Retailer Listings Push Back Date Of UK "Code Geass: Akito The Exiled" Release

Sunrise revealed that FUNimation had the series' North American rights at their 2013 Otakon panel

Last October, during MCM Comic Con, Kaze UK announced plans to release Code Geass spin-off OVA Akito the Exiled. A collection of its first two episodes had been listed by retailers for a March 21, 2016 release on Blu-ray and DVD. However, as that date approached, with still nothing officially announced, the schedule was pushed back to the far horizon. 

 

Amazon UK has now put in a December 6th date for the apparently definitely delayed collection. 

 

Australia's Madman has released the first three episodes. Sunrise revealed that FUNimation had the series' North American rights at their 2013 Otakon panel. 

 

The final, fifth part of the expanded series hit Japanese theaters for a limited run on February 6th, with the home video coming April 22nd.

 

The Amazon listing describes

THE EUROPEAN REBELLION! Collecting Episodes 1 and 2 of the acclaimed OVA SPin-Off to the hugely popular anime series, Code Geass: Lelouch Of The Rebellion 

The side story takes place in 2017 a.t.b., around the time Lelouch took on the alter-ego Zero and built up his Black Knights rebellion army. The setting is in Europe, where the Euro Universe (E.U.) allied nations are being invaded by the overwhelming forces of the Holy Britannian Empire. On the verge of defeat, the E.U. army forms a special division known as W-O , of which a young pilot named Akito Hyuuga is a member. Layla Malkal, a former Britannian Aristocrat comes to the E.U.'s aid, commanding the Wyvern Knightmare corps comprised of Japanese teenagers. They recklessly plunge into a battlefield, where the survival rate is extremely low, at about 5% only. They fight for their freedom, and for a "home" to which they can return.

 

 

 

via AnimeBlu-ray UK

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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