Date: 2018 March 03 14:02
Posted by Joe
Anime fans in the UK looking to get some cinematic anime action will want to keep Wednesday 21st March 2018 free. For one day there'll be a special screening of Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion I - Initiation.
The film forms a retelling of the series opening acts and it a great way to get into the series or remind yourself of the series. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion I - Initiation is the first part of a planned trilogy.
The good folks at Anime Limited are releasing the film around the UK. To find a screening near you head over to http://codegeassfilm.co.uk/.
Press release as follows:
CODE GEASS: LELOUCH OF THE REBELLION I: INITIATION
IN CINEMAS WEDNESDAY 21ST MARCH
Duration: 135 mins
Language: Japanese with English subtitles (Film is in Japanese with English subtitles only, there is no English dub for the film).
WHERE THE FILM IS BEING SCREENED:
A gripping saga of betrayal, political upheaval and giant robots, Japan's struggle for revolution returns, making "Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion I: Initiation" the best place for fans and newcomers alike to experience a modern anime classic.
Seven years have passed since the Holy Empire of Britannia occupied Japan, depriving its people of even their names and designating the country "Area 11". Sent there in exile, Prince Lelouch of Britannia is caught amidst a struggle between Britannia's forces and resistance fighters when he encounters C.C., a mysterious girl who bequeaths him the power to control anyone just once: "Geass".
Realising the potential of this new gift, Lelouch declares that it's finally time to bring down the empire that abandoned him and his sister. As the masked rebel "Zero", Lelouch leads the "Black Knights" resistance against Britannia, whose ranks include his childhood friend Suzaku Kururugi. Now, the two former friends stand on opposite sides of a conflict that will change their lives forever.
WE LIKE IT BECAUSE:
A landmark anime of the 2000s, there's a lot to love in every corner of "Code Geass": the thrilling "Knightmare" mecha fights that call back to Sunrise's "Gundam" heritage, the political chess of Lelouch's rebellion and yes, even the forays into high school life. Lelouch's story ignited the sparks of a young generation growing weary of the corruption of old, while Suzaku's drive for justice from within provided a counterpoint that has left fans debating the two even now.
Few anime are as thematically diverse yet consistency engaging as "Code Geass", so it's no surprise that even over a decade later, it continues to be celebrated and eagerly recommended to genre newcomers.
Retelling the story's opening acts with brand new scenes and completely re-recorded dialogue, "Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion I: Initiation" isn't just the perfect entry point for a new generation of fans, but a fantastic big screen celebration of a series loved by many.
Director: Noriaki Akitaniya ("Persona 3 The Movie #1 Spring of Birth")
Supervision: Gorō Taniguchi ("Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion", "Planetes")
Series Composition: Ichiro Okouchi ("Azumanga Daioh", "Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress")
Original Character Designs: CLAMP ("Blood-C", "Cardcaptor Sakura")
Music: Kotaro Nakagawa ("Gosick"), Hitomi Kuroishi ("Last Exile")
Production: Sunrise ("Cowboy Bebop", "Mobile Suit Gundam")
Jun Fukuyama ("Assassination Classroom", "Durarara!!")
Takahiro Sakurai ("Berserk", "Fairy Tail")
Yukana ("Dragon Ball Super", "Full Metal Panic!")
Ami Koshimizu ("DEVILMAN crybaby", "Kill la KIll")
Fumiko Orikasa ("Bleach", "Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood")
Ken Narita ("Akame ga Kill", "Tamako Market")
About Code Geass:
An original anime project conceived by Ichirō Ōkouchi and Gorō Taniguchi at Sunrise, a studio renowned for their "Mobile Suit Gundam" franchise, the original "Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion" series premiered in Japan during 2006 and ran for two seasons, ending in 2008. The series quickly garnered critical acclaim worldwide, with many praising the mass appeal of its themes.
Unveiled during a 10th Anniversary event for the series, "Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion I - Initiation" is the first in a planned trilogy retelling the events of the original two seasons, in preparation for the highly anticipated sequel "Code Geass: Lelouch of the Resurrection".
About Anime Limited:
Based out of Glasgow in Scotland, Anime Limited brings a fresh approach to delivering the best of anime direct from Japan. As an independent company, their emphasis is on breathing new life into beloved classics and introducing new theatrical favourites like "Your Name", "A Silent Voice" and "Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale". With a focus on bringing more anime to the big screen, beautifully packaged home video collector's editions and new ways to reach fans digitally, Anime Limited is committed to offering a wide range of experiences for UK audiences.
About National Amusements:
National Amusements owns and operations Showcase and Showcase Cinema de Lux, a world leader in the motion picture exhibition industry, operating more than 940 screens in the US, UK, Brazil and Argentina. National Amusements is also a distributor specialising in event cinema, with a focus on anime and pre-school titles including "Your Name", "Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F" and "Thomas & Friends: The Great Race". Based in Massachusetts, National Amusements is a closely held company operating under the third generation of leadership by the Redstone family. National Amusements is also the parent company of both Viacom and CBS Corporation.