Get The Rundown #14: Code Geass: Akito the Exiled – Complete OVA Review

Alexander fighting Gloucester. Akito The Exiled - The Wyvern Arrives 1 At 12m 15s

Alexander fighting Gloucester. Akito The Exiled – The Wyvern Arrives 1 At 12m 15s

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

Do I need to watch Code Geass Akito the Exiled? You might be asking the same question yourself. Well, in this article I break the OVA down so you can decide.

Code Geass: Akito the Exiled – The Wyvern Arrives Details

  • Number of OVAs: 5

  • Genre: Mecha, Seinen, Sci-fi, Military

  • Hidden Gem, Popular, or Lesser-Known: Popular

  • Dubbed or Subbed: Both versions are available. There is some dubtliting in this one.

  • Modern or Classic: Modern.

  • Aired: July 16, 2012 to Feb 6, 2016

  • Production Information:

    • Directed by Akane, Kazuki He is famous for his directing: Escaflowne, the other Akito the Exiled OVAs, and Geneshaft
    • Created by Sunrise which is famous for Gintama’, Cowboy Bebop, Mobile Suit Gundam, InuYasha (TV), The Big O, The Vision of Escaflowne
  • Where You Can Watch: Funimation

Code Geass: Akito the Exiled – The Wyvern Arrives Major Themes

Imperialism

Social Darwinism

Man Vs Man

Deception and Lies

Racism

Imperialism| Social Darwinism | Man vs Man | Deception and Lies|Racism

Code Geass Akito the Exiled in 4 Sentences

  • Code Geass Akito the Exiled is a story that takes place in the E.U and involves the Japanese working together with E.U. forces to fight against the Euro Britannians.
  • The unit that we focus on in this OVA is called the WZERO and is led by Leila and contains many Japanese soldiers including Akito.
  • Their main adversary is the insane Shin who wants to end the curse that is life.
  • Along the way, we meet Julius Kingsley who is sent by Charles to help the Euro Britanians defeat the E.U.

Impressions

Code Geass Akito the Exiled is an OVA series that I originally never had any intention to watch. I was deterred that the story did not continue from R2 nor star Lelouch. But once I got over this I discovered a remarkable anime that surprised me. The Knightmare Frames combat was improved and they added new kinds. We are introduced to the characters of Leila and Akito who I enjoyed very much and would like to see again in future Code Geass anime.

The story was not always exciting and at certain points I was bored. But if you stay with it the series rewards with awesome action sequences and beautiful scenes. This anime contributes so much to the Code Geass universe. This is also an anime that requires your full attention I would not watch it while multitasking.

Who Should Watch Code Geass Akito the Exiled?

Only fans of Code Geass and only after you at least finish R1. If you have never seen Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion or watch the new alternative universe films then do not watch this.

It is also important to note if you plan on watching this anime dubbed that it has many English voice actors using a French accent. I personally had no issues understanding the accent but some have complained about it.

If you enjoyed the Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion and fell in love with its world definitely give this one a watch. Anyone who felt lukewarm after Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion may not like this OVA. But maybe you might still enjoy it.

My Top Three Quotes:

  • “I am happy that he did not kill you that day that you survived. If you had died I never would have met you”: Leila to Akito

  • “I know what it feels like to want to do everything the person you love says but listen that’s not what love is about. Being in love with someone means doing what’s best for them, not just doing what they want. That’s not how you show someone that you care”: Ayano to Jean

  • “What is this? Is This all the welcome that I get? I’ll forgive it this time at least. But next time I come to your city, I want to see the streets lined with people, everyone chanting my name and cheering my victory. By order of his imperial majesty, all eastern front operational planning will hereby be conducted by me military advisor Sir Julius Kinglsey “: Julius Kinglsey

Leila and Akito at a party. AkitoTheExiled OVA1 At 19m26s

Leila and Akito at a party. AkitoTheExiled – The Wyvern Arrives At 19m 26s

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

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