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Code Geass mobile game, new anime series unveiled

Today, Dec. 5, is the birthday of Lelouch vi Britannia, and Code Geass fans were in for a treat during Sunrise's YouTube Live event. Image credit: Screenshot of Sunrise's YouTube livestream
Image credit: Screenshot of Sunrise’s YouTube livestream

Today, Dec. 5, is the birthday of Lelouch vi Britannia, and fans of the Code Geass franchise were in for a treat during the YouTube Live event held by anime series producer Sunrise to mark the occasion.

The livestream unveiled two new projects: a new anime series called “Code Geass: ZERO of the Recapture”, and the smartphone game Code Geass: Genesic Re:CODE. The YouTube Live event was held today because Dec. 5 is celebrated every year as Lelouch’s birthday. Lelouch vi Britannia, who also used the alias Lelouch Lamperouge, was born on Dec. 5, 1999. The main character and antihero of the series that first aired in 2006, Lelouch remains one of the most popular male anime characters in history.

Smartphone game and anime

The new mobile game, which will be launched in the spring of 2021, will contain both role-playing game and simulation elements, according to the Anime News Network report.

“Code Geass: Genesic Re:CODE is the smartphone game that assembles Lelouch, Akito, and other characters from the anime projects and allows players to experience various stories from throughout the franchise. Its gameplay has both role-playing game and simulation elements. It features brand-new, original story scenarios from leading writers and Sunrise, as well as numerous original exclusive illustrations.”

Meanwhile, Sunrise also announced that the new anime series, “Code Geass: ZERO of the Recapture”, will be set after the events in last year’s “Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection” movie.

The new series is also slated to come out next year.

Image credit: FLOW Twitter account
Image credit: FLOW Twitter account

The Japanese band FLOW also tweeted a photo of themselves cosplaying Lelouch’s alter ego Zero to promote the YouTube Live event.

“For the occasion, Japanese band FLOW, who handled multiple Code Geass theme songs including first OP Colors (JIBUN WO), shared a photo of themselves cosplaying Zero.

“FLOW is made of singer Keigo, singers and guitarists Kohshi and TAKE. Bassist and singer Got’s, And drummer Iwasaki. The five man band knows how to have fun and share it.”

Happy Birthday, Lelouch!