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Vader
September 17th, 2011, 07:24 PM
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Code Geass


Welcome to PC's official fan club for Code Geass!




For those of you unfamiliar with the series:



Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュ, Kōdo Giasu: Hangyaku no Rurūshu?), often referred to as simply Code Geass, is a Japanese anime series created by Sunrise, directed by Gorō Taniguchi, and written by Ichirō Ōkouchi, with original character designs by Clamp.

Code Geass first ran in Japan on MBS from October 5, 2006, to July 28, 2007. Its sequel series, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 (コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュR2, Kōdo Giasu Hangyaku no Rurūshu Āru Tsū?), ran on MBS and TBS from April 6, 2008 to September 28, 2008.[2][3] Both seasons have won several awards at the Tokyo International Anime Fair,[4] Animage Anime Grand Prix, and Animation Kobe event.[5]

Plot


The series is set after Japan's conquest by the Holy Britannian Empire on August 10, 2010 a.t.b., with their powerful new robot weapons, the Knightmare Frames, stripping Japan and its citizens of all rights and freedoms and renaming the country Area 11. The titular Lelouch vi Britannia is an intellectual Britannian prince who was sent as hostage, along with his sister Nunnally, by his father, Emperor Charles zi Britannia, after his mother was murdered, and has vowed to destroy Britannia. He gains an ability through the mysterious power of the Geass, becoming the leader of the resistance movement to fulfill his two wishes: to seek revenge for his mother and to construct a world in which his beloved sister Nunnally can live happily.



Setting


Code Geass is set in an alternate universe where three superpowers, the Holy Britannian Empire, the Chinese Federation, and the Euro Universe have divided the world between them (with the exception of an independent Australia) and maintain a tentative balance for the first part of the series. The balance shifts in the second season as the E.U. has much of its territory conquered by Britannia while Lelouch engineers a revolution in the Chinese Federation and creates a new alliance of countries, the United Federation of Nations, reducing the number of superpowers to two.

Holy Britannian Empire


The Holy Britannian Empire (神聖ブリタニア帝国, Shinsei Buritania Teikoku?) is an imperial monarchy and the most prominent superpower within the world of Code Geass, controlling over one-third of the world at the start of the series, based in North America with Pendragon, located in Texas near the Gulf Coast, as its capital. Britannian society is an aristocracy run according to a caricature of Social Darwinism, with a hierarchy of competing nobles at the top and the peoples of conquered territories (referred to either by their area number or as "Numbers") living in poverty or as unequal Honorary Britannians.

During season one, the Britannian Empire controls the entire Western Hemisphere (both American continents), New Zealand, and recently conquered Japan, as well as the recently conquered "Area 18"[6] in the Middle East region. During season two, Britannia successfully conquers about half of the rival "Euro Universe" superpower; taking over France, Spain, the western half of Africa, and Russia.[7]

The series' history diverges with Julius Caesar's invasion, when a Celtic "super-king" is elected (similar to the Arverni chieftain Vercingetorix), who successfully resisted the invasion and began the Britannian imperial line of absolute monarchy (referred to in the establishment of the Britannian calendar era, "Ascension Throne Britannia" (a.t.b) or the Imperial Calendar in the English dub, fifty five years earlier than the Gregorian calendar).
Japan


Japan is the source of over 70% of the world's supply of the high energy mineral sakuradite. Britannia conquered it to gain control over that mineral. Japan was renamed Area 11 under Britannian rule. Through his alter-ego, Zero, Lelouch attempts to restore Japan's independence as the "United States of Japan", as a step in his quest to overthrow Britannia.
Chinese Federation


The Chinese Federation (中華連邦, Chūka Renpō?) is an imperial monarchy that spans the Asian and Pacific regions, including Central, South, East, and Southeast Asia, with Sakhalin and the Korean Peninsula and is the most populous (and poverty-stricken)... of the three superpowers.

Its political structure and organization appears to resemble the former Empire of China, with the Emperor regarded as a living divinity and holding absolute political power, though under Empress Tianzi, it has been reduced to a figurehead for the advisory "High Eunuchs" (大宦官, Dai Kangan?) (similar to the feudal era Emperors of Japan). The Vermilion Forbidden City (朱禁城, Shu Kinjō?) is the seat of the Chinese Emperor and the government of the Federation is a large palace situated in the capital city of Luoyang.

In the first season, the Chinese Federation attempts unsuccessfully to invade Japan on the pretext of "liberation" using exiled former Japanese officials. The resistance movement in India lends Zero's Black Knights their lead weapons designer, Rakshata, in hopes that an independent Japan will in return aide them in gaining independence from China. In the second season, a Chinese consulate is established with the agreement of the local Britannian authorities and negotiations are held by Eunuch Gao Hai to the end of obtaining a solid Chinese foothold within the colony. After the Black Knights are exiled from Japan, they are granted control of Horai Island (蓬萊島?), a fictional artificial land mass built off the coast of China to generate electricity through tidal activity. The Black Knights destabilize and overthrow the government, returning control to the Empress. Shortly after, the Federation collapses and its former member states are incorporated into the new United Federation of Nations.
Euro Universe


The Euro Universe (ユーロ・ユニバース, Yūro Yunibāsu?), or E.U., is a democratic union encompassing all of Europe (including Great Britain), Africa, and Russia, which has been long in conflict with Britannia. In the second season, Schneizel leads the Britannian forces against the E.U., successfully conquering almost half of their territory, including Portugal, Spain, France, half of Africa, and the whole of Russia.[8] Following this, former member nations Italy, Austria, and Poland (among others) join the forty-seven founding nations of the United Federation of Nations, leaving only Great Britain, Ireland, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Ukraine, Belarus and an area of Africa near the Congo.
United Federation of Nations


Following the collapse of the E.U. and the uprising in the Chinese Federation, most of the remaining territories not under Britannian control join forces and form the United Federation of Nations, a new coalition used by Lelouch to counter the Empire's advance as the sole other superpower. The U.F.N. flag is a white dove with three circles merging at the point where the wings and body meet, over a yellow background.



The U.F.N. is composed of forty-seven countries spread across parts of Central and Eastern Europe, Eastern Africa, and the majority of the Asian continent. Decisions in the U.F.N. are determined by a two-thirds majority vote by the leaders of each country, with the population of each country determining their voting percentage. The individual armies of the member nations are abolished and replaced by a new supranational military force under the Black Knights' control.




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News


Producer: 'Next Season' of Code Geass Aimed for 2012

posted on 2011-08-01 23:28 EDT

Masayuki Ozaki (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=101562), the General Manager of Overseas Development at the anime studio Sunrise (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/company.php?id=34), confirmed (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/convention/2011/otakon/17) that the studio is "looking forward to releasing" the new Code Geass (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=6704) anime project (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2009-12-04/new-code-geass-project-launch-revealed) next year, although its production is behind schedule. During Sunrise's industry panel at Otakon on Sunday, Ozaki referred to the new project as the "next season of Code Geass" and noted (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-04-22/code-geass-gaiden-bokoku-no-akito-project-announced) that its director is Kazuki Akane (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=732) (The Vision of Escaflowne (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=240), Noein - to your other self (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=5887)).
Ozaki described the project as taking place "in the same world as lelouch (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-08-01/producer/next-season-of-code-geass-aimed-for-2012#)[the protagonist of the earlier Code Geass anime] except with different characters (...) the stage is set in Europe, so we'll see a lot of European countries."
The Code Geass Gaiden: Bōkoku no Akito (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=13450) project was announced (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-04-22/code-geass-gaiden-bokoku-no-akito-project-announced) in April of last year. The side story is set in the European warfront, where a Knightmare unit made of boys and girls from Zone Eleven is sent into a military operation with a 5% chance of survival. They must rescue an allied unit left behind on the European warfront. Apart from Akane, the credits (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-08-01/producer/next-season-of-code-geass-aimed-for-2012#)include Shigeru Morita (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=18240) (Mobile Suit Gundam Seed (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=883), Blood+ (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=5088)), with Takahiro Kimura (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=7669) once again adapting CLAMP (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=5765)'s original character designs (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-08-01/producer/next-season-of-code-geass-aimed-for-2012#) for animation (as he did for the previous Code Geass anime). Akira Yasuda (http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=16403) returns to design the mechanical Knightmare units.





Discuss any and all things Code Geass.

FrostPheonix
September 30th, 2011, 08:30 PM
Is this a new thread since the old one died out?
Anyways, id like to join!

the new series, any ideas what its going to be about?

Vader
September 30th, 2011, 09:59 PM
Is this a new thread since the old one died out?
Anyways, id like to join!

the new series, any ideas what its going to be about?

I've heard a few different things regarding the new series. Evidently, it's set in the EU during the Black Rebellion? Which means it's concurrent with the first series. Not totally sure.

assassinjay1229
September 30th, 2011, 10:46 PM
Hey, I guess i'll join even though I've still only watched the first ep of the first season.
I'll have to watch a lot of episodes huh?
Why do you think the third installment took so long to come out/be announced?