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Last Exile


Alternative Titles

English: Last Exile
Japanese: LAST EXILE(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: 7.881 (scored by 56,412 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #7522
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Popularity: #779
Members: 132,786
Favorites: 1,730
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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.

Episode Videos


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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

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


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"Cloud Age Symphony" by Shuntaro Okino

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"Over The Sky" by Hitomi



More reviewsReviews

Aug 12, 2010
Archaeon (All reviews)
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
Jan 15, 2008
Master10K (All reviews)
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
Mar 20, 2007
Kayrhandros (All reviews)
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
Oct 30, 2011
Enigmatica (All reviews)
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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