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Super Robot Wars DD Adds Lelouch Piloting Wing Gundam Zero Rebellion

Code Geass' Lelouch pilots Wing Gundam Zero Rebellion in the newest Super Robot Wars DD crossing pilot event.

February 18, 2020

Bandai Namco held on February 18 a new stream for the Super Robot Wars series. You can access the stream’s Youtube page here. These streams, called the Nama Suparobo Channel, are mostly monthly and feature new information on the ongoing mobile games Super Robot Wars X-Ω (pronounced Cross Omega) and Super Robot Wars DD, and new info on mecha toys. This is also where new Super Robot Wars games are announced, but no such announcement happened this time.  One of the biggest announcement, however, was the second Crossing Pilot event in Super Robot Wars DD. It features Code Geass‘ Lelouch piloting a new Wing Gundam Zero, titled the Wing Gundam Zero Rebellion.

Super Robot Wars series Producer Takanobu Terada explained the events which led to this crossover. Lelouch’s Wing Gundam Zero Rebellion was designed by Hajime Katoki. Jiro Taniguchi wrote the plot for the crossover scenario. Terada and the SRW staff wanted to do something with Lelouch and Wing Zero since they’re both “Zero”, so they asked Sunrise about it, who agreed, and gave them a lot of leeways. Sunrise also said it’s fine setting wise since technically Lelouch probably wouldn’t be able to pilot something like Wing Zero. Sunrise was also fine with changing the design, and Katoki was really into it, so he designed the Wing Gundam Zero Rebellion. It’s using the same coloring as Lelouch’s Shinkiro. Lelouch’s seiyuu Jun Fukuyama, when recording the dialogue, mentioned he’s pretty happy to be piloting a Gundam. Overall, Terada explained the event wasn’t that easy to do and it was only made possible thanks to a lot of coincidences.

Heero piloting Wing Gundam Zero also appears in the Crossing Pilot’s event story. Yuki Nagaku said she wanted to become a seiyuu after watching Code Geass, and she ended up starting a dumb improvised contest with Kenji Akabane on who’s the biggest Code Geass nerd. It was pretty fun to watch.

As a reminder, Crossing Pilot events are standalone side stories in SRW DD. The first one featured Amuro Ray piloting Mazinger Z.

The trailer for Lelouch’s Wing Gundam Zero Rebellion can be found below. A special illustration featuring Heero and Lelouch with the two Wing Zero was also published.  The artwork was drawn by Tomofumi Ogasawara, the mangaka of Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Endless Waltz: Glory of the Losers.

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Iyane Agossah

Living near Paris, Iyane (He/Him) is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been watching anime for over 25 years, and plays Genshin Impact mainly for its story. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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