Boukoku no Akito (2012) is a 4-episode movie for the Code Geass series (2006-2008). the side story took place around the time Lelouch took on the alter-ego Zero and build up his Black Knights rebellion army, formed by children. Europe were invaded by the Britain. on the verge of defeat the EU formed a special division known as W-O, where a young pilot named Akito was a member. Layla, a former member of the EU, also joined in the battle. the Black Knights had little chance of survival, with the aim of fighting for their freedom.
Boukoku no Akito (2012) felt alien to me because of its characters. they were so different from their original role in Code Geass (2006-2008), but it would be easier for newcomers to get into the story. while in Code Geass (2006-2008), there was a clear connection between Lelouch and C.C., but in contrast, Akito and Reira felt distant, who just happened to be at the same place at the same time. Akito was most of the time a mystery, someone antisocial and impossible to understand. they definitely had potential to grow, but perhaps in the following 3 movies.
some background on the anime:
- episodes: 4
- director: Kazuki Akane (赤根和樹)
- released: 2012
- language: Japanese
- genre: Action/Science Fiction
- Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (2006)
- Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 (2008)
- Code Geass: Boukoku no Akito (2012)