Code Geass Gaiden: Boukoku No Akito To Be Released… As OVAS.
By Inactive or EX ROG Staffer On 24 Apr, 2012 At 02:41 PM | Categorized As Animation, International News, News | With 0 Comments

No GravatarIt has been announced the long awaited Code Geass series Code Geass Gaiden: Boukoku no Akito, or Code Geass: Akito the Exiled, will not become a full length TV series but four OVAs released in theaters starting this summer and given a Blu Ray release every three months. As disappointing as it might be, the OVAs are about 50 minutes each and look like they promise the same mecha action and amazing story telling present in its previous two seasons. Despite how Lelouch sadly might not be present in this, the show’s description arouses interest.

It takes place during the same time as Lelouch becomes Zero. But rather than taking place in Zone 11 (formerly known as Japan) it takes place in Euro Universe (formerly known as Europe) and stars two different characters. The main character is Akito Hyuga, a clone of Lelouch with long blue hair and blue eyes, and Layla Malkal, whom I can only theorize serves the same role as C.C. and is a blonde with blue eyes. The Holy Britannian Empire is trying to take over the Euro Universe and is doing so successfully, so out of desperation the Euro Universe creates a special Knightmare division made up of Japanese teenagers Akito is part of under the command of Layla who was a former Britannian aristocrat. The character design for that series is once again handled by CLAMP and is directed by Kazuki Akane, who directed several Mobile Suit Gundam series and movies, so only high quality work is to be expected from me.

Akito and Layla

You better not let me down anime Gods!

Despite the fact it’s not being turned into a full fledged TV show, I expect nothing but greatness from these OVAs. To somewhat let down fans like me, I believe we can find solace in the fact we’re getting something much greater than the typical one shot OVAs the series has been spawning continuously. And despite the fact we’re not going to see these OVAs right away, we should rejoice that Nunnally in Wonderland will be released on DVD with English subtitles this July to hold us over our long Code Geass withdrawal.

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