Last Exile

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  • 2003
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.8  (3,829)

Last Exile is a science fiction anime series that was originally released in 2003. The show is produced by animation studio Gonzo and was directed by Koichi Chigira. The story takes place in a world that is divided into two factions; the Anatoray and Disith. The two factions are in a constant state of war and they are fighting over control of the planet's natural resources.

The story follows two childhood friends, Claus Valca and Lavie Head, who live in the Anatoray faction. They both dream of one day becoming pilots and flying the legendary aircraft, the vanship. Their dream becomes a reality when they are hired by a man named Alex Rowe, the captain of the Silvana, a massive airship that is part of the Anatoray's military. Claus and Lavie are tasked with completing various missions for the Anatoray, which often involve fighting against the Disith.

Throughout the series, Claus and Lavie meet a variety of interesting characters, including Sky Pirates, soldiers, and even members of the royal family. They also learn about a mysterious force that is at the center of the conflict between the Anatoray and Disith factions, which eventually leads to a climax that ties together all of the story's loose ends.

Last Exile features an impressive cast of voice actors, including Bob Papenbrook (as Alex Rowe), Crispin Freeman (as Dio Eraclea), Jamieson Price (as Lucciola), Johnny Yong Bosch (as Claus Valca), Joshua Seth (as Mullin Shetland), Kari Wahlgren (as Lavie Head), Mayumi Asano (as Tatiana Wisla), Mela Lee (as Holly Mad-thane), Junko Noda (as Gita Ral), Wakana Yamazaki (as Sophia Forrester), Natsuko Kuwatani (as Alvis Hamilton), Toshiyuki Morikawa (as Vincent Alzey), Tomoe Hanba (as Dio's sister), Michiko Neya (as Tatiana's sister), Eri Kitamura (as Sārā Augusta), Shinichiro Miki (as Emperor Lescius), and Paul St. Peter (as Hamilcar Valca).

The animation in Last Exile is impressive, with highly detailed character designs and expansive landscapes. The aircrafts in the show draw inspiration from real-life WWII era planes, giving the show a unique and distinct look. The soundtrack of the show was composed by Hitomi Kuroishi, who also composed the music for Code Geass and many other anime series.

One of the strongest aspects of Last Exile is its storytelling. The show does an excellent job of weaving together various plot threads and character arcs to create a cohesive and engaging narrative. The pacing of the show is also well done, with moments of intense action balanced out by quieter character moments. The show also deals with themes such as war, politics, and the value of friendship and loyalty.

In conclusion, Last Exile is a must-watch for fans of science fiction and action anime. Its engaging story, impressive animation, and talented voice cast make it a standout series. The show's blend of intense action and quieter character moments create a well-rounded and enjoyable viewing experience.

Last Exile is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (66 episodes). The series first aired on April 7, 2003.

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Grand Master
23. Grand Master
March 24, 2012
Fam and Giselle reach the furthest depths of the Grand Exile. There, they find Luscinia, holding a sleeping Sara.
Triple Rook
22. Triple Rook
March 17, 2012
After abducting Augusta Sara, Luscinia activates the Grand Exile.
Queening Square
21. Queening Square
March 10, 2012
The truce has fallen apart. Before leaving, Luscinia tells Fam, "Be there to support Princess Millia."
20. Transposition
March 3, 2012
Upon hearing Sara's wish, Admiral Sadri agrees to peace. A meeting takes place between Luscinia, Liliana, Sara, Millia, Vasant, and others.
Dynamic Possibilities
19. Dynamic Possibilities
February 25, 2012
Dio and Alvis meet up with the Joint Forces at Boreas and lend a big helping hand. But their joy is interrupted when Fam's group spots Ades' 1st Fleet while on patrol.
18. Automaton
February 18, 2012
The Ades Federation's 3rd and 4th Fleets advance on the key strategic land of Boreas. A decisive, multi-fleet battle over Augusta Sara ensues. Millia takes command of her fleet, while Fam and the Sky Pirates take to the air in armed Vespas.
Second Adjournment
17. Second Adjournment
February 11, 2012
Dio and Al continue to run away.
16. Triangulation
February 4, 2012
Millia and friends have an audience with Augusta Sara in the capital city of Morvarid.
Smothered Mate
15. Smothered Mate
January 28, 2012
Fam and friends return to Kartoffel after their long absence. The joy of seeing everyone safe and sound again turns to shock as Fam sees what has happened to the town.
Bad Move
14. Bad Move
January 21, 2012
The Winged Priestesses, led by Dyan, engage the Ades Federation armada in battle as it begins to invade Glacies.
13. Block
January 7, 2012
When Fam and her friends make an emergency landing in the northern nation of Glacies, they're met by a girl named Dyan.
Backward Pawn
12. Backward Pawn
December 31, 2011
Ten years ago, the first Grand Race was held. A young Fam and Giselle cheer on Atamora as he competes in the championship race.
Illegal Move
11. Illegal Move
December 24, 2011
Much to Fam and friends' elation, Turan and Anatoray form an alliance with Millia and Vincent acting as delegates. Suddenly the Impetus, an Ades Federation flagship, appears... along with Luscinia and Liliana.
First Adjournment
10. First Adjournment
December 17, 2011
Fam and friends write a letter to Atamora.
Connected Passed Pawn
9. Connected Passed Pawn
December 10, 2011
The final target was the Anshar, the flagship of the Ades Federation's 1st Fleet. Now that their agreement with Tatiana has been fulfilled, Giselle prepares to leave the Silvius... but without Fam.
8. Distraction
December 3, 2011
The Silvius finds itself face-to-face with the Ades Federation's 1st Fleet, which had been silently tailing Fam and Giselle.
Weak Square
7. Weak Square
November 26, 2011
With only one ship left until their agreement with Tatiana is fulfilled, Fam and company aim to capture a fleet of eight ships being transported from the north.
Over Step
6. Over Step
November 19, 2011
In the hope of capturing their next battleship, Fam and company visit Eldorado, an amusement center where underground Vanship races are held.
Touch and Move
5. Touch and Move
November 12, 2011
Millia is dumbfounded to find that Fam made an agreement with Silvius'captain, Tatiana, to seize 15 of Ades Federation's fleets, in exchange for their freedom.
Dubious Move
4. Dubious Move
November 5, 2011
To help Millia rebuild Turan, Fam decides to steal a legendary ghost ship known as Sylvius the Reaper, a ship that is said to have single-handedly destroyed an entire Ades Federation fleet. With so few details to work with, though, it won't be easy.
Light Square
3. Light Square
October 29, 2011
With her kingdom now under Federation control, Princess Millia finally begins to understand what it means to be a Sky Pirate. Fam also reveals details about her past and her dream for the future.
Fool's Mate
2. Fool's Mate
October 22, 2011
Princess Liliana is sent to Iglasia with instructions for defending the royal city from the Federation assault. Meanwhile, Princess Millia readies a surprise attack of her own, but little does she know Luscinia has a trick up his sleeve too...
Open File
1. Open File
October 15, 2011
In the skies above the sacred Grand Lake, the Ades Federation declares war on the kingdom of Turan. Just when the Turan flagship's destruction seems inevitable, a Sky Pirate named Fam boldly states, "I've made up my mind! I'm going to steal that ship!"
Where to Watch Last Exile
Last Exile is available for streaming on the FUNimation website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Last Exile on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon and Crunchyroll.
  • Premiere Date
    April 7, 2003
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (3,829)