Code Geass Akito the Exiled - Lelouch clone detected!

Episode : 01 1. October 2012 22:34

Hello,

Today we'll talk about the first episode of the OVA anime series "Code Geass : Akito the Exiled" that after many years of wait gives us another story set in the war-torn world where Lelouch and the others lived into.

This spin-off is set in E.U. (European Union) during the time between the first and the second season. Unfortunately, this leaves almost no chance for Lelouch to get a small role in this series...

Of course, the main characters are different, but the series retains, since the very few minutes, that "Code Geass" feeling that made the first series a masterpiece.

Code Geass

After watching this first episode, I expect the story to be focused on Akito's past more than the E.U./Britannia war. He is strictly linked with the Geass world, but we don't know in what way.

By the way, am I the only one worried about Reila's well-being? Code Geass killed off many important characters in the past and I feel that nobody is safe in any production related with this series...

Just as I said in the title, it seems that this whole series is a reversal for the original Code Geass series concept. In the first series we had Lelouch (wits) opposing Suzaku (brute force), while here it seems that the situation is completely reversed.

After all, we have our Lelouch clone in this series (Xin Hyuga Xian) using a type of command geass extremely resembling the one owned by Lelouch (we don't know the details of the power limitations though).

Akito is instead the perfect copy of Suzaku, and I speculate that the power he's using is actually a geass command received by someone else. It would be ironic if it was a "live!" order...

Code Geass

The preview for the next episode shows us that both C.C. and Suzaku will make an appearance in the following episode. I wonder if they'll be allies or enemies for Akito and Reila...

We can also see Reila wearing a knightmare frame suit and I wonder if she'll fight alongside Akito during the following dangerous battles.

It would be quite anticlimatic for a commander to enter the fray and risk their precious life. It just isn't their role in the first place!

Code Geass

Concluding, Code Geass : Akito the Exiled looks to be an extremely promising anime series that I'll continue to watch and maybe cover in the future as well.

See you soon,

feal87


Discussion (63) -

10/1/2012 10:40:48 PM #

marthaurion

I'm more curious how this all ends...do all the main characters just die?

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10/1/2012 10:42:09 PM #

feal87

Akito is almost certainly going to die, just as the random new recruits. Akito's desire is to die after all, why don't we give him eternal rest?

I'm worried about Reira, but I wonder if she'll really die or not...I mean someone need to survive to tell the story right?

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10/1/2012 10:43:49 PM #

marthaurion

Remember what happened to his clone that just wanted eternal rest?

But does she just sit by and let Lelouch do his thing?

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10/1/2012 10:45:14 PM #

feal87

He ended up working for the rest of his life...sounds like a fitting suffering for that hateful character Suzaku was. Not sure if Akito will get that annoying, but I surely hope not...I mean did you remember Suzaku?


Of course she will, I expect her to be out of the military by the end of the series...in one way or another...


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10/1/2012 10:47:38 PM #

marthaurion

ooooooooor they just all die together...

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10/1/2012 10:49:07 PM #

feal87

Dying together with a romantic ending in my Code Geass? Please not Marth! Ok?


I mean, after all those CG battles, I don't know if I can get more of these evil things.

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10/1/2012 10:51:39 PM #

marthaurion

or Leila dies and Akito is forced to survive with his Geass

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10/1/2012 10:52:31 PM #

feal87

Aren't you getting darker and darker with your endings? Try to think about a positive ending.

What if Spinzaku start spinning with his sword and defeat all Akito's enemies leaving both alive?

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10/1/2012 10:56:13 PM #

marthaurion

...or Suzaku kills Leila, forcing Akito to vow Euphemia-style vengeance which he carries on after the Zero Requiem?

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10/1/2012 10:56:33 PM #

marthaurion

surprise? it's actually R3?

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10/1/2012 10:59:47 PM #

feal87

:O He knows the content of R3! O_O

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10/1/2012 11:02:50 PM #

marthaurion

uhh...I was sent to the past to prevent the airing of R3? To save the world?

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10/1/2012 11:04:37 PM #

feal87

John Marth Titor. Unfortunately Suzuha was a lot more beautiful than you...

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10/1/2012 10:59:11 PM #

feal87

Wait, isn't this speculated ending worse than the previous one? Suzaku's death means Schneizel will get free from his control...

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10/1/2012 11:01:01 PM #

marthaurion

I never said he succeeds, right? Suzaku has to stay alive, right? To torture you more?

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10/1/2012 11:04:48 PM #

feal87

*goes to cry in a corner*

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10/1/2012 11:09:50 PM #

marthaurion

what? I thought those were great theories! Don't they make sense??

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10/1/2012 11:13:42 PM #

feal87

They do make sense, but I don't want sad endings. I want Leila to be alive and happy.

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10/1/2012 11:56:41 PM #

marthaurion

well........it just doesn't always work out like that

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10/2/2012 12:07:35 AM #

feal87

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10/2/2012 10:11:51 AM #

Silver

What? Maybe I'm actually odd but I actually like Suzuku. I also like how he always goes head to head with Lelouch a lot of times. He may be all physical but he's also surprisingly have a very good head which allows him to almost figure out all of Lelouch's plans. And... of course... the Spinzaku kick.

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10/2/2012 10:41:42 AM #

feal87

I hate just his personality, his idiotic ideals and the way used to try and reach peace. He's...stupid I suppose...


Spinzaku kick is awesome indeed!

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10/1/2012 11:22:50 PM #

Fukou da

While I agree about the "clone" thing I don't really mind. Suzaku made quite the name for himself fighting in the time between season 1 and 2 so I like the fact that Akito might have the ability to go toe-to-toe with him. (Or win, I hate Suzaku.)

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10/1/2012 11:24:32 PM #

feal87

Agreed, it would be nice to see a battle between Akito and Suzaku, but somehow I doubt that'll happen. This is Akito's story and Suzaku's presence would overshadow him...


Another Suzaku hater? You're my friend here! *_*

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10/1/2012 11:30:08 PM #

Fukou da

True, still it would be nice to see Lancelot fighting against the Alexander. I really liked the design and fighting style.

Comrade!

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10/1/2012 11:31:32 PM #

feal87

I don't quite like the idea of 3D animated battles, but I can survive with it I suppose. Hand-drawn battles are far better...


Pain to Suzaku! Pain to Suzaku! Pain to Suzaku!

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10/1/2012 11:38:45 PM #

Fukou da

I'm on the fence with the 3D really. For one thing I really liked the 3D animation for Berserker in Fate/Zero. It made it feel like he was.... I dunno, twisted? Different? Abnormal? In any case I thought it really worked with the black fog. It's the same here really, I really liked the looks of the first fight.

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10/1/2012 11:41:45 PM #

feal87

I'm a bit of a traditional guy and apart from some scene, I didn't like the 3D in Fate Zero either. Especially the gigantic tentacle Caster stuff...

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10/1/2012 11:43:38 PM #

Fukou da

Seems we agree on something then, I didn't really like that one either. Just thinking that it seemed fitting for Berserker.

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10/1/2012 11:45:58 PM #

feal87

As long as we aren't talking about bishoujos, we are COMRADES and FRIENDS!

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10/1/2012 11:49:31 PM #

Fukou da

Friends while taling about animation and Suzaku-hate, enemies when the next anime girl arrives... How much have we been backstabbing each other?

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10/1/2012 11:50:47 PM #

feal87

*looks away and tries to forget about the treacherous past relationship*

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10/1/2012 11:37:46 PM #

Cely_belly

Yes I do look forward to episode 2!  It was truly a magnificent feeling I felt as I saw the preview and then omg SUZAKU! lol

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10/1/2012 11:41:00 PM #

feal87

I hate Suzaku from the bottom of the heart for his stupid personality in the two other series...changing Britannia from inside...yeah...


Looking forward second episode as well...*_*

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10/1/2012 11:59:43 PM #

Cely_belly

OH -_-
Well I just mostly like his looks if it's any consolation...

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10/2/2012 12:07:22 AM #

feal87

Well liking him for his looks is fine considering you're a girl. I don't mind his looks, but I DEEPLY hate his personality...

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10/2/2012 10:23:30 AM #

Leap250

Xin's geass is looking to be way more capable than what Lelouch had. For one, it doesn't rely on verbal command I think.

Akito is way overpowered with that (I'm assuming) "live!" or "don't die!" geass command he has going on. Another spin-zaku in the making?


C.C. next episode! :3

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10/2/2012 10:42:41 AM #

feal87

*nods* I wonder what are his limitations...

Yeah, he looks completely like spin-zaku, but with a darker agenda. Spinzaku was idealistic and childish, Akito looks plain EVIL!


*takes her home*

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10/3/2012 10:46:55 AM #

Ginnodangan

Well that was fun, this side of the story had always been one that I was interested in, the EU were the only effective power preventing Britannia from world domination and aside from Suzaku blitzing through a single unit we never even saw it. All I can really note is that the understanding of European history was pretty poor (Napoleon being executed when he had been recalled to keep shit together in France for one), and that conveying how oppressed the Japanese were was a little overdone. With the likes of Ryou, Ayano, and Yukiya introduced however, hopefully they'll lay back on it in the next episode.

As for Akito I'd also say it's pretty obvious that it was Xin who Geass'd him, his flashback really says it all. As a character though, I think he's perhaps a little too sadist. I also think that Leila could be our Geass user/Lelouch-figure as well, even if CC appears in the next episode it has to be a flashback since she's too busy undercover with Kallen. Furthermore a preview image depicts a young Leila meeting with a hooded figure in a snowy forest, so there's potentially a lot more to her character. In terms of her wellbeing though I'm with you, it really says a lot that I can only see this ending with Suzaku steamrolling them all.

Also the CG animation works surprisingly well for Knightmare battles, Sunrise really seems to know what they're doing after Tiger & Bunny.

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10/3/2012 12:26:21 PM #

feal87

Well, it's some sort of recurring plot device to show "the sufference of the oppressed japanese people" and I was expecting it to be shown here as well...


Not sure, but I believe that as well. He is the only other guy who could possibly geass Akito that we know about...but I wonder what exactly is the power he's using. It doesn't completely look like an "order" based command.

I'm not exactly a fan of CG animations (prefer the old 2d drawn battles), but I have to agree that they were high quality.

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10/3/2012 3:24:08 PM #

Ginnodangan

If it were set in Japan like R1 and R2 were I would agree with you, but the OVA is set on the opposite side of the world in the middle of a different, almost endless, conflict. Just showing Ryou's group would have been enough to get the point across, shoehorning the refugees and general disdain took it too far. Most of all though the setting is entirely new, and more time should have been spent detailing it.

That vagueness has me kind of confused as well, I suppose Xin's Geass could just make people suicide (explaining the scene in the church) but it doesn't explain the opposite extreme. The same goes for Akito as well though, it's quite easy to assume that he's like Suzaku after seeing him tear stuff up in his Alexander, but can we honestly say that for certain? It's going to be a tough wait for the next episode which we likely won't see until mid 2013.

Hand drawn is always best but CG can work too when it's not obtrusive, and you have to admit that those dynamic camera angles would have been near impossible to animate hand drawn. The music probably helped as well.

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10/3/2012 3:39:56 PM #

feal87

Well, true point especially considering the implications of this particular war on the world situation. The E.U. is the only true force remaining to defend against Britannia before the events of the second season...

Possible, but I don't think it'll be that easy as the Geass power must have some kind of influence over Akito as well. Akito, however seems to be affected by something more akin to the "live!" command of Suzaku...

Yeah, it's going to be a very long wait...

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10/3/2012 12:30:03 PM #

Wieselhead

Buuhhhh everybody is mean to the japanese people, don't they remember that they brought nice anime to us. I would adopt some japanese girls and protect them. Oh and nuking England off the worldmap AHAHAHAHAHA!

Sunrise really knows how to spend their budget on jawdrop animations, as Reila was shown at first I though oh wow how detailed. The whole scenery looked awesome.

"This spin-off is set in E.U. (European Union) during the time between the first and the second season. " Oh is that the case? now Im completely puzzled XD. couldn't they made another standalone story.

Next time I will see my beloved CC again! banzai!


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10/3/2012 12:34:50 PM #

feal87

Ahahah, take your hands off japanese girls ok?!


Agreed, Sunrise is doing a marvelous job on the animation even if I don't really like 3D animations.

Not sure, but maybe this allows us to see Spinzaku and C.C. back in action. Even if I'm not totally sure about C.C. because at this time she should be busy trying to save Lelouch...

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10/5/2012 1:37:48 PM #

Wieselhead

Why? I would treat them well, of course ^^

Maybe there are more C.C's

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10/5/2012 1:40:32 PM #

feal87

No sorry, you misunderstood! It's because I want to take them as well...


V.V. you mean? Possible...

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10/5/2012 1:48:54 PM #

Wieselhead

We both will help the Eleven (girls) =)
brothers in arms or something like that.

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10/5/2012 1:53:25 PM #

feal87

Ahahahah, deal...

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10/3/2012 6:05:18 PM #

keroppi

Really like this anime but i hear its a seasonal one
soo it'll air only once every 3 months (Like Gundam Unicorn) T.T I don't have that much patience... and only 4 (1 hour) episodes @_@.

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10/3/2012 7:37:25 PM #

feal87

Yeah, it's a long wait between episodes, but I hope it'll be worth it!

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10/6/2012 7:38:50 AM #

AdamEve

I wouldnt consider anyone safe....but in the meantime we will get some good action and maybe even some sideways romance just like in Season 1 and 2, i consider this Season 2.5 ...a consolation prize to the huge fan base and maybe a feeler and a test to see if they might do a third season..i think they will watch sales figures closely with that in mind. The continuity of the art and the story is well done. That alone is impressive showing how much control and command of the art good anime directors and art directors have. Glad you covered this.

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10/6/2012 12:36:58 PM #

feal87

Yeah, this is more of a season 1.5 to be honest, being set right in the middle of the true story.


I will continue to cover it in the future as well, many other episodes to go...

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11/11/2012 12:20:34 PM #

KuroNoShinigami

3 months an ep.......stupid producers -,-
im an impatient man....

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11/11/2012 4:00:25 PM #

feal87

*nods* same here...

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12/26/2012 8:59:06 AM #

jun20

Uhh...*shocks* why does it have 2 be THREE MONTHS!
(I only knew it now)

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12/26/2012 10:24:05 AM #

feal87

*cries*

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3/17/2013 11:13:41 PM #

anon7564

so called "clone" looks more like "orange", than lelouch

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3/18/2013 7:03:02 PM #

feal87

I wonder...

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8/29/2013 12:15:49 AM #

Miguel

Spoiler: Show
If you've seen the preview of the 2nd episode of akito the exiled, you will see the hint that Akito did receive a geass command when he was a young kid by xin who is his older brother.


sorry for the spoiler but that's what you can see in the preview of the 2nd episode. I also think that the future story will get more into detail of Akito's past.

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8/29/2013 10:13:35 AM #

feal87

*nods* looking forward to how the story continues...*_*

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9/26/2013 11:01:17 PM #

locked

I think the Geass controlling akito is the "LIVE!" geass...
  
PROOF:
-Akito when activating geass sundenlly removed suicide bombs from knightmare
-He survived the battle
-He said he wanted to die
can't 100% sure but just saying.................

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9/26/2013 11:27:05 PM #

feal87

It's definitely possible, but we won't know for sure until the new episodes air...I can't wait for it!

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10/29/2014 2:03:28 AM #

Noone

It isn't the "LIVE!" Geass, I think he is reversing his brother's "DIE!" Geass.

Here are my disproving theories:

It wasn't Akito's Geass, removing the suicide bombs were direct commmands from HQ.

It was the "DIE" Geass, reversed.

He wanted to kill his brother. He said he was already dead, and he wanted to pay his brother back.

Disproved Sorry >.>

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