The side story takes place in 2017 a.t.b., around the time Lelouch took on the alter-ego GÇ£ZeroGÇ¥ and built up his GÇ£Black KnightsGÇ¥ rebellion army. The setting is in Europe, where the Euro Universe (E.U.) allied nations are being invaded by the overwhelming forces of the Holy Britannian Empire. On the verge of defeat, the E.U. army forms a special division known as GÇ£W-OGÇ¦, of which a young pilot named Akito Hyuuga is a member. Layla Malkal, a former Britannian Aristocrat comes to the E.U.'s aid, commanding the GÇ£WyvernGÇ¥ Knightmare corps comprised of Japanese teenagers. They recklessly plunge into a battlefield, where the survival rate is extremely low, at about 5% only. They fight for their freedom, and for a "home" to which they can return.
Code Geass: Akito the Exiled Ep 1: The Wyvern Arrives (Subtitled Ed)
The European Rebellion!