Quick disclaimer before beginning, I haven’t finished R2 yet.
The ending has been spoiled to me multiple times, but I never got around to finish watching every episode. A few years ago when I was watching Code Geass for the first time something in me wasn’t fully able to click with it.
Honestly, I was going through a rough patch in life and couldn’t click with anything. But enough about that.
Anyway, I’d been meaning to get back into it for quite a long while and seeing how the trailer for R3: Lelouch of the Resurrection has been circling around and all things point to it coming out this year it seems like a good idea to finally get around to seeing what happens in those episodes I never saw.
Now I have finally been able to fully enjoy how great this anime is, but the question hangs in my head.
Is R3 really necessary?
Maybe something in the last remaining episodes will make me change my mind but as far as I was spoiled Lelouch’s character arc was over, wasn’t it?
I mean, don’t get me wrong I love the magnificent bastard but hasn’t he stained his hands enough? Obtained his objectives and seen that the people that matter to him (those that survived at least) are able to live happily.
His death at the end of R2 in a way served to expiate his sins, but if he comes back to life, or wasn’t ever actually dead to begin with, doesn’t that make the sacrifice null?
Either way a part of me always wanted to find out he turned out to be alive somewhere, I do that when I adore a character, even when the death of said character gives the story such a beautiful maybe bittersweet ending.
I’m happy there’ll be more Code Geass, since I have come to love it more than ever now that I’m in a better place, psychologically, and have re-watched R1 and am fully seeing what lays in R2. Don’t know anything about the Akito the Exiled Gaiden though ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
What does the rest of the world think?
Hype is high as far as I can see but many of us share that same concern. A continuation may ruin the overall story.
Either way no matter what happens we’ll always have two awesome seasons, and maybe a third one.
Only time and sunrise will tell.