Since the demise of the man believed to be Britannia's most wicked emperor one year ago, the world has enjoyed an unprecedented peace under the guidance of the United Federation of Nations. However, this fragile calm is shattered when armed militants successfully kidnap former princess Nunnally vi Britannia and Suzaku Kururugi, the chief advisor of the Black Knights, sparking an international crisis.
The powerful and untrustworthy Kingdom of Zilkhstan is accused of orchestrating their capture. To investigate, world authorities send Kallen Stadtfeld and her associates on a covert operation into the country. There, they encounter the immortal witch C.C., who is on a mission to complete the resurrection of the man responsible for the greatest revolution in history—a legend who will rise up, take command, and save the world from peril once again.
Hey folks! Today I bring you a fantastical journey into an alternate timeline, a gripping narrative of power and freedom, welcome to the world of ‘Code Geass: Fukkatsu no Lelouch’.
Our story kicks off two years following the spectacular conclusion of the Rebellion era. The world, now reveling in enforced peace under the establishment of the United Federation of Nations, finds itself commemorating the demise of the apparent tyrant Emperor Lelouch vi Brittania. Our protagonist C.C., championing Lelouch’s legacy, finds herself embarked on a search mission for Lelouch, who supposedly died during the Final Requiem.
Zilkhstan, a kingdom thriving on the illegal possession and sale of Refrain drug, serves as the backdrop for this quest. Disparity in wealth, deprivation of the poor and the luxurious lives led by the Royals are juxtaposed in an almost war-torn setting, much akin to the atmosphere required to breathe life into a dead emperor.
Alright, let’s dive deeper, shall we?
From resurrection to rebellion, this expedition of ‘Code Geass: Fukkatsu no Lelouch’ integrates the trademark complex political and military strategies we keenly anticipate from the franchise. Although the pacing of the narrative feels somewhat rushed compared to its predecessor, it manages to weave an exciting tale of power chess in its compact runtime.
Compliments to Sunrise studios for maintaining the edgy, distinctive art-style of Code Geass, augmenting it with modern animation techniques. The action sequences are top-notch. The vibrant palette, insanely detailed mechs, and fluid combat animation race straight into the hearts of viewers.
Despite an overflowing cast, each character maintains their unique essence. Lelouch, with his grandeur and tactical sharpness, shines the brightest. Suzaku as his foil has been fleshed out, carrying the burden of Zero’s mantle. C.C., our dearest immortal witch, beautifully maintains the depth and mystery around her character while serving as the gentle pillar supporting the storyline.
The quality of animation, music and subtitles provided by Sunrise is incredible. With this level of translation accuracy, fans are bound to enjoy the same quality regardless of the media. However, considering the nostalgia of owning Lelouch’s epic journey, the physical copy might offer a personal touch. Streaming the series digitally, on the other hand, is more convenient and accessible.
Overall, whether you decide to rent, buy or stream, ‘Code Geass: Fukkatsu no Lelouch’ comes as a highly recommended watch for both seasoned fans and newcomers.