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Apr 11, 2016
Code Geass Akito the Exiled has finally reached a relatively decent conclusion in my opinion, despite rushing through certain events, but ultimately I can only recommend this last installment to those who do not expect to see the old cast of characters taking the center stage, are willing to rewatch the previous four Akito episodes if they've forgotten any details, and also aren't afraid of dealing with new and mysterious supernatural elements playing a major role in resolving the conflicts at the heart of the narrative.

Story: 6/10

It is not a secret that, for many viewers, Lelouch was the main attraction of Code Geass. Plenty of read more
Mar 26, 2016
Wait...doesn't this premise remind you of Patlabor or Psycho-Pass? A little, but only on the surface. In practice, it's a lot closer to a newly self-aware entry in Toei's old Metal Hero series. Think Winspector meets Dekaranger, except guest starring Bonzi Buddy. Or just Power Rangers. That said, Active Raid was a hard sell right out of the gate. It isn't really innovative nor sophisticated, but in the end it can still provide some lighthearted fun for those who can sit back and relax without overthinking the material. Even Goro Taniguchi, who is one of the two directors involved, cautioned that this show wouldn't be read more
Jul 4, 2015
As long as you are willing to embrace something new or unusual with patience and an open mind, Akito the Exiled continues to do a good job at combining a series of small scenes that gradually provide characterization, moments of political intrigue, great mecha action in 3D and various hints about future developments.


The third chapter gives our current cast of characters the opportunity to relax after previous events and get to know each other a little better. It might seem boring if you're only here for the action and don't have any appreciation for using a little humor as an interlude, but I think read more
Mar 14, 2014
Code Geass R2 is one of the best examples of how a very theatrical and over-the-top show that doesn't take itself too seriously can succeed by maximizing entertainment value. It is a series that shamelessly and knowingly appeals to the masses yet, surprisingly enough, somehow manages to keep a few thematic strengths beneath the surface to make the results worthwhile.

For you see, Code Geass in general is more than the sum of its parts. It's got flaws, sure, but I would argue they are almost besides the point. Well, at least as long as you're willing to play along with what the staff intended to read more