News Code Geass: Akito the Exiled #2's Teaser Streamed
posted on 2013-06-21 09:51 EDT by Sarah Nelkin
The official website for the Code Geass: Akito the Exiled anime project began streaming a teaser movie for the anime's “Dai ni Shō: Hikisakareshi Yokuryū” (Second Volume: Pteosaur Torn Apart) episode on Friday. In the beginning of the video, a young Akito is told to die by a woman.
Code Geass: Akito the Exiled (Bōkoku no Akito) follows a side story set in the Revolution Year 228, around the same time that Lelouch takes on his "Zero" identity and starts to build his “Black Knights” rebellion army. This OVA focuses on the invasion of the Euro Universe (E.U.) by the Holy Britannian Empire and special division “Wyvern” Knightmare corps. These corps are comprised entirely of Japanese teenagers and commanded by Layla Malkal (Maaya Sakamoto), a former Britannian Aristocrat. The story follows Akito Hyuuga (Miyu Irino) as he and the rest of the Wyvern corps are plunged into the battlefield with a 5% chance of survival.
New cast members for this volume of the OVA include Fumihiko Tachiki as Michael Augustus, Taketora as Godfroa do Villon, Hikaru Miyata as Raymond San Jiru, Takuma Terashima as Ashley Ashura, Mamiko Noto as Maria Shing, Takahiro Sakurai as Suzaku Kururugi, and many more.
Kazuki Akane (Birdy the Mighty: Decode, Vision of Escaflowne) directed and wrote the screenplay with Miya Asakawa (Turn A Gundam, Polar Bear's Café). As in the previous two television series, Takahiro Kimura adapted Clamp's original character designs for animation. Akira Yasuda returned to design the mechanical Knightmare units with a soundtrack by Ichiko Hashimoto (RahXephon). The anime studio Sunrise, the previous Code Geass director Goro Taniguchi, and the previous series script supervisor Ichiro Okouchi are credited with the original story.
The second volume has been delayed until September 14, after it was already delayed from spring to summer. Director Kazuki Akane had revealed at last month's FicZone 2013 event in Spain that the second volume was delayed until fall.
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