Thousands of years into the future, humans have colonized various planets in the Milky Way. They are divided into three mutually hostile factions, the Galactic Empire ruled by the Goldenbaum Dynasty, the Free Planet Alliance, and Dominion of Fezzan. Galactic Empire and Free Planet Alliance have been involved in the war for so long, until the path of history began to change with the appearance of two leaders in both factions; Reinhard von Lohengramm, the genius who leads the Galactic Empire and never-losing magus Yang Wen-Li, a commodore of the famous Free Planet Alliance squad.


Tanto Dhaneswara (KAORI Newsline)

If you’re looking for space opera themed anime series this season, Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu or the Legend of Galactic Heroes can be your choice. A remake of the OVA series released in the ’80s, this new anime version now comes with a more up-to-date visuals, especially with more epic space battle thanks to the 3DCG techniques.

The first episode of this anime focuses its story on Reinhardt, the genious leader of Galactic Empire. With a slow-paced story and intense dialogue, the audience is invited to see how Reinhardt devised a strategy (and with a little bit of political intrigue within) to face the battle with the opposing faction. The battle scene in this episode its not presented in a “flashy” way, but with a strategy game involving the commanders.

The next episode of Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu will likely bring more politics and intense strategies, especially from the point of view of the different faction. In addition, this anime also brings a “modern” feel to a “classic” space opera anime through its theme song.

Facts and Figures

Alternative Title Legend of Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These
Source Material Novel by Yoshiki Tanaka
Casts Aya Endo as Frederica Greenhill
Daisuke Ono as Wolfgang Mittermeyer
Junichi Suwabe as Paul von Oberstein
Kenichi Suzumura as Yang Wen-li
Kiyomitsu Mizuuchi as Staden
Kousuke Meguro as Pastolle
Mamoru Miyano as Reinhard von Lohengramm
Naomi Kusumi as Erlache
Ryota Takeuchi as Adalbert von Fahrenheit
Shinichiro Miki as Walter von Schönkopf
Shinya Fukumatsu as Paetta
Takahiro Fujiwara as Fogel
Tasuku Hatanaka as Lao
Tokuyoshi Kawashima as Alex Cazerne
Tooru Sakurai as Moore
Unshō Ishizuka as Willibard Joachim von Merkatz
Yoshimitsu Shimoyama as Narrator
Yūichi Nakamura as Oskar von Reuenthal
Yuichiro Umehara as Siegfried Kircheis
Yuuki Kaji as Julian Mintz
Yuuki Ono as Jean Robert Lapp
Director Shunsuke Tada (Kuroko no Basket, Noblesse: Awakening)
Series Composition Noboru Takagi (Durarara!!!Shoukoku no Altair)
Character Design Iwao Teraoka, Katsura Tsushima, dan Yoko Kikuchi
Opening Theme Binary Star” oleh SawanoHiroyuki[nZk] with Uru
Closing Theme Wish” by ELISA
Studio Production I.G
Official Site
Broadcast Date 3 April 2018 (1200 GMT, 1900 WIT, 2100 JST)

Screenshot and Figures

© Yoshiki Tanaka, Sochiku. Production I.G
© Yoshiki Tanaka. Production I.G
© Yoshiki Tanaka, Sochiku. Production I.G
© Yoshiki Tanaka, Sochiku. Production I.G
© Yoshiki Tanaka, Sochiku. Production I.G

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