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Last Exile

Last Exile

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Rasuto Eguzairu
Japanese: ラストエグザイル

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2003 to Sep 29, 2003
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.981 (scored by 40608 users)
Ranked: #5592
Popularity: #368
Members: 82,440
Favorites: 1,299
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

Popular Tags

action adventure fantasy sci-fi

Synopsis

It's the dawn of the Golden Age of Aviation on planet Prester, and retro-futuristic sky vehicles known as vanships dominate the horizon. Claus Valca, a flyboy born with the right stuff, and his fiery navigator Lavie are fearless racers obsessed with becoming the first sky couriers to cross the Grand Stream in a vanship. But when the high-flying duo encounters a mysterious girl named Alvis, they are thrust into the middle of an endless battle between Anatoray and Disith—two countries systematically destroying each other according to the code of chivalric warfare. Lives will be lost and legacies determined as Claus and Lavie attempt to bring peace to their world by solving the riddle of its chaotic core.

(Source: FUNimation)

Episodes

Episodes  0 / 26
Aired  Apr 7, 2003 to Sep 29, 2003
Status  Finished Airing
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Related Anime

Adaptation: Last Exile: Sunadokei no Tabibito
Sequel: Last Exile: Ginyoku no Fam
Summary: Last Exile: Ginyoku no Fam Recaps

Characters & Voice Actors

Eraclea, Dio
Eraclea, Dio
Main
Noda, Junko
Japanese
Noda, Junko
Seth, Joshua
English
Seth, Joshua
...
Hamilton, Alvis E.
Hamilton, Alvis E.
Main
Ruff, Michelle
English
Ruff, Michelle
Padoan, Eva
Italian
Padoan, Eva
...
Head, Lavie
Head, Lavie
Main
Saito, Chiwa
Japanese
Saito, Chiwa
Wahlgren, Kari
English
Wahlgren, Kari
...
Valca, Claus
Valca, Claus
Main
Bosch, Johnny Yong
English
Bosch, Johnny Yong
Asano, Mayumi
Japanese
Asano, Mayumi
...

Staff

Chigira, Kouichi
Director
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Sokuza, Makoto
Episode Director
Aoki, Ei
Episode Director, Storyboard



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Aug 12, 2010
Archaeon
Every anime studio has their ups and downs, their highs and lows, their hits and misses. There's not a single one that hasn't produced a decent title without producing something ... less than average (Manglobe came close, until they made a certain show about a Blacksmith). Surprisingly, many anime fans consider Gonzo to be one of the worst offenders, as while they have made some excellent shows, they have a catalogue of average to sub par (or worse), titles to their name as well.

Thankfully Last Exile is a one that, for the most part, they got right, but then again, the series was made to read more
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Aug 27, 2011
Inushinde

With the announcement of a second series, Last Exile has joined the echelon of misleading titles hinting at no other entry in their respective franchises. This category, primarily encompassing the Final Fantasy series, is the subject of many jokes along the lines of “Durr hurr, why do they call it Final (Last, in this case), when they’re making another one?”

On that note, there is no joke in Last Exile. It’s a straightforward fantasy steampunk adventure that ranks as one of Gonzo’s finest efforts. The CG is incredible and still holds up eight years later, the plot is well done if not completely original, and read more
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Jun 1, 2008
Isambard
It was in the fall of 2003 that I purchased the first volume of director Koichi Chigara’s Last Exile, the series released to commemorate Gonzo’s tenth anniversary. My first impression after watching those first four episodes was simply that “Last Exile was beautiful.” Steampunk happens to be a favorite genre of mine. Last Exile was the show that first introduced me to it, first gave me a name to go with this style that intrigued me. Almost five years later I stand by that initial assessment but only to an extent. Last Exile is indeed a beautiful program to watch read more
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Oct 30, 2011
Enigmatica
Last Exile is an interesting, but unremarkable anime. Rather than explain or explore a lot of parts of the anime that should be important, Last Exile shows the events and characters and requires you to make assumptions and guesses as to what is behind them, and why.

The characters feel like they should be interesting, but are not explored in depth enough to make them memorable. All of the characters have some sort of back story, or emotions that seem like they are important, but are not properly explained. Sometimes a character may do something, and read more
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Recommendations

Both these series has a genuin story, characters you really learn to like and they are flying in both series. Both main characters want to protect those who are close to them, and they both have a female flying with them. There are a huge storm in both series that they have to get through. Both series are great, and you should take your time watching them both.
seems to have a similar setup going on from the first episode i've seen. carries a strange technology in a world revolving around that of airships.
Lightly steampunkish futuristic series dealing with everyday protagonists getting gradually drawn into a war taking place. They definitely have the same feel to them.
Main characters from both series are duo pair pilots. Clause and Kal-El are the one controlling the plane while Lavie and Ariel are the navigators. Both series taking place in the sky and living on floating islands. Last Exile's story can be very similar to Toaru Hikushi e no Koiuta. Both series have great movie visuals and animations.
One is a steampunk adventure, the other is a steampunk fairy-tale, both making emphasis on splendid surroundings and fantastic devices.
Both about a girl and a boy who likes to fly. Advanture genre anime with military involved. Eventhough the settings are not alike the overall feeling seems similar to me. Pleasant shows. If you like one you might like the other.

Opening Theme

"Cloud Age Symphony" by Shuntaro Okino

Ending Theme

"Over The Sky" by Hitomi

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