Code Geass: Akito the Exiled (コードギアス 亡国のアキト, lit. Code Geass: Akito of the Ruined Land) Kōdo Giasu Bōkoku no Akito ("Akito of the Ruined Land") is an upcoming theatrical OVA. It was officially announced in the bonus materials of Code Geass: The Miraculous Birthday. The new series is directed by Kazuki Akane (Tenkuu no Escaflowne, Noein: Mou Hitori no Kimi e) and once again features original character designs by CLAMP.
The side story takes place in 2017 a.t.b., after the rise and fall of the “Black Knights” organization, and the "death" of it's leader, 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. Reila Malkal , a former Britannian Aristocrat comes to the E.U.'s 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.
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Chapter 1: "The Wyvern Has Landed" (翼竜は舞い降りた)
In 2010 a.t.b., the Holy Britannian Empire, while continuing its longstanding conflict with the E.U., suddenly invaded the eastern nation of Japan and renamed it Area 11. As a result of this, the Japanese in all other parts of the world were given the fate of exiles as Elevens as well.
After seven years, the continuously disadvantaged E.U. army gathers Elevens that are not formal citizens and establishes the “W-0” Unit for the sake of facing the enemy in dangerous operations with extremely low survival rates.
The E.U. Army’s 132nd Regiment fails in recapturing St. Petersburg, and becomes surrounded by the Britannian Army in the city of Narva. The W-0 Unit is handed the order to undertake the Narva withdrawal operation for the sake of rescuing them. Akito Hyuuga also heads to the battlefield and pilots the W-0’s Knightmare Frame, the Alexander. Anou, the commander of the W-0, plans to protect the 132nd Regiment by sacrificing Akito and the other Eleven soldiers. However, the mistake of that plan was clear to anyone’s eyes. At that time, Anou’s adjutant, Reila Malkal…And so, will Akito be able to survive on the cruel battlefield?
Akito Hyuuga was on the worst battlefield.
The Narva withdrawal strategy, for the sake of rescuing the European Union’s (E.U.) 132nd Regiment which was surrounded by the Britannian Army
The self-destruct system which had been installed in the Alexander Knightmare Frames, and the comrades who die due to the incompetent commander of the W-0 who depends on kamikaze runs.
Akito unfolds an aimless battle that ends on this battlefield of adversity.
And when everyone expected the annihilation of the unit, the W-0 Unit’s staff officer Reila Malkal moves…
Their homeland Japan, which was occupied by Britannia and renamed “Area 11”.
The aftereffects of that are received, and many Japanese living in E.U. territory were housed in internment/refugee camps.
The only path that remained for Akito was to continue fighting for the sake of living in the land of the E.U. while being despised as an Eleven.
By sharpening himself like a knife, Akito survives every day. However, he wasn’t the only Eleven who hadn’t lost his fangs and continued to fight for the sake living. The group led by Ryo Sayama commences a certain plan in order to win their freedom.
As various expectations swirl around, will Akito be able to survive in the E.U.?
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Chapter 2: "The Torn-Up Wyvern" (引き裂かれし翼竜)
Preview Trailer Images
Akito Hyuuga has long blue hair, which is tied in a numerous amount of braids, and blue eyes, and is shown in promotional art wielding a katana with a white hilt and square guard. The other known main character thus far is a girl named Reila Malkal, who has very long, blonde hair and blue eyes.
Below are other characters that are believed to be part of the main cast.
Main article: Ryo Sayama Ryo Sayama is the leader of a particular group that opposes the Mafia.
Main article: Sophie Randall Sophie Randall, a civilian brain science expert.
Shin Hyūga Shaingu
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 Highland
Main article: Augusta Henry Highland Augusta Henry Highland is the Britannian Archduke of Verance.
Main article: Michele Manfredi Michele Manfredi is the Grand Master of the Knights of St. Michael.
Main article: Andrea Farnese Andrea Farnese is the Grand Master of the Knights of St. Raphael
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 Frames
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.
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: Reila 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 will take place every three months beginning this Summer and will precede each BD/DVD release. The format consists of four OVA chapters with a running time of about 50 minutes per episode. She also revealed that it will be a theatrical four-episode OVA release, similar to the release of Gundam Unicorn, before coming out on Blu-ray on a quarterly schedule starting this summer.
Hashimoto has also estimated that the official soundtrack will be released this Fall.
The Akito the Exiled official website has announced that the second episode will be released in spring 2013.
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.