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I Lelouch Vi Britannia Command You to Grab the Guide to Every Anime on Each Streaming Service

These Streaming Guides List All the Import Information on the Anime per Service.

Yes Your Highness

Introduction

Code Geass Akito the Exiled was an OVA that came out in 2012 that received mixed reviews from fans. I experienced similar mixed feelings from the two times that I watched the series last year. Because of these mixed feelings, I want to do a deep dive into this anime. Because I believe despite its flaws, Akito the Exiled tells an interesting story full of beautiful moments and awesome action sequences. And that story deserves a thorough analysis.

Before I begin if you have not seen Code Geass Akito the Exiled and want a spoiler-free review you can read it there. This review will give you enough information to decide if Akito is worth watching without spoiling too much, unlike this review.

Also, if you just want to read the most important takeaways from Akito the Exiled you can read this article here.

With that in mind let’s suit into Alexanders and travel to the E.U and fight EuroBritannians this is my Akito the Exiled thorough analysis.

I also recently uploaded a video that also goes through this topic you can watch it here.

Backstory

How I learned about Akito the Exiled

Before going into any elements of the story it’s important that you understand my perspective and my biases towards this series.

So, back in 2011 or 2010 I can’t remember which year (things all seem to blur together these days), a new Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion project was announced. As someone who had finished Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion in 2009 (yes I am old fan) naturally I was excited.

They even showed some pictures which had C.C. and then someone next to her with a mechanical right arm. The character turned out to be Renya and it was from a Manga called Code Geass: Renya of Darkness. I remember people back then thought that Renya looked like Lelouch.

The other promotional material was for Akito the Exiled. It showed this new character named Leila and the other protagonist named Akito. Originally I was only interested in watching these new projects if Lelouch was going to be in them.

Now it turned out that Renya of Darkness was a story that takes place in the 1860s so Lelouch obviously could not be in that one. With Akito it does have Lelouch but as a new personality called Julius Kingsley.

One of the promotional images for Code Geass Akito the Exiled.

One of the promotional images for Code Geass Akito the Exiled.

© SUNRISE/PROJECT G-AKITO Character Design © 2006-2011 CLAMP-ST

Why I Did Not Watch Akito the Exiled

As I stated early I was looking for a new series that stars Lelouch or at the very least answers what happened at the end of R2. Since Akito did not do either I had no interest in watching it. The bad reviews from MAL did not exactly encourage me either.

However, after re-watching Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion, I decided to finally give this OVA a watch. Why?

Well, I guess I wanted to get the full picture of what happens in this universe. And while Lelouch is not himself is in the story he as at least in it. Also from reading about that anime I learned that Leila is a great character. Also one of the directors for the anime was Akane, Kazuki who happen to produce Escaflowne which is one of my favorite anime. Here is a review of it if you are interested.

Despite my new anticipation for this OVA I was not too impressed after my first viewing. The reason might have been I was not really focused when I was watching it. I like to watch anime when I exercise or do other tasks around the house.

This meant that I really needed to give this series a re-watch. During my second viewing, I focused only on the anime and took detailed notes. Which is something I do for any piece of anime that I watch. It’s great for future articles and it helps me capture what certain moments made me feel at the time.

How did my second watch go well definitely better than the first? I understood the story better and came to appreciate it more. So much so that I started to recommend it to people who are curious to give it a watch.

Now that you understand my perspective let’s move on to the plot of this anime.

Leila talking to General Smilas. Code Geass Akito the Exiled - The Wyvern Arrives At 17m 36s

Leila talking to General Smilas. Code Geass Akito the Exiled – The Wyvern Arrives At 17m 36s

© SUNRISE/PROJECT G-AKITO Character Design © 2006-2011 CLAMP-ST

What is Code Geass Akito the Exiled’s Plot?

Our Main Character is Named Leila Malchal

Akito the Exiled is a story with one main plot consisting of several subplots. The main story is about Leila Malchal an officer in the E.U. Her parents were originally from Britannia but fled to the E.U before her birth. When she was young, terrorists killed her father in a rally along with other spectators.

Despite escaping in the car with her mother Leila was not safe as the car was attacked. Leila’s mother was dying after the attack and told Leila to run away. It was at this point that Leila would meet a strange green hair girl that we know as C.C. This strange girl offered a contract to Leila but allows her to decide to accept it when she gets older.

After this event, Malchal family adopted Leila who just wanted her for royal blood. So much so that they plan to marry her off to their son and her adoptive brother. This always bothered me because even though it does not actually happen and he is not her real brother it still has elements of incest.

While dealing with this BS She leads a unit called the WZERO which is fighting against Britannians forces that are trying to conquer the E.U.

Leila talking with Akito at the party. Code Geass Akito the Exiled - The Wyvern Arrives At 24m 21s