It is the second year of the Kowa Period. The world has unified around the reorganize United Federation of Nations, and has enjoyed days of continuing peace, but now, that peace suddenly comes to an end. Suzaku, while travelling as the masked man "Zero" accompanying Nunnally on her visit to the refugee camp, is defeated by a mysterious Knightmare Frame, and the two of them are taken away. Following secret orders from Schneizel, Kallen, Lloyd and Sayoko infiltrate Zilkistan, the Land of Warriors, where they are attacked by a mysterious Geass user. There in Zilkhstan is a person named C.C., known to the assailants as the "former master". In the indomitable kingdom which once conquered even the great army of the Holy Britannian Empire, what do the people desire? Hope, or despair? The people of Zilkhstan Palace certainly know of Geass. What are they, and C.C., planning?
A Good Follow up but would of been better as a TV Show
Code Geass Resurrection (for short) is a good 2 hour anime film to a perfect ending that suffers from being too short and probably would of been better as a 25 episode third season.
The story is practically Zero (Suzaku) and Nunally are kidnapped by Zilkhistan, C.C tries to bring back the original Lelouch. That's a short summary of the film. The pacing is very inconsistent in my opinion, the first 50 minutes are quite slow and nothing really happens, after that the movie is incredibly fast and ends quite quickly. This felt like it should of been at minimum 3 hours long, there was so much reunions and moments that are rushed and not quite as good as they should be apart from Kallen's, hers was great.
Character-wise there isn't too much development apart from the new villains which I actually wanted to see more of, they where quite interesting and wanted to go into the backstory of this nation, we don't which is a pity as they could of became up there with the best of Code Geass's villains. The school members return for no reason and have minor scenes, should of been left out as it felt unnecessary and had no need to be in the story. All the other characters where themselves which was great, there really is no need to develop the rich characters we have came to love so I didn't mind that there wasn't any big reveals about characters.
The ending was actually pretty nice and thought it was a great send off to the series while opening the door to spin-offs or even a direct sequel with new characters added. Lelouch gets the ending we all wanted and felt earned although people may feel like it was too fan-servicy.
Overall this was a good Code Geass sequel that would of worked even better if it was a third season with at least 10-25 episodes which built the new characters in interesting ways and us getting to know about the nation of Zilkhistan. The ending was great and is a good reason to check this out even if you haven't seen the movies and just the show.
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