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duckroll 2012-01-13 03:33

Code Geass: Akito the Exiled OVA - Episode 1 Discussion / Poll
 
http://i.imgur.com/P5ZKq.jpg

Official Site: http://geass.jp/akito/


Format: OVA/Limited Theatrical Release


Release Date: Episode 1 will screen on 10 cinemas across Japan in early Summer 2012


Story:
A.T.B 2017.

Deprived of his royal heritage, the young boy Lelouch takes on the role of the masked rebel "Zero" to rise against his homeland, the Holy Britannian Empire, in a "Black Rebellion". As the anti-Britannian sentiments among the people grow, the empire uses overwhelming force to attempt to crush all who stand against it.

As these events transpire, something else is happening in Europa. Here, the European Union (E.U.) is also facing extreme military pressure from the Holy Britannian Empire, and the defense line is gradually being pulled back. Faced with certain defeat, the E.U. forces assemble a special elite task force - "W-0" - the Wyvern unit. This special unit is led by a young girl - Layla Markal, a former Britannian aristocrat. Also in the unit as a pilot is Akito Hyuga. The unit is made up of backup forces from the E.U. as well as Japanese boys and girls, together they pilot Knightmare Frames in a totally reckless operation with a low chance for survival.

Holding on to their horrifying pasts, and standing up against the cruel reality of the situation, these young people will fight against the society created by adults so they can create and protect a place they can call "home".


Staff:
Original Concept: Sunrise, Ichiro Okouchi, Goro Taniguchi (Code Geass)
Director: Kazuki Akane
Script: Kazuki Akane, Miya Asakawa
Composition Assistance: Shigeru Morita
Original Character Design: CLAMP
Character Design: Takahiro Kimura
Chief Animation Director: Hidekazu Shimamura
Original Nightmare Design: Akira Yasuda
Mecha Design: Kenji Teraoka, Takumi Sakura, Takashi Miyamoto, Astrays (?)
CG Animation Director: Eiji Inomoto
Color Setting: Kumiko Nakayama
Art Director: Takeshi Satou
Art Setting: Kazushige Kanehira
Music: Ichiko Hashimoto


Theme Song:
Title: "More Than Words"
Vocals: Maaya Sakamoto
Composer: Yoko Kanno
Lyrics: Yuho Iwasato


Cast:
Akito Hyuga: Miyu Irino
Layla Markal: Maaya Sakamoto


Trailer (flipped):



Designs and screenshots:





monir 2012-01-13 03:38

Just for the director alone I think I won't scoff at it. The screenshots look nice!

NeoChan 2012-01-13 03:57

So these story happens during Lelouch was busy with "his works"?

fertygo 2012-01-13 04:07

Gosh... no wonder I'm feeling some Escaflowne touch by that trailer alone.
Some unique selection there for director and music composer.

faiz blaster 2012-01-13 04:12

You know, something about that mecha reminds me of Turn-A Gundam.

Also, didn't Miyu Irino and Maaya Sakamoto worked together before (as in voiced characters closely related to each other)?

NeoChan 2012-01-13 04:15

The Knight Mares design are better than the previous. A bit busty at the chest area. Lacks external armor probably for close quick battles I guess.

rinichan 2012-01-13 05:05

why is this named OVA. i know ep 01 is set for theatrical release but overall this is a tv series right?

konart 2012-01-13 05:29

Quote:

Originally Posted by rinichan (Post 3946190)
why is this named OVA. i know ep 01 is set for theatrical release but overall this is a tv series right?

No 100% info on format yet

Obelisk ze Tormentor 2012-01-13 05:54

The title song is "More Than Words"? Is it a remix of that old song from that old band, Extreme? I love that song! :D

I hope I can see Lelouch again, even if it's only a glimpse. He didn't really die, right? Right? :uhoh::heh:

blue_sora 2012-01-13 07:54

Quote:

Originally Posted by faiz blaster (Post 3946136)
You know, something about that mecha reminds me of Turn-A Gundam.

Also, didn't Miyu Irino and Maaya Sakamoto worked together before (as in voiced characters closely related to each other)?

The ones I know are Syaoran and Tomoyo from CLAMP's Tsubasa, Sora and Aerith from Kingdom Hearts game. They both, if I'm not mistaken, are CLAMP's (and also Square Enix) favourite seiyuus (especially Maaya).

I'm actually surprised that this took a long time to come out and with a whole a lot of other new Code Geass projects. Wonder it will still be successful as the interest in Code Geass has declined over the years.

Haohmaru 2012-01-13 09:56

Even though the CG doesn't look bad, I was expecting 2d animation from Sunrise. The trailer was pretty cool. Loving the music.

Jarmel 2012-01-13 12:13

This is an OVA? Damn, I was really hoping this would be a TV series.

konart 2012-01-13 12:14

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jarmel (Post 3946676)
This is an OVA? Damn, I was really hoping this would be a TV series.

We still do not know for sure

El_Negro 2012-01-13 12:18

Quote:

Originally Posted by konart (Post 3946678)
We still do not know for sure

Please Please Please let this be a TV series!!!!! :hyper-^v^:

but it would most likely be an OVA, one can still hope :heh:

GundamFan0083 2012-01-13 12:50

Quote:

Originally Posted by duckroll (Post 3946098)
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Trailer:



The trailer was taken down "due to copyright violations"

Here is another one for anybody that didn't see it:


RRW 2012-01-13 14:27

Quote:

Originally Posted by Obelisk ze Tormentor (Post 3946249)
The title song is "More Than Words"? Is it a remix of that old song from that old band, Extreme? I love that song! :D

I hope I can see Lelouch again, even if it's only a glimpse. He didn't really die, right? Right? :uhoh::heh:

well this take place between 2 season so maybe

Alin 2012-01-13 14:36

Will C.C appear on this ?

Dark Wing 2012-01-13 14:44

Quote:

Originally Posted by RRW (Post 3946843)
well this take place between 2 season so maybe

It's actually taking place during season one when Lelouch first started his rebellion.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alin (Post 3946853)
Will C.C appear on this ?

I don't think so she should be in Japan with Lelouch during the war between the EU and Britannian you will more then likely to see Suzaku show up since he was fighting some EU forces during season 1.

mechalord 2012-01-13 14:49

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alin (Post 3946853)
Will C.C appear on this ?

Someone like her, maybe. I'm sure they'll work in Geass. We know C.C. and V.V. may not be the only ones of their kind.

Maybe this will set up a way for a true sequel to R2 or a remake/reboot of R2.

duckroll 2012-01-13 15:40

Lemme post a source for why I labeled this as an OVA:

http://www.gpara.com/article/cms_sho...28775&c_num=14

Quote:

本作は2012年初夏に、約10館で上映が予定されている劇場上映作品である。発表会終了後のインタビュー では、河口氏の口から、「全部で数本が制作される予定であり、大分ボリュームがある内容になっています。初 夏に公開されるのは第1話となる予定です」と説明が行われている。
Here, Gpara states that the initial release format is that Akito the Exiled will be screened at theatrical events at 10 cinemas in early Summer 2012. But after the press conference ended, there was an interview session with the Sunrise producer. The producer is quoted as saying that "We have have multiple parts planned for the complete production, and it compromises of a pretty substantial amount of content. For early Summer what we will be screening is only meant to be the first episode."

This basically confirms that Akito the Exiled is a multi-part series, and not a one-off theatrical movie. The wording in the announcement of Akito the Exiled in the conference (I watched the stream of the press conference) is that it is not a movie, only a new anime work. The screening in 10 cinemas is stated to be a theatrical event. The word event is important, because we have to realize that in Japan, this is a very popular way of premiering both TV shows and OVAs before they start. If they don't say that it is a movie, it is unlikely to actually be one. Gundam Unicorn also followed the same announcement pattern.

As for why it cannot be a TV series, this can be explained by examining the copyright of the show. When productions are made to be TV shows, especially popular franchise ones, the TV sponsor is always on board as one of the production companies. Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion is a shared copyright between Sunrise, Project Geass, and MBS. Code Geass Akito of the Exiled is merely a shared copyright between Sunrise and Project Geass.

I think that based on the way it was announced and the information we have so far, it being a limited theatrical release + OVA format is basically the only possibly. If anyone has more information, or if I made an error in looking through the details, I'll appreciate being corrected. Thanks. :)


Quote:

Originally Posted by GundamFan0083 (Post 3946729)
The trailer was taken down "due to copyright violations"

Here is another one for anybody that didn't see it:

Thanks, I've edited it back into the first post. Too bad it's flipped though.


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