This project signifies a “rebirth” and that Geass will take a new step. The note is signed with the name “ZERO.”
In the January issue of Gakken’s Animedia Magazine, Sunrise indicated the possibility of more plans for the Code Geass franchise. Sunrise, as we know it, is the one created and animated the Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Television Anime Series and its sequel.
Before we begin we’ll remember the original story first. Here’s the Plot:
The series is set after Japan’s conquest by the Holy Britannian Empire on August 10, 2010, a.t.b. with their powerful latest robot weapons, the Knightmare Frames, stripping Japan and its citizens of all rights and freedoms and renaming the country Area 11. The titular Lelouch is a Britannian prince who was denied by his father, Emperor Charles zi Britannia, after his mother was murdered, and has vowed to kill his father, the Emperor, and destroy Britannia. Lelouch gains his 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.
Rejoice! All Code Geass fanatics! After all of your whining, all your complaining and all your petitioning, Code Geass Season 3 is going to hit our television screens soon! I said that because on the January issue of Kadokawa Shoten’s Newtype magazine, it is announced that Tomomasa Takuma (Code Geass: Nightmare of Nunnally, Kurogane Communication) is drawing a manga that is titled Code Geass: Shikkoku no Renya (Code Geass: Jet-Black Renya or Code Geass: Renya of the Blackness) for the year 2010 by Goro Taniguchi, the director and story co-creator of the original Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion television anime series is the one created the new manga’s story concepts and is scripting the story. This is the first time for Taniguchi to do scripting for a manga.
What about the manga itself? The story takes place in the same official Code Geass history as the anime, only earlier: the Japan’s historical Edo era. The title character, Renya, is a 17-year-old boy with a mechanical left arm and throwing a hundred shuriken as his weapon of choice. The story begins when Renya encounters a mysterious, young witch named “Reifū C.C.” who appeared in Japan’s historical Edo era to seek a new partner for a covenant. There’s also a mysterious man, with striking resemblance to the character Lelouch of the original anime, appears with unknown intentions.