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.