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Yuri Lowenthal, Kate Higgins Reprise Roles as Suzaku, C.C. in Code Geass: Akito the Exiled

posted on by Karen Ressler
Blu-ray/DVD ships on June 27

Funimation Entertainment announced on Thursday that Yuri Lowenthal and Kate Higgins will reprise their roles as Suzaku and C.C., respectively, in its English dub of Code Geass: Akito the Exiled.

Previously announced cast members include:

  • Micah Solusod as Akito Hyuga
  • Jeannie Tirado as Leila Malcal
  • Ricco Fajardo as Ryo Sayama
  • Aaron Dismuke as Yukiya Naruse
  • Elizabeth Maxwell as Ayano Kosaka
  • Alex Organ as Shin Hyuga
  • Jad Saxton as Jean Rowe
  • Joel McDonald as Ashley Ashra

Funimation will release the series on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on June 27.

The Code Geass: Akito the Exiled series is a spinoff of the original Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion television anime series. Set in between the two seasons of the original series during the Britannian invasion of Europe, Akito the Exiled centers around Akito Hyuga, a member of the "W-0" unit, a suicide outfit of exiled Japanese (Elevens) sent to the battlefield to perform dangerous missions against Britannia, with only a 5% survival rate.

The first episode debuted in Japan with a theatrical screening in 2012, and the fifth and final episode opened in theaters in Japan in February 2016. All five Japanese home video releases of the episodes contain English subtitles. Funimation licensed the series in 2013, and hosted the U.S. premiere at Otakon in August.

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 original television anime Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion premiered in Japan in 2006, while Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 premiered in 2008. The Adult Swim network aired both series in North America in 2008. Bandai Entertainment released both seasons on home video in North America before it stopped offering new DVD, Blu-ray Disc, and manga releases in 2012. Funimation announced its license of the series in 2013, and released Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion and Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in October. A new sequel and anime compilation film trilogy have been green-lit.

Thanks to Luke Dias for the news tip.


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