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New Geass Anime GAIDEN Bokoku no Akito Revealed [Update Jan 5]

by dtshyk
Apr 22, 2010 1:21 AM | 244 Comments
According to the trailer bundled with the Blu-ray of "Code Geass Kiseki no Birthday" live event, the title of the new anime was revealed to be "Code Geass GAIDEN: Bokoku no akito".

Screenshot of the trailer
"Code Geass GAIDEN Bôkoku no Akito" (Code Geass Side Story: Akito of the ruined nation)
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"Hellish European Front "
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"Only 5% survived the operation."
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"Why do they fight?"
Scan of Newtype March issue
"In the broken world, I have a dream." "Boys and girls of the Eleven"

Updated on April 23rd
According to GIGAZINE, the staff of the new anime are as follows:

Director: Akane Kazuki
Scenario: Morita Shigeru (episode script writer of "Mobile Suit Gundam Seed", "Seikon no Qwaser")
Character Design: Kimura Takahiro ("Code Geass - Hangyaku no Lelouch", "Gun X Sword")
Mecha Design: Yasuda Akira ("Code Geass - Hangyaku no Lelouch")

Synopsis: The story takes place in Europe in the year a.t.b 2017. It's about a platoon of the "Eleven" boys and girls, who charge into a hostile area in order to rescue friend corps in a predicament.

Source: GIGAZINE

Updated on January 5th
Character designs from Newtype February issue
Hyuga Akito
Layla
Key Illustration

20 of 244 Comments Recent Comments

Vla said:
I don't think that CG are long-living franchise. Maybe the last few series or movies after Akito would be released within this decade and CG will stop, possibly temporarily, until remake.


It depends on how well the franchise will live without Lelouch. If it can and the series can rake in a lot of money I don't see it dying anytime soon. I mean look how far Gundam has come since the first protagonist Amuro back in 1979. Sure there were some good series and some terrible series in the franchise, but its still living. I'm sure Code Geass will do the same.

Aug 31, 2011 1:36 PM by Roloko

I don't think that CG are long-living franchise. Maybe the last few series or movies after Akito would be released within this decade and CG will stop, possibly temporarily, until remake.

Aug 31, 2011 2:24 AM by Vla

Jeez they better not make it like another one of those always changing series. Any body ever heard of the Yu-Gi-Oh! disaster. Every new series started out with a completely different character then the last. It always got me so confused. Well whatever the only reason why i want this series to come out is because i want to know if Lelouch is alive or not and if he's not will C.C give someone else geass. So if someone could just answer those questions for me I'll see whether this series is worth all the credit it's being given.

Aug 30, 2011 10:20 PM by horrificangel13

I NEED LULU!HE SOMEHOW SHOULD PLAY A PART IN S3.OTHER THEN THAT ITS OF NO USE.NO GEASS!ARE YOU SURE!S2 ALSO NEEDS SOME POLISHING!SOME UNACCEPTABLE SCENES WERE THERE.QUITE POOR!!I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND THE PART OF ROLO.

Aug 30, 2011 1:28 AM by Jsmithmim

Roloko said:


I don't know I see Code Geass becoming the new Gundam. I'm not going to lie I wouldn't mind it if they did.


I'm not going to lie either, I agree! I hope the code geass franchise continues for another several decades. I already like it better than Gundam anyway because Geass never felt the need to make the entire thing about mecha battles. Just because a show has mechas does not mean there needs to be a battle every freaking episode. It gets old, even to people who like action shows.

Aug 21, 2011 6:40 PM by sevenay

fuck yeah!

Aug 17, 2011 7:14 AM by alexsycho

It would be great if the story went like this:
First 5-10 episodes talking about the European Warfront like in the title
Time Skip to After Suzaku dies and an oppressive government shows up again
5 episodes talking about the main character's resistance movement(in that time he recieves and masters his Geass)
1 episode about the main character fleeing in the countryside and bumping into a cart driver who is Lelouch! lol(of course this is assuming he is alive and recieved C.C.'s code)
Lelouch decides to join the resistance movement and take up the title of Zero again, I mean their release poster had Zero's signature at the bottom
The main character is mortally wounded and they have a huge emotional scene with Lelouch giving the main character his code
The ending, the main character(obviously) overthrows the government and Lelouch and C.C. go and live a mortal life in a cottage in the countryside :)
I know this is just me fantasizing that Lelouch is still alive, but I've heard that when asked about Lelouch vi Brittania they say he' dead at the studio, but when asked about Lelouch Lamperouge they remain silent. Sort of suspicious isn't it? Granted the problem with the story I just mentioned is that it's a side story and it says it takes place in the European Warfront

Aug 15, 2011 2:53 AM by mf908

Looks like it's been confirmed for a 2012 release date.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/convention/2011/otakon/17

Aug 8, 2011 2:54 PM by MessageInTime

All i know is that they better make it seem like it took place in 2017 of the Geass storyline and not bring in freaking 9th generation knightmares that shouldn't be showing up until the end of R2, that possibility really worries me.

Aug 7, 2011 11:16 AM by WarpedPerception

Cool. :)

Jun 25, 2011 8:49 AM by pochipochi

I like the Geass theme, and Knightmares; it's more important to me than Lelouch and C.C., so I will definitely watch this series.

Jun 10, 2011 2:57 AM by Vla

I WANNA WATCH NOW OMG
But C.C is amazing I would be a tad upset to not see her :]
EITHER WAY IMA WATCH IT AND SO WILL ALL OF YOU SO DONT LIE

May 30, 2011 1:15 AM by TheHobbes

MrFreedomJustice said:
Hmm, imo, not worth watching, since lelouch and c.c. arent main characters... -.-

They asked in a Q & A in a Newtype issue:

"Will Lelouch and CC be in this new sidestory?"

and they basically said

"Thats a mystery you just have to wait and see"

They are not going to be the main characters, but you shouldn't drop it it might actually be just as good without Lelouch or CC.

I don't know I see Code Geass becoming the new Gundam. I'm not going to lie I wouldn't mind it if they did.

May 28, 2011 2:30 AM by Roloko

Hmm, imo, not worth watching, since lelouch and c.c. arent main characters... -.-

May 27, 2011 5:39 AM by MrFreedomJustice

Kashinn said:
well the biggest thing about this series that worries me, is the change in the directors.


Yeah, it took me a while to realize that too. The manga and the anime are two entirely different things.

I am really looking forward to the new series, I was hoping it'd be out already though :/

May 12, 2011 7:56 AM by HailLelouch

Saixl said:
This side-story is basically the untold story of what happens in Europe (The EU) during the first season of the original Code Geass, right?

It won't ruin the original series. If anything, it will only compliment it. Even if Lelouch does appear in this side-story, it doesn't matter at all for the ending of R2.

Boukoku no Akito happens in 2017.
Code Geass S1 happens in 2017.
Code Geass R2 happens in 2018.

Why are people whining about this ruining the series? I don't get it at all.
I'd love to know more about the Code Geass universe version of Europe/EU.

Cause Lelouch isn't the main character simple as that. Cause they think its not Code Geass without Lelouch as the main lead and it will automatically suck because of that *roll eyes* at least give it a couple episodes before judging it.

May 11, 2011 6:23 PM by Roloko

This side-story is basically the untold story of what happens in Europe (The EU) during the first season of the original Code Geass, right?

It won't ruin the original series. If anything, it will only compliment it. Even if Lelouch does appear in this side-story, it doesn't matter at all for the ending of R2.

Boukoku no Akito happens in 2017.
Code Geass S1 happens in 2017.
Code Geass R2 happens in 2018.

Why are people whining about this ruining the series? I don't get it at all.
I'd love to know more about the Code Geass universe version of Europe/EU.

May 10, 2011 8:47 AM by Saixl

lol i'm a bit too slow to realize this, but I just realized that this is based on several years before R2, and not the edo era (the manga, from what I would guess)... i'm so slow...

May 3, 2011 10:53 PM by Kashinn

There's no release date yet? Wow...:(
Oh, and I'm hoping for it to be another TV series, as good as Code Geass, but I ask for too much often...:P

May 3, 2011 3:32 AM by Tomislavr7

well the biggest thing about this series that worries me, is the change in the directors.

Apr 28, 2011 10:39 PM by Kashinn