Today's update of the official website
for Code Geass: Akito the Exiled
is announcing the release date - the limited theatrical premiere, that is - for this upcoming OVA's first episode: August 4. This is in line with last week's report
that finally revealed the anime's format as a 4-episode OVA, with a release timeframe starting from this summer.
Following a limited theatrical screening in Japan, each 50-minute episode will of course receive a home video release as well, on Blu-ray. A similar release pattern is being used for another anime series likewise created by studio Sunrise: the ongoing Gundam Unicorn
OVA - which, by the way, has some new videos
today for its 5th episode.
But getting back to the Code Geass: Akito OVA, its side-story is set in a.t.b.2017, on the European warfront. A Knightmare unit made of boys and girls from Area 11 (formerly Japan) are thrown into a military operation with a 5% chance of survival. They must rescue an allied unit left behind on the European warfront.
The sole trailer
released so far for it is available locally, if you haven't seen it yet.