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 7164471,644 users)
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Ranked: #10132
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Popularity: #1358
Members: 175,839
Favorites: 1,862

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Episodes: /26


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.

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

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Dec 8, 2023
Although I find the steampunk genre interesting, I haven't had many opportunities to watch or read it. Steampunk anime isn't particularly common either, so I was surprised to find myself liking it.

The story in Last Exile holds up pretty well, in my opinion. It starts off by immersing you in the world with little explanation and gradually reveals more information as the mystery of the Exile unfolds. While I appreciate this method of world-building through "show, don't tell" rather than exposition, I personally had some difficulty following the story at times, especially when I took breaks between episodes. It sets up a great premise and ...
Dec 29, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Without a doubt, the strong point of this series is the construction of its universe. While the character development isn't bad, it's not really a standout point either. That's why some people might find it boring.
But I still enjoyed it quite a bit, even though, as I mentioned, it can get boring at times. But what it does have, it does well.
I think this series never really reached its full potential, which is a shame. Either way, I recommend that everyone should give this series a chance, especially people who are a bit older. I wouldn't recommend it to very young people due to the ...
Jan 6, 2020
Preliminary (17/26 eps)
This is a review of a partial completion (17/26). I usually don't drop anime once I've finished so much of it, but I did in this case, and will try to detail why below.

First of all, I confess to having a certain bias against the aesthetic of Last Exile. It's an older anime, and it feels even older than it is when watching it. I'm also not a huge fan of steampunk. But while that may have influenced my personal enjoyment, I try not to let it affect anything else (for the record, the "Enjoyment" category got a 3/10).

I'll run through each of the ...

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