The New Season of Code Geass Explained

Spoilers for “Code Geass: Rozé of the Recapture” start right here.

“Code Geass” was already a franchise earlier than “Rozé of the Recapture.” In 2017 to 2018, Dawn put out a movie trilogy that retold the story of “Lelouch of the Rise up” in six hours as a substitute of 20. That meant some story adjustments, however the largest was a brand new epilogue movie: 2019’s “Lelouch of the Re;surrection,” which carried on from the movies’ alternate timeline. “Rozé,” in flip, follows on from that movie.

“Rozé of the Recapture” opens by recapping the outcomes of the unique “Code Geass,” the place Britannia fell and splintered, most of its outdated territories becoming a member of the brand new United Federation of Nations. However three years after “Re;”, the narrator tells us, some disgruntled Britannian nobles and troopers invaded Hokkaido (Japan’s northernmost island), erected an power barrier across the island, and declared themselves the Neo-Britannian Empire.

So, the defeated evil empire is again however in a diminished state? Sounds a lot like the First Order to me. As for the heroes, Rozé is launched as a mercenary working beside his older Knightmare pilot brother Ash. Like Lelouch did within the unique, they be a part of with some plucky Japanese rebels working towards the Britannians.

Then, in a primary episode twist, it is revealed “Rozé” is only a disguise for the Japanese princess Sakuya Sumeragi. Neo-Britannia stole somebody treasured from the princess and he or she’s working to recapture them. Sakuya shouldn’t be solely disguised royalty like Lelouch was, she shares his affinity for chess, his quick-thinking puppet grasp thoughts, his loyalty-inducing Geass, and even his looks. She is the Rey (Daisy Ridley) to Lelouch’s Luke (Mark Hamill).

Two of the 12 episodes of “Rozé of the Recapture” have been launched within the U.S. to date. Characters from the unique “Code Geass” have not appeared but, however I feel it is solely a matter of time.