Code Geass: Akito the Exiled (コードギアス 亡国のアキト Kōdo Giasu Bōkoku no Akito) is a theatrical OVA. It was officially announced in the bonus materials of Code Geass: The Miraculous Birthday. The new theatrical OVA is directed by Kazuki Akane (of Vision of Escaflowne and Noein: Mou Hitori no Kimi e fame) and once again features original character designs by CLAMP. It is a side-story that occurs between seasons one and two of Code Geass.
The side story takes place in 2017 a.t.b., between the rise of the “Black Knights” organization and the return of the supposedly "dead" Zero. The setting is in Europe, where the European Union (E.U.) allied nations are being invaded by the overwhelming forces of the Holy Britannian Empire. On the verge of defeat, the E.U. army forms a special unit known as “W-0″, of which a young pilot named Akito Hyuga is a member. Leila Malkal , a former Britannian Aristocrat comes to the European Union for aid, commanding the Wyvern Knightmare corps comprised of Japanese teenagers. They recklessly plunge into a battlefield, where the survival rate is extremely low, at about 5% only. They fight for their freedom and for a home to which they can return.
Akito Hyuuga has long blue hair, which is tied in a braid, and blue eyes, and is shown in promotional art wielding a Wakizashi with a white hilt and square guard. The other known main character thus far is a girl named Leila Malkal, who has very long, blonde hair and blue eyes.
Below are other characters that are believed to be part of the main cast.
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Main article: Sophie Randall Sophie Randall, a civilian brain science expert.
Shin Hyūga ShainguEdit
Main article: Jean Low Jean Low is a Britannian knight who works for Shin Hyūga Shaingu.
Main article: Oscar Hamel Oscar Hamel is the vice captain of the Guard Troops.
Augusta Henry HighlandEdit
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The Alexander, a new Knightmare Frame, has the concept art of an unusual-looking Knightmare Frame, whose appearance suggests Sixth-Generation or later. The Knightmare Frame is piloted by Akito Hyuga and is a special operation unit that was originally developed in the E.U. by Anna. Akira Yasuda has returned to design the mechanical Knightmare units.
Other Knightmare FramesEdit
Below are other Knightmare Frames that are confirmed to make an appearance in the OVA.
Main article: Alexander Type-02
The Alexander Type-02, a variation of the Alexander, is a mass produced Knightmare Frame used in the Special Forces Unit "W-0."
Main article: Sutherland (Akito the Exiled)
The Sutherland is a fifth generation Knightmare Frame, like the one from the original series, that was developed from the Glasgow with improved mobility.
Main article: Glasgow (Akito the Exiled)
The Glasgow is a combat type fourth generation Knightmare Frame, just like the Glasgow from the original series.
Main article: Gloucester (Akito the Exiled)
The Gloucester is a fifth-generation Knightmare Frame that was developed from the Sutherland.
Main article: Panzer-Hummel (Akito the Exiled)
The Panzer-Hummel is a mass produced Knightmare Frame used by the European Union military.
Main article: Gardmare
The Gardmare is a Knightmare Frame produced by the European Union.
Main article: Vercingetorix
The Vercingetorix is a Knightmare Frame used by the Knights of St. Michael.
Main article: Gracchus
The Gracchus is a Knightmare Frame used by the Knights of St. Michael.
Original Creator: Sunrise, Ichirō Ōkouchi, Goro Taniguchi
Director: Kazuki Akane
Screenplay: Kazuki Akane, Miya Asakawa
Series Composition Cooperation: Shigeru Morita
Original Character Design: CLAMP
Character Design: Takahiro Kimura
Chief Animation Director: Shuichi Shimamura
Knightmare Draft Design: Akira Yasuda
Mechanical Design: Kenji Teraoka, Takumi Sakura, Takashi Miyamoto, Astray's
3DCG Animation Director: Eiji Inomoto
Color Design: Kumiko Nakayama
Art Director: Takeshi Satou
Art Set: Kazushige Kanehira
Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa
Music: Ichiko Hashimoto
Theme Song: "More Than Words" (Composition by Yoko Kanno, Lyrics by Yuho Iwasato, Song by Maaya Sakamoto)
Miyu Irino: Akito Hyuga
Maaya Sakamoto: Leila Malkal
Satoshi Hino: Ryou Sayama
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka: Yukiya Naruse
Yoko Hikasa: Ayano Kosaka
Keiji Fujiwara: Klaus Warwick
Yuko Kaida: Sophie Randall
Shinji Kawada:: Joe Wise
Ai Kayano: Anna Clement
Masaya Matsukaze: Shin Hyūga Shaingu
Unshou Ishizuka: Gene Smilas
Showtaro Morikubo: Oscar Hammel
Mikako Komatsu: Kate Novak
Asami Seto: Ferilli Paltrow
Nao Tōyama: Chloe Winkel
Saori Hayami: Hilda Fagan
Natsumi Takamori: Sarah Danes
Mariya Ise: Olivia Lowell
Kenta Miyake: Michele Manfredi
Takehito Koyasu: Andrea Farnese
According to composer Ichiko Hashimoto, the theatrical screening events were going to take place every three months beginning Summer 2012 and preceding each BD/DVD release. The format consists of four OVA chapters with a running time of about 50 minutes per episode. Hashimoto had also originally estimated that the official soundtrack would be released in Fall 2012. However, these dates were postponed a few times due to production delays.
On April 27th 2012, it was announced that the first episode of the OVA would premiere in Japan on August 4th, 2012. The special preview screening for the first episode took place at Ikebukuro Cinema Sunshine and Shinjuku Wald 9 on July 16th 2012.
The Akito the Exiled official website announced the second episode would be released in Spring 2013. However, in January 2013 it was announced that the second episode's release date would be pushed back to Summer 2013. On June 21st 2013, the official theatrical release for the second OVA episode was announced as September 14th 2013.
The Blu-ray and DVD for the first OVA episode were released on January 29th 2013, coming in both standard and limited editions; the latter contains an additional 24 page booklet, a special slip cover featuring Akito and Leila back to back, as well as 15 postcards featuring images of various characters taken from the ending sequence of the OVA.
For the second OVA episode, the Blu-ray and DVD will be released on 25th of December and the PSN said that the RAW version were released on 19th of October.
BIGLOBE's Anime One portal site began streaming a 53-second promotional video for the Code Geass: Akito the Exiled anime project on Monday. The website is also streaming the project's previous promotional video that debuted in January. The spinoff anime's first installment will open in theaters in Japan on August 4.
Akito the Exiled Episode 1: The Wyvern ArrivesEdit