Last Exile

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: LAST EXILE(ラストエグザイル)
English: Last Exile
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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
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.791 (scored by 7117071,170 users)
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Ranked: #10122
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1351
Members: 174,874
Favorites: 1,871

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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]


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


Chigira, Kouichi
Director, Series Composition
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director
Aoki, Ei
Episode Director, Storyboard
Tsuchiya, Hiroyuki
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"Cloud Age Symphony" by Shuntaro Okino

Ending Theme

"Over The Sky" by Hitomi


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 ...
Feb 24, 2011
Mixed Feelings
Characters- unoriginal, shallow motivation, acted as plot devices more than anything, character development was random and unnatural, relationships between characters were spontaneous and poorly developed.

Dialogue- boring and stifled

Art and music- both fine, but art is kind of stiff and boring, especially during dog fights

Story and Setting- Cliche, and terrible. I have not been so uninterested in the plot since pokemon. Plus the pacing was just so horrendous. Scenes that should be fast are slow and boring. Scenes which could develop characters are random, misplaced, and sometimes a bit confused. Everything about the pacing is poor.

Comments: I compare this show to stuff like Robotech. But the ...
Oct 24, 2010
Preliminary (13/26 eps)
Last Exile is proof that no matter how amazing the setting and concept of a story is, it can still fail to be entertaining at all if it's not told well. I was really excited when I discovered this show. I love steampunk. I love epic adventures. It seemed like a natural hit. And the first episode had me really excited for the rest. Unfortunately after establishing a breathtaking world, Last Exile's problems begin to show up in spades.

First of all, our heroes Lavie and Claus are uninteresting. Lavie is supposed to be a standard tough girl, ...

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