Code Geass: Akito the Exiled #2's Full Trailer Streamed
posted on by Marlene First
The official website for the Code Geass: Akito the Exiled anime project began streaming the full trailer for the anime's “Dai ni Shō: Hikisakareshi Yokuryū” (Second Volume: Wyvern Torn Apart) episode on Friday. The new, extended trailer features new and old characters, including the return of Suzaku from Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion. It also hints at the major role that Takuma Terashima's character, Ashley Ashura, will have in the second part. Maaya Sakamoto sings the opening theme song "More Than Words" heard in the trailer.
Code Geass: Akito the Exiled (Bōkoku no Akito) follows a side story set in the early summer of Revolution Year 228, around the same time that Lelouch takes on his "Zero" identity and starts to build his “Black Knights” rebellion army. This anime 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 upcoming volume were also featured in the previous teaser trailer. The new cast includes 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.
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