The BEST Episodes of Last Exile

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 1, 2019

Network: CBC (JP)

Anime Series created by Gonzo. The 1st Series "Last Exiled" air between April 7, 2003 - September 29, 2003. A sequel series, "Last Exile -Fam, The Silver Wing-, aired between October 15, 2011 and March 23, 2012. // The 1st Series : On the world of Prester, the nations of Anatore and Dusis are deep in a war that is controlled by a secret organization known as the Guild. However, Claus Valca and Lavie Head want no part of it and instead are the pilot and navigator of a messenger vanship. Flying across a sea of wind and clouds, they deliver messages to anyone and anywhere. After a near-death collision with a crippled vanship during a local race, both are asked to deliver a young girl named Alvis to the infamous battleship Sylvana. Followed by a star-shaped craft bent on killing them, these three lives are about to forever alter the face of Prester. // the 2nd Series "Last Exiled: Fam, The Silver Wing: Taking place 2 years after the events Last Exile. The original home world of the colonists of Prester. The new story focuses on Fam Fan Fan and Giselle Collette, 2 vespa vanship pilots who work as Sky Pirated, capturing and selling battleships for a living. Fam and Giselle get into an adventure when they and the Sky Pirates rescue Liliana il Grazioso Merlo Turan and her younger sister, Millia II Velch Cutrettola Turan, Princesses of the Turan Kingdom, from the clutches of the mighty Ades Federation. The Federation, led by Empress Sara Augusta and Premier Luscinia Hafez, is on a all out war against nation who descended from immigrants who came back to Earth by Exile ships. As Ades was the only nation to stay on Earth when it was in a stat of chaos and ruin, Luscinia believes that the Exile immigrants have no right to return to Earth since their ancestors abandoned Earth when it was in chaos only to return when Earth was viable to live on again and force the original inhabitants of Earth off their lands to form their own nations. To return these lands to their ori

Backward Pawn

#1 - Backward Pawn

Season 2 - Episode 11

Ten years ago, the first Grand Race was held. A young Fam and Giselle cheer on Atamora as he competes in the championship race.

star 8.20
10 votes
Bad Move

#2 - Bad Move

Season 2 - Episode 13

The Winged Priestesses, led by Dyan, engage the Ades Federation armada in battle as it begins to invade Glacies.

star 8.20
10 votes
Discovered Attack

#3 - Discovered Attack

Season 1 - Episode 12

Alex announces that they are going to battle against Urbanus. Although she hesitates at first, Sophie announces their mission over the loudspeakers. Meanwhile, Al has come out of her ""coma"" but she has no recollection of what has just happened. Dio refers to her as ""genuine"" but does not elaborate. Later, when Sophia confronts Alex, he tells her she can just leave the ship, but he refuses, reminding him that she is his first officer. Tatiana briefs the vanship pilots on tactics against the Urbanus, and much to Alistia's chagrin, chooses Claus to be her navi. Lavi and Al prepare water and a lunch for Claus before he takes off. Alex is leading the Urbanus, and three other ships, into the Dragon Fang. While Vincent does anticipate Alex's moves, he doesn't anticipate the other captain's desperate battle response. Despite the Urbanus dealing a crippling blow to the Sylvana, Alex is able to sink two of the Urbanus-class ships. Al and Lavi are thrown to the ground, and Lavi is knocked unco

star 8.19
21 votes

#4 - Develop

Season 1 - Episode 11

Following Claus and Lavie aboard the Silvana, Dio and Lucciola allow themselves to be captured. At the Anatoray capital, the Emperor begins to distrust Alex's actions and sends the Urbanus to retrieve Alvis. Alex interrogates Dio, who tries to gain his trust by telling him that the Mysterion passed by House Eraclea. He also reveals that the three Guild houses holding the remaining Mysteria have been purged by Delphine. Vincent Alzey, captain of the Urbanus, requests to meet with Alex. Alex asks Claus to fly escort for his flight to the meeting, to which Tatiana objects. Alister defies Tatiana and offers to be Claus's navigator. Alex informs Vincent that he will not hand over Alvis and will fight to keep her aboard. Dio and Lucciola meet Lescius, the Silvana's chief engineer and a former member of the Guild. Dio then finds Alvis by herself elsewhere and reads her one of the Mysteria, after which she falls into a trance and wreaks havoc on the ship's systems.

star 8.18
22 votes

#5 - Distraction

Season 2 - Episode 8

The Silvius finds itself face-to-face with the Ades Federation's 1st Fleet, which had been silently tailing Fam and Giselle.

star 8.09
11 votes
Over Step

#6 - Over Step

Season 2 - Episode 6

In the hope of capturing their next battleship, Fam and company visit Eldorado, an amusement center where underground Vanship races are held.

star 8.00
10 votes

#7 - Block

Season 2 - Episode 12

When Fam and her friends make an emergency landing in the northern nation of Glacies, they're met by a girl named Dyan.

star 8.00
9 votes
Grand Master

#8 - Grand Master

Season 2 - Episode 21

Fam and Giselle reach the furthest depths of the Grand Exile. There, they find Luscinia, holding a sleeping Sārā.

star 8.00
10 votes

#9 - Swindle

Season 1 - Episode 10

Claus and Lavie progress in the endurance race, but Dio and Lucciola continue to challenge them. Duke Henry Knowles raises the bid price on the Exile artifact, spurring interest among the other auction participants. As Alex attempts to outbid the others, Guild Maestro Delphine Eraclea challenges him and finally raises the bid price to 50 billion Claudia, at which point one of Knowles's men puts a gun at the back of Alex's head, threatening him not to continue bidding. On their final pit stop, Tatiana and Alister pick up a cargo of explosive charges for their mission. When the auction ends, Duke Knowles takes Alex outside and reveals that he wants to avenge the death of his son, captain of the Goliath. Claus and Lavie pull ahead of Dio and Lucciola in the final lap after only filling part of their fuel tank at the last pit stop to lighten the vanship and win the race. At precisely midnight, the explosive charges dropped by Tatiana and Alister destroy Horizon Cave's power generators, leaving it in darkness. Seizing the opportunity, Alex kills Knowles's men and escapes. When the artifact is taken to Delphine, it is discovered to be fake. The true artifact of Exile is revealed to be a Mysterion, one of four phrases with corresponding answers that will reveal the secret of Exile. Graf, the butler of House Hamilton, entrusts Alvis and the Mysterion to Alex. After the race, Lavie tells Claus that she does not want to fly in a fighter vanship but will continue to serve as his mechanic. Claus understands her decision and makes a promise that they will fly together again to cross the Grand Stream. Dio and Lucciola, who are able to see in the darkness, offer to tow Claus and Lavie out of Horizon Cave to the Silvana.

star 7.91
23 votes
Smothered Mate

#10 - Smothered Mate

Season 2 - Episode 14

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.

star 7.89
9 votes
Dynamic Possibilities

#11 - Dynamic Possibilities

Season 2 - Episode 17

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.

star 7.89
9 votes

#12 - Transpose

Season 1 - Episode 3

The race is on! Claus and Lavi enter in a race, that they've entered so many limes before. But this time is different. They hope to finish the race, and they almost do (in 1st place too), but they are hit by a renegade vanship delivering ""cargo"". They soon learn that the ""cargo"" is actually a little girl. Claus decided to take the mission and is told, by Ralph, not to run his engine because the people after the girl can detect it. Just as Claus and Lavi leave the enemy vanship approaches. Now Ralph must make the ultimate sacrifice so that Claus and Lavi can escape with the little girl.

star 7.84
25 votes
Interesting Claus

#13 - Interesting Claus

Season 1 - Episode 7

Claus manages to get the star-shaped machine off the Sylvana, but ends up in an uncontrolled descent. As Claus attempts to regain control, the engineering crew on the Sylvana come to the deck and help fight against the star-shaped machines, as well as putting out the fires of the incoming damaged vanships. Meanwhile, the star-shaped ships are breaking into the Sylvana. Al has gone up to the bridge and even sits on the Captain's chair. Alex continues to coordinate the attack. Eventually, Dio grows bored of playing chess and convinces Luciora that they should go out and test Claus and his vanship. Luciora agrees. They go out and ""play"" with Claus and Lavi. In the ensuing dogfight, Claus appears to hold his own against the star-shaped machine, but in actuality, Dio is an excellent pilot and twice has Claus in his crosshairs, yet he doesn't fire. Tatiana and Alistia return from their trip to the emperor and try to help Claus and Lavi against the star-shaped machine, but their ship is dam

star 7.83
23 votes
Isolated Pawn

#14 - Isolated Pawn

Season 1 - Episode 13

In a brief flashback scene, we are shown Tatiana's parents and given a glimpse into the surly vanship pilot's past. Tatiana and Claus manage to crash land, but the pipe which has the flow of claudia going through it is damaged. They can't fly unless it's repaired. Tatiana is devastated by her failure as a pilot and for a while, doesn't seem to care about anything. Claus manages to snap her out of her fugue, insisting that the Sylvana has survived the battle. They talk and Claus learns about Tatiana's left behind noble past, while Tatiana learns of Claus and Lavi's famous dads. Together, they manage to shorten then pipe system so that the claudia can at least flow through it. However, they give up height, and are only able to hover above the ground. Meanwhile, in another flashback scene, we see what appears to be the people of Dusis , fleeing the inclement weather of their country. However, the rockets which they use to fly are not balanced properly, and they crash. Tatiana recalls th

star 7.80
20 votes
Connected Passed Pawn

#15 - Connected Passed Pawn

Season 2 - Episode 9

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.

star 7.80
10 votes

#16 - Automaton

Season 2 - Episode 16

The Ades Federation’s 3rd and 4th Fleets advance on the key strategic land of Boreas. A decisive, multi-fleet battle over Augusta Sārā ensues. Millia takes command of her fleet, while Fam and the Sky Pirates take to the air in armed Vespas.

star 7.78
9 votes
Triple Rook

#17 - Triple Rook

Season 2 - Episode 20

After abducting Augusta Sārā, Luscinia activates the Grand Exile.

star 7.78
9 votes
Arbiter Attack

#18 - Arbiter Attack

Season 1 - Episode 6

Dio and Luciora investigate their downed star-shaped machine. When Luciora fixes the camera on it, they are able to see an image of Alvis being protected by Claus. Tatiana and Alistia arrive at the palace of the emperor and inform him that the "cargo" is safely aboard the Sylvana. And speaking of the cargo, Al explores the ship on her own, making it down to the hangar, where the mechanics entertain her until Sophia retrieves her. Sophia brings her to Claus and Lavi, and later brings the still injured Claus to see Alex. Their talk is interrupted by a red alert claxon. The Guild is about to attack the Sylvana. In the course of the attack, one of the star-shaped machines comes aboard the ship and goes after Alvis. It's destroyed by one of the mechanics, and unfortunately ruins Claus and Lavi's vanship. Claus offers to fly and fight and the mechanics give him a quick review of combat flying. Another star-shaped machine comes on board, and the last scene is Claus, using his vanship, to shov

star 7.77
22 votes
Calculate Alex

#19 - Calculate Alex

Season 1 - Episode 9

Moran is "officially" accepted by the crew of the Sylvana, albeit in a most interesting manner. Sophia presents the chance for Claus and Lavi to enter the 8-Hour Endurance Race at Horizon Cave. They accept the challenge, so long as the Sylvana mechanics will help them out. At the event, Al is allowed to "pick" the vanship that they must repair and fly for the race. Tatiana and Alistia, however, have a mission during the race. They need to hit a specific point in the race at a specific time. Tatiana expresses her dislike of "amateurs" i.e.: Claus and Lavi, but Alex shuts her up. Dio and Luciora show up, because Dio is with his sister, Daphne. Dio shows an interest in Claus, who doesn't return the fascination. Dio informs Claus that he is there to fly in the race with him. While the race is going on, Alex is at an auction to purchase something rare. It turns out to be an EXILE item, and Alex's opening bid on it, is 10,000,000 Claudia. This shocks the man sitting next to him, who just

star 7.77
22 votes

#20 - Transposition

Season 2 - Episode 18

Upon hearing Sārā's wish, Admiral Sadri agrees to peace. A meeting takes place between Luscinia, Liliana, Sārā, Millia, Vasant, and others.

star 7.75
8 votes
Quiet Move

#21 - Quiet Move

Season 1 - Episode 25

Exile indiscriminately attacks both the alliance and Guild as they approach the ship, forcing the alliance fleet to fall back so that they do not lose more ships. Claus rendezvous at a fueling station in the Dragon's Fangs and makes the journey to the Grand Stream, switching vanships and navigators after each leg until he is reunited with Lavie. On the way, Claus dogfights with two Guild fighters, destroying them with Tatiana as his navigator. When Exile receives a pulse signal, it begins to retreat from the Grand Stream towards Disith, followed by both fleets. At the Casino Royale, the last checkpoint before the Grand Stream, Claus and Alvis reunite with Lavie, who holds the message tube containing the final Mysterion. They fly together in Claus's and Lavie's vanship, whose body has been reinforced for the journey in the Grand Stream, but are intercepted by Dio, who has run away from the Mad-thane residence in a separate vanship.

star 7.74
19 votes

#22 - Breakthrough

Season 1 - Episode 16

Sophia leaves the Silvana to return to the Anatoray capital. When General Vitellius informs the Emperor that Duke Mad-thane has engaged the Disith fleet in Norkia, Prime Minister Marius pleads with him to spare the Disith, who have recently lost their homes. However, the Emperor has already put the Disith envoy to death and places Marius under house arrest. Mullin begins to question why he remains on the Silvana, and reminisces his days as a musketeer. Alex finally considers launching a strike at the Guild, and Claus reveals to Lavie that their vanship belonged to Alex. When Sophia arrives at the capital, she also pleads with the Emperor to set aside differences with Disith and face their challenges together, but he declines and imprisons her in the tower. Sophia is visited by Marius, who raised her after his daughter Euris died in the Grand Stream, and is asked to remain in the tower until after his plans for her to become Empress is completed. That evening, Disith forces make a surprise attack on the Anatoray capital, whose defense fleet is stretched thin. In the confusion, Marius assassinates the Emperor but is fatally wounded himself. As Disith forces enter the capital, Vincent heads to the tower to prevent the Emperor's men from killing Sophia and takes her to safety on board the Urbanus, taking command of the ship again.

star 7.68
19 votes

#23 - Takeback

Season 1 - Episode 8

The Sylvana comes to Walker's Dock for some shore leave and refueling. While there, Lavi meets up with Moran Shetland again and the two share some water as they chat. The mechanics/technicians come on board and try to enjoy themselves, watching the bird races and gambling, but the nobles are not very friendly and rebuff them. At one point, Godwyn wants to start a fight at the insult, but his fellow mechanics urge him not to. However, when the officers use a flash camera to shock one of the racing birds into losing so that theirs wins, Lavi cannot take it and throws a chair on the table in front of one of the main commanders. Meanwhile, Claus wakes up at about 3 AM and discovers that while Al is sleeping in her bunk, Lavi is missing. He goes off in search of her and ends up in an elevator with Alistia. Because of the cramped quarters, they end up pretty close to each other and Claus shields her from the other men in the elevator. When they arrive, they find the entire room in a barro

star 7.68
22 votes
Etude Lavie

#24 - Etude Lavie

Season 1 - Episode 14

While Lavie recovers from her injuries on the crashed Silvana, she dreams of her childhood with Claus, whose family moved to Norkia and became neighbors with Lavie's. Their fathers, Hamilcar Valca and Georges Head, immediately became best friends and teamed up as a vanship pilot and navigator. Claus's mother, Justina, took care of Lavie as if she was her own daughter. Valca and Head taught their children to fly a vanship and assigned them mock courier missions. Lavie recalls her father's two friends, a male vanship pilot and a female navigator, but cannot remember their names. One day, Valca and Head received an assignment to cross the Grand Stream to deliver a peace proposal to Disith and left with their two friends. However, Valca and Head lost their lives in the attempt, and Justina died not long after. In a separate dream, Alex Row sees the two vanships in the Grand Stream. After they were orphaned, Claus and Lavie began training to fly a vanship. They were eventually forced to sell their house to save the vanship and began training for courier missions. When Lavie finally awakens, she finds herself crying from the memories. Dio and Alister finally locate Claus and Tatiana near the field of Disith migration capsules. Claus is reunited with Lavie and informs her that their hometown of Norkia has fallen to Disith.

star 7.67
24 votes
Open File

#25 - Open File

Season 2 - Episode 1

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!"

star 7.67
12 votes
Directors: Yukio Takahashi
Writers: Kiyoko Yoshimura