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Last Exile


Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 8, 2003 to Sep 30, 2003
Premiered: Spring 2003
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 01:30 (JST)
Studios: Gonzo
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.951 (scored by 46,194 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #5882
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #495
Members: 98,985
Favorites: 1,488
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Episodes: /26

Synopsis

In the world of Prester, flight is the dominant mode of transportation, made possible by Claudia Fluid: a liquidized form of the crystals that are produced on the planet. An organization known solely as "the Guild" has absolute authority over the skies, with a monopoly on the engines that make use of this fluid. Moreover, as ecological disasters destabilize the warring countries of Anatoray and Disith, the Guild also arbitrates in the disputes between the two. Caught in the middle of the conflict are Sky Couriers, piloting small, two-person vanships that fly freely through the sky.

Last Exile follows the adventures of two teenagers who dream of surpassing their parents: Claus Valca, son of a famous vanship pilot, and Lavie Head, Claus' best friend and navigator. Their job as couriers entails passing through an air current called the Grand Stream that separates the hostile nations, which even standard airships struggle to survive. However, when they take on a high-rated delivery to bring an orphan girl named Alvis Hamilton to the battleship Silvana, they get dragged into a much greater conflict that pits them against the might of the Guild.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Last Exile is the 10th anniversary work of animation studio Gonzo. Its episode titles were originally given in English and use terms from chess.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Eraclea, Dio
Eraclea, Dio
Main
Noda, Junko
Japanese
Noda, Junko
Valca, Claus
Valca, Claus
Main
Asano, Mayumi
Japanese
Asano, Mayumi
Head, Lavie
Head, Lavie
Main
Saito, Chiwa
Japanese
Saito, Chiwa
Hamilton, Alvis E.
Hamilton, Alvis E.
Main
Shiraki, Anna
Japanese
Shiraki, Anna

Staff

Chigira, Kouichi
Chigira, Kouichi
Director, Series Composition
Tsuruoka, Yota
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director
Aoki, Ei
Aoki, Ei
Episode Director, Storyboard
Akiyama, Katsuhito
Akiyama, Katsuhito
Episode Director, Storyboard


Edit Opening Theme

"Cloud Age Symphony" by Shuntaro Okino

Edit Ending Theme

"Over The Sky" by Hitomi



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Archaeon
Aug 12, 2010
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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Master10K
Jan 15, 2008
In the world that huge ships roam the skies, “Last Exile” is a sci-fi, steam punk, action/adventure anime, which is set in a somewhat futuristic Imperial age. It follows the adventures of Claus and Lavie, two Vanship messengers who happened to take on a dangerous mission to transport a girl to a notorious mercenary ship (Silvana). There was then a series of events that led to them being part of the ships crew.

The beginning of the story is nothing special, as there is no real excitement or shocking moments. All this series is to begin with, a series of events with not much meaning to read more
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Kayrhandros
Mar 20, 2007
I was looking forward to seeing Last Exile from all the rumors and good ratings that had cross my eye related to it, but the fact is: I expected much better. On to the review.


Starting with Story. A science fiction story that at first glance was joining up elements of advance technology (e.g. flying battle ships) and medieval element (e.g. musketeers; honor code from European battles). It reeled me in at first, as the first 2 episodes were intense and interesting. The third episode continued with good pace also ( this time bringing a race and it was not only this element but the junction read more
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bmoore07
May 25, 2016
For as long as human beings have existed, we have prided ourselves in being a species of innovation and success, and our successes have led us to imagine reaching more prestigious accomplishments than before; eventually, our dreams not surprisingly ventured into the skies. Since the dawn of time, humans gazed upward at the birds gliding under the clouds and we desperately desired to soar as well. In ancient Greece, one of the most enduring myths from that time is the tale of Icarus, who attempted escaping prison with his father by donning a pair of wings. In Italy during the Renaissance, the famous Leonardo da read more
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