ignited the sparks of a young generation growing weary of the corruption of old, while Suzaku’s drive for justice from within provided a counterpoint that has left fans debating the two even now.

Few anime are as thematically diverse yet consistency engaging as “Code Geass”, so it’s no surprise that even over a decade later, it continues to be celebrated and eagerly recommended to genre newcomers.

Retelling the story’s opening acts with brand new scenes and completely re-recorded dialogue, “Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion I: Initiation” isn’t just the perfect entry point for a new generation of fans, but a fantastic big screen celebration of a series loved by many.

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”.


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